Archive for March 20th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/20/19

You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.”   —   James Sherman

(Wise man!  He was a Congressman from Utica, NY, who later served as Vice President under William Howard Taft.  The poor guy died in office, at the age of 57.  But, we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/20/19

Visual Description:  “In our Italian restaurant.”

PNYPI  =  NIPPY,  TNOEK  =  TOKEN,  SALYGS  =  GLASSY,  CAPEAL  =  PALACE   —   Giving us:  NPTNASYPAE

Clue/Question:  When the restaurant charged one cent for its noodle dish, customers enjoyed the – – –

Answer:  PENNY PASTA

(“A bottle of white, a bottle of red.  Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead.”  This cannot possibly be a stinky pun, unless you’re one of those freaks who has a problem with garlic . . . the fruit of the gods!  The only thing semi-stinky about this Jumble is in the clue/question.  Noodle dish???  Ugh!  I guess there’s really no other way to describe pasta, unless you go with a very specific pasta.  And, that would probably just confuse the issue.

All of today’s clue words are the comfort food of clue words.  I don’t think anyone struggled too much in solving them.  However, all of the jumbles did come up as new.  The answer letter layout was a tasty jumble.  There was nothing obvious about it.  I think it was a combination of “noodle dish” in the clue/question, and the quotation marks in the answer slots that made solving it a pizza cake!

Cute Italian restaurant cartoon.  I really liked the checkered table cloth, and the glasses of *Dego red*Ay, oh!  Don’t worry folks, my name ends in a vowel, so my paisans made me an honorary Italian!  So, fuhgeddaboudit!  Maybe they’re drinking Corvo.  That’s a nice modestly priced Italian wine.  I was trying to find Robert Iler’s famous line from “The Sopranos”, when Grandma Livia suffers a stroke.  It was something along the lines of *Now, who’s going to make the ffff-ing macaronis?*  The kid was all heart!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Vernal Equinox!   —   YUR

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