Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

Jumble Solved – 09/30/22

Coconut Palm Trees for Sale – FastGrowingTrees.com

Visual Description:  The Oracle of Orlando?

EGLAL  =  LEGAL,  RDOPU  =  PROUD,  TARROO  =  ORATOR,  MAAELF  =  AFLAME   —   Giving us:  LEPDRARAME

Clue/Question:  The tree wasn’t growing coconuts like it should.  To find out why, they hired a – – –

Florida cities battle over palm trees - Nursery Management

Answer:  PALM READER

(Sometimes on television they portray someone like this as eerily prescient, while other times they show them as the frauds that most of them are.  As a goof, one day I stopped along the road where it was advertised as a $10 Psychic Reading.  As soon as I sat down at the woman’s kitchen table she up-sold me to a $30 reading.  I could’ve said thanks, but no thanks, but I said what the heck, I’m here.  She told me THE most basic stuff I’ve ever heard!  To this day, I don’t remember what she said, because it was all such inconsequential, generic nonsense.  At least she didn’t give me any life altering bad news.  But now I definitely know better!

Even though I knew they were all there, I did consult the ralis95 clue word database.  Just to confirm.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new though.  The only one we’ve definitely seen before is “tarroo”.  I thought that that jumble and “maaelf” were quite challenging.  The answer letter layout was a terse ten letter jumble.  By itself, I thought it was notably cryptic.  But this was one of those Jumbles where you didn’t even need to unscramble the jumbles to get the answer letters.

The cartoon really said it all.  The guy being clearly skeptical, and his overly accepting wife.  And, our small medium at large, with her hands on the . . . what kind of tree?  Oh, yeah.  A palm tree.  Do you think that she’ll be around in the spring to see her prediction come true?  If you believe that one, then I have some swampland in Florida to sell you.  Actually, far too much of Florida has been reduced to swampland.  That Hurricane Ian was brutal to so much of the state.  Poor Sanibel Island.  And, now it’s heading to South Carolina!  I hope that LindaLee, and everyone else there stays safe!  This is a good time to give a donation to the American Red Cross and other relief agencies.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/29/22

The Ten Best THE ODD COUPLE Episodes of Season One | THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!

Visual Description:  The weekly poker game . . . maybe.

PRWIE  =  WIPER,  HLOSS =  SLOSH,  DTREVI  =  DIVERT,  SATHAM  =  ASTHMA   —   Giving us:  WELSDTAHA

Clue/Question:  When he couldn’t find the playing cards, the poker players said – – –

Racks for Sale -- Antique Gambling Chips

Answer:  WHATS THE DEAL

(These poker Jumbles almost always make me think of “The Odd Couple”.  I can almost see Vinnie, Roy, Speed, and Murray . . . the cop!  Felix, making sure that everyone had – and used – a coaster, and an ashtray.  Complaining about anyone smoking, with his nasal honk-sneeze.  And, Oscar essentially ignoring every one of Felix’s directives.  The show was hilarious!  Two over-the-top extremes.  Felix and Oscar were almost like the cartoon angel and devil on some guy’s shoulders, one saying to be good, and the other saying to be bad.  Because – just about – nobody is really all that fussy, nor that messy.

None of the clue words are new, but all of the jumbles appear to be new!  I was able to get them all right away.  The answer letter layout was a nifty nine letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The final answer slots layout made for a quick solve though.

Great cartoon of a dad trying to find a full deck of cards amongst his kids’ toys, while the boys wait, not so patiently.  I remember as a small kid going to Grandma’s, and not playing with the cards – because I think she hid them – but playing with the chips and the rack/holder that they came in.  I don’t remember exactly what we were playing with them, but we all liked the way that they felt.  They weren’t the cheesy plastic ones that they make today.  They had some heft, and were slick.  Maybe they were some kind of ceramic?  Anyway, great Jumble, and great memories!  Be well and do good, friends.)     YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/28/22

Evel Knievel Biography | An American Legend - Mpora

Visual Description:  The human train wreck!

SEGSU  =  GUESS,  NUMDO  =  MOUND,  TTPIEE  =  PETITE,  SIWAGJ  =  JIGSAW   —   Giving us:  UEMDPTTJIA

Clue/Question:  When given the chance to perform a motorcycle stunt on TV, Evel Knievel – – –

The Las Vegas Elvis Fest Features Top Elvis Tribute Artists | Vegas elvis, Elvis  presley songs, Elvis presley videos

Answer:  JUMPED AT IT

(Good ol’ Evel was essentially the 20th Century P. T. Barnum.  Plenty of hype and bombast, but he was a dedicated showman!  I think the guy profited from his – many – failures, more than his successes.  Allegedly, he broke every bone in his body, some more than once!  As a kid, growing up in the ’60s and ’70s, he was revered as kind of a rebel, or anti-hero.  He was always doing – or at least trying to do – what he was told couldn’t be done.  And, I can’t be certain of this, but I think that he had an influence on Elvis Presley’s later years.  They both loved Las Vegas, and they both wore those flashy jumpsuits, with capes and crazy belt buckles!  LOL!

