Archive for April 30th, 2012

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/12

Vito Antuofermo

Vito Antuofermo (Photo credit: casspixx)

Visual Description:  A disbelieving loser in the boxing ring.

KAHSEN  =  SHAKEN,  PINSOO  =  POISON,  NITEIF  =  FINITE,  AIAGNU  =  IGUANA,  SENSUL  =  UNLESS,  UBTELL  =  BULLET   —   Giving us:  HEPOOFTANUSBET

Clue/Question:  The boxer was this after losing the bout.

Answer:  _ _ _ _   _ _ _   _ _   _ _ _ _ _

BENT OUT OF SHAPE

(Been having trouble coming up with this answer.  Like I told Lesley, I got all the clue words fairly quickly, but the answer letters are leaving me cold! I’ve always been a big boxing fan, but I’m a strugglin’ to git this answer. I was thinking the fourth word has to be UPSET, because the way the pug is talking it seems he was favored to win. However, the single F, and the absence of an R, is making me think that the fourth word might be OFTEN, because the palooka seems to be repeating himself. The other five letter word I was toying with was BOAST, sorta for the same reasons as UPSET. I suppose it’s possible I messed up on one of the clue words, but I think this is a case where I’d do better with a couple of long words, than four shorter words. It’s probably something SO simple and obvious that I’ll end up kicking myself!  NEVER MIND!  I got it, finally!  The two smaller words just sunk in, and you had to kinda think UPSET and his NOSE, both BENT OUT OF SHAPE.  Be well and do good, friends!)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/12

We are the 99% (23 of 27)

We are the 99% (23 of 27) (Photo credit: glennshootspeople)

You don’t realize that you’re intelligent until it gets you into trouble.”   —   James Baldwin

(Being not as smart as you think you are is what really gets you into trouble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/12

Pep Talk

Pep Talk (Photo credit: pietroizzo)

Visual Description:  Pre-game basketball pep talk.

CKSUN  =  SNUCK,  ACEBH  =  BEACH,  SCORAS  =  ACROSS,  BOLUED  =  DOUBLE   —   Giving us:  NUKBCACOBE

Clue/Question:  After their defeat the night before, the coach wanted them to do this.

Answer:  BOUNCE BACK

(This was a nice easy one, custom made for a Monday morning!  None of the clue words were too tough, but they were all jumbled well.  It looks like “snuck” is new to the ralis95 database.  The WordPress spell-check feature does not even recognize it as a valid word, so maybe the Brits only acknowledge sneaked?  The answer letter layout gave nothing away!  Jeff was nice enough to add a pretty obvious visual bonus clue.  That is all, folks.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/12

Plutarch

Plutarch (Photo credit: WeMeantDemocracy)

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”   —   Plutarch

(Apparently, this is the first Plutarch quote since I’ve been posting the spoilers!  That was surprising to me.  However, this puzzle was such an easy solve.  Even without a pen I was able to figure out the first line.  And, if I’d put my mind to it, I might’ve been able to figure out the entire quote without a pen.  But alas, I did not challenge myself thusly!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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