Archive for May 23rd, 2013

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/23/13

Samuel Butler (novelist) (1835-1902)

Samuel Butler (novelist) (1835-1902) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life is live music; it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.”   —   Samuel Butler

In a score or on a performer's music part, thi...

In a score or on a performer’s music part, this sign indicates that the musician should perform a trill—a rapid alternation between two notes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(But then again, it always helps to know how to follow the score!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/13

Lauren Brooke, unknown and Kellie Maines at Gr...

Lauren Brooke, unknown and Kellie Maines at Green Novelties expo booth 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The humor of every adolescent boy.

TEARF  =  AFTER,  TROBI  =  ORBIT,  SHALPS  =  SPLASH,  GGOMYS  =  SMOGGY   —   Giving us:  FTRORISPSSOG

Clue/Question:  The store owner’s fake vomit and other disgusting novelties resulted in . . .

Answer:  GROSS PROFITS

(Another winner!  No new clue words today.  I think Hoyt has shot his load.  All of them were well jumbled though.  The answer letter layout was outstanding.  Love the cartoon.  What’s wrong with that kid, though?  Most kids would say:  That’s nasty . . . I’ll take two!  All that’s missing from the display case is the rubber doggy-doo!  How could Jeff leave that out?  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Late) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/19/13

English: This is my photo of Steven Wright aft...

English: This is my photo of Steven Wright after a spring 1994 performance in Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Steven Wright under the bright sunlight.

LASTUE  =  SALUTE,  LEYERF  =  FREELY,  HETCIN  =  ETHNIC,  VASORI  =  SAVIOR,  BOMDEY  =  EMBODY,  NEXYOG  =  OXYGEN   —   Giving us:  SUEFREHSORMODYN

Clue/Question:  The comedian at the Death Valley Comedy Festival had a . . .

Answer:  DRY SENSE OF HUMOR

(This one had a little of everything.  Some old favorite clue words, nicely jumbled.  Three brand new clue words, also nicely jumbled!  And, those three were: “freely”, “ethnic” and “savior”.  I even had to back into “ethnic”!  The answer letter layout was masterful!  And, Jeff drew one of my favorite comedians of all time, Mr. Steven Wright!  Is there really a Death Valley Comedy Festival???  Some kind of a Coachella for humorists?  I’ve never heard of it, but that doesn’t mean anything.  I like the concept.  Be Well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Late/Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/19/13

 

Levant in An American in Paris (1951)

Levant in An American in Paris (1951) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.”   —   Oscar Levant

(Hey!  I resemble that remark!  I could stand to drop a good twenty pounds.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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