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Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/15

Česky: dopravní kužel

Česky: dopravní kužel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The concrete traffic cone theory.

FATYF  =  TAFFY,  EDITP  =  TEPID,  VARCIA  =  CAVIAR,  SUNECS  =  CENSUS   —   Giving us:  TEDVIEN

Clue/Question:  The fact that he got into an accident with his dad’s car was – – –

Logo for the 2010 United States Census.

Logo for the 2010 United States Census. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  EVIDENT

(Wow!  I completely struggled with the two 6-letter words today.  As it turns out, the word “caviar” is new to the Jumble!  ralis95 has a new word for his world famous clue word database.  I finally saw that word on my own, but I ended up backing into “census”, which is ironic, since I worked on the 2010 U.S. Census.  The answer letter layout was fine, but I was able to figure out the answer without the last two letters.  I’m a little surprised they didn’t go with EVI-“DENT”.  Nice slice of life cartoon.  Jeff will be going through this himself, soon enough!  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/28/15

Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

(NOT to be confused with the Scientology guy!    El-Bert is responsible for many of my favorite quotes.  One of them being: “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/15

English: Winston Churchill takes a fresh cigar...

English: Winston Churchill takes a fresh cigar from a case as Joseph Stalin looks on, smiling, during a break in the Yalta Conference. Español: Winston Churchill y Stalin en un descanso de la Conferencia de Yalta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”   —   Winston Churchill

(I think old Winnie is right up there with Mark Twain when it comes to quotable quotes!  Don’t be afraid to listen to the other person’s point of view.  You just might learn something!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/15

Dracula (first edition cover), Bram Stoker's v...

Dracula (first edition cover), Bram Stoker’s vampiric novel, a reference for gaslight fantasy literature. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Drac’s make-over.

LATVI  =  VITAL,  BAMOM  =  MAMBO,  PRIYAT  =  PARITY,  POLTEP  =  TOPPLE   —   Giving us:  VTMARIPE

Clue/Question:  Dracula’s image was on the decline, so he decided to – – – 

English: Thecount

English: Thecount (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REVAMP IT

(A wonderfully stinky pun!  Lots to like.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up new for me.  The answer letter layout is really very good, especially for the size of the answer.  But, considering the letters and the question’s set up, it was pretty obvious that the second word was “IT”.  After that, it didn’t take too much to come up with “REVAMP”.  The cartoon is great!  Dracula as a corporate blood-sucker . . . hiring a PR firm . . . employing focus groups.  Very funny.  Be well . . . B + and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/15

English: Ferrari California

English: Ferrari California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Automotive boardroom.

TULOC  =  CLOUT,  MERGI  =  GRIME,  NUCQHE  =  QUENCH,  EARPAP  =  APPEAR   —   Giving us:  CLTGIEENCAAR

Clue/Question:  Sales of sports cars at the dealership were – – –

English: The Skelta G-Force, a car produced by...

English: The Skelta G-Force, a car produced by australian performance car company Skelta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ACCELERATING

(Very good.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles are coming up new.  Fine job with the answer letter layout.  A wonderful jumble.  Fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/26/15

No Jew AND Palestinian haters

No Jew AND Palestinian haters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Haters never win.  I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.”   —   Tom Hiddleston

(Let’s just go with this.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/25/15

Belime in his Nerd character

Belime in his Nerd character (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Stereotypical computer geek.

SAYTE  =  YEAST,  OBSUG  =  BOGUS,  COOMSS  =  COSMOS,  CANNUE  =  NUANCE   —   Giving us:  YETBGSMAE

Clue/Question:  His pizza had arrived, and the computer programmer was enjoying – – –

NERD

NERD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MEGA-“BYTES

(Slow down there, pal!  Chew your food thoroughly.  Remember.  If a geek chokes, alone in his mother’s basement . . . does it make a sound???  There IS a new clue word today, in “cosmos”.  So, that and “obsug” also come up as new jumbles.  We’ve definitely already seen “sayte” and “cannue”, but they are all good clue words.  The answer letter layout does a better than fair job of hiding the answer.  It took me a little time to get this one.  Good, goofy cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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