Archive for March, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/15

English: Philippe Kahn creating camera-phone J...

English: Philippe Kahn creating camera-phone Jeopardy Question (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Taxation double jeopardy.

PEORA  =  OPERA,  UCETA  =  ACUTE,  FRADYT  =  DRAFTY,  ASOSEN  =  SEASON   —   Giving us:  OACEFSE

Clue/Question:  When the town started charging to use the park, it was a – – –

! mark in contradiction used for amboxes

! mark in contradiction used for amboxes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: FEEASCO

(A good stinky pun!  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles were new.  Only the one for “drafty” has definitely been used before.  Nicely cryptic answer letter layout.  And, a very active cartoon.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/15

English: A bag of money, US dollars, spinning ...

English: A bag of money, US dollars, spinning in a vortex of color, representing chicanery or misrepresentation of cost or economic information or data, but could represent outright financial fraud. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.”   —   YUR  (I meant: Ouida)

(Like the pessimists who claim that all acts of kindness have an ulterior motive.  Haters gonna hate!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/30/15

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kelsey Grammer returned for the second time in...

Kelsey Grammer returned for the second time in the series to play Sideshow Bob in “Black Widower”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Every other episode of Frasier.

OGRIR  =  RIGOR,  KIPMS  =  SKIMP,  DRIBYH  =  HYBRID,  CUBENO  =  BOUNCE   —   Giving us:  RSKHIN

Clue/Question:  The Psychiatrist began to worry about his business after it started to – – –

English: Swiss psychiatrist Adolf Meyer Българ...

English: Swiss psychiatrist Adolf Meyer Български: Портрет на Адолф Майре (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHRINK

(No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  Only the one for “bounce” has definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was good, for six letters.  The cartoon was awesome!  Great likenesses of David Hyde Pierce and Kelsey Grammer, from back in the Frasier heyday!  That was one of my favorite series.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/30/15

Justice and law-wikinews

Justice and law-wikinews (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot.”   —   Derek Bok

UniWin

UniWin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Too true!  Had to take a total guess on the first letter of the last name!  Glad it worked out.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 3/29/15

English: Slip nightgown

English: Slip nightgown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.”   —   Hermione Gingold

English: White french knickers with lace

English: White french knickers with lace (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, very thankfully, not tweed knickers!  Talk about your mood killer!  This is the first Hermione Gingold quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 3/29/15

One of the many coffee shops in Amsterdam

One of the many coffee shops in Amsterdam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Amoré Internet Cafe.

BOLLAG  =  GLOBAL,  ICTENE  =  ENTICE,  DANTTE  =  ATTEND,  URESFE  =  REFUSE,  NIVOSI  =  VISION,  HIRTEE  =  EITHER   —   Giving us:  LAEIETTFSVSOITR

Clue/Question:  She signed up for the online dating service in the hope of – – –

Chennai is famous for its filter coffee, and m...

Chennai is famous for its filter coffee, and many shops like this grind fresh coffee powder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOVE AT FIRST “SITE”

(The way the clue/question was worded made me think the first word should end in “ing”, but it was only four letters!  Then I thought that the last word was either going to be LOVE or LIFE.  Trying LOVE . . . first at least helped me remove enough letters for me to see FIRST.  The remaining AETSIT  gave me AT and SITE.  Then I was able to get the order right!  This shows you the value of a good answer letter layout.  Hoyt nailed it . . . again!  There were no new clue words today, but all the jumbles, with the exception of the one for “attend”, were new.  Fine cartoon, too.  I couldn’t make out the full name of the __‘s Bean Nice Cafe.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/15

English: Can ewe see us??? Considering the wea...

English: Can ewe see us??? Considering the weather conditions, you have to be concerned for their ability to survive up there. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The classic: Oh crap! moment.

RIHWL  =  WHIRL,  CUEND  =  DUNCE,  GLOREN  =  LONGER,  TRAMWH  =  WARMTH   —   Giving us:  WILDNELONWTH

Clue/Question:  Climbing the mountain was going fine until the weather – – –

English: Jumble of rocks Approaching the summi...

English: Jumble of rocks Approaching the summit of the narrow pass called Glac nan Gamhna into Glen Beasdale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WENT DOWNHILL

(Very good pun!  Free climbing a mountain, or escarpment, is difficult enough under optimal weather conditions.  Mix in rain, or snow, and you’re in a doubly difficult time.  Which is one of the reasons why yer ol’ uncle is a chicken crap couch potato!  Oh, I don’t mind a nice hike up a Class B trail, but dealing with hand/footholds is much more than I want to deal with.  I prefer my entire feet on the ground, and my hands free to do more important things, like scratch my butt, or pick my nose.  But, not in that order!

Hey, we had two new clue words today!  Yeah, both “longer” and “warmth” are soon to be new additions to the ralis95 clue word database.  So clearly those jumbles are new, but also the jumble for “whirl” is new.  Only the one for “dunce” has definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a jumble masterpiece.  It gave nothing away.  And, the cartoon was pretty special.  Great perspective, in displaying the perils of climbing.  I thought this was a great all-around Jumble.  What did you guys think?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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