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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/28/15

Eliot

Eliot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinnertime.”   —   George Eliot

(I know this is just a line, spoken by a character in one of her books, but it’s kind of a negative half-truth.  We also experience a number of wins throughout the day as well.  Some days, the minuses outweigh the pluses, but other days the opposite is also true.  Life might not be a perfect balance, but it’s always best to accentuate the positives.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/27/15

Portrait of Charlotte Brontë

Portrait of Charlotte Brontë (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”   —   Charlotte Bronte

(Don’t be a drudge, and trudge through the sludge, because you won’t budge from your grudge.  Give yourself a nudge, and go eat some fudge!  Notice I said some.  Too much and you become a pudge!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/27/15

English: Three Pharaoh Hounds.

English: Three Pharaoh Hounds. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Pharaoh’s farewell.

CEYDA  =  DECAY,  LEPSL  =  SPELL,  TRRIWE  =  WRITER,  GNURHY  =  HUNGRY   —   Giving us:  DEASPWRUNR

Clue/Question:  The identity of the mummy was – – –

English: Close-up of a procession featuring Ph...

English: Close-up of a procession featuring Pharaoh Narmer, a Sandal-bearer, and an attendent in front of him, and 4 Standard Bearers, from a full-sized facsimile of the original Narmer Palette in Cairo-(Egyptian Museum); this facsimile-version resides in the Ancient Egyptian wing of the Royal Ontario Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  UNDER WRAPS

(I was going to say DRAWN SUPER, but then I thought:  Sure, Knurek has a big ego . . . but, would Hoyt allow such a thing???  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles are new.  We have all seen “lepsl” before.  The answer letter layout was a well thought out thing of beauty.  It led me in a slightly different direction.  The cartoon was actually very good.  I wonder if ralis95 can make out those hieroglyphics?  Chances are pretty good that those slave boys are going to be offed, and sealed up with the mummy.  Kinda puts a chink in the old saying:  Good work is its own reward.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/26/15

Vauxhall Chevette outside UK Car Driving school

Vauxhall Chevette outside UK Car Driving school (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Shopping lady birds.

BIHAT  =  HABIT,  KRIHE  =  HIKER,  ACCELK  =  CACKLE,  TOLBET  =  BOTTLE   —   Giving us:  HAHKCACBT

Clue/Question:  The mother bird transported her eggs in a – – –

English: Iran_mashad_license_plate

English: Iran_mashad_license_plate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HATCHBACK

(Of course!  How else would she do it?  We actually have a new clue word today, in “cackle”.  Our good friend, ralis95, can add it to his world famous clue word database!  And, it appears that all of today’s jumbles are new.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  Jeff’s cartoon is both entertaining and a little unusual.  The ostrich and large goose are cute, but Jeff went out of his way to mark the car as a Chevette, on the liftgate, and the conspicuous license plate of:  HDNSND1 raises some questions.  Not to mention the bumper sticker of 13.1.  It’s some kind of cryptic message . . . but for who?  Maybe Jeff has joined al Qaeda, or ISIS.  Perhaps a call to Homeland Security is in order!  LOL!  Remember folks, if you see something say something!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/26/15

Jules Verne in 1892 (age 64)

Jules Verne in 1892 (age 64) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.”   —   Jules Verne

(This explains a lot of the irrational behavior of many of our elders.  Whether single, widowed or divorced, even though many claim a preference for solitude, the longer they’re alone the more addled they seem to get.  Do your best to visit shut-ins, or at least speak to them on the phone frequently.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/25/15

Female legs

Female legs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The uglier the man’s legs are, the better he plays golf.  It’s almost a law.”   —   H. G. Wells

(Who cares about men’s legs???  Very humorous.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/25/15

English: Cortébert jumphour wristwatch from 19...

English: Cortébert jumphour wristwatch from 1920s in 24k gold case (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Pricey accessories.

SUNIFO  =  FUSION,  CASOMI  =  MOSAIC,  QUETEA  =  EQUATE,  PABUTE  =  UPBEAT,  SOTMED  =  MODEST,  MAREPH  =  HAMPER   —   Giving us:  FIMOIETETMOTMR

Clue/Question:  She bought a new wristwatch – – –

English: My Fossil watch and it's beuty

English: My Fossil watch and it’s beuty (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FROM TIME TO TIME

(No new clue words today, but four of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “quetea” and “pabute” before.  The answer letter layout was beautiful.  The cartoon set things up nicely.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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