Archive for July 30th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/11

It's the most unhappy people who most fear cha...

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”   —   Mignon McLaughlin

(Oh, great!  Now, I gotta die before you putzes appreciate me???  Damn!  Today’s was harder than I thought it was going to be.  I was thinking “every” from square one, but I kept thinking that “dead” had to be either “that” or “else”.  Then, I had a Hell of a time tying in the KEM to the KMEM of the big word in line two.  The possessive “its” was just about THE last three letter word I tried!  I think – it was way back this morning, folks –  I just went with the D being the E, and the M being the S, and that’s how I FINALLY settled on  “its”.  From there it all fell into place.  And, of course, the author was absolutely no help.  I’d never heard of Mignon  McLaughlin before.  Pretty cool lady.  A “Smith” girl!  Rest up, kids.  The Sunday word games are coming.)   —   YUR

PS.  I almost gave you a James Carroll Beckwith painting!  Next time around, kids!

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/11

Burgas seacoast alee

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Visual Description:  Cautious biker, away – maybe alee – from the heartland.

VTIDO  =  DIVOT,  UGHLC  =  GULCH,  LOFDYN  =  FONDLY,  ASYLRA  =  SALARY   —   Giving us:  ITGCONSA

Clue/Question:  The road down to the shoreline was perfect for this.

Answer:  COASTING

(Not bad!  Superlative scrambling all around!  All the clue words had a certain level of difficulty, depending on where you’re coming from.  My daughter acted like she’d never heard/seen the word “gulch” before.  And, she graduated in the 7th percentile of her class, of 400 + kids.  I think I only graduated high school, and later got into college, because someone stole some of the Regents exams that year!   But, the baby girl is more of a Math and Science geek, whereas the old man is an English and History/Social Studies nerd.  Okay.  Move along, folks.  There’s nothing more to see here.  Be well, friends.  It’s Saturday.  You can do a little bad.)   —   YUR

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