Archive for February, 2010



Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/10

Visual Description:  Wife showing her friend her secretive author husband.

LEEBI  =  BELIE,  RATTI  =  TRAIT,  LEEMOT  =  OMELET,  ENWAKE  =  WEAKEN —   Giving us:  EIRAMTWEN

Clue/Question:  The author used a pseudonym because it was his . . .

Answer:  “WRITENAME

(Another “be”-word!  Two days in a row!  The scrambled “benumb” was the most researched word, yesterday.  “Belie” is probably a little more common.  We’ll see.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/23/10

You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.”   — Samuel Johnson

Jumble Spoiler – 02/23/10

Visual Description:  Armed robbery in the rain.

BABEY  =  ABBEY,  IPPUL  =  PUPIL,  NUBBEM  =  BENUMB,  RAYLEY  =  YEARLY   —   Giving us:  AEULBMRL

Clue/Question:  Easy to hold up on a rainy day.

Answer:  AN UMBRELLA

(Only “benumb” kept this from being a Jumble Jr.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/22/10

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.”   — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

(Get out there, people!) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/22/10

Visual Description:  A modeling agent making an offer to a new girl.

FOREY  =  FOYER,  LOGAT  =  GLOAT,  DUBBEG  =  BEDBUG,  SOYSIF  =  OSSIFY   —   Giving us:  ERGODUGOIF

Clue/Question:  What it takes to hire the right model.

Answer:  A GOODFIGURE

(Nice work, if you can find it!  “OSSIFY” was fun.  “FOYER” might have thrown a few, and those darn compound words give some people fits.  Not a bad jumble!) —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/21/10

There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as the conscience which dwells within us.”   — Sophocles

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/21/10

Visual Description:  A theatrical couple’s kids watching their  birthday presents being wrapped.

MESECH  =  SCHEME,  RAMAAD  =  ARMADA,  EIVIDD  =  DIVIDE,  LEWDOP  =  PLOWED,  NENKLE  =  KENNEL,  TIMPER  =  PERMIT   —   Giving us:  SEARIVWEKNPE

Clue/Question:  What the actor’s twins enjoyed before their birthday.

Answer:  A “SNEAKPREVIEW

(They tried to throw us off some by making the kids twins.  It didn’t even have to be multiple kids, let alone twins.  By the number of hits, so far today, it doesn’t look like they were able to fool all that many of us!) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/20/10

Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges.  Cats have the courage to live by them.”   — Jim Davis

(And his cat – Garfield – to the extreme!) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/20/10

Visual Description:  A diamond love story.

HERBT  =  BERTH,  DUIHM  =  HUMID,  CIMTRE  =  METRIC,  CHOPON  =  PONCHO   —   Giving us:  THHITICPCH

Clue/Question:  When the ballplayer proposed, it was . . .

Answer:  A PITCH TO HITCH

(Pitchers and catchers, for now.  Everyone else, very soon!) —   YUR

He’s baaa-ack!!!

Tiger says: Lay’s.  Get YOUR Smile On! No One Can (discr-)Eat Just One!


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