Archive for August 18th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/15

English: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. The lea...

English: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. The lean of this tower has been tried to fix several times. The most recent time I believe was in 2001 when they tried to drill into the ground and pour cement underneath the sandy surface. Français : Tour de Pise, à Pise, en Italie. Deutsch: Der Schiefe Turm von Pisa in Italien. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Laissez faire aldermen.

CANHO  =  NACHO,  NATEG  =  AGENT,  TERXVO  =  VORTEX,  DYLIEE  =  EYELID   —   Giving us:  NAONTOTEELI

Clue/Question:  The Tower of Pisa‘s building inspectors were – – –

English: Leaning tower of Pisa

English: Leaning tower of Pisa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TOO LEAN“-IENT

(This one was definitely a groaner!  But, I liked it!  There was plenty to like about today’s Jumble.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I really liked the ones for “agent” and “eyelid”.  The answer letter layout was a great jumble, that didn’t give the answer away.  I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but the word “lean” did not come to me immediately, and my first impression was that the first word was NOT.  Yer uncle is not always the sharpest knife in the drawer!  But, something about the quotation marks must have triggered something in this old pea-brain of mine, and I prevailed.  The cartoon has loads to like.  The tower itself, which is already showing early signs of leaning, the corner of the cathedral, the builders and supervisors, and our fat and sassy, Middle Ages bureaucrats.  It made for a nice Jumble.  Makes me want to grab a panini!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/18/15

Jeanne Moureau in the San Sebastian Internatio...

Jeanne Moureau in the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.”   —   Jeanne Moreau

(I actually prefer the setting sun, when it comes to spending time on the beach!  I don’t tan, I burn.  I don’t embrace the intense heat like so many seem to.  And, I’m not a big fan of throngs of people.  I do best in more intimate gatherings.  I wish I knew more about French Cinéma, but I’m just yer average ‘merican bumpkin.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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