Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/15

Česky: dopravní kužel

Česky: dopravní kužel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The concrete traffic cone theory.

FATYF  =  TAFFY,  EDITP  =  TEPID,  VARCIA  =  CAVIAR,  SUNECS  =  CENSUS   —   Giving us:  TEDVIEN

Clue/Question:  The fact that he got into an accident with his dad’s car was – – -

Logo for the 2010 United States Census.

Logo for the 2010 United States Census. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  EVIDENT

(Wow!  I completely struggled with the two 6-letter words today.  As it turns out, the word “caviar” is new to the Jumble!  ralis95 has a new word for his world famous clue word database.  I finally saw that word on my own, but I ended up backing into “census”, which is ironic, since I worked on the 2010 U.S. Census.  The answer letter layout was fine, but I was able to figure out the answer without the last two letters.  I’m a little surprised they didn’t go with EVI-“DENT”.  Nice slice of life cartoon.  Jeff will be going through this himself, soon enough!  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/15

Dracula (first edition cover), Bram Stoker's v...

Dracula (first edition cover), Bram Stoker’s vampiric novel, a reference for gaslight fantasy literature. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Drac’s make-over.

LATVI  =  VITAL,  BAMOM  =  MAMBO,  PRIYAT  =  PARITY,  POLTEP  =  TOPPLE   —   Giving us:  VTMARIPE

Clue/Question:  Dracula’s image was on the decline, so he decided to – – – 

English: Thecount

English: Thecount (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REVAMP IT

(A wonderfully stinky pun!  Lots to like.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up new for me.  The answer letter layout is really very good, especially for the size of the answer.  But, considering the letters and the question’s set up, it was pretty obvious that the second word was “IT”.  After that, it didn’t take too much to come up with “REVAMP”.  The cartoon is great!  Dracula as a corporate blood-sucker . . . hiring a PR firm . . . employing focus groups.  Very funny.  Be well . . . B + and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/15

English: Ferrari California

English: Ferrari California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Automotive boardroom.

TULOC  =  CLOUT,  MERGI  =  GRIME,  NUCQHE  =  QUENCH,  EARPAP  =  APPEAR   —   Giving us:  CLTGIEENCAAR

Clue/Question:  Sales of sports cars at the dealership were – – -

English: The Skelta G-Force, a car produced by...

English: The Skelta G-Force, a car produced by australian performance car company Skelta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ACCELERATING

(Very good.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles are coming up new.  Fine job with the answer letter layout.  A wonderful jumble.  Fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/25/15

Belime in his Nerd character

Belime in his Nerd character (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Stereotypical computer geek.

SAYTE  =  YEAST,  OBSUG  =  BOGUS,  COOMSS  =  COSMOS,  CANNUE  =  NUANCE   —   Giving us:  YETBGSMAE

Clue/Question:  His pizza had arrived, and the computer programmer was enjoying – – -

NERD

NERD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MEGA-“BYTES

(Slow down there, pal!  Chew your food thoroughly.  Remember.  If a geek chokes, alone in his mother’s basement . . . does it make a sound???  There IS a new clue word today, in “cosmos”.  So, that and “obsug” also come up as new jumbles.  We’ve definitely already seen “sayte” and “cannue”, but they are all good clue words.  The answer letter layout does a better than fair job of hiding the answer.  It took me a little time to get this one.  Good, goofy cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/15

Arm wrestling: The contestant on the right is ...

Arm wrestling: The contestant on the right is in an injury-prone or “break arm” position. His shoulder must be in line with or behind the arm, as seen with the contestant on the left. This is cause for a referee to stop the match. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:   A contentious scene from Over the Top.

GROOF  =  FORGO,  TOBDU  =  DOUBT,  YEGHIT  =  EIGHTY,  NITCAP  =  CATNIP   —   Giving us:  FOGDOUEHTATN

Clue/Question:  The arm wrestling match was about to – – -

Svenska: Armbrytning i världsklass, Dubai 2006...

