Archive for December 11th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/14

English: Mount Rushmore with the morning sun s...

English: Mount Rushmore with the morning sun shining on the faces of the monument. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Have you seen them phi-lately?

DOVIA  =  AVOID,  SHACO  =  CHAOS,  LANFIE  =  FINALE,  HBRUCE  =  CHERUB   —   Giving us:  AVCAFLEEU

Clue/Question:  The postage stamps featuring the Mt. Rushmore carvings sold for – – – 

Cherub

Cherub (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FACE VALUE

(I like this pun!  All the clue words came to me instantly.  None of them are new, and only two of the jumbles were new.  But, I liked the answer letter layout.  The cartoon and its dialog did a great job, in conjunction with the the Clue/Question.  We used to have a gentleman who would take the clue words and string them together in a clever sentence.  Whatever happened to him?  Maybe today he would say:  AVOID CHAOS, or you’ll face your FINALE . . . and end up a CHERUB.  A cherub is a baby angel, right?  If you’re lucky enough to make it into heaven you become an angel, right?  Do you start out as a cherub, or are they from babies that died?  I guess I never paid that much attention to that kind of stuff.  Anyone out there know???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/11/14

Fairy wrens, Sydney.

Fairy wrens, Sydney. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”   —   Melody Beattie

(Without gratitude . . . life would seem to have little purpose.  I have just so much in my life to be grateful for!  Be well . . . be grateful and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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