Archive for November 20th, 2011

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/20/11

 

Bored

Image by clevelandsurfkid via Flickr

Bores bore each other too, but it never seems to teach them anything.”   —   Don Marquis

We Talk Too Much

Image by Toni Kaarttinen via Flickr

 

(Very cute.  And, a fairly challenging cryptoquote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/11

Good Sunday Morning from #Maine!

Image by Dana Moos via Flickr

Visual Description:  16th Century Portuguese procrastinator being challenged.

YAOENN  =  ANYONE,  TRGUET  =  GUTTER,  ATBNET  =  BATTEN,  SURAES  =  ASSURE,  OSYPOK  =  SPOOKY,  CIAICD  =  ACIDIC   —   Giving us:  ANOGTTTUROOID

Clue/Question:  Magellan probably imagined himself circling the globe for years before he finally . . .

Answer:  GOT AROUND TO IT

Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese maritime explorer.

Image via Wikipedia

(I seem to remember, back in the late ’80s – early ’90s, novelty shops would sell, and I suppose certain businesses would give away, these round discs – about 3 inches around – that read “TOIT” on one side.  On the other side, in smaller print, it said something like “Now you’ve got a round TOIT . . . so get to work!”  Or, maybe the second part – after the . . . – said “No more excuses!”  They may have inspired the casual procrastinator, but they just annoyed the crap out of the professional procrastinators, such as myself.

Good Sunday Jumble.  Clue words were all well jumbled.  I really liked “batten”, “assure” and “acidic”!  And, the answer letter layout was good . . . again.  Very detailed and active cartoon.  One might think the guy in the lower right corner is giving a little misdirection, but Jeff has done his homework.  He remembered that one of Magellan’s goals was finding a western route to the “Spice Islands“.  Magellan’s boys made it all the way around the world, but Ferdy himself was offed by some Filipinos.  And this concludes today’s history lesson.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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