Archive for October, 2011



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/17/11

Robert Frost Home

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You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.”   —   Robert Frost

(Okay, English teachers!  What he talkin’ about?)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/17/11

Polar Bear (Sow And Cub), Arctic National Wild...

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Visual Description:  A “polar bear” competition.

EPMIL  =  IMPEL,  ZEADD  =  DAZED,  RHLLIS  =  SHRILL,  OTFRAC  =  FACTOR   —   Giving us:  MELDDSLACO

Clue/Question:  Winners at the Arctic Olympics won . . .

Answers:  COLD MEDALS

(Cute play on words.  Great clue words, and excellent answer letter layout.  Nice cartoon, too.  Love the actual polar bear in the background.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/15/11

Talk Talk

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Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.”   —   Cullen Hightower

(So few of us actually know what we’re really talking about anyway.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/11

A metal kazoo

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Visual Description:  Not exactly a spinster librarian.

ZOAKO  =  KAZOO,  ORNPE  =  PRONE,  AALIPM  =  IMPALA,  ATDBAE  =  ABATED   —   Giving us:  KOOONPBE

Clue/Question:  The librarian was very clear about how she felt because she was . . .

Answer:  AN OPEN BOOK

(All the clue words were well jumbled.  I especially liked “kazoo” and “impala”.  But, “prone” and “abated” are also good words.  The answer letter layout was fantastic!  This assistant librarian has got to hate having to listen to her boss go on about her ex-husbands!  Somebody, please, close the book on this one.  Busy weekend, kids.  I didn’t even get a chance to look at the Sunday puzzles yet.  Good thing I’ve got time!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/14/11

Negro League emblem http://www.streetball.com/...

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Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”   —   Satchel Paige

(Sometimes the common man’s common sense is as poetic as any poet’s verse.  Peace to all.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/11

A map showing the five boroughs of New York Ci...

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Visual Description:  A new Brooklyn attraction?

VAROB  =  BRAVO,  MAGOE  =  OMEGA,  SWORDY  =  DROWSY,  RUCEBH  =  CHERUB   —   Giving us:  RORSUB

Clue/Question:  When they went to New York City, they saw these.

Answer:  BURROS

(For those of you who know nothing of The Big Apple, NYC is made up of 5 boroughs.  They are:  Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx.  There is a new carousel/merry-go-round, in Brooklyn, a little north of the Brooklyn Bridge.  But, other than at some of the zoos, you’re not very likely to see these kind of “burros”.  Again, very good clue words.  All well jumbled.  Toughest one for me was “omega”.  How ’bout youse guys?  Have a good Friday!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/13/11

Feet of poor Vietnamese girl. I took this picture.

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Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(Surprisingly, this seems to be the first Gibran quotation, since I’ve been posting these spoilers . . . under this particular spelling.  We’ve seen some of his quotes as “Kahlil” before.  It’s a great naturalist – not naturist – quote.  We ARE children of this world.  We should be able to enjoy it as we were created to.  Peace.)   —   YUR

 

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/13/11

Mitt-Romney

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Visual Description:  A pseudo-Romney and friend (and a security detail), getting a good workout.

NTIEW  =  TWINE,  MREUL  =  LEMUR,  DAANGE  =  AGENDA,  GIKANF  =  FAKING   —   Giving us:  TNEMURGNAIN

Clue/Question:  When the Presidential candidate went jogging, he took this.

Answer:  HIS RUNNING MATE

(Now this one is more like it!  Excellent jumbling of the clue words.  I didn’t write any of them out, but I did step away from both “lemur” and “agenda” before getting them.  Very nice, indeed.  Also, the answer letter layout gave nothing away.  And, I thought today’s cartoon was much more subtle than some recent ones.  Nice word play, too.  I don’t think there’ll be any complaints today.  Well . . . actually, I bet our friend Keith might have a little something to say about “faking”.  Aay!  Whadayagonnado?!?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/12/11

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Every time you win, you’re reborn; when you lose, you die a little.”   —   George Allen, Sr.

(When I was still a kid, searching for my own football identity, I was a big Redskins fan!  I loved George Allen’s Over-the Hill Gang!  Billy Kilmer, Sonny Jurgensen, Chris Hanburger, Charley Taylor, Paul Krause, Myron Pottios, Ron McDole, Richie Petitbon and Co.  George preferred experienced veterans to the youngsters right out of college.  They had winning seasons with that strategy, but fell short of winning the Super Bowl.  Those were the good old days!  If you get a chance, check out Google today.  Their masthead is a tribute to Art Clokey’s – Gumby’s creator – 90th birthday.  When you click on the block “G”, or any of the balls of clay, you get some semi-classic claymation!  Of course the “classic” claymation wasn’t computer generated.  Gumby and Pokey were cartoon standards when I was growing up, as was Davey and Goliath, another favorite.  There was a religious message, but they weren’t heavy-handed about it.  Check it out.  These tributes are usually one day only things.  Peace.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/12/11

Dracula biting - a souvenir for sale in a shop...

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Visual Description:  The softer/more human side of vampires.

OOERD  =  RODEO,  RDKIN  =  DRINK,  LEBTLU  =  BULLET,  BLHEBO  =  HOBBLE   —   Giving us:  ODODNULHOB

Clue/Question:  Dracula wanted to adopt the dog after realizing it was a . . .

Answer:  BLOODHOUND

(Nothing too special with the clue words, today.  Nothing ended in “ed”!  Decent scrambling and good job with the answer letter layout.  But, the whole cartoon made the answer pretty darn obvious.  It’ the equivalent of a kid’s riddle.  They can’t all be gems!  What would YOU say about today’s Jumble, gang?  Cubic zirconia, or cut glass?  I’m vlad all I have to do is solve them!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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