Archive for November, 2009

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/30/09

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”   — Lou Holtz

(This is at least the second Lou Holtz quote since I’ve been doing this!  Atta boy, Lou!) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/30/09

Visual Description:  Reporters at a newspaper newsroom.

UNDOP  =  POUND,  MYNEE  =  ENEMY,  RYSHER  =  SHERRY,  SEMQUO  =  MOSQUE —   Giving us:  OUENSRRMSE

Clue/Question:  A popular gossip columnist has a good . . .

Answer:  SENSE OF RUMOR

(Seems vaguely familiar, even though I had a little trouble getting it.) —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/29/09

Fire and sword are but slow engines of destruction, in comparison with the babbler.”   — Sir Richard Steele

(Yet, this is but the flowery British way of saying:  Lose lips sink ships!) —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/29/09

Visual Description:  An urban beggar, with cup in hand, uttering an all too familiar phrase.

ERTOPY  =  POETRY,  CORCUN  =  CONCUR,  GOBNEY  =  BYGONE,  RANCOY  =  CRAYON,  BUNNIO  =  BUNION,  YOWHLL  =  WHOLLY   —   Giving us:  OTCCOECRONILL

Clue/Question:  Another name for a panhandler.

Answer:  A COIN COLLECTOR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/28/09

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”   — Gen. Omar N. Bradley

(Trying to please everybody sounds very noble, but it’s virtually impossible to do.) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/28/09

Visual Description:  (Sexist?) Conference room banter.

ETIRP  =  TRIPE,  ANSPY  =  PANSY,  NUCHAH  =  HAUNCH,  JENTIC  =  INJECT —   Giving us:  TRASHCHIT

Clue/Question:  What the businessmen said when they heard the joke about the millionaire.

Answer:  THATSRICH

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/27/09

Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”   — Princess Diana

(Such a sweet, kind soul.  Such a shame.) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/27/09

Visual Description:  An Economics class, taught by a monotoned Hungarian nationalist, with Johnny Carson mannerisms.

VENAK  =  KNAVE,  FOOLI  =  FOLIO,  VELENE  =  ELEVEN,  TEARRY  =  ARTERY   —   Giving us:  VFOEERR

Clue/Question:  The student was sure there was nothing longer than this.

Answer:  FOREVER

(Believe me, I know where this kid is coming from!) —   YUR

Thanksgiving Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/26/09

Blessed are those who give without remembering.  And blessed are those who take without forgetting.”   — Bernard Melzer (sic)

(Mistakes happen!  Happy Thanksgiving!) —   YUR

Thanksgiving Jumble Spoiler – 11/26/09

Visual Description:  A Be-bop Thanksgiving feast!

NAPOR  =  APRON,  ONSIE  =  NOISE,  VESSUR  =  VERSUS,  SPUGMY  =  GYPSUM —   Giving us:  AONIESSYSM

Clue/Question:  What the jazz group enjoyed at the Thanksgiving dinner.

Answer:  A “YAMSESSION


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