Posts Tagged 'Language'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/29/08

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for the big one to come along.”   —   Hugh Allen

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/08

NESOO = NOOSE, PHEHE = SHEEP, TRIEHD = DITHER, TUVIRE = VIRTUE   —   Giving us:  NSSEIHEIR

Visual Description:  Sarge yelling at unkempt resting recruit.

Clue/Question:  What the sarge said to the sleeping recruit.

Answer:  RISE AND SHINE

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/08

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”   —   David Brinkley

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/08

POREA = OPERA, NAJOB = BANJO, BRATIL = TRIBAL, WABUSY = SUBWAY   —   Giving us:  EABARBLSW

Visual Description:  Baseball game melee.

Clue/Question:  When the players began fighting, the game turned into . . .

Answer:  BASE BRAWL

(Easy words . . . but, I seem to have a mental block when it comes to “opera”.)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/27/08

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.”   —   William Channing

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/08

FARIE = AFIRE, TYDIT = DITTY, SULUFE = USEFUL, ARPITE = PIRATE   —   Giving us:  IRDTEFLPI

Visual Description:  A tenderfoot stumbling behind his scoutmaster.

Clue/Question:  What the scout experienced when he hiked through the woods.

Answer:  A FIELD TRIP

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/08

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.”   —   Andre Maurois

(Tough & Clever) Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/08

GEREM = MERGE, TUNYT = NUTTY, GISMOE = EGOISM, MAJEST = JETSAM   —   Giving us:  RGUTGOSJES

Visual Description:  Admiring couple, gazing out at the Grand Canyon.

Clue/Question:  How the couple described the Grand Canyon.

Answer:  JUST GORGES

(I’m sure some of you had some trouble coming up with “jetsam”, but I had much more trouble coming up with “egoism”.  And, I said clever – in the title – because I just LOVE puns!)   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/25/08

Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong.  Sometimes it’s letting go.      Sylvia Robinson

(Very appropriate for all the parents who are taking their freshman children off to college/university.)   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/25/08

RINPT = PRINT, VANKE = KNAVE, STRAIG = GRATIS, SATHAG = AGHAST   —   Giving us:  INTAVERISGHS

Visual Description:  A young family admiring the dream house they just bought.

Clue/Question:  What the couple went through buying the right house.

Answer:  THEIR SAVINGS

(“GRATIS” gave your uncle the most trouble.  “PRINT” jumped right off the page.  And, “KNAVE” and “AGHAST” came nearly as easy.  Your uncle has been called a “KNAVE” by a few people, and he’s always been mildly amused by the word “AGHAST”.)   YUR


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