Archive for March 8th, 2015

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/08/15

English:

English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone.”   —   Fred Allen

(This puzzle was tough, too!  I suspected the Z was the E, but I couldn’t rule out the K.  I had to look at the author to confirm my inclination.  That’s always the last resort for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(HELP!) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/08/15

Taken in 2007 at Disney-MGM Studios

Taken in 2007 at Disney-MGM Studios (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Death Defying Dealings

FATRID  =  ADRIFT,  LEGTEN  =  GENTLE,  TRAHMW  =  WARMTH,  SOYPER  =  OSPREY,  MEEDRY  =  REMEDY,  BARCFI  =  FABRIC   —   Giving us:  FTGNTAMTOPREEFI

Clue/Question:  The daredevil would try to break the world record after getting the – – –

Freestyle Motocross Français : Freestyle motoc...

Freestyle Motocross Français : Freestyle motocross Italiano: Esecuzione di un Superman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  I DON’T KNOW GUYS!  I’m drawing a blank.

ATTEMPTING OFFER    Thanks to everyone who wrote in with the answer!  Sorry I didn’t lay out the blanks.  Wasn’t in the mood.      YUR

(The answer letter layout is beating me today, folks!  I’m sorta seeing the first word ending in ING, or maybe OFF.  But, I’m not even coming close to an answer.  Maybe, you guys can help me out???

We do have three brand new clue words though!  “WARMTH”, “OSPREY” and “REMEDY” are all new!  I hope ralis95 is reading the blog today.  His clue word database is growing by leaps and bounds.  And, “osprey” gave me fits.  All of the jumbles are new, to me.  Great cartoon.  You really get the mid-70s feel, with an Evel Knievel character and a Col. Tom Parker type.  Too bad I can’t solve it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Beautiful Bandit

Happy International Women’s Day

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Maria Bonita, Better Half of
Brazil’s Riskiest Love Story

It’s easy to romanticize about outlaws who fall in love, lead a trailblazing life, and burn out like shooting stars, leaving the holes in their story to be filled with awe by future generations. As legends recede, it’s ever harder to match them with reality.
But the life of Maria Déia and Capt. Virgulino Ferreira da Silva sure packs all the heat those landmarks evoke, placing them at the rarefied pantheon of anti-hero couples whose feats and memory still transfix the living, no matter how much time has passed.
As infamous leaders of a ragtag bunch, who terrorized the hinterlands of Brazil’s Northeast and entranced the nation in the 1930s, Maria Bonita and Lampião are at par with contemporaries Bonnie and Clyde, and after them, Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate.
They all rose quickly from the anonymity of…

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