Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/15

Visual Description:  Behind the runway.

HELIW  =  WHILE,  TAIRO  =  RATIO,  AAINUG  =  IGUANA,  CICINO  =  ICONIC   —   Giving us:  WHERTGNAINI

Clue/Question:  For the fashion model, always being on a diet and counting calories was – – –

Answer:  WEARING THIN

(Great pun!  No new clue words today, but we do have a few new jumbles, in “heliw”, “aainug” and “cicino”.  They are all new to me.  Nice answer letter layout.  The cartoon is sadly too true.  These poor girls basically starve themselves, to fit into this perverse media driven perception of “beauty”.  The funny thing – or, sad thing – is that it’s more directed to women than men.  Most men prefer the natural curves of real women, to the sallow stick figures that grace the fashion magazines.  It’s not healthy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/15

Multi-coloured lollipops in wrappers

Multi-coloured lollipops in wrappers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An all-day sucker.

SAYTE  =  YEAST,  KILYS  =  SILKY,  SIVTEN  =  INVEST,  LIPCEV  =  PELVIC   —   Giving us:  YSTILKIETPLC

Clue/Question:  She planned on finishing her lollipop – – –

Lollipops

Lollipops (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LICKETYSPLIT

(It’s a good thing the guys didn’t try for a gymnastics theme to this answer.  Hey!  There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles came up as previously unused.  And, they were “sayte” and “sivten”.  Reminds me of Jewish sisters I once knew.  But, that’s a story for another place and time. The answer letter layout was pretty darn spiffy.  I don’t think that it gave away a thing.  The cartoon is a little on the disturbing side.  I guess you can’t have everything.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/15/15

English: Portrait of Walter Scott (1771 - 1832...

English: Portrait of Walter Scott (1771 – 1832), novelist and poet, oil on canvas, 76.20 x 63.50 cm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I begin to find . . . that too good a character is inconvenient.”   —   Sir Walter Scott

(Might as well be a dog!  Well okay, maybe not to that extreme.  But . . . trying to be a saint is just more work than it’s worth.  So, just be well . . . and do good.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/14/15

English: W. H. Auden Category:W.H. Auden

English: W. H. Auden Category:W.H. Auden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are here on earth to do good for others.  What the others are here for, I do not know.”   —   John Foster Hall

(I can dig the we, but who exactly is the others?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/13/15

Lëtzebuergesch: En Häerzer-Royal Flush.

Lëtzebuergesch: En Häerzer-Royal Flush. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  It just wasn’t in the cards.

TIGDI  =  DIGIT,  TUSEG  =  GUEST,  KNIHRS  =  SHRINK,  GAWSEE  =  SEWAGE   —   Giving us:  DIIUSTSHNSEE

Clue/Question:  He was hoping to get a royal flush, but the cards didn’t quite – – –

Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra - ...

Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra – Fess can be seen at the front in a white suit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SUIT HIS NEEDS

(Eewww!  That was a good, stinky pun!  No new clue words today.  And, all but “tigdi” are new jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a minor masterpiece.  Nothing given away.  An ESPN quality cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/13/15

Winston Churchill in Downing Street giving his...

Winston Churchill in Downing Street giving his famous ‘V’ sign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although always prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it should be postponed.”   —   Winston Churchill

(I’m guessing that all the best quotesters have their Mark Twain moment.  But, ol’ Winnie always did have a very good sense of humor.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/15

Visual Description:  Watch that first step . . .

GETAN  =  AGENT,  OYZDO  =  DOOZY,  LEGFUN  =  ENGULF,  HROTEB  =  BOTHER   —   Giving us:  GEDNOE

Clue/Question:  When she reached the rim of the Grand Canyon, she was – – –

Stratigraphy of the Grand Canyon

Stratigraphy of the Grand Canyon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ON EDGE

English: Guano Point - a popular vantage point...

English: Guano Point – a popular vantage point on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

( . . . it’s a DOOZY!  Hey, there!  We have a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database, in “doozy”.  That’s a fun word, isn’t it?  I have no idea where it came from.  German?  French?  It’s probably a corruption of a word from another language.  A couple of the other jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “legfun” before.  I could do with a little legfun.  The answer letter layout was good, for such a short answer.  The cartoon is great, with the male tourist in shorts, and a goofy hat.  I guess that’s it for today, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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