Archive for June, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/15

English: Crafted in 18kt. yellow gold with Mom...

English: Crafted in 18kt. yellow gold with Mom, Dad and the kids birthstones surrounded with diamonds. About 2″ high, it was designed to be a display piece in a Southwest kitchen but it never made it there, she wears it daily (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Jeff K. flashback.

MIREG  =  GRIME,  DUHON  =  HOUND,  VITENA  =  NATIVE,  BALIVE  =  VIABLE   —   Giving us:  GRIHDNTIVIE

Clue/Question:  When it came to learning how to swim, she was ready to – – –

Indoor Swimming Pool Category:Indoor_swimming_...

Indoor Swimming Pool Category:Indoor_swimming_pools (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DIVE RIGHT IN

(Aaaw.  How sweet!  Syd as a little kid.  And, Mom and Dad are looking sprier too.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were.  We’ve seen the one for “viable” before.  The answer letter layout was alright, but not great.  The cartoon was definitely great though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote spoiler – 06/30/15

A picture of a tornado showing the kinds and s...

A picture of a tornado showing the kinds and sources of vortex infrasound generation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every day we have some weather, and yesterday was no exception.”   —   John Carr

(Okay.  If this is some kind of dry wit . . . it is eluding me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/29/15

45 rpm record The image is a picture of a 45 r...

45 rpm record The image is a picture of a 45 rpm record from the mid-1950s The record label contains no copyright notice of any kind. It contains a notice, “MGM–Device of Lion’s Head–Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.” In the picture, the element, though recognizable, is small and of low quality and I do not think its use as an illustration of a 45 rpm record in an encyclopedia article can be considered infringing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An Austin Powers kinda party!

TYSUM  =  MUSTY,  MENOV  =  VENOM,  BORREB  =  ROBBER,  GIROIN  =  ORIGIN   —   Giving us:  YVOROG

Clue/Question:  In the 1950’s, 45RPM records became so popular because people thought they were – – –

Austin Powers lookalike in The Parade at Warne...

Austin Powers lookalike in The Parade at Warner Bros. Movie World. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GROOVY

(Dig it, Daddy-O!  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I had to back into “origin”!  The answer letter layout was swell, but it couldn’t hide the answer.  The cartoon is very cute.  Bouffant hairdos, poodle skirt, bobby socks, and saddle shoes.  Good stuff!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/29/15

Bust of Orson Welles

Bust of Orson Welles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you are down and out, something always turns up – and it’s usually the noses of your friends.”   —   Orson Welles

(Sounds like jaded Hollywood talk, to me.  Hopefully, most of us can rely on our friends to be somewhat supportive.  Be well . . . be a friend, and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/15

Enlarged view of lung tissue showing the diffe...

Enlarged view of lung tissue showing the difference between healthy lung and COPD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Resolving to kick the habit.

ROBERK  =  BROKER,  DUSOTI  =  STUDIO,  GELIPT  =  PIGLET,  SWRALP  =  SPRAWL,  FICASO  =  FIASCO,  SUENNE  =  UNSEEN   —   Giving us:  BROSTDITSAFSOUNN

Clue/Question:  This time he was really going to quit smoking, – – –

Wenceslas Hollar - Four smokers

Wenceslas Hollar – Four smokers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTTS

(A nice long answer!  Can’t remember when we last saw a 16 letter answer!  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic jumble that gave nothing away.  The clue/question itself, and the great cartoon, gave this one to me.  Such a filthy habit!  It’s messy and stinky, besides being totally unhealthy.  My Mom wouldn’t have Emphysema and COPD, and probably not Osteoporosis, if she hadn’t been a lifetime smoker.  If you smoke, take it from today’s character and choose to quit.  Before it’s too late.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/28/15

Boardwalk to Cape Flattery

Boardwalk to Cape Flattery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Baloney is flattery so thick it cannot be true; blarney is flattery so thin we like it.”   —   Fulton Sheen

(Not being Irish, I always assumed they were basically the same thing.  This cryptogram took some thought and effort!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/27/15

The Cheers site in Boston

The Cheers site in Boston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sam Malone, moonlighting away from Cheers.

STNEP  =  SPENT,  BROTO  =  ROBOT,  VICTEA  =  ACTIVE,  MACYLM  =  CLAMMY   —   Giving us:  ENRTEAMY

Clue/Question:  James Bond complained about his drink because it was too – – –

Shape of Walther PPK

Shape of Walther PPK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MARTEENY

Sean Connery at the private party after the pr...

Sean Connery at the private party after the premiere of the movie Seems like old times. Cropped from Image:Sean Connery 1980.jpg. Digitally altered to remove a guy standing in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A really great, stinky pun!  It looks like we have another new clue word today, in “clammy”.  Alert ralis95!  His clue word database needs further updating.  And, it looks like all the jumbles are new today.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away, which made getting the answer very satisfying.  The cartoon was a hoot!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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