Archive for May 18th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/18/16

Men grow to the stature to which they are stretched when they are young.”   —   Antony Jay

(Our first Antony Jay quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I was not familiar with the man, so I had to Google Antony:  Bay, Fay, and Kay before I hit upon Jay.  Lay, Pay and Vay were other possibilities, but I pretty much ruled out Qay, Xay and Zay, right off the bat.  If I’d been in a big rush I might’ve attributed the quote to the soccer player, Antony Kay!  Mr. Jay is British, so it would be easy to make an unseemly, stereotypical remark about the quote, but I won’t go there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/18/16

English: "The Judas Kiss", (Mark 14:...

English: “The Judas Kiss”, (Mark 14:45) by Gustave Doré. Judas kisses Jesus in order to betray him to the guards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Making up for bad genetics.

LOVAC  =  VOCAL,  RUFIT  =  FRUIT,  XOESPE  =  EXPOSE,  BRYATE  =  BETRAY   —   Giving us:  OCLFRUESEBRAY

Clue/Question:  What she told her husband before handing him the orthodontist’s bill.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BRACE YOURSELF

(This one threw me for a few seconds!  There were no new clue words today, but every single jumble came up as new.  I wasn’t seeing “betray”, and without the “BRAY” I wasn’t seeing the answer in the answer letter layout, so I couldn’t back into “betray”.  I thought I was going to have to try out a slew of letter combinations, so I went to the reading room . . . to concentrate.  Even before picking up the paper again I just saw the word BETRAY in my head.  Sometimes you just have to look away for the tougher ones to come to you!  The answer letter layout was a work of art though!  Nice domestic, sitcom-ish cartoon.  Oral health is extremely important, but I think they push orthodontics a little too hard in this country.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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