Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/02/14

Pleasant Valley State Prison, a minimum securi...

Pleasant Valley State Prison, a minimum security prison in Fresno County, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Country club criminals.

PREIV  =  VIPER,  KEOVE  =  EVOKE,  TRSITH  =  THIRST,  SURIDA  =  RADIUS   —   Giving us:  VREESRS

Clue/Question:  The tennis courts at the minimum security prison featured – – -

English: Tennis Court at Weensmoor

English: Tennis Court at Weensmoor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SERVERS

(Don’t get me started on the American prison “system” friends.  We’re liable to be here all day!  There were no new clue words today.  But three of the jumblings were new.  Only the one for “radius” was already in my WordPress database.  The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic, for being seven letters long.  Splendid cartoon.  Gotta run folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/01/14

English: Nude pregnant woman in B&W from the side

English: Nude pregnant woman in B&W from the side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A picnic’s pregnant pause.

WARBN  =  BRAWN,  TAYES  =  YEAST,  SOLENS  =  LESSON,  DRAIZL  =  LIZARD   —   Giving us:  BRYALOAD

Clue/Question:  The pregnant woman would need to leave the cookout quickly . . . it was – – -

English: Close up of the belly of a pregnant w...

English: Close up of the belly of a pregnant woman, near term. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LABOR DAY

(Aah!  There is nothing more beautiful than a pregnant woman.  They radiate promise . . . hope . . . and joy.  The bearers of life.  The mothers of us all.

All of today’s clue words were tried and true, yet all of their jumblings were fresh and new.  The answer letter layout did not reveal the payout.  And, no doubt, the cartoon gratified . . . throughout.

Happy Labor Day, to David L. Hoyt, Jeff Knurek and all the readers of Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/31/14

Representation of the legend of the three livi...

Representation of the legend of the three living and the three dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Free Swim of the Living Dead.

TROYWH  =  WORTHY,  CINTEE  =  ENTICE,  PIESCT  =  SEPTIC,  MAIDYS  =  DISMAY,  ATOANS  =  SONATA,  CIDTIN  =  INDICT   —   Giving us:  WRHEEETDANTAID

Clue/Question:  When the zombie went swimming, he was – – -

Instructors teach children how to swim

Instructors teach children how to swim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DEAD IN THE WATER

English: Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New Y...

English: Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New York, 1882 (Lithographie) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Not a real head scratcher, but fun.  All of the clue words were old favorites, but each one had a jumbling that was new to me.  The only one to really make me stop and think was “sonata”.  I had to remind myself that it was  an actual word of the English language, of Italian origin, and not the Korean word for mid-size sedan.  Looking at the answer letter layout, I must say that I am impressed.  If I had to solve this puzzle based on the answer letter layout alone, it would have been tough.  Fortunately, for me, the cartoon and the clue/question made the answer a no-brainer.  It’s kind of hard to depict a zombie in a swimming pool, especially with all the accoutrement of goggles, snorkel, swimmies, and a beach ball.  We’re more used to seeing them in raggedy clothing, with usually an eye-ball about to fall out, or some other piece of the face/body about to fall off.  But, it worked.  Hey, a lot of public pools will be closing this weekend, so this is an appropriate end of the traditional – if not actual – Summer Jumble!  Enjoy these last few days and drive carefully on the way home.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/14

Richard Karn in a special "Family Feud&qu...

Richard Karn in a special “Family Feud” featuring an all-USAF team (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Family Feud . . . with food.

VARAL  =  LARVA,  LATSL  =  STALL,  FRUGIE  =  FIGURE,  SUNEAA  =  NAUSEA   —   Giving us:  LVTLLIREAEA

Clue/Question:  The fight at the family reunion was – – -

 

Logo for the WikiProject Television Game Shows...

Logo for the WikiProject Television Game Shows. Includes elements associated with four game shows: a price tag, like those found on The Price is Right, a Free Spin from Wheel of Fortune, a case from Deal or No Deal, and a signaling device similar to one found on quiz shows like Jeopardy!. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ALL RELATIVE

(Clap, clap, clap!  Good answer!  Good Answer!  What a popular, dumb-ass show that is!  Half of the time, I’m usually asking myself:  What kind of bozos were in that audience when they surveyed that question?  But, the show isn’t about real knowledge, or intelligence.  It’s more like the old Dating Game, or Match Game.  The set up is more to generate laughs.  It’s just light-hearted entertainment.  It’s certainly no Jumble!

