Archive for February 17th, 2014

President’s Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2014

1795 - 1823

1795 – 1823 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.”   —   George Washington

(Go ahead, George.  You earned the right.  Just saw The Monuments Men, with the missus!  Not a masterpiece, but still very entertaining.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/17/14

Big Bird

Big Bird (Photo credit: LR_PTY)

Visual Description:  Sesame Street financial mavens.

SEGUT  =  GUEST,  LETSY  =  STYLE,  TURAGI  =  GUITAR,  TOMINO  =  MOTION   —   Giving us:  GESEGTN

Clue/Question:  Big Bird wasn’t worried about retirement because he had a – – –

Jim Henson Memorial

Jim Henson Memorial (Photo credit: zhurnaly)

Answer:  NEST EGG

(Strangely timed with the recent death of John Henson, one of Jim Henson’s sons!  He lived about an hour and 20 minutes up the Thruway from me, in Saugerties, NY.  Such a shame, dying at only 48, from a massive heart attack.

No new clue words, but all jumbled very nicely.  Both “guitar” and “motion” gave me a little trouble, and we’ve seen this jumbling of “motion” before.  The answer letter layout was well planned.  Nice pun, and a great cartoon.  I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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