Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/16

The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germa...

The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germany. Français : La Centrale nucléaire de Philippsburg, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An eager early bird.

XOYPE  =  EPOXY,  DAYLM  =  MADLY,  GAUTOE  =  OUTAGE,  NARPYT  =  PANTRY   —   Giving us:  EPOMADUTGANT

Clue/Question:  To start his new job at the nuclear power plant, he needed to – – –

Panoramic image of Neckarwestheim nuclear powe...

Panoramic image of Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant, stitched from five images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GET UP AND ATOM

(I promise not to challenge you dear readers today!  Apparently, I was a bit too intimidating yesterday.  Although the cartoon looks to be original, the answer definitely rings a bell.  Regardless, it’s still a good pun.  There are no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles have come up as new.  We have seen “gautoe” and “narpyt” in the past.  Welcome letter groupings in the clue words!  Makes my job that much easier.  The answer letter layout was super, but you just knew the first two words were going to be GET UP.  And, from OMADANT it was easy to get AND ATOM, and the pun.  Somehow, Tuesday became the busiest day for Uncle Rave’s Wordy Weblog, and the combination of Tuesday and Wednesday made for the busiest two days in the blog’s history!  It seems that both the jumbles for purser and hectic were pretty challenging, along with the final answer, of course.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/27/16

Yin and yang stones

Yin and yang stones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A bad acid trip, man.

BEIRB  =  BRIBE,  CINEM  =  MINCE,  CCHITE  =  HECTIC,  RUSPRE  =  PURSER   —   Giving us:  RIEMINHTIPER

Clue/Question:  Two, three, five and seven will always be – – –

Barnstar yin yang

Barnstar yin yang (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN THEIR PRIME

(Talking worms . . . doing their impressions of numbers . . . and they had arms, man!  Next time they tell you to stay away from the brown acid, you better stay away from the brown acid!  And now, for a Barbara Waltersesque question.  If you could be a number, what kind of number would you be?  Would you be a snooty prime number, or would you rather be a complex composite number?  A simple, homogeneous loaner, or a blended amalgam of your fellow numbers?  Are you one of those representational rednecks, that’s into numeric purity, or do you embrace the diverse digital blend?  I would be an 8.  Hey, it’s also the sign for infinity . . . and how cool is that?!?!  Either that or . . . 69, dude!  I’ve always been into the yin yang of that . . . in more ways than one.  Talk about fun with numbers!  Primes are kind of asexual, or homosexual at best.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  Hey.  If you’re wired that way . . . that’s cool.  I’m just attracted to more curvy figures!  Although, I have had a few skinny girls in my day.  The important thing is that we all have a common denominator.  But, I hear that numerators pay dividends.  And, in this economy, dividends are much more attractive than interest.  Are we having fun, yet???

There were no new clue words today, but three of the four jumbles appear to be new.  They have used “cinem” before.  I breezed through the first three jumbles, but “ruspre” kind of stumped me.  I had to back into “purser”.  It’s a pretty specific word, that doesn’t come up all that often.  The answer letter layout was awesome!  I’m surprised that I was able to get the answer without the PER.  Jeff’s cool cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question were what saved me.  The fact that I was able to recognize two, three, five and seven as prime numbers is a minor miracle.  Not too bad for a guy who barely passed Algebra . . . the second time around.  Be well . . . count your blessings . . . and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/25/16

Beavers (Castor canadensis) in captivity, Mier...

Beavers (Castor canadensis) in captivity, Mierlo, Netherlands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dis-lodged from their abode!

MEEEC  =  EMCEE,  OEDGD  =  DODGE,  AABCSU  =  ABACUS,  DOLYIB  =  BODILY   —   Giving us:  EMDGAAD

Clue/Question:  The beavers’ home had been there for years, but now it was – – –

English: American actor Cole Hauser, master of...

English: American actor Cole Hauser, master of ceremonies at the 9th Mission Support Command Spring Festival, signs an autograph for a young fan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DAMAGED

(I’d say it looks more rav-aged!  But, there’s no pun in that!  None of the clue words were new, and only the jumble for “emcee” had definitely been used before.  Strange, that it’s a legitimate word though, considering that it’s a word made from an acronym for Master of Ceremonies.  The jumble for “abacus” is in alphabetical order.  The answer letter layout was nifty, but the answer was pretty obvious.  I bet Vijay solved it in 6.4 seconds!  Funny cartoon.  I always like critters!  Even varmints.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/22/16

Holly the Calico Cat

Holly the Calico Cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Life on the big cushion.

