Archive for September, 2010

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/10

our changing social order - title page

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Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.”   — Charles Horton Cooley

(If ol’ Chuck were around today, I’d turn to him and say:  Say what???)   — YUR

Jumle Spoiler – 09/30/10

Weaving in ancient Egypt

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Visual Description:  Indigenous mother handing down her craft to her daughter.

MEFAL  =  FLAME,  TONJI  =  JOINT,  RAHDLE  =  HERALD,  GROANJI  =  JARGON   —   Giving us:  LMOIHERO

Clue/Question:  When she inherited the weaving device, she described it as an . . .

Answer:  HEIR LOOM

(Good pun!  A couple of good clue words, and nice scrambling of the answer letters.  Do good, folks.)   — YUR

P.S.  Sorry about the initial posting.  I downloaded the beta version of Internet Explorer 9.something, and apparently it is not yet compatible with WordPress.  It wouldn’t let me add my colors, because I couldn’t highlight anything, and when I posted it . . . all there was was a blank page!  After yesterday afternoon’s experience with the MSN tech support people – OVER 3 HOURS – I should have known something like this might happen.  I’ll probably go back to an earlier version (maybe), but in the meantime:  Thank God, for Mozilla Firefox!  A very nice, painless download!  (Can you hear me, now, Microsoft???) YUR

Cryptoquote spoiler – 09/29/10

Lichtenberg

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Perhaps in time the so-called dark ages will be thought of as including our own.”   —   Georg C. Lichtenberg

(This is one of the main reasons why I love solving the cryptoquote!  It exposes me to so many different people.  Many of whom I was totally unaware of, previously.  This guy was an early pioneer in the field of Physics.  He was truly ahead of his time.  If you have a few minutes look him up.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/29/10

No Bullying sign - School in Racine, Wisconsin

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Visual Description:  A big powerboat bullying the little dinghy.

ORRIP  =  PRIOR,  PHEES  =  SHEEP,  SOUPOR  =  POROUS,  REPIME  =  EMPIRE   —   Giving us:  RIRSEEPUSEPR

Clue/Question:  What an overloaded dock can create.

Answer:  PIER PRESSURE

(Decent pun.  A nice, long answer.  But, not a particularly difficult one.  Right, guys?  The clue words are basic stuff.  Although, there could be a cryptic 9/11 message they’re trying to convey.  Hmmm.  I added the quotation marks, because I figured they just didn’t have enough space for them.  Keep reading between the lines, folks!)   —   YUR  🙂

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/10

Pythagoras

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Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.”   —   Pythagoras

(Is he trying to warn us to stay away from love triangles???)   —   YUR  🙂

Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/10

Raw cookie dough in cookie clumps.

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Visual Description:  Civic-minded domestic self-abuse?

DRAYT  =  TARDY,  GRABE  =  BARGE,  HEEZEW  =  WHEEZE,  COTALE  =  LOCATE   —   Giving us:  TDBREEAT

Clue/Question:  Making cookie dough for the bake sale left her . . .

Answer:  BATTERED

(I know, bakers!  Dough and batter are two different things.  But, what do you expect from a couple of cartoonists?  Brownies or cakes would make better sense for batter, but all doughs take much more effort, because they are of a thicker consistency.  Clue words were pretty simple, today.  Good scrambling of the answer letters, though!  Be good, do good, kids!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/27/10

oh, the thinks you can think

Image by Leia Speia via Flickr

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”   —   Robert Frost

(And, I always thought they all began with:  There once was a man from Nantucket . . . )   —   YUR   🙂

Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/10

Green window

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Visual Description:  Father and son window repair scene. 

WALBY  =  BYLAW,  FITAH  =  FAITH,  RUNEPY  =  PENURY,  NERGEE  =  RENEGE   —   Giving us:  LAFIPERENE 

Clue/Question:  When his son helped with the broken window, the doctor got . . .  

Answer:  PANERELIEF 

(Great Pun!  “RENEGE” and “PENURY” in the same puzzle!  Wow!  Those two words can trip up the best of us.  Nice scrambling of the answer letters, too.  It’s a new week, gang.  Use it wisely.)   —   YUR 

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/26/10

IMG_2341

Image by terrybone via Flickr

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to citizens of a democracy.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(This guy obviously never heard George W. Bush speak!)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/26/10

Teller, of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller....

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Visual Description:  Teller being an asker.

PEKAUM  =  MAKEUP,  PECDIT  =  DEPICT,  RAYVOS  =  SAVORY,  HUBERC  =  CHERUB,  CHERIP  =  CIPHER,  NARROC  =  RANCOR   —   Giving us:  KUECSOYCHHRAC

Clue/Question:  What a bank teller will do before she’ll cash your check.

Answer:  CHECK YOUR CASH

(Some great clue words today!  Nice scrambling of the answer letters, too.  Sorry about the lateness of this posting.  Took the wife and some relatives to Boscobel, today.  Just got back from dropping the rels back at their hotel, in the city.)   —   YUR


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