Archive for December 23rd, 2013

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/23/13

 

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more.”   —   Frank Cross (“Scrooged“)

(This one of my favorite Bill Murray movies!  One of MY favorite lines – fairly late in the movie – is when Frank is in the elevator with the “real” Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come, but he thinks it’s an actor playing the part of Christmas Yet-to-Come, who he had met in the same elevator a little earlier.  The Ghost bumps into Frank from behind, and Frank says: “back off man,it may work with the girls,but not me.”  Hilarious!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/23/13

Sunrise over the south beach of Jamaica.

Sunrise over the south beach of Jamaica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Hiking to the heavens.

LATYL  =  TALLY,  GORRI  =  RIGOR,  BEERMM  =  MEMBER,  HISSUQ  =  SQUISH   —   Giving us:  ALYRREERSIS

Clue/Question:  They climbed the hill to see the sun come up because they were – – –

Sunrise

Sunrise (Photo credit: mathstop)

Answer:  EARLY RISERS

(Decent pun.  Some double meaning going on there.  Great clue word jumbling!  And, we had two new clue words today, in “tally” and “squish”.  More work for ralis95!  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  Nothing given away there.  And, a very cheery cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/22/13

Ancient Greek vase detail?

Ancient Greek vase detail? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Ancient Greek agora.

NOUFED  =  FONDUE,  LECINY  =  NICELY,  VODERU  =  DEVOUR,  LIFTEL  =  FILLET,  GOLANO  =  LAGOON,  RUQASE  =  SQUARE   —   Giving us:  FOCEEURFTONSR

Clue/Question:  The seller of the abacus priced it at 1000 Drachmas and wasn’t taking – – –

Answer:  COUNTER OFFERS

(No new clue words today – Sunday – but some excellent jumblings!  I found “fondue” – in the words of LindaLee – to be positively devious!  I had to back into it!  I also really enjoyed the jumblings of “devour” and “lagoon”, but they were all great.  The answer letter layout was really well done.  Even without the leading FO, I figured the second word was going to be OFFERS, which then led me to COUNTER.  The cartoon has a bit of a bonus clue, because the seller is standing behind a counter.  Great cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/22/13

 

D H Lawrence birthplace museum

D H Lawrence birthplace museum (Photo credit: Barbara Rich)

The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.”   —   D. H. Lawrence

(I guess the man did have a sense of humor!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The Bills topped the Dolphins!  Shut ’em out, 19 – 0.  We won’t lie down, folks!      YUR


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