Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Jumble Spoiler – 11/15/13

The Family Circus

The Family Circus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Family Circus

NOORH  =  HONOR,  TGIFH  =  FIGHT,  SUNEAA  =  NAUSEA,  MOSTOH  =  SMOOTH   —   Giving us:  HORIGTASEMTH

Clue/Question:  Mommy knew something was wrong because Billy came – - -

The Sardine Family Circus, an English family o...

The Sardine Family Circus, an English family of street acrobats and performers, at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  STRAIGHT HOME

(And, there we go.  Jeff’s buddy Jeff got the Friday slot!  All legitimate clue words, nicely jumbled.  I’m fairly certain that none were new.  Top-notch job on the answer letter layout, too.  Our friend Billy usually likes to meander and detour quite a bit.  Ahh, innocence!  There is so much to pique the curiosity of little children, and they want to see it all.  It’s all fresh and new to them, and they’re filled with awe and appreciation.  That’s the little kid part of us that we all should strive to hold on to.  That’s the part that makes life worth living.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/14/13

rhymes with orange

rhymes with orange (Photo credit: ** RCB **)

Visual Description:  Rhymes With Orange

LADYM  =  MADLY,  DUFIL  =  FLUID,  LUPLAR  =  PLURAL,  ONEGXY  =  OXYGEN   —   Giving us:  ALYFLUPUROX

Clue/Question:  A millionaire’s dog’s favorite place.

Zipp The Not Quite A Lap Dog Anymore

Zipp The Not Quite A Lap Dog Anymore (Photo credit: Bruce McKay Yellow Snow Photography)

Answer:  THE LAP OF LUXURY

(Hey there, Ms. Price!  Your strip is one of my favorites!  Of the newer strips, that is.  You’d be a natural on the Jumble.  You’re a pun-person.  You enjoy a little daily word play.  And, you feature the occasional guest cartoonist, from time to time.  Maybe that’s where Jeff got the idea for this series!  Sure.  It all makes sense, now.

No new clue words, but some dandy jumblings.  And, a fine job on the answer letter layout, too.  No giveaways.  Today’s guest Jumble made the week for me.  Unless they’re saving up Darby Conley, or Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman!  Those guys make me laugh on a daily basis, too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/13/13

Visual Description:  FOX TROT

Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word

Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 STUCD  =  DUCTS,  WALOL  =  ALLOW,  BIMZOE  =  ZOMBIE,  SECACS  =  ACCESS   —   Giving us:  UCSLLOACS

Clue/Question:  When Quincy chewed up Jason’s math homework, it was found to be – - -

A scrum in sevens rugby.

A scrum in sevens rugby. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CALCU-LOSS

(Loved the stinky pun!  But, I’ve got to call a foot-foul on the first clue word!  You cannot make a five letter word by adding an S to a four letter word.  It ain’t kosher, Bill.  It’s against the Law of the Jumble!  Just goes to show how tricky it is to put a by-the-book Jumble together.  You could have used the word SCRUM, and just changed the circles.  The other three clue words were jumbled nicely.  And, the answer letter layout was sweet!  Definitely captured the spirit of the Jumble in the cartoon, though.  A fine effort, indeed.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/12/13

English: This is a photograph of a domesticate...

English: This is a photograph of a domesticated dingo asleep on a couch, taken at a farm house outside of Yalata, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dogs as humans, at home.

MOTSP  =  STOMP,  CLIDH  =  CHILD,  TONDEE  =  DENOTE,  LATREL  =  TALLER   —   Giving us:  STMCIDDOETAE

Clue/Question:  The dogs at home were – - -

Domestication: Dog Breeding

Domestication: Dog Breeding (Photo credit: Ryan Somma)

Answer:  DOMESTICATED

(Kind of a derivative type pun.  Domestic.  Domicile.  Home.  Dogs were the first animals domesticated by man.  It’s alright.  Just not one of our usual groaners.  No new clue words, but I liked the jumblings of “stomp” and “taller”.  The answer letter layout was superb.  I’m not familiar with this comic, but I’m sure it’s very amusing.  Nice job, Dan.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/11/13

Garfield (character)

Garfield (character) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  GARFIELD

MOCAM  =  COMMA,  LAGEZ  =  GLAZE,  RAWDOT  =  TOWARD,  TALYEL  =  LATELY   —   Giving us:  CALETALY

Clue/Question:  It’s not that Garfield is too lazy to bowl, it’s that he’s no – - -

Answer:  ALLEY CAT

(Great clue word jumbling!  It took me a bit to get “comma”, and I rarely have trouble with the first word!  The others I got right away.  The answer letter layout was beautiful.  But, with Jim’s great cartoon the answer wasn’t the toughest to figure out.  This should be a fun week, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/10/13

Skydiving!

Skydiving! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Your Unclerave in 2005.

