Archive for August 8th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/08/16

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”   —   Susan Eertz

(Watch an old movie and pig out on microwave popcorn.  Empty thoughts are at least as good as irrational thoughts, in my book!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  8 and 8 are 16!      YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/16

Buried Treasure: illustration of William "...

Buried Treasure: illustration of William “Captain” Kidd overseeing a treasure burial (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  No treasure island.

YONJE  =  ENJOY,  TASEE  =  TEASE,  EMICON  =  INCOME,  LAGENT  =  TANGLE   —   Giving us: OTSITL

Clue/Question:  When the pirate saw the treasure wasn’t where the map said, he – – –

The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their...

The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their National League pennant. Frank Chance of the Chicago Cubs and John McGraw of the New York Giants, two teams the Pirates beat for the pennant, are being made to walk the plank. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOST IT

(Ah!  Good help is so hard to find!  A pun-ch line the original Jumble creators may not have thought of.  There were no new clue words today, however all of the jumbles did come up as new.  Tough hiding the answer in a six letter answer letter layout.  The cartoon is very entertaining, but I’m having trouble identifying whatever is floating on the horizon.  It’s definitely NOT the classic sinking sailboat.  It’s too basic to be the pirate ship.  Maybe their dinghy floated away?  Maybe Jeff will explain.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/07/16

English: Two programmers

English: Two programmers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  San Jose computer nerds (parent’s) basement lair. (Discussing the curative properties of unicorn horn powder.)

NYATIV  =  VANITY,  PESYEL  SLEEPY,  POPEOS  =  OPPOSE,  NCICIL  =  CLINIC,  RABVLE  VERBAL,  CUTLAA  =  ACTUAL   —   Giving us:  VNYSLYOELIALCL

Clue/Question:  The fraudulent computer programmers lived in – – –

Pre-Answer:  2 Words   —   “(5-letters)-(3-letters)”  (6-letters)

Siberian Tiger Français : Tigre de sibérie Ita...

Siberian Tiger Français : Tigre de sibérie Italiano: Tigre Siberiana Español: Tigre siberiano 한국어: 시베리아 호랑이 ‪中文(简体)‬: 东北虎 ‪中文(繁體)‬: 東北虎 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SILLYCON VALLEY

(I thought this one really required more description, for all of you who do this without the benefit of the Sunday newspaper.  I thought it made for a really great pun!  Of course this one is silly, but there are far too many of the perceived Chinese/Asian “cures” that rely on the body parts of endangered species.  All kinds of ivory, rhino horn, bear gall bladders, tiger penises, shark fins, etc., etc., are sought after for these archaic medical “beliefs”.  They fuel a sick black market that rewards poachers, and endangers entire species with extinction.  These “traditions” should have died off long ago, but too many people are addicted to the myths – lies actually – and are allergic to the facts.  They are as pathetic as climate change deniers.

Guess what?  No new clue words are in this puzzle.  All of the jumbles, with the exception of “pesyel” are new though.  The only one that gave me any trouble was “verbal”.  The answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic jumble!  It really gave nothing away.  Nice job, Mr. Hoyt.  And, the cartoon was classic Jeff Knurek.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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