Archive for March, 2012



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/12

 

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny dis...

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition" ~ (Photo credit: turtlemom4bacon)

Forgiveness is a funny thing.  It warms the heart and cools the sting.”   —   William Arthur Ward

(Far too many people do not realize how good they could feel if they would just learn true forgiveness.  Work on it, friends.  Yer uncle is working on it.)   —   YUR

"Forgiveness" by Carlos Latuff.

"Forgiveness" by Carlos Latuff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jumble Spoiler – 03/27/12

Australia 2009

Australia 2009 (Photo credit: stoofstraat)

Visual Description:  David L. Hoyt, and the Missus, visit Australia.

AVEEW  –  WEAVE,  KNRUD  =  DRUNK,  NOONIT  =  NOTION,  DIALNS  =  ISLAND   —   Giving us:  WEDRUNOND

Clue/Question:  When they were up above Sydney, they were . . .

Answer:  DOWN UNDER

(At least it looks like David!  Unless Knurek was just too lazy to draw hair that day!  No new words today, but the clue words were all well jumbled.  Nothing was all that tough, though.  Great answer letter layout, too, but again, nothing tough about the answer, really.  Would love to visit Australia, someday.  The wife has a cousin who lives there, so if we ever get out that way we’ll have a free place to stay!  This young lady looks a little like Uma Thurman!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Birthday to MY bouncing baby boy, Derek!  How can 25 years go by so damn quickly???  Whenever I look at him I still see the funniest kid in the world!   —   Love, Pops

 

(Day Late) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/26/12

 

"The Favorite" - Grandfather and Gra...

"The Favorite" - Grandfather and Grandson - "Ο Αγαπημένος του Παππού" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.”   —   Ogden Nash

(Looks like somebody who works on the Cryptoquote – there’s no byline, like with the Jumble – became a grandparent, recently.  This is like the the third grandparent related puzzle in the last couple weeks!  Congrats to the anonymous Cryptoquote creator!  But, wait!  I just discovered that what my newspaper publishes as the “Cryptoquote” is published in other papers as the “Quote Cryptogram”, by Rebecca Kornbluh.  I had no idea this was the case!  Maybe this revelation could expand my spoiler audience some.  And, maybe this is another possible option for those who’ve been looking to find the cryptoquote on-line!  Hello, Rebecca!  Are you out there?  This is Yer Uncle Rave  talkin’ atcha!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  See the Jumble spoiler, for the reason why this is late.  I don’t feel like repeating myself.  Also, here is kind of a bonus cryptoquote/quote cryptogram for you to work on.   —   YUR

Example cryptogram taken from www.cryptograms.org

Example cryptogram taken from http://www.cryptograms.org (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Day Late) Jumble Spoiler – 03/26/12

Leonard Nimoy (Spock) at the Las Vegas Star Tr...

Leonard Nimoy (Spock) at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Early casting of the original Star Trek.

SUGES  =  GUESS,  RNWOC  =  CROWN,  ALFNEL  =  FALLEN,  DUILIQ  =  LIQUID   —   Giving us:  GCOALLI

Clue/Question: Their choice of Leonard Nimoy to play Spock was this.

Answer:  LOGICAL

(OMG!  Leonard Nimoy really has pointy ears and a Moe Howard haircut???  I’m shocked!  LOL!  Cute.  Gene Roddenberry is spinning in his grave over this one.  And, he could have been, at one point in time, actually.  Gene was one of a few people who have had the their ashes – a portion of them, actually –  “buried” in space.  But, not into deep space.  They were launched into an elliptical orbit around the earth in April of 1997, and were up there until May of 2002.  Not sure what happened upon re-entry.  The rocket they were in likely burned up, but I don’t know.  That would be like being twice cremated!  Kinda like being a twice-baked potato, I guess.  Mmm!  Potatoes!  Not many can claim that.  I suppose if you had a container of your ashes tossed into an active volcano that would be similar . . . but you’d miss out on the ride.  You know, you’d be surprised how many people cannot do the “Live long, and prosper” salute!  It’s a certain kind of hand flexibility thing.  I guess it’s just one of those weird genetic things, like the people who can flex their fingertips backwards.  That always freaked me out!  Maybe, you have to be a bit of a nerd in order to do the Spock “Live long, and prosper” salute. Of course I can do it!  And, I’m just a word-nerd.  Oh, well.

