Archive for July 29th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/15

A pair of scissors.

A pair of scissors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Our guys . . . on LSD.

SILOP  =  SPOIL,  CETJE  =  EJECT,  COSILA  =  SOCIAL,  RONYER  =  ORNERY   —   Giving us:  PETSIARER

Clue/Question:  The forest of scissors had – – –

English: A pair of large, Fiskars-brand scissors.

English: A pair of large, Fiskars-brand scissors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PAIR TREES

(Initially, a head scratcher.  But then . . . a major groaner!  “The Forest of Lost Scissors?”  Wow.  THAT is out there.  Did you know that in the New York City area there are a lot of people who will say/ask:  Do you/Can I have “a scissor”?  Not a pair of scissors, but “a scissor”.  It was one of the many little mind blowing aspects of getting used to the area.  None of the clue words were new today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, again.  I had some trouble solving “spoil” and “social”, but not to the point where I had to back into either of them.  The answer letter layout was masterful, again.  For a while, I didn’t know where the guys were going with this one!  I’m betting that there were a fair amount of you guys in the same boat as me.  Bizarre, but fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Iris asked:  What do you mean when you write that there are no new clue words? I don’t understand, what clue words. Do you mean words in the drawing/puzzle or the riddle? Is that what you call the clue words? Thanks

Answer:  The four un-jumbled words (six on Sunday), with the circle boxes, to the left of the cartoon.  I compare them to the copy of a clue word database compiled by a gentleman who goes by “ralis95”.  If they’re already on the list then they’re not new.  “New” clue words are a fair rarity, but we see them from time to time.  I could not “confirm” your comment, as there was something hinky about how your IP/email address came over.  I need to protect the integrity of the blog!  LOL!     YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/15

A photo of a bust of Henry David Thoreau from ...

A photo of a bust of Henry David Thoreau from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at the Bronx Community College (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(An exceedingly easy puzzle to decipher, even without realizing who the author was.  Does anyone want to tell me what old Dave was getting at?  I really don’t have any patience for when people use absolutes such as “evil”.  I understand that some of it was just how people spoke during those times, but I still don’t appreciate it, and I actually expect better from someone such as Thoreau.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.   WordPress/Zemanta has returned the standard Related Articles thumbnails!  Much easier for me choose from.   —   YUR


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