Archive for January, 2012

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/31/12

Happy Children Playing Kids

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All children are essentially criminal.”   —   Denis Diderot

(No.  He’s not one of those “original sin” nuts!  Cha-ching!  This is just a little of his tongue-in-cheek humor.  There are loads of clever quips on children out there.  Most of them were made by parents!  Be well, do good . . . and, “Beat your child once a day. If you don’t know why, the child does.” Chinese proverb  Well-ll, “beat” might be a little strong!  Just let them know you’re on to them!  Remember the bumper sticker:  Kids . . . You can’t Beat ‘Em!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/31/12

Texas Hold'em Royal Humble

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Visual Description:  Faint praise for beginner’s luck, at the Texas Hold ‘Em table.

NIRGB  =  BRING,  HAOCC  =  COACH,  FOERFT  =  EFFORT,  DCLUED  =  CUDDLE   —   Giving us:  GOAEODDL

Clue/Question:  She thought getting the royal flush to win the poker tournament was this.

Answer:  A GOOD DEAL

English: Queen of hearts.

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(The guy with two pair – Aces and Kings – had his *winnings* already spent!  Sometimes you’re so sure you’re going to succeed, and something better steals your thunder.  Other times you think you can’t possibly win, but somehow do!  La vie!  Elle est une chienne, non ?  Certainement!  No new words today, kids.  You can all go back to sleep, or work, or whatever it is you do when you’re not scouring the pages of Unclerave’s.  Be well, do good . . . and don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched, friends!)   —   YUR

PS.  She looks a little like Coupon Suzy!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/30/12

 

English: Heart Planet Earth

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.”   —   E.B. White

(I vote for enjoying the world!  But, do it in a way in which you don’t destroy the world.  NOT destroying the world – our beloved planet Earth, that is – is probably the only true way you can improve the world, anyway.  Be well, do good . . . and don’t be a pig, friends!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/30/12

English: Wordmark of the Zombies!!! board game...

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Visual Description:  Middle Eastern zombies?

GABGY  =  BAGGY,  SRAHH  =  HARSH,  DPLUED  =  PUDDLE,  OLEEPP  =  PEOPLE   —   Giving us:  AASDDEE

Clue/Question:  The zombies liked the house due to its proximity to the . . .

Answer:  DEAD SEA

(It looks like “harsh” is a new addition to the clue word database.  I liked the answer letter layout.  It’s hard to say how hard this one was.  I got it right away, but I can see how some might have struggled with it.  Zombies can be part of Voodoo, right?  The guys ought to do something with Voodoo.  It looks like they’ve never used it as a clue word before!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/29/12

Nouormand: Pliaque à Londres

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Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/29/12

English: Portrait drawing of Noah Webster, Ame...

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Visual Description:  An updated adult library event.

TISCTH  =  STITCH,  DIFLDE  =  FIDDLE,  THWROG  =  GROWTH,  VUNAEE  =  AVENUE,  NISRGT  =  STRING,  DIUTOS  =  STUDIO   —   Giving us:  IHFIDOHNEINGTI

Clue/Question:  The documentary about dictionary-maker Noah Webster was in . . .

Answer:  HIGH-DEFINITION

(Very good answer letter layout!  The clue words were fairly challenging.  Surprisingly, both “stitch” and “string” are new to the database.  This weekend should keep ralis95 busy!  That’s about it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/28/12 (late)

English: Blue plaque at Iffley Road Track, Oxf...

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The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.”   —   Roger Bannister

(Here’s hoping that his current effort isn’t too painful.  Sir Roger is still alive and kicking, pushing 83!  Be well, do good and . . . keep on keepin’ on!)    —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/28/12 (late)

Teller, of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller....

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Visual Description:  Sneak preview of The Artist.

KNBIR  =  BRINK,  TLORL  =  TROLL,  ONNTED  =  TENDON,  ASPUDE  =  PAUSED   —   Giving us:  RINTRLTENPASE

Clue/Question:  The mime wanted to expand his business and was looking for a . . .

Answer:  SILENT PARTNER

(Raymond Joseph Teller, moonlighting as a banker . . . but, not as a teller!  I love it!  Very good likeness, Jeff.  Teller, being the quiet member – aka: today’s answer – of the famous illusionist/comedy team Penn & Teller.  Very clever puzzle theme.  All four clue words would be considered new to the ralis95 clue word database.  I thought that both “tendon” and “paused” were very well jumbled.  Past tense verbs are with us to stay, people!  The answer letter layout gave absolutely nothing away, so this jumble was challenging on a number of levels.  Be well and be good, friends.)   —   YUR

01/28/12 Spoiler Delay ALERT!!!

Sorry, guys and gals!  I gotta run somewhere.  I’ll try to post them this evening. (They aren’t all that tough.  It just takes longer to post the spoilers than you might expect.)  Thank you for your patience!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/27/12

Français : statue de René DESCARTES à LA HAYE-...

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Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.”   —   René Descartes

(This is a great idea, from a real thinking man.  We all think, but too many of us allow our feelings to dictate our thoughts and actions.  Especially, feelings of hurt, shock and disgust.  The corporate media knows this all too well, which is why they force feed us what was once known as police blotter, tabloid fodder, in lieu of serious news, that might actually affect us.  They play to our baser emotions.  Titillation has, in large part, replaced information.  We would all do well to learn to detach ourselves from these baser feelings, when we’re hearing and seeing hurtful and offensive material.  We grow from acting on the intellectual, not by reacting to the visceral.  Do good and be well . . . informed, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I had such high hopes for the CBS This Morning show, until this morning’s shameless promotion of this week’s episode of Undercover Boss, which is a CBS quasi-reality show, by “anchor/reporter” Gayle KingUndercover Boss is the most manipulative show on television!  Aw gee, these CEOs and presidents have a heart, after all!  Sniff!  They’re just like me and you!  What a surprise that this show first came on the air following the huge government/taxpayer funded bailouts, and is getting more play in response to the Occupy Movement.  Boy, do these network people know suckers when they see them!   —   YUR


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