Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/14

English: Photo of Overton Funeral Home, Inc - ...

English: Photo of Overton Funeral Home, Inc – Islip, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The undertaking.

SIDYA  =  DAISY,  RASHH  =  HARSH,  DEPIME  =  IMPEDE,  KHNIRS  =  SHRINK   —   Giving us:  DASHARIEESHN

Clue/Question:  The husband and wife who owned the funeral home had two cars, – - -

English: The hearse used to transport the body...

English: The hearse used to transport the body of former President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HIS AND HEARSE

 

English: 1959 Cadillac hearse, Janowiak Funera...

English: 1959 Cadillac hearse, Janowiak Funeral Home, 320 North Washington, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The former Ypsilanti High School building is in the background (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, she looks none too pleased about this arrangement.  But, can you blame her?  Unless you’re a teen with a surfboard, or a big Herman Munster fan, who really wants to be seen driving a hearse?  Very few people really want to be associated with death.  It’s just too depressing.

All of today’s clue words were old favorites.  But, all of the jumblings looked new, to me.  I was able to get them all immediately today.  Great job on the answer letter layout though.  I think with the more letters an answer has the more creative you can get with the answer letter layout.  And, Hoyt did a great job with the clue word selection to arrive at this layout.  Fine cartoon.  Although the hearse looks a little on the short side.  Almost like a hearse SUV.  Hey, maybe they specialize in midgets!  Er . . . little people . . . vertically challenged folk?  What do you want from me?  I just post spoilers!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/14

WigWam #2

WigWam #2 (Photo credit: Pete Zarria)

Visual Description:  The leader of the locks.

TOIDI  =  IDIOT,  HOSEV  =  SHOVE,  MERITH  =  HERMIT,  DECAFA  =  FACADE   —   Giving us:  DIOHEHRFAA

Clue/Question:  The owner of the wig shop was the – - -

The Wig Wam Motel

The Wig Wam Motel (Photo credit: jimmywayne)

Answer:  HEAD OF HAIR

 

Mid-Century Geometrics

Mid-Century Geometrics (Photo credit: Randy Heinitz)

(But of course!  She’s kind of the main mane.  She’s the bigwig of The Wig Wam!  Lots of fun with this one.  There were no new clue words, but all of the jumblings seemed new to me.  I had some trouble seeing “hermit”, but I saw “idiot” and “shove” right away.  The answer letter layout was a nice tease.  No doubt, some of you had to work to untangle the answer.  That is some beehive on the owner!  And, it looks like the male employee is wearing a toupee.  Hey, nice rug, buddy!  Yep.  Mighty fine Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Some day, I’d like to visit this motel.  It’s so kitschy, but it looks like fun.     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/14

Aves

Aves (Photo credit: calafellvalo)

Visual Description:  Bird events.

ULFID  =  FLUID,  FRAWE  =  WAFER,  THINCS  =  SNITCH,  GAVEYO  =  VOYAGE   —   Giving us:  IDWESNVA

Clue/Question:  A popular event at the waterfowl olympics was the – - -

Please don't kill me

Please don’t kill me (Photo credit: Viola’s visions ◕‿◕❤)

Answer:  SWAN DIVE

(Suitable for the Audubon Society, or the WWF!   No new clue words, but some nifty jumbles.  The ones for “fluid” snitch” and “voyage were all new, from what I could tell.  I even had some trouble in figuring out “snitch”.  The answer letter layout was another nifty jumble.  It didn’t give anything away.  Beautiful nature cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —    YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/19/14

English: Bertha Benz with her husband Carl Ben...

English: Bertha Benz with her husband Carl Benz in a Benz-Viktoria, model 1894 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Wrapped around a tree.

CINEM  =  MINCE,  BNELD  =  BLEND,  WRESYC  =  SCREWY,  SYREDS  =  DRESSY   —   Giving us:  MNEBEDSCREDES

Clue/Question:  He crashed his German luxury car into a tree and found out that a – - -

Horseshoe Bend Arizona (Explored)

Horseshoe Bend Arizona (Explored) (Photo credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks.)

Answer:  MERCEDES BENDS

 

English: Mercedes-Benz F400 "Carving"...

English: Mercedes-Benz F400 “Carving” Prototype. Français : Le prototype Mercedes-Benz F400 « Carving ». (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Wunderbar!  And, one hell of a car!  Click on the pic of the bad boy to the left!  There were no new clue words today.  But, all of the jumblings were new, to me.  Both “dressy” and “screwy” are relatively new though.  And, we haven’t seen either “blend” or “mince” in quite a while.  So, nice job there, Mr. Hoyt.  The answer letter layout was another wonderful jumble, and it’s impressive that he got the 13 letters out of those 4 short words.  Cool cartoon.  Although, it kind of comes off like a stretch limo that hit a tree.  Tough to draw.  Especially, if one of your goals is to get that emblematic emblem front and center!  With names like Hoyt and Knurek, it sounds like our boys might be of Germanic ancestry.  Until I saw today’s Jumble, with the Benz in it, I had never given it any thought.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/18/14

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, the true "par...

