Archive for October 6th, 2013

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/06/13

Samuel Butler, by Pieter Borsseler (floruit 16...

Samuel Butler, by Pieter Borsseler (floruit 1665-1684). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have a known author with unknown death date, but according to the NPG’s website the author was floruit (known to be active) prior to 1859, and so is reasonably presumed dead by 1939. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted.”   —   Samuel Butler

English: The Burgomaster's Family, Dutch oil o...

English: The Burgomaster’s Family, Dutch oil on canvas painting, c. 1640. Possibly by Gerard Donck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(You definitely could not go for too much realism back in those days.  They had to be more attractive than they actually were, and with paintings that had more than one person they very often all had to look pretty much alike.  You had to play up to the guy who was paying for the painting, or else you just might not work again.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/06/13

Lotus Super 7

Lotus Super 7 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Unconcerned calm vs. panicked rage.

TIXECO  =  EXOTIC,  FHINCL  =  FLINCH,  BEKARM  =  EMBARK,  KUJTEN  =  JUNKET,  ROLIAS  =  SAILOR,  TEPCIO  =  POETIC   —   Giving us:  OTFHEBUNSAOPET

Clue/Question:  After his new $100,000 sports car was in a collision he was . . .

Car Crash Tree

Car Crash Tree (Photo credit: cali.org)

Answer:  BENT OUT OF SHAPE

(But of course!  There was no damage to the truck.  He can afford to be calm and collected.  The way the laws are written, the guy from behind bears the brunt of the blame in these kind of accidents, exigent circumstances aside.  The truck dude could have intentionally stopped short, just for shit and giggles.  Some guys get their kicks that way.  Tough luck kid!

No new clue words today.  Didn’t have a lot of trouble with unjumbling them.  Especially “sailor”.  It was just backwards.  Great answer letter layout!  Nothing given away.  Cool cartoon.  Kind of strange that it’s down by the shore.  Maybe Jeff just had a hankerin’ for drawing the sinking sailboat.  We haven’t seen one of those in a while.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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