Archive for February, 2009

Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/09

Visual Description:  An elementary eye exam.

ABISS  =  BASIS,  RUSUP  =  USURP,  LONPEL  =  POLLEN,  GEPPIN  =  PIGPEN   —   Giving us:  SISUUPPLLPIP

Clue/Question:  What the school doctor checked during eye exams.

Answer:  THE PUPILSPUPILS

Cryptoquote Spoiler 02/27/09

If we build with wisdom, and with courage, and with patience, those that come after us will be helped by our work.”   —   Dwight Morrow

Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/09

Visual Description:  Doctor greeting a patient in an examination room.

FLABE  =  FABLE,  KLEAY  =  LEAKY,  ROWDYS  =  DROWSY,  TAMMOR  =  MARMOT   —   Giving us:  FALYOWSAOT

Clue/Question:  When the podiatrist went to work, it was . . .

Answer:  ALWAYS ON “FOOT

(Late & Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/26/09

Brotherhood is not just a Bible word.  Out of comaradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.”   — Heywood Broun

(Tricky) Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/09

Visual Description:  A tight-lipped lawn lounger swatting at some flying bugs.

VOACH  =  HAVOC,  SUJOT  =  JOUST,  DOXUTE  =  TUXEDO,  HUMILE  =  HELIUM —   Giving us:  HOCSTEDOLUM

Clue/Question:  Needed to avoid biting insects.

Answer:  A CLOSED MOUTH

(Aaah!  A who’s biting who situation!  I was struggling with the second word being TOUCH for a while, but with no apostrophe MODELS didn’t work for the first word.  Nor did SELDOM.  Finally, it bit me!  I mean hit me.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler 02/25/09

It is very easy to manage your neighbor’s business, but our own sometimes bothers us.”   —   Josh Billings

Jumble Spoiler 02/25/09

Visual Description:  Hard-core punk band getting the hook.

RANEY  =  YEARN,  NOANY  =  ANNOY,  DEGUBB  =  BEDBUG,  ACDAFE  =  FACADE   —   Giving us:  ENNNBDBAAD

Clue/Question:  When the musicians got too wild, they became a . . .

Answer:  BANNED BAND

(LATE) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/24/09

Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.”   — Henry David Thoreau

(TARDY) Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/09

Visual Description:  A couple watching a split-screen point/counterpoint.

ALLIV  =  VILLA,  OEGOS  =  GOOSE,  CRYPIA  =  PIRACY,  TREFFO  =  EFFORT   —   Giving us:  ILSEPRFO

Clue/Question:  What the commentators’ one-sided views were.

Answer:  PROFILES

(This new job is killin’ yer uncle!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/23/09

Certitude is not the test of certainty.  We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.”   — O.W. Holmes Jr.

(Fer yer uncle, “Creationism” – now more popularly referred to as “Intelligent Design” – comes to mind. Of course, we can’t be cocksure of The Theory of Evolution, as well.  But, at least there is a logical progression to evolution.  It doesn’t require the suspension of disbelief, which I am willing to do when it comes to artwork, theater, movies and obvious works of fiction, but not to the more serious fare of explaining issues of the real world.)   —   YUR


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