Archive for December 11th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/11/18

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.”   —   Salvador Dali

(I guess maybe ol’ Sal considered all of his critics to be jealous of his work!  Is it just me, or is Rebecca on a bit of a jealousy jag lately?  The key to today’s success was fairly obvious.  Coming up with “thermometer” was fun though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/18

Visual Description:  The fast-idious water skier.

TAWEH  =  WHEAT,  ECONU  =  OUNCE,  FLAMEE  =  FEMALE,  TEPIMR  =  PERMIT   —   Giving us:  WHTONLEEIT

Clue/Question:  The skier gave exact instructions and expected the speedboat driver to – – –

Answer:  TOW THE LINE

(Shouldn’t this one have had quotation marks around the spaces for TOW?  The actual idiom is TOE THE LINE, so you’d think that the change in spelling – aka the pun – would warrant quote marks.  Did anybody’s paper, or maybe an online version, carry it with the quote marks?  Maybe my paper goofed?!  Regardless, it’s a good stinky pun!

They spared us any new clue words today, as they are all old reliables.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, as we’ve definitely seen both “taweh” and “flamee” sometime in the past.  They all came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout was an admirable jumble.  Nicely cryptic.

Great lake scene, water skiing cartoon.  I think Jeff hid a few little fishies in the water, in front of her skis.  And, of course the tow rope is very prominent in the drawing.  It also looks like the name of the boat might be “Jumble”.  My two experiences with water skiing did not go so well.  The first time I – somehow – sliced open my big toe.  Bled like a pig!  And the second time, which lasted a fairly long time, resulted in a kind of a spread eagle wipe out, that made me walk funny for a few days!  Hurts just remembering it.  Not tough today, but still fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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