Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/24/20

How To Be A Good Working Wife - Boldsky.com

Visual Description:  Hapless hubby futzing.

IGIDT  =  DIGIT,  FIDTR  =  DRIFT,  MEETXP  =  EXEMPT,  COEJTB  =  OBJECT   —   Giving us:  IITDFTEEOBT

Clue/Question:  Getting ready to put on his best suit, he couldn’t find his neckwear.  He was – – –

Wife knotting the necktie of her husband, helping and assisting him getting  dressed - Stock Video Footage - Dissolve

Answer:  FIT TO BE TIED

(I don’t know if this guy is fit to be anything!  Fit to be dressed by his wife/mommy maybe!  Why is this sad sack looking for neckties in his sock and underwear drawer?  I don’t know anyone who keeps their ties in any drawer.  You hang them on a tie-rack, or at worst some kind of hanger, in the closet.  I suppose we could blame it on the pandemic, but . . . I’m shaking my head.  SMH, for the Millennials and Gen Z crowd.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “fidtr” sometime earlier.  Got ’em all instantly this morning.  The answer letter layout was an interesting eleven letter jumble.  I found it pleasantly cryptic.  But, I also thought this was a pretty simple solve.

Great cartoon of the miffed husband, searching in vain.  You know his wife is going to know exactly where his ties are.  I think this, and other hapless husband jumbles, are designed to mollify all those who object to Cryptoquotes that come off as “sexist”, because they were written by men . . . MANY years ago!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/23/20

 

How to Deal With Difficult Customers - Business News Daily

Visual Description:  Klueless Karen Kalling?

BEAVO  =  ABOVE,  SSIWH  =  SWISH,  PLEETL  =  PELLET,  RDTUYS  =  STURDY   —   Giving us:  ASWPTTU

Clue/Question:  She called about her unusually high electric bill and asked – – –

When is the best day and time to call customer service? - Clark Howard

Answer:  LET ME SPEAK TO THE MANAGER!  No, just kidding.  It’s actually:  WATTS UP?

(Today’s answer was a real groaner of a stinky pun.  Noel Coward is spinning in his grave!  I’m relatively sure that he would agree with Samuel Johnson, with humor and wit essentially being interchangeable.

No new clue words today.  But, three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We have seen “beavo” at least once before.  No stumpers today.  The answer letter layout was a concise seven letter jumble.  It was sufficiently cryptic.

Great cartoon of a domestic couple.  We’ve all been there, paying the bills, and arguing with the various utility companies.  Even with all the lights on in the house you wouldn’t triple the usage.  Not unless you generally live like a bat!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images Courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/22/20

Maths Odd & Even Numbers Posters by Ms Forde's Classroom | TpT

Visual Description:  The preeminent positive primary.

LORED  =  OLDER,  CKONK  =  KNOCK,  SLOFIS  =  FOSSIL,  ECCTAN  =  ACCENT   —   Giving us:  ODEKNFOIAN

Clue/Question:  The first positive odd number considered itself to be – – –

Free Odd Number Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart  Library

Answer:  ONE OF A KIND

(Initially, this is a fine numerical pun!  Definitely not the first of its kind, but even so.  I guess you had to figure that number ones would be Type A personalities.  So, they have a bit of an ego problem!  No one goes around sporting # 2 foam fingers, do they?

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  For some reason I had to take a bunch of looks at “lored”.  Maybe, because I’m in denial?  I also enjoyed the jumble “ecctan”, although it didn’t take me long to pick up on the “accent”.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  The biggest clue was the obvious omission of the word ONE in the cartoon’s dialog.  They danced around it nicely though.

Cute animated numbers cartoon.  If any of them look odd, I’d say that number nine takes the cake!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/20

Using a Flea Collar? | ThriftyFun

Visual Description:  The infestation.

ONGIG  =  GOING,  GOYFG  =  FOGGY,  BRUYGB  =  GRUBBY,  UUTFER  =  FUTURE   —   Giving us:  GFOUBF

Clue/Question:  The dog with the flea problem told the small parasitic insects to – – –

Best Natural Flea Collar For Dogs - WebKu

Answer:  BUG OFF

(A modest little pun.  Just like a flea.  I would have thought that fleas were arachnids – like ticks – but the boys are right, they’re insects!  I guess both could infest a host animal at the same time, so I wonder if they would ever fight each other?  They’re both parasites, so maybe they just ignore each other.  I think dogs usually get fleas, and a lot of them, but ticks can be individual.  Ticks are nastier little buggers, in my opinion.  But, then again, I don’t remember my dogs having fleas.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have seen “goyfg” sometime before.  I was able to see all the clue words immediately today.  The answer letter layout was a simple six letter jumble.  I doubt than anyone struggled to get today’s final answer.

