Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 05/27/15

English: CFD simulation of an internal combust...

English: CFD simulation of an internal combustion engine. Motor. http://www.cmefe.ch Français : Simulation de type CFD de l’écoulement dans un moteur à combustion interne. http://www.cmefe.ch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Vroom vroom verbiage.

PEMTT  =  TEMPT,  OORDE  =  RODEO,  RUTFOH  =  FOURTH,  MURYCM  =  CRUMMY   —   Giving us:  TTROOOHUMM

Clue/Question:  The mechanic who loved to talk about engines was a – – –

English:

English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MOTOR MOUTH

(I’ll try to be brief.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  Only “rutfoh” has definitely been used before.  I’m not crazy about answer letter layouts that have so many repeating letters.  To me it makes getting the answer a little easier.  The cartoon was great.  I wonder where Jeff picked up the gear-head lingo???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/25/15

English: Picture of graves decorated with flag...

English: Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The reason for the season:  Gratitude!

RIROG  =  RIGOR,  DAGLE  =  GLADE,  GARNDO  =  DRAGON,  SOCTLE  =  CLOSET   —   Giving us:  RIRGLEAGNLSET

Clue/Question:  The barbeque on the Army base was lead by the . . .

Flags that were placed on gravesites at Fort L...

Flags that were placed on gravesites at Fort Logan National Cemetery during Memorial Day 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GRILL SERGEANT

(A nice long, 13-letter answer for Memorial Day!  Lots of fun with a stinky pun!  These longer puzzles usually give me better letter groupings to deal with!  None of today’s clue words were new, but three of the jumbles were.  We’ve definitely only seen “garndo” before.  And, it figures, because that was the only word that I struggled any with.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic jumble in itself.  The cartoon was lots of fun.  Hey, Jeff!  Who won the Reuben Award?  Be well and do good, friends.  Remember why we celebrate this holiday.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/15

Lawn in front of the White House, Washington, ...

Lawn in front of the White House, Washington, DC. Français : La pelouse devant la Maison Blanche, Washington (District de Columbia), États-Unis. Italiano: Il giardino di fronte alla Casa Bianca a Washington, Stati Uniti d’America. 日本語: ワシントンD.C.ホワイトハウス前の芝地。 Polski: Trawnik ogrodu Białego Domu, Waszyngton, Dystrykt Columbia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jeff Knurek and Stephan Pastis . . . persons of interest.

DRAYT  =  TARDY,  CINEE  =  NIECE,  KANEEW  =  WEAKEN,  TOATOT  =  TATTOO   —   Giving us:  ARDNIEWENTTTO

Clue/Question:  When the cartoonist sketched the White House guard, he – – –

White House on Reverse of US $20 bill.

White House on Reverse of US $20 bill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DREW ATTENTION

(Oh, yeah.  That’s a groaner.  Even by yer uncle’s standards!  We had no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout made for another great jumble.  There was even a bit of misdirection in the middle of it.  I’m sure some of you thought the first word to the answer might be WENT.  I know I did.  But, then I realized our guys would never make a mistake like that.  The cartoon is very detailed and very amusing.  But, why bring Pastis into this???  Couldn’t the cartoon just as easily have had Hoyt standing behind a kneeling Knurek???  Enquiring minds want to know!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  —  Drawing your own money . . . will definitely draw some attention!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/15

Lily pads in front of the New Orleans Museum o...

Lily pads in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The idyllic lily pond.

GAMIE  =  IMAGE,  DORPO  =  DROOP,  RENYRO  =  ORNERY,  WULLAF  =  LAWFUL   —   Giving us:  IDPOA

Clue/Question:  The frog couldn’t build a deck where he lived, but he was able to make a – – –

Frog candle

Frog candle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PADIO

(I guess the frogs’ coop board was really strict, huh?  I think the fish looking on must be a board member, because he/she does NOT look pleased!  And, old Claude is completely oblivious to the animal politics playing out in front of him.

Hey, guess what, folks?  There were no new clue words today.  And, only two of the jumbles were new.  We’ve definitely seen “gamie” and “wullaf” before, but not “dorpo” or “renyro”.  Our old friend ralis95 can get kind of “ornery” at times.  Especially when yer uncle  fails to read his email!

The answer letter layout was great, for the size of the answer.  The quotation marks were the biggest clue though.  The cartoon is loaded with little details.  The frogs are sitting on what looks like Adirondack chairs, next to a tiki torch, holding little cocktails.  The artist has a little beret, and he’s holding a palette, while standing at his easel.  And, the pond is surrounded by some kind of weeping willows.  Great job, Jeff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/18/15

English: Hula dancers perform as family and fr...

English: Hula dancers perform as family and friends welcome the Pearl Harbor-based guided missile frigate USS Reuben James during the ship’s return to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after supporting the Pacific Fleet’s Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment. Reuben James also participated in Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines and multi-national exercises ANNUALEX 20G and SHAREM 159. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Luke warm luau entertainment.

MUHTB  =  THUMB,  AAKKY  =  KAYAK,  PRIGSN  =  SPRING,  NAPEDX  =  EXPAND   —   Giving us:  THKSIEA

Clue/Question:  The hula dancer was really sick.  She had a bad cold and she couldn’t – – –

Hula Dancers, Hawaii

Hula Dancers, Hawaii (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHAKE IT

(I’m not too good at shaking my hips, but if I shake my head when I’m sick . . . Hoo, boy!  I can sympathize with the girl.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  I’m not counting the one for “kayak”, because that’s the alpha jumble for the word.  Verified with the ralis95 clue word database!  The answer letter layout was good . . . for a seven letter answer.  It just didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.  Sometimes Mondays are like that.  Not too challenging.  I do like the cartoon.  Especially the guy in the background.  He looks like he doesn’t care if the hula is good, or not.  He’s just enjoying the outfits!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/16/15

Richard Bloomfield British Tennis Player

Richard Bloomfield British Tennis Player (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  ’70s style tennis player.

TAWEH  =  WHEAT,  VEKOE  =  EVOKE,  TERRGE  =  REGRET,  TONYOC  =  TYCOON   —   Giving us:  WHERTTON

Clue/Question:  The more tournaments the tennis player won, the more he was able to enjoy his – – –

English: Picture of bulgarian tennis player Al...

English: Picture of bulgarian tennis player Alexandrina Naydenova (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NET WORTH

(Not bad.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout was pretty nifty.  Initially, I thought the first answer word was going to be TWO, but then I noticed all of Jeff’s bonus clues . . . the photos hanging on the yacht wall, and then it hit me.  The cartoon is great.  The yacht, the glamorous tennis player, and his “date”, the aforementioned photos, a little tennis trophy, and the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/15/15

Enter button

Enter button (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Someone has things . . . well in hand.

TONEF  =  OFTEN,  LEGAE  =  EAGLE,  CHIPUC  =  HICCUP,  MARATU  =  TRAUMA   —   Giving us:  OENEAEHCCTRM

Clue/Question:  He wanted to change the channel, but he didn’t have a – – –

English: The Bluetooth remote for the PlayStat...

English: The Bluetooth remote for the PlayStation 3. One of the few remotes that work with the PS3 due to its lack of an infrared port. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REMOTE CHANCE

(That’s a good stinky pun!  Maybe our friend will have a little luck during a commercial?  There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles were new.  The ones for “eagle” and for “trauma” were new, to me.  The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble.  It was nicely cryptic.  I knew that CHANCE had to be one of the words, but I wasn’t even thinking REMOTE until I looked at the leftover letters.  Then it hit me.  Only then did I noticed who was holding the remote in the cartoon.  Very nicely done, guys.  Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —  YUR


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