Svenska: Armbrytning i världsklass, Dubai 2006 – Taras Ivakin VS Devon Larratt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GET OUT OF HAND

(Not as tough as yesterday, but not exactly a gimme either.  I think a lot of it had to do with another great answer letter layout.  There was nothing obvious about it.  There were no new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up new for me.  Some nice letter groupings again.  In the cartoon, probably all the dialog, and finger pointing, were the big clues to the answer.  A nice little pun today.  Does anyone remember the movie?  It was back when Sly was cranking out two, three movies a year.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 02/23/2015

Dog kissing booth at Dog Day Afternoon, Audubo...

Dog kissing booth at Dog Day Afternoon, Audubon Park, New Orleans, benefiting Louisiana SPCA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Brain trust brainstorming.

NUBYN  =  BUNNY,  DNAAP  =  PANDA,  GOTUDU  =  DUGOUT,  REMDIA  =  ADMIRE   —   Giving us:  NNYPANGOUDMIR

Clue/Question:  With the weekend over, the Jumble creators started working on – – -

Some Pruning tools that can be used to maintai...

Some Pruning tools that can be used to maintain a garden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PUNDAY MORNING

(Punday, Punday . . . so good to me.  Punday morning, it was all I hoped it would be-e-e!  I was about having a stroke, trying to come up with a dog related answer!  This wasn’t a gimme, by any means.  The answer letter layout did an excellent job hiding the answer.  At first I saw PUNNY, but that’s only 5 letters, so that didn’t work.  Finally, after half a day of work, I took another look at it, and saw the word MONDAY.  Hey, that fit!  Now, all I had to do was rearrange NNPGUIR.  I got PRUNING.  So, the answer was “MONDAY” PRUNING.  But, what’s “pruning” got to do with anything?  And why would “Monday” be in quotation marks???  “Monday” is much funnier as “PUNDAY”, so then I looked at NNGOMIR, and quickly realized it was MORNING.  No growling.  No yelping.  No Dog Day Afternoon.

We have a new clue word today, in “bunny”!  Of all words!  How did they go this long without using “bunny”?  LOL.  It gives ralis95 something different to do.  It looks like all of the jumbles were new, too.  The letter groupings in the clue words made it much easier for yer uncle.  It looks like the boys have a sweet deal.  Wherever they are, it’s bring your dog to work day!  My big baby would love that!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 02/21/15

English: Charlie Sheen in March 2009.

English: Charlie Sheen in March 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:   Two and a Half Men series finale outtake.

SUGIE  =  GUISE,  POSYU  =  SOUPY,  DOSTEM  =  MODEST,  VINCOE  =  NOVICE   —   Giving us:  GIESOPMDNOC

Clue/Question:  The zombie jingle writer was – – -

English: Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer at a cer...

English: Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer at a ceremony for Cryer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DE-COMPOSING

(Charlie Harper lives!  Sorta.  This answer took me a little while to get!  A testament to the superior answer letter layout!  It really was laid out brilliantly.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  I could only confirm that we’ve seen “sugie”  before.  The cartoon is the big treat though.  I didn’t catch it initially.  I thought:  Okay, just another zombie gag.  But, then I noticed the bowling shirt and the gold records on the wall.  And the ocean view from his window.  Then I realized that this once handsome zombie was Charlie Sheen‘s incorrigible frat-boy, song-smith character, Charlie Harper!  I’m a fan of Ashton Kutcher’s too, but the show really was much better when it was the original cast.  Jon Cryer’s character really devolved into someone with no redeeming qualities, and the whole premise just got more and more ridiculous as time wore on.  I was surprised that they were able to get 4 more season after Sheen left.  But, the season finale was very funny.  They did a great job of wrapping things up.  Kinda wish Charlie had made some kind of comeback.  But, it wasn’t to be.  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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