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(TouGh) Jumble Spoiler – 11/25/10

The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon G...

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Visual Description:  Classic married couple scenario:  woman spends, man gripes.

INHEW  =  WHINE,  SBENO  =  BONES,  XTEICE  =  EXCITE,  GYLINK  =  KINGLY   —   Giving us:  INNESCIKG

Clue/Question:  When she bought another pillbox hat, her husband said it was . . .

Answer:  SICKENING

(I can see people having a tough time with this one.  It wasn’t a gimme.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/10

Memorial to Francis Bacon in the chapel Trinit...

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If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.”   — Francis Bacon

(I am wit you, Frankie!  Yo!  Yer Uncle sucks at math!  But, I do actually know some fairly witty mathematical minds.  The two tings are not mutually exclusive, ya know.  And . . . mmmm, bacon!!!  Aaaggggggh!!!  Just kidding.  I won’t be doing bacon today.  But, I will be doing plenty of turkey!!!  Plus all the fixin’s!  Mmm, mmm, mmm!!!  Have a happy Thanksgiving, people!)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/24/10

"Rodeo Cowgirl"

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Visual Description:  A sorely disappointed rodeo contestant.

BLAYK  =  BALKY,  LUFAW  =  AWFUL,  TEPPIC  =  PEPTIC,  SUMOFA  =  FAMOUS —   Giving us:  BKWUECFS

Clue/Question:  What the cowboy ended up with at the rodeo.

Answer:  A FEW BUCKS

(Looks like our cowboy wasn’t able to take care of business, after all!  I bet a lot of you had at least some trouble with “balky”.  Yer Uncle has never seen balk used as an adjective before, but that’s all that seemed to work.  And, after I Googled it, I saw that it’s . . . legit!  If you’re traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday please be safe.  Don’t take those un-necessary risks.  And, try to keep your temper.  Everyone – supposedly – has a reason for being a bonehead, so try to keep that in mind.  Be good, do good, chilluns!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/24/10

English Language

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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theater.”   — Gail Godwin

(That’s right.  All the best teachers seem to have a flair for the dramatic.  The humorless and monotone ones cannot command our attention.)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/23/10

Order of the British Empire - officer - civil

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Visual Description:  Circus people confronting their accountant.

BEPOR  =  PROBE,  KEJOR  =  JOKER,  GLEZUZ  =  GUZZLE,  TYGODS  =  STODGY   —   Giving us:  OBEJOKGULSDG

Clue/Question:  What the bookkeeper did when he was hired by the circus.

Answer:  JUGGLED THE BOOKS

(A couple of good clue words.  Great scrambling of the answer letters!  Using the word “bookkeeper” in the clue/question was somewhat of a give-away.  But, maybe the guys did it because they know how your ol’ uncle likes to mix things up a bit with the visual description!  Huh?!?!   LOL!  Be good, do good, kids!  Oh, yeah.  Happy Fibonacci Day!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/23/10

Hand-tinted photograph of Alice Roosevelt, tak...

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I have a simple philosophy:  fill what’s empty.  Empty what’s full.  Scratch where it itches.”   — Alice Roosevelt Longworth

(Uncle Teddy’s “Baby Lee”!  A fine, fine figure of a woman.  And, a self-described hedonist.  This rule breaker had a wonderful wit, and such staying power that she became known as “The Other Washington Monument”.)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/22/10

Logo of the LAME project, created by Sam Fishe...

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Visual Description:  Deleted scene from the Nissan Juke commercial.

PRUCO  =  CROUP,  YLSYH  =  SHYLY,  NEEXTT  =  EXTENT,  MANTED  =  TANDEM —   Giving us:  CUSLEXEAEM

Clue/Question:  What he gave his boss when he was late for the meeting.

Answer:  A LAME EXCUSE

(The kid has got charisma.  I can’t imagine many businesses allowing him to rock those red shoes though.  Especially sans socks!  Great scrambling, today!  Do good, chilluns!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/22/10

My Grandfather (†); photo from January 17.JPG

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I will never be an old man.  To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.”   — Bernard Baruch

(39 is not old, is it, kids?  Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!)   — YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler 11/21/10

Pardis Parker performing on the Chocolate Sund...

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The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth.”   — George Jean Nathan

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/21/10

Perfume from Body Shop

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Visual Description:  A little haggling at the perfume counter.

NERUNG  =  GUNNER, SUTTRY  =  TRUSTY,  EPIDEM  =  IMPEDE,  DICHOR  =  ORCHID,  PHISAR  =  PARISH,  FESTOF  =  OFFSET   —   Giving us:  NNTTMEOCRSOE

Clue/Question:  What he said when he bought the $50 perfume.

Answer:  NOT A SCENT MORE

(Good clue words.  Good scrambling of the answer letters.  Good pun.  Good day, my friends!  Do good!)   — YUR


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