Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'



Independence Day Jumble – 07/04/16

This image was selected as a picture of the we...

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 26th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  John, Tom and Ben, enjoying a spot o’!

TUCEA  =  ACUTE,  VEIRR  =  RIVER,  BHGITL  =  BLIGHT,  LEDILA  =  ALLIED   —   Giving us:  AERBLTIE

Clue/Question:  After gaining independence from Britain, their favorite beverage was – – –

Answer:  LIBERTEA

(An aromatic, patriotic pun!  Happy Fourth, everybody!  David L. Hoyt has given us yet another new clue word, in “allied”.  I’m not sure if ralis95 works holidays, but hopefully he’ll see this and add this to his world famous clue word database.  I struggled to get the word.  I have very little patience these days, so I backed into it.  The jumble for “blight” is new, but the other two have been previously used.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  You just knew the second part of the answer was going to be TEA, and there weren’t enough spaces – or an H – for HERBAL, so the more appropriate LIBER became very obvious.  The cartoon is great!  I’m saying the first guy is John Adams, although I suppose he could be George Washington.  But, the middle guy is definitely Thomas Jefferson, and the third guy is Benjamin Franklin.  Have a safe, and respectful, Fourth of July, people!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

(Great) Jumble Spoiler – 06/29/16

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  2016 NHL Champs?

TIWAA  =  AWAIT,  EMVON  =  VENOM,  MAREYC  =  CREAMY,  HERRAD  =  HARDER   —   Giving us:  AAIVENCAYHDE

Clue/Question:  When the penguin left to hang out with his buddies, his wife said – – –

Mellon Arena in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mellon Arena in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HAVE AN “ICE” DAY

(This is such a silly pun.  Ya just gotta love it!  Not particularly difficult, but a lot of fun.  All the clue words were old favorites.  But, three of the jumbles came up as new.  Mr. Hoyt has used “herrad” before.  The answer letter layout was a marvelous jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  But, it’s the great cartoon that brings it all together.  The hubby penguin is sitting on the eggs.  They’re in an igloo, sitting at an ice table, while two of his buddy penguins wait for him at the door, with hockey sticks!  The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 2, to become the 2016 NHL Champions, just a couple of weeks ago.  The ironic thing is the Penguins used to play in an arena that was known as “The Igloo”.  The old Civic Arena was in use between 1967 and 2010.  It has since been torn down, but I was fortunate enough to see the Penguins play there back in 1976.  Don’t ask me who they played, or if they won, because that was a L O N G time ago, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  To “Tony Hawk”, who commented on a Jumble from 2014.  Your comment WAS very relevant to the post, but I make it a point NOT to “approve” comments on posts that old.  I would make an exception IF you were a regular follower/commenter, who had previously commented on something more recent, but the majority of comments that come up on these older posts are spammers.  So, I hope you understand my concern.  If you comment on something current, I’d be happy to “approve” that.  I’ll hold on to your comment for another week, and if you DO comment on something current then I’ll reconsider “approving” the older comment.     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/16

English: Star Trek style 3D chess board

English: Star Trek style 3D chess board (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  1960’s nerds.

TRUTE  =  UTTER,  CANTE  =  ENACT,  HODARI  =  HAIRDO,  WRUCEF  =  CURFEW   —   Giving us:  UTTENHIRUFE

Clue/Question:  “Star Trek” was canceled after three seasons, but its success was set – – –

English: A stylized delta shield, based on the...

English: A stylized delta shield, based on the Star Trek logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN THE FUTURE

(Not bad!  Even thought the answer letter layout was excellent, I quickly realized that the third word was FUTURE.  From there it was easy to get IN THE.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  “Utter” actually comes up in the ralis95 clue word database five times, due to butter, gutter, mutter, putter and utter.  The jumble “cante” has been used before, but the other three came up as new.  The cartoon is great, with the three guys in costume, the old style Coke bottles, and the old console television.  Kids today don’t realize that TVs used be – essentially – furniture.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/27/16

Visual Description:  Adapting the landscapers’ business model.

LURTY  =  TRULY,  SIYPT  =  TIPSY,  DIFGIR  =  FRIGID,  DULOLY  =  LOUDLY   —   Giving us:  TRTPFIIODY

Clue/Question:  The owner of the maid service was making a – – –

English: Central American Integration System E...

