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

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/28/15

English: Actor Will Smith lights up the stage ...

English: Actor Will Smith lights up the stage as he hosted the 2011 Walmart Shareholders Meeting. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”   —   Will Smith

(For some reason, it took me quite a while to get this one started.  This appears to be our first Will Smith quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It’s good advice, other than “feelings” and “emotions” being the same thing.  You can’t possibly please everybody all the time, so be judicious in who you try to please.  Worry about those who matter to you the most.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/15

Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (year-on-year...

Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (year-on-year growth in real GDP) and Unemployment Rate (simple monthly average) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As sure as the Spring will follow the Winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.”   —   Bo Bennett

(But, conversely, the opposite is also true.  Growth can only be sustained for so long.  So many things in life are cyclical.  Be well and do good, friends.  Happy Birthday to my bouncing “baby” boy!  He just turned 28.  The prime of his life!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/27/15

English: Kinderdijk windmills, Netherlands. Fr...

English: Kinderdijk windmills, Netherlands. Français : Moulins à vents de Kinderdijk (Hollande). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tilting toward windmills.

SIRVU  =  VIRUS,  NAXEN  =  ANNEX,  TACLET  =  CATTLE,  HAVSLI  =  LAVISH   —   Giving us:  VRUANETTLLAI

Clue/Question:  The new wind farm was producing this type of energy.

English: At 60 metres up from the ground the c...

English: At 60 metres up from the ground the crane lifts the huge 12 ton gearbox and disk brake assembly in to position. The engineer stood in the nacelle is in contact by radio with the crane operator below (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:   ALLTURNATIVE

Newly constructed windmills D4 (nearest) to D1...

Newly constructed windmills D4 (nearest) to D1 on the Thornton Bank, 28 km off shore, on the Belgian part of the North Sea. The windmills are 157 m (+TAW) high, 184 m above the sea bottom. Vane length : 61.5 m Rotor diameter: 126 m Rotor area: 12.469 m 2 Blades: manufactured by (see here) Turbines: 5 MW manufactured by . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A great forward thinking pun!  I just read about a new kind of wind turbine that is safer for birds.  A real win-win.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles seem to be new.  Friendly letter groupings in the clue words!  Makes it a little easier for yer ol’ uncle.  The answer letter layout is fan-tastic!  I thought it was very nicely cryptic.  Love the cartoon.  Very environmentally conscious.  Renewables are the way to go!  Be well . . . be green, and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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