Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 04/19/14

violin-case

violin-case (Photo credit: JeremyOK)

Visual Description:  A form of string theory?

LIHEW  =  WHILE,  LIFTN  =  FLINT,  CUDNIT  =  INDUCT,  DREARH  =  HARDER   —   Giving us:  WILFITIDTHDE

Clue/Question:  He wasn’t exactly sure what was wrong with the violin and needed to – - -

The Violin: Bridge

The Violin: Bridge (Photo credit: Shaylor)

Answer:  FIDDLE WITH IT

 

IT'S A FIDDLE

IT’S A FIDDLE (Photo credit: RayMorris1)

(This was one of those ones where I’m really glad that I didn’t jump to the cartoon before unscrambling the clue words!  It’s a great pun, but not really much of a challenge.  None of the clue words were new, but all the jumblings seemed to be.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble in itself, but . . . like I said before.  Splendid cartoon!  Got me in the mood for some Charlie Daniels Band!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/18/14

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge (Photo credit: Tc Morgan)

Visual Description:  A sidewalk barker.

GORRI  =  RIGOR,  ESEGE  =  GEESE,  ACEVIT  =  ACTIVE,  BOLCAT  =  COBALT   —   Giving us:  RGRGEEATEOLT

Clue/Question:  The retriever’s store was so successful because he was a – - -

waiting for cookies

waiting for cookies (Photo credit: chotda)

Answer:  REAL GO-GETTER

 

Blavand Lighthouse Evening

Blavand Lighthouse Evening (Photo credit: blavandmaster)

(If you want a great dog to play fetch with you can’t go wrong with a retriever!  I’ve got a big, goofy, golden named Ginger, and she loves to chase a ball, a stick, or a Frisbee.  Or, pretty much whatever you throw for her.  They’re such sociable, people-loving creatures too.  She sheds like crazy, and despite chew sticks and dog biscuits she has some funky breath!  But, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my baby girl!

There were no new clue words today, but there was some good jumbling.  I say some because I thought “active” was a little too obvious.  But, “cobalt” was great!  I think some have had trouble with this word in the past.  It looked to me that all the jumblings themselves were new.  I think David did another superlative job on the answer letter layout.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  And, I think that a good number of you may have struggled at getting the answer.  A good puzzle for this Good Friday!  And, the 4th day of Passover!  “Yaaleh Veyavo”!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/17/14

Swamp_Jul07

Swamp_Jul07 (Photo credit: Boobook48)

Visual Description:  Don’t buy a bayou!

NALST  =  SLANT,  TUNIP  =  INPUT,  DUNFOE  =  FONDUE,  GENMAT  =  MAGNET   —   Giving us:  SLTINNUEGT

Clue/Question:  When the pioneers learned that their homestead was a swamp, the news was – - -

swamp 3

swamp 3 (Photo credit: Muffet)

Answer:  UNSETTLING

(Marvelous play on pioneers being settlers!  There were no new clue words today, but the jumbling was splendid.  All the jumblings seemed new to me.  I’ll let you guys decide which clue words were the hardest to decipher.  The answer letter layout was another great jumble!  If you didn’t pick up on the idiom right away the layout could have presented some problems.  Fun cartoon.  The guy with the moustache looks like a real shyster!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/16/14

Visual Description:  Avian felon.

CUVOH  =  VOUCH,  RAYWE  =  WEARY,  DOLLBY  =  BOLDLY,  TEPABU  =  UPBEAT   —   Giving us:  VHWEABOLEAT

Clue/Question:  The bird decided to steal the diamond necklace because he felt he was – - -

English: Laurel and Hardy dancing in a decor b...

English: Laurel and Hardy dancing in a decor by Dennis Hopper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ABOVE THE LAW

(I think this pun scores a perfect 10 on the STINK-O-METER!  But of course, it’s a totally visual pun.  Without Jeff’s cartoon – as in this blog post – it’s just kind of an abstraction.  That being said, there were no new clue words today.  The jumbling was good.  I can only confirm that the jumble of “vouch” has been used before.  The others were new to me.  Only “upbeat” gave me any trouble.  Not spell-out or back into trouble.  Just a few looks.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  It too was expertly jumbled.  The cartoon was great also.  It reminds me of something out of an old comedy short, like The Little Rascals, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, or The Marx Brothers.  That’s the feeling I get.  I bet people have trained crows and ravens to steal like this.  They are very intelligent and resourceful creatures.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  If it isn’t coming up on it’s own, click on the link in between the clue/question and the answer.  It’s kinda cute!   —   YUR

 

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/15/14

Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos (Photo credit: TylerIngram)

Visual Description:  Last minute, pre-wedding jitters.

