Archive for February 26th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/26/16

English: "General George Washington at Tr...

English: “General George Washington at Trenton,” oil on canvas, by the American artist John Trumbull. 92 1/2 in. x 63 in. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Gift of the Society of Cincinnati in Connecticut. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.”   —   George Washington

(And, old George was a very good judge of men!  That’s a very necessary trait of a great leader.  I think this quote may have inspired the title of that great move:  A Few Good Men!  This is the second George Washington quote in a little over a week.  Maybe he’s trying to catch up with Abe and Thomas?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/16

Done jigsaw puzzle of historical map from 1639 y.

Done jigsaw puzzle of historical map from 1639 y. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Puzzling parenting skills?

OHCOP  =  POOCH,  MEAZA  =  AMAZE,  PERLIP  =  RIPPLE,  GUFREE  =  REFUGE   —   Giving us:  PCAMILEEE

Clue/Question:  When they worked on the jigsaw puzzle during dinner, they put it together – – –

English: Puzzle Svenska: Pussel

English: Puzzle Svenska: Pussel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PIECEMEAL

(I love this Jumble pun!  It really has a fresh feel to it.  Growing up, my family was into jigsaw puzzles, but would never think to combine playtime with mealtime.  Besides offending our general sensibilities, it just doesn’t look like a very practical endeavor.  But, the sight gag made for a grand Jumble.  We were even treated to TWO brand new clue words today, in “pooch” and “ripple”!  I kind of expected “pooch” to be new, but “ripple” kind of surprised me.  And, ALL of the jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout was a swell jumble as well.  Great, silly cartoon.  I can’t decide if the kid in the lower left is going to play his piece, or eat it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  It looks like a good number of people had trouble yesterday with GECKO and possibly the answer, UNDERTAKING, based on the stats.  Nice going, Hoyt.   —   YUR


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