Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Jumble Spoiler – 07/03/15

Girl trying limbo.

Girl trying limbo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Looking up(?) limbo.

LAFWU  =  AWFUL,  WENDU  =  UNWED,  LOOIER  =  ORIOLE,  APINDU  =  UNPAID   – – –  Giving us:  WLNWOOD

Clue/Question:  The Wikipedia page about the history of limbo featured the – – –

English: The logo of Limbo

English: The logo of Limbo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOWDOWN

(I like it! A very appropriate pun.  No new clue words, but all the jumbles were new today.  The answer letter layout had me stumped, for a minute or two.  Great cartoon.  Been using computers and internet quite a bit lately.  Be well and do good, friends.  Have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/03/15

Much of Arthur Schopenhauer's writing is focus...

Much of Arthur Schopenhauer’s writing is focused on the notion of will and its relation to freedom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The finest thought runs the risk of being irrevocably forgotten if we do not write it down.”   —   Arthur Schopenhauer

(It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from ol’ Artie!  Keep ’em comin’, Becks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/02/15

Sugar cane residue can be used as a biofuel

Sugar cane residue can be used as a biofuel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  At journey’s end.

GEDHE  =  HEDGE,  TOHMU  =  MOUTH,  MEROYM  =  MEMORY,  LEESAW  =  WEASEL   —   Giving us:  HEEOTHMMOWESE

Clue/Question:  The owner of the Hawaiian sugar plantation was – – –

Small sugar cane field on Madeira

Small sugar cane field on Madeira (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HOME SWEET HOME

(I love a good literal pun!  None of today’s clue words were new, but three of the jumbles were.  We’ve definitely had the one for “weasel” before.  I still can’t spell “weasel”.  I always want to make it LE!  The answer letter layout was pretty special.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  I thought the cartoon was fun.  I guess sugar cane is native to the tropics, while sugar beets grow in much of the northern areas.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/02/15

English: Sepia photograph of James Matthew Bar...

English: Sepia photograph of James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), author of “Peter Pan” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”   —   J. M. Barrie

(I think this qualifies for a:  Thank you, Captain Obvious!  Geez, Louise!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/01/15

English: Mountain view

English: Mountain view (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Peaking their curiosity?

TPINE  =  INEPT,  TUYPT  =  PUTTY,  RAWOND  =  ONWARD,  SUREVS  =  VERSUS   —   Giving us:  INPUTOADER

Clue/Question:  They wanted more information about the mountain they’d just climbed, so they – – –

Ivachnova Mountain view

Ivachnova Mountain view (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  READ UP ON IT

(Very good!  I had to think a bit on this answer.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  We’ve seen the one for “onward” before.  The answer letter layout was actually pretty challenging.  A great jumble in its own right.  And, a very scenic cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/01/15

English: Imagination (1896). Olin Warner (comp...

English: Imagination (1896). Olin Warner (completed by Herbert Adams). Bronze door at main entrance of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to live.”   —   Adele Brookman

(Our first Adele Brookman quotation, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  And, it’s a good 0one.  It’s kind of a response to way too many religious  messages.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/15

English: Crafted in 18kt. yellow gold with Mom...

English: Crafted in 18kt. yellow gold with Mom, Dad and the kids birthstones surrounded with diamonds. About 2″ high, it was designed to be a display piece in a Southwest kitchen but it never made it there, she wears it daily (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Jeff K. flashback.

MIREG  =  GRIME,  DUHON  =  HOUND,  VITENA  =  NATIVE,  BALIVE  =  VIABLE   —   Giving us:  GRIHDNTIVIE

Clue/Question:  When it came to learning how to swim, she was ready to – – –

Indoor Swimming Pool Category:Indoor_swimming_...

Indoor Swimming Pool Category:Indoor_swimming_pools (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DIVE RIGHT IN

(Aaaw.  How sweet!  Syd as a little kid.  And, Mom and Dad are looking sprier too.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were.  We’ve seen the one for “viable” before.  The answer letter layout was alright, but not great.  The cartoon was definitely great though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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