Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/15

English: Vertical Subtraction, right to left D...

English: Vertical Subtraction, right to left Deutsch: Schriftliche Subtraktion, von rechts nach links gerechnet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Time for Arithmetic.

SOLPI  =  SPOIL,  NALST  =  SLANT,  BAVEHE  =  BEHAVE,  CANYLU  =  LUNACY   —   Giving us:  SPLSNEAELN

Clue/Question:  To teach subtraction, the teacher had a – – –

Category:Image with comment templates

Category:Image with comment templates (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LESSEN PLAN

(Clever pun!  It took me a couple of minutes to get this one.  For some reason, I was reading the end of the clue/question as THE, instead of A.  That threw me a little.  So, at first I suspected that the second word was LESS, but I couldn’t do anything with PLNEAN.  But, I was able to see the word PLAN in it.  And, then I saw the light.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  The one for “lunacy” stumped me for a minute.  The answer letter layout was a slendiforous jumble.  It certainly didn’t help me out any.  The cartoon was kind of your standard elementary classroom fare, but it got the job done.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 12/10/15

English: Sydney Harbour Bridge

English: Sydney Harbour Bridge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Aussie farmers’ harvest.

BREDY  =  DERBY,  NARKD  =  DRANK,  GUNOLE  =  LOUNGE,  FOWULE  =  WOEFUL   —   Giving us:  DRDNNEWOU

Clue/Question:  When the couple from Sydney planted carrots in their garden, they grew – – –

Sydney sunset from the Balmain wharf. Sydney A...

Sydney sunset from the Balmain wharf. Sydney Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DOWN UNDER

(A little predictable, but okay.  All old favorite clue words today, and only two new jumbles.  We have seen “narkd” and “gunole” in the past.  The jumble for “woeful” was pretty nifty.  The answer letter layout was okay, all things considered.  But, the cartoon was very entertaining.  Just an overall so-so Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/10/15

English: American writer Amelia E. Barr

English: American writer Amelia E. Barr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.”   —   Amelia Barr

English: A snow shower approaching on Dartmoor...

English: A snow shower approaching on Dartmoor, Devon, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Some people let gray and damp weather get them down, others realize that the April showers bring the May flowers, and just look for the silver lining.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/09/15

Statue in the

Statue in the (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  How a lot of artists get girl friends.

EMACO  =  CAMEO,  SMURT  =  STRUM,  PLITUP  =  PULPIT,  SUHAQS  =  SQUASH   —   Giving us:  CESTRPULSU

Clue/Question:  When the artist asked to make a stone likeness of her, she said – – –

English: Statue in Opole (Oppeln), Upper Silesia

English: Statue in Opole (Oppeln), Upper Silesia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SCULPTSURE

(Uh oh!  Stinker alert!  But, I like it.  It made me think.  The answer wasn’t a gimme.  I had to think what word was intentionally omitted.  For some reason, it took me a couple of minutes to think of sculpt.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  We have seen “smurt” before.  The answer letter layout was a splendid jumble.  Nothing given away.  And, the cartoon was very . . . artistic.  A great jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/09/15

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2007)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2007) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”   —   Peace Pilgrim

English: Photograph taken during the 1980 Hawa...

English: Photograph taken during the 1980 Hawaii Retreat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Maybe our world leaders could benefit from a transcendental meditation symposium!  The sad thing is, when it comes to war it’s not a matter of inner peace.  It’s a matter of abject greed.  Sadly, the powers behind the wars are completely at peace with their greed.  And, don’t think that our world leaders are necessarily the same as the powers behind the wars.  Let’s work to elect more independent leaders.  One’s not owing to various special interests.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/08/15

The Cheers site in Boston

The Cheers site in Boston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Bartender!  There’s a human in my beer!

CLOFA  =  FOCAL,  CLERI  =  RELIC,  PIBSOH  =  BISHOP,  GENTAM  =  MAGNET   —   Giving us:  FLRIBSAE

Clue/Question:  The regulars at the insect pub were – – –

Cheers

Cheers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BARFLIES

(I always confuse the movies:  Barfly and Ironweed.  Different eras, but both dealt with depressing bar “life”, and both had great casts, and were supposedly “good” movies.  However, today’s Jumble is a cute parody of the very amusing television series:  Cheers!  Maybe, the best thing about the show is that despite being set in a bar, and it showed people drinking, you never really saw anybody drunk!  Not that I can remember at least.  It was more about the human interactions, than the drinking.

There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “clofa” and “cleri” before.  I had some trouble getting “magnet”!  Not sure if it was because I wasn’t at home, or what, but I ended up backing into it.  The answer letter layout was a swell jumble too.  It just didn’t take a whole lot of thought to get the answer, what with the clue/question and the great cartoon.  It all made for a fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/08/15

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You get ideas all the time.  The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”   —   Neil Gaiman

(And – here’s the big part, folks – they write them down.  Not sure why they chose this quote for the Cryptoquote.  It wasn’t a difficult solve, and it’s just not very memorable, or significant, in my book.  Nice doggie though!  Be well, notice your ideas, and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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