Archive for March, 2010



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/26/10

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”   — E.E. Cummings

(Oh.  So that’s why some of us never grow up!) —   YUR

(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 03/26/10

Visual Description:  Senior moment at the needlepoint bee.

YOFAR  =  FORAY,  SONDY  =  SYNOD,  RETANB  =  BANTER,  THACLE  =  CHALET —   Giving us:  OASDTERHLT

Clue/Question:  What she did when she told a joke to the sewing circle.

Answer:  LOST THE “THREAD” OF IT

(Wow!  I thought this one was pretty darn tough.  All four clue words were a challenge, but especially FORAY, SYNOD and CHALET.  Even the answer took some thought.  If I had the time today I might have left this unanswered, as a kind of tease.  “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”  — Unfinished yard work!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/25/10

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.”   — Douglas Pagels

(I guess it can be great working for a card and book publisher!) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/25/10

Visual Description:  Queued up job applicants, chatting away.

DEROO  =  RODEO,  THOLC  =  CLOTH,  LEKECH  =  HECKLE,  DAGOIA  =  ADAGIO   —   Giving us:  DELTKLAI

Clue/Question:  Often heard in the employment line.

Answer:  “IDLETALK

(I think once people got past “adagio” the rest was all down hill.  Nice to see the guys putting a more positive spin on the employment situation.  Maybe things are starting to turn around out there.  Let’s hope so.) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/24/10

There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.”   — Anwar El Sadat

(I find it both tragic and ironic that such men of peace as:  Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., were all assassinated by by their own countrymen.  By men who would categorize themselves as right-wing conservatives and nationalists.  Why does the right find peace, justice and equality so threatening?  Such rigid intransigence is antithetical to progress.) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/24/10

Visual Description:  Hubby gushing over his dolled up wife.

DEKEY  =  KEYED,  GLARN  =  GNARL,  VAINED  =  INVADE,  TIPECK  =  PICKET —   Giving us:  KEGNLIAEPKT

Clue/Question:  What she wanted the flatterer to do.

Answer:  KEEP TALKING

(No pun, or play on words today.  The clue words weren’t too challenging.  But again, I think they’re doing a much better job mixing up the answer letters!  Not bad at all.) —   YUR

Quote of the Day (Bonus)

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.”   — Michel de Montaigne

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/23/10

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.”   — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

(At this point, I’d settle for them not thinking of me as a bum!) YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/10

Visual Description:  PA administering an auditory examination.

DYNAD  =  DANDY,  ENFEC  =  FENCE,  CHAPER  =  PREACH,  GIRDIF  =  FRIGID   —   Giving us:  DAENRAHIGI

Clue/Question:  When the doctor’s assistant conducted the sound test, she was . . .

Answer:  A HEARINGAID

(I don’t expect that many of you had too much difficulty in getting today’s puzzle.  Have a better day!) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/22/10

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”   — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

(But then again, complete candidness often results in rejection, heartache, and a lasting uncomfortableness.  It’s a double edged sword.) YUR


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