Archive for November 6th, 2010

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/06/10

Maya Angelou with Bloomberg and Nadler

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If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”   — Maya Angelou

(My first Maya Angelou quote!  Works well for bad/strained relationships, and being a prisoner – same thing? – but not so much for things like politics!)   — YUR

(Mis-Direct) Jumble Spoiler – 11/06/10

Can of Duff beer, produced in the 1990s by the...

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Visual Description:  Beer distributor making it difficult for the frat boys.

AVVLE  =  VALVE,  STRON  =  SNORT,  CLEBUK  =  BUCKLE,  RANHOP  =  ORPHAN   —   Giving us:  AESRBCLRHA

Clue/Question:  What the storekeeper wanted for a keg of beer.

Answer:  CASH ON THE BARREL

(In fairness, they DO give us a big printed clue, but the counterman’s statement and the looks on the frat boys faces leads you in a different direction.  I had a little trouble getting both “snort” and “orphan”.  The other two clue words jumped off the page, for me.  Very good scrambling of the answer letters!  It looks like the guys are borrowing a little from “The Simpsons” with Duff Beer.  And, maybe our guys attended the University of Michigan?  Of course there are other “M” schools, so . . .   I wonder if they were going for a store that they know.  It looks like “Blue Front” on the store window.  Maybe it’s some cryptic message to someone out there.  Ooh-ooh-ooh!)   — YUR


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