Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 12/19/14

Visual Description:  Ethnic specialty shop.

RUNPS  =  SPURN,  POATD  =  ADOPT,  MESSEA  =  SESAME,  VEWTEL  =  TWELVE   —   Giving us:  SURATSMTWE

Clue/Question:  The most-popular items at the German deli were the – – -

Answer:  WURST MEATS

(Ahh.  A little irony thrown into today’s stinky pun.  By the way, some of these sausages can be pretty pungent themselves, but once you cook them up they are delicious.  Pretty sure Knurek has a good bit of German in him.  Hoyt too, but the name Hoyt can be Dutch and English too.  I guess the Hoyts got around!  We have no new clue words today . . . for a change.  Three of the jumbles were new to me though.  “Adopt” is another one of those words that spells out in alphabetical order.  Today’s answer letter layout was USDA Grade A Select!  Without the great cartoon and the hint word “German” I don’t think a lot of you could have gotten the answer, just from the answer letter layout.  Nice job.  That’s it, folks.  One really great week of Jumbles!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 12/18/14

A treehouse in Marayur, Kerala, India

A treehouse in Marayur, Kerala, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Up-top . . . Down-under.

ZBTIL  =  BLITZ,  GYROL  =  GLORY,  HAMSAT  =  ASTHMA,  SNARKH  =  SHRANK   —   Giving us:  LITGOYHAHAK

Clue/Question:  The Australian marsupial’s new tree-house was – – -

Mother wallaby with joey in the Tasmanian summ...

Mother wallaby with joey in the Tasmanian summer rain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HIGH KOALA-TY

(This might be the best, stinky pun I’ve ever seen!  It’s hilarious!  All of today’s jumbles are new, from my perspective.  And, we seemingly have two new clue words, in “blitz” and “shrank”.  They both kind of surprised me, but I’m fairly sure we’ve seen “shrank”, one time over the last two months.  We’ll just leave it up to the big boss-man, ralis95.  He can either enter it into his clue word database, in silence, or he can grace us with a Yea or Nay.  The answer letter layout was a superlative jumble in itself.  I think it gave away nothing whatsoever.  And, I don’t think it was an easy solve either.  I can see a number of people struggling to get this one.  Even the cartoon exceeded my usual expectations.  I love the perspective of looking on the tree-house from above.  And the koala characters are classic.  She, the wide-eyed bit of a bimbo, and he the lecherous lothario.  Nowadays they call him a “playah”.  Lots of fun today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/17/14

The time before safety gear came around

The time before safety gear came around (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Rollin’ down the ri-i-verrrrr!

EYDLI  =  YIELD,  NORGP  =  PRONG,  CRAUCE  =  ACCRUE,  DULNEB  =  BUNDLE   —   Giving us:  YIPRADL

Clue/Question:  He was worried that his kayak trip down the river would end – – -

Jared Alexander creeking on Hazard Creek in Idaho.

Jared Alexander creeking on Hazard Creek in Idaho. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  RAPIDLY

(A nice stinky pun.  Hopefully, he won’t go into a roll.  But, at least he’s wearing a helmet.  We have yet another new clue word today, in “accrue”.  It looks familiar to me, but it’s not in the recent ralis95 clue word database, so we’re going to call it new.  All of the jumbles were new, to me.  I struggled mightily with “yield”.  I first attempted IDLEY ???, and then EYLID ???  What was I thinking?  I had to back into it.  It’s not a word I would add to my blind spot list, but I just give credit to the jumbler-man, David L. Hoyt!  Because of the two and a half vowels, I was looking for a two syllable word, I guess.  It’s very humbling.  I thought the answer letter layout was great too.  And of course, Jeff Knurek captured all the drama of white water kayaking.  A grand puzzler, as our friend Linda Lee would say!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 12/16/14

A vegetarian dinner at a Japanese Buddhist temple

A vegetarian dinner at a Japanese Buddhist temple (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Just not ready for that kind of temptation.

POSTM  =  STOMP,  KISSE  =  SKIES,  TASETT  =  ATTEST,  CIDIAC  =  ACIDIC   —   Giving us:  SMSKETESADI

Clue/Question:  After becoming a vegetarian, her decision began to look like a – – -

English: Hanukkah menorah, known also as Hanuk...

