Archive for April, 2016

Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/16

English: Staley Da Bear, the official mascot o...

English: Staley Da Bear, the official mascot of the Chicago Bears. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The guarantee that didn’t bear out.

TAIRO  =  RATIO,  GITDI  =  DIGIT,  TAHYAP  =  APATHY,  SUIFEN  =  INFUSE   —   Giving us:  RADTTHISE

Clue/Question:  They thought their new garbage can was animal proof, but the animals – – –

English: Two black bears mating

English: Two black bears mating (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TRASHED IT

(Not bad.  I like the cartoon better than I like the pun.  No new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  They’ve definitely used “tairo” in the past.  Nice job with the answer letter layout.  It didn’t give the answer away.  Bears seem to be getting a lot bolder these days, as are coyotes, and to a lesser extent cougars.  It’s our own fault though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/16

Tecumseh color

Tecumseh color (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From my tribe I take nothing.  I am the maker of my own fortune.”   —   Tecumseh

(Our first Tecumseh quote!  I’m not sure of the context of this quote though.  I believe we all take something from our tribes – unless we have rejected our tribe, or they have rejected us – as we’re all products of our environment/nurture.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/16

Cropped photo of Ann Curry

Cropped photo of Ann Curry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.”   —   Jessica Savitch

(No resting on your laurels for her!  Jessica had a meteoric, but brief, career as an NBC News anchor back in the early 1980s.  She was very attractive and very popular.  She tragically lost her life in 1983, when the car – in which she was a passenger – drove into a canal, during a heavy rainstorm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/16

John James Audubon - American Stork - WGA01059

John James Audubon – American Stork – WGA01059 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Knee deep . . . in conversation.

WARBL  =  BRAWL,  NAGDL  =  GLAND,  CEAPIE  =  APIECE,  GIBEOL  =  OBLIGE   —   Giving us:  AWLNDAICLG

Clue/Question:  The crane loved her new phone and really enjoyed the – – –

Signature of John James Audubon

Signature of John James Audubon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CALL WADING

(A cute stinky pun.  Hey, if homeless people can have cell phones why not large birds?  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles registered as new.  None of them gave me any trouble today.  The answer letter layout was well thought out.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Nice cartoon.  Jeff could be the next John James Audubon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/16

The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germa...

The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germany. Français : La Centrale nucléaire de Philippsburg, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An eager early bird.

XOYPE  =  EPOXY,  DAYLM  =  MADLY,  GAUTOE  =  OUTAGE,  NARPYT  =  PANTRY   —   Giving us:  EPOMADUTGANT

Clue/Question:  To start his new job at the nuclear power plant, he needed to – – –

Panoramic image of Neckarwestheim nuclear powe...

Panoramic image of Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant, stitched from five images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GET UP AND ATOM

(I promise not to challenge you dear readers today!  Apparently, I was a bit too intimidating yesterday.  Although the cartoon looks to be original, the answer definitely rings a bell.  Regardless, it’s still a good pun.  There are no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles have come up as new.  We have seen “gautoe” and “narpyt” in the past.  Welcome letter groupings in the clue words!  Makes my job that much easier.  The answer letter layout was super, but you just knew the first two words were going to be GET UP.  And, from OMADANT it was easy to get AND ATOM, and the pun.  Somehow, Tuesday became the busiest day for Uncle Rave’s Wordy Weblog, and the combination of Tuesday and Wednesday made for the busiest two days in the blog’s history!  It seems that both the jumbles for purser and hectic were pretty challenging, along with the final answer, of course.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/28/16

English: Elon Musk at the panel Tribeca Talks:...

English: Elon Musk at the panel Tribeca Talks: Revenge of the Electric Car, for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”   —   Elon Musk

(Our first Elon Musk quote!  Possibly the greatest entrepreneur of all time.  And, this guy is still just 44 years old.  It’s remarkable what he has accomplished so far, and what he is on the cusp of accomplishing.  He’s a bit of a gambler, but a very calculating and knowledgeable gambler.  His gambles are not so much in will it work.  His gambles are more in going up against the entrenched systems, that have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.  He’s a man of great vision, who places a higher emphasis on progress over mere profit.  I don’t know if I believe in “fate”, but he seems to have come along at just the right time in human history.  If he had been born, and started out, 10 – 15 years earlier he might not be where he is today.  He was tailor-made for this internet era, and he is doing so much to change the world, for the better.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/27/16

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”   —   Maya Angelou

(This one was a little tough getting started.  The author’s name was a big help again.  Do you think there is some significance in there being no letter I in this quote?  After all, there is no “I” in team, as the saying goes.  I like the quote’s collective tone!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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