Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'



Jumble Spoiler – 02/20/15

A slice of pepperoni pizza from Blondie's in B...

A slice of pepperoni pizza from Blondie’s in Berkeley, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Probable P.D. pepperoni  problem.

EVEPE  =  PEEVE,  LENTK  =  KNELT,  TAVCIE  =  ACTIVE,  PANHEP  =  HAPPEN   —   Giving us:  EEEKETCIEHPP

Clue/Question:  The policemen in the pizza parlor wanted to – – –

A senior police officer of the Hamburg police ...

A senior police officer of the Hamburg police on assignment at Hamburg city hall, Germany. Français : Capitaine de la police de Hambourg en faction devant l’hôtel de ville de Hambourg, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: KEEP THE PIECE

(What a punny predicament!  Hey!  We have a new clue word today, in “peeve”.  ralis95 can update his world famous clue word database.  And, it looks like all of the jumbles are new today.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  And, a mighty fine cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/19/15

English: South façade of the White House, the ...

English: South façade of the White House, the executive mansion of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Español: Fachada sur de la Casa Blanca, la residencia oficial del Presidente de los Estados Unidos, situado en 1600 Avenida Pennsylvania en Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The John Adams new house warming.

MRYEC  =  MERCY,  SIPYT  =  TIPSY,  DILCAP  =  PLACID,  FARIMF  =  AFFIRM   —   Giving us:  MRYTSLAIFFI

Clue/Question:  After the White House was completed in 1800, it had a – – – 

JAdamsStuart

JAdamsStuart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FIRST FAMILY

(Very good!  A fine pun, indeed, along with a quick history lesson.  From Manhattan, to Philadelphia, to the newly created Federal City, which came to be know as Washington, D.C., our capitol was in a state of flux in those early years.  But, ever since John Adams, every other U.S. president has called the White House home.

There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new for me.  I was able to solve all of them rather quickly.  The answer letter layout is beautifully cryptic.  I don’t think it gave a thing away.  It was the sight of Abigail, and what looked like their children, which led me to the word “family”.  Second I got “first”!  Fine period cartoon.  It was key,  for me, in solving the answer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/18/15

Bromo-Seltzer cobalt glass pharmacy jar or bot...

Bromo-Seltzer cobalt glass pharmacy jar or bottle. Writing reads : “BROMO-SELTZER/EMERSON/DRUG CO./BALTIMORE (slashes indicate line breaks). Color appears pale because of back lighting caused by white background and using a flash. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An early ’70s Alka Seltzer commercial???

JYEON  =  ENJOY,  PGARH  =  GRAPH,  PRUBAL  =  BURLAP,  TICILA  =  ITALIC   —   Giving us:  ENYGHBLALIC

Clue/Question:  He complained about how full he was, and his wife wanted him to stop his – – –

English: A pizza from the oven. Français : Une...

English: A pizza from the oven. Français : Une pizza sortant du four. Deutsch: Eine Pizza aus dem Ofen. Italiano: Una pizza dal forno. Español: Una pizza del horno. Magyar: Egy pizza a sütőből. 日本語: オーブンからピザ。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BELLYACHING

(“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”  No new clue words, today.  All of the jumbles seem to be new, though.  The answer letter layout was sublime.  Best in a long time.  Love the cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/17/15

English: Publicity photo of Elizabeth Montgome...

English: Publicity photo of Elizabeth Montgomery and Paul Lynde from Bewitched, 1968. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Be-sand-witched!

HYNPO  =  PHONY,  CANHR  =  RANCH,  TULIFE  =  FUTILE,  AYDAPY  =  PAYDAY   —   Giving us:  YRCFTA

Clue/Question:  She made such a good witch because she was – – –

The Bewitched Mill

The Bewitched Mill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CRAFTY

(A little send-up to one of my childhood crushes.  That Elizabeth Montgomery.  So prim.  So proper.  But, oh so hot at the same time.  Oh, Samantha Stevens.  You saucy wench, you!  Hey, we have a new word today, in “payday”.  ralis95 has some fresh updating to do.  And, all of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  Nothing wrong with the answer letter layout.  But . . . even before looking at the cartoon, I had the answer.  But, I do love the cartoon.  Hey, Jeff!  Not so easy drawing a twitching nose, is it?  LOL!  For those of you with the reduced Jumble, the sign behind Samantha’s hat reads: Ham, Turkey, Newt and Frog.  Mm, mm, mmm!  That’s good eatin’!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/16/15

Floor tile in Karpas, northeastern Cyprus.

