Archive for August 12th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 08/12/15

The friar took Robin on his back

The friar took Robin on his back (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Members of the Loxley/Nottingham Gang.

BURYG  =  RUGBY,  ROCUS  =  SCOUR,  BOCBEW  =  COBWEB,  DAYDEL  =  DEADLY   —   Giving us:  RUSUOWEDL

Clue/Question:  When they asked Robin Hood if he’d like to have their next meeting in the forest, he said he – – –

Robin Hood and Little John

Robin Hood and Little John (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SURE WOULD

(Now, this is a traditional groaner of a pun!  But, it’s pretty clever.  I hadn’t heard this one before.  Did David L. Hoyt come up with it on his own, or was it suggested by a Jumble fan???  Hmm!  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  I struggled for a few seconds with “buryg”, but I think I’ve struggled to get “rugby” before.  I think today’s answer letter layout was a wonderfully cryptic jumble.  I don’t think it gave away a thing.  Jeff Knurek’s cartoon was very amusing, if not a tad awkward.  It kind of looks like they’re looking out to an island, instead of a forest.  But, I liked the drawings of Robin, Little John and Friar Tuck . . . and the critters.  Three of Sherwood’s finest scoundrels!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/12/15

Kroonland passes through the Pedro Miguel Lock...

Kroonland passes through the Pedro Miguel Locks of the Panama Canal on 23 October 1923. It was the liner’s first voyage on the New York – San Francisco route after an absence of eight years. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”   —   Wallace Stevens

(It is a wonder!  And, one that too many take for granted.  I believe this is the first Wallace Stevens quotation since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It would be nice to see more.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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