Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/14

Visual Description:  Amateur sailors, giving it a shot.

SPATN  =  PANTS,  TVOID  =  DIVOT,  GARFOE  =  FORAGE,  SUMEIS  =  MISUSE   —   Giving us:  TSOTOAUE

Clue/Question:  They weren’t sure what it would be like sailing in the Mediterranean, so they went – - -

Answer:  OUT TO SEA

(Pretty obvious today.  The biggest problem for me, and probably a number of you, was that the second circle was in the wrong place in “forage”.  It should have been in the fourth position, but in the Democrat and Chronicle, and the Arkansas Online, it’s in the sixth position!  I’m not sure how it is in my home paper, or in others, but it likely had an adverse effect on a good number of you.  I don’t believe any of the clue words were new today.  They all look familiar.  Ironically, the only jumble that wasn’t new was the one for “forage”.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, the cartoon was a quaint little European seaport.  The cartoon in today’s paper was a little reduced, so it’s hard to comment on any detail, but I’m pretty sure Jeff skipped the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  I guess it wouldn’t exactly be appropriate, considering the couple is heading out in a sailboat themselves!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/14

Visual Description:  A reel wheel spiel!

SPERS  =  PRESS,  SOPIE  =  POISE,  OXTERV  =  VORTEX,  BENKOR  =  BROKEN   —   Giving us:  PSSPOSOREKEN

Clue/Question:  The salesman knew everything about bicycle wheels and made a great – - -

Answer:  SPOKES-PERSON

(Beautiful!  A marvelous pun.  I forgot to bring my ralis95 clue word database with me, so I’m not sure if any of today’s words are new, or not.  They look to be old reliables, to me, but that’s just a best guess.  Maybe, because, I got them all without any trouble.  I do know that only the jumble for “press” has definitely been used before.  All the other jumbles were new, to me.  Another top-notch job on the answer letter layout.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The cartoon does a fine job of getting the point across.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/20/14

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Rory McIlroy extending his lead.

VITREH  =  THRIVE,  KENOYD  =  DONKEY,  MIFYAN  =  INFAMY,  TEFSAY  =  SAFETY,  STARHH  =  THRASH,  XEPLUD  =  DUPLEX   —   Giving us:  TIDEINMAETTHHUPL

Clue/Question:  Sinking the 50-footer for eagle – - -

Royal Liverpool #16

Royal Liverpool #16 (Photo credit: StonehouseGolf)

Answer:  PUTT HIM IN THE LEAD

 

English: Rory McIlroy at the 2010 PGA Champion...

English: Rory McIlroy at the 2010 PGA Championship, Practice Round (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Beautifully timed Jumble pun.  Rory just won the 2014 British Open, at Royal Liverpool!  He didn’t actually extend his lead today, but at least he didn’t completely blow it.  He held on to win by two strokes over Sergio Garcia and Rickie FowlerHe had been up by six, by Saturday’s close.  He’s only the third golfer to win three majors by age 25.  He’s in superlative company, along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.  But, enough of this golf business.  Most of you don’t come here for a sports wrap up.  You come for the Jumble Spoilers and corresponding commentary.  So, without further ado:

There were no new clue words today, but every single clue word was jumbled expertly.  All, except “thrash”, were new jumblings to me.  I struggled a bit in getting both “thrive” and “donkey”, but the rest came easier to me.  The answer letter layout was very impressive at 16 letters.  In this form, I don’t think it could possibly have given anything away.  The cartoon took me a few seconds to realize it was golf.  The walled off gallery and the pot bunkers threw me for a bit.  I think this made for one of the best Sunday Jumbles I’ve ever worked on.  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


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