Poor Fido!  I guess when fleas are bad enough all the scratching leads to pain.  Then a flea bath is necessary.  These owners should invest in a simple flea collar.  An ounce of prevention, and all that stuff.  They could even go the more expensive route, of applications and injections, but the collars do a good job of keeping them off.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/20/20

Steam Community :: :: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Visual Description:  A little before:  “I Like Ike!”

NHCOOH  =  HONCHO,  CRONEE  =  ENCORE,  CGAHER  =  CHARGE,  GRFTOE  =  FORGET,  SATTOY  =  TOASTY,  DTOYID  =  ODDITY   —   Giving us:  HHOREHGEFRETSTODI

Clue/Question:  A command given by a an Army five-star general is – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (2-letters) (3-letters) (7-letters) (5-letters)

Dwight D. Eisenhower | Biography, Cold War, Presidency, & Facts | Britannica

Answer:  OF THE HIGHEST ORDER

(Excellent, obedient pun!  I guess this could be any time from World War II to 1952.  I think it’s hilarious that Ike “didn’t belong to any organized church until 1952.”  Gotta be a good God fearin’ man to run for President!  The U.S. will never get over its Puritan beginnings!

We actually have a brand new clue word today!  Unless Angela says we had it in an earlier Sunday Jumble.  And, that word is “toasty”!  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add it to his world famous clue word database.  Better send him an email.  All of the jumbles but “cronee” are coming up as new.  This is “cronee”‘s “encore” appearance.  I liked the jumble for “toasty”, but I didn’t suspect that the clue word would be new.  I had to take a number of looks at “cgaher”, before seeing “charge”.  The jumble made it look like a two syllable word!  The answer letter layout was a very impressive seventeen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The clue/question, and the final answer slots were the big clues, for me.

Fun period piece, military cartoon.  You can’t possibly count the stars on the flag, but it just looks like a 48 state flag!  It looks like a fairly major cartoon inconsistency today, but I think it’s okay!  With lesser generals you see fairly large stars on their epaulets.  But, that’s only when it goes up to four-star general.  For the rare five-star general they do a circular cluster of five smaller stars.  So, no.  I don’t think Jeff made a mistake.  Maybe Ken, or someone can confirm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler -09/19/20

Benjamin Franklin, the Composer – Polyphonic Archive - Institute for Music  Leadership

Visual Description:  Playing off yesterday’s Cryptoquote?

CRILY  =  LYRIC,  SEYMS  =  MESSY,  XTROVE  =  VORTEX,  TANUMU  =  AUTUMN   —   Giving us:  LYIESSVEAU

Clue/Question:  Ben Franklin was able to invent bifocals because of his ability to – – –

Benjamin Franklin Dies Ben Franklin | This Day in Tech History

Answer:  VISUALEYES

(Again, yesterday’s Cryptoquote had both vision and eyes in it.  She has had a few references to eyes this past week.  I thought that this made for a wonderful pun.  Not stinky, in the least.  Very homophonic!  I like using that word, because WordPress doesn’t recognize it.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “seyms” in the past.  None of them stumped me today.  The answer letter layout was a lovely ten letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  For me, the leading nature of the clue/question was the big clue.

Great historic, period piece cartoon.  Ol’ Ben definitely had an eye for the ladies.  But, he also had a healthy respect for intelligent women.  And, he often sought their council.  Some of today’s fem-ditto-heads would simply dismiss him as a sexist, but I’d disagree with them.  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/20

Wilson NFL JR Team Logo Football NY Giants | American Football Shop - Bayer  Team Sports Ltd.

Visual Description:  1980’s . . . maybe?

CUHNM  =  MUNCH,  ECAPE  =  PEACE,  GHALEG  =  HAGGLE,  RAAATV  =  AVATAR   —   Giving us:  MNCEAEHGGAR

Clue/Question:  For sports fans, the invention of the remote control was a – – –

Rawlings NFL Detroit Lions Football

Answer:  GAME CHANGER

(I guess it could have been earlier, but I remember buying a nice Zenith color TV, in 1983, and it had a corded remote.  But, I’m sure that there must have been the cordless variety by then too.

