Archive for August, 2016



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/16

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Here’s how I’m going to beat you.  I’m going to outwork you.  That’s it.  That’s all there is.”   —   Pat Summitt

(If it were only that simple.  I guess some basketball coaches have a little something in common with most politicians!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/16

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Visual Description:  A boatload of fun.

ATVIL  =  VITAL,  OYARN  =  RAYON,  OBEWLB  =  WOBBLE,  EDDGER  =  DREDGE   —   Giving us:  VTARONWOBDREE

Clue/Question:  When it came to the design of his new yacht, he – – –

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Answer:  WENT OVERBOARD

(Even the seagull is impressed.  Or, at least stunned.  The 1% are going to do what they’re going to do.  It doesn’t matter to them if it’s crass and self-indulgent.  If Jeff wanted to add a little poetic justice, he could have added a great white with his mouth open.  But, then he’d have to change the expression on one of their faces.  LOL.  All of today’s clue words were old favorites, but all of the jumbles came up as new!  The answer letter layout was awesome.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The answer made for a fun pun.  The cartoon is very cool.  You can even see the water-slider and the yacht on the woman’s cellphone/camera!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/25/16

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Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.”   —   Epictetus

(Our first Epictetus quotation since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I guess we all need a backup plan!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/25/16

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Visual Description:  Roadside assistance.

CAKAB  =  ABACK,  NARDB  =  BRAND,  TEEKLT  =  KETTLE,  AJVILO  =  JOVIAL   —   Giving us:  BCBRAKTJIA

Clue/Question:  The bunny had a problem changing the flat.  Thankfully, he could call a – – –

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Answer:  JACK-RABBIT

(Very nice.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  Saw them all instantly.  The answer letter layout was a great jumble.  Funny cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/24/16

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Visual Description:  Military buzz-cuts.

LIDAV  =  VALID,  SLACH  =  CLASH,  GRANDO  =  DRAGON,  COTPEK  =  POCKET   —   Giving us:  ALICADGOPOT

Clue/Question:  The speedy barber was moving – – – 

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Answer:  AT A GOOD CLIP

(Great pun!  Before looking at the answer letters I was thinking AT A NICE CLIP, but that’s just a po-tay-to/po-tah-to thing.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I had to give a little thought to “grando”!  I thought the answer letter layout made for a very cryptic jumble.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some had some difficulty getting the answer.  The cartoon was shear madness.  Truly a cut above.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/24/16

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Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.  Hope is the dream of a waking man.”   —   Pliny the Elder

Image result for pliny the elder(Our first Pliny the Elder, since I’ve been posting these spoilers, and it’s a good one!  I always enjoy quotes about hope!  Great beer too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/23/16

Visual Description:  For better, or for worse?

PEMTT  =  TEMPT,  AUTOQ  =  QUOTA,  CINRIO  =  IRONIC,  CAUVMU  =  VACUUM   —   Giving us:  TTQIIU

Clue/Question:  He complained about his job incessantly.  His wife told him to – – – 

Answer:  QUIT IT

(Not bad.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “pemtt” in the past.  None gave me any trouble though.  The answer letter layout was a nice jumble, but I thought the answer was fairly obvious.  I liked the cartoon.  Sharing a couple of brews, out on the porch . . . with the pooch!  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/16

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”   —   Samuel Smiles

(So, keep the faith, people!  Keep heading towards the light, and everything will be alright.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/22/16

Visual Description:  The big bopper.

SUTGE  =  GUEST,  ALQEU  =  EQUAL,  SOTFRY  =  FROSTY,  GHUATT  =  TAUGHT   —   Giving us:  GEULRSG

Clue/Question:  The boxer who became a baseball player was a – – – 

Answer:  SLUGGER

(Palooka power!  Not bad!  There actually was a new clue word today, in “equal”.  Such a simple word.  But, our good friend, ralis95, will have to add it to his world famous clue word database.  And, it looks like all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  The answer letter layout was swell.  I like our hero’s crooked/broken nose.  Nice touch, Jeff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/22/16

Cabbage:  a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(Now, humor I don’t need any help with!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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