Archive for September 17th, 2010

(Regularly Scheduled) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/17/10

Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi

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Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing.”   —   Eugene Delacroix

(Both, prolific in production and diverse in style.  He had a huge influence on a number of artists and genres.)   —   YUR

(Regularly Scheduled) Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/10

Ancient Chinese engraving of female instrument...

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Visual Description:  Mightier than the sword . . . and nearly as expensive!

SURNP  =  SPURN,  EFTUL  =  FLUTE,  PAWNEO  =  WEAPON,  VOICEN  =  NOVICE   —   Giving us:  SNFTEWEPOVI

Clue/Question:  Easy to turn a fifty into.

Answer:  A PEN AND TWO FIVES

(I can see some having trouble with today’s puzzle.  Fortunately, my paper carries the full-sized version of the Jumble.  Some newspapers reduce their comics and puzzles by a third, or more.  And, for the folks who get those papers they may have had some trouble reading the price tag on the pen.  Not to mention the 5s on the bills!  There’s nothing like the feel of a good pen in your hand.  But, I’m not the kind of guy to shell out big bucks for something that I consider, basically, a simple tool.  I’m the same way about watches.  I admire a fine watch, but I’m just as happy with a Timex or Casio.  As long as it works.  My wife, on the other hand . . . )   —   YUR

(Mega-Late/Next Day) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/16/10

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”   —   Aesop

(My first Aesop quote!)   —   YUR

(Mega-Late/Next Day) Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/10

Visual Description:  She said . . . She said.

YONPE  =  PEONY,  TAMEL  =  METAL,  VINTER  =  INVERT,  TARGEY  =  GYRATE   —   Giving us:  EOTLINVGRE

Clue/Question:  What his wife did when they held a conversation.

Answer:  NEVER LET GO

(Couldn’t get to a computer yesterday day.  Was going to post late last night, but was too tired.)   —   YUR


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