Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/14

Ripe Plums on a plum tree

Ripe Plums on a plum tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Last word in the orchard.

LURTY  =  TRULY,  BEREL  =  REBEL,  SLIPHO  =  POLISH,  GUNOLE  =  LOUNGE   —   Giving us:  TURPINE

Clue/Question:  When her plum tree dried up due to summer heat, she decided to – – -

prune brune, dessin humoristique

prune brune, dessin humoristique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PRUNE IT

Pruning shears.

Pruning shears. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I guess you can’t spell prune without a pun!  There’s a lot to like about today’s Jumble.  There were no new clue words.  Stand down, ralis95!  But, all of the jumblings seemed new.  I really liked the jumbling of “polish”.  Placing the P and the H next to each other kind of leads you to believe that the word has a PH in it.  Very tricky, Hoyt.  And, the jumble for “lounge” makes you think that it could be a two, or even three, syllable word.  More good work.  The answer letter layout was also good, because it looks like it could be a word unto itself.  The cartoon conveys a hot summer’s day, with the bright sun in the sky, and the man in the straw hat.  The woman is holding a pair of pruning shears.  Although, they do look more like hedge clippers.  For you kids out there, who always wondered where prunes came from . . . now you know!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/14

Handstrickgarne

Handstrickgarne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A fashion-less passion.

TOMTO  =  MOTTO,  INRAY  =  RAINY,  RIRETW  =  WRITER,  KOIVEN  =  INVOKE   —   Giving us:  TTINWIK

Clue/Question:  She let her husband make something with her yarn, but he was – – -

FairisleJumpers.jpg, originally found as jumpe...

FairisleJumpers.jpg, originally found as jumpers.jpg on fairisle.org.uk. Photograph of eight Fair Isle knit jumpers (sweaters) hanging in two rows on a rack. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  KNITWIT

(Fun little pun!  Hey, gang.  We have another new clue word today, in “motto”.  Looks like David L. Hoyt is trying to keep our friend, ralis95, real busy with his clue word database.  All of the jumblings appear to be new as well.  Not a bad answer letter layout.  Very humorous cartoon.  This guy is quite the goofball.  Maybe he’ll get better with practice?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/14

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band...

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band of Horses plays at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, October 10, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A pastor and a very prepared player.

ZDYIZ  =  DIZZY,  CONTH  =  NOTCH,  HEGIRH  =  HIGHER,  BERALG  =  GARBLE   —   Giving us:  DZNOIGARE

Clue/Question:  The keyboard player at the church was – – -

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg)...

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg), by Johann Andreas Silbermann, 1741 on which Louis Thiry recorded The Art of Fugue of Johann Sebastian Bach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ORGAN-IZED

(Wonderful pun, and a great Jumble!  We do have another new clue word today, in “higher”.  Go get’ em, ralis95!  We have three new jumbles, from what I can see, with only the one for “notch” having been used before.  I struggled to get “garble”.  I didn’t take the time to write out various combinations, though.  I just decided to back into it.  It’s faster.  Fortunately, the entire set up, and the first six letters, made the answer easy enough for me to get.  From that I knew I needed an R, A and E, and that’s when it became un”garble”d!  Despite all that, I still thought it was a great answer letter layout.  The cartoon did a fine job illustrating the gag.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/15/14

Dvstransomsnow

Dvstransomsnow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Athletic shoe boardroom biz.

AZTOP  =  TOPAZ,  HOOTP  =  PHOTO,  UNFLAT  =  FLAUNT,  DROPAN  =  PARDON   —   Giving us:  TOHOFLDO

Clue/Question:  The new shoe company was gaining a – – -

English: A strong foothold The base of this Co...

English: A strong foothold The base of this Conifer gives the impression of surviving for many more years. The damage to the bark was probably caused by the horses in the field (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FOOTHOLD

(It’s nice to see that they have progressed from their earlier toehold.  From here, they will work towards a stronghold.  But, it’s unlikely that they will achieve a stranglehold.  Nobody really wants to deal with a monopoly, anyway.  We don’t want/need collusion among the bigger players, either.  Consumers need choices and fair competition.

