Archive for February 16th, 2014

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/16/14

English: Julius Erving in 1981 performing a sl...

English: Julius Erving in 1981 performing a slam dunk against the Atlanta Hawks at Omni Coliseum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A changing of the guard?

DIRHAS  =  RADISH,  RETGOF  =  FORGET,  ROIDON  =  INDOOR,  HIPSOB  =  BISHOP,  ALIHEN  =  INHALE,  COLLEA  =  LOCALE   —   Giving us:  SHFGTIOOBSIELL

Clue/Question:  The rookie player, who would be replacing the retiring NBA superstar, had – – –

BOSSCARS AWARDS: Debbie Allen with James Gonsoulin

BOSSCARS AWARDS: Debbie Allen with James Gonsoulin (Photo credit: MamaDianna)

Answer:  BIG SHOES TO FILL

(Not bad.  No new clue words, but some fun jumblings.  I liked “indoor”, “inhale” and “locale” the best.  Great answer letter layout.  It gave nothing away.  The question was very leading, so I had no problem getting the answer.  Great cartoon, too.  Reminds me of the movie The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.  A movie which I had sent a resumé to, but unfortunately they had already cast it.  Oh, well.  I was never much of a ball-handler anyway.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/16/14

A backgammon set, with two dice cups and a dou...

A backgammon set, with two dice cups and a doubling cube (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With most men, life is like backgammon:  half skill and half luck.”   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes

(This one was tough getting started!  Once I committed to H being L, K being I and A being E it all started to fall into place.  And then, I realized it was O.W.H., and it was game over!  Kinda like backgammon, I guess.  It’s a great game, that I used to love to play.  It has been a long while though.  I think I had this exact set!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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