English: Central American Integration System Español: Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TIDY PROFIT

(I wonder if she’s hiring a lot of Mexican and – other Central American – laborers, like the landscapers do?  This is one of the main reasons why I still cut my own lawn, folks.  I’m not fond of the idea of padding the pockets of some crumb bum who underpays desperate people.  Some will say:  Well, that’s just Capitalism, Unc!  But, I see it as one short step above slavery.  Besides, if cutting my own lawn was good enough for my dad, then it’s good enough for me.  I get some natural vitamin D, from the sunshine, I get a good workout, and I get a little self-satisfaction out of it.  I know I’m in the minority on this . . . but what else is new!

Can you believe that “loudly” has never been used before as a clue word?  Our good buddy, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database for this one.  The jumble “difgir” appears to be new, but we’ve seen both “lurty” and “siypt” before.  The answer letter layout was a dandy of a jumble.  I can see some of you guys struggling a bit to get today’s answer.  The cartoon shows a very industrious group of ladies!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/25/16

The University of Sydney, established in 1850,...

The University of Sydney, established in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Kitchen table conference.

IRECI  =  ICIER,  KORJE  =  JOKER,  GAMEAD  =  DAMAGE,  CODENS  =  SECOND   —   Giving us:  ICIJORDAMSEON

Clue/Question:  Deciding what to study in college can be a – – –

English: A panoramic view of the Sydney skylin...

English: A panoramic view of the Sydney skyline as viewed across Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli. Taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 100mm f/2.8 lens. This is an exposure blended image. Français : Vue panoramique de Sydney depuis Kirribilli avec le bassin de Port Jackson au premier plan. Photo prise avec un appareil Canon EOS 5D et un objectif 100mm f/2.8. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MAJOR DECISION

(Oh, yeah.  That’s a stinky pun!  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, but three of the jumbles did come up as new.  We have definitely seen “gamead” before.  The answer letter layout kind of gave away the word MAJOR, for me.  And from there, it was easy coming up with DECISION.  It looks like Sydney is following in her dad’s footsteps, one way or another. And, isn’t it always the kitchen table for these kind of things?

Yesterday was the busiest – most visits to this blog – day ever!  I guess a lot of people had a tough time accepting the pun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/24/16

Visual Description:  The parcel pass-over policy.

GANCO  =  CONGA,  SNAPT  =  PANTS,  ORETES  =  STEREO,  CICHET  =  HECTIC   —   Giving us:  CONPANSTOECI

Clue/Question:  The landlord wouldn’t sign for tenants’ packages, – – –

Answer:  NO ACCEPTIONS

(Great pun, of two of the most misused soundalike words; except and accept!  I really like it!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles did come up as new.  Hoyt has used “snapt” before.  I thought the answer letter layout was absolutely brilliant.  No clues there.  Very amusing cartoon.  The delivery van’s name – Huge Prime – would appear to be a takeoff of Amazon Prime.  And, I’m not sure who looks grumpier, the super or his cat!  By now, most of you know that the Brits voted “Brexit“, yesterday.  World markets are not happy about it, but initial reactions are often more than a little knee-jerk.  Let’s hope that cooler heads begin to prevail.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/21/16

Publicity photo from the television program Ma...

Publicity photo from the television program Mayberry R.F.D. Pictured are Ken Berry (Sam Jones), Buddy Foster (Mike Jones), and Andy Griffith (Sheriff Andy Taylor). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Rural real estate agent.

WYENL  =  NEWLY,  NAXEN  =  ANNEX,  ETIRVD  =  DIVERT,  TALWEL  =  WALLET   —   Giving us:  NLNEDIAL

Clue/Question:  The real estate agent who specialized in selling large tracts of property, had a – – –

Sam Drucker

Sam Drucker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LANDLINE

Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson).

Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Definitely more of a visual pun!  The old style corded telephone, and deliberately showing the wall jack.  And, all the photos of farm land type properties.  Looks like a scene from one of the old TV series, like Petticoat Junction, or Green Acres.  Could be a young Sam Drucker.  Or, maybe The Andy Griffith Show.  He looks a little like Howard Sprague, too.  Ralis95 will have to update his world famous clue word database, for the word “wallet”.  That is if he hasn’t succumbed to the ridiculously high heat, that’s been wreaking havoc in the Southwest.  The jumble for “annex” gave me some pause, and it turns out they’ve used it before.  If I kept lists, like Vijay does, I’d have to put it on one of them.  S’about it.  Be well and do good . . . friends.)   —   YUR


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