Archive for April 7th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/07/16

Philip Pullman signing a copy of Lyra's Oxford...

Philip Pullman signing a copy of Lyra’s Oxford for a reader, Margaret Maitland, at the Oxford Literary Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young.  And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.”   —   Philip Pullman

(Ain’t it the truth though?  Those whippersnappers!  They’ll get theirs . . . some day.  This is the first Philip Pullman quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 04/07/16

English: A doctor examines a female patient.

English: A doctor examines a female patient. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A visit with Dr. Vinnie Boombatz.

TEPYT  =  PETTY,  VOEEK  =  EVOKE,  MOSCUT  =  CUSTOM,  NIDTAY  =  DAINTY   —   Giving us:  PTTOEUTAIN

Clue/Question:  After being so rude to the doctor, he was about to become an – – –

English: Screenshot of Walter Matthau and Barb...

English: Screenshot of Walter Matthau and Barbra Streisand from the trailer for the film en:Hello, Dolly! (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OUTPATIENT

Screenshot of Walter Matthau from the film Charade

Screenshot of Walter Matthau from the film Charade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Because he was impatient???  From my point of view, the doctor is the rude one.  It might be a funny bit when the patient tells the doctor:  “It hurts when I do this.”  And the doctor replies:  “Then don’t do that.”  Many thanks to Henny Youngman.  But, when you have a conditional pain, you want a medical diagnosis, and some kind of recommendation.  Muscle relaxants, pain medication, physical therapy/exercises, or – God forbid – surgery.  Not some cantankerous bull dookie.  And, I got a feeling there might be some complaints about today’s answer, just like yesterday’s.

There were no new clue words today.  No, they were all tried and true clue words.  But, all of the jumbles came up as new.  I didn’t have a problem with any of them though.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble, although you can kind of see the word OUT in it.  Switching the order of the clue words could’ve avoided this.  The doctor looks a little like Walter Matthau.  I definitely think our patient can do better.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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