Archive for October 13th, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/13/15

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”   —   Ralph Ellison

(We should live our lives so that they are meaningful . . . to each of us.  Just going through the motions is like treading water.  You stay afloat for a while, but you don’t get anywhere.  And eventually, you get tired and drown.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/13/15

Wild stallion Lazarus and part of his band in ...

Wild stallion Lazarus and part of his band in West Warm Springs HMA, OR (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The equine line.

GRETI  =  TIGER,  FEHTT  =  THEFT,  OKERIO  =  ROOKIE,  LETOTU  =  OUTLET   —   Giving us:  TRTHOOOTT

Clue/Question:  When the stallion noticed the attractive mare in the pasture, he was – – –

English: The little pony was teasing his big f...

English: The little pony was teasing his big friend … “Catch me if you can.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HOT TO TROT

(Horsies!  I love the horsies!  None of the clue words are new, but all of jumbles came up as new.  I like when three syllable jumbles make two syllable words.  The answer letter layout wasn’t obvious, but it’s tough to hide the answer when there are so few different letters.  Fun cartoon.  Pretty little fillies.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/12/15

Writer

Writer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”   —   G. K. Chesterton

(Wow.  Old G.K. is really working his way up the ranks of the quoted, for the Cryptoquote puzzle.  Thanks and gratitude are essential in a civilized society.  Be well . . . be thankful and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/12/15

English: US Army General of the Army rank insi...

English: US Army General of the Army rank insignia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The War on Weight.

SITOH  =  HOIST,  TAMEL  =  METAL,  ELAGIO  =  GOALIE,  BEMLIN  =  NIMBLE   —   Giving us:  ISTETLGOANBL

Clue/Question:  The retired army general tried to lose weight, but it was a – – –

Us army general insignia 19c

Us army general insignia 19c (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOSING BATTLE

( . . . of the Bulge?  It looks like the wife is power behind the throne.  The general is a little namby-pamby.  No new clue words again, but three of the jumbles were new.  We’ve seen “bemlin” before.  I liked the jumble “elagio”.  The answer letter layout was nifty keen.  Fun cartoon.  I’m not so sure that the general can actually see the scale.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/11/15

Unlike most Procellariiformes, albatrosses, li...

Unlike most Procellariiformes, albatrosses, like this Black-footed Albatross, can walk well on land. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Albatross Beach Club.

DEAFRO  =  FEDORA,  DISOTU  =  STUDIO,  LLOGAB  =  GLOBAL,  RULHOY  =  HOURLY,  NINDAL  –  INLAND,  BELEFE  =  FEEBLE   —   Giving us:  FRSTOBAHRIADFEE

Clue/Question:  The seagulls in the flock enjoyed their time together because they were – – –

The remains of this Laysan Albatross chick sho...

The remains of this Laysan Albatross chick show the plastic ingested before death, including a bottle cap and lighter. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BIRDS OF A FEATHER

(Plenty to like about this Sunday’s Jumble.  There were no new clue words, but five of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “rulhoy” before.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic, and didn’t give the answer away.  And the cartoon was very entertaining.  It featured the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  Haven’t seen that in a while.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/11/15

The Fox and the Grapes by Aesop. When the fox ...

The Fox and the Grapes by Aesop. When the fox fails to reach the grapes, he decides he does not want them after all, an example of adaptive preference formation, which serves to reduce cognitive dissonance. Elster, Jon. Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality. Cambridge 1983, p. 123ff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is man one of God’s blunders or is God on of man’s blunders?”   —   Friedrich Nietzsche

(A condition known as cognitive dissonance prohibits far too many of us from seriously considering this question.  Take a chance, and consider it anyway.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/10/15

English: Portrait of Byron Katie

English: Portrait of Byron Katie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.”   —   Byron Katie

(I don’t anything about the author, or her writings, to make a comment on this quote.  All I know is that I don’t like to suffer, and I don’t like to see others suffer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/10/15

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE - NARA - 542786

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE – NARA – 542786 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  From yard maintenance to home remodeling.

GROOF  =  FORGO,  KUYHS  =  HUSKY,  GNHELT  =  LENGTH,  CANGLE  =  GLANCE   —   Giving us:  FORHULTHGLE

Clue/Question:  He’d planned to cut the tree down without any problems, but his plans – – –

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE - NARA - 542788

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE – NARA – 542788 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FELL THROUGH

(Total groaner, this day!  But, it made for a great Jumble.  No new clue words, but two of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  We’ve definitely seen “groof” and “cangle”  before.  Beautiful answer letter layout.  It made for another swell jumble.  And, the cartoon does a great job of telling the story.  Boy, do you think this clearly annoyed wife will ever let this sad-sack live this down?  Probably not!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/09/15

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”   —   Cervantes

(There seems to be a few variants of this quotation.  Perhaps, it is due to translation interpretations.  After looking at a number of Cervantes quotes, I’d be willing to bet that Freud was a big fan!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler 10/09/15

English: Spot the irony...

English: Spot the irony… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Seeing double . . . or double seeing.

WETIN  =  TWINE,  NORYI  =  IRONY,  WRIYEN  =  WINERY,  SIVETN  =  INVEST   —   Giving us:  TIIOWIENVT

Clue/Question:  The twins had incredible powers of perception.  They were very – – –

English: 5/6 members from Oh! The Irony

English: 5/6 members from Oh! The Irony (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  INTWOITIVE

(Excellent, stinky pun!  Sorry I wasn’t around to present this to you guys earlier.  I’m sure that most of you have gotten the answer, one way or the other, by now.  There weren’t any new clue words on Friday, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  None of them struck me as challenging though.  The answer letter layout definitely gave nothing away.  It’s a beautiful jumble, and I understand why a lot of you had trouble getting this answer.  The cartoon is really a hoot.  It was the total jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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