Archive for October 18th, 2018

(Belated Bonus) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/13/18

Opportunities don’t happen.  You create them.”   —   Chris Grosser

(Not sure who this guy/gal is.  There seems to be a successful photographer with this name, but I’d just be guessing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated Bonus) Jumble Spoiler – 10/13/18

Visual Description:  The toughest sport.

YAKKA  =  KAYAK,  SAHST  =  STASH,  RACESC  =  SCARCE,  IGRUTA  =  GUITAR   —   Giving us:  KAKSTHSACEITA

Clue/Question:  The hockey game had more penalties than you could – – –

Answer:  SHAKE A STICK AT

(Great stinky pun Jumbles rely on great idioms.  But “more than you could shake a stick at” is one of the more bizarre old expressions.  Where the heck did that ever come from?  English is full of crazy expressions, that we continue to use, but really don’t understand.

Old favorite clue words again.  Plus, “yakka” is a jumble that they’ve used before.  The other three are coming up as new though.  I really liked the jumbles for “guitar” and “scarce”.  Well done, Hoyt.  The answer letter layout was a nice, non-obvious jumble.

It looks like Jeff really wanted to make sure that we got the gag.  The roughneck hockey player is literally shaking his stick.  LOL!  My delivery person missed my house on Saturday.  And, when I called the newspaper to complain, the automated “service” gave me the option of  getting it along with Sunday’s paper, or credit for the missing paper.  Knowing I was going out of town for a few days, I chose credit.  When I got back home on Monday evening I was surprised to see the Saturday paper!  I guess we shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/18/18

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Kind of an industrious sounding quote, coming from a guy who sort of dropped out and espoused simple living.  Yes, Roy.  We are seeing a good amount of “success” quotes lately.  Any cryptogram for “success” is pretty easy to spot, and makes the solving go so much faster.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/18/18

Visual Description:  Delivering his resignation.

CNAKR  =  CRANK,  SOIRV  =  VISOR,  CTEEIX  =  EXCITE,  DOLMUE  =  MODULE   —   Giving us:  CRNVISETEODE

Clue/Question:  The tennis pro quit his job at the club when he – – –

Answer:  SERVED NOTICE

(I think the guys have changed the Jumble from getting progressively harder throughout the week, to a more random kinda thing.  I found today’s to be much easier than yesterday’s.  But, it’s a good stinky pun.

All old favorite clue words again today.  But, all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  I saw them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a splendid jumble though.  Nothing obvious about it.

Nice tennis club cartoon.  I liked the letter of resignation being delivered on a tennis racket.  This Milos reminds me of the stinky tennis pro in that episode of “Seinfeld” . . . way back when.  I haven’t thought of it in years.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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