Archive for January 12th, 2016

(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/16

The ING House nicknamed The Shoe ING Building,...

The ING House nicknamed The Shoe ING Building, Meyer & Van Schooten Architecten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Conflicting plans?

CRIPE  =  PRICE,  GANTY  =  TANGY,  SWOMID  =  WISDOM,  HESKNA  =  SHAKEN   —   Giving us:  PRETGYWIOSAN

Clue/Question:  He was hoping his mother-in-law would be leaving today, but she had – – –

A battle axe

A battle axe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HIM BY THE BALLS?  No, it’s:  STAYING POWER

(I struggled mightily – for me – to get today’s answer.  I was nearly going to ask you guys for help.  I stopped trying and moved on to the Cryptoquote, and then came back to it.  I found the clue words very easily.  None of them are new, though three of the jumbles are new.  We have seen “cripe” before.  Add an S and you get cripes!  A euphemism for Christ.  The answer letter layout was very cryptic, and a great jumble.  It definitely did not help me in getting the answer.  I didn’t find anything really leading in the clue/question, or the cartoon’s dialog.  I kept looking at the lounger/recliner and the old battle axe’s slippers, versus the suitcase, but I wasn’t putting it all together.  I was initially thinking something along the lines of OTHER PLANS, but there were too many letters, and no H or L.  I finally decided the first word probably ended with ING, but it still wasn’t jumping off the page at me.  Then, the opposite of leaving finally sank in, and  . . . well, you know.  I guess it coulda been just me.  You know, maybe it was time for me to pack it in?  Did many of you guys struggle to solve this?  Be well and do good, friends.)    —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/12/16

Cropped screenshot of Marilyn Monroe from the ...

Cropped screenshot of Marilyn Monroe from the trailer for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”   —   Marilyn Monroe

(Kind of funny language . . . that fall together.  I think you see much more come together, join together and pull together, especially as the counter to fall apart.  It strikes me almost as strange as falling up.  However, her meaning is clear, and you do see it more in today’s vernacular, but it’s, linguistically, a little awkward, to my ear.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Fun fact:  Marilyn is interred/inurned  at Westwood Village Memorial Park, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  It’s a very small cemetery, that is very easy to miss, unless you have someone in the know, showing you how to get there.   —   YUR


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