Archive for June 28th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/28/18

Forget your perfect offering; there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”   —   Leonard Cohen

(The great Leonard Cohen . . . has finally arrived at the Cryptoquote!  I haven’t seen any of his quotes since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I know the man is an icon, but when I was first introduced to him I had to ask:  Did he always sing as though he had just been gargling with razor blades?  I surmised that he was better known for his compositions, than his vocalizations.  The craggy voice did lend a certain urgency and poignancy to his songs, but I prefer some of the cover versions of his work.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/18

Visual Description:  Haughty cuisine?


Clue/Question:  The new bistro was the most elegant in town, and diners – – –


(Oooh . . . fancy!  Very chichi, indeedy.  It’s hard to call this one a stinky pun.  But, it’s a pun nonetheless.  Yer uncle has very little use for these kind of restaurants.  These places are more about the presentation, or “the plating”, which to me is NOT worth paying extra for.  And, usually the portions are a little lacking.  Granted, some restaurants’ portions are a little too big.  But, at least that gives you the discretion to eat what you can, and bring home the rest for later . . . or for the dog.  I don’t relish the idea of eating something pretty – and pricey – and going home hungry.  But, to each their own.

All old favorite clue words today.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “civeo” having definitely been used sometime before.  The word “knotty” spells out in alphabetical order.  And, I had to skip “ttoec” and come back to it, before I saw “octet”.  Most excellent answer letter layout!  Very cryptic, and nothing obvious about it.  I think today’s answer might have been more challenging than yesterday’s.  Although, based on the number of queries on my Stats page, it looks like a good number of you struggled to get “DIFFER-RENTS”.

Today’s cartoon is great!  The snooty looking waiter, carrying a steamed lobster on a tray.  The little candelabra on the back table.  The origami swan napkins on the front table.  I think it’s just a coincidence that the one woman looks like Mrs. Garrett, from “The Facts of Life” – Ya know, Charlotte Rae is still hanging in there at 92 – because her dining partner is a little nondescript, TV-wise.  BUT, the two gentlemen, at the back table, are most definitely Niles and Frazier Crane!  THEY are probably the main thing that screams FANCY in this cartoon.  I really loved that show, “Frazier”.  Great writing, and great characters.  So sad about John Mahoney.  Fine actor.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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