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(Delayed) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/25/11

Doublemint Twins

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The learned understand the reason of the art, the unlearned feel the pleasure.”   —   Quitilian

(That is if they like it!  Otherwise the unlearned both don’t get it and are not pleased!  And, I’m sure the learned can also feel the pleasure.  Otherwise, what would be the point of being learned?  I had some trouble getting this one.  I got the T, E, A and Hs right away, but then I stated questioning myself some.  I strongly suspected ART, but didn’t commit to it for quite a while.  I got distracted by other activities, yesterday, and did get back to finishing this until this AM.  Sorry for the delay.  Stay tuned for the Monday Spoiler!)   —   YUR

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(Delayed) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/25/11

Baggage collection area at Melbourne airport d...

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Visual Description:  Argument among “Arrived and Deplaned” airline passengers.

GABNIK  =  BAKING,  RROYAM  =  ARMORY,  DLUEGS  =  SLUDGE,  TWOIUT  =  OUTWIT,  RCEYLG  =  CLERGY,  REAACM  =  CAMERA   —   Giving us:  BGAMSLGICEGAA

Clue/Question:  The dispute at the airport resulted in . . .

Answer:  BAGGAGE CLAIMS

(Not bad!  I knew as I was writing out the first three clue words’ answer letters that it was going to be either luggage or baggage.  I’m guessing that “sludge” and “outwit” were likely the toughest of the clue words, for most of you.  But, everybody is a little different.  I had this done early Sunday, but due to a house guest, football, and a certain amount of (celebratory) drinking, I was not able to post this until this morning.  Also, I was a little stuck on the Sunday Cryptoquote, and you know I don’t like to post one without the other, unless I’m completely stumped!  Good thing these answers don’t come out until next Sunday!  Stay tuned for the Monday spoiler!)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/24/11

Heraclitus by Hendrick ter Brugghen

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No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”   —   Heraclitus

(I love this quote.  It has a Zen quality to it!  Dig it!  Keep you minds open, friends.  Even let them fall out, from time to time.  You can take it!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/24/11

NYC - MoMA: Pablo Picasso's Card Player

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Visual Description:  One card player’s last hand.

RDNBA  =  BRAND,  LASAI  =  ALIAS,  RALWYM  =  WARMLY,  TREERF  =  FERRET   —   Giving us:  BADLIWRLFEE

Clue/Question:  The poker player’s wager would soon cause him to do this.

Answer: ??? —  BID FAREWELL

(I just got it!!!  I was going to throw in the towel, and ask you guys for help, when it finally hit me!  I was starting to write down all the three letter words I had tried – BAD, LIE, FEW, DIE, RID, RED, ALL, AIL and ILL – and right after typing BAD I thought . . . BID!  How the heck did I miss that?  I got all the clue words without a problem, but I was pretty much down for the count on the answer.  Never say DIE, friends!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/23/11

Edward Gorey

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The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”   —   Thomas Szasz

(Ain’t it the truth?!  Forgiveness eases the mind and frees your heart.  Forgetting is only going to bite you in the butt.)   —   YUR

 

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/23/11

NYSE's stock exchange traders floor before the...

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Visual Description:  Semi-organized chaos on the trading floor.

VAYEH  =  HEAVY,  DUGRO  =  GOURD,  TOVIEL  =  VIOLET,  MAHRPE  =  HAMPER   —   Giving us:  EAVGUDOTAER

Clue/Question:  After some big swings during the week, the Dow Industrials had . . .

Answer:  AVERAGED OUT

(The clue words were well scrambled, yet fairly easy.  The answer letter layout was great.  And, I thought this was a fairly challenging puzzle.  I had figured the first word would end in ED, and then I decided the second word had to be OUT.  From there I was able to solve the rest.  Very good, guys.  Very timely.  Do you guys also give out financial advice?

I have to apologize for today’s delay.  I did this by my usual time in the AM, but I was dealing with setting up a doctors appointment.  Don’t worry, it’s just a bad case of poison ivy.  And I was dealing with an upsetting form of betrayal, that took up far too much of my time.  The particulars are not all that important, or interesting, so I will spare you all the details.  Sorry, guys.  I’ll try to be more timely tomorrow.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/11

The Barnstar of a perfect storm.

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Act nothing in a furious passion; it’s putting to sea in a storm.”   —   Thomas Fuller

(Tough advice to follow when you have a bad temper.  But it’s good advice.  Cooler heads almost always prevail.  Peace.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/22/11

The clock tower of Big Ben at dusk. The north ...

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Visual Description:  A native aiding some tourists in London

MCBUR  =  CRUMB,  ODAIV  =  AVOID,  HNCCEL  =  CLENCH,  RMEPIR  =  PRIMER   —   Giving us:  CMIDNHIE

Clue/Question:  They learned about Big Ben after a passerby did this.

Answer:  CHIMED IN

(Very punny!  I don’t hear/see the word “chime” used very much these days.  Too bad, it’s a great word.  I didn’t have any trouble with the clue words today, though they were all well scrambled.  The same with the answer letters.  Great cartoon.  There is so much to see in London.  Been there once, but a long time ago.  Would love to see it again some day.  Be well an do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/21/11

Cropped screenshot of Mark Stevens from the tr...

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One of the best things about paintings is their silence — which prompts reflection and random reverie.”   —   Mark Stevens

(I hate it when actors try to get so very deep.  I mean, actors in general are a fairly intelligent, well-rounded lot, but sometimes it seems they try just a little too hard.  Although, they do have most politicians beat.  Peace.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/11

The control tower and Theme Building at Los An...

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Visual Description:  Not retuning to LGB, BUR, ONT, PSP or SNA.

CRHEP  =  PERCH,  CETXA  =  EXACT,  FOLUND  =  UNFOLD,  MRAHEM  =  HAMMER   —   Giving us:  ERXLDAE

Clue/Question:  He was very nervous after hearing that he would be . . .

Answer:  RELAXED

(Very clever!  Tried and true clue words were well scrambled.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  And, a nice little play on words.  A good use of contradiction.  I think most people are familiar with the more common airport codes.  Right?  The ones in the description are for the other major airports in the greater Los Angeles area.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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