Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/14/18

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A pool player in a tuxedo is like whipped cream on a hot dog.”   —   Minnesota Fats

(This one took me some time to get started.  I knew the second word couldn’t be GOOD, FOOD, BOOK or LOOK, because of the third word.  I was going with FOOL for a while, but couldn’t think of a FOOL FLA_ _ _.  Plus, the author’s name was kind of puzzling for a long while.  It’s a great quote though!  Made me laugh.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/18

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Visual Description:  Aroma ambush.

FCEETF  =  EFFECT,  RSMOYT  =  STORMY,  FONRUF  =  RUNOFF,  VARSIO  =  SAVIOR,  NGLOBE  =  BELONG,  WOSNID  =  DISOWN   —   Giving us:  ECTSTRNFAORENDN

Clue/Question:  He’d gotten a job in the men’s cologne section and was now – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (3-letters)  “(7-letters)”

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Answer:  FRONT AND SCENTER

(Beautiful pun!  Stinky in so many ways!  With the advent of modern, good hygiene it’s hard to understand why – otherwise rational – people would want to immerse themselves in perfumes and colognes.  I think part of it is tradition/conditioning, and the other is effective marketing.  They tell us these scents are so alluring, and they will make us more desirable.  And, we buy into it, hook, line . . . and stinker!  Too many of them are either over flowery, or they smell like bug spray, to me.  And, some people don’t seem to understand what constitutes enough, and what is too friggin’ much.  Soap, powder, and deodorant – daily – is all anybody really needs.  And, I know some people who don’t even need deodorant.  I go for the trifecta though.  People who spray others, without permission, should be charged with assault with a toxic substance.

All of Sunday’s clue words are old favorites, but all of their jumbles appear to be new.  Hey there, ralis95!  Just an FYI.  The word “runoff” comes up under the F’s, as the Alpha Equivalent of the Word “ffnoru”.  A mild snafu.  The answer letter layout was a nice 15-letter jumble.  Nothing about it was obvious. 

Nice department store cartoon.  Pretty soon we’ll have to explain to the kids what these were.  Amazon.com, and other online shopping venues, are killing the department stores.  Interesting times we live in.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/16/18

Some people have nothing to say, but you have to listen a long time to find out.”   —   Anonymous

(Yep.  Some people just seem to have diarrhea of the mouth.  They’re enamored with the sound of their own voice, and they seem to think that they’re so interesting.  Yeesh.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/16/18

Visual Description:  Jumbling jumbos?

GABYG  =  BAGGY,  DEMMO  =  MODEM,  VRALGE  =  GRAVEL,  SOCARS  =  ACROSS   —   Giving us:  BAGDEMGRELCSS

Clue/Question:  After being crowned “Jumble Champion” he preferred his – – –

Answer:  EGGS SCRAMBLED

(Wow!  I hear this guy, Paul, is so good at the Jumble that . . . he can un-scramble his eggs!  LOL!  Now that would be a neat trick.  This was not a traditional, stinky pun today.  But, it worked.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  We’ve seen the jumble “demmo” before, but the other three seem to be new.  It took me a few looks before I picked up on “across”.  But, why is it ACCREDIT, ACCRETE and ACCRUE, but not ACCROSS?  They all have the short A sound.  Was the word ACROSS originally pronounced with a hard A as A-CROSS, or something?  Just one more example of why people say English is a very difficult language, I guess.

Cute diner scene cartoon.  I have no idea who the two gentlemen are.  Maybe David, or Jeff, will enlighten us.  I do like the diner’s name though.  “The Pun Always Rises”!  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/15/18

Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.”   —   Helen Keller

(This woman certainly knew about trial and suffering!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/18

Visual Description:  Affirmative action?

NUPER  =  PRUNE,  LEFTE  =  FLEET,  KBEERU  =  REBUKE,  TOCXIE  =  EXOTIC   —   Giving us:  UNFEROT

Clue/Question:  When she asked her son if he’d learned any even numbers, he said – – –

Answer:  TENFOUR

( . . . good buddy!  This pun wasn’t automatic for me.  At first, I was seeing FOR-TUNE.  But, that didn’t make any sense, with the clue/question and the cartoon’s dialog.

There are no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve seen both “lefte” and “tocxie” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic jumble.

Nice domestic cartoon.  Nothing in it gave the answer away.  No bonus clues.  The kid’s hat looks a little like a trucker’s hat, but not that much.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/12/18

Visual Description:  Off the lanky rack.

CNUHH  =  HUNCH,  ARRDA  =  RADAR,  GLIYUT  =  GUILTY,  BONKER  =  BROKEN   —   Giving us:  UNADAGLYBRE

Clue/Question:  The “Big and Tall” store was doing well – – –

Answer:  BUY AND LARGE

(Good readable pun.  A homophonic pun.  I think we had a BYE pun Jumble fairly recently.  Right?

Supposedly “radar” is a new clue word.  I did not see it on the most recent version of the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  The jumble “bonker” has been used sometime before.  The answer letter layout was a splendid jumble.  It disguised the answer very well.

The cartoon does a nice job showing a big and tall men’s clothing shop.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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