Archive for June, 2008

Cryptoquote Spoiler

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.”   —   Adlai Stevenson

(Always the pragmatist!)

Jumble Spoiler

RAUZE = AZURE, YLSYH = SHYLY, WURFOR = FURROW, TUFACE = FAUCET   —   Giving us:  ASLFWET

Visual Description:  Pitching change at a ball game.

Clue/Question:  When the manager kept changing pitchers, the southpaw . . .

Answer:  WAS LEFT

Pérez Shows His Good Side, Which Is Bad for the Yanks:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/sports/baseball/30mets.html?em&ex=1214971200&en=37493d2bfab56675&ei=5087%0A

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler

Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.”   —   Marlene Dietrich

Sunday Jumble Spoiler

HIRAGS = GARISH, DEECCA = ACCEDE, PECILS = SPLICE, TELEEB = BEETLE, ENKORB = BROKEN, LIKLER = KILLER   —Giving us:  GSAEDLIETRNLR

Visual Description:  A nervous private in the dentist’s chair.

Clue/Question:  The Army dentist was known as . . .

Answer:  A DRILL SERGEANT

Cryptoquote Spoiler

Techological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”   —   Albert Einstein

(Probably said the day he couldn’t get his microwave to stop blinking 00:00!)

Jumble Spoiler

HOCKE = CHOKE, UNGLE = LUNGE, ROTHAX = THORAX, UNNOIB = BUNION   —   Giving us:  OKLNGTHONIO

Visual Description:  Magician and assistant performing a vanishing act.

Clue/Question:  When the magician made his beautiful helper disappear she was . . .

Answer:  NOTHING TO LOOK AT

Jumble Spoiler Correction, for June 27, 2008

I posted today’s Jumble Spoiler with more than a hint of trepidation.  I knew “BRIDE” was right.  And I thought the other word was “ASIDE“.  But, then I wasn’t sure in which order they would make the most sense.  I was thinking what the lady was saying was an aside, and then, like Ronna pointed out, I was thinking it was a play on words and A SIDE BRIDE would be like having a mistress. (Not good for a relationship)  I think what threw me some was the phrasing of the Clue/Question.  If it had read:  “These” (instead of This) can ruin a relationship I might have seen things more clearly.  Bottom line is I screwed up!  The actual answer should be:  BRIDE IDEAS

June has been a rough month for your Uncle Rave!

Cryptoquote Spoiler

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.”   —   Schopenhauer

Jumble Spoiler

SEPIO = POISE, EUQUE = QUEUE, BRYDOW = BYWORD, DAVRIE = VARIED   —   Giving us:  ISEEBRDAID

Visual Description:  At a wedding reception, a woman says to her surprised date:  I’ve always dreamed of a big wedding.

Clue/Question:  This can ruin a relationship.

Answer:  ASIDE BRIDE

Cryptoquote Spoiler

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”   —   John Wayne

(A movie quote???)


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