Archive for April 22nd, 2012

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/22/12

 

"Beecher's Theory and Practice" 9&qu...

"Beecher's Theory and Practice" 9"w x 12-1/2"h caricature depicts Henry Ward Beecher, and satirizes his disparagement of the morals of anyone who could not make do on a dollar a day (less than 1% of his own income). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

(I’m thinking this has something to do with how we learn more from our failures than our victories.  Am I close?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/22/12

Day Spa

Day Spa (Photo credit: roarofthefour)

Visual Description:  Two lovely ladies, checking out the new salon.

CENTIJ  =  INJECT,  CERNDH  =  DRENCH,  TRYOWH  =  WORTHY,  TAMENH  =  ANTHEM,  AWENOP  =  WEAPON,  CEESXS  =  EXCESS   —   Giving us:  ITDNWRTATMWONEES

Clue/Question:  The new spa featured these.

Answer:  WINDOW TREATMENTS

(Wow!  I didn’t see this one coming, at all!  I nearly had to put this one out there for you guys to help me.  This is probably the best Sunday Jumble in recent memory.  A sixteen letter, two word answer . . . and it was a little on the sneaky side.  I love it.  At first I was thinking either WOMAN’S or WOMEN’S something, but there was no apostrophe to work with.  Also, I thought maybe AMENITIES, but it was short by one letter.  I’ll tell you what, the answer letter layout surrendered no clues whatsoever.  I was having a hard time coming up with a word for the services these places offer, then I noticed the curtains a little more, which FINALLY brought me to WINDOW!  From there TREATMENTS hit me like a big DUH.  I’m betting a lot of you ladies got this one quicker than the men-folk.  I think this one qualifies as: For The Ladies!

As usual, the clue words were all jumbled very well.  Although, I did get them all rather quickly.  There are two new words to add to the ralis95 clue word database, and they are “anthem” and “excess”.  Two very “worthy” words, indeed.  Jeff did a splendid job of putting the answer right out there in the open.  It took me a while, but finally the blinds were lifted.

For those of you who also do the Cryptoquote you might want to check out the comments.  The son of Paul Boese, author of Friday’s quotation, came forward to set things straight.  It looks like the guy who I cited is getting credit, through no fault of his own, for the words of someone who came before him.  Are any of you guys comfortable making Wikipedia entries?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Sorry about today’s pic.  Zemanta was having a tough time coming up with relevant pics!     YUR


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