Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 07/27/16

An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satel...

An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satellites in medium Earth orbit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Future space junk.

CINCY  =  CYNIC,  LEPSL  =  SPELL,  GRULAF  =  FRUGAL,  TIEPOT  =  TIPTOE   —   Giving us:  YNCSPEFALPTOE

Clue/Question:  There are more than 1000 satellites orbiting earth, because there’s – – –

Ozone cycle

Ozone cycle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PLENTY OF SPACE

(Yeah, but all those holes in the ozone layer, the thermosphere, and the exosphere, have got to be taking their toll.  Right?  It’s got to be the same as with drilling holes in the earth.  How many holes do we think we can drill into the ground, extracting oil and natural gas, and replacing it with mostly salt water, without some kind of repercussions?  There are natural fault lines throughout the U.S., but which state – without a major fault line – do you think is seeing the most earthquakes these days?  It’s Oklahoma!  They had more than 900 earthquakes last year.  55% more than they had in 2014.  They used to average about 2 per year.  They are – largely – not of the magnitude of the ones along the major fault lines, but still, they do damage, and . . . they’re just not natural.  With all of our concerns for the ozone layer, already depleting for other man-made reasons, how many more man-made holes can we afford to inflict on our planet’s atmosphere?  There are about a thousand active man-made satellites out there currently, but there are thousands more that are floating around out there, essentially as space junk.  Sure, satellites are a very necessary part of modern life.  But, doesn’t there have to be a kind of tipping point?  It just seems that too much modern technology, or actually, too much of our need of/dependence on modern technology, is outpacing our planet’s ability to sustain all of these intrusions.  I could go on and on, but most of you are only here for a puzzle spoiler, so I’ll stop for now.

Without further ado . . . there were no new clue words today!  But two of the jumbles were new, and two were re-runs.  I was able to get the first three immediately, but “tiptoe” stumped me . . . once again.  With me, it’s always those compound words that trip me up.  Even though I knew the spelling was incorrect, I was seeing “pottie”.  Since Hoyt doesn’t inflict street talk upon us, I knew this wasn’t right.  Since the final answer wasn’t all that tough, I knew I needed a T, O, P and E, so I was able to back into “tiptoe”.  Even though I could figure out the answer, minus four letters, I thought it was a great answer letter layout.  Nothing given away.  The cartoon is great, but I was surprised to see the word “plenty” in the dialog.  They should have just used LOTS!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey, Hoyt!  The word POTTY is not in the ralis95 clue word database yet!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/16

Visual Description:  Who startled who?

FIWTS  =  SWIFT,  GETAN  =  AGENT,  BOAAEM  =  AMOEBA,  RYLUSE  =  SURELY   —   Giving us:  WIANMASRY

Clue/Question:  When the scuba diver startled the octopus, it put him – – –

English: Line art drawing of a SCUBA diver

English: Line art drawing of a SCUBA diver (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN ARMS WAY

(Let the intellectual, linguistic purist, snobs pooh pooh us all they want!  We are proud of being fans of the stinky pun!  But, could somebody turn on the exhaust fan, because that one was extra stanky!

There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles came up as new, “boaaem” and “ryluse”.  I had no trouble with any of them.  The answer letter layout was another excellent jumble.  Nice and cryptic.  Another great cartoon, too.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the upper right hand portion of the sea contains a pod of whales or porpoises.  On the really reduced sized jumbles they must look like dots!  I understand that octopuses are very intelligent, but they just freak me the hell out!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/16

Visual Description:  Still life reprisal.

DUNEU  =  UNDUE,  SUHIS  =  SUSHI,  PURBTA  =  ABRUPT,  LOHOAP  =  HOOPLA   —   Giving us:  UNSUIBRTHOP

Clue/Question:  She hadn’t painted in years, so she took a class to – – –

Sushi Deluxe at Sushi Ten

Sushi Deluxe at Sushi Ten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BRUSH UP ON IT

(Semi-coincidence!  My son came over to do his laundry, and we were talking at the kitchen table.  I never know how any subject comes up when I’m talking to him, because his mind moves so quickly, but he makes a comment about Bob Ross painting the same damn painting every time!  I had to laugh, and kind of disagree with him that it wasn’t the exact same painting.  My son was about 8 when Bob Ross died, so I don’t even really know in what context my son knows him!  I told him that because his PBS show was an instructional painting show, he did pretty much have to go with a central theme, so people following – and, presumably painting – could keep up.  My son insisted that every one of his paintings has mountains, and trees, and a river or creek.  I just kind of laughed it off.  But, as I Googled Bob Ross paintings, and clicked on Images, I see that the first 11 of 12 paintings have all those components!  My son can drive me crazy, but he’s funny as hell, and usually right!

English: Actor Matthew McConaughey at the 83rd...

English: Actor Matthew McConaughey at the 83rd Academy Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No new clue words today, and only “duneu” has been used before.  The other three jumbles are new.  We just had “sushi” just last week!  Kind of like the reverse of that Matthew McConaughey commercial where he’s driving his dogs around, and he’s asking them where they should go for dinner.  They want barbecue . . . again, but he pulls species rank on them.  Hey, Matt!  Most dogs don’t dig cooked fish, let alone raw fish!  Anyway, the answer letter layout was a superb jumble.  And, the cartoon is very clever.  In the upper right hand corner is another student, poking his head around his easel!  It looks like they’re all painting a pineapple, wine bottle, apple and a banana.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/20/16

Mad scientist caricature 2

Mad scientist caricature 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Aye yi yi!

USAHQ  =  QUASH,  TURET  =  UTTER,  ONEHGU  =  ENOUGH,  GYTIZL  =  GLITZY   —   Giving us:  QHEEHGIY

Clue/Question:  The brilliant ophthalmologist had a – – –

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is a common and r...

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is a common and relatively minor post-LASIK complication. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HIGH EYEQ

(That is definitely a groaner!  This is the kind of stinky pun that gives puns a bad name.  The cartoon kind of has a 1940s/1950s horror movie quality to it.  The doc’s eyes kind of make him look like a mad scientist!

There were no new clue words today, and only “turet” has been used before as a jumble.  Nice answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.   Hopefully, the doctor is just doing LASIK or LASEK surgery.  I should get that done myself.  Fun Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/19/16

Visual Description:  Fictionalized agent of a wild and crazy guy!

CIYKP  =  PICKY,  INKEF  =  KNIFE,  ONKYDE  =  DONKEY,  TUTELO  =  OUTLET   —   Giving us:  PICKIDNKLET

Clue/Question:  When Steve Martin got the role of Inspector Clouseau, he was – – –

Answer:  TICKLED PINK

(While it’s not very likely that the woman in the cartoon is Chris Andrews (II) – Steve’s agent – it’s not totally out of the question either.  Since Caitlyn Jenner came onto the scene, it’s no longer safe to assume anything!  Does anybody remember when Up was up??? 😉

There were no new clue words today, but the two middle clue word jumbles are coming up as new.  We have seen “ciykp” and “tutelo” before.  The answer letter layout was okie-dokie.  Swapping the order of the clue words might have made it a little more cryptic.  The cartoon is great.  I liked Steve’s banjo leaning up against the table, and the stills from Parenthood and The Jerk hanging on the wall.  Nice likeness of Steve too, as he is – facially, not talentwise – fairly unremarkable.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

JUMBLE SPOILER – 07/16/16

MUSTY   MOVIE   WRITER   FACADE

“ARROW-MATIC”

JUMBLE SPOILER – 07/15/16

ELDER   FLOOD   EXHALE   FLOPPY

APPLE OF HER EYE


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