Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/15

Polish Coat of Arms very small

Polish Coat of Arms very small (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Brygida’s Kielbasa break.

CHITD  =  DITCH,  TOAIP  =  PATIO,  SLOISF  =  FOSSIL,  ZERONF  =  FROZEN   —   Giving us:  DHPIOFSLFOE

Clue/Question:  The housekeeper had leftover sausages for lunch, which she – – –

Various kinds of Polish Kielbasa

Various kinds of Polish Kielbasa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: POLISHED OFF

(A little heavy on the clues today!  The Polish coat of arms on the wall, she’s polishing a silver pitcher, and chances are very strong that she’s eating Polish sausage!  I guess you could even argue she’s wearing a babushka, but that might be a stretch.

There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles have come up as new . . . again.  The answer letter layout was actually very good  A great jumble, that – by itself – gave nothing away.  I really liked the cartoon, but the totality of the clues was a bit much, for my taste.  Maybe the guys are just setting us up for a real tough stumper???  Let’s hope so!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/28/15

Vincent van Gogh: Irises (1890)

Vincent van Gogh: Irises (1890) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”   —   Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait, August 1889 Oil on canvas, 57 ×...

Self-Portrait, August 1889 Oil on canvas, 57 × 43,5 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (F626) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I wonder when he came to this realization?  From my experience, most artists have a bit of a self-absorption issue.  By and large they are wonderful people, but everyone else kind of just plays a part in their world.  It’s kinda like they’re in their own version of The Truman Show.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/15

English: in 2007 Esperanto: en la jaro 2007

English: in 2007 Esperanto: en la jaro 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tiger and Phil.

SIVRO  =  VISOR,  LONEV  =  NOVEL,  DRURED  =  RUDDER,  GOBELG  =  BOGGLE   —   Giving us:  VINERDOGL

Clue/Question:  After walking to the golf course near his house, he was ready for a – – –

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire ...

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire Another type of driving range is in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LONG DRIVE

San Diego's favorite son pitches one of only a...

San Diego’s favorite son pitches one of only a handful of shots taken around the 18th green during Tuesday’s practice round (his only practice round) at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Okay.  Obviously, Tiger Woods is not the only black golfer, just as Phil Mickelson is not the only left-handed golfer out there.  But, I think it works.  And, so does today’s pun/answer.  It may “boggle” your mind to learn that “boggle” is a new clue word for us.  If we had it before it must have come with a Sunday Jumble, before our friend started looking in on Sunday spoilers.  It can now be safely added to the ralis95 clue word database.  And, all of the jumbles appear to be new again!  Hmm!  The answer letter layout was, again, desirably cryptic today.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, the cartoon does a fine job showing what’s probably the first tee.  I like the divots and the “bonus clue” walking shoes.  That’s about it for today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/27/15

Suess Landing at Universal Studios' Islands of...

Suess Landing at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure theme park, Orlando, Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”   —   Theodor Seuss Geisel

(That’s kind of a reverse definition, but it works.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04;27;15

English: Abandoned Hyundai Grace in Tomsk, Rus...

English: Abandoned Hyundai Grace in Tomsk, Russia Русский: Брошенный микроавтобус Hyundai Grace в Томске (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The price of security?

KEIRH  =  HIKER,  ATOLG  =  GLOAT,  RAFSIA  =  SAFARI,  BOMOAB  =  BAMBOO   —   Giving us:  KELTFRBAO

Clue/Question:  After carelessly puncturing all four tires, he would be – – –

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van.

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FLAT BROKE

(Now, that’s a good stinky pun!  Have you ever noticed how many people say “broke” when the should be saying “broken”?  It’s really annoying.  I’m far from being the Grammar Police, but certain obvious offenses do irk me to no end.  Oh, well.  There were no new clue words today, but once again all the jumbles are coming up as new.  What up, Hoyty?  Anyway, none of them stumped me.  The answer letter layout was cryptic enough, but the whole set up made the answer fairly obvious . . . again.  Quality, but standard fare, cartoon.  It’s much more fun being snarky, folks!  That’s about it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/15

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.”   —   Bernard Baruch

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I think people, by and large, vote for the rhetoric that suits them best.  I gladly voted for “Hope and Change”, with the expectation that Congress would actually work with the President.  It’s just a shame – criminal, in my book – that too many in Congress allow themselves to be bullied, and are more interested in money . . . and getting re-elected, than in actually working for the greater good.  I think that the system is broken.  Whether it is beyond repair is the question that must be answered.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/25/15

Jane Goodall 3

Jane Goodall 3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”   —   Jane Goodall

(The famous, and wonderful, primatologist/anthropologist is now 81 years old!  Take her words to heart, friends.  Be well and do good.  Happy Earth Week!)   —   YUR


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