Memorial Day Jumble – 2016

English: Picture of graves decorated with flag...

English: Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Vet, remembering his fallen comrades.

KAHYS  =  SHAKY,  NORDF  =  FROND,  DEDARM  =  MADDER,  CRONEE  =  ENCORE   —   Giving us:  SHAFRDMERECO

Clue/Question:  Doctors at veterans’ hospitals dedicate their lives to treating the – – –

English: WAR MEMORIAL GUTHRIE-KENTUCKY

English: WAR MEMORIAL GUTHRIE-KENTUCKY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HARMED FORCES

Adaxial (left) and abaxial (right) surfaces of...

Adaxial (left) and abaxial (right) surfaces of a pinnate fern frond (Blechnum appendiculatum). Sori are evident on the abaxial surface. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, we all should take time to remember those who have died while serving our country, regardless of our political stances for any given conflict.  Those who serve don’t get to pick and choose where and who they fight.  They fight with a trust in their superiors, and a belief that our leaders are committing them to a noble cause.  The trust and faith of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country should never be forgotten.

And, guess what, guys?  We have two brand new clue words today!  Both “frond” and “madder” can be added to the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  I really thought we had seen “frond” before, but if we did it must have occurred on a Sunday.  “Madder” is one of those simple words that surprises you when you find that it’s not on the list.  We’ve seen both the jumbles “kahys” and “cronee” before.  The answer letter layout was excellent once again.  I initially thought that the second word was going to be HEROES, but that left me with AFRDMC.  You can’t do anything with that, but it did hint at the word ARMED, and that’s what brought me to ARMED FORCES, and then to the pun!  Very respectful cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Memorial Day Jumble – 2016”


  1. 1 haliburton76 May 30, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I found this one pretty challenging, UR. Like you, I first went with HEROES … and played with many combinations, like SEARCH FORMED, FRAMED CHORES, CHASED REFORM, FORCED HAREMS! But after I isolated FORCES, the bell went off! Hope you had a great Memorial Day.

  2. 2 unclerave May 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I had to put it down, do something else, then came back to it, hal. From the # of queries the blog is getting we are not alone!

    — YUR

  3. 3 vnatraj1 May 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Hal, I love FORCED HAREMS. 🙂 I had to think a second for FROND and a few seconds for MADDER, but the final answer came to be very quickly. I saw FORCES almost right away and the rest was easy. Very nice Jumble.


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