Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/30/16

The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think.”   —   Misty Copeland

(You’ve got to roll with the punches, and be willing to adapt.  Cliche?  Sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/16

Visual Description:  Tele-religious practices.

EDOMM=  MODEM,  TYDRA  =  TARDY,  SPOMIE  =  IMPOSE,  AAGGRE  =  GARAGE   —   Giving us:  MODTARMPORGE

Clue/Question:  Maybe the reason some people watch too much TV is that they are – – –

Borzoi are gracious couch potatoes at home.

Borzoi are gracious couch potatoes at home. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PROGRAMMED TO

(Another great one!  I was slightly surprised to find that “garage” is a new clue word.  Yet another word for ralis95 to add to his world famous clue word database!  Also, all of today’s jumbles have come up as new.  Nice letter groupings in the clue words, too.  Makes it easier for me when I do these spoilers.  The answer letter layout was a super jumble.  Very nicely cryptic, again.  The cartoon does a good job of showing some blasé couch potatoes.  I shouldn’t talk though.  I watch way too much TV myself.  I can’t miss Jeopardy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/29/16

English: Adele

English: Adele (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t write songs about a specific, elusive thing.  I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken.”   —   Adele

(A very popular subject for songs, but not necessarily the only one.  I prefer songs that convey some kind of a story.  Love can be part of the story, but I can only take the occasional “love song”.  They get on my nerves very quickly.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Great) Jumble Spoiler – 06/29/16

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  2016 NHL Champs?

TIWAA  =  AWAIT,  EMVON  =  VENOM,  MAREYC  =  CREAMY,  HERRAD  =  HARDER   —   Giving us:  AAIVENCAYHDE

Clue/Question:  When the penguin left to hang out with his buddies, his wife said – – –

Mellon Arena in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mellon Arena in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HAVE AN “ICE” DAY

(This is such a silly pun.  Ya just gotta love it!  Not particularly difficult, but a lot of fun.  All the clue words were old favorites.  But, three of the jumbles came up as new.  Mr. Hoyt has used “herrad” before.  The answer letter layout was a marvelous jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  But, it’s the great cartoon that brings it all together.  The hubby penguin is sitting on the eggs.  They’re in an igloo, sitting at an ice table, while two of his buddy penguins wait for him at the door, with hockey sticks!  The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 2, to become the 2016 NHL Champions, just a couple of weeks ago.  The ironic thing is the Penguins used to play in an arena that was known as “The Igloo”.  The old Civic Arena was in use between 1967 and 2010.  It has since been torn down, but I was fortunate enough to see the Penguins play there back in 1976.  Don’t ask me who they played, or if they won, because that was a L O N G time ago, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  To “Tony Hawk”, who commented on a Jumble from 2014.  Your comment WAS very relevant to the post, but I make it a point NOT to “approve” comments on posts that old.  I would make an exception IF you were a regular follower/commenter, who had previously commented on something more recent, but the majority of comments that come up on these older posts are spammers.  So, I hope you understand my concern.  If you comment on something current, I’d be happy to “approve” that.  I’ll hold on to your comment for another week, and if you DO comment on something current then I’ll reconsider “approving” the older comment.     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/16

English: Star Trek style 3D chess board

English: Star Trek style 3D chess board (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  1960’s nerds.

TRUTE  =  UTTER,  CANTE  =  ENACT,  HODARI  =  HAIRDO,  WRUCEF  =  CURFEW   —   Giving us:  UTTENHIRUFE

Clue/Question:  “Star Trek” was canceled after three seasons, but its success was set – – –

English: A stylized delta shield, based on the...

English: A stylized delta shield, based on the Star Trek logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN THE FUTURE

(Not bad!  Even thought the answer letter layout was excellent, I quickly realized that the third word was FUTURE.  From there it was easy to get IN THE.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  “Utter” actually comes up in the ralis95 clue word database five times, due to butter, gutter, mutter, putter and utter.  The jumble “cante” has been used before, but the other three came up as new.  The cartoon is great, with the three guys in costume, the old style Coke bottles, and the old console television.  Kids today don’t realize that TVs used be – essentially – furniture.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/28/16

English: Bust Of Bertrand Russell-Red Lion Squ...

English: Bust Of Bertrand Russell-Red Lion Square-London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(Like beating the egg-heads on Jeopardy, for instance . . . which I do on a nightly basis.  I take the online contestant test at least once a year, but they never select me.  Sony must have it out for me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/27/16

Joseph Addison by Michael Dahl lowres color

Joseph Addison by Michael Dahl lowres color (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.”   —   Joseph Addison

(The gentleman definitely had a way with words!  It’s been a while, but we have had an Addison quote, or two, in the past.  You know, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a formal education.  As long as we strive to continuously learn something new, we become better human beings.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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