Archive for December, 2008



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/27/08

Results!  Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results.  I know several thousand things that won’t work.”   — Thomas Edison

(Weird?) Jumble Spoiler – 12/27/08

Visual Description:  Boy and girl lamenting their drift away rowboat.

KANOE  =  OAKEN,  SWENY  =  NEWSY,  GOTSDY  =  STODGY,  GOTTOR  =  GROTTO   —   Giving us:  KNNSSOOTT

Clue/Question:  Why their boat floated away.

Answer:  KNOTS NOTS?

(It’s the best I can come up with!  Anybody get something different?) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/26/08

What I love best about music is the women who listen to it.”   — Jules Goncourt

(Ahhh.  A pig-dog after me own heart!) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/26/08

Visual Description:  Disgruntled, second place, hot air balloonist, rationalizing his finish.

BOBAT  =  ABBOT,  KROJE  =  JOKER,  TARBEN  =  BANTER,  STULES  =  TUSSLE   —   Giving us:  AOORERSSL

Clue/Question:  When he lost the balloon race he became a . . .

Answer:  “SOARLOSER

Christmas Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/25/08

MAY YOU HAVE A JOYOUS DAY FOLLOWED BY YEARS OF PEACE AND RENEWED PROSPERITY. —   Your Puzzle Friends

Christmas Jumble Spoiler – 12/25/08

Visual Description:  Salesmen and shoppers at a mattress store.

DEESU  =  SUEDE,  DANAP  =  PANDA,  PREMAT  =  TAMPER,  INSORP  =  PRISON   —   Giving us:  SUEPANTMPRSO

Clue/Question:  Mattresses can provide this.

Answer:  MEANS OF “SUPPORT

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/24/08

OUR HEARTFELT WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS OVER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND PEACE AND PROSPERITY IN A HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

(Thanks, guys!) –  YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/24/08

Visual Description:  Actors swatting at some aerial extras.

STUMY  =  MUSTY,  VANER  =  RAVEN,  COTESK  =  SOCKET,  VECIED  =  DEVICE —   Giving us:  STRNSETECE

Clue/Question:  What the flies passed on the movie set.

Answer:  THE “SCREENTEST

A very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all! YUR

Tough Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/23/08

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”   — Woody Allen

Tough Jumble Spoiler – 12/23/08

Visual Description:  Lazy slob/bum sponging off his shorty’s good nature.

INGEF  =  FEIGN,  VIPTO  =  PIVOT,  RIMOAH  =  MOHAIR,  LAYREY  =  YEARLY   —   Giving us:  GNIOTHARERL

Clue/Question:  What the deadbeat looked for when his girl told him to get a job.

Answer:  ANOTHER GIRL

(Boy, does this one ever hit close to home!) YUR


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