Archive for September, 2009



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/25/09

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.  The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”   — Winston Churchill

Jumble Spoiler – 09/25/09

Visual Description:  Students and teacher of a barber school.

ESTAC  =  CASTE,  SQUET  =  QUEST,  CLIPES  =  SPLICE,  CUDINT  =  INDUCT   —   Giving us:  ASSTLCUC

Clue/Question:  A good thing to do in barber school.

Answer:  “CUTCLASS

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/24/09

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”   — Thomas Alva Edison

(Long, Tough & Sly) Jumble Spoiler – 09/24/09

Visual Description:  One bored and four attentive med students in an Anatomy class.

FLATA  =  FATAL,  DARIC  =  ACRID,  GUBORE  =  BROGUE,  GEENER  =  RENEGE   —   Giving us:  ATLACIROGREN

Clue/Question:  What the medical students considered the lecture on body parts.

Answer:  AN _____ _______ (ORGAN RECITAL)

(I got it, but it took me a while!  They did a better job of mixing up the jumbled answer letters, this time.  It’s a long answer, for a weekday.  And I suspect the more attentive students are meant to throw us off some.  By the time you’re a med student you should already know your Anatomy!  I’ll post the answer later.  Don’t moan!  I think this one is finally worth the wait.) YUR

(Pretty good Jumble, if I do say so myself!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/23/09

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford

Jumble Spoiler – 09/23/09

Visual Description:  One of the (many?) things that is wrong with corporate America today.

AMGUT  =  GAMUT,  HAKSY  =  SHAKY,  WALCOL  =  CALLOW,  PANICT  =  CATNIP —   Giving us:  AUSYCWATP

Clue/Question:  Why he needed a bandage when he got his weekly check.

Answer:  HIS PAY WAS CUT

(Do you think the CEO/CFO, or ANY upper echelon execs, are taking one for the team???  If so, then I’ve got some nice swampland to sell you!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/09

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”   — Albert Einstein

(If this were more of an urban – a la Fat Albert – type quote it could be condensed to:  Don’t dis the intangibles!)YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/22/09

Visual Description:  Teenager trying to explain to Mom why he failed the spelling test.

VOFAR  =  FAVOR,  MAFLE  =  FLAME,  POWNEA  =  WEAPON,  SIDURA  =  RADIUS —   Giving us:  ORLFMWEADIS

Clue/Question:  What the lazy student said when he flunked the spelling test.

Answer:  WORDS FAIL ME

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/21/09

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world.”   — Margaret Mead

“Wake up, Maggie.  I think I’ve got somethin’ t say to you!” (That will be the extent of my pessimistic reply to this once noble quote.) —   YUR

(Sly) Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/09

Visual Description:  Department store scene. (Hint:  Ignore the foreground.)

TORNS  =  SNORT,  SECAE  =  CEASE,  ROESIE  =  SOIREE,  FLABEL  =  BEFALL   —   Giving us:  RTCASOEAL

Clue/Question:  You can find this marked DOWN in a department store.

Answer:  AN ESCALATOR


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