Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 11/01/13

Live lobster shipped for consumption in the Un...

Live lobster shipped for consumption in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Top prices for some bottom dwellers.

CUVOH  =  VOUCH,  SUDOE  =  DOUSE,  CHELEK  =  HECKLE,  LESHIG  =  SLEIGH   —   Giving us:  OCHDSEHKLSLE

Clue/Question:  When he got the bill for the extravagant lobster meal, he was – - -

English: Steamed 1.25lb lobster served with cl...

English: Steamed 1.25lb lobster served with claws cracked and tail split alongside mashed potatoes. Dish courtesy of The Boathouse at Sunday Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHELL SHOCKED

(Lobster shells.  Ya get it?  Of course you do.  No new clue words, but they were all jumbled expertly.  And, the answer letter layout was a work of art.  It gave absolutely nothing away.  I can see it taking a while to solve this one.  Of course, the kid playing with the claws, and the empty shells on the mother’s plate were a great clue, too.  Excellent cartoon, Mr. Knurek!  If any of you missed ralis95′s comment a few days ago, I visited with the clue word database master, this past Friday, while I was visiting southern California with the missus.  He prepared a marvelous brunch for us, and we spent the better part of the day just chewing the fat and having a grand ol’ time.  He mentioned something about a jumble solving contest, but between you and me . . . I think he let me win.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 10/31/13

Jack-o-lantern

Jack-o-lantern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Math geeks on Halloween!

DUBIL  =  BUILD,  PREYK  =  PERKY,  RUTIMA  =  ATRIUM,  PANSYP  =  SNAPPY   —   Giving us:  UIPKIMNPP

Clue/Question:  When they divided the jack-o’-lantern’s circumference by its diameter, they got – - -

Three Halloween jack-o'-lanterns.

Three Halloween jack-o’-lanterns. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PUMPKINPI

Pumpkin Pie from a *real* pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pie from a *real* pumpkin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Mmm!  Pumpkin pie!!!  My favorite.  And, guess what?  No one in my house likes it, but me.  So, it’s up to me to devour each pumpkin pie that comes into this house.  Not all at once, mind you, but they’re mine . . . all mine! BWAHAHA!!!  Scary, huh?  That’s just in case you didn’t get enough of a scare on actual Halloween.  Some fine jumbling of the clue words, this day.  None new, but I liked ‘em all,  especially “atrium”.  That one took me a minute or two to get.  The answer letter layout was splendid, but being Halloween, and with all the jack-o’-lanterns in the cartoon, the answer was not hard to get, at all.  Marvelous cartoon, though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/06/13

English: Promotional postcard for the televisi...

English: Promotional postcard for the television program Captain Kangaroo. Shown from left are: Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, Captain Kangaroo, Grandfather Clock, Mister Moose, and Mister Green Jeans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Farmer figuring his finances.

FILCF  =  CLIFF,  INOON  =  ONION,  TRREVE  =  REVERT,  CUSACE  =  ACCUSE   —   Giving us:  IFFOONRERCCE

Clue/Question:  The farmer worked in his – - -

Bad Pun #1

Bad Pun #1 (Photo credit: Gangles87)

Answer:  CORN-ER OFFICE

(A stale, hackneyed, predictable . . . what’s the word I’m looking for? . . . pun, if I ever heard one!  Just kidding, folks.  Y’all know yer old uncle loves the stankiest puns imaginable.  Some interesting jumbling today.  I got the first three immediately, but I had to think for half a minute on “accuse”.  And that’s strange, because usually the double consonant  jumbles are pretty obvious to me.  Surprisingly, the word “cliff” is not in the ralis95 clue word database.  Looks like our buddy has a minor task at hand.  The answer letter layout was pretty good.  I kind of saw OFFICE though, and then figured out CORN-ER easily enough.  Love the cartoon!  The rising sun, the rooster crowing on the eave, and the farmer enjoying his morning cup of joe in his Jumble mug, from the comfort of his porch, overlooking his fields!  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/05/13

A Tennis ball Author: User:Fcb981

A Tennis ball Author: User:Fcb981 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Trying to restore order on the court.

