Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/17/14

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”   —   Nelson Mandela

(This statement could be argued a few different ways.  But, even for the most strident law and order types the loss of privacy, and other basic civil rights, puts all of us on the fringe of becoming outlaws.  Be well . . . be vigilant and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/17/14

Sorry, guys!  Got called out of town.  This weekend’s spoilers are going to be late, like this one.

Visual Description:  Our favorite cartoon artist, and his lovely family.

NURKT  =  TRUNK,  SERDS  =  DRESS,  KHANES  =  SHAKEN,  EEMCOB  =  BECOME   —   Giving us:  TRURSSSHKBOE

Clue/Question:  To paint the swimmers, the artist used – – -

Answer:  BRUSH STROKES

(As good if not even better than Thursday’s Jumble!  I don’t have access to my ralis95 clue word database, but I think these clue words are all old favorites.  The answer letter layout is fantastic!  I love a nice long answer.  They are almost always a little more challenging.  The cartoon is great, because it is partly chronicling our buddy Jeff’s family life.  I hope Cam won!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/16/14

Visual Description:  When teen terns turn.

PRICH  =  CHIRP,  BOREP  =  PROBE,  TURMET  =  MUTTER,  REUSAS  =  ASSURE   —   Giving us:  IRPPREUERSSE

Clue/Question:  The Santa Monica beach sea gull was experiencing – – -

Answer:  PIER PRESSURE

(The Total Jumble, folks!  Twelve letter answer.  Two brand new clue words, in “chirp” and “mutter”.  More work for ralis95 with his world famous clue word database!  And, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout could have used a little tweaking, but it was alright.  The cartoon is hilarious.  And, so much detail!  One of the better Jumbles in a while.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/16/14

The reason crime doesn’t pay is that when it does, it is called a more respectable name.”   —   Laurence J. Peter

(Capitalism?  The unfettered kind??  Hey!  If the shoe fits . . .  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/14

Visual Description:   Cranky card couple.

DARFU  =  FRAUD,  KAYLE  =  LEAKY,  VISLEW  =  SWIVEL,  MABCEE  =  BECAME   —   Giving us:  FRDLEWILBEA

Clue/Question:  After losing the game, the bridge partners – – -

Answer:  BID FAREWELL

(A great stinker of a pun!  I don’t know much about bridge, but I guess I know just enough to get this answer.  No new clue words, but all the jumbles appear to be new.  I mistook the V for a Y, in the third word, and initially wrote in WISELY.  But the ISY didn’t help make any sense with the other answer letters.  Caught my mistake and came back with the necessary WIL.  It took me a couple of looks to get “became” too.  The answer letter layout was another superlative jumble.  Very cryptic.  I guess Jeff might have spent some time with his parents, or grandparents, at some retirement community.  The cartoon works.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/15/14

Crime is common.  Logic is rare.  Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”   —   Arthur Conan Doyle

(Okie dokes!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  No more pictures, folks.  Zemanta now has this – total BS – Terms of Service agreement, that is just more corporate fascism, that I just can’t be bothered with.   The hell with them anyway.  Less to consider when I post the spoilers!   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/14

Alga kyrka church steeple

Alga kyrka church steeple (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Steep up the steeple.

MOAAR  =  AROMA,  PNIRT  =  PRINT,  CEDEDO  =  DECODE,  LONPEL  =  POLLEN   —   Giving us:  AOAPRITDODPLL

Clue/Question:  To get their fancy new church spire, they – – -

Deutsch: English:

Deutsch: English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PAID TOP DOLLAR

(Beauty!  Nice pun.  No new clue word, but some great new jumbles.  Guess which word I had difficulty with?  That’s right, “decode”.  The other ones I got right away.  The answer letter layout was marvelously cryptic.  No giveaways.  The cartoon took us to new heights.  It was truly inspiring.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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