Posts Tagged 'daily jumble'



Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/17

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Visual Description:  Blowhard’s letdown.

NIHKT  =  THINK,  EOMSO  =  MOOSE,  OTNINO  =  NOTION,  TREWET  =  WETTER   —   Giving us:  THNOOOONWTR

Clue/Question:  The trumpet player with the big ego would often – – – 

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Answer:  TOOT HIS OWN HORN

(Nice way to ease us into the week.  No new clue words.  Three new jumbles though.  We’ve seen “nihkt” before.  Fun answer letter layout.  Not familiar with the band.  Maybe Jeff can clue us in.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/17/17

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Visual Description:  Indiana wants me.  (Jeff’s feeling nostalgic.)

SUFFS  =  FUSSY,  EYEND  =  NEEDY,  DIRZWA  =  WIZARD,  EBELET  =  BEETLE   —   Giving us:  SSYNEARDBTE

Clue/Question:  The people on the platform waving to the departing train were – – –

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Answer:  BYESTANDERS

(Maybe, a little before Jeff’s time?  A very nice period pun.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  They’ve used “suyfs” before.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular jumble.  It gave nothing away.  The cartoon is great early 20th Century rail history.  Jeff’s hometown?  Kathy’s hometown?  Maybe Jeff will tell.  Yesterday’s Jumble drew a lot of attention.  I also pulled in 5 or 6 new followers,  so maybe they viewed a lot of the older spoilers.  That happens sometimes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/16/17

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Visual Description:  Two against one!

SEYZT  =  ZESTY,  UYTIN  =  UNITY,  ONEPIG  =  PIGEON,  GARNDO  =  DRAGON   —   Giving us:  ETYUIGENDRO

Clue/Question:  After riding the unicycle for miles, the rider was – – –

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Answer:  ONE TIRED GUY

(Now, that’s a good, old fashioned, stinky pun!  Kind of a mild burning tire stink, like when you brake hard and fast on your bike.  There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles were new.  The guys have used “seyzt” and “garndo” before.  For me, “garndo” was the most challenging.  I used to love the idea of dragons – especially Puff, the Magic – but, they seem overplayed to me these days.  My tolerance for “fantasy” isn’t what it used to be, I guess.  The answer letter layout was sweet!  I thought it did a great job of disguising the answer.  And, the cartoon did a great job of getting the idea across.  Although, her bike looks a little funky to me.  Something with the handlebars.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Mid-May (Ham) Jumble Spoiler – 2017

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Visual Description:  Goulash anyone?

NUYGO  =  YOUNG,  GENBA  =  BEGAN,  HBLEAR  =  HERBAL,  PEIRLP  =  RIPPLE   —   Giving us:  YOUGEANHELRPP

Clue/Question:  The new restaurant in Budapest did well, thanks to all the   – – –

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Answer:  HUNGARY PEOPLE

(Happy Monday after Mother’s Day, everybody!  A nice long answer, on a Monday.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “nuygo” before.  It took me a few looks to see “herbal”, so I’d say that was the best jumble.  The answer letter layout did not give anything away.  If you are not up on world geography, I can see how this might have taken some time to solve.  Fine restaurant scene.  The only Hungarian dish that I could think of was goulash.  I guess I need to travel more.  Be well and do good, friends.  I hope all the ladies had a nice Mother’s Day!)   —  YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/13/17

 

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Visual Description:  More 21st Century nonsense.

SOREA  =  AROSE,  ORDPO  =  DROOP,  TSELET  =  SETTLE,  APFOYF  =  PAYOFF   —   Giving us:  AOSDROPSTTEPAO

Clue/Question:  He asked her to marry him, and she said “Yes”.  Then he – – – 

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Answer:  PROPOSED A TOAST

(Two different proposals . . . almost in the same breath!  Not bad.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve seen “sorea” before.  Excellent answer letter layout.  I’m sure that it caused some of you to scratch your heads.  Fine cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/11/17

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Visual Description:  Avian real estate.

CITHH  =  HITCH,  REEMG  =  MERGE,  PURYYS  =  SYRUPY,  CNECAT  =  ACCENT   —   Giving us:  HHMEESRPCET

Clue/Question:  The flock of birds was selling its roosts and hoped that other birds would – – – 

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Answer:  PERCHES THEM

(Boy.  The guys really had me going there, for a bit.  I wasn’t making the connection for a few minutes.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “cithh” before.  And, I’m sure I’ve said it before, but “accent” is another one of those words that spells out in alphabetical order.  The answer letter layout was a great cryptic jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Just from the way the clue/question was phrased, I thought that the second word was going to be THEM.  When it left me with HESRPCE I thought that maybe I was wrong about THEM!  But, finally the quotation marks and the pun aspect kicked in, and I saw PERCHES.  Very good, guys.  I liked Jeff’s kind of blase birds.  It looks like one is even texting, or maybe even playing Angry Birds!  Hey, how about that?  A very satisfying Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/10/17

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Visual Description:  Deleted scene from The China Syndrome.

