Archive for July, 2008



Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/27/08

NISSIT = INSIST, DELAUF = FEUDAL, DREEME = REDEEM, GERUDD = DRUDGE, DOYLOB = BLOODY, BRUZZE = BUZZER   —   Giving us:  STEAEDDDLDB

Visual Description:  Jockey hearing the owner’s plight of keeping nags fed.

Clue/Question:  When the race horses kept losing, their owner was . . .

Answer:  SADDLED WITH DEBT

(Backing in to “FEUDAL” was rough!  Of course, it would’ve helped had I realized that I already had enough “D”s.  I don’t know why I thought I needed a fifth.  I must be slipping.)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/26/08

Never walk away from failure.  On the contrary, study it carefully for its hidden assets.”   —   Michael Korda

(+2!)   YUR

(Another Familiar) Jumble Spoiler – 07/26/08

TELLU = TULLE, FARCS = SCARF, ORSOUP = POROUS, AHNRAG = HANGAR   —   Giving us:  TUECFOROHAG

Visual Description:  Rich geezer indulging his little hottie.

Clue/Question:  What she got when the sugar daddy gave her his credit card.

Answer:  A CHARGE OUT OF IT

(I think this is a re-run, again.)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/25/08

Make your whole year’s plan in the spring, and your day’s plans early in the morning.”   —   Chinese Proverb

Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/08

DAMMA = MADAM, UGGEA = GAUGE, LENKER = KERNEL, BRUBRE = RUBBER   —   Giving us:  DGUNLUE

Visual Description:  Two losers scoping out a happening hottie.

Clue/Question:  Although she was stuck-up, her looks made him . . .

Answer:  UNGLUED

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/24/08

(Fear not, kids.  Your uncle has prevailed!)

You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.”   —   Baseball Star Roger Maris

(Would I let you guys down?)   YUR ;~)

(WAY Too Easy) Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/08

CHUGO = COUGH, LOCCI = COLIC, TADWYR = TAWDRY, VAHLIS = LAVISH   —   Giving us:  COCLADSH

Visual Description:  Fat cat paying for haute cuisine.

Clue/Question:  What the tycoon resorted to when his assets were frozen.

Answer:  COLD CASH

(Today’s Jumble was MORE than easy.  The Cryptoquote, on the other hand, looks to be a bear!)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/23/08

Drive-in banks were invented so that automobiles could visit their real owners.”   —   Anonymous

(Then, I’d guess that banking from home says it all, too.)   YUR

(Familiar?) Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/08

IMPER = PRIME, FARCT = CRAFT, SPICET = SEPTIC, TUITOW = OUTWIT   —   Giving us:  RMERTSEITWI

Visual Description:  Wife boasting to a friend about her author husband.

Clue/Question:  She married a novelist because he was . . .

Answer:  MISTER WRITE

(Could this be a re-run?)   YUR

(Semi-Tough) Cryptoquote – 07/22/08

Tipping began when gratuities were dropped in a box marked “T.I.P.S.” – To Insure Prompt Service.”   —   Source Obscure


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