Archive for August, 2015



Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/15

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Bro...

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Broadway Comedy Club NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dying . . . for a laugh.

MURYM  =  RUMMY,  RAHDO  =  HOARD,  SINGUE  =  GENIUS,  LAIHEN  =  INHALE   —   Giving us:  RMMHOGIUINH

Clue/Question:  The comedian wasn’t all that funny.  When a few people laughed, they were – – –

Comedian Jim Breuer (right).

Comedian Jim Breuer (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HUMORING HIM

(Hey!  What’s the punchline?  Just because he’s going with the hokey arrow-through-the-head gag doesn’t mean he can’t be funny!  Does this Jumble seem familiar to anyone else besides me?  Hmm.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  I can confirm we’ve seen “murym” before.  I liked the answer letter groupings!  Makes it just a little bit easier for me.  The answer letter layout was was another fine jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  Fun cartoon.  It has that comedy club feel.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/15

Visual Description:  Scott Walker . . . with all his supporters.

UDELE  =  ELUDE,  LEYID  =  YIELD,  SEEGRY  =  GEYSER,  NUBODA  =  ABOUND   —   Giving us:  ELDYIEGRAND

Clue/Question:  He told stories about the cow that had produced so much milk because she was – – –

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LEGENDDAIRY

(Very nice.  Semi-familiar though.  The answer, that is.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “leyid” before.  I thought that “yield” and “geyser” were fairly tough solves.  The answer letter layout was great too.  Nothing obvious, from my standpoint.  Fun cartoon.  I really think this guy could pass for the Governor of Wisconsin!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/27/15

English: Pope Paul VI

English: Pope Paul VI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”   —   Pope Paul VI

(My previous favorite pope!  Now, I’m liking this new guy, Francis, a lot . . . and I’m not even Catholic!  Be well an do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  WordPress is screwing with the Related Articles format again.  I wish they would just leave well enough alone!   —   YUR

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

Jumble Spoiler – 08/25/15

Part of Image:Planetary society.jpg Original c...

Part of Image:Planetary society.jpg Original caption: “Founding of the Planetary Society Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman, the founders of The Planetary Society at the time of signing the papers formally incorporating the organization. The fourth person is Harry Ashmore, an advisor, who greatly helped in the founding of the Society. Ashmore was a Pulitizer Prize winning journalist and leader in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Carl explaining the cosmos!

PUSOY  =  SOUPY,  RESIK  =  SKIER,  POLTEP  =  TOPPLE,  MUVUCA  =  VACUUM   —   Giving us:  SOPSIRTOEACUU

Clue/Question:  The universe is home to so many planets, stars and galaxies because it’s – – –

Carl Sagan with a model of the Viking lander

Carl Sagan with a model of the Viking lander (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OUTER SPACIOUS

(THIS I consider a real pun.  And, a stinky one at that!  We actually have another new clue word today, in “skier”.  Another entry in the ralis95 clue word database!  It was the one clue word that gave me a little trouble.  Two of the other jumbles seem to be new, but we have definitely seen “poltep” before.  The answer letter layout is a marvelously cryptic jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  At first, I thought the first word was going to be SPACE.  But, the letters SOIRTOUU changed my mind in a hurry.  It did help me see the IOUS of SPACIOUS.  And, the OUT in OUTTER.  Great cartoon of Carl Sagan!  He was such an inspiration to at least millions and millions of astronomy fans.  If not BILLIONS and BILLIONS Don’t be afraid to reach for the stars, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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