Archive for December 9th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/09/11

10.02.09 - looking like i'm busyThe hardest job of all is trying to look busy when you’re not.”   —   William Feather

(This man was a publisher and an author, who has been widely quoted.  But, it looks like he wrote magazine, and perhaps newspaper, articlesI didn’t find any books attributed to him.  Made it to the ripe old age of 92!  Be well, do good, stay regular and live long, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 12/09/11

Tandem in freefall over Chicagoland Skydiving ...

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Visual Description:  Honest and reassuring skydiving instructor with a new student.

TEICH  =  ETHIC,  NERTD  =  TREND,  DRANOW  =  ONWARD,  TRAOUH  =  AUTHOR   —   Giving us:  ETHTRDONWAO

Clue/Question:  She liked her parachute instructor because he was this.

Answer:  DOWN TO EARTH

(Very interesting.  I thought the answer was actually pretty easy.  One of the goals of jumping out of a plane is to get down to earth . . . in one piece.  But, that’s not the reason people take up skydiving.  People want to know what it’s like to fly!  Of course, there’s no actual flying involved in skydiving.  You’re falling . . . from a great height.  It’s a “controlled” fall, but that’s the second phase of it.  Initially, you’re in a free fall.  And, in a free fall you’re dropping at a velocity of about 120 miles per hour!  It’s quite a bit more chilly than a cool breeze hitting you, and the g-force does amusing things to your face.  Don’t let the instructor fool you into shouting, or opening your mouth, during free fall.  All the moisture in your mouth and throat evaporate in an instant!  When the chute opens everything settles down and you get the controlled float.  The ground still comes up pretty quickly though.  Any landing you can walk away from – without a limp – is a good one.  I may do it again some day.

Parachute drop over Clontarf-7

Image by Sheba_Also via Flickr

All the clue words were challenging, for me, today!  The only one I got right off the bat was “trend”.  I struggled with the other three, and even had to back into “ethic”!  I usually don’t think of the word in its single form.  I think “onward” was hard because it starts with a vowel.  Same with “author”, which I always seem to have a hard time getting!  The jumbling of the clue words and the answer letter layout were, once again, top notch!  Nice job all around, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/08/11

 

Signature: Opus Paris Bor.

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Nothing is more moving than beauty which is unaware of itself, except for ugliness which is.”   —   Robert Mallet

(Ugliness is aware of itself, and that’s sad.)   —  YUR

Beauty of a Jumble Spoiler – 12/08/11

Français : Photo prise de nuit d'un camping

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Visual Description:  Unhappy camper, with his unsympathetic wife.

NICFH  =  FINCH,  TOPIA  =  PATIO,  REYAET  =  EATERY,  CEEDTT  =  DETECT   —   Giving us:  FIHPAITEDCT

Clue/Question:  After realizing some components for their new tent were missing, he did this.

Answer:  PITCHED A FIT

(Gotta love it!  When you’re out in the wilds, and you go to pitch a tent, but cannot – through no fault of your own – you might pitch a fit, too!  Of course, it would have been prudent to check everything out BEFORE getting yourself in this situation.  The whiny guy might be going overboard, but I don’t see his partner helping out any with that crappy attitude!  She better be MacGyver‘s sister, or something, or they’ll both be sleeping under the stars.  Not such a bad thing really, unless it rains . . . or turns cold.  But, I digress.  There were two new additions to the database in “eatery” and “finch”.  All the clue words were well jumbled.  Also, the answer letter layout was again superb.  Cartoon good.  Connectivity problems on my end again.  I wrote more relevant stuff, but it’s been lost!  Be well, do good.)   —   YUR


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