Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'

Jumble Spoiler – 05/27/16

Screenshot of Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler fro...

Screenshot of Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler from the trailer for the film Jailhouse Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Presley producing.

MLUAB  =  ALBUM,  KIYLS  =  SILKY,  THIKNG  =  KNIGHT,  TIBNTE  =  BITTEN   —   Giving us:  AUMSLKKIGITTN

Clue/Question:  Elvis got so many things done simultaneously because he was the  – – –

Dualdeck

Dualdeck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MULTITASKKING

(Beautiful pun!  And, a nice long 13-letter answer!  Was this one difficult?  I think for the majority of regular Jumble fans this was not.  All of the clue words were old favorites.  Three of the jumbles look to be new.  Hoyt has used “kiyls” before.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  A wonderful jumble itself.  Lots of fun with Jeff’s cartoon.  Guitar and keyboard.  Old-style telephone and cassette tape.  The pen holder on the console could be the one-eyed cat, from Shake, Rattle and Roll.  Priscilla’s high-hair.  The coup de grâce is the TV, with a bullet hole in it!  The fatter, Vegas-style Elvis seems a little out of place though, but only by a year or so.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/25/16

English: "Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) ...

English: “Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) in the Uniform of the New York Artillery” by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Alexander Hamilton versus Severus Snape.

CATRT  =  TRACT,  REYDB  =  DERBY,  STAGEK  =  GASKET,  TIENIV  =  INVITE   —   Giving us:  TRCDRYSKTII

Clue/Question:  The unscrupulous magician attempted to thwart his competition with – – –

Teenage Severus Snape (Alec Hopkins) in Harry ...

Teenage Severus Snape (Alec Hopkins) in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DIRTY TRICKS

(I’ve finally gone off my rocker!  Or, have I???  Jeff’s stage magician looks remarkably like Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars as Alexander Hamilton, in Hamilton, on Broadway.  And the audience magician could pass for a young Snape, the brooding dark magic creepy dude in the Harry Potter stories/films.  I think his character ends up other than his outward appearance, as you reach the end of the tale.  But, the Snape most of us remember was very capable of dirty tricks.

There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  They’ve used “catrt” in the past.  All of them were fun.  The answer letter layout was another great jumble, that didn’t give anything away.  The cartoon and the clue/question set up the whole thing very nicely.  It took me no time to figure out the answer.  The cartoon was pretty amusing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  All the photos of Lin-Manuel Miranda provided by Zemanta, are “owned” by Getty Images, and I will NOT consent to their terms of use.  But, trust me.  He rocks the ponytail, beard and expressive eyebrows.      YUR

 

Jumble (Kids?) Spoiler – 05/24/16

English: A girl lost in her thoughts!

English: A girl lost in her thoughts! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A goat kid at a petting zoo climbs on its mother.

A goat kid at a petting zoo climbs on its mother. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Amateur landscaping.

PERAO  =  OPERA,  NETVE  –  EVENT,  FHIRTT  =  THRIFT,  LOWBEB  =  WOBBLE   —   Giving us:  OERTE

Clue/Question:  When he planted the three oaks side by side, he planted a – – –

Banner for the webcomic Kids' Zer0

Banner for the webcomic Kids’ Zer0 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TREEO

(I think one of David Hoyt’s kids came up with this one.  Most puns have a kind of childlike innocence to them – that’s part of the charm of them – but today’s almost has a knock-knock joke quality to it.  A little obvious, and a little corny.  But, that’s okay.  A little silly is good for the soul.  But, hey!  Guess what???  We have a new clue word today!  Yes, the drought is over.  The word “thrift” can be added to the ralis95 clue word database.  I’m always a little surprised when it’s such a simple, common word like that.  Of course, its jumble is new as well, but two other jumbles came up as new too.  The only one we’ve definitely seen before is “netve”.  The answer letter layout was a nice little jumble.  Cute little yard scene.  I hope those are some kind of dwarf oaks, because they’re planted awfully close together if they’re going to grow to full size.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/16

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giot...

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giotto, purportedly depicting Halley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Astro-tangent.

ROLYG  =  GLORY,  MYHET  =  THYME,  CONUBE  =  BOUNCE,  GELELA  =  ALLEGE   —   Giving us:  GLTONEAL

Clue/Question:  His grandfather’s story about Halley’s Comet was a – – –

Comet P/Halley as taken March 8, 1986 by W. Li...

