Archive for January 16th, 2012

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/16/12

Français : Portrait de Charles Baudelaire.

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Anyone, provided he can be amusing, has the right to talk to himself.”   —   Charles Baudelaire

Portrait of Apollonie Sabatier by Vincent Vidal.

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(Oh, I’m friggin’ hilarious!  Especially when I’m not cursing myself out.  And, some might even find some humor in that!  I’d like for everyone to reflect upon the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today, and every day going forward.  Peace, love and tolerance, my friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  And, a special shout out to my good buddy, Tony . . . er Anthony – Sorry, Lorraine! – Scura, on his 56th birthday!  Many happy returns, bro!      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/12

Angry judges and steadfast court reporter

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Visual Description:  An adjudicator and his court reporter, keeping count of his decisions.

COKBL  =  BLOCK,  NCRAH  =  RANCH,  RANLEY  =  NEARLY,  DIOWSM  =  WISDOM   —   Giving us:  BCKRAHNEM

Clue/Question:  Presiding over 100 trials was this for the judge.

Answer:  A BENCHMARK

(No new clue words today!  Stand down, ralis95.  But, the clue word jumbling and the answer letter layout were very good.  I nearly had to back into “nearly”.  And that might have been difficult, considering that the answer would have been hard to solve without the NE.  A fairly challenging Jumble, especially for a Monday!  Be well, do good . . . and use your best judgment, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/15/12

Music for Media: The Streatham Hill Gods MP3 D...If a man’s eye is on The Eternal his intellect will grow.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Hmm.  Debatable.  Perhaps Ralph said this prior to becoming a Transcendentalist?  Maybe, he meant it in the broadest sense possible?  Something to think about.  The other guy might be a kook . . . or he might be right.  Be well, do good . . . and be broadminded, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/12

Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory (1931...

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Visual Description:  Art Thieves taking advantage of the soft watch.

GOTUHH  =  THOUGH,  RIREDV  =  DRIVER,  CRABIF  =  FABRIC,  YWLELOL  =  YELLOW,  TOAGUE  =  OUTAGE,  GRFODE  =  FORGED   —   Giving us:  THUDRFACOUAGFG

Clue/Question:  They were able to steal the painting when the night watchman was . . .

Answer:  CAUGHT OFFGUARD

(This guy doesn’t seem very persistent!  Or, maybe he just forgot what he’s supposed to be doing.  Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory” is probably the most recognized work of Surrealistic art in the world.  It was painted in 1931, and has resided at the MoMa since 1934.  In 1954 Dali painted a variation of this and titled it “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory”.  It kind of breaks down the original work into numerous segments.  This resides at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.  They’re both fascinating works, and they demonstrate Dali’s quirky genius.

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

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I think the only clue word that I hesitated on was “outage”.  It, along with “driver” and “forged” are new to the ralis95 clue word database.  All the words were well jumbled, and the answer letter layout would have made it difficult to back in to any of the clue words.  Of course the cartoon is great.  This is one extremely well constructed Jumble.  The guys deserve kudos . . . for this masterpiece!  Be well, do good . . . and get yourself some class, friends.  Go visit an art museum.  It will broaden your horizons.)   —   YUR


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