Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 08/22/14

Statue of Peter Pan in Kirriemuir.

Statue of Peter Pan in Kirriemuir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Lost Boy . . . losing it.

CONUE  =  OUNCE,  BYRED  =  DERBY,  DENROV  =  VENDOR,  ALUTOW  =  OUTLAW   —   Giving us:  NEERVNDLA

Clue/Question:  Peter Pan couldn’t fight Captain Hook because his punches would – – -

English: Tinkerbell by Diarmuid Byron O'Connor...

English: Tinkerbell by Diarmuid Byron O’Connor commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital London 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NEVER LAND

 

Captain Hook

Captain Hook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Cute pun!  None of the clue words were new today, but all but “ounce” are new jumbles.  The only jumble I hesitated on was “outlaw”.  The answer letter layout would have been better had “derby” come before “ounce”.    Neer is already poetic for never.  The cartoon is great.  A nice shipboard scene, with a goofy looking Peter, a tiny Tinkerbell and a splendid Captain Hook.  Lots of fun, for the whole family!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Both my horoscope and the Thought for Today were about making choices.  Very interesting.     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/21/14

American cultural icons, apple pie, baseball, ...

American cultural icons, apple pie, baseball, and the American flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Possible lag on the tag . . . at the bag.

POMOH  =  OOMPH,  CATEN  =  ENACT,  NUNSEK  =  SUNKEN,  AUNGIA  =  IGUANA   —   Giving us:  OOPETSKUN

Clue/Question:  After not being called safe, the baseball player was – – -

English: National Capital Freenet Executive Di...

English: National Capital Freenet Executive Director (2002-2008) John Selwyn speaks at the Net Neutrality Rally, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario 27 May 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OUTSPOKEN

(As American as apple pie!  There have been plenty of changes in baseball over the years, but, fundamentally, it’s still the same game.  Nearly as iconic as baseball is the Jumble.  It’s been around since 1954.  Even longer than yer Uncle!  If we lose net neutrality, and corporations continue to privatize content, yer Uncle is going to have to hang up his keyboard and call it a day.  The first 12 pictures provided by Zemanta all read:  Getty  – by embedding this image, you consent to Getty Images‘ Terms of Use.  I don’t have the time for BS legalese, and I don’t have the resources to worry about whether they’re going to come after me.  There are various petitions out there to “Save Net Neutrality“.  At the bottom of this comment I’ll be posting a couple of the links for those of you who would like to take action on this issue.  It’s an important issue, that eventually will effect all of us.  Check them out, folks.

There were no new clue words today, though all of the jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was another great jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The cartoon is classic Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

https://www.change.org/p/tom-wheeler-save-net-neutrality

http://civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet/

Jumble Spoiler – 08/20/14

COMEX 2006

COMEX 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A herd of word-nerds.

GAMIE  =  IMAGE,  TOTDI  =  DITTO,  SNUJTU  =  UNJUST,  CANGEL  =  GLANCE   —   Giving us:  IMEDTUSTGAE

Clue/Question:  He wasn’t sure exactly how many people were staying at the hotel, so he – – -

Front Desk of Hampton Inn in Rochester, NY

Front Desk of Hampton Inn in Rochester, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GUEST-IMATED

(A wonderfully stinky pun, starring our two favorite word-nerds, Hoyt and Knurek!  None of the clue words are new, but three of the jumbles were new, to me.  They all came to me immediately.  Yay, Rave!  The answer letter layout was another great jumble.  It didn’t give the answer away.  The self-promoting cartoon is very amusing.  They do have various regional events, I think.  Our boys can tell you when and where.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/19/14

English: Ringmaster of the Circus Atayde at th...

English: Ringmaster of the Circus Atayde at the Feria de Hidalgo 2009 in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  El Circo Simpatico!

CUJIE  =  JUICE,  ENVTE  =  EVENT,  CLORSL  =  SCROLL,  LIFTEL  =  FILLET   —   Giving us:  JCEENSRIET

Clue/Question:  When the clown helped out the ringmaster, he was a – – -

A Clown.

A Clown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NICE JESTER

(Si!  And, that was a very nice gesture!  It’s kind of rare to see a Jumble that deals with kindness.  I like it.  Plus, the pun works for me.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumblings were new.  The answer letter layout is nice and cryptic.  And, the cartoon does a great job of setting the tone.  Enjoy the rest of your day, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/14

English: A dentist performs a root canal on a ...

English: A dentist performs a root canal on a patient. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  David L. Hoyt . . . at the dentist.

