Archive for March 13th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 03/13/15

Poet and author Karel ten Haaf and his muse.

Poet and author Karel ten Haaf and his muse. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dig it, Daddy-O!

EARAN  =  ARENA,  GEERV  =  VERGE,  TALUWO  =  OUTLAW,  SHIXNP  =  SPHINX   —   Giving us:  AREVEETLSI

Clue/Question:  The poet didn’t specialize in any one type of poetry because he was – – – 

greek poet Manos Eleutheriou

greek poet Manos Eleutheriou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  VERSEATILE

P Mickey

P Mickey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Ooh!  A great stinker to end the work week!  A lot to like in this puzzle.  We have another new clue word, in “sphinx”.  The world famous clue word database of ralis95 will need to be updated yet again.  And, all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  Lots of nice letter groupings in the clue words too.  Makes my job a little easier.  The answer letter layout was a dandy.  Very nicely cryptic.  And, the cartoon makes you think you’re back in the early ’60s, in the beatnik scene, with all the turtleneck sweaters!  At first, I thought the one reading had on Mickey Mouse ears, but I figured out it was a beret.  Tons of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/13/15

Malcolm X

Malcolm X (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”   —   Malcolm X

English: Harold Ramis at a Hudson Union Societ...

English: Harold Ramis at a Hudson Union Society event in October 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(We all have the ability to learn from our mistakes.  The answers may not always be right in front of our faces, but if we dig deep enough we’ll discover where we went wrong, and/or what we could have done better.  This is the first Malcolm X quotation since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I hope to see more of them.  Besides the great message, it’s a very efficient quote.  Including the author’s name, it uses every letter except G, J, Q and Z.  It also puts me in mind of the movie Groundhog Day, with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, directed by Harold Ramis.  Wonderful movie!  It takes Bill Murray’s character a boatload of do-overs to get things right, but he learns more and more each time.  And, each time he becomes just that much better of a person.  His transformation, from a self-centered, insensitive, narcissistic jerk to a totally observant and compassionate human being, is both remarkable and highly entertaining.  If you’ve never seen the movie you have to add it to your to do list.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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