Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/17

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It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood.”   —   Danish Proverb

(This appears to be our first Danish proverb, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It’s nice to see them mix it up a bit.  The corporate media used to abide by this proverb.  Now, all they care about is the almighty dollar . . . and controlling the “message”.  And, because of their prosperity . . . all of us suffer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/16/17

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Visual Description:  Wildebeest watering hole welcome.


Clue/Question:  When the ox-like antelope met up with his friends, he said . . . 

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Answer:  WHAT’S GNU“?

(One of my favorite, stinky puns of all time!  A true classic!  No new clue words today, however every single jumble came up as new.  Strange, because I saw every word instantly.  Some days are like that.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic jumble.  It was the combo of the leading clue/question, the great cartoon, and the quotation marks that made the answer fairly elementary.  It helped to be passably familiar with African wildlife, too.  Cute cartoon.  I liked the giraffes in the background.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/16/17

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I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”   —   Rosa Parks

(Timely quote, especially considering the horrific chain of events in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend.  As much as I hate racism and bigotry, I support the First Amendment’s rights of free speech, and peaceable assembly.  Unfortunately, the white supremacists assembly was anything but peaceable!  But, neither was a sizable segment of the counter protesters.  The videos I watched of the clashes of the two groups were very disturbing.  The police, and the local leaders, did a horrible job of keeping the two groups separated.   We don’t yet know if the nutjob, who used his car as a deadly weapon, acted as an agent for some of the white supremacists leaders, or was acting solely on his own, for his personal sick and deluded inclinations.  Perhaps the more confrontational counter protesters were infiltrated by anarchists, or white supremacists in sheep’s clothing, but it seems that so much of the bloodshed and death could have been avoided with a more robust police presence.  Truly, a black eye on 21st Century America.  I put a lot of the blame, for all the hostilities, on how “political correctness” has gotten out of control.  Zero tolerance – one sided – policies run contrary to the American spirit that Evelyn Beatrice Hall summed up in her famous quote:  “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”  We can, and must, do so much better people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/17

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Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.”   —   Lou Rawls

(The late, great Lou Rawls!  It’s hard to imagine that he’s been gone for over 11 years!  He had a funny scene on My Wife and Kids, as a Proctologist about to give Damon Wayans a colonoscopy.  It was actually a dream scene, but it was very funny seeing him sing into the scope You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  

Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/17

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Visual Description:  Winner, winner . . . 


Clue/Question:  The chickens were tire of life on the farm and wanted to – – – 

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(Most likely the origin of the expression!  More or less.  All of today’s clue words were old favorites.  And, three of the jumbles came up as new.  Surprisingly, we’ve seen “cugorh” before.  Great jumble.  Even “areop” took me a few seconds.  The answer letter layout made for a dandy of a jumble.  And, the cartoon is a wonderful bucolic? prison scene!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/14/17

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Visual Description:  Carpool Carry-on-ee.


Clue/Question:  They drove at 60 MPH, and his annoying passenger was talking a – – –

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(Fine pun!  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “nifat” and “murneb” before.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble.  It gave nothing away.  I like the contrast of Mr. Perky vs. Mr. I’m Not Havin’ It!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/14/17

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You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”   —   Elizabeth Gilbert

(If she was going to go “gotta” I’da thought she’d gone “oughta”!  But, because of “gotta” I kinda debated if I should do the Ts first, or the As.  In the fourth word I accidentally put a T where I shoulda put an A, so I was wonderin’ what the heck the word WETRING was!!!  Was this some kinda slang, that I was not up on???  It took a few looks before I saw my error.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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