DRENT  =  TREND,  TORBO  =  ROBOT,  OLLACE  =  LOCALE,  KIYLLE  =  LIKELY   —   Giving us:  TRNRTOCEIKY

Clue/Question:  The calico didn’t get along with the cat that was – – –

Catty-Cornered

Catty-Cornered (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  KITTYCORNER

(Some of my New York City area friends might take issue with today’s answer.  While I grew up always saying kitty-corner, it is catty-corner to the majority of folk in the greater NYC vicinity.  Merriam Webster’s seems to prefer kitty-corner, while listing catty-corner as a “variant”.  Vive la difference!  No new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “torbo” before.  All of today’s jumbles came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic jumble today.  Not obvious in the least.  Amusing cartoon.  The vast majority of calico cats are female, but occasionally you’ll get a rare male calico.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —    YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/20/16

Amundsen-in-ice

Amundsen-in-ice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Norwegian waaaay down-under.

LIRGL  =  GRILL,  PODTA  =  ADOPT,  OLTAFA  =  AFLOAT,  CONUPE  =  POUNCE  —   Giving us:  GLLAOFOAPNE

Clue/Question:  When Amundsen reached the bottom of the earth in 1911, he put a – – –

Portraits of Roald Amundsen

Portraits of Roald Amundsen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FLAG ON A POLE

(The South Pole, that is!  I appreciate historical themed Jumbles.  I’m a big history buff.  We had no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen both “lirgl” and “podta” in the past.  “Adopt” spells out in alphabetical order.  I thought today’s answer letter layout was the most cryptic jumble Hoyt has come with in quite a while.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Jeff’s cartoon was relatively simple, yet very effective.  I really liked the steamy breath, and the way Roald Amundsen is patting one of the sled dog‘s head.  Can you believe he died a few weeks short of his 56 birthday???  He looks like he’s easily 70 something!  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tougher) Jumble Spoiler – 04/16/16

Some of the 80 or so riders (many in tradition...

Some of the 80 or so riders (many in traditional Mexican dress) on horses, 2008 Fiestas Patrias parade, South Park, Seattle, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Horsey Conga-line.

NAYLM  =  MANLY,  TIDOT  =  DITTO,  SPWIRA  =  RIPSAW,  YOGAVE  =  VOYAGE   —   Giving us:  ALITTRISAGE

Clue/Question:  Traffic on the horse farm was caused by – – –

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TAILGAITERS

(This was a tough solve, mainly because one of the clue word jumbles was very tough to unscramble.  And, that tough clue word was a new clue word.  Our good friend, ralis95, needs to update his world famous clue word database for “ripsaw”.  And if he didn’t see yesterday’s edited spoiler, “syntax” definitely needs to be added as well.  I couldn’t even back into “ripsaw” for quite a while, as I was heavily focused on TAIL-GAITING, instead of TAIL-GAITERS.  I knew it was tail something, and I did finally figure out gaiters.  If I was a carpenter, or a landscaper, I might have seen “ripsaw” a lot sooner.  But, I’m not, so I didn’t.  I’m betting a number of you didn’t see it as well.  At least not right away.  We have seen the jumble “tidot” before.  The answer letter layout – especially with some missing letters – didn’t give anything away.  And, I loved the horsey cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/15/16

Visual Description:  The Taxman Cometh?

RAWYE  =  WEARY,  DIGRI  =  RIGID,  SANXYT  =  SYNTAX,  GUHACT  =  CAUGHT   —   Giving us:  ERISHT

Clue/Question:  What does your money become when you combine “THE” and “IRS”?

Answer:  The opposite of YOURS . . . THEIRS

(Cute.  Appropriate.  Although, you actually have until April 18 this year.  Some state holiday somewhere is giving us all a little reprieve.  Not sure if “syntax” is new, but the others are definitely old favorites.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was fine.  Standard kitchen table tax time cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.  File your tax returns . . . or file for an extension.)   —   YUR 

PS.  Syntax is definitely a new clue word!  It needs to be added to the ralis95 clue word database.      YUR


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