Archive for August 26th, 2015

The Big One……………………….Chapter 60

I like to promote interesting writers. — YUR

Untold Stories

They were creatures of old from literally another galaxy, lite years from this planet that had been brought to earth in containment units aboard the ships that had crashed in New Mexico.  They now found themselves subject to the console controls of one Fred Casper and had been instructed to patrol the hillside near the outer rim of the valley. Their skin was able to change making them blend in to any surroundings thus making them hard to detect. They could run on all six legs at very high speed or simply two hind legs when needed. There were close to a thousand of them but only a couple hundred had been dispatched by Casper so far. They were about the size of a large bear and had razor sharp claws on each foot about nine inches long that shot highly toxic slime into a victim when scratched. This hideous…

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/15

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Poor sport and spoilsport.

RUMON  =  MOURN,  SIHTO  =  HOIST,  SWERDH  =  SHREWD,  CURPES  =  SPRUCE   —   Giving us:  MOUHIHWDSPE

Clue/Question:  His rival at the hot air balloon race – – –

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the b...

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the bank of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHOWED HIM UP

(I hate when that happens!  Pretty good pun.  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles are new.  We’ve definitely seen “rumon” and “curpes” before.  Nicely cryptic answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  Fun cartoon.  “Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!”  Great later ’60s pop tune!  I’ll provide a Youtube link.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/15

English: This picture of Norman Cousins was ta...

English: This picture of Norman Cousins was taken from http://history.nasa.gov/EP-125/part2.htm And was probably created by NASA at the time of the panel it was taken from (1976). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”   —   Norman Cousins

(This guy was a good egg.  Very intelligent.  And, though not a doctor, he was a big force in how doctors approach many illnesses.  Go out of your way to let yourself laugh.  It really is the best medicine.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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