Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/15/20

File:Mark Twain young.JPG - Wikimedia Commons

There ain’t no way to find out why a snorer can’t hear himself snore.”   —   Mark Twain

(And again, we saw this exact quote back in April of this year!  I don’t know what is going on over at Cryptoquote world, but I wish they would only give us really old re-runs, and not these recent ones.  It wasn’t even a difficult one.  We don’t even have anyone in particular to complain to.  It could be the property of Word-Game-World.com, so I’m going to provide their Contact Us url below.  Feel free to use it to log a complaint.  I think my earlier estimation was incorrect, folks.  I am deleting the link.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/20

Spinal Column: An Integral Part of the Human Body

Visual Description:  Yer Uncle’s tail.

LIYMK  =  MILKY,  OCNUE  =  OUNCE,  BPRAUT  =  ABRUPT,  SYRAGS  =  GRASSY   —   Giving us:  KYOCBTRAS

Clue/Question:  He was having pain in his lumbar region, and the chiropractor wanted the – – –

New Beginnings Chiropractic | Mt Horeb WI Chiropractors

Answer:  BACKSTORY

(An achy stinky pun!  I wonder if tactile sensations could be equated with scents?  What would that be like?  Would various joys smell like fresh ground coffee, fresh baked bread, or lasagna, or cookies?  Would various aches and pains smell like skunk spray, burning rubbers and plastics, and good old number two?  We all know being in pain stinks.  But, what does it smell like?

No new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  It was definitely sufficiently cryptic.  The cartoon’s dialog, and the overall omission of the word back, were the big clues.

Swell doctor/patient cartoon.  I’ve never been to a chiropractor in my entire life.  A negative bias was instilled in me at an early age, and as a result I only deal with orthopedists.  Chiropractors are much more regulated than they were when I was a kid, and their reputation has improved significantly.  I do respect holistic, or alternative forms of medicine, but I was raised on the more conventional.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/14/20

akg-images - LÉON GAMBETTA

Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end.”   —   Léon Gambetta

(I think this great ability that he spoke of must have been the power that he witnessed being wielded, during his life in politics.  He made it all the way to Prime Minister of France, before his untimely death at the age of 44.  Apparently, he had been handling a pistol when it accidentally went off, shooting himself in the arm.  The wound – while not fatal – was healing very slowly, and while he was recovering he was stricken with appendicitis.  In 1882 that was almost always fatal.  But, we welcome Monsieur Gambetta to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/20

Angry seagulls dive-bombing beachgoers | Daily Mail Online

Visual Description:  Animus for “The Birds”.

ALGED  =  GLADE,  NGROP  =  PRONG,  SCAWEH  =  CASHEW,  FLYUEE  =  EYEFUL   —   Giving us:  GLAONGAEWFUL

Clue/Question:  The beachgoers didn’t appreciate the seagulls’ obnoxiously loud and – – –

Violent SEAGULLS attack Brit sunbather in bikini during heatwave

Answer: FOWL LANGUAGE

(A “fowl” odoriferous pun, indeed!  But, expertly executed.  ‘Tis folly to attempt to sup on the beach, as all gulls have a plethora of gall.  When perambulating, or reclining, they will bother you not.  But, endeavor to masticate some comestibles and they’ll annoy you a lot.

Hey!  Why not?  None of today’s clue words are new.  Three of the jumbles appear to be so, but we’ve definitely ran across “scaweh” in the past.  Coincidentally, it was one of the jumbles gave me some pause.  The other being “flyuee”.  The answer letter layout was a twisty twelve letter jumble.  It took me a few minutes for my pun-dar to tune into the gag.

Great cartoon of a little family trying to enjoy the beach.  With their pic-i-nic basket, blanket, and plates of food.  Dad is trying to shoo the gulls away with a napkin, while the little girl covers her ears.  They can be extremely noisy!  Their cries are summoning others to join them.  And of course, you can never go wrong with the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  Tons of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/13/20

 

May Cause Severe Tire Damage | Chris | Flickr

Visual Description:  Wrong way Corrigan!

DXUEE  =  EXUDE,  SOLSF  =  FLOSS,  TOOLNI  =  LOTION,  DNACEN  =  CANNED   —   Giving us:  EDEFOSLTOCANN

Clue/Question:  When he ran over the tire spikes, his front tire lost air in – – –

Tires inadvertently being damaged by security "shredders" at Aviano - News  - Stripes

Answer:  ONE SECOND FLAT  (right way)

(An excellent stinky pun!  Even though it’s deflating, it wasn’t depressing, at all.  Do you think Mr. Hasty got the point?  I bet it let a lot of the air out of his ego.  Really punctured his balloon.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “dxuee” and “solsf” in the past.  No stumpers today, for me.  The answer letter layout was a surprising thirteen letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  I thought it did a fine job hiding the final answer.  But, with the great cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question, it was a quick solve for me.