Yes, we’ve seen all of today’s clue words before.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “segsu” and “numdo” previously.  I guess you’d say there was nothing petite about any mound that Evel launched from.  More than once he ended up like a jigsaw puzzle . . . with a coupla pieces gone!  Thank you, Jim Croce!  The answer letter layout was a tensible ten letter jumble.  Cryptic enough.  Knowing what Evel was known for, and the final answer slots layout, made for a quick solve though.

Great cartoon of America’s favorite stuntman, on his Harley!  Not sure who the suit is.  Maybe a young Geraldo Rivera?  I guess it really doesn’t matter.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/27/22

Chicago from the River, Midday by Suren Nersisyan - oil painting | UGallery

Visual Description:  Building on a bluff.

MHNUA  =  HUMAN,  DIUGE  =  GUIDE,  GIDSNI  –  SIDING,  RNIHED  =  HINDER   —   Giving us:  HMAGIDDINHNE

Clue/Question:  The land prices near the top of the mountain cost more and were – – –

Columbus Skyline Painting by Samantha Bennett | Fine Art America

Answer:  IN HIGH DEMAND

(Sure, you’ve always had your hillbillies.  But I think that the more affluent build up in the hills these days, and the less affluent end up in the valleys and lowlands.  Besides the great views, you’re less likely to be effected by the heavy rains up in the mountains.  But I guess there are also those wealthy folk who like to build along the beaches and shores, who risk damage from storm surges.  I usually have a little less sympathy for when they have losses.  If you don’t realize that the sea is unforgiving, then you kinda get what you deserve.

All of today’s clue words reside in the ralis95 Pantheon of Jumble clue words.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely had “rnihed” sometime in the past.  No real toughies for me.  The answer letter layout was a towering twelve letter jumble.  It couldn’t possibly keep the final answer hidden from me though.  Not with all the D’s, H’s and I’s.

Fine Coming Soon, future development cartoon.  I really liked the cityscape down below them.  It looks like a river runs through it, and a nice bridge crosses it.  This couple must be doing very well, being able to build on high, and driving that snazzy Jumble-mobile!  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/26/22

75 double date ideas | My Sweet Home Life

Visual Description:  Camping co-workers.

CVAHO  =  HAVOC,  MLRUE  =  LEMUR,  MSERUM  =  SUMMER,  DONIWW  =  WINDOW   —   Giving us:  ACLERMMEWOW

Clue/Question:  When they arrived to see their friends by the campfire, they got a – – –

10 Camping Games to Play with Family and Friends | Pelican

Answer:  WARM WELCOME

(Probably not that much of a pun, when you come to think about it!  I believe the origin/etymology of the phrase most likely goes back to early times, when being asked to sit by someone’s fire, or being asked into someone’s warm home, was considered a sign of acceptance and welcoming.  It probably evolved into the more emotional aspects of “warmth”.

Yes, we have seen all of today’s clue words in the past.  However, three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  I can only verify that we have seen “msurem” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was an elusive eleven letter jumble.  By itself, I thought it was excellently cryptic.  The cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question, and the final answer slots, all made for a quick solve.

Great cartoon of Jumble’s two favorite couples:  Jeff and Kathy Knurek, and David and Claire Hoyt.  A scenic campsite, with a roaring campfire.  And, David is roasting a weenie/hotdog on a stick!  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Solved – 09/25/22

Lower Left Back Pain: What Could It Be? - K Health

Visual Description:  Too many cooks.

TBINET  =  BITTEN,  DNCIUT  =  INDUCT,  MHRAME  =  HAMMER,  NSAAOT  =  SONATA,  FTRFEO  =  EFFORT,  LMEYLS  =  SMELLY   —   Giving us:  TTEINAMRSNTETEL

Clue/Question:  With so many relatives telling him how to cure his back problems, he longed for the – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (6-letters)  (9-letters)

HOW TO HANDLE MEDDLING IN-LAWS - Vanguard Allure

Answer:  SILENT TREATMENT

(When you are in extreme back pain . . . you just don’t want to hear it!  I know that everybody means well, but just about anything they might suggest is not going to help the situation.  It’s one of the reasons why people say:  Silence is Golden!

No new clue words today.  Five of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “tbinet” some time ago.  I was able to solve them them all rather quickly.  The answer letter layout was a fabulous fifteen letter jumble.  I thought it was beautifully cryptic, and not at all obvious.  The sufferer’s line was the big clue for me.

Fine cartoon of some poor schlub, his wife? and other relatives.  All he wants is to be left alone, so he can enjoy the game.  Even if he’s in terrible pain.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/24/22

claudiacm1146 - Claudia - Shop coffee London UK | London coffee shop,  Vintage coffee shops, Cozy coffee shop

Visual Description:  Probably at ANY OTHER place in London!