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, the true “parmesan” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The dreaded green moocher.

NEESS  =  SENSE,  MYERH  =  RHYME,  CAZIDO  =  ZODIAC,  LANUNA  =  ANNUAL   —   Giving us:  SESERHEZDIAAL

Clue/Question:  Her bowl of romaine, dressing, Parmesan and croutons looked so yummy, he wanted to – - - 

English: A grilled Caesar Salad made with wood...

English: A grilled Caesar Salad made with wood grilled romaine, Parmigiano-Reggiano, asiago, croutons, and fried wontons. Dish courtesy of The Boathouse at Sunday Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SEIZE HER SALAD

 

Caesar salad at Nichols Restaurant in Marina d...

Caesar salad at Nichols Restaurant in Marina del Rey, California. :Comment: “A far cry from the original ;]]” — ONE of many variations. See e.g. Doral Chenoweth on this. As an eye-catcher in Caesar salad, it should be replaced by something like this, as soon as available. — any IP 12:43, 30 July 2007 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Wow!  A thirteen letter stinker of a pun.  Ya gotta love it.  I loves me a nice Caesar Salad!  With slices of chicken it’s a complete meal for me.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumblings seemed new to me.  I was able to get them all immediately though.  The answer letter layout made for another great jumble.  I might have switched “rhyme” for “sense” though, to make it a little more challenging.  Standard restaurant scene cartoon.  I can’t stand it when someone tries to mooch food from me.  It’s so annoying.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/17/14

A bird does not sing because it has an answer....

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb (Photo credit: antonychammond)

Visual Description:  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing Sings.

YANON  =  ANNOY,  REVEG  =  VERGE,  CCROSH  =  SCORCH,  DIRAHO  =  HAIRDO   —   Giving us:  NVEESCRDO

Clue/Question:  The poetry-writing prison inmates – - -

Shawshank

Shawshank (Photo credit: sreeat89)

Answer:  CON-VERSED

 

From NARA, ARC Identifier: 541337 NARA's capti...

From NARA, ARC Identifier: 541337 NARA’s caption: :Healing “laying on of hands” ceremony in the Pentecostal Church of God. Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky. , 09/15/1946 Item from Record Group 245: Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War, 1937 – 1948 Photographer: Russell Lee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Simply marvelous!  A terrific Hoyty-Toity pun!  There might not have been any new clue words today, but there was plenty to like about these words.  Three of them were new jumbles, from what I could see.  Only “yanon” had been used before.  “Annoy” is another one of those words that nicely spells out alphabetically.  Am I allowed more than one adverb in a sentence???  “Reveg” makes you think maybe it might be a two syllable word, just as “diraho” makes you think it might be a three syllable word.  Good stuff, Mr. Hoyt!  The cartoon gives it that Shawshank Redemption, or The Green Mile, feel to it.  Both of those films are great prison stories, with great casts.  But, I have a distinct preference for The Shawshank Redemption.  Neither story is terribly realistic, when you stop and think about them.  Although it’s what makes the movie so great, there is just way too much justice, and a great happy ending, for Shawshank to be believable.  Of course The Green Mile has the bummer of an ending, but my bigger problem was with the hokey special effect of the flies!  I think they could have had the guy take away people’s pain and illnesses without that goofy contrivance.  Maybe, more of a laying of hands on them kind of thing.  If this man was going to have such a gift, it would have been a little more believable if they did away with that corny aspect!  The funny thing is that both are Stephen King stories.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/16/14

Josh Ellingson & Carl Sagan

Josh Ellingson & Carl Sagan (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

Visual Description:  Before billions and billions.

CATUE  =  ACUTE,  CIGNI  =  ICING,  VURSYE  =  SURVEY,  PURUSE  =  PURSUE   —   Giving us: UTEIINRVYSE

Clue/Question:  To learn about the cosmos, Carl Sagan attended a – - -

English: New York City. Stone dedicated to Car...

