Archive for December 13th, 2010

(Nostalgic) Jumble Spoiler – 12/13/10

The engine block of the Ford I4 DOHC engine (w...

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Visual Description:  Chip off the old block, playing in the shadow of the engine block, with a sort of building blocks.

LIPTO  =  PILOT,  FERAT  =  AFTER,  DINKLY  =  KINDLY,  TIFLLE  =  FILLET   —   Giving us:  OTTRKNYIE

Clue/Question:  What he turned his car into.

Answer:  A TINKER TOY

(Lots of fun!  My brother had a set, and I had a set!  Not that I ever built anything memorable, but I believe I graduated to an Erector Set.  Much more dangerous!  With sharp lengths of metal and numerous screws and nuts.  I’m sure Mom must have reveled in vacuuming up hundred of those little nuts and bolts.  I tried to emulate the old man, who was pretty handy.  But I was all thumbs.  You probably have to be some minimum age to get any of this.  I’m sure today’s kids have virtual versions of these old standards.  You can’t stab your brother in the butt with a virtual version!  Have a great day, folks!)   — YUR

PS.  Condolences to all the Jets fans.  What is it about December with this team???

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/13/10

Cropped screenshot of Doris Day from the trail...

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Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.”   —   Doris Day

(It was tough getting any traction on this one.  Maybe my brain’s just starting to decay.  Do good, friends.)   — YUR


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