Archive for November, 2008



(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/20/08

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

(This was/is always your uncle’s management philosophy.) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/08

Visual Description:  Cub scouts anticipating the joys of the campfire.

NIGLY  =  LYING,  TENIL  =  INLET,  KERUBE  =  REBUKE,  HIBEND  =  BEHIND —   Giving us:  NGINEREUBND

Clue/Question:  The scouts gathered wood because they had a . . .

Answer:  “BURNINGNEED

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/19/08

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world.”   —   Helen Keller

(It’s a good thing that Helen never lived to see the age of iPods and game systems.)   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/19/08

Visual Description:  Couple lamenting their api-culture collapse.

PUTER  =  ERUPT,  INGIC  =  ICING,  TOORRA  =  ORATOR,  MASTIG  =  STIGMA   —   Giving us:  UTNGOTSG

Clue/Question:  What happened when he invested in a bee farm.

Answer:  HE GOTSTUNG

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/18/08

In youth, we run into difficulties.  And in old age, difficulties run into us.”   —   Josh Billings

Jumble Spoiler – 11/18/08

Visual Description:  Reluctant hunter can’t put the deer in his sights.

KLOYE  =  YOKEL,  SAGYS  =  GASSY,  MYSILF  =  FLIMSY,  LABEZA  =  ABLAZE   —   Giving us:  ESSIMAL

Clue/Question:  Why the wanderer didn’t enjoy hunting.

Answer:  HE WAS “AIMLESS

(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/17/08

Zest is the secret of all beauty.  There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”   —   Christian  Dior

(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 11/17/08

Visual Description:  Irate customer, flushing it all away.

KREYJ = JERKY, ROPYX = PROXY, UNMEBB = BENUMB, CLEMUS = MUSCLE   —   Giving us:  RKPOBEBMUL

Clue/Question:  When the plumber gave him the bill, he was close to . . .

Answer:  “PLUMBBROKE

(Belated) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/16/08

Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.”   —   Winston Churchill

(Belated) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/16/08

Visual Description:  John McCain and Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention?

ALMSBA = BALSAM, USUBED = SUBDUE, YIFTON = NOTIFY, FICTEN = INFECT, SHONCE = CHOSEN, SLIZZE = SIZZLE   —   Giving us:  LMDEOIETCNIZ

Clue/Question:  The cover girl posed with the candidate because she was a . . .

Answer:  “MODELCITIZEN


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