Archive for January 24th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 01/24/15

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Putting his best foot forward.


Clue/Question:  He would be hired as their new sneakers salesman because he was a – – –

English: Horse racing at Churchill Downs. Fran...

English: Horse racing at Churchill Downs. Français : Course de chevaux à Churchill Downs, à Louisville, dans le Kentucky (États-Unis). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHOE“-IN

(I’m not sure I even realized that it wasn’t really spelt this way!  It’s actually shoo-in.  It’s kinda counter-intuitive.  We generally think of shooing something away.  But, if you are in favor of something you can always shoo it in, too!  The expression actually has its roots in horse racing, and used to imply a fixed race.  Now, it just means a sure thing . . . without the illegal angle.

There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles appear to be new.  WordPress and Zemanta must have kissed and made up, because photos and related stories are back!  It’s a good thing that I check the ralis95 clue word database daily, AND that WordPress provides a spell-check.  I thought the third word was IMPAIL.  Forget the fact that the word would be IMPALE, I was seeing two Is instead of two As.  Oy!  I also struggled some in getting “convoy”.  Nice work on all the jumbles, the answer letter layout included.  Ped-estrian cartoon.  JKLOL.  I actually just bought two new pairs of sneakers.  I could’ve just bought one pair, but the prices were right.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Español: Ernie Banks. Suomi: Ernie Banks.

Español: Ernie Banks. Suomi: Ernie Banks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PS.  Rest in peace, Ernie Banks!  You were a rare talent, and a class act.  We should all love what we do as much as you did.  “Let’s play two!”  That’s the spirit.      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/24/15

Jena: Denkmal Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel vo...

Jena: Denkmal Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel vor dem Universitätshauptgebäude (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis which reconciles the two.”   —   Georg Hegel

(This one was fairly tough.  It was our first Hegel quote – since I’ve been posting these spoilers – and a good one.  I’ve been saying the same thing for years, just less eloquently.  I hope to see more Hegel quotes in the future.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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