Archive for March 16th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/16/16

English: Edmund Wilson - Gelatin silver print

English: Edmund Wilson – Gelatin silver print (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.”   —   Edmund Wilson

(It’s kind of hard to travel, or afford any luxuries, on adequate!  Our first Edmund Wilson quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 03/16/16

Royal straight flush of hearts.

Royal straight flush of hearts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Da boys poker night.

BIROT  =  ORBIT,  CLIKF  =  FLICK,  BRETOH  =  BOTHER,  NIFGIO  =  ORIGIN   —   Giving us:  ORBFKOEROG

Clue/Question:  He lost all his money playing poker after he decided to – – –

English: Ace of spades. Nederlands: Schoppen aas.

English: Ace of spades. Nederlands: Schoppen aas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GO FOR BROKE

(Well.  I guess he succeeded . . . in a way.  I guess today’s answer is not really a pun, considering it is a gambling phrase, that pretty much means what it says.  It’s do or die, win or lose.  But, I guess it’s usually when you think you have a sure thing, and this guy didn’t.  If only his Jack had been a Queen, then he would’ve won, because he would also have had a straight flush, that would have been higher than the other guy’s Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five.  Live and learn!  It’s one of many reasons why I don’t really gamble.

There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen  both “birot” and “clikf” before.  The answer letter layout made the solving the Jumble a decent challenge.  Nothing obvious there at all.  The cartoon was great.  Full of Jeff’s usual detail.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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