FNUIT  =  UNFIT,  PENOR  =  PRONE,  MAAERC  =  CAMERA,  TNHESC  =  STENCH   —   Giving us:  UFPROCAETEH

Clue/Question:  She had no interest in the cafe’s new latte drink because it wasn’t – – –

Double Decker Bus In London Stock Photo - Download Image Now - Bus, London  - England, Double-Decker Bus - iStock

Answer:  HER CUP OF TEA

(What the heck was she thinking?  This would be like you, or I, walking into KFC and trying to order a Big Mac!  Or, walking into a McDonald’s and ordering a slice of pizza.  Not the smartest thing to do.  I hope the clerk – politely – showed her the door.  The ditzy Dame!  Maybe she is nobility!  Perhaps part of the royal family even.  She looks somewhat like the dearly departed Queen Elizabeth II.

We have seen all of today’s clue words at one time or another.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen both “fnuit” and “tnhesc” in previous Jumbles.  No problem with any of them today.  The answer letter layout was an electric eleven letter jumble.  Very decently cryptic.  Her asking for Earl Grey, or Darjeeling, led to the quick solve of the final answer.

Nice cartoon of the coffee shop, most likely in London.  That’s what I’m getting from the double-decker bus passing by outside.  Wrong place, and wrong time!  Pretty simple Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/23/22

18 Beautiful Towns In Spain To Visit - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food &  Photography Blog

Visual Description:  Old world sights.

SOEMO  =  MOOSE,  NAGTI  =  GIANT,  TPIOEP  =  POTPIE,  TCLUEN  =  LUCENT   —   Giving us:  MOSGANOIELENT

Clue/Question:  He last visited the Mediterranean coast 40 years ago, which was – – –

A road trip along Spain's Mediterranean coast | spain.info in english

Answer:  LONG TIME NO SEA

(I think the guys purposely made this one a little harder to solve with the phrasing of the clue/question.  If after the comma the last two words were AND SAID – instead of WHICH WAS – I know I would have picked up on the final answer much quicker.  But maybe that’s just me.

No new clue words today.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen “potpie” and “lucent”.  And, for some reason WordPress does not recognize “lucent”!  I’m not a big fan of compound words anyway, but my first attempt with “tpioep” gave me tiptop.  That put me a little behind the eight ball in getting the final answer.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “soemo” and “nagti” in past Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a challenging thirteen letter jumble.  Like I said, the phrasing kind of threw me, so I was thinking LONG PAST something – because of tiptop.  But then NO “SEA” came to me, and I took another look at “tpioep” and spotted my error.

Fine cartoon of a couple at some Mediterranean coastal town.  My guess is Spain, but it could be a lot of places.  Ooh!  And, I just noticed that Jeff snuck in a teeny little classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  I had to take off my glasses to catch that one.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen one!  Or again, maybe that’s just me.  These smaller Jumbles, and my worsening eyesight, make details harder for me to catch.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/22/22

Meet the Galesburg grad who is assistant groundskeeper with MLB's Oakland  Athletics

Visual Description:  Girding one’s lawns?

ADMYL  =  MADLY,  SWLAH  =  SHAWL,  GRAFOE  =  FORAGE,  CRORGE  =  GROCER   —   Giving us:  MADHAFAEGOE

Clue/Question:  The groundskeeping crew finished prepping the field early and was – – –

Women Shaping a New Path Among a Rich Baseball Tradition - The New York  Times

Answer:  AHEAD OF THE GAME

(A wonderful, seasonally appropriate, stinky pun!  There are only about ten or eleven regular season games left, and then we enter the Major League Baseball playoffs.  Well, some of us do.  The rest of us will probably watch just for the love of the game.  Will we see a subway series?  That would go over well in the greater metropolitan New York City area, but I doubt the rest of country would find it as appealing.

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database, although most of them haven’t been seen in a while.  All of the jumbles were coming up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  I thought it gave nothing away.  I think I just picked up on the direction of the clue/question, and the word “early”.

Great cartoon of the stadium maintenance people, standing at the pitcher’s mound.  I like the guy laying out the batter’s box lines around home plate.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 09/21/22

Fender Bender Got You Down? Michael J's Body Shop Can Help Reverse that  Frown | Michael J's Auto Body

Visual Description:  The lifesaver!

DYDDA  =  DADDY,  RIKSE  =  SKIER,  OATTPO  =  POTATO,  DORUNG  =  GROUND   —   Giving us:  DDDSIEOTOGRN

Clue/Question:  When the auto body shop repaired all the cars dings, he said – – –

Auto Body Shop Stands up for Bullied Gay Teen, Restores Vandalized Car -  Good News Network

Answer:  GOOD RIDDENTS

(An excellent stinky pun!  And, not the most obvious answer, for yours truly.  It took a little time to pick up on riddance.  Even though I figured that the word DENT had to be part of the final answer, with them saying “dings” twice!  I guess I should attribute it all to the great answer letter layout.  A wonderfully cryptic twelve letter jumble!  All the clue words are old favorites, but all of their jumbles came up as new.  Fine cartoon of the very relieved teen.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,893 other followers

addthis.com

Bookmark UncleRave's Weblog
October 2022
M T W T F S S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Blog Stats

  • 6,758,686 hits

Member of The Internet Defense League