Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/15

ASL in family

ASL in family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Metacarpus manifestations.

GREEV  =  VERGE,  CATHH  =  HATCH,  CLENGA  =  GLANCE,  DARUSB  =  ABSURD   —   Giving us:  VEEHAHGANARD

Clue/Question:  She was struggling to learn sign language, so the instructor – – –

Sign language P

Sign language P (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GAVE HER A HAND

(Good thing there’s a signing chart on the wall of the classroom.  At first glance, I thought they were exchanging some kind urban handshake!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We have seen “greev” before.  The answer letter layout was pretty cool.  Nothing obvious, but the answer wasn’t very hard to figure out.  There’s been a few times in my life where I’ve known how to sign the alphabet.  But, like many things, if you don’t use it you kinda lose it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/29/15

English: Studio publicity portrait of the Amer...

English: Studio publicity portrait of the American actress Elizabeth Taylor. Français : Portrait publicitaire pris en studio de l’actrice américaine Elizabeth Taylor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”   —   Elizabeth Taylor

(Ms. Liz possessed a certain kind of ferocity, that you don’t often see in actors.  I think that is why she was able to portray so many strong characters.  There is just so much you can get by with with talent . . . and beauty alone.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/15

English: Flag of The Republic of San Lorenzo a...

English: Flag of The Republic of San Lorenzo as described in Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”   —   Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut Wooden Nickel

Vonnegut Wooden Nickel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Which it usually can!  We don’t have to necessarily mature to the point where we’re just no fun anymore.  And, laughter is the best fallback going.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/15

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Bro...

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Broadway Comedy Club NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dying . . . for a laugh.

MURYM  =  RUMMY,  RAHDO  =  HOARD,  SINGUE  =  GENIUS,  LAIHEN  =  INHALE   —   Giving us:  RMMHOGIUINH

Clue/Question:  The comedian wasn’t all that funny.  When a few people laughed, they were – – –

Comedian Jim Breuer (right).

Comedian Jim Breuer (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HUMORING HIM

(Hey!  What’s the punchline?  Just because he’s going with the hokey arrow-through-the-head gag doesn’t mean he can’t be funny!  Does this Jumble seem familiar to anyone else besides me?  Hmm.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  I can confirm we’ve seen “murym” before.  I liked the answer letter groupings!  Makes it just a little bit easier for me.  The answer letter layout was was another fine jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  Fun cartoon.  It has that comedy club feel.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/15

Visual Description:  Scott Walker . . . with all his supporters.

UDELE  =  ELUDE,  LEYID  =  YIELD,  SEEGRY  =  GEYSER,  NUBODA  =  ABOUND   —   Giving us:  ELDYIEGRAND

Clue/Question:  He told stories about the cow that had produced so much milk because she was – – –

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LEGENDDAIRY

(Very nice.  Semi-familiar though.  The answer, that is.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “leyid” before.  I thought that “yield” and “geyser” were fairly tough solves.  The answer letter layout was great too.  Nothing obvious, from my standpoint.  Fun cartoon.  I really think this guy could pass for the Governor of Wisconsin!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/27/15

English: Pope Paul VI

English: Pope Paul VI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”   —   Pope Paul VI

(My previous favorite pope!  Now, I’m liking this new guy, Francis, a lot . . . and I’m not even Catholic!  Be well an do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  WordPress is screwing with the Related Articles format again.  I wish they would just leave well enough alone!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/15

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Poor sport and spoilsport.

RUMON  =  MOURN,  SIHTO  =  HOIST,  SWERDH  =  SHREWD,  CURPES  =  SPRUCE   —   Giving us:  MOUHIHWDSPE

Clue/Question:  His rival at the hot air balloon race – – –

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the b...

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the bank of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHOWED HIM UP

(I hate when that happens!  Pretty good pun.  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles are new.  We’ve definitely seen “rumon” and “curpes” before.  Nicely cryptic answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  Fun cartoon.  “Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!”  Great later ’60s pop tune!  I’ll provide a Youtube link.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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