Archive for October, 2011

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/30/11

Peter Pan's Pantry

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Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.”   —   Peter Drucker

(This one was difficult to get started.  No “A” or “I”, no double letter words, and only a few words ending in “e”.  It’s a good quote, but it just didn’t move me at all.  That’s just how it goes some days!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —

YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/30/11

Visual Description:  Reaching new heights in ballooning.

SEUFRE  =  REFUSE,  MOLCNU  =  COLUMN,  LHIWEA  =  AWHILE, NIRIGA  =  AIRING,  OUIRST  =  SUITOR,  EADSYW  =  SWAYED   —   Giving us:  RECOAWAGITRAYD

Clue/Question:  They were able to win the hot-air balloon competition because they . . .

Answer:  GOT CARRIED AWAY

(Knowing the first word had to be “GOT” helped me figure out the answer, which helped me back into “swayed”.  I just couldn’t figure that clue

The Saturday morning launch, overlooking Prosp...

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word out.  Maybe, if I had written out all the possible letter combinations, but you guys know how lazy I’ve been lately.  Anyway.  I had some trouble getting “airing” and “suitor”, but not like “swayed”.  Great jumbling and great answer letter layout.  A very nice Sunday Jumble.  I was kind of surprised we actually got the Sunday paper, with the storm and all.  We didn’t get it until early afternoon, but at least we got it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/31/11

Suspicion

Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight.”   —   Francis Bacon

(Mmm!  Bacon!!  This was a tough one to get started.  No “A” or “I”, and not a lot of “e”s.  Also, there were no double-letter words.  But, we got it.  Didn’t we?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/31/11

it's the great pumpkin charlie brown!

Image by Chris & Jen Parr via Flickr

Visual Description:  A Scene from a seasonal Charlie Brown special.

Jack-o-latern

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PGYPU  =  GUPPY,  KCIQU  =  QUICK,  NCISTH  =  SNITCH,  SMUAPC  =  CAMPUS   —   Giving us:  UPPICKNTHAMP

Clue/Question:  What they would use to fix the broken jack-o-lantern.

Answer:  A PUMPKIN PATCH

(That Charlie Brown is such a BLOCKHEAD!  It’s a good thing that Linus is so resourceful.  But then again, who’s going to be sitting in a pumpkin patch all night, waiting for The Great Pumpkin to shower him with goodies and gifts???  Not old Chuck!  He’s going trick or treating, and is going to get a big bag full . . . of rocks.  Ahh.  Good times.  Too bad my kids are grown.  Now, I have no excuse to watch these shows.  Although, I do still try to watch Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer every year!  And, A Charlie Brown Christmas, of course.  With both of those shows it’s all about the music for me.  I just love the Vince Guaraldi jazz and those Burl Ives songs.  Anyway, I only had trouble getting “snitch” today.  I got lazy and backed into it.  I don’t know why I found it so hard.  I guess it was just great jumbling!  Everything else was pretty easy.  Great cartoon, Jeff!  We already had our first trick or treater!  The kid said school was closed, so why not?  Be well and do good, friends.  Don’t gyp your neighborhood kids, folks.  If you do, then you deserve to get your windows soaped and your trees toilet papered!)   —   YUR 

(Storm Delayed) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/29/11

Hester celebrates a touchdown with Ryan Mathews

Image by San Diego Shooter via Flickr

Win as if you were used to it; lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Alongside of “Just Win, Baby!” and “Winning Isn’t Everything; It’s the Only Thing”, and Touchdown Jesus, etc.,  this quotation should be posted in every locker room in the country.  And, every school should be teaching this quote to our kids.  I’m tired of seeing these clowns celebrating every little play – even when they’re clearly losing the game –  as if they just won the friggin’ Super Bowl.  Have a little class, guys.  Or, at the very least, use better timing and common sense.  Geez, Louise.)   —   YUR

(Storm Delayed) Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/11

Cupid's foot, as used by Monty Python's Flying...

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Visual Description:  A quest from The Knights Who Say Ni!

YHERM  =  RHYME,  DEERL  =  ELDER,  ALOHMO  =  MOOLAH,  GUINGR  =  URGING   —   Giving us:  HEEDOHGG

Clue/Question:  The sale at the nursery turned the customer into a . . .

Answer:  HEDGE HOG

(Dinsdale?!  Dinsdale!!  I loved this one!  Great clue words and great jumbling.  The answer letter layout should have been better, though!  Just switching the order of the first set of words would have given us:  EDHEOHGG, and both sets of words would have given us:  EDHEGGOH.  Eh!  Not so big a difference, I guess.  It made me think of a few of my favorite Monty Python sketches.  I’ll try to provide some links. 

I feel like I just got stomped on!  We just got power back about an hour ago!  We just had the freakiest and most devastating storm EVER, for my area!  10 inches of wet, heavy snow on trees where the sap hadn’t even run yet.  Major branches down, all over the place.  Our local power company said between 75,000 to 100,000 homes were without power!  We’ve never had the power out for more than 4 – 5 hours, but we were without for about 22 hours.  I’m sure that other areas around me are still without.  No power meant no heat, and it dipped below 30 last night.  We were in bed by about 7:30 – 8:00, because there was nothing we could do, and it was so cold!  I lost some pretty major branches, including a major chunk of a silver maple that split and fell against my roof.  It was buffered by an overgrown cedar bush/tree, and I’m just hoping it didn’t damage my gutter.  My back is killing me from shoveling.  I went through two coats, two pair of boots and pants, and three pairs of socks and gloves, because it was so wet!  And believe me, guys.  I ain’t getting any younger.  The snow will melt in a few days, but my God, it isn’t even November yet!  The clean up of the tree damage is going to be a major pain.  I sure as hell don’t have the scratch to pay someone to come in and do it for me, and I don’t know if I have the energy to tackle it myself.  Other than the power being back, I am not a happy camper right now.)   —   YUR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTQfGd3G6dg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLz07TaTDEA

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/28/11

Lily Tomlin in a Laugh-In publicity photo.

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The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”   —   Lily Tomlin

(I would like to officially thank the infinite creative powers of the universe that gave us Ms. Tomlin.  The world is a much brighter place because of her wit and intelligence.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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