LEWNY  =  NEWLY,  FURGF  =  GRUFF,  DEBNOY  =  BEYOND,  ZLAREB  =  BLAZER   —   Giving us:  NEYGUFEONDBLER

Clue/Question:  The new employee at the nuclear plant was a – — 

 

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Answer:  BUNDLE OF ENERGY

(Very nice pun.  No new clue words, although three of the jumbles did come up as new.  We’ve seen “furgf” before.  I thought the jumble for “beyond” was pretty good.  I didn’t have to back into it, but I did skip it and came back to it after getting “blazer”.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic jumble too.  The cartoon is fun.  I recognized Jack Lemmon right away, and figured the bearded one had to be the Michael Douglas character, who wasn’t a new employee in the movie, but the cameraman for Jane Fonda’s reporter character.  The movie was nominated for a number of Academy Awards.  It was a great thriller of a movie, that eerily mirrored the incident at Three Mile Island, also in 1979.  I guess Jeff had to go with this movie than with Homer Simpson, because Homer would never be described as a “bundle of energy”.  And, no.  Eating donuts doesn’t count!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/09/17

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Visual Description:  The business district.

XTREE  =  EXERT,  VAHNE  =  HAVEN,  HTORYP  =  TROPHY,  MYSLOB  =  SYMBOL   —   Giving us:  XETENTRSO

Clue/Question:  Their business was on a street with many shops and another one was opening – – – 

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Answer:  NEXT STORE

(Great pun!  I remember, when I was a kid, thinking that NEXT DOOR was NEXT “STORE”!  No new clue words today.  And only “vahne” and “htoryp” are new jumbles today.  They’ve used both “xtree” and “myslob” before.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  It looks like a nice cartoon, but I’m stuck with the reduced sized ones for the next few days, so I can’t make out any detail.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/04/17

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Visual Description:  The corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, August 5th, 1914. (As per Wikipedia)

WERFE  =  FEWER,  RIHDT  =  THIRD,  VOTEMI  =  MOTIVE,  GORJEG  =  JOGGER   —   Giving us:  FEETHRMOTOGG

Clue/Question:  The first traffic light ever installed was popular – – –

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Answer:  FROM THE GET-GO

(Another great period piece pun!  The guys have really been on a roll lately with them.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  But, three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We have seen “votemi” before.  The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic, but the answer came to me immediately, regardless.  I should be so smart when it comes to my computer!  Got a new one a couple of months ago, and decided to spring for a wireless mouse and keyboard.  I’ve actually used a wireless mouse with a laptop before, but this is the first time for a wireless keyboard.  This morning the computer started up, but when I hit “Enter” to bring up the “Login” screen nothing happened!  The mouse didn’t seem to be responding either.  It quickly dawned on me that I had NEVER shut off either the keyboard, or the mouse . . . in all this time!  I scrounged around for some AAA batteries.  Found a small four-pack in my junk drawer, and it said they were supposed to be good through 01 – 2018.  Replaced the ones in the keyboard, but it didn’t work.  So, I removed the USB thingie, and I plugged in my old – wired – keyboard and mouse, and I was finally able to get everything going.  You’d think that there would be some kind of warning that the batteries were getting low for the wireless things, but no!  It’s a good thing that I held on to the old ones, I guess.  The cartoon is fun, but I think Jeff’s cars look more 1920s than 1914!  I just love to nitpick!  Just two colors though?  How did they know when to drive very very fast???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/17

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Visual Description:  Cardio care.

TEHET  =  TEETH,  SOKKI  =  KIOSK,  VHIRET  =  THRIVE,  TOTOPA  =  POTATO   —   Giving us:  TETKIOTHROATO

Clue/Question:  The patient was told to lower his blood pressure, and he – – – 

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Answer:  TOOK IT TO HEART

(My Cardiologist is always pushing this weight loss plan/scheme that his wife sells!  My numbers and weight may not be ideal, but I’m actually in pretty good shape.  Other than that, he’s a pretty decent sort.  Not mega-arrogant, like so many physicians.  Just a little arrogant.  LOL!  What?  Clue words, and such?  All right.  Keep your shirt on.

THERE WERE NO NEW CLUE WORDS TODAY.  THREE OF THE JUMBLES WERE NEW, WITH ONLY “SOKKI” HAVING BEEN USED PREVIOUSLY.  THE ANSWER LETTER LAYOUT WAS JUST PEACHY KEEN.  A WELL THOUGHT OUT JUMBLE.  THE CARTOON WAS DOC STOCK.

Happy now?  Soave.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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