Archive for May 22nd, 2016

(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/22/16

English: Air Force One, the typical air transp...

English: Air Force One, the typical air transport of the President of the United States, flying over Mount Rushmore. Español: Air Force One, el transporte aéreo del Presidente de los Estados Unidos, volando sobre Monte Rushmore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Black Hills bad boys.

MUREMS  =  SUMMER,  DUTAPE  =  UPDATE,  TAGENE  =  NEGATE,  AILPAM  =  IMPALA,  CABENO  =  BEACON,  NODFEF  =  OFFEND   —   Giving us:  URDANTIMLAONOF

Clue/Question:  When Mount Rushmore was completed, people came from all over to see the – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words — (4-etters) “(4-letters)-(6-letters)”

The Mount Rushmore Monument as seen from the v...

The Mount Rushmore Monument as seen from the viewing plaza. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LAND FOURMATION

(An unusually challenging Sunday Jumble!  Not all of the jumbles were easy to unscramble, and the answer was a bit of a challenge.  None of the clue words were new, but five of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “cabeno” in the past.  The answer letter layout was another masterpiece.  I thought it gave nothing away.  Initially, I thought that the first word was FOUR, and I tried to make something out of DANTIMLAON, to no avail.  But, at least I knew that the second part of the hyphenated word was going to end in TION.  I was thinking something LATION, something MATION, or somethig DATION.  Fortunately, in the DANMLA the word LAND kind of stood out.  That made me realize that I was putting the FOUR in the wrong spot, and the answer came together.  Great cartoon, and a great Jumble.  Hopefully, some day I’ll get out there to see Mount Rushmore . . . and Yellowstone . . . and Yosemite . . . and the Grand Canyon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/22/16

English: Old New York Times tower Category:Ima...

English: Old New York Times tower Category:Images of Manhattan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.”   —   A. H. Weiler

(A very amusing and truthful quote!  This appears to be the first A. H. Weiler quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  He – Abe – was a writer, editor and film critic, at the New York Times, for over 50 years, but there is next to nothing on him as far as a biography goes.  Even his NY Times obit was fairly brief.  Kind of strange.  He lived to the ripe old age of 93, and had been retired for about 23 years, so maybe he just outlived most of the people who could have written about him.  Still . . . a little sad.  One nice thing is that he was friends with the writer Richard Condon, and knowing that Abe had once wanted to be a doctor, Mr. Condon often used a character named Dr. Weiler in many of his stories.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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