Archive for April, 2015



Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/15

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.”   —   Bernard Baruch

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I think people, by and large, vote for the rhetoric that suits them best.  I gladly voted for “Hope and Change”, with the expectation that Congress would actually work with the President.  It’s just a shame – criminal, in my book – that too many in Congress allow themselves to be bullied, and are more interested in money . . . and getting re-elected, than in actually working for the greater good.  I think that the system is broken.  Whether it is beyond repair is the question that must be answered.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/26/15

Baseballs and softballs.

Baseballs and softballs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sporting Goods store sale.

TNISIS  =  INSIST,  FEDONF  =  OFFEND,  GALHEG  =  HAGGLE,  TAEUGO  =  OUTAGE,  DEAGAN  =  AGENDA,  DUNORG  =  GROUND   —   Giving us:  INIONGGOGGENGO

Clue/Question:  When the store put the baseballs on sale, they were – – –

Shea and Citi Field baseballs.

Shea and Citi Field baseballs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GOING, GOING, GONE

Answers to logic gate question

Answers to logic gate question (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Wow!  Sort of a pun.  But, it was fun.  I knew the answer even before looking at the cartoon and question.  With only 4 letters in the answer letter layout being repeated, and seeing the answer’s layout, it came to me right away.  That’s the problem with answers like this.  There’s no good way to hide things.  Well, there were no new clue words today, but once again all of the jumbles were coming up as new for me.  I know that Hoyt keeps his own database of clue words, possibly with jumbles that he’s used in the past.  But, I wouldn’t doubt that he doesn’t just Google some of these word jumbles, to see if they come back with an entry from unclerave!  Fun cartoon!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, folks.  As always, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’m elated that WordPress has gone back to the older format for the Zemanta Related Articles.  The “newer” method was SO tedious.  I’m glad they finally realized that not all change is for the better!  Although, it does still tend to jump around some.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/25/15

Robin Hood statue in Nottingham

Robin Hood statue in Nottingham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A crowning event.

TIGLU  =  GUILT,  NETVE  =  EVENT,  REVGNO  =  GOVERN,  DIRBOF  =  FORBID   —   Giving us:  GIENGNRI

Clue/Question:  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky when the new king began – – –

Crowns

Crowns (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REIGNING

"With a furious stroke, the stranger stru...

“With a furious stroke, the stranger struck Robin off his balance” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A good, olde fashioned, stinky pun!  Probably because they didn’t have a sewage system in those days!  We have no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  I found none to be difficult though.  The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic.  Another good jumble.  A great period cartoon.  I half expected to see Robin Hood scaling the castle wall.  Be well and do good, citizens.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/25/15

Jane Goodall 3

Jane Goodall 3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”   —   Jane Goodall

(The famous, and wonderful, primatologist/anthropologist is now 81 years old!  Take her words to heart, friends.  Be well and do good.  Happy Earth Week!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/24/15

English: The markers in a standard 10-pack of ...

English: The markers in a standard 10-pack of Crayola Markers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A highlight in writing history.

REAWF  =  WAFER,  MURYM  =  RUMMY,  OPSYKO  =  SPOOKY,  NOFYLD  =  FONDLY   —   Giving us:  WARRMMSKODY

Clue/Question:  The inventor of the felt tip pen said, “These will be a big hit,  – – – “

English: Detail of felt tipped calligraphy pen.

English: Detail of felt tipped calligraphy pen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MARK MY WORDS

(Okay, so the highlighter actually came much later.  The first Magic Markers!  Nice little bonus clue, there in the narrative, guys.  Surprisingly, “spooky” is coming up as a new word!  Seems like we’ve seen it before, but maybe it came out on a Sunday, before ralis95 was looking for them.  Maybe our newer friend, Bob, can confirm?  All of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  Great job with the answer letter layout!  Another great cryptic jumble.  And, I always enjoy the period cartoons.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/24/15

Theodore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”   —   Theodore Roosevelt

Earth-Erde

Earth-Erde (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Teddy loved the great outdoors, and had an immense appreciation for our country’s natural wonders.  He established numerous national parks and forests, and was instrumental in the early conservationist movement.  This is yet another great quote for Earth Week!  Be well . . . be environmentally responsible and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Curtain Raiser

Tell your Senators and Congressmen that you DEMAND transparency on the TPP! Backdoor deals are Un-Democratic. — YUR

CollTales

These Rights Are Our Rights, Colltalers

In less than two years since Edward Snowden’s leaked NSA documents revealing a vast, global network for citizen surveillance, orchestrated by the agency and aided by some of the biggest social media companies, the issue never stopped being red hot.
It’s getting even hotter with antitrust charges filed Wednesday by the European Union against Google, two cybersecurity House bills with major implications to individual privacy being debated this week, and the outlook for reauthorization of the Patriot Act in June.
On the surface, these developments may seem unrelated, but they’re part of a common, fundamental discussion over our stand as a free society. Or whether a shady government agency or private enterprises should have unrestricted to individuals’ personal data.
Since Snowden’s disclosures, it became clear that the NSA has engorged its ability to collect data on anyone around the world, with help from both…

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/23/15

English: American cartoonist Stephan Pastis at...

English: American cartoonist Stephan Pastis at Helsinki Comics Festival, 2011. Suomi: Yhdysvaltalainen sarjakuvapiirtäjä Stephan Pastis Helsingin Sarjakuvafestivaaleilla, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dr. Emmett Brown (II).

ATAEB  =  ABATE,  CUPHO  =  POUCH,  SERYDS  =  DRESSY,  BINGOX  =  BOXING   —   Giving us:  AAPCDRSOI

Clue/Question:  When the surgeon met himself in a parallel universe, it was a – – –

Emmett Brown

Emmett Brown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PAIRADOCS

(I get the feeling Jeff’s been hanging out with Stephan Pastis lately!  It’s a great pun though.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up new for me.  I thought the answer letter layout was another excellent jumble.  Great cartoon.  I haven’t seen the Back To The Future movies in quite some time, but they were always a favorite.  Christopher Lloyd was great as Doc.  Ya know, my paper doesn’t carry Pearls Before Swine, but I did see it earlier this week.  Stephan scored a triple with his.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/23/15

Deutsch: Albert Einstein

Deutsch: Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”   —   Albert Einstein

Big Cedar Tree - Olympic National Park

Big Cedar Tree – Olympic National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Atta boy, Al!  The universal life force is IN everything.  All you have to do is look for it.  Once realize that, it all falls into place.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

The Third Rock

Another good one, worth a read! (Thanks, Wes.) — YUR

CollTales

Why on Earth This Planet
Would Need Only One Day?

Let’s get this out of the way: I dislike Earth Day. It wasn’t always that way, but now some sort of sanctimony is definitely attached to it, and it gives me the creeps. So much so that I’m forced to write on the first-person, as if my opinion is even remotely required.
Still, I’m not knocking the merits of having a day, a focus to draw attention to what now seems more than ever a lost cause. After all, prior to its inception in 1970, the date had a noble origin, as it used to be celebrated as Arbor Day since the late 1800s.
But after 45 years, Earth Day means a lot of things that I despise about our species. And weeks before it, I always find myself wishing that the planet would react against all we’ve done to…

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