Archive for January, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 01/31/15

Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks

Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Making a second pass . . . at love.

PURET  =  ERUPT,  OTABU  =  ABOUT,  MURMYC  =  CRUMMY,  HNUYCK  =  CHUNKY   —   Giving us:   ERTABOCRUCHK

Clue/Question:  The QB’s girlfriend broke up with him, but he was going to try to – – –

English: Sammy Baugh - Washington Redskin Quar...

English: Sammy Baugh – Washington Redskin Quarterback (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  COURT HER BACK

(A very refreshing pun!  Not the usual stinky kind.  We have two new clue words today!  Someone alert ralis95!  Yes, both “crummy” and “chunky” are soon to be new additions to the world famous ralius95 clue word database.  And, “otabu” is also a new jumble.  We’ve had “puret” before.  There was nothing given away with the answer letter layout.  It was another master jumble!  Dandy cartoon, too.  I wonder who the boys will be rooting for in tomorrow’s big game?  I’m hoping that Seattle can repeat.  I’ve had a chip on my shoulder for Bill Belichick since January 27, 1991.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/31/15

Zora Neale Hurston, American author. Deutsch: ...

Zora Neale Hurston, American author. Deutsch: Zora Neale Hurston Español: Zora Neale Hurston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Research is formalized curiosity.  It is poking and prying with a purpose.”   —   Zora Neale Hurston

English: Queen Latifah on the GRAMMY Red Carpet

English: Queen Latifah on the GRAMMY Red Carpet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This was not an easy solve, despite the A and I being fairly obvious.  This is the very first Zora Neale Hurston quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers, and I really like it.  A great way to prepare for Black History Month, as she was a very accomplished woman of color, way before the civil rights movement.  If they were to make a movie of her life they would just have to cast Queen Latifah in the lead role.  Just look at those cheek bones!  Ah luvs me mah Queen!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/30/15

douglas adams inspired "Hitch hikers guid...

douglas adams inspired “Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy” H2G2 http://www.hughes-photography.eu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.”   —   Douglas Adams 

(Great quote!  Wherever you go . . . there you are!  Does anyone remember what 1980’s movie that was from?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/30/15

"No drama" sign with the dramatic ma...

“No drama” sign with the dramatic masks of Thalia and Melpomene, the Muses of Comedy and Tragedy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A bout of backstage bickering.

ODUIA  =  AUDIO,  CACOH  =  COACH,  RETRAY  =  ARTERY,  RRUUMM  =  MURMUR   —   Giving us:  ADOCOHATRMUM

Clue/Question:  He was going to quit teaching at the acting school because there was – – – 

Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TOO MUCH DRAMA

(Very nice.  Not sure if it qualifies as a pun, but the game just says “surprise answer”.  They don’t guarantee a pun, folks.  None of the clue words were new today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  None were terribly, terribly difficult, but I would say that “oduia” gave me a short pause.  Four vowels is pretty unusual.  The answer letter layout was another work of art!  Best one in a while.  Fun cartoon, with the tiny, stylized Thalia and Melpomene masks hanging below the klieg lights.  I fondly remember my days trodding the boards.  But, back then I always looked like everybody’s kid brother, so I wasn’t involved in any of those cast dramas.  No, wait a minute.  In my senior year I was in Happy Birthday, Wanda June, as Col. Looseleaf Harper, and I had just broken up with Marla.  Man, she could not compartmentalize her emotions.  Okay, so once!  I wonder whatever happened to her?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH MOTOWN AND MO!!

What could be better? Motown and History! — YUR

(Please click on the link and go to the source!)

Jumble Spoiler – 01/29/15

A 1975 SAAB 96 at the International SAAB Club ...

A 1975 SAAB 96 at the International SAAB Club Meeting 2006. Notice the front spoiler. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Old-school mechanics.

NORIY  =  IRONY,  VEETN  =  EVENT,  CYRIPE  =  PRICEY,  GUTORH  =  TROUGH   —   Giving us:  INENIEYTUG

Clue/Question:  To fix the car’s motor, he used his – – – 

The engine of a 2009 Honda S2000 at the 2008 S...

The engine of a 2009 Honda S2000 at the 2008 San Francisco International Auto Show. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ENGINEUITY

(Now, THAT’S a good stinky pun!  All of today’s jumbles came up as new for me.  And, we have a new clue word, in “pricey”.  ralis95 has yet another clue word for his world famous clue word database!  I even liked the answer letter layout.  Another fine jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Jeff’s cartoon was swell, as well.  The older cars were more open to mixing and matching.  Too many computer components in today’s cars for any of that.  Aah, progress!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/29/15

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope for a cure.”   —   Jane Austen

(She said . . . with tongue firmly planted in cheek.  Today’s 1% kind of proves that there is no cure.  But, I’m not so sure we should continually forgive the selfish, and count on some notion of judgement day.  It is a kind of disease . . . like rabies.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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