Archive for April 8th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler(?) – 04/08/16

Jemison aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour during ...

Jemison aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour during STS-47 preparing to deploy the lower body negative pressure (LBNP) apparatus. “About.com “Pictures of Mae Jemison – Female Astronauts””. Space.about.com . . Retrieved 2011-09-14 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes we need a little reminder, that we’re not as smart as we think we are.  I’m getting nowhere with today’s Cryptoquote.  Sorry to disappoint you, friends.  I’ll try again later.     YUR

Okay.  Here we go.

The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.”   —   Mae Jemison

(Now that I’ve done it, I find it hard to explain why I had so much difficulty with it.  Just one of those days, I guess.  Maybe, if I knew who Mae Jemison was/is . . .  Nice quote!  Thanks for the comments and clues.  I did – finally – get it, on my own . . . after going to a pencil.  I shouldn’t be so proud.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/08/16

Two playground sets at Hudson Springs Park in ...

Two playground sets at Hudson Springs Park in Hudson, Ohio. The playground includes (not just in the image) swing sets, a roundabout, a maze made up of small trees, several slides, and various climbing equipment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Teeter tottering emotions.

NOOZE  =  OZONE,  SMIPK  =  SKIMP,  WHDERS  =  SHREWD,  LOGIAE  =  GOALIE   —   Giving us:  ONSMSWDGOI

Clue/Question:  With so many children trying out the equipment, the new playground had – – –

English: Playground

English: Playground (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MOOD SWINGS

(This is what I call a good, stinky pun!  It’s largely visual, but the clue/question alone sets it up very nicely.  There were no new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “nooze” before.  They all came to me right away.  The answer letter layout does a great job of concealing the answer.  It’s a masterful jumble.  The cartoon really shows the kids’ range of emotions.  One looks terrified, one looks elated.  One is crying, and another looks grumpy.  Most kids love the swings.  I know I did.  But, I guess they’re scary to some.  C’ést la vie!  Be well and do good, kids.)   —   YUR


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