Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/02/14

Cropped screenshot of Joan Crawford from the f...

Cropped screenshot of Joan Crawford from the film Rain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love is a fire.  But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”   —   Joan Crawford

 

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(First Joan Crawford quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers!  What a dramatic dame she was.  On screen and in real life.  She liked marrying men to four year terms.  I kid you not!  Douglas Fairbanks Jr., 1929 – 1933.  Franchot Tone, 1935 – 1939.  Phillip Terry, 1942 – 1946.  And, Alfred Steele, 1955 – 1959.  Okay, so the last guy up and died on her, but she did have a reputation for being . . . difficult.  Apparently, she was quite the dancer though.  And, she used that skill to make herself a star.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/01/14

 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.”   —   Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(I love it!  She won’t be able to see all that he is doing wrong, and he won’t have to hear whatever it is she can find fault with him.  Of course, nowadays, it could just as well be a man and a man, or a woman and a woman.  But, we are talking a couple hundred years ago.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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.

PUNTI  =  INPUT,  GEWIH  =  WEIGH,  RAPURO  =  UPROAR,  TENNIY  =  NINETY   —   Giving us:  INUWEGRARNNT

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

40+295 Blast!

40+295 Blast! (Photo credit: bark)

Answer:  RUNNING WATER

(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


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