Archive for October 21st, 2013

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/21/13


Lake Minnewaska  - Early Fall 2010

Lake Minnewaska – Early Fall 2010 (Photo credit: Katy Silberger)

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”   —   Robert Browning

Fall in the Catskills

Fall in the Catskills (Photo credit: Ken Schwarz)


(A simply lovely quote, and one I agree with wholeheartedly.  Autumn is my favorites season.  That scent of decay in the air is – somehow – very life affirming, to me.  But, and I know this is poetry and it’s from the 19th Century and everything, isn’t it missing a comma somewhere???  Either after best, or after this?  What do you English teachers, English Lit majors and poetry buffs say?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/13

Empire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock

Empire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The King of New York.


Clue/Question:  King Kong went to the New York fruit stand in search of a – – –

English: This is a scan of the original public...

English: This is a scan of the original publicity poster for King Kong (1933). The scan was posted at This version has had its exposure adjusted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BIG APPLE

Big Brother Is Spying on You

Big Brother Is Spying on You (Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography)

(Boy, I really had to fight the urge to look at the cartoon first, today!  I’m a big fan of the big apes, especially The Kong!  But, fight it, I did.  We’ll get the kudos to Knurek out of the way first.  Loved the cartoon, Jeff.  Kong, down on his knees, in order to get to semi-human eye level.  The relatively tiny apple in his hand.  The environmentally conscious, reusable grocery bag was a nice touch.  And, of course, the Empire State Building in the background makes it NYC!  Do you folks realize that it took only a year and 54 days to construct!?!  Heck, today’s city planners can’t even turn around and fart in that span of time.  It just backs up and clouds their thinking.  All of the well jumbled clue words were old favorites today.  None should have ben too difficult to get.  The answer letter layout was great though.  Very nicely scrambled.  Alright, friends.  Be well and do good!)   —   YUR 

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