Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Jumble Spoiler – 04/16/15

Visual Description:  A Washington Irving classic.

KAKIH  =  KHAKI,  CANTE  =  ENACT,  EENAVU  =  AVENUE,  XPULED  =  DUPLEX   —   Giving us:  HAKEAEDPE

Clue/Question:  If Ichabod Crane was going to outrun Sleepy Hollow’s horseman, he’d need to – – –

Answer:  KEEP AHEAD

(Fair pun.  Great answer letter layout, and a great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/16/15

Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”   —   Elie Wiesel

(Which is why there are so many protestors of police brutality these days.  The corporate media would love them to go away, but they won’t.  Especially, when a new occurences of police “misconduct” happen every few weeks . . . somewhere in this country of ours.  Be well, be safe . . . and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/15/15

Statue of Aristotle at the university of Freib...

Statue of Aristotle at the university of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”   —   Aristotle

(But of course!  For who else’s sake would you wish someone well?  I think the old boy had gotten a bit jaded by this time.  This might have been a tougher solve, had I not seen/figured out the author, so early on.  I feel like I cheated.  Although, this is the first Aristotle quote in quite some time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/15/15

Caesar salad at Nichols Restaurant in Marina d...

Caesar salad at Nichols Restaurant in Marina del Rey, California. :Comment: “A far cry from the original ;]]” — ONE of many variations. See e.g. Doral Chenoweth on this. As an eye-catcher in Caesar salad, it should be replaced by something like this, as soon as available. — any IP 12:43, 30 July 2007 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The boys, sticking to their diet!

VEAWE  =  WEAVE,  TINNH  =  NINTH,  FLUCPU  =  CUPFUL,  TOYNTK  =  KNOTTY   —   Giving us:  WEENTCULKOT

Clue/Question:  We couldn’t come up with a new salad pun . . . if you have a good one – – –

Macroday salad

Macroday salad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LETTUCE KNOW

(FANTASTIC stinky pun!  And, very well played.  The Facebook biz was a little misdirection.  And, I believe that Hoyt deliberately had the CULK in the answer letter layout to make some people believe the second word was LUCK.  Don’t let that barren plain fool you folks!  It’s covering fertile ground!  At least, LUCK was my first impression.  But, I couldn’t do anything with WEENTOT, so I then figured the second word might be KNOW.  That left me with EETCULT, which again, I think is a brilliant jumble.  But, the light switch did turn on, and I quickly got the stinky pun.  There were no new words today, but three of the jumbles were new, to me.  I could only verify that we’ve seen the one for “ninth” before.  “Knotty” is one of those words that spell out in alphabetical order!  Like I’ve said before, I always enjoy the cartoons that include our buddies.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/14/15

English: Uncle Sam recruiting poster.

English: Uncle Sam recruiting poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Uncle Sam takes HIS slice.

SHACO  =  CHAOS,  CIXTO  =  TOXIC,  REEMLY  =  MERELY,  REENKL  =  KERNEL   —   Giving us:  CHATICERYKEL

Clue/Question:  It was finally payday and the new employee got a – – –

English: A slice of pizza from Piazza Pizza

English: A slice of pizza from Piazza Pizza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REALITY CHECK

(Not bad.  Not bad at all.  But, it kinda feels like a re-run.  We did have a new clue word today, in “merely”.  And the only returning jumble, that I could verify, was the one for “chaos”.  The answer letter layout was another top-notch jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  And, it was a great cartoon.  But, what is “Chipati”?  Is that a Chicago thing?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/14/15

English: World congress of the international R...

English: World congress of the international Rotary Club Deutsch: Weltkongress des Internationalen Rotary-Clubs :*Graphics by Herbert Stelzer :*Ausgabepreis: 70 Pfennig :*First Day of Issue / Erstausgabetag: 5. Mai 1987 :*Michel-Katalog-Nr: 1327 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.”   —   Paul Harris

English: Rotary International emblem

English: Rotary International emblem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Wow!  I don’t know about you guys, but I thought this one was a tough solve, too.  Maybe not as tough as yesterday’s, but right up there.  I didn’t think there were any gimmes in this puzzle.  I figured the N had to be the A, and the B was most likely the S, and took it from there.  About midway through I realized the repeating word was “power” and the first word was “personality”, but this was nearly a letter for letter solve.  Very often I figure out the E and the T right off the bat, but save them for the very end.  It makes the more mundane ones a little more challenging.  But, I couldn’t get away with that today.  This appears to be the first Paul Harris quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  He was the founder of the Rotary Club, which used to be a pretty big deal when I was a kid – and before.  It’s still out there.  It has a wonderful mission statement, and it seems like an organization that we could all benefit from with its resurgence.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/13/15

English: Track near Badlesmere Court Farm The ...

English: Track near Badlesmere Court Farm The northern edge of the square coincides almost exactly with the horizon here. The tree tops in view above it are in the next square. There is a bridleway off to the right (out of shot) and a loud smell of cow manure all around. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Street smarts meets book smarts.

CROPH  =  PORCH,  RAVLA  =  LARVA,  DIRALA  =  RADIAL,  WORDSY  =  DROWSY   —   Giving us:  OCHLRRAADOS

Clue/Question:  He graduated with a degree in street building which made him a – – –

English: Manure rotting facility The ultimate ...

English: Manure rotting facility The ultimate re-cycling – all this came out of the back end of a cow and once rotted will be spread as fertilizer to encourage growth of grass to go in the front end of a cow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ROAD SCHOLAR

(Easing us into the workweek with an elementary Jumble.  None of the clue words are new, and only one jumble is new.  I don’t see that we’ve ever used today’s jumble for “larva”.  Fine job on the answer letter layout.  The answer makes for a fun pun, but I can’t imagine too many of the regulars struggled in getting it.  Fine cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PSZemanta is only returning pictures owned by Getty . . . and I think that stinks!      YUR


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