Archive for May 30th, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/15

douglas adams inspired "Hitch hikers guid...

douglas adams inspired “Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy” H2G2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s nice to think that one could, even here and now, be whisked away just by hitchhiking.”   —   Douglas Adams

Cropped screenshot of Claudette Colbert and Cl...

Cropped screenshot of Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable from the trailer for the film It Happened One Night. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I used to hitchhike, as a teen.  I don’t think I’d recommend it for teens these days.  Too many wackos out there nowadays.  Fortunately, I didn’t have to rely on showing my legs.  I still pick up the occasional hitchhiker though.  Much more control of the situation when you’re the decider.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/15

New York Mets first base coach Rickey Henderso...

New York Mets first base coach Rickey Henderson on July 16, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A tribute to Rickey Henderson.


Clue/Question:  He stole second and now led the league in steals, which pleased his – – –

Rickey Henderson's retired number displayed at...

Rickey Henderson’s retired number displayed at the Oakland Coliseum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FANBASE

(We have more rules about the clue words than we do the answers.  As soon as I figured this one, I said to myself:  Ugh, another compound word!  But, then I questioned whether it was a valid compound word.  The word “fan” is generally listed as: short for fanatic, which for me puts in doubt the validity of the single compound word of “fanbase”.  WordPress doesn’t seem to like it.  And, when I tried to find a Merriam Webster listing I was unsuccessful.  I’m far from being an accomplished English major, but I do have pretty good instincts about these kind of things.  Regardless, that is the answer.

There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was great, especially for the size of the answer.  The cartoon is great tribute to a great player.  Rickey Henderson played for 24 years in the Bigs, and few more in the minors.  He was always in remarkable shape, often in better shape than players half his age.  I don’t know if anyone could ever top his career stolen base mark, at 1406.  Personality-wise, he could be a bit of a lightning rod, but no one can dispute his baseball talents.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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