HBMUT  =  THUMB,  DUNWO  =  WOUND,  BOLGON  =  OBLONG,  MRYFIL  =  FIRMLY   —   Giving us:  THUWODOOFRM

Clue/Question:  The dentist was happy to get the new patient as a result of – – -

Endodontics

Endodontics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WORD OF MOUTH

(Not a pad bun . . . er, bad pun.  All the tried and true clue words were jumbled nicely, and newly, today.  The answer letter layout is a thing of beauty.  If you weren’t able to pick up on the gag, from the cartoon and the clue/question, you might have had some difficulty in solving this, from the answer letter layout alone.  Fortunately, I am an idiom savant!  The cartoon was fun.  I always like it when Jeff puts his partner, David, in it.  And, by partner I don’t mean “partner”.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  I just meant the guy he does the Jumble with.  I guess Jeff is also featuring a friend named Matt, who happens to be a dentist.  Which reminds me, I think I have to call my endodontist soon.  I’ve got another tooth/crown that’s sensitive to cold.  At least I’ll get to see Doris again.  Hey!  For that guy out there who once questioned my *sensitivity*, I’ll have you know that I am extra sensitive.  Last month they told me that normally a root canal consists of deadening the three nerves of the tooth.  But, my tooth had FIVE nerves!  So, there.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Saturday’s) Jumble Spoiler – 08/16/14

a drag race between Connie Kalitta and Dan Pas...

a drag race between Connie Kalitta and Dan Pastorini (former Houston Oilers quarterback), Texas Motorplex, April 1987 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Stock car racing . . . Down Under?

WRITL  =  TWIRL,  SCALS  =  CLASS,  RIHROD  =  HORRID,  DURGET  =  TRUDGE   —   Giving us:  TLLAHIRG

Clue/Question:  When they told them they’d be driving clockwise, the drivers said – – -

English: National Association of Stock Car Aut...

English: National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing driver Brad Keselowski, leads the field in the No. 88 Navy Salute the Troops Chevy, at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway, during the CarQuest 300 stock car race, held May 24, 2008, at Concord, N.C. Keselowski finished third in the race, moving him up to fifth place in the driver’s standings. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ALL RIGHT

(Not bad!  This is kind of the main reason why I’m not a big NASCAR fan.  It’s all left turns!  Of course, that is a great over-simplification of the sport, but I guess the repetitiveness of going around an oval – hundreds of times –  just isn’t my cup of tea, anymore.  I have the same issues with Formula racing.  When it’s on an oval tack?  Blah.  Road racing, like through the streets of Monaco, is much more entertaining to me.  When I was a teenager I did enjoy the sport more.  What teenage boy isn’t enamored with powerful cars?  But, I always enjoyed drag car racing more.  The short track.  The standing starts.  Tires spinning and smoking.  The front wheels sometimes coming off the ground.  And, struggling to keep the car straight, to get down that 1/4 mile, to beat the competition.  It’s a one on one thing.  Mano a mano!  It’s easier to concentrate on the participants.  And, each run is over in a matter of seconds, so you get a whole lot of races.  Whether it’s the Top Fuel dragsters, or the Funny Cars, there’s much more personality in the cars.  They’re not all the same body, with just different paint jobs and different corporate sponsors plastered all over.  Each drag car is an individual work of art.

 

English: Dragster at Sunset Strip Drag Racing,...

English: Dragster at Sunset Strip Drag Racing, Koorlong, Victoria, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did somebody say Jumble???  Oh, yeah!  All the jumblings appear to be new today, although all the clue words are tried and true.  The answer letter layout was . . . all right.  The cartoon does a good job of conveying the sponsorship angle, without giving anybody a free plug.  That’s it, kids.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/14

Mickey Mouse in the Disneyland Resort Station ...

Mickey Mouse in the Disneyland Resort Station in Hong Kong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Evening at the Mouse house.

ACTFE  =  FACET,  KIYLS  =  SILKY,  TARNTY  =  TYRANT,  LUTDON  =  UNTOLD   —   Giving us:  AESLRAL

Clue/Question:  Minnie Mouse was telling Mickey about her day, and Mickey was – – -

P Mickey

P Mickey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ALL EARS

 

A logo representing opposition to the CTEA, us...

A logo representing opposition to the CTEA, using a reference to its “Mickey Mouse Protection Act” pejorative denomination (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(No ambiguity, today!  Back to a more straight forward, by the book, stinky pun, Jumble.  And, what’s not to like about today’s puzzle?  The clue words were all tried and true, yet all of the jumblings appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was as cryptic as possible, for a seven letter answer.  And, we got a classic, Disney-style cartoon.  If you don’t get the full sized Jumble, you are likely missing the subject of the framed work on the wall behind Daisy.  It’s a picture of Mickey from his very first cartoon:  Steamboat Willie.  Unfortunately, it’s coming up in my Zemanta as “Non-free, could qualify as fair use”, which means I might get away with it, or they might sue me.  I don’t need the aggravation, folks.  I’ll try to find something in the “Public domain” for you, but the Disney Company didn’t get this huge by giving anything away!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/11/14

English: Downtown Helsinki from the sea Suomi:...

