Archive for October 22nd, 2011

(On Time) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/22/11

The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.”   —   John Steinbeck

(I had to look up the author of this, as my paper only had the quote, which is a first, in my experience.  Be well, friends.  Peace.)   —   YUR

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(On Time) Jumble Spoiler – 10/22/11

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Visual Description:  The perils of flying economy/coach.


Clue/Question:  When babies on his flight began to cry, he feared the crying would be . . .

Answer:  NONSTOP

(Very good!  If we’ve had “shove” before it hasn’t been for quite a while.  And, “yokel” is in the same category as “oomph”; legitimate, but still out there.  Both “splint” and “winner” were well-scrambled, but they weren’t too difficult for me to get.  This looks like it could be our friend, Mr. Hoyt, but I wouldn’t swear to it.  Regardless, I’m sure that many of us can relate to this situation.

On a separate note, I may have outdone myself on Wheel of Fortune solves, last night.  Much bigger than my MODEL-T-FORD solve, from nearly 30 years ago, and maybe even bigger than that woman who solved I’VE GOT A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS, with just the apostrophe and the three Ts.  The only problem is only my wife and I witnessed/experienced it.  No prize money, no fame, just my personal satisfaction of getting it . . . and telling you all about it.  Here’s how it went.  The Category was Song Title, and like the woman’s solve it was 7 words long.  But, unlike that woman, I didn’t have the benefit of an apostrophe, and I solved it with . . . only one letter, the letter R.  It was in the middle of the second word, which was only 3 letters long.  All of the first 3 words were 3 letters.  The 4th word was long, 8 letters.  Then it was 2 letters, 3 letters and 4 letters, for the remaining three words.  I shouted out:  YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE!  My wife looked at me, half knowing I was probably right, and half in a kind of disbelief.  Maybe a little disgust, because she – rightly – thinks: how can he be so seemingly brilliant, and not be able to find a job?!  Oh, well.  As it played out, I was right.  No fame, no fortune, just a bunch of words on a vanity blog.  I’m a legend in my own mind, folks.  Such is my life.  Be well and do good, my friends.)   —   YUR

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