Archive for August 11th, 2011

Jumble Spoiler – 08/11/11


Visual Destruction:  Irate parent birds reprimanding a reddened teen bird.


Clue/Question:  His parents were upset with him because he had broken one.


(Very nice.  I stumbled a little on “dragon”, but the other three clue words came to me immediately.  No complaints with the answer letter layout.  I think, because of the great cartoon, and the use of the names “Robin” and “Jay”, and the very purposely mentioned “St. Louis”, there was very little doubt what the answer was going to be.  I suppose some might not make the connection, but I’m pretty sure they’d be in the minority.  I’ll know by the end of today/tomorrow morning, by the number of queries.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(BPD) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/11/11

Théophile Gautier

Image via Wikipedia

Fortune loves to give slippers to those with wooden legs, and gloves to those with no hands.”   —   Théophile Gautier

( . . . and looks and intelligence to those with no confidence.  But, I digress.  I can’t actually find this quote attributed to Monsieur Gautier, online.  And, I could only find one version of the quote, at all, inserting the word *bedroom* between “give” and “slippers”, but the quote is unattributed.  This guy looks like he was quite the character back in the mid 1800s.  He was a writer’s writer.  Check him out, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  BPD stands for:  By Popular Demand.  From checking my early stats, it looks like a lot of people were having trouble solving today’s puzzle.  Or, at least wanted confirmation that they solved it correctly.   —   YUR

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