Archive for August 21st, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 08/21/13

English: Sailboat in Pursilahdenranta, Helsink...

English: Sailboat in Pursilahdenranta, Helsinki. Suomi: Purjevene Pursilahdenrannassa, Helsingissä. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Two buddies buying a boat.

RUNPS  =  SPURN,  CROPH  =  PORCH,  CHATED  =  DETACH,  SIORRE  =  ROSIER   —   Giving us:   PRNPRTAHSIE

Clue/Question:  If they were going to afford the new sailboat, they’d need . . .

Answer:  A PARTNER-SHIP

(Sounds like one that’s been done before!  But, we were treated to two new clue words, in “porch” and “rosier”.  The jumbling was only so-so today.  But, the answer letter layout was good.  Love the cartoon.  I guess the sinking sailboat on the horizon might be considered bad luck during the purchase of water craft.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/21/13

English: "Magie" (french word for &q...

English: “Magie” (french word for “Magic”) and “Abracadabra” retain their appearance after a 180° rotation. Français : Les mots “Magie” et “Abracadabra” conservent leur apparence après rotation à 180°. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In some families, “please” is described as the magic word.  In our house, however, it was “sorry.”      Margaret Laurence

 

1933 Camel Cigarettes vanishing lady Magic Trick

1933 Camel Cigarettes vanishing lady Magic Trick (Photo credit: Crossett Library Bennington College)

(A little wisdom from North of the Border!  Too many people are too stingy with the words:  I’m sorry.  It’s too bad, because those words can open up a whole new world.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Finally) Sunday Cryptoquote – 08/18/13

 

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on ca...

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on card mount: albumen. Español: Oscar Wilde, impresión fotográfica en papel de albúmina. Français : Oscar Wilde, une photographie connue. Tirage albumen sur carte. Gaeilge: Oscar Wilde, prionta ghriangraf ar cárta albaimin. Italiano: Oscar Wilde, una fotografia che ci sia pervenuta, ricavata da una stampa fotografica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I dislike arguments of any kind.  They are always vulgar, and often convincing.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(From one of his plays.  Anyone know which one???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Finally) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/13

Français : Marco Polo en costume tartare.

Français : Marco Polo en costume tartare. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Marco Polo, making his pitch.

CEESUX  =  EXCUSE,  LOPWIL  =  PILLOW,  BUNYOT  =  BOUNTY,  VIDCAE  =  ADVICE,  DALHYR  =  HARDLY,  PECACT  =  ACCEPT   —   Giving us:  EEPILUNTAVCARDAT

Clue/Question:  If Marco Polo had needed money for his journey, he could have raised . . .

Answer:  ADVENTURE CAPITAL

(From all the desperate cries for this spoiler, I’m guessing that some of you had trouble with this.  It couldn’t have been the clue words, because they were all old favorites.  It must have been the answer letter layout that threw you.  Hoyt did a great job on it.  And, it was a clever pun!  Jeff’s cartoon gave you a bit of a clue, with all the money on the table.  All around, a pretty good puzzle.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


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