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Jumble Spoiler – 02/15/18

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Visual Description:  I’m going with Memphis.

NGUTS  =  STUNG,  VLAHE  =  HALVE,  BRMEAK  =  EMBARK,  GUMSPY  =  GYPSUM   —   Giving us:  STNHLEEBAGSU

Clue/Question:  When B.B King passed away in 2015, his fans – – –

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Answer:  SANG THE BLUES

(But, of course!  It was the passing of a musical legend.  One of the “Thee Kings of the Blues”.  An all-time American icon.  The Blues had probably the biggest influence on Rock and Roll music.  From Elvis, to the Stones, to Led Zeppelin and the Allman Brothers, to Hendrix and Clapton.  The list goes on and on.  Even more contemporary Rock and Alt-Rock acts, like Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Gov’t Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Rag’n’Bone Man, and Susan Tedeschi, just to name a few.  Oops!  Can’t leave out the Jeff Knurek Band!  Guys like B.B. King made it all possible.

There were no new clue words today, but they were all lightly used clue words.  All of the jumbles came up as new.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you tripped up on “vlahe”, “brmeak” and “gumspy”.  The answer letter layout was a dandy of a cryptic jumble too.  Hopefully, the answer was as obvious to you as it was to me.  But, I certainly can’t speak for everyone.

Loved the cartoon.  I really liked how Jeff had all the people singing along with the performer.  A really fine Jumble, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 02/14/18

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Visual Description:  Coffee shop courtin’.

LAYEL  =  ALLEY,  IZEES  =  SEIZE,  EBOWLB  =  WOBBLE,  COVIRT  =  VICTOR   —   Giving us:  EYSEWEVTR

Clue/Question:  When he gave her a heart-shaped sugar cookie, she thought it was – – –

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Answer:  VERY SWEET

(WHAT?  A SUGAR COOKIE!  Where’s the CHOCOLATE, bub?  This is Valentine’s Day, not Christmas.  Oh, well.  It’s the thought that counts.  And, maybe she’s one of those rare females who don’t like chocolate.  There are a few of them.  And besides, red frosting on a sugar cookie looks better than on a chocolate one.

I was REALLY surprised to find that two of today’s clue words are coming up as new!  Both “alley” and “victor” are not on my most recent copy of the ralis95 – world famous – clue word database.  And, it’s from November of 2017, so it’s not very old.  All of the jumbles came up as new.  The word “seize” goes against the ‘I before E, except after C’ rule.  I’m sure there must be some kind of loophole in that rule.  The answer letter layout was an awesome jumble.  It gave nothing away.

Ya know, Millennials call those hats “beanies”.  Those aren’t beanies!  They’re toques, or tuques, and sometimes tukes!  From my Doug and Bob McKenzie days!  When I was a kid, they were called either watch caps, or just knitted hats/caps.  Beanies were always those funky – read ugly – little hats that college kids wore.  They were more like yarmulkes, and covered pretty much just the tops of your head.  But, the kids are calling ’em “beanies” now, so we folk who know better don’t argue with ’em, cause that just makes us old!  Any who, I hope everybody has a Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/11/18

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Visual Description:  Jumble meets the Jetsons.

OPTEKC  =  POCKET,  GEEERD  =  DEGREE,  OIWTTU  =  OUTWIT,  PLUARB  =  BURLAP,  DAWHOS  =  SHADOW,  GYMHIT  =  MIGHTY   —   Giving us:  PODEEOTRASHOMG

Clue/Question:  When the Mars colony opened its first restaurant, customers really liked its – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words   (4-letters)  (10-letters)

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Answer:  GOOD ATMOSPHERE

(Just stay away from the potato salad!  This was a very ambitious Jumble.  Maybe not as ambitious as sending a red Tesla roadster on a Falcon Heavy rocket, complete with an astronaut mannequin in the front seat, playing David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”, off towards the planet Mars, but still ambitious.

All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  Yet, all of the jumbles came up as new.  It took me a few looks to come up with “degree”.  I was seeing dredge and edger, before the right word came to me.  The other clue words I saw right away.  The answer letter layout was a dandy of a jumble.  Definitely not obvious.  The maître d’ asking for the climate helmet, and the lady liking “the vibe” were the big giveaways to the ten-letter word.  ODOG gave me GOOD.  Jeff’s drawing was both impressive and amusing.  The guy with the pilsner glass looks like George Jetson, but the lady with the champagne flute doe not look like Jane, to me.   If Jane finds out, George might be sleeping with Astro when he gets home.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Super Bowl Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/04/18

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Visual Description:  Super View!

