Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/06/16

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The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.”   —   Marge Kennedy

(When you’re with family no one cares what you look like.  It’s irrelevant.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/06/16

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Visual Description:  Mega-telescope!

ZARRO  =  RAZOR,  SOULY  =  LOUSY,  FRYRUL  =  FLURRY,  TOCIPE  =  POETIC   —   Giving us:  RAROSFURPEI

Clue/Question:  Compared to Hubble, the James Webb space telescope will be – – – 

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Answer:  FAR SUPERIOR

(It definitely will see farther!  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles were new.  We’ve seen both “zarro” and “tocipe” before.  The answer letter layout made for another fine jumble.  And, it’s a very cool cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/05/16

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Visual Description:  It’s all in the wrist.

NORPG  =  PRONG,  NUYFN  =  FUNNY,  ONNDEU  =  UNDONE,  UDOMIP  =  PODIUM   —   Giving us:  PROFUNDONPODU

Clue/Question:  Though smaller, the carpenter was better than his larger co-worker – – – 

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Answer:  POUND FOR POUND

(This pun really hit the nail on the head!  The guys really did a bang up job today!  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  The five letter clue words I saw instantly, but the six letter clue words were pretty challenging.  I kept wanting PODIUM to be IMPOUND!  The needed letter groupings in the clue words couldn’t be knocked!  The answer letter layout looks like it could be a strange word, or name.  And, if the clue/question were worded differently, and the answer was only two words – of eight letters and five letters – the answer could have been PROFOUND POUND.  The guys could hammer out a whole new Jumble, by recycling this some!  Go ahead guys, and take a whack at it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/05/16

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The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”   —   Lily Tomlin

(This is one where I probably could have saved on toner and paper, as it was pretty easy, with THEs and THATs and lots of words with E.  Although, it did take me a little more than half way through before I realized she wasn’t talking about a CAT!  This sounds like an Edith Ann-ism.  Love Lilly Tomlin!  A great talent.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/04/16

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True homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”   —   Theodore Roosevelt

(Talk is cheap, people!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/04/16

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Visual Description:  Turn of the century workplace.

NIFAT  =  FAINT,  TYLUR  =  TRULY,  CNERDH  =  DRENCH,  MAREYD  =  DREAMY   —   Giving us:  FANTRDCHDEA

Clue/Question:  The first baseball gloves were – – – 

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Answer:  HANDCRAFTED

(Another great cartoon!  I was able to get all the jumble-words immediately.  None of the clue words are new, but all of the jumbles were.  Excellent answer letter layout, but I was able to see the answer right away as well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/03/16

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Visual Description:  Make Way For Ducklings!

OGUCH  =  COUGH,  NKRAD  =  DRANK,  EYNWIR  =  WINERY,  PANYSP  =  SNAPPY   —   Giving us:  COUDKWIRSNA

Clue/Question:  The mallards were ready to cross the road, now that they had their – – –

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Answer:  DUCKS IN A ROW

(Very cute!  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new today.  We’ve seen “nkrad” in the past.  The answer letter layout was a fine jumble as well.  Not a real challenging Jumble, but it has a real cute cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.  Happy Rosh Hashanah to all of our Jewish readers!)   —   YUR


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