Archive for March, 2010



Jumble Spoiler – 03/22/10

Visual Description:  Family celebrating their patriarch’s birthday.

YAHND  =  HANDY,  TRIDY  =  DIRTY,  MEBJUL  =  JUMBLE,  YELLAG  =  GALLEY   —   Giving us:  HDITMLEGA

Clue/Question:  What Grandpa did when candles covered his birthday cake.

Answer:  MADELIGHT” OF IT

(Very easy clue words, but the answer letters were jumbled nicely.  Gramps’ comment makes it pretty clear though.) YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/21/10

Were we perfectly acquainted with an object, we should never passionately desire it.”   — La Rochefoucauld

(It’s nice to maintain, at least, a little of that sense of  awe and mystery.) YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/21/10

Visual Description:  A reserved employee to employer salary discussion.

CIPCIN  =  PICNIC,  DYKLIN  =  KINDLY,  REKALT  =  TALKER,  DACLUN  =  UNCLAD,  MABOOB  =  BAMBOO,  DEGELP  =  PLEDGE   —   Giving us:  CCDLTLECAMOLE

Clue/Question:  When he asked his boss for a raise, he was . . .

Answer:  CALM AND “COLLECTED

(Clever.  But, not too tough . . . especially for a Sunday.  UNCLAD was the only word that didn’t jump right off the page for me.) YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/20/10

Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”   — Hans Christian Andersen

(Said the bright elusive butterfly of love!  Happy Spring, everybody!  Hope for Peace.  Work for Peace.  Honk for Peace!) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/20/10

Visual Description:  Space shuttle pilot being feted by fans and media.

BOYHB  =  HOBBY,  WARLD  =  DRAWL,  TENJUK  =  JUNKET,  YOLFEN  =  FELONY   —   Giving us:  ODWUTON

Clue/Question:  The astronaut was successful when he was . . .

Answer:  “DOWN AND OUT

(Nice first day of spring jumble!  Some good clue words, and a logical pun.  Who could ask for more?  Enjoy the weekend!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/19/10

There are those who give joy, and that joy is their reward.”   — Kahlil Gibran

(And, these people make the best lovers!  Get ready to catch Spring Fever, people!  Tomorrow marks a new rebirth!) —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/19/10

Visual Description:  Hungry bistro goers losing their patience.

FYLOT  =  LOFTY,  PIDEB  =  BIPED,  WORDSY  =  DROWSY,  RENARB  =  BARREN   —   Giving us:  TIEWSAR

Clue/Question:  When service was slow, the hungry diners became . . .

Answer:  “WAITERS

(Some will – no doubt – complain that “biped” is more of a *scientific* word than an *ordinary* word, but it is common enough.  But again, this one feels like a re-run, to me.   Enjoy this – or rather enjoy saying goodbye to this – last full day of winter!  Spring starts tomorrow, at about 1:32 pm DST!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/18/10

A cat refuses to be the object of sentimentality – if she doesn’t want to be cuddled, that’s it.”   — Samantha Armstrong

(Another cat quote!  I think it’s about time the dogs see some print time!  Or, how about the parakeets, or goldfish, or turtles, or hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, iguanas, parrots, snakes (no snakes, the wife hates snakes), ferrets (they eat snakes), cockatoos,  cockatiels, etc., etc., etc.!  Lets see some equal time for our other “best friends”!) ;~) —   YUR

Jumble (Junior) Spoiler – 03/18/10

Visual Description:  A rapidly vanishing customer service scene.

PURUS  =  USURP,  PAPYL  =  APPLY,  DEWROP  =  POWDER,  HELBED  =  BEHELD —   Giving us:   UPAPPWRED

Clue/Question:  What the clerk got when she decorated the gift package.

Answer:  “WRAPPEDUP IN IT

(Way too easy, AND it just felt like a re-run.  I guess they can’t all be a challenge.  Most stores have already ended, or are in the process of ending, their gift wrapping services.  Just another example of how our society is getting less and less friendlier.  Very sad.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/17/10

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”   — Humphrey Bogart

(Then today must be our opportunity to catch up!  Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everybody!) YUR


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