LOVITE  =  VIOLET,  SWODIN  =  DISOWN,  IPRIMA  =  IMPAIR,  PAOLOH  =  HOOPLA,  SEINUF  =  INFUSE,  SITIMF  =  MISFIT   —   Giving us:  VLDSNIIOOFEFI

Clue/Question:  With seats in the front row on the 50-yard line, they had a great – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (2-letters)  (6-letters)

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Answer:  FIELD OF VISION

(A great stinky pun, and very appropriate!  Today is Super Bowl LII, for those of you who happen to live under a rock.  All of today’s clue words are All-Pro clue words.  No rookies.  Two of the jumbles gave me fits!  I ended up backing into the simple “violet”.  No, really!  And, I tried to make the word endows into “indows”.  That messed me up, for a minute or two also.  Luckily, the answer was easy enough, especially with all the “I”s, “O”s and “F”s.  And the “V”.  But, the answer letter layout was excellent. 

It looks like Jeff put this together a couple of weeks ago.  He figured it was going to be the Vikings vs. the Patriots.  Well, he got it half right.  But, the Eagles demolished the Vikings, in the NFC Championship game, and made it to the Big Show.  The Pats pulled off yet another miracle comeback, to defeat the Jaguars.  Do the Pats have one more rabbit to pull out of their helmet???  We’ll see in a few hours, folks.  No predictions, but my household will be sporting green today.  “Fly, Eagles, Fly!”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images and song courtesy of Google

(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/21/18

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Visual Description:  How Mildred Hayes (outside Ebbing, MO) got her start.

TAUISH  =  HIATUS,  VAIYAR  =  AVIARY,  DOARHI  =  HAIRDO,  GUITON  =  OUTING,  PREEXT  =  EXPERT,  TANGEE  =  NEGATE   —   Giving us:  HSVIRIROONGETTE

Clue/Question:  She purchased the billboard from someone who was happy to – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (4-letters)  (2-letters)  (4-letters)  (2-letters)  (3-letters)

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Answer:  SIGN IT OVER TO HER

(Wow!  This one really had me going, for a while.  Maybe the guys were trying to shut me up a little.  JKLOL! 

I thought that the jumble “tauish” was positively diabolical!  No, LindaLee is not writing today’s comments.  I had to back into it, and that wasn’t easy, because without that H & S . . . figuring out the final Answer was definitely not easy for me.   I also thought that both “vaiyar” and “tangee” were fairly challenging jumbles.  All of them appear to be new jumbles.

The answer letter layout was a killer jumble.  Nothing obvious about it, to me.  The cartoon’s dialog led me to think one of the answer words might be REST, so I was thinking REST IT OVER . . .   I finally focused in on her signing the sales papers/contract.  Then the bells went off, and I saw the final answer.  Figuring out what to do with the S & H still took me some time to figure out “hiatus”!  Great self-promoting Sunday Jumble!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I haven’t seen “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” yet, but I want to see it.  I did just see “The Post”, and it was good, but . . .   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures, via Google.

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/14/18

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Visual Description:  Obscenely priced comfort food.

INCCIO  =  ICONIC,  ENCCIS  =  SCENIC,  NETDOE  =  DENOTE,  DSWERH  =  SHREWD,  TOMACS  =  MASCOT,  DAXPEN  =  EXPAND   —   Giving us:  ICSCNOESHESCOEPN

Clue/Question:  After running out of hotdogs, the food vendor had to make a – – –

Pre-Answer:   Two Words   (10-letters)  (6-letters)

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Answer:  CONCESSION SPEECH

(Great stinky pun!  I loved it.  All of today’s jumbles appear to be brand new.  I didn’t struggle with any of them, but I did mis-see a couple of them for a second or two.  At first I saw science, instead of “scenic”, and stomach, instead of “mascot”.  A nice, long 16-letter answer letter layout made for a beautifully cryptic jumble.  Nothing about it looked obvious to me.  It looks like it’s the Jumblers vs. the Scramblers basketball game!  I sure hope Jeff was exaggerating a little with the food prices, because if not I won’t be going to any ball games anytime soon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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don’t waste time being offended….

For all of us to remember, but especially for those of us who like to think of ourselves as “liberal”. — YUR

Turning Point

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When I am offended, I  train my mind to believe that they are hurting me not because      I am who I am but because they are them….     images               In psychoanalytic viewpoint,                       images (3)                those people are not nice because they are probably wounded….

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