Archive for October, 2010

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/31/10

Edt-poster

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Visual Description:  The Words vs. The Numbers on the gridiron.

FLOSSI  =  FOSSIL,  BAGLER  =  GARBLE,  YEMINT  =  ENMITY,  VINNET  =  INVENT,  LOMBIE  =  MOBILE,  FEETOF  =  TOFFEE   —   Giving us:  FSLEENINVOIFE

Clue/Question:  What the quarterback’s nasty pass protectors were known as.

Answer:  AN OFFENSIVE LINE

(I love it that it was our Jumbles vs. those cursed Sodukos!  Stupid numbers!  I’m sure we kicked their butts!  There were a few good clue words, and good scrambling of the answer letters.  Unless you know nothing about football, I don’t think the answer was too difficult.  But, to each his own.)   — YUR

I’ll have to post this spoiler a little later, guys!  I’m very late to getting to “the game”!  Please check back in after 4:00 EDT.  Apologies in advance! Regards.   — YUR

Sorry it took this long.  The game went into O.T.  And, we’re dealing with Trick or Treaters.   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/31/10

The Parable of the Good Samaritan. Other relig...

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What is hateful to you don’t do to another.  This is the whole Torah; the rest is commentary.”   — Hillel (the Elder)

(Various versions of The Golden Rule are valued by the vast majority.  Including your very humble uncle.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/30/10

Anders Zorn - Anatole France

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If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”   — Gail Sheehy

(This quotation is originally attributed to Anatole France.  It’s a truism that I subscribe to . . . as long as it doesn’t pertain to graying hair and wrinkles.)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/30/10

Digitally altered version of File:Convict Chai...

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Visual Description:  A scene from “Cool Hand Luke

RODLE  =  OLDER,  WONNK  =  KNOWN,  HARTOX  =  THORAX,  ALFACI  =  FACIAL   —   Giving us:  DRKOHRAC

Clue/Question:  What the chain gang got when they worked.

Answer:  HARD ROCK

(Where would the gravel industry be without our convict population???  ;-p OK.  A couple of good clue words.  Good scrambling of those answer letters.  And, a great cartoon.  I don’t think that many of you guys stressed on figuring out the answer, but ya never know.  Have a good weekend and a Happy Halloween, people!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/29/10

Mets Logo

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Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.”   — Roger Kahn

(Sports reporter . . . or poet?  Whether he is one, or not, the man knows what it is to be a Mets fan!)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/10

Just a Gigolo (1931 film)

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Visual Description:  Citizens not digging the candidate’s spiel.

KAFLE  =  FLAKE,  LAWTZ  =  WALTZ,  GOOLIG  =  GIGOLO,  DRIVEF  =  FERVID   —   Giving us:  FLATOLFRI

Clue/Question:  The politician claimed to stand for it, but the listener(s) didn’t . . .

Answer:  FALL FOR IT

(Great clue words!  Especially “gigolo” and “fervid”.  Good scrambling of the answer letters.  Besides the answer being fairly obvious though, this whole jumble feels like a re-run to me.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/28/10

Barry Manilow live in 2008 during a 1960s sketch

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Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.”   — Rene Descartes

(I write the songs that make the whole world sing!”  Wow.  Was Rene Descartes the Barry Manilow of his day, or what???  JKLOL!  Seemingly, this is my first Descartes quotation.  Could that be possible?)   — YUR

(Grumble?) Jumble Spoiler – 10/28/10

Owczarek australijski w typie amerykańskim

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Visual Description:  A very unhappy couple at a counseling session.

TYPIE  =  PIETY,  ICCUB  =  CUBIC,  SLOMBY  =  SYMBOL,  TOEGEA  =  GOATEE   —   Giving us:  ITCBMBLOAE

Clue/Question:  What the couple got when they weren’t compatible.

Answer:  COMBATIBLE

(Purists will argue that the answer is not an actual word, but the answer is always where the fun comes in.  Word PLAY is the name of the game, folks.  “Symbol” gave me a little trouble.  Great scrambling of the answer letters.  All around, a very good jumble puzzle.  The marriage counselor looks a little like Dr. Phil, don’t you think?)   — YUR

PS.  Why the dog?  It’s what was provided to me.  It is a nice dog! YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/27/10

30-cents stamp of the USA figuring american ph...

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Education is a social process.  Education is growth.”   – John Dewey

(I guess you learn something new every day!  LOL!  Sorry for the delay.  Power outage.)   – YUR

Jumble Spoiler 10/27/10

Bask54an

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Visual Description:  Hubby, looking perturbed about his wife’s shopping spree.

SUGIE  =  GUISE,  BANIC  =  CABIN,  BOLTAC  =  COBALT,  JYLFOU  =  JOYFUL   —   Giving us:  GSBIOLTOYU

Clue/Question:  His wife was a chemist, but he considered her a . . .

Answer: BUYOLOGIST

(Very nice pun, guys!  Decent clue words.  So-so scrambling of the answer letters.  The “bio” might have given some of you guys the hint to get to the answer.  But, maybe not.  Sorry about the delay in posting.  We had a power outage, and it just recently came back up.)   — YUR

PS.  Why the Keith Hernandez look-alike?  I don’t know.  It’s one of the few things I had to choose from, today.  Enjoy!   —   YUR

 


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