Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/03/15

Striped Skunk

Striped Skunk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Polecat problemo!

TYEPT  =  PETTY,  KUNJY  =  JUNKY,  MASYDI  =  DISMAY,  CUPENO  =  POUNCE   —   Giving us:  PTTUKISAPUN

Clue/Question:  He wanted to get the skunk out of the garage, but the skunk – – –

English: Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis)

English: Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PUT UP A STINK

(Do I have to say it?  Heck, why not?  That was one stinky pun!  It seems we have a new clue word today, and it’s a word that probably isn’t readily accepted in England, as WordPress does not like “junky”!  We also seem to have three new jumbles, with only “cupeno” definitely having been used here before.  The answer letter layout was not a masterpiece, but it was pretty good.  Cute cartoon.  But who’d be dumb enough to think you can shoo away a skunk with a tennis racket?  The guy got what he deserved!  Hey, guys!  Guess what?  Mort Walker turns 92 today!  Happy birthday, Mort!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/15

ASL in family

ASL in family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Metacarpus manifestations.

GREEV  =  VERGE,  CATHH  =  HATCH,  CLENGA  =  GLANCE,  DARUSB  =  ABSURD   —   Giving us:  VEEHAHGANARD

Clue/Question:  She was struggling to learn sign language, so the instructor – – –

Sign language P

Sign language P (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GAVE HER A HAND

(Good thing there’s a signing chart on the wall of the classroom.  At first glance, I thought they were exchanging some kind urban handshake!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We have seen “greev” before.  The answer letter layout was pretty cool.  Nothing obvious, but the answer wasn’t very hard to figure out.  There’s been a few times in my life where I’ve known how to sign the alphabet.  But, like many things, if you don’t use it you kinda lose it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/15

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Bro...

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Broadway Comedy Club NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dying . . . for a laugh.

MURYM  =  RUMMY,  RAHDO  =  HOARD,  SINGUE  =  GENIUS,  LAIHEN  =  INHALE   —   Giving us:  RMMHOGIUINH

Clue/Question:  The comedian wasn’t all that funny.  When a few people laughed, they were – – –

Comedian Jim Breuer (right).

Comedian Jim Breuer (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HUMORING HIM

(Hey!  What’s the punchline?  Just because he’s going with the hokey arrow-through-the-head gag doesn’t mean he can’t be funny!  Does this Jumble seem familiar to anyone else besides me?  Hmm.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  I can confirm we’ve seen “murym” before.  I liked the answer letter groupings!  Makes it just a little bit easier for me.  The answer letter layout was was another fine jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  Fun cartoon.  It has that comedy club feel.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/15

Visual Description:  Scott Walker . . . with all his supporters.

UDELE  =  ELUDE,  LEYID  =  YIELD,  SEEGRY  =  GEYSER,  NUBODA  =  ABOUND   —   Giving us:  ELDYIEGRAND

Clue/Question:  He told stories about the cow that had produced so much milk because she was – – –

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LEGENDDAIRY

(Very nice.  Semi-familiar though.  The answer, that is.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “leyid” before.  I thought that “yield” and “geyser” were fairly tough solves.  The answer letter layout was great too.  Nothing obvious, from my standpoint.  Fun cartoon.  I really think this guy could pass for the Governor of Wisconsin!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/15

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Poor sport and spoilsport.

RUMON  =  MOURN,  SIHTO  =  HOIST,  SWERDH  =  SHREWD,  CURPES  =  SPRUCE   —   Giving us:  MOUHIHWDSPE

Clue/Question:  His rival at the hot air balloon race – – –

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the b...

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the bank of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHOWED HIM UP

(I hate when that happens!  Pretty good pun.  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles are new.  We’ve definitely seen “rumon” and “curpes” before.  Nicely cryptic answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  Fun cartoon.  “Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!”  Great later ’60s pop tune!  I’ll provide a Youtube link.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/25/15

Part of Image:Planetary society.jpg Original c...

Part of Image:Planetary society.jpg Original caption: “Founding of the Planetary Society Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman, the founders of The Planetary Society at the time of signing the papers formally incorporating the organization. The fourth person is Harry Ashmore, an advisor, who greatly helped in the founding of the Society. Ashmore was a Pulitizer Prize winning journalist and leader in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Carl explaining the cosmos!

PUSOY  =  SOUPY,  RESIK  =  SKIER,  POLTEP  =  TOPPLE,  MUVUCA  =  VACUUM   —   Giving us:  SOPSIRTOEACUU

Clue/Question:  The universe is home to so many planets, stars and galaxies because it’s – – –

Carl Sagan with a model of the Viking lander

Carl Sagan with a model of the Viking lander (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OUTER SPACIOUS

(THIS I consider a real pun.  And, a stinky one at that!  We actually have another new clue word today, in “skier”.  Another entry in the ralis95 clue word database!  It was the one clue word that gave me a little trouble.  Two of the other jumbles seem to be new, but we have definitely seen “poltep” before.  The answer letter layout is a marvelously cryptic jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  At first, I thought the first word was going to be SPACE.  But, the letters SOIRTOUU changed my mind in a hurry.  It did help me see the IOUS of SPACIOUS.  And, the OUT in OUTTER.  Great cartoon of Carl Sagan!  He was such an inspiration to at least millions and millions of astronomy fans.  If not BILLIONS and BILLIONS Don’t be afraid to reach for the stars, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/23/15

English: Golden Retrievers posing for a photo ...

English: Golden Retrievers posing for a photo at Affectionate Pet Care Dog Daycare (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Nittany No-No!

PAWSYM  =  SWAMPY,  SUWINE  =  UNWISE,  SLIPHO  =  POLISH,  VISLEW  =  SWIVEL,  DUNTIP  =  PUNDIT,  LENDEE  =  NEEDLE   —   Giving us:  SWMUNOHIEPDTND

Clue/Question:  After the city built a landfill next to their subdivision, the residents were – – –

Two Golden Retriever dogs playing with a dog t...

Two Golden Retriever dogs playing with a dog toy shaped like a duck’s head. The dogs’ names are “Elly” and “Sophie”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DOWN IN THE DUMPS

(Down in the dumps is an understatement for me today.  My precious and beautiful Ginger very suddenly took ill and died on us last night.  The Vet believes it was due to a cancerous mass she detected through some X-rays.  She was to have an ultra-sound this morning, but she got progressively worse overnight and went into respiratory arrest around 4:00 AM.  We had all – unofficially – said goodbye to her last night, but I think I may have been the only who realized it at the time.  She wasn’t yet 11, but the Vet said Goldens are very susceptible to certain cancers from 10 on.  We are in a state of shock, and needless to say heartbroken.  She was the most special dog any of us have ever known.  Sweet and loving, with intuitive empathy, and she stayed the playful puppy until the day she died.  That is the main reason we’re all in shock.  If she knew she was sick, she certainly hid it from all of us.  A great loss to my entire family.  She wasn’t my sole reason for living, but she was very high on a very short list.  So much of my life’s routine was built around her.  I will always keep her in my heart.

It looks like “swampy” is a new clue word.  ralis95 can add it to his database.  We’ve definitely seen “slipho”, “vislew” and “duntip” as jumbles before.  The answer letter layout was good, but I picked up on the answer right away.  Fine cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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