Archive for February 27th, 2013

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/13

Portrait of Laurence Sterne.

Portrait of Laurence Sterne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.”   —   Laurence Sterne

(Wow!  This was pretty tough.  No single letter words.  No “the”.  No words – other than the author’s name – ending in E.  The last letters, to the last – for me, at least – words were tough to come up with.  The D, G and I in “guides”.  I had to write out: B, D, G, I, J, K, Q, W, X, Y, Z to figure it out.  This is our first Laurence Sterne quotation!  And boy, was it a goodie!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(You guys are going to hate yourselves) Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/13

English: American Propaganda during the Cold War.

English: American Propaganda during the Cold War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Six screens, one message.  American propaganda at its finest!

SIRBK  =  BRISK,  LAVUT  =  VAULT,  CUREED  =  REDUCE,  PAYRAL  =  PARLAY   —   Giving us:  BISLTEERLY

Clue/Question:  When the actress started appearing in commercials, she became a . . .

Answer:  SELLEBRITY

(Lots of hits, today!  The clue words weren’t all that tough, so I’m guessing many of you struggled with the answer.  We actually did have two new clue words, today.  Both “vault” and “parlay” are going to be new additions to the ralis95 clue word database.  I liked the jumbling of “vault”.  I like it when David takes a one syllable word and makes the jumble look like two syllables.  “Parlay” is a great word.  Outside of gambling circles, you really don’t hear it used that often.  The answer letter layout is largely responsible for so many of your struggles.  Hoyt did a bang up job on it!  Nicely cryptic, indeed.  Of course the answer was a major groaner of a pun.  A real stinker.  Even I had to wince, a bit.  LOL!  Gotta run.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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