Archive for August 5th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 08/05/15

Col. Theodore Roosevelt, of the Rough Riders. ...

Col. Theodore Roosevelt, of the Rough Riders. From p. 330 of Harper’s Pictorial History of the War with Spain, Vol. II, published by Harper and Brothers in 1899. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Teddy horse-apples!

OTARI  =  RATIO,  BYRED  =  DERBY,  DOYHDS  =  SHODDY,  HANVEE  =  HEAVEN   —   Giving us:  RIOERSHOAEN

Clue/Question:  When the U.S. President jumped the stallion over the fence, he rode on – – –

English: US Postage stamp, 3c, 1948 issue, Rou...

English: US Postage stamp, 3c, 1948 issue, Rough Riders, Teddy Roosevelt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  AIR HORSE ONE

(Sniff, sniff, sniff!  E-eww, yeah!  That is one stinky pun!  Much worse than horse manure.  I wouldn’t be surprised though if this threw . . . a few . . . of you.  Hey!  Guess what?  Until today, the Jumble has NEVER before used the word “heaven” as a clue word!  It’s true.  Unless it was somehow omitted from the more recent ralis95 clue word databases.  We’ve seen “byred” before as a jumble, but the other three seem to be new jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Fun cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt reliving his Rough Rider days!  Great Jumble.  It gave us a little of everything.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/05/15

English: Studio publicity portrait of the Amer...

English: Studio publicity portrait of the American actress Elizabeth Taylor. Français : Portrait publicitaire pris en studio de l’actrice américaine Elizabeth Taylor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If someone’s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.”   —   Elizabeth Taylor

(I bet she said this some time in the 1960s!  Well, maybe early 1970s.  It reminds me of the Dr. Evil ransom demands in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.  A believable demand in the early Bond movies, but played for laughs in the Mike Myers movie.  Remember when a million dollars was . . . a MILLION DOLLARS?  With all the government talk of Billions and Trillions of dollars, a million bucks comes off nowadays as relative pocket change.  Where did we go wrong???  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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