Archive for May 29th, 2016

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/16

Portrait of Evelyn Waugh

Portrait of Evelyn Waugh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If politicians and scientists were lazier, how much happier we should all be.”   —   Evelyn Waugh

(I get the politician part, but not the scientist!  Must be a Republican thing!  Surprisingly, this is our first Waugh quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/16

English: Pit crews have to work together effic...

English: Pit crews have to work together efficiently in order to repair heat winning cars so they can return to compete in the feature event. Most derbies require that the same car qualifying in the heat must be used in the feature. Occasionally, some derbies allow heat winners to use a fresh car in the feature.(Photograph by Bill Lowenburg) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Pit crew compatriots.

MIFRON  =  INFORM,  LOWLOH  =  HOLLOW,  MARTEP  =  TAMPER,  GEUNHO  =  ENOUGH,  LETHEM  =  HELMET,  THWICS  =  SWITCH   —   Giving us:  INRHOWTMEENOELESWI

Clue/Question:  He hadn’t won the Indy 6500 yet, but the – – –

Pre-Answer:  4 Words  (6-letters) (4-letters) (2-letters) (6-letters)

Emerson Fittipaldi dominated the 1994 Indianap...

Emerson Fittipaldi dominated the 1994 Indianapolis 500 until his crash on lap 185 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WHEELS WERE IN MOTION

English: Mexican Duff beer, purchased in Switz...

English: Mexican Duff beer, purchased in Switzerland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Wow!  An 18-letter answer!  And, it had me stumped for a while.  There were no new clue words, but five of the jumbles are new.  They have used “lethem” before.  I thought the jumbles for “inform” and “enough” and “tamper” were very creative.  But, the best jumble was the answer letter layout!  I didn’t see the word WHEELS for the longest time.  For a while, I thought the second word was either TIME or SHOW.  And, I also thought the third word was either IS or TO.  I left it for a while, and when I came back the word WHEELS just hit me, then WERE, and then the pun finally fell into place!  Very cool cartoon.  I don’t follow racing, so I don’t know who Jeff’s driver is.  Or, how a Duff Beer blimp comes into play.  But overall, I thought this was a very challenging and entertaining Jumble.  How ’bout you guys???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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