Archive for December 26th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/26/11

 

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 “Hard writing makes easy reading.  Easy writing makes hard reading.”   —   William Zinsser

(Kind of like the journalistic version of:  Garbage in, garbage out.  If you put in the necessary effort to write something well, it will be easily understood.  But, if you just throw something together, haphazardly, then the reader may very well be confused.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I wonder if Mr. Zinsser would find this blog readable???   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/26/11

English: American baseball player Babe Ruth, p...

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Visual Description:  The Bambino, teeing off in Bean town.

SOIPE  =  POISE,  RHILW  =  WHIRL,  VEERBA  =  BEAVER,  DGSOTY  =  STODGY   —   Giving us:  ISIVETD

Clue/Question:  The Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees on 12-26-1919.  The problem was that he later . . .

Answer:  VISITED

(Great drawing!  The likeness of old George Herman, the old-fashioned scoreboard, the crowd with gentlemen in hats, and the two guys in the Red Sox dugout.  One guy clearly pissed off, likely mouthing Sonuvabitch!, and the other guy with slumped shoulders . . . hanging his head, in total dejection.  Very fun cartoon.  None of the clue words were new, but they were well-jumbled.  The answer letter layout was good enough.  The semi-bonus clue was in the scoreboard sign.  The AWAY team would be the VISITORS, so . . . you guys get it!  Sorry this is so late.  Another one of those days, I guess.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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