Archive for February 14th, 2011

Day after the Grammy Awards Jumble Spoiler – 02/14/11

The Black Keys preforming at Bonnaroo 2007.

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Visual Description:  Nervous Clapton-esque figure, looking to join the rock band.

RANGL  =  GNARL,  GINIC  =  ICING,  LAFTUR  =  ARTFUL,  NEETIC  =  ENTICE   —   Giving us:  GRINTFET

Clue/Question:  When the guitarist auditioned for the band, he was . . .

Answer:  FRETTING

(Good stuff.  Totally “gnarl”y scene, bra!  Fun clue words.  Nice scrambling, all around.  And, nice double meaning of “fret”!  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be good, do good, friends.)   — YUR

Valentine’s Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/14/11

Early 20th century Valentine's Day card, showi...

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”   — William Shakespeare

(Happy Valentine’s Day, Everybody! So, I’m reading and re-reading this line from Shakespeare.  And, I’m thinking:  Oh, crap!  Here is yet another thing that I never realized, in all of my life.  Cupid is BLIND!!! So, I scour all the images that Google has on Cupid, looking for some indication that he is – physically – blind.  Of course, I don’t find anything, because it’s just me – again – being too damn literal!  Besides “blind” I was taking “painted” way too literally.  I see, now, that Bill was just taking poetic license, and was just equating Cupid with love, itself.  And, of course, that love is blind.  I get.  I appreciate it.  But, this is yet another example of why I have little patience with poetry.  It’s probably also why I’m not all that good in the games that people play.  I’m no doctor, although I would play one on TV, but maybe this is why I identify with Dr. Temperance Brennan, on “Bones“.  Now, she is literal . . . to the nth power, but I can relate to how she sees many things as . . . nonsensical.  Now, go out and get some flowers and cards and candy for your sweetie.  Because, they’re not going to buy your “rationality” story.)   — YUR


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