Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/24/16

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Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”   —   Stanley Horowitz

(Dead?  Alive?  I could find no real bio on the guy, except that it looks like he came from an Australian publishing family.  Wikipedia drops the second O in his name.  If he is still alive it looks like he’d be 95 or 96 years old.  It’s a great quote though.  Someone in his family should put out a bio on him!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/24/16

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Visual Description:  Classic re-run . . . on a bun.

ARRLU  =  RURAL,  YONAN  =  ANNOY,  LERYME  =  MERELY,  MMOOCN  =  COMMON   —   Giving us:  RLANLOO

Clue/Question:  After putting sesame seeds on hamburger buns, his business was – – – 

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Answer:  ON A ROLL

(Probably not this specific scenario, but this pun has been around for a while!  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “yonan” – the Philly Barbarian? – before.  The answer letter layout was swell, for being seven letters long.  Nice old timey cartoon.  Looks like the 1890s/turn of the century.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/23/16

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Visual Description:  North Tarrytown throwdown!

GIRTE  =  TIGER,  RODBO  =  BROOD,  TANGEM  =  MAGNET,  NAGHEC  =  CHANGE   —   Giving us:  TIEOODMANCHAG

Clue/Question:  The battle between Sleepy Hollow’s horsemen was – – –

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Answer:  COMING TO A HEAD

(Fairly challenging Jumble answer!  All the clue words were pretty simple, old reliables.  But, at least all the jumbles were new.  I thought the answer letter layout was a marvelous jumble.  I didn’t find anything about it to be obvious, what-so-ever!  The cartoon was great.  Although, I was stuck with the reduced size version.  Besides the jack-o-lanterns doing a head-to-head, also the horses are doing a head-to-head!  Excellent!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/23/16

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Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”   —   Shira Tamir

(Ahh!  A kindred spirit!  Also, she appears to be a regular person!  Which means maybe – someday – they will use something yer uncle has said for a Cryptoquote!  It is within the realm of possibilities!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/22/16

Image result for MattressesVisual Description:  The extended Labor Day mattress sale!

VAWEE  =  WEAVE,  MERFA  =  FRAME,  CREMIT  =  METRIC,  CINTEF  =  INFECT   —   Giving us:  EAVFRAMIIFT

Clue/Question:  When asked if they had mattresses that weren’t so soft, the salesman said – – –

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Answer:  AFFIRMATIVE

(No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “merfa” before.  It always takes me a couple seconds to see “metric”.  I blame Reagan!  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  Nothing given away.  The cartoon conveys the story very well.  Happy Autumn, everybody!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/16

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The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer.  One ripens apples; the other turns them to cider.”   —   Jane Hirshfield

(My favorite season!  And, apparently this little girl’s too.  Bring on the moderately warm sunny days, and the cool cool nights.  And, the rustle – and great smell – of dry fallen leaves!  Welcome, autumn!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/21/16

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Cars and cameras are the two things I let myself be materialistic about.  I don’t care about other stuff.”   —   Louis C.K.

(I love Louis C.K., but I don’t really see the point of this “quote”.  Maybe tomorrow they’ll tell us what Amy Schumer had for lunch!  I guess it’s a zero profundity day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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