Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/18/17

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Smile in the mirror.  Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”   —   Yoko Ono

(Sounds like sound advice to me.  Why shouldn’t your first smile of the day come from yourself?!  Then, hopefully, it will become contagious, and you’ll smile at others.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/18/17

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Visual Description:  Just roll with it!

COLEL  =  CELLO,  SRIOV  =  VISOR,  REEFTR  =  FERRET,  WUDINN  =  UNWIND   —   Giving us:  ELOVORTUIN

Clue/Question:  When Thor invented the wheel, he started a – – –

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Answer:  REVOLUTION

(Well, he definitely got things rolling!  Nice pun.  Not too difficult, like yesterday’s.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “wudinn” before.  I struggled a little with all but “visor”.  “Cello” spells out in alphabetical order.  The answer letter layout was a fun jumble too.  Not obvious.  The cartoon is classic B.C.!  Guest Jumbler week is a lot of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/17/17

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Visual Description:  Ultra flan flambé.

IKYML  =  MILKY,  BERLE  =  REBEL,  RUCCEA  =  ACCRUE,  UNCESS  =  CENSUS   —   Giving us:  MILRBERECEU

Clue/Question:  The rookie’s dessert was so badly burned, the head chef called it a – – –

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Answer:  CRIME BRULEE

(Excellent pun!  I like this guy, Wayno!  I’ve been looking at some of his work at Google Images.  Great word play!  Reminds me a little of Hilary Price, who does Rhymes With Orange.  Freshly irreverent.  There were no new clue words today, however all four jumbles came up as new.  I’m guessing that some may have had some difficulty getting “accrue” and “census”.  The answer letter layout was a jumble masterpiece.  Very nicely cryptic.  The combination of the quotation marks, the cartoon’s dialog, the shallow smoldering dessert dish, and the clue/question all fit together perfectly.  If Hoyt and Knurek ever decide to move on to other endeavors, this guy, Wayno, could slide right in, seamlessly.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/17/17

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Respect for another man’s opinion is worthy.  It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being.”    – – –   Sargent Shriver

( . . . however ill-informed that being may be.  C’mon, Bob!  I’m as liberal as the next guy – probably moreso – but plenty of opinions are spouted by the most irrational beings ever.  But, everyone is entitled to theirs . . . I suppose.  LOL!  Surprisingly, this appears to be our first R. Sargent Shriver quote.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/16/17

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Visual Description:  Buzzed up a tree.

OVPIT  =  PIVOT,  MUPEL  =  PLUME,  CHDNER  =  DRENCH,  GTELIP  =  PIGLET   —   Giving us:  POPUDHPE

Clue/Question:  After Ginger gave the kangaroo a coffee, he was – – –

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Answer:  HOPPED UP

(Now, that’s a pun!  We have seen all of today’s clue words before.  As we have also previously seen the jumble “mupel”.  The other three jumbles appear to be new though.  The answer letter layout made for another good jumble, and did a splendid job of disguising the answer.  The cartoon was very amusing.  Another comic strip that my newspaper does not carry, but maybe I can look it up on gocomics.com.  This is the first Australian comic I think I’ve ever seen.  I’m seeing that Ginger Meggs is Australia’s favorite, and longest running, comic strip!  It’s been around since 1921.  That’s like 10 years longer than Dick Tracy!  I also enjoyed seeing the strip/character’s name of Ginger.  Made me think of my sweet girl.  Oh, and my Mom would have been 84 years old today!  70 years of smoking cigarettes ultimately did her in, so bear that in mind if you’ve picked up the terrible habit.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/16/17

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If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?”   —   Dolores Huerta

(Give yourself a break.  You deserve it.  Let go of the guilt, and feelings of inadequacy.  No one is perfect, you know.  It’s a major step toward empathy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/15/17

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Visual Description:  Pint-sized Picasso.

ARNGD  =  GRAND,  PEWIR  =  WIPER,  MEELAF  =  FEMALE,  RWHYOT  =  WORTHY   —   Giving us:  ANDWIEFMWOR

Clue/Question:  What’s the best way to display a backward drawing?

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Answer:  IN A WINDOW FRAME

(A pretty literal pun.  But, I like that Greg included a sailboat, although it’s not sinking.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  They were good, but none of them tripped me up any.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  Cute cartoon.  I hope Toby doesn’t rat out Eddie.  I don’t get The Buckets in my newspaper, but it looks like a sweet gig for Greg.  His dog’s name is Gi’Tli, Cherokee for ‘dog’.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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