CABIS  =  BASIC,  ALGEE  =  EAGLE,  HIGSTT  =  TIGHTS,  CORTEK  =  ROCKET   —   Giving us:  BCEATSK

Clue/Question:  Losing the first part of the tennis match was a – - -

Shot of a tennis racket and two tennis balls o...

Shot of a tennis racket and two tennis balls on a court. Taken by myself of my racket. Intended for use in WikiProject Tennis Template. vlad § inger tlk 04:59, 18 June 2007 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SET-BACK

(And, tomorrow we’re going to have another tennis Jumble where the answer is COME-BACK!  It could happen, folks.  Nah!  The guys don’t like playing into a theme like that.  If, by chance, I did just spoil tomorrow’s Jumble then I apologize in advance, to Mssrs  Hoyt and Knurek.  No new clue words today, but some nice jumbling.  I hesitated a little bit on “rocket”.  How about you, ralis95??? ;-) Fine job on the answer letter layout.  I had to think a minute on the answer.  It didn’t come to me instantaneously, like they usually do.  You always have to look for what they deliberately – because they have to – leave out.  In today’s case, it was the word SET.  Great cartoon.  I don’t think Jeff plays much tennis though.  The coach has John McEnroe hair, and the girl is playing with an old style racket.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/04/13

Matti

Matti (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Parents tending their kids’ kids.

TAXEC  =  EXACT,  PINTU  =  INPUT,  TARGEY  =  GYRATE,  ROCDAC  =  ACCORD   —   Giving us:  ANGRD

Clue/Question:  They thought their children’s children were – - -

Grandparents

Grandparents (Photo credit: emilio labrador)

Answer:  GRAND

(Aww!  I loves my grandkiddies!  But, you know what the best part about being a grandparent is?  You get to give them BACK to their parents!!!  Having to deal with the wee ones when you are 50 + is fine . . . in small doses.  Just don’t push your luck.  That kind of stress can get to you in a hurry.

No new clue words, today.  The jumbling was swell.  I always have a little trouble getting “gyrate”.  Maybe, it’s because I have limited rhythm!  ROCDAC was a new jumbling of “accord”.  Kind of tough to hide a five letter answer.  I agree with JT . . . great cartoon, Jeff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/03/13

Visual Description:   How Americans view the BBC.

English: Channel 5

English: Channel 5 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DALLYG  =  GLADLY,  KUCPAN  =  UNPACK,  SAMGIT  =  STIGMA,  WINSUE  =  UNWISE,  NEMRAN  =  MANNER,  GLIHHY  =  HIGHLY   —   Giving us:  GLLNCSINEANEHH

 

Clue/Question:  They watched the documentary about Great Britain’s south coast on the – - -

 

English Channel map

English Channel map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ENGLISH CHANNEL

 

(Well, well, well.  If you had only an elementary knowledge of geography you probably could have skipped the Clue/Question altogether.  The clue words were well-jumbled, though none gave me any trouble.  Somehow, it looks like “highly” is going to be a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database.  Masterful job on the answer letter layout.  And, a fine depiction of early 21st Century life . . . in the first world.  Who makes up the rankings of countries anyway?  They always talk about third world countries, and they’re usually not too tough to figure out.  But, what constitutes a second and first world country?  Anybody know the formula???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/30/13

pink hoarse of coarse

pink hoarse of coarse (Photo credit: zen)

Visual Description:  An unstable veterinarian?

RAGCO  =  CARGO,  HOGDU  =  DOUGH,  ROSWOR  =  SORROW,  RUYTEK  =  TURKEY   —   Giving us:  CAODOHSORTRE

Clue/Question:  The veterinarian with laryngitis was a – - -

Nick-at-Nite TV Guide ad

Nick-at-Nite TV Guide ad (Photo credit: Fred Seibert)

Answer:  HOARSE DOCTOR

 

Tintilla grapes.

