Archive for October 24th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/24/11

Bodhidharma, woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, 1887.

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Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff.  Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”   —   Robert Eliot

(In the big scheme of things, sure.  But, how many of us have the luxury of being able to look at things from this kind of perspective?  But, keeping this in mind does help quiet the stomach . . . and the mind.  Peace.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/24/11

Visual Description:  Distracted track meet entrant.

RMYAR  =  MARRY,  OEMMD  =  MODEM,  TEELST =  SETTLE,  SHALIV  =  LAVISH   —   Giving us:  MOETELIS

Clue/Question:  Stopping to look for his missing watch caused the runner to . . .

Flo Jo at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

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Answer:  LOSE TIME

(Not bad!  I kind of got lazy and backed into “modem”.  It’s common enough, nowadays, but it’s still a pretty specific type of word.  Outside of internet connections, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word used before.  The jumbling of “settle” made me think some, and I saw “lavish” right away, but it’s such a great word.  Right?  It’s right up there with sumptuous and decadent!  Answer letter layout was great, but the answer itself was pretty obvious.  Good way to ease into the week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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