Archive for September 9th, 2010

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/09/10

Crowds surrounding the Reflecting Pool, during...

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Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”   —   Martin Luther King Jr.

(It’s almost as if he were speaking exclusively to the Tea Party movement.  I’m sure that the Knave of Tears and the *new* Queen of Mean couldn’t/wouldn’t hear/understand these words.  But, I’d like to believe that there are some – who’ve been swept up by this jingo-mania – who will spit out this toxic Kool-Aid, and dis-embrace the haters.)   —   YUR 

(Joad Tom) Jumble Spoiler – 09/09/10

Wine grapes.

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Visual Description:  Hungover dude and his semi-sympathetic lady friend.

HOPUC  =  POUCH,  TESCA  =  CASTE,  GURTIA  =  GUITAR,  WURFOR  =  FURROW   —   Giving us:  PHASEGTARRW

Clue/Question:  Too much wine can result in the . . .

Answer:  WRATH OF GRAPES

(For whatever reason, “GUITAR” just kicked my butt this morning!  And, they even gave me/us the first two letters . . . in the proper order!  I guess that’s an example of hiding in plain sight.  And great scrambling of the answer letters.  I kind of got lucky, in that I initially thought the first word might be WATER, which left me with letters that could spell GRAPHS.  From that the Steinbeck wordplay just kinda hit me.  Great jumble, boys!  This gets two thumbs up from yer Unclerave.)   —   YUR


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