Floor tile in Karpas, northeastern Cyprus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Ground floor store.

LAKAO  =  KOALA,  RIBTO  =  ORBIT,  MUCSAP  =  CAMPUS,  TARTOE  =  ROTATE   —   Giving us:  KOOBTCMROT

Clue/Question:  The prices on the granite floor tiles were – – –

English: Floor tiles, St John the Baptist Chur...

English: Floor tiles, St John the Baptist Church, Frome The floor tiles depict the seven deadly sins in the outer ring and the seven virtues in the inner ring. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ROCK BOTTOM

(The Greater Metropolitan New York area used to have a drug store chain named Rock Bottom!  They were acquired by the Duane Reade chain in the late ’90s.  And, if you’re not familiar with the GMNY you’ve probably never heard of Duane Reade!  But, it’s all part of my history . . . and that’s the main thing!

No new clue words today.  And, do you know how I know this?  Because ralis95 sent me a beautifully updated edition of his world famous clue word database!  He actually sent it to me almost two weeks ago.  Shows you how caught up I am with my email!  All of the jumbles appear to be new though.  I really liked the answer letter layout, today.  Nothing given away today.  The biggest clue was all the Os, and no other vowels.  The cartoon does a good job setting things up.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Valentine’s Day Jumble Spoiler – 2015

Scuba diving in Elba island, Italy

Scuba diving in Elba island, Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The opening scene of Jaws 5: HET BULMEJ!

SIPEO  =  POISE,  CHINF  =  FINCH,  DENMAT  =  TANDEM,  AFORED  =  FEDORA   —   Giving us:  PIEFNCTDEFEOA

Clue/Question:  When the couple went scuba diving on Valentine’s Day, there was – – –

English: Wikipedia Valentine's Day

English: Wikipedia Valentine’s Day (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DEEP AFFECTION

(Ooh!  Being eaten alive, by a cold-blooded killing machine.  Not the way yer dear ol’ uncle wants to go out!  I’d much rather die in bed, thank you.  Either in the saddle, or in a nice dream.  After that they could feed my carcass to the sharks, for all I care.  Isn’t this pleasant Valentine’s Day talk!?!  LOL!

There were no new clue words today, but three of the four jumbles appear to be new.  I could only confirm that we’ve seen “denmat” before.  I thought the jumble for “poise” was superb.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  It took me a few minutes to figure out the answer.  The cartoon was terrific, with a nice twist on the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  Now, we see where that sailboat ended up.  I’m guessing that Dave and Claire Hoyt really do enjoy scuba diving?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/13/15

german Dampf beer

german Dampf beer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A scene from . . . Steers!

SIKKO  =  KIOSK,  XOPYE  =  EPOXY,  UCYNOT  =  COUNTY,  LRAYSA  =  SALARY   —   Giving us:  KKEYTYAAY

Clue/Question:  The wild ox just wouldn’t shut up.  Others there were tired of the – – –

Old German label

Old German label (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  YAKETYYAK

(Where every carcass knows your brand.  Wow!  Sam “May-Day” Malone, Cliff Claven and Norm Peterson . . . just shooting the bull.  And, the “boys” never looked better!  A classic combo Jumble.  Part old sitcom and part talking animals.  Well, there were no new clue words today, but – from my records – all of the jumbles are new.  The answer letter layout did not give anything away.  It was sufficiently cryptic.  Hey!  Maybe Cliff and Norm are drinking a nice “heifer”-weizen?   Great fun, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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