Archive for December 14th, 2010

Jumble Spoiler – 12/14/10

Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis from All Abo...

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Visual Description:  Worried airline passengers experiencing a Bette Davis moment.

AMDAM  =  MADAM,  THEIG  =  EIGHT,  YINJET  =  JITNEY,  DIMYAD  =  MIDDAY   —   Giving us:  ADGTTEIA

Clue/Question:  How she felt when the plane bounced around in the storm.

Answer:  AGITATED

(Not bad.  A little weak on the clue word scramblings.  Better with the answer letter scrambling.  Her comment, in the cartoon, totally gives it – the answer – away.  I guess they feel they have to throw us a gimme every now and then.  Now, everybody run out and rent “All About Eve“!  Be good, do good, friends.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/14/10

Ted Koppel at Invesco

Image by timbrauhn via Flickr

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.”   — Ted Koppel

(With the way this is stated it kind of implies a fairly narrow definition of history.  And, I doubt Mr. Koppel actually holds such an opinion.  I think what he probably intended – and, to me, this makes much more sense – to say is:  Politicians use history as a tool to justify their intentions. He was making a statement about politicians, not about history.  But what do I know?  I’m just your average wise guy with a keyboard.  What do you English majors think?  Or, how about Mr. Koppel himself?  Would Ted like to clarify this statement, or set Uncle Rave straight?)   — YUR


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