Archive for July 13th, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/13/15

English: A portrait of Anton Chekhov by his br...

English: A portrait of Anton Chekhov by his brother Nikolay Chekhov Русский: Портрет Антона Чехова, выполненный его братом Николаем Чеховым (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”   —   Anton Chekhov

(Then the world must be full of miserable SOBs, because all we hear these days are complaints about winter.  I enjoy aspects of all the seasons, with my only real winter complaint being my heating bills.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/15

Glulam and steel plates form a frame for the t...

Glulam and steel plates form a frame for the top floor and roof of this building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Raising the roof.

MUUSH  =  HUMUS,  NICIG  =  ICING,  SAROBB  =  ABSORB,  CEFTDE  =  DEFECT   —   Giving us:  UUSNSRDFT

Clue/Question:  To pay for the new roof support system, he used his – – –

English: The statue on the roof of the buildin...

English: The statue on the roof of the building in Yuyuan Garden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TRUSS FUND

(This is a certified, Grade A, stinky pun!  Moans are emanating around the world, with today’s Jumble solution.  It’s been a while since we’ve had such a groaner.  There were no new clue words today.  ralis95 can go back to his poolside cocktail.  However, all the jumbles came up as new.  I think this might be the second time we’ve seen “humus” in the last few months.  We’re still waiting to see hummus as a clue word!  The answer letter layout was a nifty jumble, that gave away absolutely nothing.  The cartoon was . . . workmanlike.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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