Archive for July, 2010

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/31/10

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.”   — Marie Curie

(Actually, the observant and appreciative ones can see what has been done.  Only dullards look for black & white answers/results.)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/31/10

Visual Description:  Proud parents watching Moose get his college diploma.

ESTUG  =  GUEST,  THONC  =  NOTCH,  VIPSEL  =  PELVIS,  KLAYEC  =  LACKEY   —   Giving us:  ESNHPISKE

Clue/Question:  The college football player gave up the pigskin when it was time for this.

Answer:  THE  SHEEPSKIN

(Not bad!  Some interesting – but not too challenging – clue words, nice scrambling of the answer letters, and a cute cartoon.  Looks a bit like a Wolverine!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/10

Take only pictures and leave only footprints.”   — The Backpacker’s Code

(Short, but difficult, quote to decode!  And, a message that all of us should take to heart.  Think of those who might follow you, and put yourself in their shoes.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/10

Visual Description:  Natty husband chastising his gullible wife.

LEXEP  = EXPEL,  SEGUS  =  GUESS,  RAKNEC  =  CANKER,  RUBETT  =  BUTTER —   Giving us:  EESSCKRUER

Clue/Question:  When his wife visited the fortune teller, the tailor said she was a . . .

Answer:  SEER SUCKER

(Very nice!  The clue words were simple . . . well, at least I know I’ve seen them here before.  But, it took me a little time to figure out the answer.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/10

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”   — Albert Einstein

(I don’t see how anyone could improve upon this advice!  Have a great Thursday, folks!)   — YUR

(Little bit Sneaky) Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/10

Visual Description:  Hubby presenting his ungracious wifey.

SOINY  =  NOISY,  MACHP  =  CHAMP,  WYIHNN  =  WHINNY,  COALLE  =  LOCALE —   Giving us:  NICHWHOE

Clue/Question:  He remembered her birthday, but chose to forget this.

Answer:  WHICH ONE

(The clue words were very easy, today.  The expression and attitude of the wife was leading me away from the answer, for a while.  But, I’m not really sure how intentional that was.  The cartoonist tends to make the female characters unnecessarily stern sometimes.  At least, in my opinion he does.  Maybe he has “issues” with women?  Your uncle likes to cause trouble!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/28/10

Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.”   — Benjamin Cardozo

(The U.S. needs much more inspiration to get us out of our economic/employment funk.  It might help if we actually produced something, other than lawyers . . . and death and destruction.)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/10

Visual Description:  A road warrior’s collateral damage.

EFNOL  =  FELON,  RATAO  =  AORTA,  TOZALE  =  ZEALOT,  BLOUED  =  DOUBLE   —   Giving us: FLORTEOTOUB

Clue/Question:  When the marathon runner developed blisters, there was . . .

Answer:  TROUBLE, AFOOT

(I have no idea what the comma is for.  Other than that I liked today’s jumble.  Gonna be another HOT one, here in the Mid-Atlantic region.  And, a return of the dreaded HUMIDITY!  Try to stay cool, kids.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler: – 07/27/10

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”   — Edmund Burke

(For people who are so fortunate to be able to read so fast, and seem to read all the time, I can see how this might be an issue.  But for shlubs like me, who read at a sub-vocal level, we can’t afford to not reflect.)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/27/10

Visual Description:  Awkward drawing of a police team nabbing a burglar.

KYWAG  =  GAWKY,  SBAAH  =  ABASH,  HELTOC  =  CLOTHE,  CEETIX  =  EXCITE —   Giving us:  AWASHLTHETE

Clue/Question:  What the crook discovered when the police dog caught him.

Answer:  THE LAW HAS TEETH

(Good words and a clever jumble!  The only problem I have is with the cartoon.  Normally, the cops would catch these guys coming out of a house they’d just robbed.  But, the cop and the dog are inside, what looks to be a freshly burgled house.  And, it looks like they’re catching the perp breaking in!  Not that it matters any.  I just love to pick.  But, you guys already knew that!)   — YUR


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