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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/19

 

Visual Description:  On a wing and a . . . dare.

CIPMTA  =  IMPACT,  LNEENF  =  FENNEL,  BHAYSB  =  SHABBY,  SIOACF  =  FIASCO,  LOFARL  =  FLORAL,  GSITTH  =  TIGHTS   —   Giving us:  ITFNLSAYFAOFORTGT

Clue/Question:   Boeing became a huge aircraft manufacturer after getting – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (3-letters)  (2-letters)  (1-letter)  (6-letters)  (5-letters)

Answer:  OFF TO A FLYING START

(A fairly challenging stinky pun of a Jumble!  I’m wondering now if the expression has its roots in manned flight.  It does make sense.  Were the Wright Brothers the only ones building planes prior to the Boeing Company?  It just seems a little strange, to me, that a company way back in 1916, and way out in Seattle, would take the lead in aviation, like they did.  I can’t imagine that Seattle was very big in 1916.  Could be my East Coast bias, but I guess that great industrialists come from all over the place.

All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new!  The only one to give me pause was “lofarl”.  But, I didn’t struggle long with it.  The answer letter layout was a spiffy seventeen letter jumble.  I did not find it the least bit obvious.  It took me some time to come up with FLYING, as I was first going with OFF ON A _ _ _.  But, from my remaining letters I did see START, and realized I needed to swap out one of my T’s for the N.  I’m sure that many of you saw the right answer before I did.

Great cartoon of Bill Boeing, addressing his workers.  Outside the hangar you can see a seaplane taking off from Puget Sound.  That was likely the bonus clue . . . a plane taking off.  A nicely challenging and entertaining Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/17/19

 

Visual Description:  The blustery morn.

VIQRUE  =  QUIVER,  ENAPTU  =  PEANUT,  RANYEL  =  NEARLY,  FIDAAR  =  AFRAID,  DAALIR  =  RADIAL,  HOEYRT  =  THEORY   —   Giving us:  IRPENNERARADIATHO

Clue/Question:  The St. Patrick’s Day festivities were ready to begin, but they hoped it wouldn’t – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (2-letters)  (5-letters)  (6-letters)

Answer:  RAIN ON THEIR PARADE

(Hold on to your tams, me boyos . . . and lassies!  Just a wee bit of misdirection with today’s stinky pun.  They wanted us to concentrate more on the wind aspect, with the cartoon and its dialog.  But, the wind is merely the precursor to the coming thunderstorm.  Rain would definitely put a damper on things, but you could still proceed.  High winds could ground the balloons though!

All of today’s clue words were all familiar old muckers.  It seems like ages since we’ve seen “quiver”.  Surprisingly though, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  The only one to give me any pause was “daalir”.  The others I saw immediately.  The answer letter layout was a grand seventeen letter jumble.  It did a fine job keeping the answer under wraps.

Fun cartoon of the Chicago Paddy’s Day parade preparations.  The storm clouds are building, and the wind is whipping.  But, the lassies should be able to get their stepdancing in, and the leprechauns should be able to do their jigs.  Everyone is Irish today, so wear a little green, and hopefully we’ll all be in for a little airgead!  Be well and do good, friends.  Sláinte!)   —   YUR

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Curtain Raiser

Decidedly more than “two cents”. Oh, and whoever doesn’t like this can lump it. — YUR

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Help Children Save Their Future, Colltalers

Less than a month since the Trump administration decided to oust Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, the country is in turmoil, clashing with neighbors, and facing civil war. What it’s farther from achieving, though, is the social stability Venezuelans want.
It’s another make-believe threat, to be sustained until or if this week’s North Korea summit produces a sliver of good news the president can boast about. It’ll further deplete the already poor climate change media coverage, the only war we should be fighting.
It’s inspiring to see the young, mostly children, in fact, jumping into the trenches for the climate fight, with the resolve and maturity rarely seen in our leaders. By pushing them hard, the kids are also exposing some pretty vexing realities about the adult world.
When members of the Sunrise Movement, middle and high school children advocating for climate action, visited California’s…

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/19

Visual Description:  No worries distress?

SOLTCE  =  CLOSET,  EEHIRT  =  EITHER,  CNALEG  =  GLANCE,  CNIRIO  =  IRONIC,  BRUPSE  =  SUPERB,  WHOTNR  =  THROWN   —   Giving us:  LSTEHRGLAOISETN

Clue/Question:  Her jeans had worn out and were – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (2-letters)  (5-letters)  (4-letters)  (4-letters)  

Answer:  ON THEIR LAST LEGS

(A fairly challenging Jumble all around!  I’m not hearing any major groans, so the pun couldn’t be all that stinky.  I’m just surprised that the teen is so agreeable.  They’re usually a little more contrary.

