Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'



Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/15

This blueprint of what La Belle would have loo...

This blueprint of what La Belle would have looked like was created in the 20th century, after excavation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Going over the blueprints.

KNIDY  =  DINKY,  LEGIA  =  AGILE,  CRONEE  =  ENCORE,  TUVEDO  =  DEVOUT   —   Giving us:  DIAINODT

Clue/Question:  The Math teacher hired an architect because she wanted a new – –  

Blueprints at Addison Circle - Panel

Blueprints at Addison Circle – Panel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ADDITION

Blueprint

Blueprint (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I really like the answer letter layout on this one.  It didn’t slow me up from solving the Jumble, but I still thought it was a nice jumble in its own right.  We have a new clue word today, in “devout”.  ralis95 has yet another one for his world famous clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are new, with only the one for “encore” having definitely been used before.  The cartoon was pretty standard stuff.  No flashy characters, or interesting scenery.  Just two people in a room, with blueprints on a table.  That’s about it, folks.  Be well and do good.)   —  YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/21/15

Mrbrowntoy

Mrbrowntoy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  He really wanted a Red Ryder BB Gun, but . . .

DUELE  =  ELUDE,  INJOT  =  JOINT,  CANYEG  =  AGENCY,  SAYILE  =  EASILY   —   Giving us:  EEJOGEY

Clue/Question:  The Cyclops’ son wanted an action figure for his birthday, so they bought him a – – –

Two Red Ryder BB Guns in box. These are a rela...

Two Red Ryder BB Guns in box. These are a relatively recent reissue. The boxes promote the gun as being “just like the one your Dad had!” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  G-EYE JOE

Vala action figure, based on her appearance in...

Vala action figure, based on her appearance in the episode “Avalon” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Great gag!  There are no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles are.  I can only confirm the one for “agency” has been used before.  The answer letter layout was good, but it’s hard to hide the short answers.  The cartoon is great.  It reminds me of a lot of things.  Part Coneheads, part cheesy Cyclops movies from the 40’s and 50’s, and part A Christmas Story.  Little Ralphie Cyclops can’t have that Red Ryder BB gun, because he might shoot his eye out.  And then where would he be?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/20/15

English: Half-marathon, Omagh Not far from the...

English: Half-marathon, Omagh Not far from the start of the race. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  After the race.

REETX  =  EXERT,  INNOO  =  ONION,  ORPUTO  =  UPROOT,  DENSDU  =  SUDDEN   —   Giving us:  EERNONUTDDE

Clue/Question:  He wanted to go out to lunch with his friends after the marathon, but he – – – 

English: Marathon race in Hannover Deutsch: Ma...

English: Marathon race in Hannover Deutsch: Marathonlauf in Hannover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NEEDED TO RUN

(Not bad.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  I can only confirm the one for “onion” having been used before.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  I don’t see it giving anything away.  Fine cartoon.  Fighting a cold.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/19/15

English: Johnny Weissmuller & Johnny Sheffield...

English: Johnny Weissmuller & Johnny Sheffield in Tarzan Finds a Son! – trailer (cropped screenshot) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A scene from Tarzan:  Jungle Teacher.

LIVAL  =  VILLA,  HOCAC  =  COACH,  OYWHAN  =  ANYHOW,  ANNTET  =  TENANT   —   Giving us:  ACHHTEA

Clue/Question:  The big cat finished the test quickly because he was a – – – 

English: Color cover of the book ', written by...

English: Color cover of the book ‘, written by and published in 1914. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CHEATAH

English: One of the non-releasable cheetahs re...

English: One of the non-releasable cheetahs residing at CCF. Author: P. Tricorache. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Lots to like about this one.  It’s a fun semi-homophonic pun.  We had a new clue word today, in “tenant”.  Oh, ralis95!  Your work is never done.  And, all of the jumbles came up as new for me.  The answer letter layout was swell.  And, the animals and Tarzan were drawn very amusingly.  I’ve always been a big Tarzan fan.  I grew up watching the Johnny Weissmuller movies.  There were a few Tarzans before him, and many more after him, but Johnny Weissmuller was the consummate Tarzan!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/18/15

English: 1997 Ford F-150 XLT

English: 1997 Ford F-150 XLT (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The new F-150 commercial.

