Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/02/16

It is very important to know who you are.  To make decisions.  To show who you are.”   —   Malala Yousafzai

English: Nobel Peace Prize 2009, Barack Obama

English: Nobel Peace Prize 2009, Barack Obama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(No, Art.  I was not able to come up with the author’s name on my own!  She has been in the news a lot, the last few years.  And, she is a very brave and determined young woman.  But, her name is not exactly a household name.  At least not in my household.  And, no.  I’m not proud of this.  She’s the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize though.  It’s a good thing getting shot in the head is not a prerequisite to winning the Nobel Peace Prize!  She is still just a kid, but as a human rights advocate her name will surely become more and more recognizable.  Even to Eurocentric, semi-chauvanists, like myself.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/16

Map of USA with Midwest highlighted

Map of USA with Midwest highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Heritage appreciation.

EUKQA  =  QUAKE,  TYPUT  =  PUTTY,  SINITS  =  INSIST,  SUREUP  =  PURSUE   —   Giving us:  QAUTINSUE

Clue/Question:  Her mom’s sister had a lot of old furniture, which she considered – – –

Picture of Antiques Village in Tiendesitas

Picture of Antiques Village in Tiendesitas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: AUNTIQUES

(Great pun!  Especially for the more Midwestern types, who pronounce the word like Ant, and not Awnt!  Maybe, for the Awnt people, today’s answer didn’t make as much sense.  I’m an Ant person, so it was no problem for me.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites again, however all of the jumbles came up as new.  I liked Hoyt’s answer letter layout very much.  And, Jeff did a fine job of drawing the venerable furnishings!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

May Day Cryptoquote – 2016

English: US Postage stamp, Samuel Clemens, com...

English: US Postage stamp, Samuel Clemens, commemorative issue of 1940. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”   —   Mark Twain

(Words to live by?  Spring is here!  It’s cool and damp here, today.  And, it looks like it’s going to rain most of the week.  We didn’t have any real April showers, so I guess we need to make up for that before the real heat sets in.  The next mowing is going to be a bitch though!  Be well and do good, friends.  Workers unite!)   —   YUR

May Day Jumble Spoiler – 05/01/16

Decorated sugar cookies.

Decorated sugar cookies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The laid back baker.

WYTTEN  =  TWENTY,  REDVON  =  VENDOR,  KORMES  =  SMOKER,  TICNEJ  =  INJECT,  GREEEM  =  EMERGE,  LIAHEN  =  INHALE   —   Giving us:  TWTERSKEIETEMHAE

Clue/Question:  She was going to bring the sugar cookies with her so she could – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words = (4-letters) (3-letters) (5-letters) (4-letters)

Frosting and sanding sugar on cookies.

Frosting and sanding sugar on cookies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TAKE HER SWEET TIME

(It took me a minute to get that this was more about her attitude than anything else!  All tried and true clue words today, and four of the six jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “wytten” and “greeem” before.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble.  None of the four answer words jumped out at me.  I knew the first two words were either going to be be MAKE, or TAKE, HER, and then the pun hit me.  Pretty good.  The hubby needs to chillax!  I get that they had to be sugar cookies for the gag to really work, but I’m not a big fan of them.  I’ll eat them at Christmas time, because of the festive shapes and frosting and sprinkles.  But, otherwise, they’re a little too bland for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/16

English: Staley Da Bear, the official mascot o...

English: Staley Da Bear, the official mascot of the Chicago Bears. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The guarantee that didn’t bear out.

TAIRO  =  RATIO,  GITDI  =  DIGIT,  TAHYAP  =  APATHY,  SUIFEN  =  INFUSE   —   Giving us:  RADTTHISE

Clue/Question:  They thought their new garbage can was animal proof, but the animals – – –

English: Two black bears mating

English: Two black bears mating (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TRASHED IT

(Not bad.  I like the cartoon better than I like the pun.  No new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  They’ve definitely used “tairo” in the past.  Nice job with the answer letter layout.  It didn’t give the answer away.  Bears seem to be getting a lot bolder these days, as are coyotes, and to a lesser extent cougars.  It’s our own fault though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/16

Tecumseh color

Tecumseh color (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From my tribe I take nothing.  I am the maker of my own fortune.”   —   Tecumseh

(Our first Tecumseh quote!  I’m not sure of the context of this quote though.  I believe we all take something from our tribes – unless we have rejected our tribe, or they have rejected us – as we’re all products of our environment/nurture.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/16

Cropped photo of Ann Curry

Cropped photo of Ann Curry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.”   —   Jessica Savitch

(No resting on your laurels for her!  Jessica had a meteoric, but brief, career as an NBC News anchor back in the early 1980s.  She was very attractive and very popular.  She tragically lost her life in 1983, when the car – in which she was a passenger – drove into a canal, during a heavy rainstorm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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