Archive for December 23rd, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/23/15

Christmas in the post-War United States

Christmas in the post-War United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”   —   Roy L. Smith

(A seasonally appropriate quote that really has nothing to do with religion, or faith.  Christmas is more about the joy of giving, and enjoying/appreciating family.  People of any creed can get into that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

English: Four children reading the book How th...

English: Four children reading the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PS.  Here’s a Roy L. Smith quote for the Grinch of this young century, Martin Shkreli:  “The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share.”   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/23/15

Dean Witter, under Sears ownership, launched t...

Dean Witter, under Sears ownership, launched the Discover Card in 1986 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Oh, no!  Due to his owe, she decided to go . . .  adding to his woe.

CYREM  =  MERCY,  TILTE  =  TITLE,  BARETT  =  BATTER,  WUDINN  =  UNWIND   —   Giving us:  MERTLEBATTIND

Clue/Question :  Charging so many things on his credit card was – – –

Credit card

Credit card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DEBTTRIMENTAL

(Definitely not a gimme!  Great pun though.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  It took me a half a minute to get “unwind”.  The answer letter layout was outstanding today.  It made finding the answer just that much harder to get.  The cartoon set things up nicely.  Be well and do good, friends.)   – – –   YUR


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