There were no new clue words today.  Ralis95 can take a break.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “ghaleg” sometime before.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  It was sufficiently cryptic, but “sports fans” was a big clue!

Great Sunday afternoon, in the Fall, cartoon.  I sincerely hope that both the Lions and Giants can find a way to have a winning season this year!  They are both overdue, especially the Lions!  I like both teams, even though I’m more of a Bills fan!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/20

Interesting facts about the Roman Forum | Ancient roman architecture,  Ancient rome, Ancient architecture

Visual Description:  The gathering place.

FJYIF  =  JIFFY,  TUHMO  =  MOUTH,  OIRRRM  =  MIRROR,  CRUPES  =  SPRUCE   —   Giving us:  FFMOMORRUE

Clue/Question:  Ancient Romans wanted a large public square, so they built a – – –

The Forum - Ancient Rome: The Forum and Sports

Answer:  FORUM FOR EM

(Kind of a homophonic pun.  Sounds good to me.  Give ’em Hell, Hoyt! 

It looks like David L. has given us yet another new clue word in “jiffy”.  Our friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database once again!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “crupes” before.  The answer letter layout was a tasty ten letter jumble.  It kind of spoke to me though.

Fantastic cartoon of ancient Rome.  But, I guess for the characters, this is all new to them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/13/20

Come join us for Social Knitting | Hemstitched Heirlooms

Visual Description:  Yammerin’ about yarn.

HNLIFC  =  FLINCH,  SLODHU  =  SHOULD,  RAAEKT  =  KARATE,  DULRYE  =  RUDELY,  CILAPD  =  PLACID,  RITMOP  =  IMPORT   —   Giving us:  FLNSHOKTELYACIIMT

Clue/Question:  Three generations knew how to make sweaters by hand in this – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  “(7-letters)-(4-letters)”  (6-letters)

Knitting with the Ladies

Answer:  CLOTHESKNIT FAMILY

(I struggled some with this one, and I didn’t really solve it myself, so I didn’t have anything clever to impart.  It seems like a waste of my time half the time anyway.  So, the heck with it.

As mentioned before, “rudely” came up as new, but as it turned out it was used once before on an earlier Sunday Jumble.  Ralis95 knows about it now.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “cilapd” in the past.  None of the six jumbles stumped me.  But, the seventeen letter jumble that made up the answer letter layout did stump me.  I started out thinking the first word was FASHION.  Then, it looks like I actually had CLOSELY-KNIT, but it left me with FHTAIM.  Since I wasn’t feeling it, I gave it over to my daughter.  I guess she saw KNIT FAMILY, which left her with CETOHSL.  From there she saw CLOTHES.  Good one.

Nice cartoon of a warm and cozy family scene.  Heart warming.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/20

New Yorker Cartoonists Gather for Cartoon Bank Event | Inkspill

Visual Description:  Inside joke.

LIEPX  =  PIXEL,  IRRVE  =  RIVER,  SEFWET  =  FEWEST,  NTFNAO  =  NONFAT   —   Giving us:  PILRIFETOF

Clue/Question:  They had the police artist’s silhouette sketch and looked for someone who – – – 

Set Of Silhouettes American Presidents. Stock Vector - Illustration of  business, closeup: 142771124

Answer:  FIT THE PROFILE

(I don’t know, but I don’t think you could call this pun a groaner.  It’s definitely not stinky.  If there is such a thing as a legitimate acceptable pun then today’s Jumble would probably qualify.

Who woke up David L. Hoyt???  All of a sudden he’s giving us new clue words left and right.  Yesterday it was “local”, and today he’s given us “nonfat”!  The only jumble that gave me any trouble.  You know me and those silly compound words.  I would of thought that it would’ve been hyphenated.  Whatever.  It looks like some new work for our pal ralis95.  His world famous clue word database continues to grow!  All of the jumbles are coming up as new.  The answer letter layout was a tight ten letter jumble.  Before reading the cartoon, and the clue/question, I was pretty sure the three letter word was going to be OFF.  But, with the great cartoon, and the clue/question, I did a quick about face.

Today’s cartoon characters look a little too specific, including the guy in profile.  I’m guessing that they’re cartoonist friends of Jeff’s.  We may never know though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google, Inkspill, & Dreamstime

08202020 Convention Preview | Felltoons | Cartoons | Paul | AAEC

Boy!  They pegged this one right!  Nothing but ludicrous scare tactics and outright lies.  So sad that they think so little of their supporters.


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