Archive for February, 2010

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/28/10

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.”   — Edward Teller

(And, this guy knows a thing or two about worthwhile endeavors!) —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/10

Visual Description:  Happy couples, lining up to be wed.

SCONED  =  SECOND,  LEMDEY  =  MEDLEY,  TERROM  =  TREMOR,  RAPPOL  =  POPLAR,  MIRNIF  =  INFIRM,  MAONAZ  =  AMAZON   —   Giving us:  EOEYRRARRMM

Clue/Question:  What the owner of the busy wedding chapel said.

Answer:  THE MORE THE “MARRY“-ER

(Nice punny jumble.  Not too demanding.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/10

The reason that the All-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think.”   — Farrah Fawcett

(NOT such a dumb blond, after all!  And, a wonderful actress!  Such a shame that she was taken from us at a relatively young age.) —   YUR

Jumble (Junior) Spoiler – 02/27/10

Visual Description:  Duel In The Sun . . . with a goatee.

WYLLO  =  LOWLY,  WHOYS  =  SHOWY,  BARJEB  =  JABBER,  DOALUN  =  UNLOAD —   Giving us:  WHWAROD

Clue/Question:  The cowboys said the gunslinger was an artist because he knew . . .

Answer:  HOW TO “DRAW

(BORING!) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/26/10

The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.”   — Bill Watterson

(Boy!  If anybody qualifies for a Where Are They Now? segment it’s this guy.  Calvin and Hobbes was loved by millions . . . your uncle included.) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/10

Visual Description:  Think of a popular Jethro Tull song.

NUBEG  =  BEGUN,  GULAH  =  LAUGH,  JELING  =  JINGLE,  TALKEN  =  ANKLET   —   Giving us:  BEULUGJNGNLE

Clue/Question:  When the guide got lost, their Amazon adventure turned into a . . .

Answer:  JUNGLE BUNGLE

(Thank you all, for your kind patience!) —   YUR

Jumble & Cryptoquote – 02/26/10 Notice

Due to the 20 + inches of snow that we received – and it’s still snowing – we are currently under a state of emergency.  Therefore no newspaper was delivered today.  Your uncle has finally shoveled himself out, and – after taking a much deserved shower – will be venturing out in search of a newspaper.  Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/25/10

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”   — Abraham Lincoln

(Gee.  Today’s religious right would likely bring up old Abe on charges of heresy, for that statement!) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/25/10

Visual Description:  College professor congratulating his class.

HAWSS  =  SWASH,  OBOAT  =  TABOO,  SYPORD  =  DROPSY,  CLOSIA  =  SOCIAL —   Giving us:  SATAPSSCL

Clue/Question:  What the history professor did.

Answer:  “PAST” THE CLASS

(I wasn’t confident about the first three words, until I was able to use the circled letters to get the answer.  “SWASH” is a little out there.  “DROPSY” wasn’t even what I thought it was.  My mom likes to say she’s having a case of the *dropsies*.  And after two days of “benumb” and “belie” I was looking at “aboot” for “TABOO”.  I was wondering if these guys were Canadian, or something.  ;~)  Pretty good jumble!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/24/10

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”   — David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George

(Quite a handsome and distinguished looking fellow.  Reminds me a little of Walter Cronkite!) —   YUR


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