Archive for January 18th, 2009

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/18/09

The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune and willingly avoids the sight of distress.”   — Somerset Maugham

(These are the unfortunate reasons why: fewer and fewer people watch the nightly news, and why newspapers bury the stories of the Iraq and Gaza invasion/occupations deep inside, instead of placing them on the front pages.) —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Stumper – 01/18/09

Visual Description:  Cooing married couple leaving their counseling session.

FUPULC  =  CUPFUL,  AUSANE  =  NAUSEA,  CERTIM  =  METRIC,  TIMLEG  =  GIMLET,  QUINAT  =  QUAINT,  BRAKEM  =  EMBARK —   Giving us:  UPSERIMTATAK

Clue/Question:  When the couple reconciled, they said the marriage counselor was a . . .

Answer:  “???????????? WOW!  As so many of you have – so nicely – informed me, the answer is: MAKEUP ARTIST

I’ve been trying: MASTER, MISTER, STAKER, TASKER, PURIST, but obviously not coming up with anything to go with them.  Who wants to enlighten their old uncle? —   YUR

I don’t know how long this would have taken me on my own!  Of course NOW it’s so obvious, but I wasn’t even close.  Even on more recent attempts, I was playing with: SITTER, and MATTER, to no avail.  Thank you, to everyone who took the time to answer little old me!   —   YUR


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