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SUNDAY Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/16/11 (finally!)

Rebel Yell

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Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.”   —   Anna Freud

(Yes, and no.  I think that some forms of indoctrination completely squelch true creativity.  Only the rebel creative minds can get past this “training”.)   —   YUR

Incivism: A Rebel Yell

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SUNDAY Jumble Spoiler! – 10/16/11 (finally!)

1979 Flintstones Fish Card Game

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Visual Description:  A Flintstone-esque Jumble within a Jumble!

UDQILI  =  LIQUID,  TELZAO  =  ZEALOT,  EICAEP  =  APIECE,  WNHOYA  =  ANYHOW,  ZCIEOR  =  COZIER,  REOADF  =  FEDORA   —   Giving us:  LUZPEAHZDR

Clue/Question:  When they carved the Jumble into granite, they made a . . .

Answer:  HARD PUZZLE

(Sorry about the protracted delay, but I did beat the buzzer by a couple days!  It was done Sunday AM, but I was busy scraping and painting, and then I ran into router problems.  —  You were right, Max.  But,  I couldn’t post your comment, with the answer.  It’s against my policy.  —  Great concept!  Good clue words, all nicely jumbled.  Great answer letter layout.  And, a great cartoon, with our two favorite puzzlers, Jeff Knurek and David L. Hoyt.  Be well and do good, folks.  Another Sunday Jumble in just a few days!)   —–   YUR

 

PS.  Betty rocks!   —  YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/21/11

Aldo Leopold (left) and Olaus Muire sitting to...

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Aldo Leopold Lodge

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Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.”   —   Aldo Leopold

(Brilliant quote!  This guy was THE MAN!  I think it should be mandatory that this man’s life be taught in all public schools.  If you don’t know who he was then you should look him up!  Just click on his underlined name.  Peace . . . and harmony.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/11

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Visual Description:  A couple watching a rerun of Frasier.

HOMPO  =  OOMPH,  EADIB  =  ABIDE,  ERIUFG  =  FIGURE,  LRMGIY  =  GRIMLY   —   Giving us:  OOMADGREGRM

Clue/Question:  Frasier Crane‘s success as a TV character was due in part to this.

Answer:  GOOD “GRAMMER”

(I like it!  Great clue words, especially “oomph”, all nicely jumbled!  We’ve had “abide” before, but with different jumbling.  I’m pretty sure the same applies to both “figure” and “grimly”, as well.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away, which – as you all know – is very important to me.  No challenge in “gimmes”.  It’s a good thing the name comes up in the clue/question, because I don’t think I would have gotten Frasier Crane from the drawing.  Sorry, Jeff.  I’m sure a caricature artist could accentuate one or more of his features, as they would any subject, but Kelsey Grammer has an unremarkable kind of face.  That, and it’s been a while since I’ve seen the show!  I always liked the show, though.  And, until this very moment, I was not aware that two dogs played the part of Eddie!  Interesting.  But, for me, the whole puzzle just worked.  Nice way to close out the work week, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Click on “Frasier Crane” in the Clue/Question for a very funny video!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/20/11

Paulette Goddard, American actress, illustrati...

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Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.”   —   Edith Head

(Yes, ma’am.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/20/11

Visual Description:  Shyster trying to unload his lemon.

DYOLD  =  ODDLY,  GITEN  =  TINGE,  CRNOUK  =  UNCORK,  TTDIBI  =  TIDBIT   —   Giving us:  DDYTIUNTIB

Clue/Question:  The car salesman told them the car got 70 miles to the gallon, but they . . .

Answer:  DIDN’T BUY IT

(Good clue words, but I didn’t struggle to get any

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of them.  I really like “tinge” and “tidbit”.  Some might have had trouble getting “uncork”, but not yours truly!  2nd day of car themed jumbles!  Be well and do good, folks.)   —   YUR

(Dollar Short) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/19/11

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.”   —   Walt Whitman

(I thought Yoda said this!  I know it’s late guys, and I’m sorry about that.  Having router problems, which may or may not be resolved.  It can drop out at any moment.  Your patience is appreciated.  And yes, the Sunday spoilers will be posted, soon.  After I take a nap.)   —   YUR

Outdoor Flower Gardens

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(Day Late) Jumble Spoiler – 10/19/11

Visual Description:  Mechanic charging a lady’s Jumble-mobile.

LKLUS  =  SKULL,  KWSIH  =  WHISK,  PAURRO  =  UPROAR,  DOFENU  =  FONDUE   —   Giving us:  ULLWPRFOE

Clue/Question:  When a battery is completely charged it is this.

Answer: POWERFULL

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(Sorry this is a day late.  I’m having problems with our router, so my internet signal is very spotty.  Obviously, the answer is already in today’s paper, so this entry is purely for . . . posterity.  Sounds very noble, huh?  I actually had quite a hard time getting “fondue”.  It took quite a bit of writing out to get this one.  I think David dug this one out of 1971!  The other words weren’t bad, but not too tough.  That’s about it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/18/11

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Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

(Not major, yet weird, computer problems!  Window of opportunity!  Tomorrow?  Who knows?!?!  Be Well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/18/11

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Visual Description:  Favored fans gearing up for other teams in The Series.

ERICI  =  ICIER,  AETYS  =  YEAST,  CUROHG  =  GROUCH,  BEKAMR  =  EMBARK   —   Giving us:  IITGHB

Clue/Question:  The program about the history of baseball was a . . .

Answer:  BIG HIT

(Challenging clue words.  Had trouble with “yeast” and “grouch”.  Both “icier” and “embark” came pretty easily, but I love the word “embark”.  It makes me think of cruise ships!  It’s too bad the answer was so easy.  And, it’s too bad the Tigers and the Phillies aren’t playing for the series trophy.  I did the Sunday Jumble and the Sunday Cryptoquote Monday morning.  I’m just a little backed up on posting the “spoilers”.  Most of you probably have the answers by now, anyways.  But, I will get them up in the next day, or so, regardless.  Your patience is appreciated.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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