Archive for August 21st, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/21/15

English: Carrie Underwood at the 2010 Academy ...

English: Carrie Underwood at the 2010 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.”   —   Carrie Underwood

(Sometimes the simplest advice is the best advice, folks.  Dwelling on personal pains can only hold us back.  Get over it, and get on with it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/21/15

Boeing 747SP of the Bahrain Royal Flight

Boeing 747SP of the Bahrain Royal Flight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A lower calling?


Clue/Question:  The pilot quit because he wanted to – – –

Heinkel He 178, the world's first aircraft to ...

Heinkel He 178, the world’s first aircraft to fly purely on turbojet power, using an HeS 3 engine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(This should have been as clear as the nose on my face, but I did not see it for a while.  I did know that one of the words was A!  Pure genius!  But, I was thinking that the first word was either DOWN or BLOW.  Of course those words didn’t leave me much to work with.  Eventually, my pea-brain said:  Hey!  Wait a minute.  There’s a J out there!  How many relevant words would be using a J?  So, I smacked my forehead, and figured out JOB.  Remember, I still knew the single letter word was A.  So, I took EDLWNNA and was finally able to see LAND and NEW.  No.  I’m not too proud to admit it when I’m not on my A game.

There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  We have definitely seen “beata” before.  I have known one Beata in my lifetime.  I have to credit the answer letter layout with keeping me in the dark for a while.  It was a beautifully cryptic jumble.  And, I didn’t find anything obvious about it.  Fine cartoon.  Clearly, the jet airplane had landed, but apparently that wasn’t enough of a clue for me.  Do you think today’s Jumble was designed to be a little less obvious?  Or, do you think it was just me?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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