There were no new clue words today.  ralis95 can rest easy.  But, all of the jumbles came up as new, to me.  I only hesitated, slightly, on “pardon”.  The rest came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was cryptic enough, but I thought the whole set up made the answer fairly obvious.  The cartoon definitely got the point across.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  There are a lot of great birthdays today!  A lot of my favorites, like:  Norm Crosby, Tommy Lee Jones, Oliver Stone, Dan Marino, Josh Charles and Prince Harry.  Happy birthday, men!      YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/14/14

Nederlands: Nederlands jeugdteam WK 2006

Nederlands: Nederlands jeugdteam WK 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Slinging encouragement from the sidelines.

RAWDOT  =  TOWARD,  HETMIR  =  HERMIT,  GUTYNH  =  HUNGRY,  SURCUK  =  RUCKUS,  GARFOE  =  FORAGE,  LARPUL  =  PLURAL   —   Giving us:  TOMIHNRUFGEPLL

Clue/Question:  Even though he couldn’t participate with his team at the tug of war, he was – – –

Rajasthani women take part in tug of war game ...

Rajasthani women take part in tug of war game at Pushkar fair, in India’s desert state of Rajasthan, November 15, 2005. Many international and domestic tourists throng to Pushkar to witness one of the most colourful and popular fairs in India. Thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PULLING FOR THEM

(Of course he was.  It’s his team!  And, sometimes you pull for a team that’s competing against your rival.  As I’m pulling for Green Bay to beat the Jets!  You’ve got to root for your team, no matter what!  All of the jumbling was fairly challenging today.  And we even had a new word, causing a “ruckus”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will need to add this to his famous clue word database.  The answer letter layout was very well thought out.  It gave nothing away, and was a great jumble in its own right.  The cartoon does a fine job of illustrating both the physical and mental tension of the event.  Very satisfying Sunday Jumble, folks.  Enjoy the brief remainder of your weekends, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/12/14

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco (Guadalajara...

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Not exactly the maestro of being on time!

TRECP  =  CREPT,  SUYMH  =  MUSHY,  TIDFET  =  FITTED,  CUCUSA  =  CAUCUS   —   Giving us:  CETMSHFIEDCAU

Clue/Question:  After arriving late, the symphony conductor – – -

Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra

Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FACED THE MUSIC

English: Jerry Goldsmith conducting London Sym...

English: Jerry Goldsmith conducting London Symphony Orchestra Deutsch: Jerry Goldsmith mit dem London Symphony Orchestra. Suomi: Jerry Goldsmith johtamassa Lontoon sinfoniaorkesteria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Nice long answer, and a decent pun.  All of today’s jumbling appears to be new.  The only one I struggled with was “fitted”  The others I got right away.  Even the new clue word, “crept”.  This can be added to the ralis95 clue word database.  The answer letter layout was a work of art, in my opinion.  It is wonderfully cryptic.  I’m just glad I could figure out the answer based on Jeff’s great cartoon, with all the critical dialog going on in it.  I know this is just for laughs, but I kind of doubt that they would all react this negatively.  Unless, maybe the conductor is chronically late.  Be well and do good, friends.  And, always do your best to be on time!)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/11/14

A high jump being performed by Yelena Slesaren...

A high jump being performed by Yelena Slesarenko at Stavanger Games 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Track prac-tice.

RAYIN  =  RAINY,  LADVI  =  VALID,  TARORO  =  ORATOR,  VTELEV  =  VELVET   —   Giving us:  RANVDOORVEE

Clue/Question:  He practiced the high jump – – -

Platt Adams during the standing high jump comp...

Platt Adams during the standing high jump competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OVER AND OVER

(Not bad.  I really liked the jumbling of the clue words.  They all appear to be new jumblings.  We even have a new clue word, in “valid”.  I wonder how that one has escaped us so long?!  The answer letter layout could have been a little more challenging.  Swapping “valid” and “rainy”, and also “velvet” and “orator” would made it a little tougher, in my opinion.  The cartoon and dialog do a great job of setting up the pun.  I don’t think too many of you struggled with this one today.  The photo directly above is of the standing high jump.  That’s old school.  Nowadays, they do the running start and the Fosbury Flop, like in the top photo.  That’s it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 


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