Archive for February 19th, 2012

(Fairly Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/19/12

 

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A show of altruism is respected in the world chiefly for selfish motives.”   —   H. L. Mencken

(I guess the only true altruism is if helping others doesn’t make you feel good, but you do it anyway, of your own free will.  But, who in their right mind would do something they didn’t like doing, without being forced to?  No matter how you slice it, every “unselfish” act seems to have one kind of selfish motive, or another.  But, what of it?  I remember a friend of mine getting all bent out of shape about “environmentalists” wanting to “save the world”.  He’d say:  The world will go on whether we’re here, or not.  You want to save it for yourself/yourselves.  So-o-o . . . that’s a bad thing?)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/19/12

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Visual Description:  Pulling double duty at the casino.

PREETM  =  TEMPER,  UCLANY  =  LUNACY,  AHINEL  =  INHALE,  TERRAH  =  RATHER,  DOREWK  =  WORKED,  MENTAH  =  ANTHEM   —   Giving us:  ERLLEREWEDAHE

Clue/Question:  Handling the blackjack and roulette tables at the same time turned him into a . . .

Answer:  WHEELER-DEALER

(Beauty!  Some really great clue word jumbling today!  I really liked “lunacy” and “anthem”.  “Inhale” probably gave some people a little trouble too.  Two additions to the ralis95 clue word database are “worked” and “anthem”.  No giveaway with the answer letter layout.  Great cartoon!  Clever premise.  Did you guys come up with this idea, or was it suggested by a fan?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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