Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/21

Slaves of the Needle:" The Seamstress in the 1840s

Visual Description:  Seamstresses.

ROGOF  =  FORGO,  UPYSO  =  SOUPY,  SLOENS  =  LESSON,  ATTETL  =  TATTLE   —   Giving us:  ORSPLESTLE

Clue/Question:  Their new line of blouses had become very popular and were  – – –

Seamstress: What Is It? and How to Become One?

Answer:  TOP SELLERS

(Gee.  I wonder how long before they cancel the word “seamstress”?!?!  It could go the way of “actress”, as now there is a huge push to refer to all performers/emoters as ACTORS.  Will they go with “seamsters”??  Hmm.  Might be confused with teamsters.  SeamsX???  Maybe they’ll scrap the word entirely, and go with the much fancier couturière.  Although that is feminine also.  All the romance languages are pretty gender specific, but you don’t really hear the call for gender neutrality from the French, Italian, or Spanish.  Is it an overall English mania, or is it specific to the United States?  Do the Canucks and Limeys get their knickers in a twist over this stuff?  I’d like to think that they’re having a nice little chuckle at our expense.  It seems to me that my liberal brethren have become exceeding dogmatic these days.  That does not suit my mindset.  I guess they’ll just have to call me a cafeteria liberal!

We’ve seen all of today’s clue words before.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve seen “rogof” without question, via earlier Jumbles.  None of them gave me any trouble this morning.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  By itself not obvious.  The final answer slots were the big clue for me.

Fine cartoon.  I like the sewing machines in the background.  Why do women’s clothing button the opposite way of men’s?  Now THAT seams a little pointless to me!  If THAT were to go away you wouldn’t hear a peep outta me.  As long as they all button the way I’m used to!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/21

Coswick Ltd. | Interior Design Products from Natural Wood

Visual Description:  Change in plahns.

TVILA  =  VITAL,  LDOYD  =  ODDLY,  DLIYLW  =  WILDLY,  RVOODE  =  OVERD  —   Giving us:  VTLODWIOEO

Clue/Question:  When the architect asked them if they wanted oak floors, they said they – – –

Durable Hardwood Floors | Hardwood Flooring

Answer:  WOOD LOVE IT

(And, why “wood”n’t they?  Hardwood floors have been very poplar for a number of years.  They certainly look spruce and spiffy!  I suppose they might even be ash-light bit cooler in the summer months.  But, it seems like wall-to-wall carpeting might keep the house somewhat cherry-er in the winter months.  That’s my cri-teak at least.  Anyone have any other chestnut to add?

None of today’s clue words were missing from the ralis95 clue word database.  All four jumbles were coming up as new for me though.  All decently challenging.  The answer letter layout was a polished ten letter jumble.  A fine-grained jumble, indeed.  Of coarse the quotation marks cured me, and clued me, into WOOD.  I’m not that dense.

Fine cartoon of a couple working with the architect, who’s laid out the blueprints/schematics.  Great Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Alison Krauss!

Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/21

COVID vaccine gender gap: More women than men getting coronavirus shots -  Chicago Sun-Times

Visual Description:  Queue-identified waiters.

NEESS  =  SENSE,  OMGUB  =  GUMBO,  NYADIT  =  DAINTY,  TAXIRM  =  MATRIX   —   Giving us:  NSGUODNTATI

Clue/Question:  They were willing to wait in line to see the show because they heard it was – – –

Frequently asked questions - COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Essex

Answer:  OUTSTANDING

(*Ba-dum-tsss*!  That old gag!  Well, guys, as has been mentioned here numerous times, a lot of our Jumble puns are going to be re-runs of one sort or another.  It doesn’t make the Jumble experience any less, because they’re infrequent, and there is usually a new wrinkle each time.  So, let’s not harp on the last time you may have seen this pun-swer.  Just be in the moment, my friends.  Namaste.

All of this day’s clue words already have a place on the ralis95 clue word database.  Although, three of their jumbles appear to be new.  We have previously seen “neess” before.  I can see both of the six letter jumbles giving some of you a little trouble, but the five letter ones seemed very apparent.  The answer letter layout was an enigmatic eleven letter jumble.  The entire setup just kind of made solving the final answer a breeze.

