Archive for December 17th, 2010

Jumble Spoiler – 12/17/10

Pirates' captive walking the plank, as painted...

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Visual Description:  Pirate captain leading some men to walk the plank.

ROSYR  =  SORRY,  YILSK  =  SILKY,  RETAUM  =  MATURE,  FULOWE  =  WOEFUL   —   Giving us:  SORSILAREWEF

Clue/Question:  When the captain ordered crew cuts, the ship had . . .

Answer:  FEWER SAILORS

(A 12 letter answer to end the work week!  Not bad.  Not the greatest scrambling of the answer letters, though.  You can clearly see the word “fewer” in reverse, at the end of the letters.  Maybe, in a past life, I was either Chinese or Jewish.  I do seem to do a lot of things backwards!  Maybe that explains it?)   — YUR 🙂

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/17/10

Carved Nativity group made by Faith Craft

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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond reason to believe.”   — Voltaire

(So, there’s that finest of lines between faith and delirium.)   — YUR


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