Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/22/14

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.”   —   Charles Dudley Warner

(Lost on far too many people these days.  One of the things I really like about the Cryptoquote is that it introduces me to writers who I’d previously never heard.  This man led a very interesting life, and was friends with Mark Twain.  And yes, Art.  I was able to figure out the name today without having to look him up.  There weren’t any other Ds or Ws in the quote, but they just seemed to be the most logical letters.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/22/14

Visual Description:  Jeff’s Bohemian days!


Clue/Question:  Business was good, but the policeman only wanted to – – – 

Answer:  FINE ART

(Now, this is a great pun!  Not a lot of Fine Arts majors become cops, I bet.  After banking, I looked into it, but by then I was too old.  The wife would’ve crapped a brick anyway.  She didn’t even want me to be a guard at the county jail, or even be a limo driver.  Oh, well.  No new clue words today!  We did have a few new jumbles though.  Only the one for “evoke” had already been used, by my records.  The answer letter layout pretty good, for only seven letters.  The cartoon is fun.  I like the glasses on the Mona Lisa!  And, the pot-belly on the cop.  Fun for Monday!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/21/14

My son has taken up meditation – at least it’s better than sitting down doing nothing.”   —   Max Kauffmann

(I wonder if ol’ Max would make the same crack about somebody praying?  Some people never want to leave their comfort zone.  Expand your horizons, folks.  There’s a big world out there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/20/14

English: set of statues in the harbor of Annap...

English: set of statues in the harbor of Annapolis showing Alex Haley (author) reading to children. According to Haley (and historical markers near the statues), his ancestor Kunte Kinte landed in the harbor as a slave coming from Africa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”   —   Alex Haley

(Some aspects of family actually hold us back, but we’d rather wear the rose colored glasses.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/20/14

Temperature predictions from some climate mode...

Temperature predictions from some climate models assuming the SRES A2 emissions scenario. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Divisive . . . by design.


Clue/Question: For some people, global warming is a – – -

The global warming icon for the ubx.

The global warming icon for the ubx. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(I wonder if the people who are having trouble getting today’s answer are in the denial camp???  I wouldn’t be surprised!  No new clue words today, but we have three new jumbles, by my records.  Only the one for “cargo” has definitely been used before.  Once again, we had a really splendid answer letter layout.  No hints or clues whatsoever.  Clever cartoon, too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/19/14

Visual Description:  Ethnic specialty shop.


Clue/Question:  The most-popular items at the German deli were the – – -


(Ahh.  A little irony thrown into today’s stinky pun.  By the way, some of these sausages can be pretty pungent themselves, but once you cook them up they are delicious.  Pretty sure Knurek has a good bit of German in him.  Hoyt too, but the name Hoyt can be Dutch and English too.  I guess the Hoyts got around!  We have no new clue words today . . . for a change.  Three of the jumbles were new to me though.  “Adopt” is another one of those words that spells out in alphabetical order.  Today’s answer letter layout was USDA Grade A Select!  Without the great cartoon and the hint word “German” I don’t think a lot of you could have gotten the answer, just from the answer letter layout.  Nice job.  That’s it, folks.  One really great week of Jumbles!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/19/14

Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.”   —   Karl Lagerfeld

(Of course a designer is going to say something like this.  He’s got to generate buzz for his high-priced nonsense.  Me?  I try to buy only what I need.  What excites me is getting quality . . . at a fair price.  All this glamorized consumerism is why we have dwindling resources, but increased pollutants and CO2 levels.  And of course, this feeds into the more stuff, but less values equation too.  Pay no attention to these fancy-pants people, and those who are generally only out to make a buck, folks.  They are leading us down the road to ruin.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

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