Archive for April 11th, 2012

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/11/12

 

Steel step-through frame sports roadster bicyc...

Steel step-through frame sports roadster bicycle with 3-speed internal hub and Brooks saddle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.”   —   Christopher Morley

(Man!  And people say I’m strange!  Just kidding.  Very poetic quote.  And, a bit of a bitch to decode!  Of course, I made it a little more difficult than it really had to be.  I was fairly certain that the first word had to be either THE or ONE, but I was reluctant to take the plunge.  However, even after penciling in the E – yes, I said penciling – I had a hard time getting any traction.  I had strong suspicions about SHOULD, but figuring out the first name was Christopher became the big key.  Good fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/11/12

Karzai at the 2011 Afghan Independence Day in ...

Karzai at the 2011 Afghan Independence Day in Kabul, which is held every year on August 19 to commemorate Afghanistan's independence from British control over its foreign affairs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Jumble version of Hamid Karzai?

UISES  =  ISSUE,  GILCO  =  LOGIC,  JIRUNY  =  INJURY,  FCAETF  =  AFFECT   —   Giving us:  SSULOIURYFET

Clue/Question:  When he asked for a custom-made tuxedo, the tailor said this. (No . . .!  Don’t you guys have editors and proof-readers?)

Answer:  SUIT YOURSELF

(Wow, a 12 letter Jumble answer, on a weekday!  For me, the biggest clue to today’s answer was the tailor saying: “Oookay?!”, conveying both incredulity and Hey, it’s your money, fool!  Individuality CAN be a wonderful thing, but some people just need to be slapped silly!  I can’t imagine the average Afghani relating to the pompous, privileged Pashtun of the Popalzai tribe.  Sure, he’s “our guy” . . . sort of . . . for now.  But, really?!?!  Oh, don’t get me started!

I really liked the jumbling of the clue words, today!  I didn’t think any of them were too obvious.  Even the five-letter words took a few looks.  It looks like ralis95 needs to fire up the Jumble clue word database, as “affect” is a not a current entry.  The answer letter layout was magnifiqué!  No giveaway, whatsoever!  The cartoon was great, too.  I wonder if Mr. Puffy-shirt is another friend/acquaintance of Jeff Knurek’s?  Could be!  I’m betting that it’s not his boss, though!  That’s about it, guys and gals.  Boy, today’s cryptoquote sure was a toughie.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  There’s an even better picture, but it seems to be forever “Almost there!”.  It’s like someone knows what I’m looking for . . . and doesn’t want me to have it!      YUR  😉


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