Cute cartoon of the queue.  It’s nice to see David and Claire getting out and mingling again.  Undoubtedly, they’ve both been vaccinated.  And, good for them!  To all the rest of you who have resisted getting the vaccines, listen to Mitch McConnell, Steve Scalise, and FOX News.  They’ve all – just recently – come out publicly, encouraging folks to get the shots.  They are seeing how this Delta variant has been striking folks who thought they could get by without getting the shots . . . and they’re VERY concerned.  Heck, it’s their constituents!  The more of them who get sick – and possibly die – the more the Democrats will benefit in the next election!  You see, we Democrats don’t want any harm to come to you guys.  You are still our brothers and sisters.  And just remember, all of these vaccines were developed under the Trump administration.  They weren’t designed to hurt anyone.  Least of all you guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Emily Saliers, of Indigo Girls!

Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/21

20" CLIP-N-TRIM - HEDGE TRIMMING ATTACHMENT - G120B | Granberg International

Visual Description:  Precision pruning laser.

NIRDG  =  GRIND,  TCOLH  =  CLOTH,  TAYERG  =  GYRATE,  UDNNEO  =  UNDONE   —   Giving us:  GINCTHGTEUDE

Clue/Question:  The new equipment they used to trim the bushes was – – –

Toro Battery Hedge Trimmer Review | 60V Brushless | Pro Tool Reviews

Answer:  CUTTING HEDGE

(I want ME one O them!  I don’t have a big hedge, but I do have numerous bushes that need trimming annually.  Plus, I have this neighbor who planted – what were supposed to be just – “bushes” about thirty years ago, but they grew into twenty five foot TREES!  The height doesn’t bother me so much, but all the lower branches jut out about eight feet onto my property, making it very difficult to cut the grass on that side of the back yard.  Now a laser trimmer would be SO sweet!  And if his tree-bushes should happen to catch fire???  Oops!  Mistakes happen!

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new for me, but we have unequivocally seen “nirdg” in an earlier jumble.  I thought “tayerg” was the toughest of the jumbles.  I had to skip over it, and come back to it.  The answer letter layout was tree-mendous twelve letter jumble!  Initially, I thought it was a little intimidating, but the pun just kind of came to me.  Nice job, Mr. Hoyt.

The cartoon almost has a space age look to it.  Of course, I have no idea if this is supposed to be laser technology, but it looks pretty cool.  Real clean cut!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Yusuf Islam, aka: Cat Stevens!

Jumble Spoiler – 07/20/21

Family of deer. | Baby animal drawings, Deer illustration, Family drawings

Visual Description:  Like a babe in the woods.

VRORE  =  ROVER,  TWHAC  =  WATCH,  VOCNIE  =  NOVICE,  RHUFTO  =  FOURTH   —   Giving us:  REWAHNVEFOR

Clue/Question:  The parents loved their baby deer and would – – –

Doe And Fawn Paintings | Fine Art America

Answer:  FAWN OVER HER

(Way too cute to call this one a stinky pun.  Buck Henry is the proud, proud papa.  Jayne Doe is the adoring mama.  And, Li’l Thumper has come to take a peek at the little princess, and future pal.  The setting is idyllic.  A cool forest glade, away from the prying eyes of predators.  All is placid.  All is tranquil.  You can almost hear soft, flutey, classical music playing in the background.

All of today’s clue words are denizens of the ralis95 forest.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, although we’ve definitely seen “vocnie” in past Jumbles.  It was the toughest of the jumbles for me.  “rhufto” was the next toughest for me.  The answer letter layout was an elegiac eleven letter jumble.  It will haunt me for the rest of my days.  Oh, the humanity!

We’ve already described the wondrous cartoon, so there’s not that much more to say.  I took a nice five mile hike with my daughter this morning.  A good amount of the way out was uphill.  Coming back was a little easier, but the trail is very rocky, and little streams cross it frequently.  Good workout!  Other than, be well and do good, friends!)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google Happy birthday to Mick MacNeil, of Simple Minds!  (Back to the ’80s!)

Jumble Spoiler – 07/19/21

International Wedding and Event Planner, UK & Caribbean | Everything You  Need to Know About Being a Best Man | Benessamy

Visual Description:  The best man being supportive.