English: New York City. Stone dedicated to Carl Sagan at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Česky: Pamětní kámen věnovaný Carlu Saganovi na Celebrity Path (stezka celebrit) Brooklynské botanické zahrady. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: UNIVERSE-ITY

 

Harry Chapin at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Harry Chapin at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Great groaner of a pun!  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbling looked new, to me.  I can’t say that any of them were particularly tough, but maybe the five-letter words, starting with vowels, tripped up a few of you.  Making the jumbles look like other words does work sometimes, but the jumble of “pursue” still came off as obvious.  The answer letter layout was a much better jumble, although swapping the order of “acute” and “icing” would have made it slightly more challenging.  Top-notch cartoon.  I was always a big Carl Sagan fan.  Although he did live to 62, I always thought he died way too young.  Another one of my favorites who died way too young actually died this day in 1981.  The soulful balladeer and humanitarian, Mr. Harry Chapin was only 38 when he tragically died, in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway.  Maybe these two are hanging out together . . . somewhere in the cosmos!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/15/14

broken ankle

broken ankle (Photo credit: freeparking :-|)

Visual Description:  “Take out wrenched ankle!”

ENVOL  =  NOVEL,  KLEAN  =  ANKLE,  CHIPUC  =  HICCUP,  GRETAY  =  GYRATE   —   Giving us:  NOAEIPGRT

Clue/Question:  The new robot surgeon wasn’t – - -

Children playing the game Operation

Children playing the game Operation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OPERATING

(Bzzztt!!!  If you didn’t find today’s Jumble amusing then:  “Remove funny bone!”  This, of course, is a send up to the Milton Bradley game:  Operation.  It came out in the mid ’60s, but it’s still available today.  Except, now it’s made by Hasbro, who bought out MB some time in the ’80s.

No new clue words today, but all of the jumbling was new, to me.  None were too hard, but they were all jumbled well.  Splendid job on the answer letter layout.  It was another marvelous jumble.  Very amusing cartoon.  The patient on the table looks like the patient in the board game!  Doctors do use robotics for some surgeries today.  They’re not like the ones in the cartoon though.  They’re more of a precise device that the doctors control with a control panel, for getting at fine, fine things, like micro-surgery.  Pretty remarkable.  You may have seen demonstrations of it in a news segment, or scientific show.  Be well . . . and hopefully you won’t need robotic surgery.  And, do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/14/14

Hennepin County Medical Center Parking Garage

Hennepin County Medical Center Parking Garage (Photo credit: Zach K)

Visual Description:  A lot to like about this stable investment.

VARAL  =  LARVA,  GEAGU  =  GAUGE,  ANSSOE  =  SEASON,  TUGERT  =  GUTTER   —   Giving us:  LAAGEASGER

Clue/Question:  He bought the parking structure at the – - -

Garage sale

Garage sale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GARAGE SALE

(I’m not big at going to garage sales.  I’ve got so much surplus junk of my own, already.  But, when I do go I almost always feel compelled to ask them:  So, how much for the garage?  Old jokes, for old merchandise!  Yard sale.  Tag sale. Garage sale.  They’re all just nicer ways of saying Used Junk Sale.  Some people live for them.  I just can’t be bothered.

No new clue words today, but everything was nicely jumbled.  All of the jumblings were new, to me.  I especially liked the one for “season”.  Honorable mention goes to “gutter”.  The answer letter layout was swell.  Yet another great jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  And, the cartoon set things up creditably.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/14

Cardinal in Winter - Cardinal en hiver

Cardinal in Winter – Cardinal en hiver (Photo credit: monteregina)

Visual Description:  Mascot in stand by mode.

WRHOGT  =  GROWTH,  YASLAW  =  ALWAYS,  LITGUY  =  GUILTY,  PIAMIR  =  IMPAIR,  SITVEN  =  INVEST,  TOONIN  =  NOTION   —   Giving us:  GWAWSGIIIINTNN

Clue/Question:  He was dressed in a giant bird costume and was – - -

The script logo.

The script logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WAITING IN THE WINGS

 

Swoop, the official mascot of the Philadelphia...

Swoop, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Fantastic Sunday Jumble!  For some reason, I had always thought that there were more birds in baseball.  But, there are only the Cardinals, the Orioles, and the Blue Jays.  Maybe I was thinking of football?  In football you have the Cardinals, the Seahawks, the Eagles, the Falcons, and the Ravens.  What do the call the entrance ways to the field in an arena, or stadium?  For some reason I’m drawing a blank!

Initially, I thought we *might* have a new word, but as it turns out WROGHT is NOT a word!  WROUGHT is, but not WROGHT.  By a strange coincidence, though, the circled positions still gave me the letters I needed to solve the Jumble answer.  I guess some times being lucky is as good as being good!  At least four of the jumbles  looked new today.  The answer letter layout was pretty cool.  I’m sure that some of you struggled some in getting the answer.  Nice job on the cartoon, Jeff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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