Archive for February 28th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/28/11

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One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”   — George Santayana

(As most of you probably know by now, yer uncle is not the biggest fan of poetry.  But, that being said, this man’s quotes are pure pragmatic poetry!  Check them out.  If you don’t agree . . . well, then you’re a dolt!)   — YUR

PS.  This memorial is at Harborside, in Jersey City, New Jersey.  One of my old stomping grounds.   YUR

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_santayana.html

 

Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/11

Line art drawing of a crossword puzzle.

Image via Wikipedia

Visual Description:  The first and last(?) pairing of the 3 Amigos(?).  Mike passing the baton to David . . . and Jeff blending in.

AERCZ  =  CRAZE,  OSMEO  =  MOOSE,  ESYRJE  =  JERSEY,  MDSWIO  =  WISDOM   —   Giving us:  CROOSRSWSD

Clue/Question:  What the rival puzzle makers had when they met.

Answer:  CROSS WORDS

(Gotta side with Mike, on this one!  Maybe they’re just trying to ease us into the new guy.  Or, maybe they’re going to go with a NYT crossword puzzle daily progression of difficulty, or something.  But either way, today’s was as obvious as the shine off David’s dome.  The clue words were – individually – well scrambled, but changing the order of “CRAZE” and “MOOSE” – and also, but less so “JERSEY” and “WISDOM” – would have gone a long way in making the answer letters better scrambled/more challenging.  No matter the scrambling, I don’t think many would have had all that hard a time getting the answer.  The cartoon kind of says it all.  Although, there are some newspapers out there that print the Jumble reduced just enough where they might not have been able to make out what’s on the newspapers the guys are holding.  I’m certain that things will get better.  But, for today?  Meh!  Hear that, cuz?)   — YUR


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