Archive for December, 2011

New Year’s Eve Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2011

 

English: Fireworks over Copenhagen the night b...

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May the coming year bring you happiness, health, prosperity and stability.”   —   From Your Puzzle Friends

(Ditto, from Your Uncle Rave!  Be well, do good and stay safe tonight, friends!)   —   YUR

New Years Eve Jumble Spoiler – 2011

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Visual Description:  Word nerds’ ideal New Year’s Eve party.

NUPDO  =  POUND,  UCPHO  =  POUCH,  SLSTUY  =  STYLUS,  GLANOL  =  GALLON   —   Giving us:  ODOHTSGO

Clue/Question:  Everybody liked to go to Pat Sajak‘s house because he was a . . .

Answer:  GOOD HOST

(A New Years gimme!  It’s the end of the crummiest year of my life, so that’s cause for celebration!  May 2012 bring back prosperity, health, happiness, and especially civility and justice to all of us!  Gotta run, guys!  Be well, do good and be kind, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Sorry about the crappy photo, Pat!  That’s what Zemanta gave me!      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/30/11

 

Pat Williams (American football)

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We were so bad last year, the cheerleaders stayed home and phoned in the cheers.”   —   Pat Williams

 

English: cheerleaders doing a cupie/awesome

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(Is this the football player?  Does anyone know for sure?  Honk for Peace!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/30/11

Exhibit in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphi...

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Visual Description:  A sight seeing scene in colonial Philadelphia.

HACCO  =  COACH,  PUINT  =  INPUT,  EPLISV  =  PELVIS,  VRSUYC  =  SCURVY   —   Giving us:  OAINVISRY

Clue/Question:  Ben Franklin was able to invent bifocals because he was a . . .

Answer:  VISIONARY

(I like historical-themed Jumbles!  Franklin was an American Leonardo da Vinci.  His interests, and his accomplishments, were varied and extensive.  I think the character making the comment looks like Mel Gibson, from his movie The Patriot.  Probably about as historically accurate as those silly Dodge commercials with George Washington leading a charge of Challengers against British redcoats, but a good crap-kicker!  Back to the Jumble!  The clue words were well jumbled, although I thought they were quick solves.  “Input” is new to the ralis95 database.  I think that the answer letter layout gave too much away.  The VISRY kind of jumped out at me.  Just switching “scurvy” and “pelvis” would have worked better, making it SRYVI.  That’s my only criticism, though.  I liked the detail in the cartoon.  The Franklin stove, the kite/key he used in “discovering” electricity, Atlantic Ocean currents map, and something else in the corner that I can’t quite make out, not to mention the bifocals.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/29/11

Hope

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In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.”   —   Alfred Whitney Griswold

(These are the people who strive to subjugate the masses.  Very often, these are religious people . . . who lack spirituality.  The dogmatic, who are very nearly self-hating humans.  Embrace your humanity.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/29/11

An American judge talking to a lawyer.

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Visual Description:  His honor, about to take the seat of justice.

SLOIP  =  SPOIL,  SARHB  =  BRASH,  TRUETB  =  BUTTER,  NTRATY  =  TYRANT   —   Giving us:  OIRUTTYT

Clue/Question:  After they installed his new courtroom chair, the judge wanted to . . .

Answer:  TRY IT OUT

(Not a bad little pun!  I guess that means he’s going to give it a trial run.  I was a little surprised to see that both “spoil” and “brash” were new to the database.  Everything was well-jumbled today.  I liked the jumbling of “tyrant”.  Terrible kind of person, but a great word!  Good answer letter layout, but short word answers are usually pretty easy to get.  The usual descriptive cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Apparently, the name – or title, I guess – Judge is very popular with comic book characters!  Zemanta brought up a wide array of guys named Judge.      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/28/11

 

Worry

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Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.”   —   George Allen, Sr.

(I don’t think most people worry about the past, per sé.  I think many may regret certain things in their past.  And, they might worry about the past coming back to haunt them, but that is essentially worrying about the future anyway.  I guess George’s message is just to not dwell on the past.  What’s done is done, and you can’t do anything to change it.  Might as well be forward looking.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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