Monday, November 3, 2008

Fun with word games ... #3

Well, I'm way behind on publishing some of these, so I'll just begin by telling you that I am introducing in this post "Cryptograms", which one solves by substituting letters for those already given. Generally speaking, there is no particular author to whom the saying can be attributed. But, if there is, I'll acknowledge him/her.

I have previously published #1 -- September 20th, which has detailed explanations of how the puzzles were solved, and #2 on the following day -- a continuation of same, in which I state that you really don't have to know how the puzzles were solved in order to appreciate some of the truisms/humor.

SO, with all that in mind here we go ... #3.

Cryptograms ...

You can tell that your kids are finally growing up when they stop asking you questions about where they came from and start refusing to tell you where they're going.

Listening is even more important than talking. When people think you're a good listener, they will likely consider you a good conversationalist.

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. __ Albert Einstein

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. __ Robert Frost

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. __ Maya Angelou

A well composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.

I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us. __ Nancy Reagan

A politician is a person who approaches every subject with an open mouth.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.

Syllacrostics ...

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

Tact is the unsaid part of what you think.
__ Churchill

Crostic Puzzles ...

One of the oldest spices used in cooking, the mustard we buy is in fact a mixture of both black and white seeds. The black seeds give the well-known mustard aroma. The white seeds provide the pungency. __ Audrey Burns, Herbs and Spices

PS. This is for you, Tammy! (And for any other Sudoku fans out there.) Check out this site. I play it every day.


Tammy said...

Well that was fun. ;) I even did a sudoku puzzle before I bookmarked the site!

Goldenrod said...

I thought you might like it, Tammy. I seem to remember your making a comment to that effect not too long ago. You'll find that some of the puzzles are really hard and others are quite easy. And, you just never know what the next day's difficulty level might bring. They're mixed up pretty well. :)