Archive for December, 2008



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/22/08

There are four basic food groups:  milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles.”   — A Chocolate Addict

(To all the “girls” I’ve loved before!)   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/22/08

Visual Description:  Fans admiring a working tunesmith.

GOARC  =  CARGO,  TOINX  =  TOXIN,  WEPERT  =  PEWTER,  HOYBIS  =  BOYISH —   Giving us:  ROTNEWTOYH

Clue/Question:  The songwriter was in demand because his work was . . .

Answer:  “NOTEWORTHY

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/21/08

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.”   — Heinrich Heine

(Did I just hear a rimshot?!?!)   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/21/08

Visual description:  A couple pleading their cases before a divorce court judge.

TOIPLE  =  POLITE,  PAUDIN  =  UNPAID,  CLAJEO  = CAJOLE,  HACTLE  =  CHALET,  SOOJUY  =  JOYOUS,  HYSERR  =  SHERRY   —   Giving us:  PTUICOCHTOUSRR

Clue/Question:  The cycle of some marriages.

Answer:  COURTSHIP TO COURT

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/20/08

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”   — Theodore Roosevelt

Jumble Spoiler – 12/20/08

Visual Description:  Husband tending to auto issues before his round of golf.

RETIG  = TIGER,  CEENF  =  FENCE,  NIPICC  = PICNIC,  YELNOF  =  FELONY   —   Giving us:  TRFCIION

Clue/Question:  He changed the oil in his wife’s car to avoid this.

Answer:  “FRICTION

(These new guys seem to be just going through the motions.) YUR

Easy Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/19/08

. . . but a great quote! YUR

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” — Elbert Hubbard


And, kind of the story of my life.    😦

EASY Jumble Spoiler – 12/19/08

Visual Description: Slacker kid disappointing his teacher.

INGGA = AGING, DUGOH = DOUGH, LOOTIN = LOTION, TOMELE = OMELET — Giving us: GNOHTINOT

Clue/Question: What the indifferent student said when he got a zero on the test.

Answer: “NOTHINGTO IT

(There was “nothing” to this Jumble.  The Kids’ Jumble  in the comics  are usually harder than this one!) YUR

Tough Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/18/08

(This one is going to take me a while.)

Respect should be earned by actions, and not acquired by years.” — Source Unknown

(Phew! Thank heavens for “source unknown”, because I was getting nowhere with the quote itself!) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/18/08

Visual Description:  Dispute over boat usage at the pier.

YOWNS  =  SNOWY,  LOCON  =  COLON,  MOOBBA  =  BAMBOO,  TEAREA  =  AERATE   —   Giving us:  WOOBART

Clue/Question:  When the partners argued over use of their yacht, it turned into . . .

Answer:  A “ROWBOAT


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