Archive for September 18th, 2010

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/18/10

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The Blues is my business, and business is good.”   —   Etta James

(At Last . . . a quote from Etta “Peaches” James!)   —   YUR

(Seasonal) Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/10

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Visual Description:  Saddened fans, filing out of the football stadium.

TIPAL  =  PLAIT,  TURTE  =  UTTER,  REBISC  =  SCRIBE,  NADDIC  =  CANDID   —   Giving us:  ITRSENI

Clue/Question:  When their team lost the big game, the home crowd was . . .

Answer:  IN TIERS

(Great pun!  The best in quite a while, in my opinion.  Very good clue words.  Nary a “gimme”.  Great scrambling of the answer letters, too.  It’s almost a shame this one comes on a Saturday.  A lot of people are too busy with chores and errands to do the newspaper puzzles, and to check for the answers on the internet.  I suspect that a good deal of my traffic comes from slackers in the office.  Anyway.  Here’s hoping that YOUR team(s) win this weekend!)   —   YUR


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