Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/31/14


Lëtzebuergesch: De Musée Jean Cocteau zu Mento...

Lëtzebuergesch: De Musée Jean Cocteau zu Menton Source: Eege Foto mat Compositioun vum lb:user ernmuhl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau (Photo credit: bogema)

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”   —   Jean Cocteau

(I love dogs because . . . they aren’t cats!  It might be true that cats rule and dogs drool.  But, I’d rather be on equal – if not slippery – footing with a dog, than subject to a cat.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/14

Garden hose

Garden hose (Photo credit: Jeff / Godfrey)

Visual Description:  The gift of the garden hose.


Clue/Question:  The jogger was happy to find some – – -

40+295 Blast!

40+295 Blast! (Photo credit: bark)


(Wonderful!  None of the clue words were new, but the jumbling was top-notch.  Surprisingly, the two that made me scratch my head were jumbles that we’ve already had in the past.  The jumbles for “input” and “ninety” have been used before.  Both the “weigh” and “uproar” jumbles are new, from what I can see.  Another stellar answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious.  If you weren’t feeling, you weren’t getting it!  Classic Jumble cartoon, too.  It conveys the both the heat and the gratitude.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/14


Albert Einstein There are two ways to live you...

Albert Einstein There are two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle (Photo credit: symphony of love)

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.  Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.”   —   Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

(A great example of Einstein’s sense of humor!  Be well and do good, friends.  We’re all in this together.)   —   YUR

PS.  I choose everything.      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/14


Hollywood Star Cass Daley

Hollywood Star Cass Daley (Photo credit: DominusVobiscum)

Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven’t been able to find anybody who’ll take what I have to give.”   —   Cass Daley


beauty ~ only skin deep?

beauty ~ only skin deep? (Photo credit: sunshinecity)

(Don’t worry, folks.  This was all just part of her stage act.  Cass was talented, but far from glamorous.  Self-deprecation can be a great little ice breaker.  She did end up getting married . . . twice, as a matter of fact.  Looks don’t have to matter.  After all, beauty is only skin deep.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/28/14


Broken Home 2

Broken Home 2 (Photo credit: ~flutterby~)

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.”   —   Peter de Vries

(Peter was known mainly for his satiric wit, but he could also drop a bomb of reality on you.  Sometimes, the worst thing is continuing to stay in a bad, or abusive, relationship/household.  Usually the victims feel like they don’t have a choice.  Here is one of my favorite de Vries quotes:  “Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff  –  it is a palliative rather than a remedy.”  This is the same way I feel about political correctness and banning language  –  it does nothing about addressing the underlying causes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  An apology:  I have no idea what the related articles say, as WordPress has changed – really messed up – the scroll feature on the Add New Post page.  They made one change about a week or so that was bad enough, but today it is even worse.  You can’t preview the articles, or even the pictures, at all.  Until today, you could at least view them if you used the outer scroll bar and positioned the screen just so.  Why they did away with the scroll bar in the text section of the page I just don’t understand.  It must somehow be cheaper for them!  A number of months ago they took away the more advanced color options that I had used to enjoy.  Things must be tough over at WordPress.  If they are a publicly held company, I’d give serious consideration to selling.   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/27/14



budget (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)

Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month, others just go over them.”   —   Sally Poplin



Budget (Photo credit: Tax Credits)

(Unfortunately, I fall into the latter catter-gory.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/26/14

Kirsten Cohen

Kirsten Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.”   —   Mark B. Cohen

(Because, now everything that goes wrong, during his/her administration, becomes your fault!  YOU voted for them!  I don’t know Mark B. Cohen, and Zemanta did not provide a picture of him.  I don’t know who Kirsten Cohen is either, but I’m guessing she’s a whole lot easier on the eyes than old Mark.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/25/14

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well?  They have the same enemy – the mother.”   —   Claudette Colbert

(Cute.  Our first Claudette Colbert quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  There seems to be no apparent relationship between the great actress, Claudette, and the comedian, Steven.  Both were/are great talents though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/14

Visual Description:  Amateur sailors, giving it a shot.


Clue/Question:  They weren’t sure what it would be like sailing in the Mediterranean, so they went – – -

Answer:  OUT TO SEA

(Pretty obvious today.  The biggest problem for me, and probably a number of you, was that the second circle was in the wrong place in “forage”.  It should have been in the fourth position, but in the Democrat and Chronicle, and the Arkansas Online, it’s in the sixth position!  I’m not sure how it is in my home paper, or in others, but it likely had an adverse effect on a good number of you.  I don’t believe any of the clue words were new today.  They all look familiar.  Ironically, the only jumble that wasn’t new was the one for “forage”.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, the cartoon was a quaint little European seaport.  The cartoon in today’s paper was a little reduced, so it’s hard to comment on any detail, but I’m pretty sure Jeff skipped the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  I guess it wouldn’t exactly be appropriate, considering the couple is heading out in a sailboat themselves!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/14

Visual Description:  A reel wheel spiel!


Clue/Question:  The salesman knew everything about bicycle wheels and made a great – – -


(Beautiful!  A marvelous pun.  I forgot to bring my ralis95 clue word database with me, so I’m not sure if any of today’s words are new, or not.  They look to be old reliables, to me, but that’s just a best guess.  Maybe, because, I got them all without any trouble.  I do know that only the jumble for “press” has definitely been used before.  All the other jumbles were new, to me.  Another top-notch job on the answer letter layout.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The cartoon does a fine job of getting the point across.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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