Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/01/14

Deutsch: Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus in Stuttgart...

Deutsch: Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus in Stuttgart-Burgholzhof (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.”   —   Robert Bosch

Logo at Bosch Headquarters

Logo at Bosch Headquarters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

14. Robert Bosch

14. Robert Bosch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Too bad more business owners do not have this attitude.  We’re always told about “the bottom line” and “shareholders’ return on equity”, and various blather, but it’s the structure of the fat-cats’ compensation that is paramount these days.  And, then they give you further blather about the “limited talent pool” for these positions and paying them “what the market will bear”.  All good ol’ boy smoke and mirrors that too many of us just accept.  Try to invest in more socially responsible businesses, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/14

English: PETA AsiaPacific demonstrates at Hong...

English: PETA AsiaPacific demonstrates at Hong Kong fashion week (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Somebody better call PETA!

ZIREP  =  PRIZE,  INGAA  =  AGAIN,  BULMET  =  TUMBLE,  EEENDL  =  NEEDLE   —   Giving us:  RIZAAITMLEDE

Clue/Question:  He tried to build a working teleporter, but his plans never – – -

Released into the public domain by PETA.

Released into the public domain by PETA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MATERIALIZED

(A funky little send up to Star Trek!  Buffy better get his silly little tail outta there!  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  Check the Tags.  The answer letter layout is marvelous!  And a great – if not somewhat disturbing – cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/14

General George Patton

General George Patton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”   —   George S. Patton

(Easy solve.  But, considering the source, kind of a strange quote.  Of course, big important generals – with very large egos – can’t be bothered by giving instructions . . . only orders.  But, then you have to be prepared for an outcome other than the one you were hoping for.  You might be pleasantly surprised, or you might be terribly disappointed.  The saving grace of this quote is that in the military everything is very regimented.  Everyone in his command should’ve been trained to do things pretty much the same way, and to an extent, even taught to think the same way.  In war you can’t really afford to micro-manage anything.  You have to have a certain/high amount of trust in your subordinates’ – and their subordinates’ – abilities.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/14

Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1841, a "prudent a...

Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1841, a “prudent and efficient” consul. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”   —   Nathaniel Hawthorne

(One of the many reasons why autumn is my favorite season.  Especially when it gets a little brisk, and the leaves change from green . . . to red, gold and rust, and eventually fall to the ground.  There’s nothing like the feel, and the rustling sound, of sloshing through the crisp fallen leaves.  There’s a scent of decay in the air, but it’s not depressing in the least.  Like the smell right after a spring rain, it reminds you of the wondrous cycle of life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/14

English: Liverpool

English: Liverpool (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We’ve had our cliches framed and hung on the wall so now for conversation we don’t have to talk at all.”   —   Roger McGough

(Our first Roger McGough quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It’s a very British, dry humor quote . . . and I like it!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  ;-)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/27/14

English: Oscar Wilde memorial, Dublin, Ireland.

English: Oscar Wilde memorial, Dublin, Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”   —   Oscar Wilde

Dr. Seuss cartoon

Dr. Seuss cartoon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I think this line must have been a big inspiration to Dr. Seuss.  I can’t agree, or disagree, with it.  It makes my brain hurt.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/26/14

Cassatt Mary Lilacs in a Window 1880

Cassatt Mary Lilacs in a Window 1880 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.”   —   Beverley Nichols

Lilacs

Lilacs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Our first Beverley Nichols quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I was surprised to find out the author was a man.  Those Brits!  I love walking into a florist shop.  I especially like the smell of lavender and lilacs.  Just about all flowers.  Although, there are some types of lilies that are so pungent that they smell like garbage, or decaying flesh.  I can do without that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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