Archive for December 17th, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 12/17/13

Arm wrestling: The contestant on the right is ...

Arm wrestling: The contestant on the right is in an injury-prone or “break arm” position. His shoulder must be in line with or behind the arm, as seen with the contestant on the left. This is cause for a referee to stop the match. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A scene from Over The Top.

CNUPH  =  PUNCH,  NIDYK  =  DINKY,  NOPHOC  =  PONCHO,  VEEBAR  =  BEAVER   —   Giving us:  PUDPNHEAR

Clue/Question:  The arm wrestler was about to win because he had the – – –

Svenska: Armbrytning i världsklass, Dubai 2006...

Svenska: Armbrytning i världsklass, Dubai 2006 – Taras Ivakin VS Devon Larratt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  UPPER HAND

(Works for me!  Once your hand goes from vertical to being on top of the other guy’s it’s just a matter of time.  Usually, at least, assuming the guy with the lower hand isn’t just playing possum.  I loved the clue word jumbling today.  This is the first time we’re seeing “dinky”.  ralis95 will be adding this to his clue word database.  The jumblings of “veebar” and “nophoc” are new to me.  Hey!  We’ll have nophoc-ing around, here!  The answer letter layout was pretty super as well.  I can see a number of the faithful struggling to get today’s answer.  The cartoon got the point across.  That Knurek is really branching out.  Cartoonist, musician, bar owner!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/17/13

 

English: Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beacon...

English: Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”   —   Benjamin Disraeli

(Many of us need a hand up from time to time, but what is equally important is having that sense of self-worth.  No one wants to feel like a charity case.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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