Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/18/17

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Step out of the history that is holding you back.  Step into the new story you are willing to create.”   —   Oprah Winfrey

(Whether, or not, we’re fans of history, our own pasts seem to have a strange hold on us.  But, we do have it within us to create our own stories.  We can transcend our histories by putting our minds to it.  Thank you, Ms. Winfrey!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/18/17

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Visual Description:  Breakfast with Gramps.

ALOCK  =  CLOAK,  BOMOL  =  BLOOM,  MERAKB  =  EMBARK,  RVOMEE  =  REMOVE   —   Giving us:  LOABMEREM

Clue/Question:  He remembered inventing the “DRAM” computer chip in 1968 because it was – – –

Answer:  MEMORABLE

(Actually – according to Wikipedia – the Dynamic Random-Access Memory, aka DRAM, chip was “invented” in 1966, by Dr. Robert Dennard, and it was PATENTED in 1968.  But, I do have to say that Jeff did a wonderful job of capturing the good doctor’s likeness!  Dr. Dennard’s invention really set the stage for modern computing.  I bet there is an interesting story behind how the guys got the inspiration for today’s Jumble.  It’s certainly not based on an old saw, like most of the Jumbles are.  Maybe, the good doctor is a fan of the Jumble?

There were no new clue words today, however all of the jumbles did come up as new.  I thought that “merakb” was pretty challenging.  For a few seconds I thought I might have to back into it.  I skipped it to get “remove”, but saw “embark” when I returned to it.  The answer letter layout made for another fine jumble.  With the combination of the cartoon’s dialog, the leading nature of the clue/question, and my rudimentary knowledge of computers, the answer came to me quickly.  I like how the cartoon shows a desktop computer in the background, and the little kid is computing on his cell phone.  And, I’m guessing that that’s some kind of computer chip on Gramp’s mug.  Fine cartoon and fine Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/17

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The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”   —   Anna Quindlen

(You can reinvent yourself!  Be like Phil Connors.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/17

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Visual Description:  An outtake from that Disney movie.

VAROB  =  BRAVO,  BUDTO  =  DOUBT,  NIYTEN  =  NINETY,  GOLUNE  =  LOUNGE   —   Giving us:  RAODOUINLN

Clue/Question:  The African felines were exhausted after a long day and were just – – –

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Answer:  LION AROUND

(A very stinky pun, but a sweet Jumble!  No new clue words, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  The guys have used both “varob” and “budto” before.  The answer letter layout made for another great jumble.  But, it was the cartoon that was really special.  Mufasa and Simba resting out in the African svelte, and a tiny little Rakifi on top of the outcrop, in the background.  If Jeff gets tired of the Jumble,  he could go to work for Disney.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/16/17

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One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.”   —   Ruth Reichl

(Maybe that means I should take up the Sudoku!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/17

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Visual Description:  Home grown healthiness.

RMICP  =  CRIMP,  YONAN  =  ANNOY,  LONELP  =  POLLEN,  CTUBEK  =  BUCKET   —   Giving us:  CRIAYPEKET

Clue/Question:  She grew and harvested her own food because she was a – – –

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Answer:  PICKY EATER

(I guess if you pick your own you’re a . . .  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles are coming up as new, today.  The answer letter layout made for a nifty jumble.  Nothing obvious in it.  The cartoon is very detailed, with home grown strawberries and tomatoes.  And, if you have the larger Jumble in your newspaper, you might be able to make out a sneaky little bunny in the lower right portion of the cartoon.  Right above the 1/16.  Cute!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  WordPress took away the older way of posting.  No notice, or warning.  Just a deal with it, take it or leave it kind of attitude.  The old way worked perfectly, for me.  I like change, when it’s for the better.  As far as I can tell, at this point, it’s just different.  I guess time will tell.      YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/17

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Visual Description:  The descent into illness.

ROALCM  =  CLAMOR,  HERWNC  =  WRENCH,  TUPEYD  =  DEPUTY,  WIHELA  =  AWHILE,  NEDALT  =  DENTAL,  AHDORI  =  HAIRDO   —   Giving us:  CMOWNCDETAWIDALHO

Clue/Question:  The mountain climber started sneezing and coughing at the summit, and

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  –  (4-letters)  (4-letters)  (4-letters)  (1-letter)  (4-letters)

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Answer:  CAME DOWN WITH A COLD

(Today’s pun was submitted by Jeremiah Pedunkadunk, from Owensboro, KY.  JP just won an all expense paid trip, for two, to Paducah, KY.  They’ll tour the National Quilt Museum, the Kentucky Dam and the uranium enrichment plant, while staying at the downtown Super 8, and dining at the Cracker Barrel.  All thanks to the good people at Jumble! 

No new clue words today.  All of the jumbles, with the exception of “tupeyd”, are new.  The answer letter layout was huge, and a great jumble.  But, it didn’t keep me from getting the answer.  The cartoon was sheer beauty.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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