Archive for January 5th, 2014

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/14

Visual Description:  Beefing up at the buffet.

CASIOF  =  FIASCO,  RIDAHO  =  HAIRDO,  TWORGH  =  GROWTH,  VEWLET  =  TWELVE,  SUYMAL  =  ASYLUM,  DETSOM  =  MODEST   —   Giving us:  FCOHIOGOHWEUMODT

Clue/Question:  He struggled to lose weight because he always had – – –

Answer:  WEIGH TOO MUCH FOOD

(Wow, a 16 letter answer!  Pretty impressive.  No new clue words today, but plenty of new jumblings, for yer Uncle!  I’m thinking all the jumblings were new, to me.  I especially liked VEWLET.  It always takes me a minute or two before I consider a spelled out number!  We haven’t had “hairdo” in quite a while.  “Asylum” is always tough for those who have trouble with words that start with vowels.  “Fiasco” is always fun too.  I initially had “growth” wrong!  I wrote in WROGHT – as in WROUGHT – and didn’t even catch it until I solved the answer, despite having an additional W and T, and lacking a G and the all important H.  Even so, I thought the answer letter layout was splendid.  Nothing was given away there, even with my errors.  It’s a little strange having the word WEIGH in the answer, when the word WEIGHT was in the clue/question, but I guess the quotation marks just gave it away for me.  Tons of fun!  I know I eat way too much, myself.  I’m going to need to start dieting, some day soon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/05/14

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.”   Mohandas Gandhi

(This is a marvelous, and very true, statement.  It is one of the reasons why we need to re-examine most of our “zero tolerance” policies.  Most especially, as they apply to our children.  Too many – if not all – of these “zero tolerance” policies take common sense and good judgment out of the equation.  We cannot allow the dull and lazy rigid-mindedness of these policies to prevail over wisdom and levelheadedness.

It took me so long to figure out that “ISS” was “ERR”!  Although, my instincts were good about all “B”s being “I”s and “ZXP” being “NOT”.  But, I couldn’t fathom a word with “ONNOT” in it!  Not until I figured out that the last word was “ERR”.

Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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