ROLOF  =  FLOOR,  TALOG  =  GLOAT,  CANGLE  =  GLANCE,  SOIPEM  =  IMPOSE   —   Giving us:  RGOGNIMO

Clue/Question:  Before the wedding ceremony, the husband-to-be was – - -

Wedding at Kingston Plantation, N Myrtle Beach

Wedding at Kingston Plantation, N Myrtle Beach (Photo credit: Ryan Smith Photography)

Answer:  GROOMING

(Decent pun!  No new clue words today.  Some nice jumbling though.  “Floor” is one of those words that spells out in alphabetical order!  I liked the jumbling of “impose” the best.  The answer letter layout was great.  The cartoon tells the story.  But, does anybody get married on tax day???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/14/14

A pair of ASICS stability running shoes, model...

A pair of ASICS stability running shoes, model GEL-Kinsei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  There’s no business like shoe business!

GETRI  =  TIGER,  LNUGC  =  CLUNG,  RUNBEM  =  NUMBER,  NIEGUS  =  GENIUS   —   Giving us:  TIUNGNRNI

Clue/Question:  The marathon winner’s favorite part of owning his own store was – - -

IMG_5080

IMG_5080 (Photo credit: Nigiri Pictures)

Answer:  RUNNING IT

 

Random Letters

Random Letters (Photo credit: Thomas Hawk)

(A very pedestrian Jumble, I must say.  You’d think that the guys would not want to start the week on the wrong foot.  Of course, it is a functioning Jumble, but I’m always hoping that they’ll put their best foot forward.  Not a real dynamic Jumble, but in the spirit of moving forward I think we should be proceeding to the clue words.  There were no new clue words today, but the jumbling was great, and they all appear to be new jumbles!  The answer letter layout was definitely working.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The cartoon does a great job of executing the pun.  But, this is taking me too long.  I guess I’m not all that quick on my feet.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/13/14

Jack Nicklaus, with his son Jack Nicklaus II a...

Jack Nicklaus, with his son Jack Nicklaus II as his caddy, walking up to the 9th green during the 2006 par-3 contest held prior to the Masters Tournament. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tin Cup move on the final day of The Masters Tournament.

SIFONU  =  FUSION,  REEDNG  =  GENDER,  SEGTAK  =  GASKET,  CITDUN  =  INDUCT,  SITDEG  =  DIGEST,  MOICEN  =  INCOME   —   Giving us:  FSOERSKNUTGEIO

Clue/Question:  He won The Master’s Golf Tournament thanks to a – - -

Genius Bar

Genius Bar (Photo credit: Thomas Hawk)

Answer:  STROKE OF GENIUS

(Does this feel like some kind of re-run to anyone else, but me?  The drawing, with the trick shot is new, but I think we’ve seen the pun, in a sports related Jumble, before.  Either way, it makes for a great Jumble!  There were no new clue words today, but the jumbling was swell.  The jumbling of “fusion” and “income” and “gender” seemed new to me.  The answer letter layout was a hole-in-one!  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The cartoon is very amusing.  Looks like Jeff is pulling for a lefty!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Kind of ironic that one of the clue words is “income”.  My wife is about to kick me off the computer so she can figure out, and file, our taxes before the dreaded deadline!      YUR

 

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/12/14

Elvis Presley | January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977

Elvis Presley | January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977 (Photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k)

Visual Description:  Daddy-O just doesn’t get it!

LIPTO  =  PILOT,  OZAKO  =  KAZOO,  HURNKS  =  SHRUNK,  TALLEY  =  LATELY   —   Giving us:  PLOKOSHUAL

Clue/Question:  When a young Elvis topped the music charts in April 1957, some parents were – - -

ALHS Performin' Shoremen 2013 - All Shook Up

ALHS Performin’ Shoremen 2013 – All Shook Up (Photo credit: Laskafamilypictures)

Answer:  ALL SHOOK UP

(“I’m proud to say that she’s my buttercup.  I’m in love.  I’m . . . ”  Of course that comes before the title/verse!  You can never go wrong with The King!  On some songs, I can pull off a fairly convincing Elvis, folks.  Especially, Don’t Be Cruel and Teddy Bear.  But, only in the shower, and when I’m driving.