The two guys kinda look a little more specific than our usual cartoon characters.  But, I don’t know if Jeff was suggesting anything specific.  Very enjoyable Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/13/20

Funny Phyllis Diller - Legacy.com

When I go to the beauty parlor, I always use the emergency entrance.  Sometimes I just go for an estimate.”   —   Phyllis Diller

(Yes!  We’ve seen this quote before.  And, pretty recently.  It was the Cryptoquote for 04/13/20.  If it wasn’t such a funny quote I might complain!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/12/20

Job E. Hedges - Wikipedia

Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.”   —   J. E. Hedges

(I’m guessing that this quote is from the photographer based in Georgia.  That’s all I could find with my Google search.  No bio on the person.  It could be a woman, for all I know.  Never mind!  I found her.  She’s a Julie!  We welcome Julie to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends. This is definitely Job E. Hedges, as per Angela’s research!  Not Julie.  Google still has numerous attributions to a Job E. Hodges, but maybe they all experienced some kind of auto-correct issue?  Dunno!  Don’t really care.  I just don’t want to be part of the internet misinformation problem.  Darn!  WordPress won’t let me edit the Tag!  I can’t remove Julie E. Hedges.  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)    YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/12/20

The essential workers of New York City, in street photos - Vox

Visual Description:  Tyrant of the tubes.

RACYR  =  CARRY,  SUDEO  =  DOUSE,  TUNIOG  =  OUTING,  NOLLEY  =  LONELY   —   Giving us:  CRRDUEOTNONL

Clue/Question:  The subway train operator was in charge and had everything – – –

A subway conductor looks out onto the platform at the Times Square... | New  york subway, Conductors, Subway

Answer:  UNDER CONTROL

(A strap-hanging stinky pun!  I wonder if in Australia, do they ride in the Down Underground?  I can’t even remember the last time I rode a subway, it’s been that long.  I know it’s been since they did away with tokens, and went with Metro-Cards, but that is not saying a lot.  I think I used one of their ticket machines, and I’m glad it wasn’t during the rush hour, because I’m sure I fumbled with it.  I miss the old days when you’d just go up to the booth and buy some tokens.  I’ve always been a coin guy, and tokens were essentially coins.

There were no new clue words, and only one new jumble today.  We have seen “racyr”, “sudeo” and “tuniog” in the past.  None of them stumped me today.  The answer letter layout was a twinkling twelve letter jumble.  But, the clue/question made getting the final answer a piece of cake.

Fine cartoon of a subway operator, encouraging the passengers to step lively!  The operator is the engineer, or driver, but I think the longer subways had either multiple operators, or maybe a conductor, to help out with the other cars.  Like I said, it’s been quite a while.  I do remember the major subway etiquette – that some jerks always seem to ignore – is that you should let the exiting riders off first, before trying to rush on and – maybe –  get a seat.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/11/20

Matt Wuerker's Editorial Cartoons at www.cartoonistgroup.com - Cartoon View  and Uses

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.”   —   Henry Kissinger

(I think the jury is still out on whether he has done more good or bad for the United States.  A lot of the world hates his guts.  All I know is that I believe that he has a black heart.  No, I’m not a fan.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/11/20

Meet PC Building Simulator, a DIY teaching tool that could be the novice's  best friend | PCWorld

Visual Description:  Computer hardware pro.

YALGEL  =  GALLEY,  DEYOBM  =  EMBODY,  MUEANH  =  HUMANE,  BMMEEL  =  EMBLEM,  CIPMTA  =  IMPACT,  CWTKIE  =  WICKET   —   Giving us:  GLODYHNEEECTWK

Clue/Question:  The computer expert knew what to do because she understood the – – –

Pre-Answer:  One Segmented Word  (4-letters)  (9-letters)  (1-letter)

The Ultimate Video Guide to Building a Photo and Video Editing Desktop  Computer | Fstoppers

Answer: TECHKNOWLEDGEY

(A good stinky pun, that I just wasn’t feeling.  I could try to B.S. you guys by saying that the word “knew” in the clue/question is a form of know, and knowledge, so knowledge just couldn’t be part of the answer.  But that would be a lie.  I just think my pun-dar was on mute this morning.

Fortunately, for ralis95, there are no new clue words today.  Four of the jumbles came up as new for me, but we’ve definitely seen both “bmmeel” and “cipmta” before.  I whiffed on “galley” at first, and wrote out “legaly”.  I actually considered “galley” first, but the E just hit me as superfluous.  So, when I wrote out the answer letter layout I had an L – in the wrong place – but no G.  Fortunately, I double checked that first jumble, and changed it to “galley”, messing up the answer letter layout a bit.  I was kind of on the right track, thinking the second and third segment would be TECHNOLOG-Y, but I was short an O.  I put it aside to work on the Cryptoquote, then I just let my beautiful and brilliant daughter look at it.  She had the answer in just a few minutes.  So, she gets the credit.

Very cool cartoon of computer repair.  They are actually not all that difficult, as long as you have some basic knowledge of what goes where.  A lot of things inside a computer are basically plug and play.  My son both fixes and builds his own computers, without ever having any formal training.  But, then again, he’s just wired that way.  I could go on and on about him too, but I’ll cut you guys some slack.  Carol and I are celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary today, and both of our kids will be dining with us!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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