All of the clue words are members of the six letter clue word hall of fame.  All very recognizable.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new!  A couple of them I even found fairly challenging, in “eehirt” and “brupse”.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful 15-letter jumble.  Nothing obvious there.  I was certain that the 5-leet word was THEIR, and one of the 4-letter words was LAST.  But, I thought the other 4-letter word might be LONG, which only left me with EN.  It took a few minutes to come around to the correct final answer.

Nice domestic scene cartoon.  A typical teen’s room, with clothes on the floor.  I see that dad is a Michigan fan!  LOL!  Is there still a market for distressed jeans???  I’ve definitely got a few pairs hanging around, if anyone knows anyone who is interested.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/17/19 (Hey, ralis95!)

Visual Description:  Prêt-à-por·ter peeve.

WRCEUF  =  CURFEW,  OREKBR  =  BROKER,  KALECC  =  CACKLE,  OMHOCS  =  SMOOCH,  GTONTE  =  GOTTEN,  ALWWLO  =  WALLOW   —   Giving us:  UREOERACEMHOTEWLW

Clue/Question:  The fashion model refused to try on anything and would soon – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (3-letters)  (3-letters)  (7-letters)

Answer:  WEAR OUT HER WELCOME

(Of course, hardly any of these get-ups are “Ready To Wear”, but that’s the fashion biz, folks!  Outrageousness, and ostentatiousness, is the name of the game.  High fashion is a weird . . . art.  It’s kind of hard to call it a business, because most of the pieces would have such a limited clientele.  Tall, extremely thin, usually young, and very wealthy.  And, other than galas and other artsy events, where and when would you wear these pieces?  It’s more art than anything else.

We actually seem to have a new clue word for the world famous ralis95 clue word database, in “wallow”.  It sounds familiar to me, but what do I know?  I’m just your friendly neighborhood spoiler man.  Hey, Marvel.  Call me!  Every single jumble came up as new.  All pretty decent too.  But, it’s the answer letter layout that takes the cake.  It’s a 17-letter masterpiece that disguised the final answer very nicely.  Great job, David!  I think the designer’s bit of dialog was the biggest clue.

Fun cartoon of a fashion shoot.  We have the model, the dresser, the photographer, the designer, a rack of outfits, and softbox lights in the background.  Jeff must really be up on his “Just Shoot Me” and “Ugly Betty”!  Hey, I loved those shows!  And, I’m a beer guzzling, chili eating, stink-making, man’s man!  But, I also love a good quiche, so make what you will of that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Super Bowl LIII Jumble – 02/03/19

Visual Description:  NFC warmup to the Big Show!

CILPAD  =  PLACID,  DCIEEV  =  DEVICE,  TAGEEO  =  GOATEE,  TOYFIN  =  NOTIFY,  SRAUDB  =  ABSURD,  HLSASP  =  SPLASH   —   Giving us:  AIDCEGANYASPSH

Clue/Question:  The quarterback’s performance was improving with – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words   (4-letters)  (7-letters)  (3-letters)

Answer:  EACH PASSING DAY

(Excellent football pun.  Only stinky if you’re not a fan.  SO much to like about today’s Jumble.  First, and foremost, there is NO Tom Brady!  LOL!  Although, I wouldn’t mind seeing a Jumble with his missus, Giselle.  She is smokin’!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Yet, all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  I was trying to come up with deceive, before I saw “device”.  But that was the only one to give me pause.  Some of my favorite clue words today, in “placid”, “goatee”, and especially “absurd”!  I just love that word!  The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble.  It disguised the final answer perfectly.

Super cartoon!  That coach does not look familiar, but we can let that slide.  I’m hoping to see plenty of completions from Jared Goff to Robert Woods.  But, I’m also hoping to see Todd Gurley run wild.  And, I’d love to see Ndamukong Suh sack Mr. Brady, and then extend his hand and revive that famous Johnny Cash line:  “How do you do?  My name is Suh!”  Sorry, Pats fans.  As a Bills fan, I despise the Pats.  Should be a good game, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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You Once Belonged

I was planning on writing something on this 50 year anniversary, but it slipped my mind(?). Good thing an even better writer followed through on it! — YUR

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50 Years Ago Today,
Beatles Called it Quits

It was the last time they played together but no one knew it then. Their first public performance in over three years. And yes, it’s now been half a century ago. If they used to make us feel forever young, now they date us. But so does life.
It’s likely that great part of the living today wasn’t around then yet. And countless who were, have already ended their journey. For those in between, though, what a feeling having had The Beatles around to create the soundtrack of our early dreams.
John Lennon, PaulMcCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, were concluding one of the most recounted musical trajectories of all times. And way before their century was over too, they’d inscribed their names at the heart of an entire generation.
They were as important for their…

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