No new clue words, today.  They were all jumbled well, but I didn’t struggle with any of them.  Same with the answer letters.  Nice layout, but the answer was . . . well, you know!  Hey, Jeff!  I didn’t realize that Bob Eubanks was being considered for the role of Spock!  LOL!

Sorry this is a day late, gang.  I was hoping to post it last night, a little after 11:30, but the Wizards of WordPress wuz kinspiring agin me!  I’d click on the New Post menu selection, but the little doohickey in the corner just kept a spinnin’ and spinnin’!  I even shut it all down and tried again, but to no avail.  It was late.  I’d had a six hour drive, and I was too tired to try to wait it out, so I went to bed.  You can rest assured though that Yer Uncle Rave solved this, and the cryptoquote, on the day that it was published.  I did not get the answer from today’s paper.  That would be sad, but I would admit it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Of course, Jeff and David had a good reason for the subject matter being published on 3/26.  See the first and the last Related Articles!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/24/12

 

0133 - George Eliot at night

0133 - George Eliot at night (Photo credit: Bruce Stokes)

Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.”   —   George Eliot

(Do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler 03/24/12

traffic light

traffic light (Photo credit: grendelkhan)

Visual Description:  Enterprising traffic cop.

LRICE  =  RELIC,  EHANY  =  HYENA,  UETATM  =  MUTATE,  GBREIG  =  BIGGER   —   Giving us:  RLHENTEIGG

Cle/Question:  He was able to start his traffic business after his banker gave him this.

Answer:  THE GREEN LIGHT

(Very nice.  No time.  Be well an do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler -03/23/12

Individualism

Individualism (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”   —   H.E. Luccock

(Tis true, kids.  Though so much of our society stresses independence, rugged individualism and self-sufficiency, there are very few great things that can be accomplished on one’s own.  Perhaps the hardest lesson of all is in learning how to – effectively – ask for help.  YUR’s truly is still working on that one.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/12

Wayne Gretzky, New York Rangers.

Wayne Gretzky, New York Rangers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Flashback to when The Great One played Lord Stanley’s game.

DOFOL  =  FLOOD,  SWNOH  =  SHOWN,  NNGIEE  =  ENGINE,  SCUACE  =  ACCUSE   —   Giving us:  LOOSHNGIASE

Clue/Question:  Breaking NHL records was this to Wayne Gretzky.

Answer:  ONE OF HIS GOALS

(The answer letter layout was stellar, today!  I think this Hoyt kid has finally gotten the hang of things!  The only clue word jumble that I take issue with is for the word “engine”.  I always phonetically sound out the jumbled words, so NNGIEE was just too easy for me.  EEGNNI would have caused me to think a little longer and harder.  Our friend ralis95 can add “accuse” to the clue word database.  We’ve had another Ice Hockey themed Jumble, starring Wayne Gretzky, some time over the last four years.  I don’t think this is exactly a re-run, but I’d be surprised if the earlier one did NOT have the word goal in it.  Today is the 18th anniversary of Gretzky breaking Gordie Howe’s record, by scoring his 802nd career NHL goal.  He broke the record as a L.A. Kings player, but finished his playing career in a Rangers jersey.  It’s always someone’s birthday, but in the world of sports today is Jason Kidd, Mark Buerhle and Maurice Jones-Drew’s birthday.  Happy 90th birthday to Marty Allen.  I didn’t realize he was still with us.  Today is also – sadly – the one year death anniversary of Elizabeth Taylor.  Lindsay Lohan is supposed to be playing her in a biopic on the Lifetime Network.  Could be interesting.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/22/12

 

Grandparents

Grandparents (Photo credit: rubberpaw)

Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.”   —   Allan Frome

(They’re trying to give us the more obscure quotes, by lesser known authors.  Interesting.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/22/12

Tropic Brown Granite Countertops

Tropic Brown Granite Countertops (Photo credit: granite-charlotte)

Visual Description:  Finding the faux tableau show.

NPUED  =  UPEND,  ACYED  =  DECAY,  KOIROE  =  ROOKIE,  TEFDIT  =  FITTED   —   Giving us:  UENECROIFTT

Clue/Question:  When he installed his new kitchen, he realized that his granite was this.

Answer:  COUNTERFEIT

(Nice long answer!  Great answer letter layout.  Good jumbling.  Both “rookie” and “fitted” are new to the ralis95 clue word database.  Be well and do well, friends.)   —  YUR


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