Archive for November, 2008

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/30/08

The worst part of having success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.”   — Bette Midler

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/30/08

Visual Description:  Patrolman passing a group of street musicians.

NERRED  =  RENDER,  CLAJAK  =  JACKAL,  ETEELY  =  EYELET,  TELKAN  =  ANKLET,  REPACT  =  CARPET,  DELBEH  =  BEHELD   —   Giving us:  RNDAAEELETETBH

Clue/Question:  What the musician did when he became a policeman.

Answer:  LEARNED THEBEAT

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/29/08

The reason the way of the transgressor is hard is because it’s so crowded.”   —   Kin Hubbard

(Hey, we’re ALL sinners . . . right?)   YUR

(Ambiguous) Jumble Spoiler – 11/29/08

Visual Description:  Frustrated ladies struggling at a big sale.

ROFEY  =  FOYER,  MOBOL  =  BLOOM,  DEXENP  =  EXPEND,  HESTOO  =  SOOTHE   —   Giving us:  RBESO

Clue/Question:  “Robes” all mixed up can be . . .

Answer:  BORES

(But SOBER also kinda works)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/28/08

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth, never.”   — Anna Jameson

Jumble Spoiler – 11/28/08

Visual Description:  Emcee crowning the pageant winner.

HYSOW   =  SHOWY,  NUMOR  =  MOURN,  TAIGEY  =  GAIETY,  PENMAD  =  DAMPEN   —   Giving us:  HOYMNAETDME

Clue/Question:  When the beauty queen was crowned, it was a . . .

Answer:  “HEADYMOMENT

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/27/08

My mother loved children.  She would have given anything if I had been one.”   — Groucho Marx

Happy Thanksgiving to all my nephews and nieces!   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/27/08

Visual Description:  Rookie mistake at the plate.

RUSUY  =  USURY,  CEHEN  =  HENCE,  TARNEK  =  TANKER,  TRUIPY  =  PURITY   —   Giving us:  SRHEETKERIT

Clue/Question:  How the ballplayer with the roving eye made out.

Answer:  STRIKE THREE

Not exactly keeping with the spirit of the holiday, so allow your old uncle to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/26/08

Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.”   — Walt Whitman

(THIS is REAL American Pride!  It’s thoughtful and measured, and it doesn’t rely on trite phrases like: Country First , or rant-chants of: USA, USA, USA! Let’s hope that our country is entering a new era of Walt Whitman.) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/26/08

Visual Description:  Hardhats, chowing down at street level.

IRATT  =  TRAIT,  BROEP  =  PROBE,  TUCLED  =  DULCET,  NIMPED  =  IMPEND   —   Giving us:  TRAPBEUCTIPE

Clue/Question:  Eating lunch on a sidewalk can do this.

Answer:  “CURB” AN APPETITE


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