Archive for September, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/15

US Navy 090902-N-2888Q-003 Petty Officer 3rd C...

US Navy 090902-N-2888Q-003 Petty Officer 3rd Class Debby Warden, from Navy Operation Support Center Columbus, and Sgt. Matthew Smith, from Navy Recruiting District Ohio, clean the rain gutters on a home as part of a Rebuilding (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Yet another home “renovation” show!

ORCUC  =  OCCUR,  SRAHH  =  HARSH,  MANEBO  =  BEMOAN,  STECKH  =  SKETCH   —   Giving us:  OUHHEONSET

Clue/Question:  There was no charge for the shingles because they were – – –

Absolutely Fabulous letters - BBC

Absolutely Fabulous letters – BBC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ON THE HOUSE

(Stinky?  You betcha!  P.U.!  All of today’s clue words were old favorites.  Three of the jumbles were new, however we have definitely seen “srahh” before.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Workman-like cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey!  On this day in 1939 the first college football game to be televised took place between Fordham University and Waynesburg College.  Two institutions of higher learning that are very dear to me.     YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/15

English: Caricature of British novelist W. Som...

English: Caricature of British novelist W. Somerset Maugham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know, there are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action.”   —   William Somerset Maugham

(I think the latter is more easily achieved than the former.  Thoughts don’t seem to want to be freed.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/15

Reginald Easton painted this miniature portrai...

Reginald Easton painted this miniature portrait of Mary Shelley, on a flax coloured background. It incorporates a circlet backed by blue, the same seen in the Rothwell painting and a shawl. (Seymour, Mary Shelley, p 543) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”   Mary Shelley

(I can attest to this.  It’s been a month and a week since our Ginger suddenly died.  Me, and my family, are still trying to deal with the pain.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/29/15

Publicity photo of Jon Provost and Lassie from...

Publicity photo of Jon Provost and Lassie from the television program Lassie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Canine confines.

MOSTP  =  STOMP,  DEEWG  =  WEDGE,  GHARNA  =  HANGAR,  OPURTO  =  UPROOT   —   Giving us:  STOEDGEHNGOOT

Clue/Questions:  Lassie bought the house because the neighborhood had – – –

Jon Provost reads his book " Timmy in the...

Jon Provost reads his book ” Timmy in the Well ” to a Rough Collie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GONE TO THE DOGS

(This is the kind of neighborhood I would like to live in.  I love dogs!  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  It was another great jumble.  Nice 13-letter answer.  At first, I thought one of the 4-letter words was going to be GOOD, but then I picked up on the gag.  The cartoon is a lot of fun.  Kind of a Snoopy across the fence.  The dog in the background – Spuds McKenzie? – has his very own fire hydrant!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/15

"He met with a severe fall" from Wal...

“He met with a severe fall” from Wallace Goldsmith’s illustrations to Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Forest spirits.

RONHO  =  HONOR,  ACCOO  =  COCOA,  BBOONH  =  HOBNOB,  MOYLOG  =  GLOOMY   —   Giving us:  HOOOBO

Clue/Question:  When the owl realized he was a ghost, he said – – –

Two striped owls (Pseudoscops clamator). Seems...

Two striped owls (Pseudoscops clamator). Seems as one of them is singing “I’m bored!!!!” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BOOHOO

(Something dark and easy to start the work week.  We do have a new clue word, in “hobnob”.  We need to alert ralis95, so he can update his world famous clue word database!  It was the only word to give me any trouble.  I suspected it, but confirmed it by backing into it.  The answer letter layout wasn’t all that cryptic.  And, with the cartoon’s dialog, the answer was pretty self-evident.  But, the cartoon was cute.  It’s not often that The Jumble deals with actual death.  There are ones with un-dead zombies, and ghosts after the fact, but I can’t remember one where a person, or creature, was depicted as expired.  They always say there’s a first for everything!  Does anyone out there remember when The Jumble displayed a death?  Oh well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/15

A hut circle at Grimspound (a late Bronze Age ...

A hut circle at Grimspound (a late Bronze Age settlement) on Dartmoor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A woman is the full circle.  Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”   —   Diane Mariechild

(Okay.  The first two are pretty self-evident.  But, I’m not quite sure what she means with the transform part.  I know a lot of women who thought they could transform their flawed men, only to end up in divorce court, or worse.  They think they can bring out the good, and build upon that.  But, more often than not, the sow’s ear remains a sow’s ear.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/15

Nederlands: Crossfire met groter spoiler

Nederlands: Crossfire met groter spoiler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Second-rate Used Car lot.

TEPCID  =  DEPICT,  ENRUSU  =  UNSURE,  KTERAA  =  KARATE,  DIDYOT  =  ODDITY,  GARFEO  =  FORAGE,  LANUNA  =  ANNUAL   —   Giving us:  DERKROITFAENA

Clue/Question:  They didn’t buy the car after test driving it because they didn’t want to be – – –

Silver Porsche Cayman S with Spoiler

Silver Porsche Cayman S with Spoiler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TAKEN FOR A RIDE

(Unlike Uncle Rave’s Cars!  Where our motto is:  Go Deep for Dirt Cheap, with our Heaps for the Peeps!

No new clue words today, but five of the jumbles came up as new.  I can verify that we’ve seen “lanuna” before.  Great answer letter layout.  It’s a beautiful jumble.  It doesn’t give the answer away.  The clue/question is nicely leading.  That’s how I figured out the answer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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