Archive for March 20th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 03/20/15

English: Half-marathon, Omagh Not far from the...

English: Half-marathon, Omagh Not far from the start of the race. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  After the race.

REETX  =  EXERT,  INNOO  =  ONION,  ORPUTO  =  UPROOT,  DENSDU  =  SUDDEN   —   Giving us:  EERNONUTDDE

Clue/Question:  He wanted to go out to lunch with his friends after the marathon, but he – – – 

English: Marathon race in Hannover Deutsch: Ma...

English: Marathon race in Hannover Deutsch: Marathonlauf in Hannover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NEEDED TO RUN

(Not bad.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  I can only confirm the one for “onion” having been used before.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  I don’t see it giving anything away.  Fine cartoon.  Fighting a cold.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/20/15

The sun's South Pole. Material can be seen eru...

The sun’s South Pole. Material can be seen erupting off the sun in the lower right side of the image (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.  The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”   —   Alexander G. Bell

English: Ozone Depletion comparison in North A...

English: Ozone Depletion comparison in North America from 1984-1997. Contrary to popular belief, the Ozone depletion does not affect exclusively the south pole. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(He lived before the age of ozone depletion.  This appears to be our first Bell quote!  And, it made for a fairly challenging cryptoquote.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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