Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/22/17

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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.  It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”   —   Berenice Abbott

(Our very first Berenice Abbott quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It seems she was quite the photographer, and she lived to the ripe old age of 93!  She was born regular old Bernice, but added the classic middle E, during some point in her life.  I guess it made her name look more regal and classy, as it is the original spelling of the name.  Another something that I had not been aware of.  The Cryptoquote goes a long way to teaching me something new every day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler(?) 06/21/17

(Okay!  Now, THIS is a formal request for help!  I’m looking at today’s Cryptoquote, but I simply cannot get started.  With the question marks, I wrote down WHO, WHAT, WHEN WHERE, and WHY, but the first four can’t possibly be the first word.  So, WHY, HOW, ARE , ONE, and CAN come to mind, but I can’t seem to make any of them work with the rest of the quote.  Art and hal are usually my go to guys with tough Cryptoquotes, but I will accept hints from anyone!  Many thanks.)     YUR

(I just received some much needed help on this one.  Please see below.)   —   YUR

The stone fell on the pitcher?  Woe to the pitcher.  The pitcher fell on the stone?  Woe to the pitcher.”   —   Jewish Proverb

(Please see my reply to hal.   I’m done for a while, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(First Day of Summer) Jumble Spoiler – 06/21/17

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Visual Description:  Corporate makeover.

YUJIC  =  JUICY,  NEPDU  =  UPEND,  BEBOWL  =  WOBBLE,  TAGRYE  =  GYRATE   —   Giving us:  JUPNOBBGA

Clue/Question:  The barber who cut the Beatles’ hair in 1963 did a – – – 

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Answer:  BANGUP JOB

(I apologize, to all who felt that I mislead them, in regards to yesterday’s answer.  I could have easily written “TIE” COBB, but I was trying to make a point about Pete Rose, and his penchant for placing the BET – multiple, actually – while still actively part of the game of baseball.  I realize there have been a few instances where I genuinely did not know the answer, and also a few instances where I made it kind of a game for you guys to give me the answer, but this was not one of those times.  Thank you for the numerous comments, giving me the answer, but that’s not what I was shooting for.  I was hoping to further the debate, of whether Pete Rose should, or shouldn’t, be forgiven for his offences, but it looks like I failed in that regard.

Today’s Jumble was much more cut and dry.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles did come up as new.  We have seen “nepdu” before.  I thought “tagrye” was excellent!  I almost, but not quite, thought I might have to back into it.  The answer letter layout was another swell jumble.  The hyphen, in the answer spaces, and the excellent cartoon gave me the answer.  I can’t quite decide if George’s hair has already been cut, or if he’s up next!  It looks just a tad shaggier.  But, that could be just the way his turned out.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/20/17

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The Summer night is like a perfection of thought.”   —   Wallace Stevens

(As long as it’s not too hot, and the humidity is low!  I thought that he might be new to the Cryptoquote, but it seems that at least one of his quotes has been used before.  WordPress should link it to an earlier spoiler.  Seems like he was a good egg!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/19/17

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The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.”   —   Bill Nye

(Yeah.  I think I saw someone post this on Facebook before.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/19/17

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Visual Description:  Mini-Meteorologist.

GILCO  =  LOGIC,  NOCAG  =  CONGA,  DYNEOK  =  DONKEY,  RUJINO  =  JUNIOR   —   Giving us:  LOCONDNEUNI

Clue/Question:  She knew the difference between Stratus, Cirrus and Cumulus and was – – – 

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Answer:  ON CLOUD NINE

(Cute.  No new clue words, and three new jumbles.  We’ve seen “gilco”.  Nice answer letter layout.  Homey cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/18/17

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No small art it is to sleep; it is necessary to keep awake all day for that purpose.”   —   Nietzsche

(He must’ve said this as a young man, because I can nap once, or twice, a day and still sleep at night . . . just fine.   Be well and do good, friends.  Happy Father’s Day!)   —   YUR


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