Archive for March, 2009

(late) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/30/09

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”   — Muhammad Ali

(LATE) Jumble Spoiler – 03/30/09

Visual Description:  Plumber receiving a cash payment from a satisfied customer.

WHISS  =  SWISH,  LECEX  =  EXCEL,  PHORGE  =  GOPHER,  FHABLE  =  BEHALF —   Giving us:  SWCLOHAF

Clue/Question:  What the plumber improved when he unplugged the sink.

Answer:   HIS CASHFLOW

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/29/09

It is well known that the older a man grows the faster he could run as a boy.”   — Red Smith

(Oh yeah, Red?  Well, if John Holtzman held on to those time records from those neighborhood track meets he used to run, I’d show YOU a thing, or two!  Harrumph!) —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/29/09

Visual Description:  An all too common scene from yer uncle’s kitchen!

MERUDE  =  DEMURE,  TOUTLE  =  OUTLET,  HIRSLE  =  RELISH,  THECCI  =  HECTIC,  ZURQAT  =  QUARTZ,  TRAYPI  =  PARITY   —   Giving us:  EUUEESHETQZPR

Clue/Question:  What he did when he gave Mom a big hug.

Answer:  PUT THE “SQUEEZE” ON HER

(The old man don’t fall fer that crap!) —   YUR

(Almost Sunday) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/28/09

Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living.”   — Gustave Flaubert

(Almost Sunday) Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/09

Visual Description:  Reporter loosing his cool with his computer.

LARNG  =  GNARL,  INBAR  =  BRAIN,  CLAUNY  =  LUNACY,  MOOSER  =  MORESO s/b: MOROSE —   Giving us:  RRUCSO RRUCSE

Clue/Question:  When his cursor failed, the reporter became a . . .

Answer:  CURSOR s/b:  CURSER

(If you’ve never had this same reaction . . . you might be eligible for sainthood.) —   YUR

(Please, see Comments!)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/09

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have time to do something about it.”   —   Anthony J. D’Angelo

(Hey, Tony!  There are times when whining and complaining are exactly what needs to be done.  It’s known as protestation/demonstration.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/27/09

Visual Description:  Dermatologist, very thoroughly checking out a patient.

PRUPE  =  UPPER,  RUFOL  =  FLOUR,  PLENOY  =  OPENLY,  REVOND  =  VENDOR   —   Giving us:  EROROPEVD

Clue/Question:  What the skin doctor did when he examined the patient.

Answer:  “POREDOVER HIM

(Not bad!)   —   YUR

(On Time) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/26/09

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.”   —   Elizabeth Cady Stanton

(Hey!  A body in motion stays in motion!)   —   YUR

(On Time) Jumble Spoiler – 03/26/09

Visual Description:  Two guys swimming – one for the first time.

LEREB  =  REBEL,  TEAGA  =  AGATE,  DETHOB  =  HOTBED,  LARTEY  =  REALTY   —   Giving us:  RLTEHTEATY

Clue/Question:  When he took a stab at new sports, he became a . . .

Answer:  “TRYATHLETE

(Nice play on words!)   —   YUR


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