Archive for January 30th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/30/16

Swiss Commemorative Coin 2011 B CHF 20 obverse

Swiss Commemorative Coin 2011 B CHF 20 obverse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.”   —   Max Frisch

A Haier MWM7800TBPG microwave oven

A Haier MWM7800TBPG microwave oven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, this guy died largely before the age of the internet, hand-held devices, holograms and virtual reality!  He’s probably referring more to television, supermarkets, fast food and microwave ovens.  I wonder how he might view the millennials and youth of today?  We are living in a strange age.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/30/16

English: Gold :: Locality: Mother Lode (Mother...

English: Gold :: Locality: Mother Lode (Mother Lode belt), Tuolumne County, California, USA (Locality at :: Size: 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm :: (largest). A 2-piece set from the Mother Lode District of California. Two large, sculptural and flattened, river-worn gold nuggets with rich gold lustre and color comprise this set. Deutsch: Gold :: Fundort: Hauptader, Tuolumne County, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei :: Größe: 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Striking the mother lode!


Clue/Question:  After they struck gold, the owner of the gold mine was a – – –

English: Chicken bouillon cube "Maggi&quo...

English: Chicken bouillon cube “Maggi” (purchased in Bulgary) Български: Пиле бульон кубче “Маги” Русский: Кубик куриного бульон “Maggi” (приобретён в Болгарии) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Great pun!  A surprisingly challenging answer, for a Saturday.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, however two of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen both “logio” and “duoia” before.  The answer letter layout hid the answer very nicely!  If it wasn’t for the pun aspect of it, this might have taken me much longer to get.  Yer Uncle is a regular punk rocker.  Though some of you probably think I’m just a little punchy.  You all know how I love the pungent ones.  And, you know I feel no compunction about punishing you with my lack of punctilios.  Some of you will probably want to expunge this post from your memory banks.  Hey, how about that cartoon?!?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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