Archive for September, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/11

William Rodriguez at American Scholars Symposi...

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A never-failing way to get rid of a fellow is to tell him something for his own good.”   —   Kin Hubbard

(Very funny, and true.  No one much cares for unsolicited advice.  Heck, it’s even hard to take when you ask for it.  And, people are more prone to believing semi-plausible lies – when they come from the television media and the government – than actually thinking for themselves.  Too often these lies keep us in our comfort zone.  They mesh so very well with what we’ve always been taught.  Peace.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/11

Lionel Steam locomotive 2026

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Visual Description:  ONLY the Greatest Hobby known to Man!

CIGNL  =  CLING,  TIAAW  =  AWAIT,  EDYMAR  =  DREAMY,  EFCELE  =  FLEECE   —   Giving us:  LINWTDRALEE

Clue/Question:  He knew so much about model railroads because he’d been this.

Answer:  WELLTRAINED

(Pretty easy clue words this morning.  I only had to think a little to get “dreamy”.  But, they were all well-scrambled.  Also, a great job on the answer letter layout.  And, the cartoon was . . . swell.  Even with all the high tech gadgetry of today, I think there is still a lot of attraction with model trains and kids!  They’re a sensory delight.  The sight, the sounds, sometimes even the smells.  And, if you’re lucky, the feel of the cars and especially the locomotives.  Setting up and maintaining a set takes a lot of  time, patience and dedication.  And, it’s certainly not a cheap hobby.  At least not anymore.  I don’t have any of the necessary traits for the hobby, but I love to watch a good set-up.  Very cool, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/11

Final out of Halladay's no-hitter

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Advice should always be consumed between two thick slices of doubt.”   —   Walter Schmidt

(Quotation attributed also as Walt Schmidt and Will Schmidt.  I think the quote is from Walt Schmidt, the baseball player, and not the Olympic hammer thrower.  But, I could be wrong.  Anyone out there know for sure?  Peace.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/29/11

Little Shop of Horrors 2011 Summer Musical

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Visual  Description:  Young love in bloom.

PYEOX  =  EPOXY,  ELTFE  =  FLEET,  DNUNEO  =  UNDONE,  KASYNE  =  SNEAKY   —   Giving us:  EPOLETNDNA

Clue/Question:  Head over heels in love, the nurseryman did this.

Answer:  PLANTED ONE

(I like it!  I like it!  A great slang phrase for: kissing works very well with the nursery scenario.   Well scrambled clue words.  As Richard might say: some were no doubt stuck on “epoxy”, KASYNE was very “sneaky”, some were a sea trying to get “fleet”, and some were “undone” by DNUNEO.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  So the entire puzzle gets high marks all around.  Looks like this might be a send-up to Little Shop of Horrors, with our lovers, Seymour and Audrey.  And, right in the front row of potted plants, it looks like a very young Audrey II is hoping to soon start her reign of terror!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/11

So you liked The Power of Myth...

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Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder only to discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall.”   —   Joseph Campbell

(And even if you only make it half way, or so.   Climbing down and just moving that ladder can be a real bitch.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/11

Ankle

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Visual Description:  Post-race victor’s soliloquy.

NFYNU  =  FUNNY,  ENALK  =  ANKLE,  DGAERU  =  ARGUED,  VYNCOO  =  CONVOY   —   Giving us:  NNANARDONO

Clue/Question:  The marathon winner’s victory speech did this.

Answer:  RAN ON AND ON

(Today, the answer was pretty obvious, but three of the clue words were pretty challenging!  I had to think a bit on “ankle”.  But, not too hard.  I played around with DGAERU for a while, then decided I’d just come back after getting the fourth word.  But, “convoy” even gave me some trouble!  Not a whole lot though.  I think that DGAERU just kind of spooked me a little.  I had to write out different combinations of letters for a change.  I still didn’t come up with “argued” though, until I wrote out RUDEGA.  Then – don’t ask me why – I just saw it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I think that whatever was lingering in my frigging ankle has FINALLY cleared itself up.  Heck.  It only took eight and a half months!      YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/27/11

Starbucks Doonesbury Duke for Prez Cartoon Pla...

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Whatever man really wishes to do, he will finally discover a means of doing.”   —   George Bernard Shaw

(We do seem to be innovative little buggers!  It seems that just about anything, within the boundaries of known Physics, is possible for us.  Some of our greater egg-heads are coming up with newer ideas every day.  I just wish we’d figure out this whole energy issue before we defile our potable water and completely annihilate the environment.  If you get a chance, check out the Doonesbury comic strip for this past Sunday, 9/25/11.  Very funny, and sad at the same time.  Peace.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/11

The Santa Monica Pier, California, Usa

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Visual Description:  Teen boys testing each others limits.

ROEAP  =  OPERA,  FRUYR  =  FURRY,  SOIGPS  =  GOSSIP,  HWNEEP  =  NEPHEW   —   Giving us:  PERURRSSIEPE

Clue/Question:  Their diving at Santa Monica beach created this.

Answer:  PIER PRESSURE

(Almost forgot the quotation marks!    Nice scrambling of words that seemed tried and true, to yours truly.  The answer letter layout was only so-so, today.  Really only six separate letters to play with, so I know it ain’t easy.  Throwing “Santa Monica” into the clue/question also made getting the answer pretty simple.  They have one of the most famous piers in the world.  I don’t think that too many will struggle to figure today’s puzzle out.  Light and breezy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/26/11

David L Selby 10/22/2006 Pittsford NY

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If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he’ll pick up a baseball in preference to the others.”   —   Tris Speaker

(Hey, Tris!  Who do you think you are?  B.F. Skinner???  I still would have loved to see this guy play!!!  All-Time Top 10 kind of guy!  Hey!  How’bout dem Bills?!?!   They could end the season right now and Bills fans would be happy as clams!  {Peace!})   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/26/11

Scrambled eggs

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Visual Description:  Lennon & McCartney, circa 1965!

FIRDT  =  DRIFT,  ESRSD  =  DRESS,  AAXLYG  =  GALAXY,  YTESSM  =  SYSTEM   —   Giving us:  DRESAYYTE

Clue/Question:  Paul didn’t want to put off finishing this until tomorrow.

Answer:  YESTERDAY

(I’m really glad Jeff gave John hairy legs!  Otherwise, I might’ve thought that was Paul’s Mum, don’t ya know!  Just kidding.  Great cartoon!  Clue words were pretty easy, but everything was well scrambled, and the answer letter layout gave nothing away.  I think, by now, most people have heard the story of how the working title of Yesterday was originally Scrambled Eggs.  Obviously, prior to any serious lyrics!  Not sure if this was actually Paul’s original inspiration for it, or just Jeff’s vivid imagination.  It looks like a whole slew of you had trouble getting Saturday’s, and a pretty good number for Sunday’s as well!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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