Archive for February 11th, 2017

Jumble Spoiler – 02/11/17

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Visual Description:  Amateur oenophile getting on her nerves.

YTEPT  =  PETTY,  SOKKI  =  KIOSK,  UNMEHA  =  HUMANE,  RICCSU  =  CIRCUS   —   Giving us:  PTTKIOUANIRC

Clue/Question:  He wouldn’t stop complaining about the wine, so his wife wanted him to – – – 

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Answer:  PUT A CORK IN IT

(Swonderful pun!  It has a nice nose to it.  Really vintage stuff, guys!  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I was able to see them all instantly though.  The answer letter layout was alright.  It might have been a little more cryptic if the clue words had been flipped.  But, due to the great expression on the wife’s face, and the theme of the cartoon/puzzle, I had no problem coming up with one of my favorite expressions.  I love both “Put a cork in it” and “Put a sock in it”.  Very fun today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/11/17

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When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible.  But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.”   —   Marilyn Vos Savant

(Even the so-called pros fall prey to spelling errors.  In today’s USA Today there’s a story by Oren Dorell, on Trump’s attempt at repairing hurt feelings with China.  In it he wrote “. . . the U.S. will face the prospect of real disaster in the not-to-distant future.”  #1.  I don’t think the hyphens were necessary.  #2.  It’s the wrong spelling of “too”!  I’m far from being perfect, but it would be nice if newspapers still had proof readers.  Spell-check just doesn’t catch this kind of stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


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