Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

Jumble Solved – 01/31/23

A Netflix-Inspired Journey to the Astral Plane - The Ringer

Visual Description:  Evens vs. primes.

DUJEG  =  JUDGE,  LIHCL  =  CHILL,  DRANPO  =  PARDON,  OMAOBB  =  BAMBOO   —   Giving us:  UDECLPDNAOO

Clue/Question:  When the 3 started dating the 5, the result was – – –

Astral Projection Guided Practice | Gammadian Freeman, Insight Timer

Answer:  AN ODD COUPLE

(But together they make eight!  They’re really more odd individuals!  But THAT can’t be made into a silly pun, now can it?  It has been some time since the guys have given us one of their – primarily – numeric Jumbles.  I’m not quite sure what part that lonely letter A is playing in this gag.  I think he’s lost, and maybe he was looking for an A bar!  Hopefully, all are welcome in this establishment!

I say – with great confidence – that all of today’s clue words have been used before.  And, I also assert that all of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  However, none of them were really very tough for yer dear ol’ uncle.  The answer letter layout though was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  I saw AN ODD right away, and the remainder gave me COUPLE.

Fine cartoon of numbers, and a letter, on some kind of graphic plane!  I think this must be one of Jeff’s rules when it comes to these numeric cartoons.  I like that they’re all drinking though.  It looks like the number 6 is kinda jealous!  Don’t worry, pal.  I’m sure that there is a 9 in your future out there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 01/30/23

284 Seniors Dining Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

Visual Description:  A SeniorMatch meetup?

NMISU  =  MINUS,  NHHUC  =  HUNCH,  MMNTEO  =  MOMENT,  TMDOHE  =  METHOD   —   Giving us:  INHONO

Clue/Question:  When they greeted each other at the restaurant at 12 PM, it was – – –

Gorgeous Old Couple on a Date in Vintage Restaurant Looking Through Photos  on a Smartphone, Stock Video - Envato Elements

Answer:  HI NOON

(A lunchtime liaison for latent lovers???  Perhaps!  Hey, everyone needs a little companionship!  And chances are that this is a widower and a widow.  Both consenting adults, trying to make a connection.  A lunchtime date is perfect because it gives them both enough time to make their afternoon naps!  I’m sure that one, or both will order the blue-plate special.  Do restaurants still offer those???

We have most definitely seen all four of today’s clue words in previous Jumbles!  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “nmisu” some time in the past.  No real toughies today, for me.  The answer letter layout was a slant six letter jumble.  Kinda hard disguising a two letter and four letter word answer, but it was sufficiently cryptic.  The quotation marks always help too.

Cute cartoon of the two vertical seniors, greeting each other at the restaurant.  One using a walker, and the other a tripod cane.  Hey, all things will be equal if they get horizontal!  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  First they have to compare photos of their grandchildren, and exchange a laundry list of their aches and pains.  The gent is more impressed with her timeliness, but she seems a little hot to trot, throwing out the “handsome” right off the bat!  It’s a ballroom dancing term, kids.  It has something to do with the Foxtrot.  LOL.  I hope the date works out for both of them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 01/29/23

Largest Lottery Jackpots Ever: Where Does Powerball Rank All Time? – NBC  New York

Visual Description:  Scratch-off counter.

LNBOOG  =  OBLONG,  ADARIF  =  AFRAID,  DRUYEL  =  RUDELY,  TUWLOA  =  OUTLAW,  CRUYSR  =  SCURRY,  AHINEL  =  INHALE   —   Giving us:  OLOFDRDLOLARRAL

Clue/Question:  A coin worth 100 cents and a bill worth 100 cents are the same, – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (6-letters)  (3-letters)  (6-letters)

1980 D And 2000 P Dollar Coins - Susan B Anthony + Sacagawea Dollars | eBay

Answer:  DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR

(Dollars to donuts this is an urban scene, as opposed to a suburban or rural one!  It’s mainly in the cities that you get a clerk behind a piece of plexiglass.  But folks play the lottery just about everywhere, especially when the jackpots grow into these insane amounts.  Even though I don’t care for gambling, I’ll jump on board occasionally.  The odds of winning the grand prize are ridiculously long, and even winning some of the much lesser prizes are tough to come by.  I used to win $2 or $4 bucks every now and then, but the last few ones I’ve played have gotten me goose-eggs!  I think if I do play again, I’ll just play a single game.  Your odds do NOT improve when you play more games.

