Archive for September 8th, 2014

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/08/14

Florence Nightingale from Carte de Visite

Florence Nightingale from Carte de Visite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I attribute my success to this:  I never gave or took any excuse.”   —   Florence Nightingale

Florence Henderson at 1989 emmy Awards

Florence Henderson at 1989 emmy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Our first Florence Nightingale quote . . . since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Not sure I completely agree with her.  This might be an instance where sometimes it’s better to receive than to give.  I always liked Florence Henderson.  Great lady, in her own right.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/08/14

Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The meeting on the mound.

VEERF  =  FEVER,  LUVAT  =  VAULT,  TINDAY  =  DAINTY,  WESTEF  =  FEWEST   —   Giving us:  ERVLDIEE

Clue/Question:  When the coach took him out of the game, the starting pitcher was – – –

Bronson Arroyo

Bronson Arroyo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  RELIEVED

(But, of course!  Very often they’ll act like they’re pissed off about being pulled from the game, but usually they know when they don’t have it.  And, they’re grateful to be replaced by someone who might be able give their team a fighting chance.

There were no new clue words today.  And, I didn’t even have to search my email to verify this!  All the jumbles were new, excepting the one for “dainty”.  The answer letter layout was swell.  And, another fine Jeff Knurek cartoon.  Today was my return to Mohonk Mountain House.  Still as lovely as ever!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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