Archive for August, 2008

Sunday Cryptoquote – 08/31/08

Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him.”   —   Mark Twain

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/31/08

DENORM = MODERN, NEBING = BENIGN, CULIES = SLUICE, DALLIP = PALLID, GYLGOO = GOOGLY, GENPOS = SPONGE   —   Giving us:  MRNEISIPDOOSOG

Visual Description:  Polite perp, getting printed at the precinct house.

Clue/Question:  When the suspect was arrested, he made a . . .

Answer:  GOOD IMPRESSION

(Shmaltzy) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/30/08

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breathe away.”   —   Anonymous

(Shmaltzy . . . but true!)   YUR

(Punny) Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/08

RAPAK = PARKA, ZYZUF = FUZZY, RUSTYD = STURDY, MOCNOM = COMMON   —   Giving us:  ARFZURDON

Visual Description:  Dire town/city council finance meeting.

Clue/Question:  When the mayor cut the budget, he held a . . .

Answer:  FUND RAZOR

(Apparently, there’s a Brit out there who’s getting the Jumble hours before your uncle does.  He’s eating my lunch, or breakfast, as it were.  Such is life.  To all those who’ve bookmarked, or seek out, UncleRave . . . many thanks!)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/29/08

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for the big one to come along.”   —   Hugh Allen

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/08

NESOO = NOOSE, PHEHE = SHEEP, TRIEHD = DITHER, TUVIRE = VIRTUE   —   Giving us:  NSSEIHEIR

Visual Description:  Sarge yelling at unkempt resting recruit.

Clue/Question:  What the sarge said to the sleeping recruit.

Answer:  RISE AND SHINE

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/08

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”   —   David Brinkley

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/08

POREA = OPERA, NAJOB = BANJO, BRATIL = TRIBAL, WABUSY = SUBWAY   —   Giving us:  EABARBLSW

Visual Description:  Baseball game melee.

Clue/Question:  When the players began fighting, the game turned into . . .

Answer:  BASE BRAWL

(Easy words . . . but, I seem to have a mental block when it comes to “opera”.)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/27/08

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.”   —   William Channing

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/08

FARIE = AFIRE, TYDIT = DITTY, SULUFE = USEFUL, ARPITE = PIRATE   —   Giving us:  IRDTEFLPI

Visual Description:  A tenderfoot stumbling behind his scoutmaster.

Clue/Question:  What the scout experienced when he hiked through the woods.

Answer:  A FIELD TRIP


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