Archive for August 31st, 2010

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/31/10

Three quarter length portrait of Oscar Wilde (...

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A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(During his time, I think that rascal Oscar Wilde probably pissed off as many people then as Roman Polanski does today.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 08/31/10

"quotation" "marks"

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Visual Description:  A gentleman being fitted for a suit.

TIMAD  =  ADMIT,  SYASA  =  ASSAY,  DIMRAY  =  MYRIAD,  MEECBO  =  BECOME   —   Giving us:  DISSYAEME

Clue/Question:  Even with high-class clients, the tailor worked on the  . . .

Answer: SEAMY SIDE

(I had to back into “myriad”, by cheating . . . looking at the cartoon/question!  It’s funny, because I like the word, and use it more than the Average Joe does.  I got the other words immediately.  Good scrambling of the answer letters.  I’m not sure it’s the best use of quotation marks though.  Might have been better if it was “SEAM”Y.  What do you wordsmiths think?)   —   YUR


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