Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'



Jumble Spoiler – 10/12/15

English: US Army General of the Army rank insi...

English: US Army General of the Army rank insignia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The War on Weight.

SITOH  =  HOIST,  TAMEL  =  METAL,  ELAGIO  =  GOALIE,  BEMLIN  =  NIMBLE   —   Giving us:  ISTETLGOANBL

Clue/Question:  The retired army general tried to lose weight, but it was a – – –

Us army general insignia 19c

Us army general insignia 19c (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOSING BATTLE

( . . . of the Bulge?  It looks like the wife is power behind the throne.  The general is a little namby-pamby.  No new clue words again, but three of the jumbles were new.  We’ve seen “bemlin” before.  I liked the jumble “elagio”.  The answer letter layout was nifty keen.  Fun cartoon.  I’m not so sure that the general can actually see the scale.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/10/15

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE - NARA - 542786

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE – NARA – 542786 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  From yard maintenance to home remodeling.

GROOF  =  FORGO,  KUYHS  =  HUSKY,  GNHELT  =  LENGTH,  CANGLE  =  GLANCE   —   Giving us:  FORHULTHGLE

Clue/Question:  He’d planned to cut the tree down without any problems, but his plans – – –

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE - NARA - 542788

LOGGER GIBSON ALEE – NARA – 542788 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FELL THROUGH

(Total groaner, this day!  But, it made for a great Jumble.  No new clue words, but two of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  We’ve definitely seen “groof” and “cangle”  before.  Beautiful answer letter layout.  It made for another swell jumble.  And, the cartoon does a great job of telling the story.  Boy, do you think this clearly annoyed wife will ever let this sad-sack live this down?  Probably not!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/05/15

English: Inside the Al. Ringling Theater in Ba...

English: Inside the Al. Ringling Theater in Baraboo, Wisconsin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  All the world’s a stage.

NERAA  =  ARENA,  CITHH  =  HITCH,  OTBMTO  =  BOTTOM,  VALGER  =  GRAVEL   —   Giving us:  AEHTCOTTGRE

Clue/Question:  The play would be a disaster if the actors didn’t get their – – –

English: A male ponytail, affixed with a hair tie.

English: A male ponytail, affixed with a hair tie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ACT TOGETHER

(Another very leading pun.  But, I think today’s was visually more interesting than the recent dental one.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new to me.  I can verify that we have seen “cithh” before.  The answer letter layout was another swell jumble.  If you couldn’t follow the lead – somehow – I don’t think this layout would have been a big help to you.  The cartoon is hilarious.  The director with the receding hairline, but with a pony tail and sideburns, has the artsy fartsy goatee and stash.  And, it looks like he’s wearing a scarf!  And, the two actors on stage come off as temperamental divas.  Jeff threw in some footlights, the tops of chairs, and some side entrance curtains.  It looks like he’s spent some time in the theater at some stage in his life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/03/15

English: Looking northwest across 4th Avenue a...

English: Looking northwest across 4th Avenue at former 18th Precinct, Brooklyn Police Department, on a sunny afternoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A segué sequel of sorts.

AVEEW  =  WEAVE,  TLOAT  =  TOTAL,  CHROCS  =  SCORCH,  SNENUK  =  SUNKEN   —   Giving us:  WEATTASCHSNE

Clue/Question:  The detective thought he’d be handling the investigation, but that – – –

New York City Police Museum

New York City Police Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WASNT THE CASE

(Hey.  I like this!  A nice play on words, and a nice follow up to yesterday’s Jumble.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  We’ve definitely seen “aveew” before.  They all came to me very quickly though.  The answer letter layout was decently cryptic.  There was nothing obvious there.  The cartoon is fantastic.  We have the precinct captain taking a big case away from a detective.  While in the background we have the bounty hunter from yesterday, bringing in his prisoner.  Nice tie-in, bud.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/01/15

Rupert Maas points out the finer details

Rupert Maas points out the finer details (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The family heirloom.

TINYU  =  UNITY,  ODIVE  =  VIDEO,  CITILE  =  ELICIT,  SIFLAC  =  FISCAL   —   Giving us:  UVDETIAL

Clue/Question:  They got the painting appraised because they – – –

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  VALUED IT

(A non-stinker, if there ever was one!  “Valued” and “appraised” are valid synonyms, so at worst it’s a mild pun.  Surprisingly, we have a new clue word today in “fiscal”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database!  So, naturally, “siflac” is a new jumble, but so is “odive”.  We have definitely seen both “citile” and “tinyu” in the past.  The answer letter layout was an admirably cryptic jumble too.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The cartoon is reminiscent of The Antiques Roadshow.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Carter at a book signing in Phoenix, Arizona

Carter at a book signing in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PS.  There are a lot of interesting birthdays today!  First and foremost, it is Jimmy Carter‘s 91st!  Happy Birthday, Mr. President.  It’s also:  Julie Andrews’ 80th, Stella Stevens‘ 77th, Jerry Martini’s 72nd, Rod Carew‘s 70th, Dave Holland’s 69th, Yvette Freeman‘s 65th, Randy Quaid’s 65th, Howard Hewett‘s 60th, Youssou N’Dour’s 56th, Esai Morales‘ 53, Christopher Titus‘ 51st, and Cindy Margolis‘ 50th.  I know that there are a lot of other – younger – great Libras celebrating a birthday today, but my newspaper has to cut it off somewhere.  Happy birthday to all!      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/15

US Navy 090902-N-2888Q-003 Petty Officer 3rd C...

US Navy 090902-N-2888Q-003 Petty Officer 3rd Class Debby Warden, from Navy Operation Support Center Columbus, and Sgt. Matthew Smith, from Navy Recruiting District Ohio, clean the rain gutters on a home as part of a Rebuilding (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Yet another home “renovation” show!

ORCUC  =  OCCUR,  SRAHH  =  HARSH,  MANEBO  =  BEMOAN,  STECKH  =  SKETCH   —   Giving us:  OUHHEONSET

Clue/Question:  There was no charge for the shingles because they were – – –

Absolutely Fabulous letters - BBC

Absolutely Fabulous letters – BBC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ON THE HOUSE

(Stinky?  You betcha!  P.U.!  All of today’s clue words were old favorites.  Three of the jumbles were new, however we have definitely seen “srahh” before.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Workman-like cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey!  On this day in 1939 the first college football game to be televised took place between Fordham University and Waynesburg College.  Two institutions of higher learning that are very dear to me.     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/25/15

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crocke...

English: Oil on canvas portrait of Davy Crockett; original size without frame 76.2×63.5 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Not exactly Davy Crockett.

GAMEO  =  OMEGA,  TARAP  =  APART,  NOPVER  =  PROVEN,  SUCOIN  =  COUSIN   —   Giving us:  MAAPPNCI

Clue/Question:  The politician had never slept in a tent and didn’t like the – – –

English: Davy Crockett 1967 Issue, 5c

English: Davy Crockett 1967 Issue, 5c (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CAMPPAIN

(A nice groaner to close out the work week!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  The only one that I can see as already being used was “nopver”.  “Omega” gave me a little trouble, but the others came to me right away.  The answer letter layout was nicely jumbled.  If it weren’t for the quotation marks this might have been a tougher solve.  Nice cartoon.  Pretty generic looking politician.  How many Republicans are still in the Presidential race?  16?  More?  Yeesh.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I just got the results, from my doctor, on the MRI of my left knee.  I have a torn lateral meniscus . . . and he said it’s – somehow – flipped with something!  So, even though I’m walking pretty well, with a knee brace, I should be up and running again after the surgery!  Can’t hardly wait!   —   YUR


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