Posts Tagged 'Puzzles'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/16/19

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Singing is a way of escaping.  It’s another world.  I’m no longer on earth.”   —   Edith Piaf

(Hard to believe this is our first quote from Edith Piaf!  She is just so iconic.  This lady was a big deal in the 20th Century.  We welcome her to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/16/19

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Visual Description:  Brokedown Prairie.

MOHOP  =  OOMPH,  MASPW  =  SWAMP,  FENDIE  =  DEFINE,  TRWEET  =  WETTER   —   Giving us:  OOHWADENWTT

Clue/Question:  Their old car had broken down again and they – – –

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Answer:  NEW WHAT TO DO

(Kind of a funny pun.  Not your usual Jumble pun.  They knew they’d be needing a new car, because their old car kept breaking down.  I can see some people not liking this Jumble.

None of the clue words are new today.  Two of the jumbles are, but we’ve seen both “mohop” and “fendie” before.  The answer letter layout was a dandy of an eleven letter jumble.  I don’t think it gave a thing away.

Fine cartoon of a couple with their classic Jumble-mobile, which has clearly seen better days.  Looks like it’s farm country.  And a tow truck is coming to rescue them.  I’d say that today’s Jumble was a moderately tough solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/15/19

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The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”   —   Oprah Winfrey

(Great quote!  Although, I don’t really consider falling from the high wire tumbling.  Tumbling is more like somersaults, or tripping over something.  Me fall down, go boom.  Falling from a high wire can be downright fatal.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 11/15/19

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Visual Description:  En garde encore!

GELLA  =  LEGAL,  NOPLY  =  PYLON,  PEIEDM  =  IMPEDE,  BCFIRA  =  FABRIC   —   Giving us:  EGALONIDFAI

Clue/Question:  The fencer lost to his rival after being – – –

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Answer:  FOILED AGAIN

(What an awesome pun!  It had me going for a number of minutes.  For a time, I thought I might have to put it out there for you guys to solve.  I went on to solve the Cryptoquote, and then came back to this.  I don’t know if this was suggested to the guys, or they came up with it on their own, but I must say that I am impressed.

None of today’s clue words are new, but all of the jumbles do appear to be so.  It took me a couple of looks to see “legal”, but the other three came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was a superb eleven letter jumble.  From my point of view, it gave nothing away.

Fairly simple cartoon of some fencers, at some kind of competition.  No real bonus clues inserted into the drawing.  Just an all-around good Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.  Don’t do like Myles Garrett!)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/14/19

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Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.”   —   Richard Rohr

(Because nature is glorious and awesome!  This is our first quotation from Fr. Richard Rohr to make it to the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  So we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/14/19

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Visual Description:  Episode of “World’s Dirtiest Jobs”?

CUYYK  =  YUCKY,  MIDAT  =  ADMIT,  DOLTED  =  TODDLE,  NAAABN  =  BANANA   —   Giving us:  YUYADITODDANNA

Clue/Question:  The 9-to-5 coal miners worked – – –

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Answer:  DAY IN AND DAY OUT

(I hope this was as automatic for you as it was to me!  It’s a good pun, but not necessarily a stinky pun.  A little grimy maybe.

None of today’s clue words are new.  Ralis954 gets a day off.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “cuyyk” having definitely been used before.  I guess “toddle” could have been tough for some.  It’s not really that common a word these days.  The answer letter layout was an impressive fourteen letter long jumble.  I thought it might be a tough solve until I read the cartoon and the clue/question.  The final answer spaces also made it a quick solve for me.

Fine cartoon of some grimy miners leaving the mine shaft.  Dangerous work, in so many ways.  Not a job that most people want their kids to get into.  But, I guess it paid well enough to raise the miners’ families.  We are finally moving away from coal, to cleaner energy alternatives, but it’s still a going concern.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/13/19

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Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.”   —   Johann Kaspar Lavater

(We had this exact quote same about one and a half months ago.  I’m beginning to wonder if everything is alright with Rebecca Kornbluh.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

https://unclerave.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/cryptoquote-spoiler-09-25-19/

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