Archive for April 22nd, 2016

Earth Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2016

1970s U.S. postage stamp block

1970s U.S. postage stamp block (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.”   —   Barry Commoner

Blue Marble composite images generated by NASA...

Blue Marble composite images generated by NASA in 2001 (left) and 2002 (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A brilliant man, who was one of the founders of the environmental movement.  This makes for a great Earth Day quote!  Google usually celebrates holidays and famous – and not so famous – events with a single customized masthead, but today there are many with the Earth Day theme.  They all show the rich diversity of our beautiful planet.  Check them out.  Be well and do good – to the earth – every day!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/22/16

Holly the Calico Cat

Holly the Calico Cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Life on the big cushion.

DRENT  =  TREND,  TORBO  =  ROBOT,  OLLACE  =  LOCALE,  KIYLLE  =  LIKELY   —   Giving us:  TRNRTOCEIKY

Clue/Question:  The calico didn’t get along with the cat that was – – –

Catty-Cornered

Catty-Cornered (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  KITTYCORNER

(Some of my New York City area friends might take issue with today’s answer.  While I grew up always saying kitty-corner, it is catty-corner to the majority of folk in the greater NYC vicinity.  Merriam Webster’s seems to prefer kitty-corner, while listing catty-corner as a “variant”.  Vive la difference!  No new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “torbo” before.  All of today’s jumbles came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic jumble today.  Not obvious in the least.  Amusing cartoon.  The vast majority of calico cats are female, but occasionally you’ll get a rare male calico.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —    YUR


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