Archive for June 16th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/16/16

Two signs mark the entrances to the Field of D...

Two signs mark the entrances to the Field of Dreams. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.”   —   Helen Hayes

English: Field of Dreams - Dyersville, Iowa - ...

English: Field of Dreams – Dyersville, Iowa – May 2006. Français : Terrain utilisé dans le film Jusqu’au bout du rêve, situé à Dyersville, dans l’Iowa. Photo prise en mai 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Hopefully then, we all have a bit of the poet in us.  Not seeing the forest for the trees is terrible thing.  I love the scene in Field of Dreams when the brother-in-law, Mark, played by Timothy Busfield, who wants Ray to end his crazy fantasy, is so relieved when his little niece is okay.  He looks out on the “stupid” baseball field and finally says:  “Where did all of these baseball players come from?”  It was perfect.  Not exactly the same thing, but . . .  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/16/16

Visual Description:  Weatherman stability.

BADIE  =  ABIDE,  BUGOM  =  GUMBO,  RERACE  =  CAREER,  SYAART  =  ASTRAY   —   Giving us:  AEGARRAY

Clue/Question:  How widespread would the fog be tomorrow morning?  It was a bit of a – – –

The Simpsons sports a vast array of secondary ...

The Simpsons sports a vast array of secondary and tertiary characters. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GRAY AREA

(Television weather people have always been a strange lot, as far as news people go.  When I was a kid, a lot of them were known for their loud sports coats, and their corny sense of humor.  Nowadays, they’re mainly “babes”, or “hunks”, or people who act like they have ants in their pants.  The hyper-animated clowns are probably the most annoying to watch, always jumping around and gesticulating like they’re trying to communicate with the deaf, or something.  Chill out, dudes!  The “babes” are easier for me to watch, as long as they’re capable.  They’re the ones who have at least a shot at pulling anchor duty some day.  The big breasted bimbos do have a certain appeal also, but you kind of know they aren’t really going anywhere.  They’re just eye candy.  The “hunks” are kind of a throwback to the loud sports coats guys, but with more gimmicks, like taking off their jackets and rolling up their sleeves, as if they’re going to battle the weather.  Some of these guys even have their own theme songs!  Just give me the most plausible forecast, and spare me all the theatrics, guys.  Please.

No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “badie” before.  They are all pretty good jumbles though.  I really liked “rerace” and “syaart”, because they look like they could be real words.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble.  I enjoyed the pun.  I liked the Simpsons reference in the cartoon.  Jeff is just a big kid.  Kinda like me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Today would have been my Dad’s 82 birthday!  Happy birthday, Dad . . . wherever you are!      YUR


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