Comet P/Halley as taken March 8, 1986 by W. Liller, Easter Island, part of the International Halley Watch (IHW) Large Scale Phenomena Network. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LONG TALE

(That’s because comets have long tails!  Not bad, huh?  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “rolyg” before.  And, “glory” is a word that spells out in alphabetical order.  Great job on the answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious about it.  Cute cartoon.  Gramps is kinda clueless.  Won’t be long ’til I’m there, so I better watch it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/21/16

English: Italian Playing Cards

English: Italian Playing Cards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Knurek’s knack for subliminal messaging.

RAAMO  =  AROMA,  RADUG  =  GUARD,  NICDDA  =  CANDID,  WESLIV  =  SWIVEL   —   Giving us:  ARAGRDCNDSWI

Clue/Question:  The Jumble artist loved playing Uno with his family, but he didn’t like – – –

English: A Spanish Deck of Cards (1495-1518)

English: A Spanish Deck of Cards (1495-1518) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DRAWING CARDS

English: Kobe Bryant 61 point game against the...

English: Kobe Bryant 61 point game against the New York Knicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Great pun, for a great card game!  I haven’t played Uno in quite a while, but it’s a fun game.  It’s a great family game, but it’s also fun just for the adults.  There is another card game, that’s very similar, by the same company I believe, but I don’t remember the name.  Maybe, one of you guys know what I’m talking about.

No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “radug” in the past.  I thought “nicdda” was a great jumble for “candid”.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  I quickly figured the second word had to be CARDS, but it took me a couple of seconds to see DRAWING in RAGNDWI.  But, the word “artist”, in the clue/question, quickly lit the fuse, and . . . boom!  There we were!  Jeff is – once again – promoting WILCO.  “I don’t care anymore.”  The lady – his sister? – is acknowledging the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off.  The one boy is rockin’ a Cubs shirt/jersey, and the other is acknowledging the career of Kobe Bryant.  All worthy appreciations!  The toddler girl just seems happy that she’s getting to play the game.  A very nice jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/16

Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise L...

Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Cross-studio negotiations.

RESUH  =  USHER,  BUDTO  =  DOUBT,  COILSA  =  SOCIAL,  PINNAK  =  NAPKIN   —   Giving us:  USRDOTOCINPK

Clue/Question:  When Donald and Daffy teamed up to make a movie, it was a huge – – –

"Train leaving on Track 5..."

“Train leaving on Track 5…” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PRODUCKSTION

(Hey!  This is kind of a double pun too.  They’re both ducks, and they’re both pros!  I love it!  Of course, anything with cartoon characters works for me!  No new clue words again.  Three of the four jumbles came up as new, with only “pinnak” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a superlative jumble.  It gave nothing away.  I was always a big fan of both of the ducks.  Even though they always played second fiddle to Bugs and Mickey, I always thought they were funnier.  But then again, I always wanted the Coyote to catch the Road-Runner too!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/19/16

English: Stir-fried pea sprouts Français : Pou...

English: Stir-fried pea sprouts Français : Pousses de pois poêlées (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  “I think it was the Fourth of July.”

NAPRO  =  APRON,  KKOIS  =  KIOSK,  TEENIC  =  ENTICE,  TRAMWH  =  WARMTH   —   Giving us:  APOKIKNTEWRH

Clue/Question:  Making stir-fried vegetables at the cookout was a – – –

English: Masauras being stir-fried in oil.

English: Masauras being stir-fried in oil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WOK IN THE PARK

(Oooh!  That’s a stinky pun!  But, I like it.  There’s a restaurant by me called the Hard Wok Buffet.  I always got a kick out of that name.  And, they do serve a very nice buffet, at a very reasonable price.  With my wife’s family, we usually end up there after a funeral.  Occasionally, for happier gatherings, like birthdays.  It’s very convenient.

There are no new clue words today, however three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “tramwh” before.  None of them gave me any trouble today.  The answer letter layout was fantastic.  Before looking at the cartoon – which I always do last – I was thinking that the 4-letter word was going to be KNEW or KNOW.  But, as soon as I saw the cartoon I got the joke!  Cute cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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