Archive for January 2nd, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/02/15

English: ceramic piggy bank

English: ceramic piggy bank (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February.”   —   Suze Urman

(It took me a little while to figure out the author.  But, then it was like . . . duh!  Make it doable, folks.  Be reasonable.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/02/15

George H.W. Bush as Vice President of the Unit...

George H.W. Bush as Vice President of the United States, official portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  McEnroe, or Borg, or Gerulaitis getting tennis lessons from George Herbert Walker Bush.  (It was an ’80s thing.)

GREEV  =  VERGE,  SURCH  =  CRUSH,  CANYEG  =  AGENCY,  TETINN  =  INTENT   —   Giving us:  VERECRSENCIET

Clue/Question:  The tennis player was double-faulting way too much, so he went to a – – –

English: The tennis player Li Na at the 2007 M...

English: The tennis player Li Na at the 2007 Medibank International in Sydney, Australia. Français : La joueuse de tennis Li Na au Tournoi de Sydney de 2007, à Sidney, en Australie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SERVICE CENTER

(Not bad!  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new to me.  Only the one for “verge” was coming up as having been used.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  Kind of a throwback cartoon though.  I hear George Sr. isn’t doing all that well these days.  He’s over 90 years old now, so he IS getting up there.  Guess that’s it for now, folks.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR


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