Archive for September 10th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/10/11

Oprah

Follow your instincts:  that’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”   —   Oprah Winfrey

(I have this recurring nightmare, where I’m climbing a very steep, very perilous mountain to reach the sitting stead of the most sage guru of truth.  And when I reach the pinnacle . . . it’s Oprah!  And she screams out:  WELCOME TO OPRAH COUNTRY!!!  It’s so loud and startling, that I’m blown completely off the ledge, and I fall to my death.  What does this mean, Doctor?)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/10/11

stairway to heaven

Image by Cromo via Flickr

Visual Description:  Lackadaisical carpenter’s assistants getting chewed out.

GNATE  =  AGENT,  FIUNT  =  UNFIT,  YSPBSA  =  BYPASS,  PYFIYT  =  TYPIFY   —   Giving us:  ETUPSTPI

Clue/Question:  If they wanted to get the staircase done on time, they’d have to do this.

Answer:  STEP IT UP

(Another day of topnotch scrambling, by Mr. Hoyt!  It’s rare that I have to give the first clue word more than a passing fancy, but today I did.  I tend to look for words with vowels in the the second and fourth position, when it’s a five letter word with two vowels.  I’m sure we’ve had “agent” before, just not with this configuration.  I hesitated with “unfit”, and saved it for last, because – as many of you know – I’ve got a little problem with negative adjectives.  “Bypass” is a compound word, another pet peeve, but I’m cool with it here.  It’s not like teacup, or anything.  And, “typify” is great because; how many six letter words have two Ys?  The usual great cartoon from Mr. Knurek.  Again, the actual answer was almost anti-climactic, but the answer letter layout gave nothing away.  Have a great weekend, guys!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

PS.  Great song! (second related article)   —   YUR


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