Archive for October, 2010



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/26/10

Anton Chekhov 1889, photo taken in the Chekhov...

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Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.”   — Anton Chekov

 

(Easier) Jumble Spoiler – 10/26/10

A normal home-office water cooler with 5gal. b...

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Visual Description:  Office lothario, hitting on the new girl.

NOAGY  =  AGONY,  BABIR  =  RABBI,  DARAPE  =  PARADE,  YAIMDS  =  DISMAY   —   Giving us:  GBIPRDI

Clue/Question:  What she ran into at the water cooler.

Answer:  A BIG DRIP

(I guess they felt they had to follow up yesterday’s challenging one with a gimme today.  Ordinary clue words.  Half-hearted scrambling of the answer letters.  And, a classic – if not clichéd – cartoon scene.  Amusing office Casanova though.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/25/10

A plaque for the Agatha Christie mile at Torre...

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An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.  The older she gets the more interested he is in her.”   — Agatha Christie

(Slanted?) Jumble Spoiler – 10/25/10

A Toyota MR2 , driven by Adam Spence in the 20...

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Visual Description:  Televised car race, with an on-screen circuit configuration.

YONOL  =  LOONY,  BELZA  =  BLAZE,  TSATLE  =  LATEST,  AGGIZZ  =  ZIGZAG   —   Giving us:  LNLALESGA

Clue/Question:  The driver won the road race because he knew . . .

Answer:  ALL THE ANGLES

(Pretty nifty!  They worked in “Jumble” and Jeff’s last name into the cartoon.  Without the cartoon, today’s answer would have been very difficult – for me, at least – to solve.  Very good scrambling of the answer letters.  And, for some strange reason, I had a tough time getting “latest”.  Sometimes the word is SO common that the puzzle solving quadrant of your brain just can’t find the handle!  Be good, do good, people.)   — YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/24/10

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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I believe in large families.  Every woman should have at least three husbands.”   — Zsa Zsa Gabor

(Known for being the classic dizzy blond, she was a striking beauty in her day!  As a more mature beauty, she became more of a character . . . and a real Hollywood fixture.  She has been quite ill, but she seems to be hanging in there.)   — YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/24/10

Dryas julia, Fackel Julia Falter 1

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Visual Description:  On the tarmac at the military/commercial airport.

NIXFIG  =  FIXING,  VALMER  =  MARVEL,  NICCES  =  SCENIC,  PANNEM  =  PENMAN,  DULCED  =  CUDDLE,  RELAFT  =  FALTER   —   Giving us:  FINARESNPEDEFLT

Clue/Question:  Where airline and fighter pilots end up.

Answer:  ON DIFFERENT PLANES

(Some tough clue words, today!  Especially, “marvel” and “penman”.  Those two took me a while to get.  Very good scrambling of the answer letters, too.  I don’t really know how hard the answer was.  I’m guessing the visual of the side by side jets must have clued me in.  Enjoy the remainder of the weekend, folks!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/23/10

Graves of Helene Weigel and Bertolt Brecht.

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Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.”   — Bertolt Brecht

(Enjoy life, peoples!  It is ever-changing . . . and fleeting.)   — YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/23/10

The MO Sex Offenders The Blue Note Columbia, M...

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Visual Description:  Career criminal, leaving the comforts of home.

TAGUM  =  GAMUT,  OPTIA  =  PATIO,  GESTAK  =  GASKET,  TARRMY  =  MARTYR   —   Giving us:  UIOETMT

Clue/Question:  What the warden gave the repeat offender.

Answer:  A TIME OUT

(Unfortunately, prisons today are BIG Business.  And, as with any business, they rely on customers returning over and over again.  Rehabilitation is the last thing that they want to effect, because it’s not profitable for them.  It’s the human form of built-in obsolescence.  It’s another one of our nation’s understated, under-reported shames.)   — YUR

BUILT-IN OBSOLESCENCE

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/22/10

An image of the 1946 World Series champion St....

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Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.”   — Joe Garagiola

(This guy played a BIG part in my appreciation of the sport of baseball!  Whether doing play-by-play, or color commentary, you could always tell how knowledgeable he was.  And, such a pleasant demeanor, with a great sense of humor.  You could tell how much he loved the sport, and how he really enjoyed being part of/around it, even though his playing days were long gone by.  Thanks, Joe!  You da man!)   — YUR

(Punny) Jumble Spoiler – 10/22/10

Me and me lol

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Visual Description:  Spellbinding acts of sleight of hand.

CLUNE  =  UNCLE,  DIPTE  =  TEPID,  SPUMGY  =  GYPSUM,  REBURB  =  RUBBER —   Giving us:  UEPDPSURER

Clue/Question:  Another name for a great magician.

Answer:  A SUPERDUPER

(Some are probably groaning, but I liked it!  Great word play!  You know, it’s kind of funny.  Magic and card tricks are the only times we actually like being duped.  Did any of you guys notice the guys used “uncle” and “tepid” – used by YUR, earlier this week – in today’s clue words?  Coincidence???  Hmmm!  LOL!  Have a great Friday, people.)   — YUR


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