Archive for February 11th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/11/11

George Burns on The Lucy Show.

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You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”   — George Burns

(Guys like George Burns and Bob Hope were older long before I was ever born!  But, they didn’t allow themselves to get “old”.  It’s best to let the numbers kinda blur, and just focus on the mindset.)   — YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/11/11

The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. T...

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Visual Description:  Sad sack walking in the winning run.

CALLI  =  LILAC,  PYMUB  =  BUMPY,  TRULIA  =  RITUAL,  QUALEP  =  PLAQUE —   Giving us:  LLBUITAQE

Clue/Question:  When he walked in the winning run, the victors had . . .

Answer:  QUITE A BALL

(So, it seems that some papers do get these jumbles in advance.  Our friend, Glenn, questioned yesterday’s spoiler, and gave me a full description for what turned out to be today’s.  I replied to his comment, but held off on “approving” – posting – it, so we wouldn’t spoil the spoiler.  Hey, Jumble Jeff!  How far in advance do the newspapers get these puzzles?  Ya gotta let the clowns who publish them outta order that they’re committing a cardinal sin!  It looks like some pitchers and catchers will be reporting as early as Sunday, 2/13!  It doesn’t mean that they’ll actually be doing anything on day one, but at least they’ll be getting ready a day, or two, or three, or more before some other teams.  Enjoy the weekend, friends.  Looks like many of us are in for a welcome thaw!)   — YUR


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