Archive for January 17th, 2012

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/12

Lakhovsky: The Convesation; oil on panel (Бесе...

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If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.”   —   James Whistler

The Andalusian by Whistler

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(Sounds a little like he was a bit of a control freak.  You definitely need, at the very least, two people to make it a conversation.  Otherwise, it’s just a monologue.  But, I can sympathize with trying to have a quiet conversation while others around you are speaking loudly.  Be well, do good . . . and be considerate of others, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Yesterday, a commenter indicated my Cryptoquote Spoiler – or maybe just the quote itself – was incorrect.  My spoiler WAS correct, but that doesn’t mean that the quote that the Cryptoquote people used is correct.  Baudelaire was French, so something could have been lost in translation.  To me, it makes much more sense the way the Cryptoquote people laid it out.  You don’t need to be amusing to speak OF (or ABOUT) yourself.      YUR


English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World ...

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PPS.  A Big Happy Birthday to one of my personal heroes,  Muhammad Ali!  The ALL-TIME Heavyweight Champeen of The World turns 70 today!  Rock on, Mo!  You always were, and will always be, The Greatest of All-Time!  Rumble, young man!  Ahh!     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/12

English: I smoke it first for about 7 minutes ...

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Visual Description:  A sophisticated diner at a nice restaurant.


Clue/Question:  After tasting his perfectly cooked, medium-rare steak, the customer said this.

Answer:  WELL DONE

(Simple, yet effective!  Besides being a new word, I had a little difficulty in getting “spoil”.  I think I generally tend towards splitting up the vowels, and that obviously doesn’t work in this case.  It’s not new, but I also was a little slow getting “tanned”.  Hey, look!  Art imitating real life!  The sun and my skin do NOT get along very well.  I also am not a fan of past tense verbs as clue words, so it takes a little longer for my brain to go there.  The other two clue words jumped off the page, for me.  Everything was jumbled very well, and the answer letter layout wasn’t obvious at all.  I love the exclamation:  Well done!  I always imagine an older British lady, or gentleman, saying it.  Well done, sirrah!  As for the steak?  I prefer mine medium-rare.  Sometimes even really rare!  Bloody hell, you say?  The waiter looks sufficiently snooty.  Is the diner supposed to be anyone Jeff knows, or just a guy?  He looks like he could be a known someone.  That’s about it, guys.  Be well, do good . . . and tip generously, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I know, for some, the above steak is more rare, than medium-rare. (You well done eaters.)  But, for the blood thirsty animals, like me, it’s medium-rare.   —   YUR

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