Archive for April, 2008

Cryptoquote Spoiler

Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.”   —   Bertrand Russell

Jumble Spoiler

RUHTT = TRUTH, ILPAT = PLAIT, FOUNSI = FUSION, LISGRY = GRISLY   —   Giving us:  TRHPLSIOGIS

Visual Description:  Baggage handler informing a passenger that his bag cannot be found.

Clue/Question:  What happened when his grip was lost.

Answer:  HE LOST HIS GRIP

(It’s not often that a word in the Clue is also in the Answer, even if there are two meanings.)

Cryptoquote Spoiler

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”   —   Albert Einstein

Jumble Spoiler

GLEEY = ELEGY, CADEY = DECAY, HARPON = ORPHAN, COATEL = LOCATE   —   Giving us:  ECYHNAT

Visual Description:  A mother ladling food into jars, while the kiddies watch.

Clue/Question:  Some homemakers preserve summer vegetables because . . .

Answer:  THEY CAN

Cryptoquote Spoiler

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.”   —   Paul Fix

Jumble Spoiler

CUPAN = UNCAP, ROLYG = GLORY, SILCHE = CHISEL, LOTTEB = BOTTLE   —   Giving us:  NPGLRSELOTE

Visual Description: Big guy sleeping, with his feet extending beyond the mattress.

Clue/Question:  What the tallest player did when the team stayed in a hotel.

Answer:  SLEPT LONGER 

(Feels like a re-run.  Not very challenging.)

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler

Until you understand a writer’s ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.”   —   Coleridge

Sunday Jumble Spoiler

KALTEC = TACKLE, IBBADE = BABIED, ALVASS = VASSAL, BRISCE = SCRIBE, ACLOSE = SOLACE, TAPHAY = APATHY   —   Giving us:  CLAEDASSCRICEPT

Visual Description:  Three guys rock climbing.  One says of the one leading: He has strong fingers.

Clue/Question: What the pianist did when he took up mountain climbing.

Answer: PRACTICED SCALES

Cryptoquote Spoiler

“There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.”   —   Peter De Vries

(MUCH easier than yesterday.  But, strangely apropos to today’s events.)

Jumble Spoiler

POCUE = COUPE, DREEL = ELDER, ZXNYRL = LARYNX, EXDULE = DELUXE   —   Giving us:  CPEDLANEU

Visual Description:  Four guys playing cards.  One winning big.

Clue/Question: What the janitor did when he played poker.

Answer: HE “CLEANED UP 

(Trite and predictable)


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