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Jumble Spoiler – 03/15/16 (The Ides!)

English: Range and (standard) tuning of a guitar

English: Range and (standard) tuning of a guitar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A frustrating rehearsal for Jefco.

ELHOL  =  HELLO,  CRIBH  =  BIRCH,  FISXUF  =  SUFFIX,  DOUHRS  =  SHROUD   —   Giving us:  HELRCSSOD

Clue/Question:  An electric guitar with just one string is – – –

English: Electric Guitar based on ESP KH model.

English: Electric Guitar based on ESP KH model. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CHORDLESS

A prepared guitar

A prepared guitar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Fresh pun!  I’d say Jeff has good reason to fret!  Although, if you read the related article below, I guess you can play with one string.  Surprisingly – for me – there were no new clue words today.  I though that maybe “birch” and/or “suffix” might be new.  But no, they’re both up there.  And with “birch” we’ve even see the same jumble!  The other three jumbles are seemingly new.  The answer letter layout was great again today.  A fine jumble that didn’t give anything away, in my opinion.  A fun cartoon too.  I didn’t know that Jeff had his own roadie!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/14/16

English: Bucky Badger, mascot of the Universit...

English: Bucky Badger, mascot of the University of Wisconsin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Varmints argument.

CITDH  =  DITCH,  VAROB  =  BRAVO,  GANMEA  =  MANAGE,  CLARIG  =  GARLIC   —   Giving us:  DHBRMEGAI

Clue/Question:  The weasel didn’t like his pushy cousin because his cousin liked to – – –

An Ikea garlic press, with pressed garlic.

An Ikea garlic press, with pressed garlic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BADGER HIM

(Maybe Jeff’s dark horse pick for the tournament is Wisconsin???  They do have a good program, but they face a determined Pitt in the first round.  My NCAA Basketball knowledge is very cursory these days.  Michigan is the Weasels, right???  I usually pick teams like Kansas to go all the way.

We had no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “citdh” and “varob” before.  It was fun to see “garlic” again!  Who doesn’t like garlic?  Such a great flavor, and it’s good for you!  David’s answer letter layout didn’t give anything away.  It was a masterful jumble.  Jeff’s cartoon was fun too.  I always like when he draws critters.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/12/16

Latte Macchiato Cubbi

Latte Macchiato Cubbi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sickly hipsters.

SOGEO  =  GOOSE,  SRAHH  =  HARSH,  ONVERP  =  PROVEN,  SCAPUM  =  CAMPUS   —   Giving us:  GOEHHPOECUS

Clue/Question:  With so many cappuccino and latte drinkers having bad colds, the café was a – – –

Description: Coffee cortado (An latte art exam...

Description: Coffee cortado (An latte art example) Author: Mortefot from flickr.com Date: May 22, 2005 Source: Image on flickr.com License: Creative Commons Attribution License Version 2.0 (“cc-by-sa-2.0”) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  COUGHEE SHOP

(This would be a really stinky pun, except that the smell of fresh ground coffee is just so intoxicating!  I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I rarely go to these kind of coffee shops.  They’re usually over-priced, and the coffee generally taste burnt!  These type of quotation mark Jumbles are often difficult for a lot of you guys, but I’m sure most of the regulars got the answer fairly quickly.  There were no new clue words today, and the first two jumbles have been used before, but the two six-letter jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was masterful today.  A first class jumble!  And, the cartoon does a good job of showing a bunch of sad sack sickos.  Lots of queries for yesterday’s Jumble!  I think a lot of people had trouble with “eureka”, and then the final answer, “concentrated”.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/07/16

English: Image of former news anchor to the AB...

English: Image of former news anchor to the ABC news and reporter Sam Donaldson conversing with people (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Pissy producer, with dopey anchor.

GUHDO  =  DOUGH,  PUSOY  =  SOUPY,  ROWAND  =  ONWARD,  SNUTUJ  =  UNJUST   —   Giving us:  DOGSOODUNS

Clue/Question:  When the producer told him he needed to switch microphones, he said – – –

NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw.

NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OKIE-DOKES  No.  Actually, it’s:  SOUNDS GOOD

(Looks like another ease into the weak er . . . week one!  No new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “pusoy” and “snutuj” before.  They all came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout really looks like a word today, but it definitely made getting the answer a little easier.  Classic angry looking woman, and a very agreeable looking guy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/05/16

English: King Kong and the End of the World, 2...

English: King Kong and the End of the World, 2006 Français : King Kong and the End of the World, 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Professional admiration?

ESEGE  =  GEESE,  YONAN  =  ANNOY,  SEWTEF  =  FEWEST,  RIBGLE  =  GERBIL   —   Giving us:  GANFBI

Clue/Question:  King Kong went to see the new Godzilla movie because he was a – – – 

Godzilla star

Godzilla star (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BIG FAN

(A Saturday gimme!  Actually feels like a re-run, too.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve seen “esege” before.  “Annoy” is another one of those words that spell out alphabetically.  The answer letter layout was fine.  Always enjoy Jeff’s King Kong, and Mighty Joe Young, cartoons!  Very amusing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/04/016

English: An omelet with ham, cheese, and a gar...

English: An omelet with ham, cheese, and a garnish of spices including oregano and parsley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Diner delight.

NUGYO  =  YOUNG,  TEPUR  =  ERUPT,  ACSVAN  =  CANVAS,  SOPEPO  =  OPPOSE   —   Giving us:  YERVAOS

Clue/Question:  With the ham and cheese omelets on sale, her breakfast was – – –

English: RD

English: RD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SAVEORY

Diners Restaurant New-York

Diners Restaurant New-York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Such a deal?!?!  My wife does this ALL the time.  I’ve never seen her finish an omelette in one sitting.  It always comes home, to make for another meal.  Even though it was a relatively short answer it was fairly challenging.  A nice pun.  There were no new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “sopepo” before.  I thought that both “tepur” and “acsvan” were very good jumbles.  And, I was a little out of it this morning.  When I went to write “young” I started writing “nug”  before catching myself!  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble, that gave nothing away.  The cartoon’s dialog helped set things up well.  The word SAVORY is so heavily used these days!  Or, maybe I’m just exposed to too many cooking shows?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/03/16

Warnschild vor Treibsand an den Baggerteichen ...

Warnschild vor Treibsand an den Baggerteichen Little Paxton Pits bei St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, GB. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Stick in the mud.

INGEV  =  GIVEN,  CANKK  =  KNACK,  SPYPAN  =  SNAPPY,  CRUSIC  =  CIRCUS   —   Giving us:  IKNSNU

Clue/Question:  He’d just stepped in quicksand, but the urgency of his situation hadn’t – – –

English: Danger Quicksand This gate leads to a...

English: Danger Quicksand This gate leads to a new pool south of the village of Newbold Verdon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SUNK IN

(Fun pun.  Short.  No new clue words, three new jumbles.  We’ve seen “crusic” before.  I thought it was the toughest of the jumbles.  Decent answer letter layout, and a great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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