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Jumble Spoiler – 09/11/15

A Waitress taking a breakfast order at Kahala ...

A Waitress taking a breakfast order at Kahala Hilton Hotel, Hawaii, USA (1989) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Eatery anticipation.

TONMH  =  MONTH,  WLRIH  =  WHIRL,  BUTODI  =  OUTBID,  JENGAL  =  JANGLE   —   Giving us:  MNTWHIOTIANGE

Clue/Question:  The table had been reserved for a party of eight, and the waitress was – – –

A waitress carrying beer at the 2009 Czech Bee...

A waitress carrying beer at the 2009 Czech Beer Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WAITING ON THEM

(I’m a little surprised they didn’t go with server, over waitress!  I don’t know that waitress gave the answer away, but I’m sure that could be argued.  The clue words were all old favorites today, but all of their jumbles came up as new, for me.  I was able to get them all right away, even “outbid”.  I often get a little hung up on those compound words.  The answer letter layout was very cryptically constructed.  No hints to the answer the way it was laid out.  The cartoon does a great job of displaying the poor server’s impatience/annoyance.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/11/15

English: Photo to Christopher Reeve being inte...

English: Photo to Christopher Reeve being interviewed at cast party after opening night of Marriage of FIgaro at The Circle in the Square Theatre in NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”   —   Christopher Reeve

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This brings up an interesting point about who the media, and society in general, fairly generously deem a “hero”.  Donald Trump – who I have never particularly liked – outraged a lot of people by saying that John McCain was not a hero.  He was just someone who was “captured”.  How you conduct yourself while in captivity could make you a hero, or it could make you just a victim/survivor, or worse it could make you a traitor.  Opinions of McCain’s captivity vary.  His portrayal as a “hero” might have had a little something to do who his father and grandfather were, both four-star admirals.  I had never really questioned McCain’s captivity until Trump opened his big mouth, and in doing so opened my eyes.  But, just as being captured doesn’t necessarily make you a hero, neither does being killed in some kind of attack, or catastrophe, automatically make you a hero.  If you died while in the course of helping others, sure, you are a hero in my book.  But, if you were killed instantly, or running for your life?  Well, then you’re just a victim.  The death is tragic, like most are, but we have become too quick in applying the word “hero”.  Today might seem a strange day to bring this touchy subject up . . . for some.  But for me, it’s the perfect occasion, because otherwise who’d really be paying that much attention?  Think about it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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