Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Jumble Spoiler – 12/29/16

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Visual Description:  Seashore spin.

TAIRO  =  RATIO,  ASTEE  =  TEASE,  WERFUC  =  CURFEW,  COLISA  =  SOCIAL   —   Giving us:  ATOASECRWSCAL

Clue/Question:  They were headed downhill and decided to stop pedaling now that the – – –

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Answer:  COAST WAS CLEAR

(A very visual Jumble today!  If our friend Vijay was still commenting he might express a bit of difficulty in solving this one.  Maybe more than 10 seconds!  It wasn’t super difficult, but it did rely somewhat on the visual of the bike/hiking/jogging path being along the shoreline.  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  Mr. Hoyt has used both “tairo” and “astee” before.  The answer letter layout was decent, but I think it might have been a bit more cryptic had both the five and six letter words been flipped.  That would have given us:  ASEATOSCALCRW.  But, you all know how yer uncle likes to nitpick . . . sometimes.  The cartoon also was a little lacking.  Ones like these can always benefit from the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  I know the holidays can be a little tiring, but c’mon guys!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/28/16

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As far as I’m concerned, “whom” is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.   —   Calvin Trillin

(I’m not familiar with Mr. Trillin, but I like the way that he thinks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/28/16

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Visual Description:  Mean Girls.

KLIYS  =  SILKY,  ZLTIG  =  GLITZ,  MURNEB  =  NUMBER,  NORDAP  =  PARDON   —   Giving us:  SILGLINBEPDN

Clue/Question:  “Harry Potter” fans couldn’t put the books down, finding them – – –

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Answer:  SPELLBINDING

(“She’s a witch!  How do you know she’s a witch?  She turned me into a newt!  I got better.”  No, these aren’t lines from any “Harry Potter” movie.  Hey, we had a “new” clue word today, in “glitz”.  We’ve had glitzy before, but this seems to be the first time for glitz.  I hope our good friend, ralis95, is paying attention today!  The world famous clue word database needs a little updating.  Two of the other jumbles came up as new, but we’ve seen “murneb” before.  The answer letter layout was masterful.  The cartoon was very cute.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/27/16

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If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”   —   James Michener

(Sounds like a plan, Jimmy!  But, for me it’s more like fear the food and reject the religion, but that’s because I’m married to a Filipina.  Just gimme a six-pack, a bag of doodles or chips, and park my butt in front of the game, and I’m a happy camper.  I generally prefer dogs anyway.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/27/16

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Visual Description:  A royal appreciation.

NTKAH  =  THANK,  DEGNU  =  NUDGE,  MAREYC  =  CREAMY,  DASILM  =  DISMAL   —   Giving us:  THNUCEDMA

Clue/Question:  Once ranked #1 for 302 straight weeks, Roger Federer was – – –

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Answer:  UNMATCHED

(Liz II and P-Phil always prefer the even-tempered, well-mannered, types of tennis players.  But, it’s usually been the bad boys who have made the sport grow.  Tennis had always been a staid, elitist sport that really didn’t register that much with the masses.  When the fiery Jimmy Connors came along many more people started to pay attention to the sport.  Of course, it didn’t hurt that he also had a public romance with the very lovely, and equally talented, Chrissy Evert.  Another famous hothead who made the sport grow was Ilie Nastase.  He had an awesome skill set, and was always entertaining.  John McEnroe was a much later hothead, who became famous for arguing and berating the refs and line judges, besides his great talent.  The British press nicknamed him “SuperBrat”.  Guys like Federer, Sampras, Becker, Laver, Chang and Lendl were all great champions, but the sport always grew more when the bad boys ruled the court.  Probably the best non-bad boy #1 to ever play is the currently #2 player, Novak Djokovic.  Instead of being a bad boy he is famous for clowning around and his all-around charm.  Wimbledon prefers the goody goody types.  They’re trying to maintain the tradition of the sport.

No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “mareyc” before.  I thought they were all pretty challenging.  The answer letter layout was also a nifty jumble.  Great pun.  And a great likeness of the royal couple, and Roger, of course.  Lots of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/26/16

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One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.  Don’t clean it up too quickly.”   —   Andy Rooney

(So true.  And, when you have young children it’s easy to appreciate that mess for a while.  It’s hard to believe that this quote is the first one from Andy Rooney, at least since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  Image result for andy rooney

Jumble Spoiler – 12/26/16

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Visual Description:  Fruit of the vine.

ANYHE  =  HYENA,  GUOLM  =  MOGUL,  LUBNED  =  BUNDLE,  AACREM  =  CAMERA   —   Giving us:  HENMUBDCAA

Clue/Question:  When it came to making money selling grapes, the grower – – –

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Answer:  MADE A BUNCH

(A lush, full-bodied pun, with a good nose.  I’m sensing plum overtones, with a hint of currents.  Almost sounds like I know what I’m talking about!  None of today’s clue words were new, however all of the jumbles were.  I thought they were all great, but “anyhe”, lubned” and “aacrem” all made me think for a bit.  Very nice job, David.  The answer letter layout was also an excellent jumble.  I don’t think it gave a thing away.  The cartoon was splendid.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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