Posts Tagged 'David L. Hoyt'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/25/20

Water Well Drilling Moratorium is Bad Idea | Northwest Citizen

Visual Description:  More necessary than oil.

HUGLC  =  GULCH,  LETNK  =  KNELT,  TTEEIP  =  PETITE,  WABEER  =  BEWARE   —   Giving us:  GLHNELEITEBWRE

Clue/Question:  They successfully drilled for water, and it helped with everyone’s – – –

Witching for water – SPOOKY GEOLOGY

Answer:  WELLBEING THERE

(A slightly unusual stinky pun.  The “THERE” is a little extraneous.  But, I doubt that it threw anyone.  So many of us take clean potable water for granted, but for millions of people around the world – including here in the U.S. – it’s rare, but indispensable.  That is one of the many reasons why I object to hydro-fracking.   Sure, it can be done safely.  But, there are many incidents of it going awry, and spoiling the surrounding groundwater.

The string of new clue words has definitely quieted down.  Our good friend, ralis95, can enjoy the springlike – for him at least – temperatures.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “huglc” being the only one that we’ve definitely seen before.  They all came quickly to me this morning.  The answer letter layout was a massive fourteen letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic, Hoyt!  But, with the great cartoon, and the hyphenated first final answer word, this was not a terribly tough solve.

Cute cartoon of folks out west.  They all look very satiated to soon being saturated.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 07/07/20

Bob Ross Painting by Zenon Matias Jimenez

Visual Description:  Bob Ross redux?

RIHTD  =  THIRD,  ESBLS  =  BLESS,  KAQUWS  =  SQUAWK,  CRLOED  =  COLDER   —   Giving us:  THRBSSSUKOER

Clue/Question:  To complete the painting of the golf course’s thicket, the artist took – – –

A happy little mystery. Where are the original Bob Ross paintings ...

Answer:  BRUSH STROKES

(Another excellent, stinky pun.  We don’t really hear the word “thicket” all that much these days, so I’m glad that the boys are using it here today.  Keep Vocabulary Alive!  Maybe they can come up with a Python-esque Jumble, giving us a “shrubbery” some day?  Or, for our Southwestern friends – or amigos – maybe a “chaparral”.  Ooh, now we’re talkin’!

There were no new clue words today.  And/but, all the jumbles did come up as new, for me.  I noticed that David L. Hoyt has never used the word “squaw” before.  It’s from the Algonquin, and it simply means woman/wife.  Although NOW, the dictionaries say the word is dated, usually disparaging, and usually offensive.  Our American forebears ran with the word for a few hundred years, kind of figuring all “Indians” were alike.  But, they were/are actually quite diverse.  So, don’t hold yer breath, waiting for Hoyt to use “squaw”!  The answer letter layout was another very impressive twelve letter jumble.  The first thing I noticed – even before glancing at the cartoon and clue/question – was that there were only three vowels!  I think this played a factor in my getting the final answer so quickly.

Great cartoon of a Bob Ross wannabe!  I can hardly believe the real Bob Ross has been dead for 25 years now.  Not exactly high art, he was more known for the speed in which he created very serviceable paintings.  He was also know for his quiet tones, and saying things like “happy little trees”, or “happy little clouds” and “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”  And, he regularly used brushes that most of us would use to paint a room with!  His show was on PBS, and it ran for 11 years, in the ’80s and ’90s.  It’s funny, because in some ways he’s even bigger today than when he was alive.  People be funny!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google and Fine Art America and Art and Design Inspiration

 

 

Jumble Spoiler – 07/04/20

Democrat Donkey Boxer and Republican Elephant Vector Image

Visual Description:  Jackasses!

LAACN  =  CANAL,  CYTKA  =  TACKY,  BSARBO  =  ABSORB,  EDMIEP  =  IMPEDE   —   Giving us:  NALTCYORBIEE

Clue/Question:  When the donkeys partied loudly on the 4th of July, it was a – – –

How a donkey and an elephant came to represent the Democrats and ...

Answer:  CELEBRAYTION

(In anticipation . . . of the emancipation . . . and extirpation . . . of the American nation . . . from the usurpation . . . of the Trumpian barbarization, brutalization and bastardization.  And, to the truly building of an equal and just civilization, that was supposed to be laid out in our Declaration . . . of Independence.  Save yer money on streaming “Hamilton”, folks!  Yer Uncle’s gotcha covered!

There were no new clue words today, yet every one of the jumbles is coming up as new.  None of them tripped me up today.  The answer letter layout was a brilliant twelve letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic!

Great braying jackasses!  Although, I can’t imagine any animal enjoying fireworks.  Maybe they’re braying in fear, or they’re just trying to drown out the booming of the bombs bursting in air?  I dunno.  But, they’re cute donkeys.  I hope you are all enjoying your 4th with friends and loved ones!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google and VectorStock

(Tax Timely) Jumble Spoiler – 04/15/11

office of Jacob Fugger; with his main-accounta...

Image via Wikipedia

Visual Description:  A couple of athletic schnavens having a nice little rally.

RGDIN  =  GRIND,  SMYUT  =  MUSTY,  TSFOYR  =  FROSTY,  CJEYKO  =  JOCKEY   —   Giving us:  GRNDUTROSOE

Clue/Question:  The accountants excelled at tennis because of their . . .

Answer:  GOOD RETURNS

(Not bad.  None of the clue words were very difficult, although they were well scrambled.  I think Mr. Hoyt took some exception to some earlier comments, and decided to kill us with kindness today.  Three words ending in Y!  Nothing obvious in the answer letters.  Looks like they threw in a couple of “bonus clues”.  The Grand Prize amount and the comment.  Can any accountants out there explain to me the etymology of the slang phrase “G Moder”?  I understand that it’s an exclamation of success, but where the heck does it come from?  What’s the “G”?  What’s a “Moder”  Enquiring minds want to know!  Be well and so good, my friends.)   —   YUR


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