Archive for May, 2009

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/31/09

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”   — Eddie Rickenbacker

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/31/09

Visual Description:  A grotesque gorging gourmand.

AMMBLE  =  EMBALM,  ENGLET  =  GENTLE,  TOUGUD  =  DUGOUT,  MABGIT  =  GAMBIT,  JERIGG  =  JIGGER,  TICNID  =  INDICT   —   Giving us:  ELNLUUGBGEID

Clue/Question:  Why he decided to eat the whole pie.

Answer:  TO INDULGE THE BULGE

(Or, maybe because he has no self-respect.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/09

Fortune is a great deceiver.  She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.”   — Vincent Voiture

(Guys named Vincent seem to be very deep.) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/09

Visual Description:  Wisenheimer teen not answering his mom.

ALMEY  =  MEALY,  UPOHC  =  POUCH,  TREETH  =  TETHER,  TAIREW  =  WAITER   —   Giving us:  MLOHTEWIE

Clue/Question:  What junior answered when mom asked how long he’d be gone.

Answer:  THE WHOLE TIME

(Could easily be in his 20’s, as well.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/09

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.”   — Abraham Lincoln

(I hope President Barack Obama hears what President George W. Bush couldn’t.) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/09

Visual Description:  Out of season idiots trying to get downhill.

KILSY  =  SILKY,  PHRAC  =  PARCH,  LARROP  =  PARLOR,  FRAMOT  =  FORMAT —   Giving us:  SLPRLOFAT

Clue/Question:  Although skiing is popular in wintertime, it can be a . . .

Answer:  “FALLSPORT

(Wholly unsatisfying!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/09

A woman who can’t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.”   —   Ed Howe

Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/09

Visual Description:  An older married couple  . . . going nowhere.

DEGIM  =  MIDGE,  CONTH  =  NOTCH,  TINNEY  =  NINETY,  UNPOWT  =  UPTOWN   —   Giving us:  IDGOTHNITUOW

Clue/Question:  In these times of tight budgets, staying within means . . .

Answer:  DOING WITHOUT 

(A little easier for the older generations to do.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/27/09

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it’s ten-to-one if they hang long together.”   —   James Russell Lowell

(Well, since I don’t really have all that long . . . I wouldn’t mind seeing some fast cash coming my way!)      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/27/09

Visual Description:  Skittish locksmith needlessly alarming some shoppers.

TADAP  =  ADAPT,  YOLLJ  =  JOLLY,  MOECEB  =  BECOME,  VADCIE  =  ADVICE   —   Giving us:  TLBODE

Clue/Question: What the locksmith did when he thought he heard gunfire.

Answer:  HE “BOLTED

(One of the easier ones, right kids?)   —   YUR


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