English: Hanukkah menorah, known also as Hanukiah. Česky: Chanukový svícen chanukija (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MISSED-STEAK

(I don’t think there is any way possible for me to become a vegetarian.  I do love my veggies, but I could never give up meat.  We had a new word today, in “skies”.  Oh, ralis95!  The jumble really threw me.  I had to back into it.  And, I really didn’t have the entire answer for a while.  At first I was going with:  ___MIS-STEAK, and all that told me was that I needed the K.  “Skies” came to me, but it didn’t look right for a while.  But, after adding the SKE to the answer letters it finally came to me.  I wasn’t thinking past tense though.  Great answer letter layout, and a fine cartoon.  Happy first night of Hanukkah, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/15/14

seat belt

seat belt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Crunch time . . . again?

KMIPS  =  SKIMP,  VLEEB  =  BEVEL,  CROURS  =  CURSOR,  DULGES  =  SLUDGE   —   Giving us:  KBECULD

Clue/Question:  Luckily, her seat belt was fastened when her car – – -

OrganizaciónJuvenilEspañolaBuclkle

OrganizaciónJuvenilEspañolaBuclkle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BUCKLED

(Another wonderful pun!  ralis95 will be thrilled that there are two new clue words today, in “bevel” and “cursor”.  They both seem vaguely familiar, but I don’t see them in the database that I have, that came out on October the 2nd, and they don’t seem like they’d be that recent.  I actually had to back in to “cursor”, so we can probably add that word to my list of blind spots.  All the jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was pretty good.  I might have switched “sludge” and “cursor”, but the difference probably would have been minimal.  Another great wrecked car cartoon!  Did Kathy bust up your ride, buddy?  If so, you got to let it go, bro!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/14/14

English: Ski lift mechanism in the resort of T...

English: Ski lift mechanism in the resort of Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. The highest Lift on Mount Teghenis (2819 m). Nederlands: Hoogste lift op de Teghenisberg. Русский: Верхняя станция горнолыжного подъёмника в Цахкадзоре, Армения. Українська: Канатна дорога в Цахкадзорі взимку. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Built by Zenith!

NNAILD  =  INLAND,  CFEETD  =  DEFECT,  GLIHYH  =  HIGHLY,  KORECT  =  ROCKET,  VERRFO  =  FERVOR,  TAUDPE  =  UPDATE   —   Giving us:  INEFCIYCKFEPAE

Clue/Question:  The ski lift to the top of the mountain was so popular because of its – – -

English: Ski Lift in the summer in Ukraine.

English: Ski Lift in the summer in Ukraine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PEAK EFFICIENCY

(Marvelous pun!  Good clue words.  We have a new one in “highly” – which I would’ve thought would be highly unlikely – to add to the ralis95 clue word database.  I hope he’s checking his email!  I got thrown by “rocket” . . . again!  With this exact jumble!  I had my daughter solve it for me.  Add it to that list I’ve been talking about.  A few new jumbles.  The answer letter layout wasn’t really all that tough.  I think it DID give away too much, today.  Great cartoon though.  Lots to like.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/13/14

English: no original description

English: no original description (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Extreme fender-bender.

GEOAM  =  OMEGA,  WORNC  =  CROWN,  EDGRED  =  DREDGE,  KAWNEE  =  WEAKEN   —   Giving us:  OMCRNDDEWEKE

Clue/Question:  She needed to fix her car and chose a body shop that was – – -

The first "automobile accident"?

The first “automobile accident”? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WRECK-O-MENDED

(A real stinker of a pun!  The boys did a real bang-up job!  Hey there were no new clue words today, and only the jumbles for “omega” and “dredge” are new, as far as I could tell.  And, “omega” is another one of those words that trips me up.  Just like stereo, from the other day, and I often have a tough time with casino and poetic.  I guess I have a blind eye to certain words.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  I had to take a few looks before the answer hit me.  I think this is the second body shop themed Jumble in just the last few weeks.  I guess it must be going ’round!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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