English: Downtown Helsinki from the sea Suomi: Helsingin keskusta Eteläsatamasta nähtynä (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Scandinavian contest finale.

CENEF  =  FENCE,  CLUEN  =  UNCLE,  HLIRLS  =  SHRILL,  TISISN  =  INSIST   —   Giving us:  FNNLESHIINI

Clue/Question:  The Helsinki Marathon ended at the – – -

Limburger Käse, mit 40% Fett (Cheese)

Limburger Käse, mit 40% Fett (Cheese) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FINNISH LINE

(That’s one of them Limburger puns.  You can smell them a mile away!  We all need a little stink in our lives.  We tend to get a little caught up in ourselves.  Stink has a way of bringing us back to earth.  There may be stinkier cheeses, but I am neither a fromager, nor an affineur.  My knowledge of stinky cheese comes from the Three Stooges.  There.  I said it.  I’m not particularly proud of this fact, but . . . whadayagonnado!

There were no new clue words, and the clue words were easy to get . . . for me.  The jumblings, however, all appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was a little obvious today.  Switching “uncle” for “fence” might have made it a little more challenging.  Great cartoon though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 08/09/14

Hadise Açıkgöz, Belgian singer with Turkish ro...

Hadise Açıkgöz, Belgian singer with Turkish roots, in a great performance & concert @ the Maanrock festival, Mechelen Here she performs an autobiographical song about long distance relationships, writing a letter to her boyfriend who lives in Turkey. Nederlandse vertaling : plots, in het midden van een optreden, dacht Hadise eraan dat ze haar belastingsbrief nog moest invullen. Ze maakte er meteen werk van, met assistentie van haar privé-secretaressen. (Van behoorlijk ver gefotografeerd) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Long distance relationship.

DAGEL  =  GLADE,  VOREP  =  PROVE,  GLITHP  =  PLIGHT,  TYNPAR  =  PANTRY   —   Giving us:  GAERVEIGHANR

Clue/Question:  He couldn’t wait to propose to his girlfriend in person, so he – – -

English: "The Belated Traveler," by ...

English: “The Belated Traveler,” by American artist Frederic Remington, oil on board. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GAVE HER A RING

(On the telly?  Did he ring her up???  Pip pip!  Cheerio!  Bob’s yer uncle!  and, all that rot!  There were no new clue words today, but all the clue words were well-jumbled.  None gave me pause though.  I went straight down the line, without missing a beat.  The answer letter layout was okay.  I would’ve swapped “glade” and “prove”, but that’s just me.  The cartoon was kind of reminiscent of Pillow Talk, with the split-screen business.  This couple must be a little bit older.  Because, nowadays all the kids use Skype and Facetime, so they can actually see each other, in their long distance relationships.  Plus they can text each other, and talk long distance anytime of day, without it costing an arm and a leg.  Back in my courtin’ days, if the girl lived in any different area code, I’d have to call her after 11:00 PM, when the rates went down, substantially.  Otherwise, I just couldn’t afford to call them.  Long distance relationships were much harder to maintain in those days.  Very often they failed because of the distance and cost.  Today, the success rates are much higher.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/14

English: Frank Sinatra at Girl's Town Ball in ...

English: Frank Sinatra at Girl’s Town Ball in Florida, March 12, 1960 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Hanging out . . . at Jilly’s.

SAYBS  =  ABYSS,  NLAKP  =  PLANK,  ONRUCK  =  UNCORK,  ZORNFE  =  FROZEN   —   Giving us:  AYSPLKNRKFOE

Clue/Question:  When Sinatra gave the young singer advice, he – – -

Frank Sinatra Hollywood star

Frank Sinatra Hollywood star (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SPOKE FRANKLY

(Ayy!  Oh!  Fuhgeddaboudit!  How else was he gonna speak???  Lots to like in today’s Jumble.  No new clue words, but they were all jumbled well, and they all appear to be new jumblings.  I had a little trouble getting “uncork”.  I didn’t have to back into it, or anything.  It just took me a few look-sees.  The answer letter layout was stellar!  Really ring-a-ding-ding, baby!  And, the cartoon was a gas!  Did youse guys recognize those two squares on the wall, behind Francis?  Yeah, dat’s right, boys and girls.  None other than our two fave cats, Knurek and Hoyt.  Well, dis has been a blast, but it’s time to scramsville.  I hope you’ll join our little clambake real soon.  Ya dig?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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