Archive for August 17th, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/15

English: Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the Un...

English: Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States, January 2001 – January 2009. White House photo by Krisanna Johnson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.”   —   Laura Bush

(Always seemed like a decent sort.  Much better looking, and more intelligent, than her hubby.  But, I have to wonder, if she’s as cut throat as Mama Babs!  That is one tough old broad!  Apologies to all my right leaning friends.  It’s all just for S & G!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/17/15

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52F-70-BW Stratofort...

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress (s/n 57-0162, nicknamed “Casper The Friendly Ghost”) from the 320th Bomb Wing dropping Mk 117 750 lb (340 kg) bombs over Vietnam. This aircraft was the the first B-52F used to test conventional bombing in 1964, and later dropped the 50,000th bomb of the “Arc Light” campaign. B-52Fs could carry 51 bombs and served in Vietnam from June 1965 to April 1966 when they were replaced by B-52Ds which could carry 108 bombs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Casper and Friends‘ ascent.

DIRIG  =  RIGID,  KNITH  =  THINK,  GASTIM  =  STIGMA,  PIRMSH  =  SHRIMP   —   Giving us:  RIITHNSIGSHIP

Clue/Question:  When the ghosts reached the top of the mountain, they were – – –

This image was selected as a picture of the we...

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 29th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN HIGH SPIRITS

(Yes, they were!  Fun pun!  Fairly long too.  All of today’s clue words were old favorites, but three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  Only “gastim” has definitely been used here before.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  A fine jumble in itself.  Even though there was only one vowel – maybe because of it – it took me a minute or two to figure out the answer.  At first, I was thinking the second word might be either THIN or SIGN.  Not sure, right now, which hit me first, SPIRITS or HIGH.  Probably HIGH.  Fun cartoon.  Takes me back to my childhood.  Nice way to start out the week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  


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