No new clue words today, but I did catch a minor hiccup in the ralis95 clue word database.  There’s a transposition of sorts with “kazoo” showing up under the As, instead of the K’s, as AKOOZ.  Just thought I’d mention it.  The jumbling of “kazoo” and “shrunk” seem new to me.  The answer letter layout was swell.  And, the cartoon was cool, daddy-o!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/11/14

English: Basket of onion rings from "El C...

English: Basket of onion rings from “El Carambas” Mexican restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota. Español: Una cesta de aros de cebolla del restaurante Mexicano “El Carambas” en Rochester, Minnesota. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Break out the metformin and the ramipril and the atorvastatin . . . and the tagamet!

FINTU  =  UNFIT,  DUNOM  =  MOUND,  TNNITE  =  INTENT,  KAAILL  =  ALKALI   —   Giving us:  UFTONITNAAI

Clue/Question:  His passion for high-calorie foods was – - -

A classic ice cream sundae, complete with a ch...

A classic ice cream sundae, complete with a cherry on top (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  INFATUATION

 

Yummy (and fattening) burger at Doc's.

Yummy (and fattening) burger at Doc’s. (Photo credit: littlemoresunshine)

(You’d think that it might have been:  IN-FAT-UATION, but I guess not!  No new clue words today.  They were all jumbled well though.  We’ve had this jumbling of “alkali” before, and the “unfit” jumble is in alphabetical order.  The jumblings of “mound” and “intent” look new, to me.  I don’t think the answer letter layout gave away a thing.  I struggled some to get the answer.  Initially, I thought the answer was going to start with UN.  I thought UNFORTUNATE, but there was no R and no E.  It took me a while to see FAT, but when I did I remembered the word “passion” in the clue/question, and then it finally hit me.  Did anybody else have a hard time with this?  For those of you with the reduced Jumble, Jeff gave us a pizza, a huge cheeseburger, onion rings, french fries, looks like a plate of nachos, and some other sandwich . . . presumably a BLT!  While in the background the waitress is carrying an ice cream sundae and what looks like another cheeseburger.  Hopefully, those are for a different customer!  And, the name of the place is Frydays!  Tons of fun!  Be well . . . try to eat a well-balanced diet and do good, friends.)   —  YUR

PS. Do as I say, not as I do!  LOL!     YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/10/14

English: 12th at Augusta National in Georgia, ...

English: 12th at Augusta National in Georgia, USA…from the tee, 24″ x 36″ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A view from the pro tees.

SHULS  =  SLUSH,  BAMUL  =  ALBUM,  RATBYE  =  BETRAY,  FITARD  =  ADRIFT   —   Giving us:  LUSLMERYAFT

Clue/Question:  To win the green jacket at Augusta, a golfer needs to play – - -

Lee Westwood in 2010.

Lee Westwood in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MASTERFULLY

(Timely!  Today is the opening round at Augusta National Golf Club, for the tournament known as The Masters.  With Tiger out and Phil nursing injuries, who will be wearing the coveted green jacket come Sunday evening?  Can Adam Scott possibly repeat, as only three others have done?  Can Jason Dufner follow up his 2013 PGA Championship win, and join only four other masters of the game?  Will the perennial also ran, Lee Westwood, finally win a major?  Or, will it be one of this year’s “favorites”, Sergio Garcia, Rory McElroy or Patrick Reed?  Or the youngster, Jordan Spieth?  All right!  That’s enough golf crap.  On to the game at hand.  The Jumble!

All of today’s clue words were expertly jumbled.  There’s something ironic about today’s jumbling of “betray”.  Something un-PC about the jumbling of “adrift”.  “Album” is one of our old favorites, but “slush” is a brand new clue word!  ralis95 can add that to his clue word database.  The answer letter layout was also jumbled . . . masterfully.  If you knew nothing about golf, and you weren’t up on current events, you might have struggle to unjumble today’s answer.  Nice cartoon, too.  I liked the divots on the tee!  Is that supposed to be a long par 3, or a short 4?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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