Archive for January 10th, 2012

(Late) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/08/12

 

Mark Twain

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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”   —   Mark Twain

(Leave it to me, to get that completely backwards!  Boy!  Doesn’t this ever seem to be the case, though?!  There are just so many successful people out there who come off as such . . . narrowly focused buffoons.  Sort of the net effect of this specialized, corporate culture we’re living in.  Broader intelligence just doesn’t carry the weight that it used to.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Late) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/08/12

Share the road sign, New York City.

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Visual Description:  A very dangerous road sharing situation.

SCAORS  =  ACROSS,  SLUDOH  =  SHOULD,  DCIWEK  =  WICKED,  HLUILP  =  UPHILL,  GRUTED  =  TRUDGE,  DRYHLA  =  HARDLY   —   Giving us:  SSOWEUILRDEHRD

Clue/Question:  The bodybuilder on the bike ride wanted . . .

Answer:  WIDER SHOULDERS

(This is a super Sunday Jumble!  There’s some good double meaning, but you also have to take in that very big visual clue, that very narrow bike path, aka the “shoulder”.  Yikes!  The clue words were all well jumbled, but I was able to zip through all of them.  I was a little surprised to see that “across” is new to the database, but it’s joined by two other words, in “wicked” and “uphill”.  If anything, “uphill” might have given me a little pause, just because it’s a compound word.  The answer letter layout surely didn’t make solving this any easierAnd, as usual, great cartoon.  Be well, do good and practice safe walking, riding and driving rules and laws.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/10/12

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Fra...

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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”   —   Franklin Roosevelt

(Attaboy, Frankie!  Sometimes it’s far too easy to just fly off the handleBut, you have to remember that it’s always darkest before the dawn.  Be well, do good and . . . never give up!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/10/12

English: Looking past the Olde Sweet Shoppe Vi...
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Visual Description:  Olde worlde flag shoppe.

PRUOG  =  GROUP,  LNAAV  =  NAVAL,  LALTEB  =  BALLET,  CEETFD  =  DEFECT   —   Giving us:  OPNALLDE

Clue/Question:  The flag store looked a lot like this.

Answer:  POLELAND

(For a minute here I thought I was going to have to ask for help on this one!  The answer letter layout certainly didn’t give it away.  It’s another one of their more visual ones.  I liked it!  I had no problem with the clue words, although they were all nicely jumbled.  It looks like “defect” is going to be added to the jumble clue word database, via ralis95.  The strangest thing, for me, is that I had a dream about a “ballet” dancer that I used to see when I was a virile young buck.  A certain Rod Stewart song always reminds me a little of her, as well.  Sigh

English: Rod Stewart in concert in Belfast, Ir...

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But, speaking of Rod Stewart, today is his 67th birthday!  Along with a list of other favorites of mine: baseball great Willie McCovey is 74, rock musician Donald Fagen is 64, actor William Sanderson is also 64, boxer George Foreman is 63, and singer Pat Benatar is 59.  “Be courageous and be brave, And in my heart you’ll always stay, forever young.”  Be well and do good, my young friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I have to wonder if Jeff’s family – a few generations ago – dropped a “ski” from his name?      YUR


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