Archive for October 21st, 2009

(Missed) Saturday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/17/09

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow.  Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.”   — Alexander Pope

(It didn’t take me long to figure that out!  My son usually treats me like I’m the world’s biggest boob!   . . .  Sorry, Dad!) —   YUR

(Missed) Saturday Jumble Spoiler – 10/17/09

Visual Description:  Female free-for-all at the department store pocketbook counter.

BYMUP  =  BUMPY,  MIRGY  =  GRIMY,  STABEK  =  BASKET,  EGMAIP  =  MAGPIE   —   Giving us:  BGRBAAG

Clue/Question:  What the purse sale turned into.

Answer:  A “GRABBAG

(Somebody is always going to ask about 10/17’s Jumble, somewhere down the road.  I didn’t look at Monday’s paper for the answer, by the way.  I never do.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/21/09

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”   — Albert Pike

(Big Al here was a very accomplished, self-made man.  It’s more than a little strange though that his is the only Confederate military officer’s (outdoor) statue you’ll see in Washington D.C.  With his being a Freemason (and an advocate for slavery), one has to wonder just how much influence these Freemasons have in our government.) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/09

Visual Description:  A couple of fertile crowns kidding a chrome dome.

YARRA  =  ARRAY,  CINEW  =  WINCE,  PROPHE  =  HOPPER,  UNTAUM  =  AUTUMN —   Giving us:  ARWIHETN

Clue/Question:  One too many jokes about balding can do this.

Answer:  WEARTHIN

(AUTUMN is always a tough word for me to get!  Anybody else have trouble unscrambling that word?) —   YUR


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