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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/06/14

Publicity photo of Fred Allen for the premiere...

Publicity photo of Fred Allen for the premiere of the radio program Texaco Star Theater. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He writes so well, he makes me feel like putting my quill back in my goose.”   —   Fred Allen

(I suspected the Q was the E, and the E was the L early on, which led me to the author being Fred Allen.  But still, this was not an easy solve.  Such a funny little quote though, from someone from the 20th Century!  Some versions of the quote replace the “my”s with “the”s.  The “my”s give it kind of a risque ring to it.  Fred Allen was a great radio comedian.  He sometimes would dress to look the fool, but he was actually quite intelligent..  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/06/14

A lot of birthday presents

A lot of birthday presents (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A great place to work!

NECACT  =  ACCENT,  NOLITO  =  LOTION,  FRIMON  =  INFORM,  GREESY  =  GEYSER,  WHEENPM  =  NEPHEW,  RIMPET  =  PERMIT   —   Giving us:  ACONNMYSREPEPT

Clue/Question:  The birthday gifts she received at work were a pleasant surprise, thanks to the – – –

a present with a ribbon on top

a present with a ribbon on top (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PRESENT COMPANY

 

Birthday Presents!

Birthday Presents! (Photo credit: Aussie Adventures)

(Nice bunch of co-workers!  Again, there were no new clue words with this Jumble, but some of the jumblings were.  And, a few of them were fairly challenging.  I liked “geyser” because the jumble already looks like a real word . . . if you spell it wrong.  And, “accent” is another one of those words that spells out alphabetically.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  I guess for The Sunday Jumble it would be . . . the seventh jumble.  I can see some of you having some trouble getting this.  The cartoon does a good job of showing a happy work place.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/07/14

Robert Heinlein in Tahiti

Robert Heinlein in Tahiti (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”   —   Robert A. Heinlein

(Great writer, with some great quotes.  I love this one:  “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”  This is like the dark side to all my general positivity!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/07/14

Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tigers???  Shoulda been a Twins game!

ROLGY  =  GLORY,  DNIRK  =  DRINK,  PNILST  =  SPLINT,  TENZIH  =  ZENITH   —   Giving us:  GRKSINIT

Clue/Question:  The resemblance between pitchers was – – –

English: Retired Player #3

English: Retired Player #3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  STRIKING

 

Joe Niekro

Joe Niekro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I wonder if there are currently any brother pitchers in the major leagues?  Back when I was a kid, there were the Niekro brothers, Joe and Phil.  They were entertaining because they both could throw the knuckleball, although Phil was better known for it.  They both had long and productive careers, 22 and 24 years, respectively.  I also remember the Perry brothers, Jim and Gaylord.  They both had storied careers, as well.  There have been plenty of others, but they were either long before me, or one of them was much more dominant, and longer lasting, than the other.  There are loads of other brothers in baseball, playing other positions.  The Upton brothers even play for the same team!

There were no new clue words, today.  But, all of the jumbling appeared to be new, to me.  “Glory” is one of those words that nicely spells out in alphabetical order.  None of them gave me any trouble.  The answer letter layout worked well.  Nothing obvious about it.  Fun cartoon.  Nothing too fancy for a Monday.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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