Archive for May 1st, 2017

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/01/17

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You should eat a waffle!  You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!”   —   Lauren Myracle

(Google knew I meant Lauren Myracle when I typed in Lauren Gyracle!  Google wasn’t challenged.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/01/17

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Visual Description:  Some folks just don’t like lawyers.

HIYRA  =  HAIRY,  LIGEA  =  AGILE,  NSIDAL  =  ISLAND,  THISCW  =  SWITCH   —   Giving us:  HAIAGILSLNSWIT

Clue/Question:  She wanted him to go with her to an estate planner, and he did it – – –

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Answer:  AGAINST HIS WILL

(A long answer, for a Monday morning.  None of the clue words are new, but all of the jumbles are.  I sailed through them though.  The answer letter layout was a grand jumbler, as our dear friend might say!  I thought the cartoon’s dialog set up the answer very well, so the clue/question came instantly.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/17

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When I tell him he hates flatterers, he says he does, being then the most flattered.”   —   Shakespeare

(Not being a huge Shakespeare buff, it took me a while to see both FLATTERERS and FLATTERED.  Cute quote though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/17

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Visual Description:  One reason why unemployment is so high.

PRULLA  =  PLURAL,  VLTEEV  =  VELVET,  OPYSKO  =  SPOOKY,  UNISEF  =  INFUSE,  GIHREH  =  HIGHER,  CATDEH  =  DETACH   —   Giving us:  PULVEESPONEHHEDET

Clue/Question:  When the innovative mail carrier built his own mail cart, he – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (6-letters)  (3-letters)  (8-letters)

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Answer:  PUSHED THE ENVELOPE

(Overall, I’d say that this one ranks up there with the toughest of Sunday Jumbles, that I have ever come across.  None of the clue words were new, but all six of the jumbles came up as new.  And, I thought that all of them had a certain level of challenge to them.  But especially “prulla”.  But, they were all cake, compared to trying to solve the answer.  The answer letter layout kept me in the dark for quite a few minutes.  I took some time off to do the Cryptoquote, to kind of clear my head.  But, even that didn’t help me all that much.  I knew, from the phrasing of the clue/question, that the first word likely ended in ED, and that the middle word was probably THE, but possibly ONE.  I started by trying SOLVED as the first word, so that eliminated ONE, and reinforced THE.  However, that left me with PUEEPNEH!  Because of the cartoon, its dialog, and the clue/question, I kept thinking that the answer HAD to have either POSTMAN, POSTAGE, or POSTAL in it.  But there wasn’t an A to be found!  And, I couldn’t think of a three word idiom that would use any of those three words anyway.  Also, POSTED took away both the O and the T needed for the middle word.  I think it might have been the supervisor’s comment that finally opened my eyes to the answer.  It just kind of came to me.  ENVELOPE was very nicely hidden, but I felt I really should have seen PUSHED a lot earlier, because the letters were there in perfect order.  They were just a little separated some.  Great cartoon!  Not exactly Rube Goldberg-esque, but it does look like a contraption!  Anyone want to get me started on the unemployment issue?  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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