We have what looks like another new clue word to add to the world famous ralis95 clue word database, in SCURRY.  Now, it is possible, prior to the L.A. Times carrying the Sunday Jumble, that we have had it some time ago, in an earlier Sunday Jumble, but I cannot confirm this.  The jumble is definitely new, along with four others.  But we have surely seen “ahinel” in previous Jumbles.  The final answer layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  All the L’s and O’s and R’s and D’s made for a very quick solve though.

Great cartoon of people queuing up to pay for their lottery tickets, energy drinks and coffees and such.  I never cared much for the Susan B. Anthony dollars.  They were too easily confused for a quarter.  I much preferred the Sacagawea dollars.  The color alone made them stand out.  It’s been a while now since I’ve seen either one.  I guess neither one really caught on with the general public.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 01/28/23

Talking Lightbulb | #812980A | CSA Images

Visual Description:  “A Hard Day’s Night”

GRIRO  =  RIGOR,  TYPET  =  PETTY,  WLLUAF  =  LAWFUL,  GHNIKT  =  KNIGHT   —   Giving us:  IGOETTLAULKIH

Clue/Question:  The bulb was being shut off at the end of a long day and was ready to go – – –

Homer simpson season 20 talking GIF - Find on GIFER

Answer:  OUT LIKE A LIGHT

(The two of them should be sleeping like a log!  Reading in bed . . . all day, well that’s just plain lazy.  I’ll read a few online news articles on my phone when I first wake up, but that’s just a few minutes, to half an hour, tops.  You gotta get up and get the blood flowing, folks.  If I don’t take the old Wally-boy out for a nice long walk first thing, my aching back will never loosen up.  Maybe this poor schmuck is sick, or otherwise bed bound.  I don’t know how well I’d be able to sleep if I spent all day in bed.  Well, alone at least.

Yes, we have seen all of today’s clue words many times before.  But three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  We have definitely seen “ghnikt” in at least one previous Jumble.  They all came to me very quickly though.  The answer letter layout was a thriftless thirteen letter jumble.  Brilliantly cryptic!  I sussed out A LIGHT right away, and from the OETULKI the words OUT LIKE shone vividly.  Another great usage of an aging idiom.

Fine cartoon of a laze-about and his anthropomorphic lamp.  Maybe the dude is in a hospital, or something?  Not sure how the guy can be tired, but that light bulb has been working like a dog!   Too much juice and he’ll burn out his filament.  Silly Jumble using a great pun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy birthday to Morgan Freeman!     YUR

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Jumble Solved – 01/27/23

The trusty Encyclopedia Britannica. | World book encyclopedia, Britannica, Encyclopedia  set

Visual Description:  Pre-Google Googling.

VNYEO  =  ENVOY,  PLESL  =  SPELL,  GAUTEO  =  OUTAGE,  KUANSM  =  UNMASK   —   Giving us:  EVOSPLOUEMSK

Clue/Question:  They were selling lots of encyclopedias and expanding their business, which – – –

Collier's Encyclopedia with Bibliography and Index 24 Volume Set 1963:  Louis Shores, Louis Shores: Amazon.com: Books

Answer:  SPOKE VOLUMES

(A satisfyingly stinky pun!  So . . . look THAT up in your Funk & Wagnalls!  A VERY dated, silly tagline that Dan Rowan used to use on the late ’60s to early ’70s hit comedy TV show, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”.  Usually followed up with Dick Martin saying:  You bet your sweet bippy!  That showed spawned a number of popular one liners that entered the American vernacular.  Most of them now long forgotten, unfortunately.  If you remember any of them then you’re old . . . like me.  But the show also spawned a lot of pretty successful careers!  Many/most of them have passed on, but Pamela Austin, Barbara Feldon, Ruth Buzzi, Jo Anne Worley, Lily Tomlin and Goldie Hawn are still with us.  Hmm.  All women!

STOP THE PRESSES!  Unless it has appeared in a much earlier Sunday Jumble, it looks like we have a new addition to the world famous ralis95 clue word database, in “UNMASK”!  I do not remember seeing it before, and coincidentally the jumble “kuansm” was the only one to give me pause.  The only jumble I can verify we have seen before is “gauteo”.  The answer letter layout was a twisty twelve letter jumble.  Absolutely nothing obvious about it.  Being old enough to remember using encyclopedias was a big help in getting the final answer.

Fine cartoon of some period encyclopedia publishers.  Can’t tell if this is American encyclopedias, or British encyclopedias.  I remember World Book, Britannica, Collier’s and Funk & Wagnall’s encyclopedias.  I grew up with a set of Collier’s.  I always enjoyed looking things up in them.  Nowadays we Google everything.  My only problem with most internet info is that you rarely know if, or when, something may have been changed.  They don’t usually reference earlier iterations.  We still need actual hardcover books.  Harrumph!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 01/26/23

128 Grazer is The Most Defensive Mother | Memorable Moments in Bear Cam  History - YouTube

Visual Description:  Time for a new boyfriend!

