Archive for August, 2009

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/31/09

Patience is power; with time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes silk.”   — Chinese Proverb

Jumble Spoiler – 08/31/09

Visual Description:  Super showing a mailman an apartment.

OTTOH  =  TOOTH,  YASAS  =  ASSAY,  LOVVEE  =  EVOLVE,  RIVFEY  =  VERIFY   —   Giving us:  TTAAELRF

Clue/Question:  What the postman was given when he rented the apartment.

Answer:  A “FLATRATE

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/30/09

By the streets of  ‘by and by’, one arrives at the house of  ‘never’.”   — Miguel de Cervantes

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/09

Visual Description:  Split-screen of an astronomer and  a movie maker.

GUYSAR  =  SUGARY,  TURSIM  =  TRUISM,  LAHMYN  =  HYMNAL,  ACCUST  =  CACTUS,  UNJORI  =  JUNIOR,  DROLIF  =  FLORID   —   Giving us:  SGTRSHATSNOOI

Clue/Question:  What the film-maker and the astronomer had in common.

Answer:  SHOOTING STARS

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/29/09

Man’s fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness.”   — Morris Leopold Ernst

(The real crime is that this fear is not natural, but taught.  Tradition, rites, ceremony and dogma may be “comforting” (or are thought to be comforting) for many, but ultimately they have a tremendous stifling affect.) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/09

Visual Description:  Musician playing a nightclub gig.

SEGIN  =  SINGE,  CENAP  =  PECAN,  GIXNIF  =  FIXING,  TRUSEY  =  SURETY   —   Giving us:  SIPNFIGRET

Clue/Question:  When she requested a song, the guitarist had it at his . . .

Answer:  FINGERTIPS

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/09

Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.”   — Henry A. Overstreet

(I’m with Hank on this one!) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/09

Visual Description:  Clueless neighbor disregarding water-rationing rules.

BASUQ  =  SQUAB,  LUNCE  =  UNCLE,  STOFFE  =  OFFSET,  SLAVAS  =  VASSAL —   Giving us:  SUESESL

Clue/Question:  For some, “Use Less” advice during a water shortage is . . .

Answer:  USELESS

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/27/09

Often it is just a lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much.”   — Marcel Proust

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/09

Visual Description:  Standing bus passenger trying to have a phone conversation.

NOJIT  =  JOINT,  LAGOW  =  AGLOW,  CHUNQE  =  QUENCH,  NORSEP  =  PERSON —   Giving us:  ONAGEHRN

Clue/Question:  When the cell phone user was put on hold on a crowded bus, he was . . .

Answer:  A “HANGERON


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