Archive for January 8th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 01/08/14

English: Sample of Roberto Dabdoub's neckwear ...

English: Sample of Roberto Dabdoub’s neckwear line. All the designs are actually photographs of Microorganisms taken through a microscope. Roberto Dabdoub donated all proceeds from the sale of his books and neckties to HIV and cancer research. New Orleans, LA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Heirloom haberdashery.

CANET  =  ENACT,  MIYLF  =  FILMY,  RETSOE  = STEREO,  BIFAUL  =  FIBULA   —   Giving us:  EAIMYSTFIL

Clue/Question:  His father’s neckwear collection was full of – – –

Playboy Neckwear

Playboy Neckwear (Photo credit: mdaines)

Answer:  FAMILY TIES

(More of a classic pun, I guess.  But, a little on the boring and predictable side.  No new clue words today, but there were some new jumblings for me.  I had a little trouble getting both “stereo” and “fibula”.   I was a little lazy and backed into both of them.  Luckily the answer was pretty obvious.  But, the answer letter layout was very good.  The cartoon and dialog tells the whole story.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/08/14

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, 1st ...

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, by Henry William Pickersgill (died 1875). 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 been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The true spirit of conversation consists of building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.”   —   Edward Bulwer-Lytton

(But, the conversation project also has to be a give-and-take collaboration between two parties.  When one side insists on doing all the hammering, the other side quickly develops a headache.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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