Archive for August 15th, 2012

Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/12

San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrés Torres ...

San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrés Torres at bat during Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. The Braves won 5-4 in extra innings. The Giants went on to win the series 3 games to 1. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Extra innings are hard on everyone.

SCAIB  =  BASIC,  AASIL  =  ALIAS,  LUYGIT  =  GUILTY,  RONUDA  =  AROUND   —   Giving us:  AICLALTYAD   (Oops!  One L was missing from the original posting.)

Clue/Question:  The umpire was glad the game was finally over because he was ready to . . .

Answer:  CALL IT A DAY

(Well, I hope he called a good game, before calling it a day!  This should have been an easy solve for anybody who has ever followed baseball.  There were no new clue words today, but everything was nicely jumbled.  The answer letter layout was okay, but it would have been better had “guilty” and “around” swapped places.  As it is, the CLAL kind of stands out and the YAD . . . just being backwards, and being the last word, made it pretty obvious.  Some days I think our Mr. Hoyt is just too distracted.  He’s a busy man.  But still, our guys are out there . . . swinging!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/12

 

 

English: A scene from "", by Lewis C...

English: A scene from “”, by Lewis Carroll, drawn by Sir John Tenniel in 1871. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.”   —   Harold Macmillan

 

(I believe this qualifies as a pithy quote.  It’s not strongly declarative, so I wouldn’t argue with it.  On the surface this looked like an easy solve, but it was a little deceiving.  Only two “E”s in the entire quote, and it’s fairly rare that we see the word “apt”.  I had thought that the word was going to be ACT until everything else fell into place.  When it’s not a really well known quote I tend to kind of go word for word, not seeing the forest for the trees, as it were.  However, these things tend to work themselves out.  Be well and do good, friends.  Remember, it’s generally better to trust . . . but verify.)   —   YUR

 


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