DUYAG  =  GAUDY,  CAAKB  = ABACK,  CALUTA  =  ACTUAL,  LABOLT  =  BALLOT   —   Giving us:  GAKCLBO

Clue/Question:  The firewood business was doing so well that there was a – – – 

RIFLE IN PICKUP TRUCK - NARA - 549220

RIFLE IN PICKUP TRUCK – NARA – 549220 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BACKLOG

(This was one of those Jumbles where you just look at the picture and the letters, and you don’t even need to read the clue/question!  It probably didn’t hurt that one of the clue words was “aback”.  Subliminally, that might have set the whole thing up.  We have one new clue word today, in “ballot”.  Somebody needs to alert ralis95!  His clue word database needs another update!  All of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  I actually like the answer letter layout . . . as a kind of stand alone jumble.  A very masculine, macho drawing today.  I half laugh / half shudder at the majority of these pickup truck commercials.  They are so manipulative.  I even considered buying one, at one point about 10 years ago, because of their VERY effective marketing.  But I, figuratively, slapped myself back to my senses.  I’m a suburban dad who mainly drives back and forth to the office.  If I need some sheet-rock, or plywood, I bring my son with me to Home Depot or Lowes and we strap it to the roof of the car, drive home with the flashers on, and try to avoid steep hills.   If you own a boat, or trailer, or you live in the sticks, or you work in construction, etc. then owning a truck makes sense.  Otherwise, you are just fooling yourself.  Well, really you have been fooled.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/17/15

Scrooge's third visitor, from Charles Dickens:...

Scrooge’s third visitor, from Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A holiday mish-mosh.

KENAL  =  ANKLE,  CONTH  =  NOTCH,  BBROSA  =  ABSORB,  SQUIBE  =  BISQUE   —   Giving us:  ANLTCASOISU

Clue/Question:  If Christmas was held on March 17, then we’d get – – –

English: Saint Patrick stained glass window fr...

English: Saint Patrick stained glass window from Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SAINTOCLAUS

(And, we’d put out beer and pretzels for Santa, instead of milk and cookies!  By the end of his ride he’d be totally sloshed!  So many kids would get the wrong – maybe even inappropriate – presents.  He’d be puking off your roof, or in your fireplace.  He’d be flying through restricted airspace.  Oh, it would be total chaos!  I guess it’s a good thing that Christmas is held in December, after all.

No new clue words today.  Three of the four jumbles were new though.  I could only verify that we’ve seen the one for “notch” before.  Excellent job on the answer letter layout.  It was a super jumble.  And, of course the cartoon, with Jeff and David, and Santa Patrick and the shamrocks, was lots of fun.  I hope everyone had a safe Saint Patrick‘s Day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/16/15

Little League Baseball on a Saturday afternoon...

Little League Baseball on a Saturday afternoon, 30 May 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sandlot season coming up!

TPEHD  =  DEPTH,  GINAA  =  AGAIN,  BLONOG  =  OBLONG,  NAMEBO  =  BEMOAN   —   Giving us:  DHNOAN

Clue/Question:  The kids wanted to play baseball, but there weren’t enough gloves – – – 

English: A Little League baseball player squar...

English: A Little League baseball player squares around to bunt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ON HAND

(I love these seasonal Jumbles.  They are so reaffirming.  I hope you all had a pleasant weekend, but now it’s time to get to work.  There were no new clue words today.  Most of the jumbles were new, with the exception of the one for “oblong”.  We’ve definitely seen that one before.  I thought the one for “bemoan” was the most challenging.  The answer letter layout was great.  There is just not much you can do to hide a six-letter answer.  The cartoon was great.  It brought me back to my childhood, when we would play just about every sport, in the combined property between my house and my next door neighbor’s, which was widely known as “The Field”.  Swell times.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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