Archive for June, 2010

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/30/10

Know when to tune out.  If you listen to too much advice, you may wind up making other people’s mistakes.”   — Ann Landers

(. . . but read my daily column, religiously!  I’se gots bills to pay!)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/10

Visual Description:  Friendly and attentive waitresses at a roadside diner.

MENGO  =  GNOME,  SHURC  =  CRUSH,  TOPECK  =  POCKET,  SLEAWE  =  WEASEL —   Giving us:  OERSPKTSL

Clue/Question:  What they got when they worked in the coffee shop.

Answer:  LOTS OF “PERKS

(Benefits???  This one has got to be recycled from better days gone by!)   — YUR

Bonus Quote!

A hypocrite is a person who — but who isn’t?”   — Don Marquis

(Everything – and everyone – is a matter of degree and relativity.)   — YUR

I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.”   — Bo Diddley

(Gone, just a little over two years ago.  What a great and descriptive quote, from one of music’s greatest innovators!  One can see how he might have felt that way, at least at certain points in his life.  But, his legacy and influence will live on and on.  An American Icon, in the truest sense of the phrase!)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/29/10

Visual Description:  A boy briefing the class on his vacation activities.

SUMOY  =  MOUSY,  RUZEA  =  AZURE,  DEDUIG  =  GUIDED,  MINUME  =  IMMUNE —   Giving us:  MSZRUDEIME

Clue/Question:  When the pupil told the class what he did on vacation, he . . .

Answer: SUMMERIZED” IT

(The heat must’ve gotten to these guys!  Summer has just barely started, and they’ve got the kids already back at school.  Some challenging clue words, today!  And, I continue to be impressed with their scrambling.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/28/10

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”   — Benjamin Disraeli

(As anti-Semitic as England was, at that time, it is truly amazing that this man achieved such heights of greatness.  Remarkable!)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/10

Visual Description:  Medical induction into the military.

EKRIP  =  PIKER,  LARNS  =  SNARL,  SPATOL  =  POSTAL,  NIMERV  =  VERMIN —   Giving us:  ERSARPSTEMN

Clue/Question:  What the recruits do when they line up for shots.

Answer:  PRESENT ARMS

(Not bad, for a Monday!  Stay hydrated today!  Gonna be a HOT one!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/27/10

The art of prophecy is very difficult, especially with respect to the future.”   — Mark Twain

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/27/10

Visual Description:  A scene from the taping of an episode of General Hospital.

NAFELL  =  FALLEN,  EVVELT  =  VELVET,  SHILER  =  RELISH,  ENCHEW  =  WHENCE,  PERUPA  =  PAUPER,  SERVTY  =  VESTRY   —   Giving us:  FNELRSWHAEST

Clue/Question:  When the actress visited the doctor in her movie role, she . . .

Answer:  WASNT HERSELF

(I think the quote marks should go around the whole thing, and not just herself! Some great clue words, today!  And, nice scrambling of the answer letters.  Sorry about today’s lateness in posting.  More life got in the way!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/26/10

You see things; and you say “Why?”  But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw

(Bobby Kennedy was just paraphrasing.)   — YUR


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