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Jumble Spoiler – 02/03/12

English: Deep fried peanuts

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Visual Description:  Linus’s big sister, Lucy . . . in a parallel universe.

GRADU  =  GUARD,  LIGYN  =  LYING,  VURSYE  =  SURVEY,  TNEADT  =  ATTEND   —   Giving us:  ADINSTT

Clue/Question:  When no none showed up to buy her lemonade, she couldn’t . . .

Answer:  STAND IT

(I think that was a popular Peanuts lament.  “I can’t stand it!”  Very cute!  That Lucy can be quite the little crab.  OK, let’s face it.  She’s a bitch.  There, I said it.  No biggie.  You know I’m right on this.  I didn’t have to back into any of the clue words, today.  Although, I did have to give “attend” a look or two.  It looks like ralis95 will be adding “survey” to the clue word database.  No problem with the answer letter layout.  No giveaways.  Unless you’re unfamiliar with the Peanuts characters, I don’t think any of you should have had any trouble getting today’s answer.  Be well and be good, friends.  Don’t let Lucy hold the snap for your field goal attempts.  If you do, you’ll be sorry!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/02/12

 

English: Caricature of Irish playwright and No...

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Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”   —   George Bernard Shaw

(Funny . . . ha ha, or funny . . . strange?  Both!  Life is more than a little strange – anyway you slice it – and it’s hilarious, all at the same time.  You don’t want to disparage a mourner’s grief, but laughing at a wake, or funeral, is a natural and healthy thing.  It helps in reaffirming life.  Even though this inspirational advice sounds corny and trite:  Don’t be sad because it’s over, be happy that it happened!  it’s still a sound way to look at life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Groundhog Day Jumble Spoiler – 2012

English: A media event! Andie MacDowell with N...

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Visual Description:  The expected outcome from a totally ridiculous *tradition*.  (But, it was the backdrop for one of my all-time favorite movies!)

BOMOL  =  BLOOM,  CATHW  =  WATCH,  FUSYTF  =  STUFFY,  DMAYID  =  MIDDAY   —   Giving us: BOOWHSTUDDA

Clue/Question:  The groundhog made his prediction without a . . .

Answer:  SHADOW OF A DOUBT

Tip Top Cafe - now Tip Top Bistro

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(It’s a good thing – for me, at least – that this answer was so predictable!  Otherwise, it would have been very hard for me to back into “midday”!  Technically, not a compound word, but . . .  What the heck kind of word is it, anyway?  It’s an accepted word that was probably initially hyphenated, but then became part of the vernacular without the hyphen.  That’s my guess.  I just don’t know what to call it.  Anyhoo, it was the only word I struggled with, today.  Surprisingly, both “watch” and “stuffy” are new additions to the ralis95 clue word database!  Fantastic answer letter layout, again.  Great cartoon!  Anybody have one of those alarm clocks that let you choose the music you wake to?  Waking up to the same song every day . . . I guess that would be about the closest thing to having the Groundhog Day experience.  Brilliant concept movie!  Maybe Bill Murray is a god!  Well, not The God, but . . .  Be well and do good . . . over and over again, my friends.)   —   YUR

PS. Travel to beautiful Punxsutawney, PA!  Visit the famous Tip Top Cafe!      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/01/12

English: as , from the James Bond movie Dr. No...

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I take care of my flowers and my cats.  And enjoy food.  And that’s living.”   —   Ursula Andress

(She certainly was a hottie in her day!  She’ll always be known by 007 fans as Honey Ryder, in the first Bond movie, Dr. No.  It sounds like she’s mostly enjoying the slower pace of life nowadays.  Good for her!  Be well and do good, friends.  Feel free to click on the Stumbleupon, and other Share things, below the advertisement.  That I can encourage/direct you to click on!)   —   YUR

Jumbler Spoiler – 02/01/12

bad luckVisual Description:  The melancholy Dane . . . in severe pain . . . once again!

PTEMY  =  EMPTY,  CLUGH  =  GULCH,  CIKOEO  =  COOKIE,  SYPRAT  =  PASTRY   —   Giving us:  EMTHCIASR

Clue/Question:  When the actor broke his leg on-stage, they had to . . .

Answer:  RECAST HIM

(Hey, I like it.  A little heavy on the stereotyping.   The director, dressed in black, a beret AND a goatee!  The ham . . . er actor, staying in character . . . and overly emoting!  But, the actress’ comment is a little misleading.  It’s a theater tradition – based on a little superstition – to encourage each other by saying “break a leg”.  It’s a counter-intuitive way to wish your fellow actor “good luck”, without uttering those forbidden words.  For theater people, saying “good luck” is bad luck!  Dancers – at least ballet dancers – hold the same superstition, but they wish each other “merde“.  All the dance terms in ballet are French words, so wishing each other “merde” – French for “shit” – is their counter-intuitive way of saying “good luck”, without them uttering the forbidden words.  She should have said:  I told him “good luck.”  THAT would have caused him “to suffer the  slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” that befell him!  And, you guys thought that your Unclerave only knows the Jumble and Cryptoquote!  Eh?!?!  So, I’m a bit of a know-it-all.  So, sue me!  LOL!  Huh?  What do opera people say to each other?  Beats the “merde” out of me!  I’ve never performed in an opera before.  No new words again, today.  Great jumbling of the clue words, though.  And, the answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  I just hope that I don’t ever get “recast”.  Once was enough for this guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  You Monty Python fans might enjoy clicking on the underlined and highlighted “merde”, up above!     YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/31/12

Happy Children Playing Kids

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All children are essentially criminal.”   —   Denis Diderot

(No.  He’s not one of those “original sin” nuts!  Cha-ching!  This is just a little of his tongue-in-cheek humor.  There are loads of clever quips on children out there.  Most of them were made by parents!  Be well, do good . . . and, “Beat your child once a day. If you don’t know why, the child does.” Chinese proverb  Well-ll, “beat” might be a little strong!  Just let them know you’re on to them!  Remember the bumper sticker:  Kids . . . You can’t Beat ‘Em!)   —   YUR


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