Archive for February 4th, 2015

Jumble Spoiler – 02/04/15

A colored vinyl single released by HMV

A colored vinyl single released by HMV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sounds like . . . old school.

ZAOKO  =  KAZOO,  TUCHH  =  HUTCH,  NORTGS  =  STRONG,  CREPOP  =  COPPER   —   Giving us: AOOHHSNGPPR

Clue/Question:  To project sales of record players, they used – – –

In England, artist Francis Barraud (1856-1924)...

In England, artist Francis Barraud (1856-1924) painted his brother’s dog Nipper listening to the horn of an early phonograph during the winter of 1898. Victor Talking Machine Company began using the symbol in 1900, and Nipper joined the RCA family in 1929. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PHONOGRAPHS

(Stinky pun.  All the jumbles appear to be new, and we seem to have a new word for the ralis95 clue word database, in “hutch”.  Yeah.  I was a little surprised too.  Interesting answer letter layout.  Three sets of double letters.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Fun cartoon.  Not sure who the old-timers might be, but that looks like it might be Nipper, the RCA Victor dog.  “His master’s voice”?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/04/15

Portrait of French writer Jules Renard (1864-1...

Portrait of French writer Jules Renard (1864-1910) from Le Livre des masques (vol. II, 1898) by Remy de Gourmont (1858-1916) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”   —   Jules Renard

(I’m not lazy . . . but, I am always tired.  And, I never seem to get enough rest though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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