RNDAG  =  GRAND,  NTAEG  =  AGENT,  XREPIF  =  PREFIX,  HEVEAB  =  BEHAVE   —   Giving us:  GRAENTPREIBAE

Clue/Question:  The warning from the ranger about the Grizzlies was important enough to – – –

12,865 Brown Bear Cub Stock Photos and Images - 123RF

Answer:  BEAR REPEATING

(A fine stinky pun!  It seems to me that we’ve had something similar to this answer in the past, but all I remember is that it used the word BEAR in the same way.  But the cartoon and the dialog definitely seem fresh.  Arguably, Grizzlies are the most ferocious, but I’ve also heard that you don’t want to trifle with a polar bear.  They’re getting crankier as their ice floes are disappearing!  Can you blame them???  And actually, you don’t want to get between ANY mama bear and her cubs!  They are all very defensive mothers.

We have seen every one of today’s clue words in previous Jumbles.  However, all four of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  I was able to see them immediately though.  The answer letter layout was another thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  Seeing as how the guys danced around the word BEAR, and how the ranger was emphatic in his warning, the final answer came to me right away.

Fine cartoon of a young couple considering a hike in the wilds.  The sign is pretty self explanatory, but the boyfriend seems to be exceedingly slow on the uptake.  For the sake of self preservation, they should definitely go back to the lodge.  Pitchers and catchers report in 18 days, or so, so I hope this Cubs fan follows his girlfriend’s lead.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 01/25/23

How Tenzing Norgay Conquered Mount Everest With Edmund Hillary

Visual Description:  Chomolungma chums.

RIGEM  =  GRIME,  LHEVA  =  HALVE,  SIRCSI  =  CRISIS,  SRTHHA  =  THRASH   —   Giving us:  GREHVECIISHAH

Clue/Question:  The people who’ve successfully summited Mount Everest are – – –

60 years on: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's Everest conquest

Answer:  HIGH ACHIEVERS

(“Made it, Ma!  Top of the world!”  Either Edmund Hillary, or Tenzing Norgay, could have said this, assuming either one of them were fans of “White Heat”, starring James Cagney.  A Film Noir classic from 1949, also starring Virginia Mayo and Edmond O’Brien.  Mount Everest is most definitely the top of the world, with an elevation of 29,031.7 ft, or 8,848.86 m . . . for most of the rest of the world.  Hillary and Norgay were the first to get to the top in 1953.  Some of our older readers might even remember when this happened.  It was like all of the firsts of the space race, in the 1960s.  Those NASA feats were the biggies from my youth.

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, however we have certainly seen “rigem” in at least one earlier Jumble.  It took me a couple of looks to see “crisis”.  The answer letter layout was thrilling thirteen letter jumble!  The height of cryptic jumbling.  The word HIGH came to me right away, and ACHIEVERS soon followed.

Fine cartoon drawing of the dynamic duo.  Of course, they really didn’t do it alone.  They had a couple hundred porters doing most of the heavy lifting.  I’m just happy that Hillary didn’t try to take all the credit, as often happened with most European endeavors.  He couldn’t have done it without the Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay.  A very cool  – downright frigid – Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Jumble Solved – 01/24/23

How to watch the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | Mashable

Visual Description:  Winner, loser and whinnying loser.

RNWOS  =  SWORN,  SPOIE  =  POISE,  NTEHLG  =  LENGTH,  GPOAAD  =  PAGODA   —   Giving us:  SWISENTHPO

Clue/Question:  If Westminster’s competition was for insects, the winner would be – – –

Who won the Westminster Dog Show in 2022? Breed results, group winners &  Best in Show | Sporting News

Answer:  PEST IN SHOW

(I think that the judge is a little biased.  After all, it IS traditionally a dog show!  I mean I can understand not giving the blue ribbon to the horsefly.  They are nasty creatures.  But that corn farmer’s grasshopper is WAY cuter than a stinky old flea!  Fleas drink their hosts’ blood and pass along infections and diseases.  Ugh!  Maybe there was a talent competition, and the flea was a singer, or something.  Like in “Finnegan’s Flea”, one of my all-time favorite cartoons.  That would definitely make him a winner.

