Archive for June, 2016



Jumble Spoiler – 06/27/16

Visual Description:  Adapting the landscapers’ business model.

LURTY  =  TRULY,  SIYPT  =  TIPSY,  DIFGIR  =  FRIGID,  DULOLY  =  LOUDLY   —   Giving us:  TRTPFIIODY

Clue/Question:  The owner of the maid service was making a – – –

English: Central American Integration System E...

English: Central American Integration System Español: Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TIDY PROFIT

(I wonder if she’s hiring a lot of Mexican and – other Central American – laborers, like the landscapers do?  This is one of the main reasons why I still cut my own lawn, folks.  I’m not fond of the idea of padding the pockets of some crumb bum who underpays desperate people.  Some will say:  Well, that’s just Capitalism, Unc!  But, I see it as one short step above slavery.  Besides, if cutting my own lawn was good enough for my dad, then it’s good enough for me.  I get some natural vitamin D, from the sunshine, I get a good workout, and I get a little self-satisfaction out of it.  I know I’m in the minority on this . . . but what else is new!

Can you believe that “loudly” has never been used before as a clue word?  Our good buddy, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database for this one.  The jumble “difgir” appears to be new, but we’ve seen both “lurty” and “siypt” before.  The answer letter layout was a dandy of a jumble.  I can see some of you guys struggling a bit to get today’s answer.  The cartoon shows a very industrious group of ladies!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/26/16

Nederlands: Crossfire met groter spoiler

Nederlands: Crossfire met groter spoiler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Lab teacher.

WDORAC  =  COWARD,  PLUCEO  =  COUPLE,  CIVENO  =  NOVICE,  TAYRIF  =  RATIFY,  SAWLEE  =  WEASEL,  KYRNAC  =  CRANKY   —   Giving us:  CDCONOETIWSEAN

Clue/Question:  When it came to teaching chemistry, the professor had it – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters) (2-letters) (1-letter) (7-letters)

TechArt GT Street (spoiler)

TechArt GT Street (spoiler) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DOWN TO A SCIENCE

(All of the clue words are old favorites.  But, all of their jumbles appear to be new.  Excellent answer letter layout.  Fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/26/16

I love being a writer.  What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”   —   Peter de Vries

(Too bad he couldn’t make it to the age of the PC.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/25/16

Portrait of Countee Cullen in Central Park. Ju...

Portrait of Countee Cullen in Central Park. June 20, 1941. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My poetry, I think, has become the way of my giving out what music is within me.”   —   Countee Cullen

(Well, the two are so closely tied.  This is the first Countee Cullen quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Always exposing us to different people!  I hope to see more.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/25/16

The University of Sydney, established in 1850,...

The University of Sydney, established in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Kitchen table conference.

IRECI  =  ICIER,  KORJE  =  JOKER,  GAMEAD  =  DAMAGE,  CODENS  =  SECOND   —   Giving us:  ICIJORDAMSEON

Clue/Question:  Deciding what to study in college can be a – – –

English: A panoramic view of the Sydney skylin...

English: A panoramic view of the Sydney skyline as viewed across Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli. Taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 100mm f/2.8 lens. This is an exposure blended image. Français : Vue panoramique de Sydney depuis Kirribilli avec le bassin de Port Jackson au premier plan. Photo prise avec un appareil Canon EOS 5D et un objectif 100mm f/2.8. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MAJOR DECISION

(Oh, yeah.  That’s a stinky pun!  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, but three of the jumbles did come up as new.  We have definitely seen “gamead” before.  The answer letter layout kind of gave away the word MAJOR, for me.  And from there, it was easy coming up with DECISION.  It looks like Sydney is following in her dad’s footsteps, one way or another. And, isn’t it always the kitchen table for these kind of things?

Yesterday was the busiest – most visits to this blog – day ever!  I guess a lot of people had a tough time accepting the pun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/24/16

The Carolina Theater, Greensboro, North Caroli...

The Carolina Theater, Greensboro, North Carolina, September, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m convinced of this:  Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.”   —   Maya Angelou

(But, I think we all need to do as much good as possible.  If only to offset the bad that too many unhappy, negative people do.  So, as usual, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/24/16

Visual Description:  The parcel pass-over policy.

GANCO  =  CONGA,  SNAPT  =  PANTS,  ORETES  =  STEREO,  CICHET  =  HECTIC   —   Giving us:  CONPANSTOECI

Clue/Question:  The landlord wouldn’t sign for tenants’ packages, – – –

Answer:  NO ACCEPTIONS

(Great pun, of two of the most misused soundalike words; except and accept!  I really like it!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles did come up as new.  Hoyt has used “snapt” before.  I thought the answer letter layout was absolutely brilliant.  No clues there.  Very amusing cartoon.  The delivery van’s name – Huge Prime – would appear to be a takeoff of Amazon Prime.  And, I’m not sure who looks grumpier, the super or his cat!  By now, most of you know that the Brits voted “Brexit“, yesterday.  World markets are not happy about it, but initial reactions are often more than a little knee-jerk.  Let’s hope that cooler heads begin to prevail.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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