MAYFIN  =  INFAMY,  RULHOY  =  HOURLY,  CATHED  =  DETACH,  TREEJS  =  JESTER,  VATICE  =  ACTIVE,  SAPHIM  =  MISHAP   —   Giving us:  NAUDCHJEECTMAP

Clue/Question:  When he saw an opportunity to win a free skydiving lesson, he – - -

Skydiving V5-NSK

Skydiving V5-NSK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  JUMPED AT THE CHANCE

(Gotta love the cartoon!  Looks like the place I went to . . . way back when.  No new clue words, but some great jumblings.  I probably had the most trouble with “jester” and “mishap”, but I also liked “infamy”.  Great job on the answer letter layout.  But, I did all the clue words without writing them down, and when I saw the cartoon, and read the clue/question, I figured out the answer without even seeing the answer letter layout.  Some days are like that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/09/13

English: Sheep and lambs in Switzerland.

English: Sheep and lambs in Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Ewe, counting out both battling baaa-ers.

CINME  =  MINCE,  BOHYB  =  HOBBY,  VILHAS  =  LAVISH,  BUSDAR  =  ABSURD   —   Giving us:  MEBLABD

Clue/Question:  When the young sheep fought over their sleeping arrangements, it was – - -

Pet Lambs

Pet Lambs (Photo credit: tigerweet)

Answer:  BED-LAMB

(Oh, yeah.  That’s a stinker alright!  Fantastic pun!  No new clue words, but all were jumbled well.  I really liked the jumblings of “lavish” and “absurd”.  Fine job on the answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  Wouldn’t be terribly surprised if this stumped a few.  Fun cartoon!  Be well.  Do good.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/08/13

English: Fried eggs and ham. Español: Huevos f...

English: Fried eggs and ham. Español: Huevos fritos y jamón de York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Eager hash slingers at the diner.

OGAME  =  OMEGA,  KIRTC  =  TRICK,  CAUTIQ  =  ACQUIT,  GAHRAN  =  HANGAR   —   Giving us:  EGRCKCITANG

Clue/Question:  The cooks at the new breakfast restaurant were ready to – - -

IMG_1110

IMG_1110 (Photo credit: Archman8)

Answer:  GET CRACKING

(I like it!  I like diners!  And, as Billy Crystalimitating Larry Holmes – would say:  I like eggs!  You have to go back to the ’80s for that routine!  Crystal used to do some great impressions.  No one did a better Muhammad Ali.  So good, in fact, that Ali himself would refer to Billy as Little Brother.  Excellent clue word jumbling.  I’ve tripped up on “omega” in the past, but I got it right away today.  I started to write aquatic before I realized I was short an A.  Then I saw “acquit”.  When I was out in So-Cal last week I bought some beer by a company called Hangar 24.  Very tasty, indeed.  I really liked today’s answer letter layout.  And, the cartoon was a lot of fun.  I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/07/13

"MUMMIES"

“MUMMIES” (Photo credit: Englishpointers (Hate Sleep Apneoa))

Visual Description:  A dummy searching for a mummy.

NOUGY  =  YOUNG,  RIWEP  =  WIPER,  DORSUH  =  SHROUD,  PUTBAR  =  ABRUPT   —   Giving us:  YOIESHBRT

Clue/Question:  If the archaeologist’s assistant didn’t improve he’d – - -

Cleopatra Mummy

Cleopatra Mummy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BE HISTORY

(I thought there’d be more people searching for today’s answer.  I thought it was pretty tough!  No new clue words, but every jumble was new, to me.  I really liked  the one for “shroud”.  That was a prominent word in a recent Cryptoquote!  Maybe Hoyt comes here for a little inspiration, from time to time.  He really likes using the word “abrupt” as a clue word, doesn’t he?  The answer letter layout was super!  I thought the answer was going to be BE something, but it really took me a while to figure out HISTORY.  The funny thing is when I was a kid, I always wanted to be an archaeologist.  And, I’ve always been a big history buff, but I just didn’t put the two together.  Sometimes I’m a little dense.  Fantastic cartoon, though!  Be well and do good, friends.)  —   YUR  

(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 11/02/13

English: George Clooney, Cannes film festival

English: George Clooney, Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Clooney couldn’t make it.

LANPK  =  PLANK,  SEUSG  =  GUESS,  SECCAS  =  ACCESS,  SCHNET  =  STENCH   —   Giving us:  PLESCESSEH

Clue/Question:  When the person giving the keynote address failed to show up, the audience was – - -

George Clooney 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 (Finali...

George Clooney 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 (Finalist in 2010) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SPEECHLESS

(Those poor ladies look positively heartbroken!  A nice long answer, for a change.  I had a little difficulty getting “stench”.  The other ones I saw right away.  But, the jumbling was great.  Some days you just see the words.  The answer letter layout was fantastic.  Nothing given away.  And, an amusing cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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