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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/22/14

 

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because t...

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -G.K. Chesterton (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”   —   G. K. Chesterton

 

truth

truth (Photo credit: Erick-Pardus)

(What does this blog say about this blogger?  Usually the Cryptoquote gives me more trouble than the Jumble.  But today, I couldn’t solve the Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/04/14

The Optometrist

The Optometrist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Vision center browsing session.

SALFH  =  FLASH,  DENEY  =  NEEDY,  TOERAT  =  ROTATE,  RABNER  =  BARREN   —   Giving us:  FSEEYROEBE

Clue/Question:  The selection of the new glasses was right – – –

Vintage eyeglasses

Vintage eyeglasses (Photo credit: fotosfera)

Answer:  BEFORE HER EYES

(Wow!  I didn’t see that coming.  Actually, I did.  As I’m sure most of you did too.  You probably had more difficulty in unscrambling some of the clue words, than getting the answer.  None were new, but they were all jumbled well.  The answer letter layout was done well too.  It didn’t give anything away.  The cartoon tells the story, and the clue/question leads to a very familiar phrase.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/03/14

Clown.

Clown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Tears of a Clown.

NUROD  =  ROUND,  BUGRY  =  RUGBY,  CHOSOM  =  SMOOCH,  HERTOB  =  BOTHER   —   Giving us:  RUUSMHE

Clue/Question:  The clown wasn’t laughing after he broke his – – –

Cast of Clown II - "The Boxer"

Cast of Clown II – “The Boxer” (Photo credit: Sidious Sid)

Answer:  HUMERUS

 

Left humerus. Anterior view. Español: Caras an...

Left humerus. Anterior view. Español: Caras anteriores del húmero izquierdo Svenska: Vänster överarmsben sett framifrån. Illustration: Gray’s Anatomi, 1918. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Nothing funny about broken bones!  Better it an arm than a leg though, I guess.  With a broken arm you don’t lose any mobility, at least.  No new clue words today, but the usual great jumbling.  The answer letter layout was very good too.  I trust that most of you have a decent working knowledge of human anatomy!  The cartoon was fun.  Some folk are totally freaked out by clowns.  The fear usually starts in childhood, and then lasts through their adult lives.  I guess there is a kind of creepy aspect to clowns.  They are very unnatural looking.  But, that never bothered me.  I always liked Emmett Kelly Jr.‘s bit with the broom and the spotlight.  Very clever.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Emmett Kelly, Jr. at the New York World's Fair...

Emmett Kelly, Jr. at the New York World’s Fair, 1964 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/20/13

English: The tomb of Saadi (Aramgah-e-saadi) i...

English: The tomb of Saadi (Aramgah-e-saadi) in Shiraz, Iran Deutsch: Das Grab von Saadi (Aramgah-e-saadi) in Schiraz, Iran Français : Le mausolée de Saadi (Aramgah-e-saadi) à Chiraz Chiraz, Iran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.”   —   Saadi

(. . . or Hail Marys, or any dogmatic activities.  They don’t want you to know that your individual actions can result in so much good.  Gotta toe that line, pilgrims!  Be well and do good.  You can do it folks . . . all by your individual selves.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/27/13

 

English: Bust of Marcel Proust in Celebrity Al...

English: Bust of Marcel Proust in Celebrity Alley in Kielce (Poland) Polski: Popiersie Marcela Prousta w Alei Sław w Kielcach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossoms.”   —   Marcel Proust

(All I can think of is Chance the gardener, from Being There.  That movie made me happy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YURsouls

Jumble Spoiler – 11/26/13

Gambling

Gambling (Photo credit: sincerelyhiten)

Visual Description:  A ritzy alpine gambling den.

TILIM  =  LIMIT,  SUQAH  =  QUASH,  GEHGAL  =  HAGGLE,  PYMSIK  =  SKIMPY   —   Giving us:  ITASHHGESK

Clue/Question:  The mountaintop casino featured – – –

Pair of Dice

Pair of Dice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HIGH STAKES

(Not a bad pun!  I’m not in favor of the proliferation of these gambling establishments.  I think, in the long run especially, it – gambling – is much more damaging than the other two traditional societal taboos:  drugs and prostitution.   It’s every bit as – if not moreso – addictive, and it can destroy both the individual and entire families.  I also see it as part of the increasing transferal of wealth, that has been taking place over the last 30 odd years.  Lots and lots of individuals lose more and more money, while these corporate entities get richer and richer.  Their lobbyists push for it, so the politician$ get behind it, under the pretense of job creation and revenue that will “help fund education.”  Most of the jobs are of the low-paying, highly transient variety, and the education angle was already played when states started to promote the Lottery.  The lotteries are bigger than ever, but how is the state of education in this country?  Hardly commensurate, my friends.  If it were would we be dragging up this same haggard gambit?  Expanded casino gambling was recently passed in New York state because the only thing the people heard were all the positive praises . . . paid for by the gambling industry.  Just the pros.  No commercials from the cons.  Will we ever learn?

Great clue word jumbling and answer letter layout.  Swell cartoon, too.  Be well and do good, friends.  Remember friends, the house always wins!)   —   YUR


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