Tintilla grapes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Mighty fine, pahdnuhs!  Some might compare this pun to the smell of horse apples, but I say:  SNIFFFF.  Smells like victory!  Hey, if horse manure can be referred to as horse apples then I submit to you:  deer grapes!  Size and shape-wise, deer poop is on a par with grapes.  And, you certainly see it in bunches!  The next time it comes up in conversation, I want you all to refer to deer poop as deer grapes.  Got it?  And, don’t forget where you heard it first, folks.

 

poop

poop (Photo credit: bradleygee)

No new clue words today, but the jumbling was decent.  I liked “hogdu” as “dough” the best.  Beautiful answer letter layout!  Nicely spread out.  Like manure?  No, it was nice . . . and cryptic.  And, of course, the cartoon was splendid.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/13

Arp 194. The third galaxy at the bottom of the...

Arp 194. The third galaxy at the bottom of the image is actually a further object, not part of the system. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Parents assuaging their scotophobic child.

SCEHS  =  CHESS,  LITUG  =  GUILT,  VORPEN  =  PROVEN,  PETPOL  =  TOPPLE   —   Giving us:  HESGILPRETLE

Clue/Question:  Her fear of going to bed in the dark made their daughter a – - -

Things That Go Bump In The Night

Things That Go Bump In The Night (Photo credit: Peter Smith Artist)

Answer:  LIGHT SLEEPER

(Alright!  Not a bad pun.  I’m not hearing too many loud groans.  Nothing too difficult with the clue words, today.  None were new.  It’s nice seeing the word “proven”.  It seems to me that this word has somehow fallen out of favor, or maybe it had been misused for a while.  Nowadays, it seems like all I hear is “proved”.  Maybe it’s just me?  Great answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  Even the cartoon wasn’t overly obvious.  Nothing banging you over the head, at least.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/28/13

Photo of my Geek Pride Festival T-shirt, as ta...

Photo of my Geek Pride Festival T-shirt, as taken by me, and posted to GeekT.com, color corrected in Gimp to make up for the bad auto-leveling of my old Casio QV-100. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Geek to geek antique speak.

MOHOP  =  OOMPH,  BAMMO  =  MAMBO,  DURGET  =  TRUDGE,  NYLBIE  =  BYLINE   —   Giving us:  OOMMORDGYE

Clue/Question:  He used this to recall facts about his first computer.

Memory

Memory (Photo credit: Novafly)

Answer:  HIS GOOD MEMORY

(I believe that all the jumblings were new today.  Not the clue words, just the jumblings.  And, that’s just since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I liked them all, but especially “oomph” and “trudge”.  We actually have a new clue word for the ralis95 clue word database, in “byline”!  I thought the answer letter layout was fantastic!  Too bad the Clue/Question had the word “recall” in it, and the one guy mentioned RAM, which stands for random-access memory.  Those two references pretty much gave the answer away, for me.  Fine cartoon though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/27/13

Lower Yellowstone Falls closeup. Yellowstone N...

Lower Yellowstone Falls closeup. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The guided tour through Yellowstone.

PLAWLO  =  WALLOP,  NATMED  =  TANDEM,  SWADHO  =  SHADOW,  BERPUS  =  SUPERB,  PANNIK  =  NAPKIN,  LAWKEY  =  WEAKLY   —   Giving us:  WLTNHAPERAKIK

Clue/Question:  The forest ranger’s job was a – - -

Thermophiles produce some of the bright colors...

Thermophiles produce some of the bright colors of Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:   WALK IN THE PARK

(Pretty cool!  Great clue words, well jumbled.  I had a little trouble getting “tandem” . . . again, and with this exact same jumbling!  Surprisingly, it looks like “weakly” is to be a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database.  The answer letter layout is exceptional.  Very cryptic.  The big clue was in the cartoon . . . under their very feet!  Very satisfying Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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