Archive for October, 2009



(Much Easier) Jumble Spoiler – 10/27/09

Visual Description:  Prison library scenario.

MAORA  =  AROMA,  GWEED  =  WEDGE,  RIMSEY  =  MISERY,  ECPPIT  =  PEPTIC —   Giving us:  AAWESYPEC

Clue/Question:  What the convict sought at the prison library.

Answer:  A WAY TO “ESCAPE

(Hey!  They can’t all be challenging!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/26/09

If common sense is so common, why is there so little of it?”   — Mark Twain

(Tough – for me) Jumble Spoiler – 10/26/09

Visual Description:  Scientists watching an attractive biologist use her microscope.

MOBIL  =  LIMBO,  EXOID  =  OXIDE,  SKROHE  =  KOSHER,  MIOGES  =  EGOISM   —   Giving us:  LOODKOGOS

Clue/Question:  This helped the pretty biologist get ahead.

Answer:  HER GOODLOOKS

(All four clue jumbles threw me to some extent, especially “egoism”.  I really had to back into that one.  The answer itself was pretty obvious.) —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/25/09

Zest is the secret of all beauty.  There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”   — Christian Dior

(20 – 9!  Even an ugly win is better than a loss!) —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/25/09

Visual Description:  Drunken party guest swallowing the host’s pet.

DEDAHN  =  HANDED,  KEPPUE  =  UPKEEP,  MUCPIE  =  PUMICE,  WEFURC  =  CURFEW,  EGWAIH  =  AWEIGH,  CLOOSH  =  SCHOOL   —   Giving us:  HDEECECWWESH

Clue/Question:  What the tipsy party goer did when he swallowed the goldfish whole.

Answer:  ESCHEWED THE CHEW

(This was one of their more clever jumbles.  I haven’t seen them use “eschew” before.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/24/09

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.”   — Ralph Waldo Emerson

( . . . so, just follow your heart.) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/24/09

Visual Description:  Mom calling for her kids, down the street.

INNEL  =  LINEN,  TACCH  =  CATCH,  VANGER  =  GRAVEN,  DISPUT  =  STUPID —   Giving us:  LINCATGENSUD

Clue/Question:  What mom used to call the boys home for dinner.

Answer:  (Missing Quotation Mark)LUNG(Missing Quotation Mark) DISTANCE

(Nowadays, mom sends the kids a text message.  That is, if they are even allowed to be outside, at all . . . on an unscheduled “play date”.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/23/09

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.”   — Mae West

(Atta girl, Mae!  You have to admire her spirit of adventure.) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/23/09

Visual Description:  A classic two martini lunch scene.

KEHRI  =  HIKER,  RINGO  =  GROIN,  DEBOHL  =  BEHOLD,  INDAGE  =  GAINED   —   Giving us:  HIONHOGN

Clue/Question:  Drinks at lunch can lead to this.

Answer:  “HIGHNOON

(Didn’t it seem we were more productive, back in the day of the two martini lunch?  In those days the workers had more rights, and the employers were happy to provide those rights, even though they had to abide by regulations.  The word “profitablity” was a much more relative term.  There were a lot more companies, which made for honest competition.  Unfettered de-regulation, eventually, led to massive consolidation . . . and look where that got us.  Jobs were a lot more prevalent back in the day of the two martini lunch, that’s for sure!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/22/09

As you simplify life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”   — Henry David Thoreau


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