All four of the Jumble clue words are long time classics.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  But Hoyt has definitely used “rnwos” at least once before.  None were terribly tough though.  The answer letter layout was a tenacious ten letter jumble.  It did a fine job in disguising the final answer.  The quotation marks, in the final answer slots, were the biggest clue to the pun.

Ya can’t go wrong when Jeff gives us a cartoon with critters!  The horse and the dog are Knurek Klassics!  Initially, I did not even notice the grasshopper, but it was great too.  Even the flea, under a magnifying glass, is pretty good.  I liked how the judge was a bit of a poet.  A very entertaining Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 01/23/23

How to Clean a Dryer

Visual Description:  Washing worries.

GTHIS  =  SIGHT,  HLACS  =  CLASH,  TRAAKE  =  KARATE,  CNEREO  =  ENCORE   —   Giving us:  SIHASKRENE

Clue/Question:  The psychiatrist dried her clothes on low heat because she didn’t want to – – –

Craft Cottage - How To Felt Wool Sweaters for Craft Projects

Answer:  SEE A SHRINK

(I guess this pun is more shrinky, than it is stinky!  I think I’ve heard that most psychiatrists actually see a shrink themselves.  I guess they don’t subscribe to “Physician heal thyself!”, which actually has a few meanings.  Maybe they’re keeping this other famous quote in mind:  “A Man Who Is His Own Lawyer Has A Fool for a Client”.  But everybody can use some help every once in a while, and you can’t always see your own problems as another set of eyes might.

Another day where all of the clue words appear on the ralis95 clue word database, yet all of the jumbles appear to be new!  It actually took me a few looks to see both “karate” and “encore”, one being of Japanese origins and the other being French.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  I thought it was well laid out and cryptic.  But the cartoon’s dialog and the clue/question kind of screamed out SHRINK!

Cute cartoon of the couple in their laundry room.  From the way the husband is speaking it sounds like he is a psychiatrist as well.  So, I think it would be nearly impossible for her to not SEE A SHRINK.  Ya know, when it comes to those kind of sweaters, if you don’t want to take them to a dry cleaners, you just wash them in cool water.  After the spin cycle is over you just find a place to let the sweater lie flat to dry.  It’s much safer than risking them in the dryer.  Even on low heat.  “Ancient Chinese secret!”  LOL!  That reminds me, Kung Hei Fat Choi to all those who follow the Chinese New Year!  So sad that a pathetic old man took out his deep-seated aggression on a group of innocent people.  I think he could’ve used a good psychiatrist.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 01/22/23

Parachute vs. Casper: Which Down Pillow Is Best?

Visual Description:  Answer to the My Pillow Guy!

GIYEHT  =  EIGHTY,  PSEORY  =  OSPREY,  YDIHRB  =  HYBRID,  WORHNT  =  THROWN,  APNSIR  =  SPRAIN,  CNLIHF  =  FLINCH   —   Giving us:  EGTOERIDTWPRNFCH

Clue/Question:  After using the highest quality feathers to make the pillows, they were – – – 

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (9-letters)  (7-letters)

9 Best Down Pillows 2023 | The Strategist

Answer:  DOWNRIGHT PERFECT

(A nicely challenging Jumble.  And a decent pun too.  I grew up using down/feather pillows, but they were all a bit long in the tooth!  I remember little feathers popping out of the seams, from time to time.  I’d think they’d be difficult to launder.  You probably have to take them to a dry cleaner.  Some people still swear by them.  I’ve generally used various foam pillows for the last 40 years or so.  Never bought a My Pillow!  But I do own a couple of memory foam pillows.  I like a single stand alone pillow, so the memory foam one works great for me.  But the wife likes to be elevated, and uses multiple pillows, with the memory foam one being the base.  She also thinks that, by itself, it’s too hard.  Obviously, there is no ChatGPT being used on THIS blog!

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  I was hoping maybe “osprey” might be new, but no.  Surprisingly, all of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  That is pretty impressive.  The only one to give me any serious pause was “pseory”.  Probably because the clue word starts with an O.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular sixteen letter jumble!  Wonderfully cryptic, with only four vowels.  My first inclination was that the first word was going to end in ING, but nothing solid was coming to me.  Then, for the second word, the word PERFECT just kind of jumped out at me!  With the GTOIDWRNH remaining I was still thinking the first word would be ending in ING, but I couldn’t do anything with TODWRH!  Abandoning the ending in ING helped me to see DOWNRIGHT . . . and the pun!

Simple cartoon of the pillow maker, and the potential customer.  I liked the sewing machine and the big bag of goose down, for stuffing the pillows.  And there are a couple of completed pillows on the opposite table.  Nothing fancy was needed today, so that’s what we got.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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