And, speaking of the Jumble, there were no new clue words today.  And, only the jumbles for “stall” and “figure” were new.  Hoyt did a great job with the answer letter layout though.  The cartoon is pretty funny.  It looks like the dads, up top, might get into it as well.  Somebody better pick up that spatula.  Looks like the burgers and dogs are starting to burn!  Be well and enjoy this Labor Day weekend.  Drive safely and try to do good.  If some jerk tries to cut in from the shoulder on you . . . just let him.  There’s just no payoff to road rage, anyway.  I let some bozo get my goat on the Garden State Parkway yesterday.  Totally different situation.  Immediately afterwards, I felt like such an ass.  Take care, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/14

Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to la...

Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to land on the Moon, and the first to walk on it, in 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Lining up the LEM.

MURST  =  STRUM,  SIAAL  =  ALIAS,  GINODI  =  INDIGO,  IDONRO  =  INDOOR   —   Giving us:  SMASINOINO

Clue/Question:  When it came to Neil Armstrong‘s determination to walk on the moon, he was – – -

Neil Armstrong photographed by Buzz Aldrin aft...

Neil Armstrong photographed by Buzz Aldrin after the completion of the Lunar EVA on the Apollo 11 flight (brighter and smaller version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ON A MISSION

Armstrong stands next to the X-15 ship#1 after...

Armstrong stands next to the X-15 ship#1 after a research flight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Beautiful!  Man on the moon.  Probably, the most celebrated accomplishment of our lifetime.  I miss those days of lift-offs, orbiting, spacewalks, and re-entries.  There was nothing so relieving as watching a successful splashdown.  Our astronauts were true pioneers and real American heroes.  I think the abundance of Sci-fi has kind of ruined things for the younger generations.  They don’t seem to appreciate all the sacrifice that went into getting us to the moon.  It’s not their fault though.  Our government kind of dropped the ball on keeping the space program in the public eye.  No doubt that was by design though.  For the most part, I don’t think they really want us to know that much of what they do up there.  Too bad.  I miss all the wonder.

No new clue words today.  All the jumbling appears to be new though.  The only one that hung me up, at all, was “indoor”.  Great job on the answer letter layout too.  And, a fine Jeff Knurek cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/14

English: tandem sky-diving in Cordoba, Argentina

English: tandem sky-diving in Cordoba, Argentina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Skydiving squabble.

NALTP  =  PLANT,  TAGOL  =  GLOAT,  SURIDA  =  RADIUS,  RUTFOH  =  FOURTH   —   Giving us:  LNGLAIUFOT

Clue/Question:  They parachuted together on a regular basis until they had a – – -

Sky diving in Dakar with Captain Jeannec Rapho...

Sky diving in Dakar with Captain Jeannec Raphoz, 1976 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FALLING OUT

Tom Petty performing at Nissan Pavilion in Bri...

Tom Petty performing at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA – June 10, 2006. Photo taken by Marion S. Rights have been specifically given by the photographer for the images’ use on Wikipedia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Yeah.  A free falling out!  That’s one of my favorite Tom Petty songs:  Free Falling!  Who just said:  Who cares?  Thirty lashes with a wet noodle for you!  I once told a co-worker that Tom Petty was the son of race car driver, Richard Petty.  He either believed me, or he did a fine job in humoring me.  Either way, I was just blowing smoke.  They are not related.

There were no new clue words today.  Three of the clue word jumblings were new though.  With only the one for “fourth” being used before.  It’s always written numbers that give me a little trouble.  Must be a verbal vs. math kind of thing.  The answer letter layout was marvelously cryptic.  If you couldn’t get the answer from all the narrative and the great cartoon, then this answer letter layout would have further stumped you.  Jeff’s cartoon did a fantastic job of depicting sky diving.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/14

A woman walks by the gallantry of a street mim...

A woman walks by the gallantry of a street mime in the City of Guanajuato, Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:   Miranda Rights.

SOTHI  =  HOIST,  YOEMN  =  MONEY,  LATNEY  =  NEATLY,  DIRSAH  =  RADISH   —   Giving us:  ISTMNENELRAI

Clue/Question:  When he was arrested, the mime chose to – – –

English: Border Patrol agent reads the Miranda...

English: Border Patrol agent reads the Miranda rights to a Mexican national arrested for transporting drugs (U.S. Customs and Border Protection – United States Department of Homeland Security) Français : Patrouille frontalière lisant ses droits à un mexicain arrêté alors qu’il transportait de la drogue (Douanes et protection des frontières des USA – Département de la sécurité du territoire des Etats-Unis d’Amérique). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REMAIN SILENT

 

English: An example of the highly decorative g...

English: An example of the highly decorative graffiti typically found in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(To many people graffiti is an art form, just like mime.  To others both are a crime!   I think we have a new clue word in “neatly”.  It’s not on my soft copy, or hard copy, ralis95 clue word database.  All of the jumbling appears to be new.  The answer letter layout is first rate.  Nothing obvious about it, at all.  And, the cartoon does a good job of setting up the pun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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