Archive for June 2nd, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/02/11

American writer and journalist Irvin S. Cobb (...

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As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.”   —   Irvin S. Cobb

(This one – like yesterday’s – also took me some time to get.  Only two Es in the entire quote!  This is a strange little quote.  But actually, pretty funny, if you know who the speaker/author is.  This couldn’t be any funnier than if it were uttered by Chris Christie!)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/02/11

Boy and Tree

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Visual Description:  “Barefoot boy, with cheeks of tan!”

NOOIN  =  ONION,  TIENW  =  TWINE,  WSEFTE  =  FEWEST,  FERTOF  =  EFFORT   —   Giving us:  OIOTWNFSTOT

Clue/Question:  The runner who forgot his running shoes was . . .

Answer:  NOT TOO SWIFT

(I can see this one tripping up a good number of puzzlers!  The clue words were fun, and fairly challenging.  And, a superlative job of scrambling the answer letters!  Really top rate, David.  I hope no one strained themselves trying to read the silly sign in the crowd.  That’s just Jeff, pulling a semi-mean spirited, anti-bonus clue “joke” on us.  For those of you with the reduced size Jumble in your newspaper it reads:  DON’T READ THIS.  KEEP RUNNING.  Now, when I was a boy I used to run barefoot . . . even on the street.  And, I was pretty darn fast, too.  But now, if I walk outside, barefoot, just to pick up the newspaper, I feel every single pebble, as though someone were driving nails into my feet!  Getting old sucks!  Youth truly is wasted on the young.  I just re-read John Greenleaf Whittier‘s: The Barefoot Boy, for the first time in I don’t know how many years.  It’s a beautiful poem of childhood’s innocence.  It passes all too swiftly, but fond memories of those joys stay with you to the very end.  Be well, my friends.  And, always strive to do good.)   —   YUR


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