Archive for November 3rd, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/29/18

I always had the ability to say no.  That’s how I called my own shots.”   —   Sidney Poitier

(Our very first Sidney Poitier quote!  It’s about time!  He’s a ground-breaking actor.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/30/18

Visual Description:  The original James Bond.

SYEZT  =  ZESTY,  ROSYR  =  SORRY,  QKWUSA  =  SQUAWK,  SARPOT  =  PASTOR   —   Giving us:  ESYSYSAPA

Clue/Question:  For James Bond, stealing plans for the secret weapon was – – –

Answer:  EASY AS SPY

(Now, this was a good pun!  And a great Jumble . . . all around!

Old favorite clue words.  Three new jumbles, but we’ve seen “rosyr” before.  The answer letter layout gave me EASY AS.  The YSP gave me SPY.

Fantastic cartoon!  Great Sean Connery, Dr. No, and Odd Job.  I’m never sure if the guy opposite of James is M, or Q?  I have no idea who the woman in the corner is!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/29/18

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”   —   Franklin D. Roosevelt

(You might say that a pithier version of this quote was Barack Obama’s:  “Yes, we can!”  But, seeing this day’s quote author gives me a great idea for a good Before and After “Wheel of Fortune” puzzle.  And, this posting finally brings me up to date!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/18

Visual Description:  Clutzy clock makers?

TIWYT  =  WITTY,  TCEHF  =  FETCH,  SWOYLL  =  SLOWLY,  MRAHEM  =  HAMMER   —   Giving us:  ITFETSOWAME

Clue/Question:  When all the clocks were found to be defective, it was a – – –

 

Answer:  WASTE OF TIME

(Boy, I’ll say.  Not particularly “witty”.  A little far-“fetch”ed that anyone would make a clock with sixty-five minutes to an hour.  Getting the answer came anything but “slowly”.  The trash can and the recycle statement really “hammer”ed this one home!  LOL!

No new clue words on this day.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “tiwyt” having been used some time before.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble.  By itself, it might have made the answer a little tougher to get.

A fine goofy cartoon though.  I’m sure it would be lost on the reduced size Jumbles, but it looks like all the clocks show 26:00.  I guess if you added 5 minutes to every hour you’d end up with two additional hours to the day.  This might be a good Jumble to teach young children math, and time.  That Alie Ward is a saucy little redhead!  Re: the top pic.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/28/18

Stay humble.  Always answer the phone, no matter who else is in the car.”   —   Jack Lemmon

(I think this quip must be circa 1989, or so!  Car phones used to be rare, but now just about everybody carries a cell phone.  And, most newer cars come with a blue-tooth feature, that allow for hands free usage.  But still.  I miss Jack.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/28/18

Visual Description:  High drama at the circus.

TQAEEU  =  EQUATE,  POYRTH  =  TROPHY,  GLEYCR  =  CLERGY,  MEAABO  =  AMOEBA,  EUSKNN  =  SUNKEN,  NRIEDH  =  HINDER   —   Giving us:  EUETHCLGABANNHIN

Clue/Question:  After a string of bad performances, the trapeze artist’s future – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters) (2-letters) (3-letters) (7-letters)

Answer:  HUNG IN THE BALANCE

(Wonderful pun!  A nice play on a phrase, and a good visual pun.  Hang in there, buddy!  Get that timing down.  And, no sweaty palms!

All of the clue words have been used at least once before.  Five out of the six jumbles appear to be new, with only “gleycr” having definitely been used some time ago.  The jumble for “trophy” probably gave me the most trouble.  The answer letter layout was an impressive 16-letter jumble.  I thought it did an admirable job of disguising the final solution.

Great circus cartoon.  And, “politically correct” too!  No animals, just human performers.  I miss the animals!  The ring master and tightrope walker look very grumpy.  Not exactly supportive.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/03/18

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm.”   —   Sam Levenson

(I guess this was Sam’s way of telling folks NOT to call him for help moving into that new house/apartment!  Just kidding, folks.  Self-reliance is a good thing, but everyone should realize that no one can do it all on their own.  Remember John Lennon, via Ringo:  “I get by with a little help from my friends.”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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