Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Jumble Spoiler – 08/03/15

Stacked and chopped oak wood.

Stacked and chopped oak wood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  And he’s “been working like a dog.”

PALAH  =  ALPHA,  KILYS  =  SILKY,  LEAGIO  =  GOALIE,  ERREEV  =  REVERE   —   Giving us:  ALPSILKGOLEEE

Clue/Question:  After chopping firewood all day, he was going to – – –

One to do the work ... (African American men c...

One to do the work … (African American men chopping wood at the side of the road.), by Rufus Morgan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SLEEP LIKE A LOG

Taos County, New Mexico. Chopping wood is a da...

Taos County, New Mexico. Chopping wood is a daily chore. Louis Lopez, Picaris Indian working for P . . . – NARA – 521911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A good pun!  Not too stinky.  Based on the ever popular idiom.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  Only “palah” has definitely been used before.  Nice long answer letter layout.  Fairly cryptic.  Great cartoon.  Lots of detail.  And, I like the setting sun on the horizon.  The English language is loaded with silly, semi-logical, but quirky idioms.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/03/15

Deutsch: Freifrau Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (...

Deutsch: Freifrau Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (* 13. September 1830 auf Schloss Zdislawitz bei Kremsier in Mähren; † 12. März 1916 in Wien) war eine österreichische Schriftstellerin und gilt mit ihren psychologischen Erzählungen als eine der bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Erzählerinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.”   —   Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

(This was a pretty easy quote to solve, but I needed to make some semi-logical assumptions in getting the author’s name.  Got it on the first try!  Maybe my German ancestry helped out a little on it!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/02/15

Cooked clams on a plate.

Cooked clams on a plate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clams.  I simply cannot imagine why anyone would eat something slimy served in an ashtray.”   —   Miss Piggy

(I’m with Miss Piggy on this one.  Or oysters, for that matter!  I’m just not big on shellfish.  But, plenty of people DO like them.  This actually made for a fairly challenging solve.  It was 50/50 on the D being the I, but supposing the ING in “something” led me to “imagine”, then the rest kind of fell into place.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/01/15

English: Rural Electrification Administration:...

English: Rural Electrification Administration: Woman turning the nozzle on hose to washing machine with wringer. (53227(1658), 27-0756a.gif) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Harried and torn.

VOSHE  =  SHOVE,  FISWT  =  SWIFT,  HILGYH  =  HIGHLY,  WAHYON  =  ANYHOW   —   Giving us:  SHSWIHYAYW

Clue/Question:  She just couldn’t decide if she was going to do the laundry, she was being – – –

Old washing machine in Bunratty, Ireland

Old washing machine in Bunratty, Ireland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WISHY-WASHY

(Ah, the struggle between obligation and desire!  It’s the age old problem.  I can tell you – from secondhand experience – that going the responsible route . . . can save your life.  My good friend, Dan, went into work on a Tuesday morning and suddenly remembered that he was supposed to attend a meeting at their uptown office.  It was starting to get late for leaving, and he had half a mind to just blow it off.  It wasn’t the most important meeting, and he could always blame his absence on subway delays, or something.  But then, his conscience kicked in, and he decided to do the responsible thing and go.  It’s a good thing that he did, and left when he did – at about 20 to 9:00.  That Tuesday was . . . 9/11/2001, and his office was in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  It was hit at 8:46 AM.  He lost so much, in terms of friends and co-workers, we both did that day, but he had his life . . . and his wife and kids still had a husband and father.  So, always give a second and third thought to your obligations, folks.  There’ll be other “nice days”.

Hey, we seem to have another new clue word today, in “highly”  It kinda feels familiar to me, but I couldn’t find it in the ralis95 clue word database.  All the jumbles also came up as new, but none were too difficult for me.  The answer letter layout really couldn’t do much to hide today’s answer, especially with the great cartoon of laundry day.  Lots of detail.  The doggie looking out the window, showing the nice sunny day, and people enjoying being outdoors.  Very nice.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/01/15

English: Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court j...

English: Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court justice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can and do aspire to be greater than the sum total of my experiences, but I accept my limitations.”   —   Sonia Sotomayor

(Our very first – of many, I hope – quotes from Justice Sotomayor.  It’s not saying exactly the same thing, but it puts me in mind of John Lennon’s:  “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  from “Beautiful Boy”.  We should have dreams and aspirations, but life is going to happen to us, whether we plan it or not.  Enjoy your weekend.  Enjoy your life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/31/15

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto: Taso de kafo. Français : Photo d’une tasse de caffé Español: Taza de café (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The coffee run.

CPRIH  =  CHIRP,  BULAM  =  ALBUM,  CUPANK  =  UNPACK,  PUEGAL  =  PLAGUE   —   Giving us:  CIPMUKPE

Clue/Question:  She had her friend drive her to the coffee shop because she needed a – – –

Coffee Cup

Coffee Cup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PICKMEUP

(Pretty stinky pun.  But, not too difficult.  We did have a new clue word today, in “plague”.  ralis95 can add another word to his world famous database.  All the jumbles except for “cupank” seem to be new.  Great answer letter layout.  Very cryptic.  All of Jeff’s cars seem to have a *classic* look about them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/31/15

English: Two women sparring with a speed bag B...

English: Two women sparring with a speed bag Booka and Chris Durack sparring with a speed bag. The sisters are wearing long skirts and shirts with rolled up sleeves and no boxing gloves. The speed bag is attached to timber beam in an open sided building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”   —   Sam Ewing

(Try to be a sleeves person, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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