LYODL  =  DOLLY,  CEEEM  =  EMCEE,  SLUAWR  =  WALRUS,  PLAGOL  =  GALLOP   —   Giving us:  DOLMEEWRGLO

Clue/Question:  The husband-to-be who was dressed and ready for his wedding was – – –

Best Man Duties: Everything You Need to Know | Shutterfly

Answer:  WELLGROOMED

(A very dapper Jumble pun!  I don’t think the hyphen was necessary in this instance, as the words were not placed in front of the noun.  I’m the furthest thing from a grammarian, or any qualified linguist, but since it looked a little funny to me I looked it up.  And, that’s what I’m seeing.

None of today’s clue words – three legitimate and one made up – are new.  Two of the jumbles appear to be so, but we have seen “lyodl” and “ceeem” in earlier Jumbles.  The EMCEE said Hello DOLLY, and Paul sang I am the WALRUS.  And, when they were done they all GALLOPed  off the stage!  Maybe Ken can use the clue words differently.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  Not sure if the hyphen actually helped me – LOL – but I was able to see the final answer right away!

For about a half second, I thought that Jeff might be being politically correct, and was giving us a gay wedding.  But then I just figured the one guy was either the best man, or a groomsman.  I wouldn’t be upset to see a Jumble featuring a same-sex wedding/marriage, but I’m not sure how it would play in Peoria!  And, fortunately, I don’t think The Jumble is published in Afghanistan, so . . .  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Kevin Haskins, of Love and Rockets!

 

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/18/21

How to Plant an Oak Tree in 4 Simple Steps - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

Visual Description:  Planting shelter from the sun.

SEDODT  =  ODDEST,  WNDUIN  =  UNWIND,  DCIACI  =  ACIDIC,  LOPHAO  =  HOOPLA,  PCLAAA  =  ALPACA,  BROFID  =  FORBID   —   Giving us:  OSTUWDADHOOAAFB

Clue/Question:  The huge oak was being planted and would provide plenty of shade without – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (1-letter)  (6-letters)  (2-letters)  (1-letter)  (5-letters) 

Trees — Hoerr Nursery

Answer:  A SHADOW OF A DOUBT

(Easiest Sunday Jumble in quite a long time.  The cartoon’s dialog, and the clue/question just made the final answer so apparent.  All the clue words are well used.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The only one I’ve definitely seen is “sedodt”.  The answer letter layout was an impressive fifteen letter jumble though.  Without all of the setup this might have been a difficult solve.  That’s a fairly large tree.  Definitely not a sapling.  A tree that size is likely pretty expensive.  Hopefully the roots don’t destroy her patio!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Nigel Twist, of The Alarm!  (Crappy lyrics, but catchy tune!)

This one is better.

Jumble Spoiler – 07/17/21

The Best Wine Bar, in Boston

Visual Description:  Complaining couple.

LOALW  =  ALLOW,  GUYRB  =  RUGBY,  SNYITK  =  STINKY,  LXAHEE  =  EXHAL  —   Giving us:  AWRBINHE

Clue/Question:  After raising their prices, the bistro at the vineyard turned into a – – –

The Best Wine Bars in Boston Right Now

Answer:  WHINE BAR

(A little bit of a letdown, after THEREABOUT.  But I’m not going to make a big STINKY about it.  We have to ALLOW for the more obvious gimmes, from time to time.  Let the Brits get in a snit over us Yanks calling their Golf “Open” The British Open.  I’d rather be watching Major League RUGBY anyway.  So, everybody EXHALE, because Collin Morikawa is peaking at just the right time.  USA!  USA!  USA!  Hey.  We’ve all got a little jingo in us!

No new clue words today.  ALLOW is one of those words that spells out in alphabetical order.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  But breathe easy, we’ve all seen “lxahee” before.  It always seems to take me a few looks to see “RUGBY”.  The answer letter layout was a straight eight letter jumble.  It was fairly inconspicuous.  The quotation marks, the setup, and the cranks’ complaints . . . served me well in getting the final answer.

Either David, or Jeff, must have become oenophiles not too long ago.  We seem to be seeing more wine related jumbles recently.  No complaints though.  But listen, folks.  You can’t take your frustrations out on the wait staff, as they’ve just go a job to do.  But I do know how this couple feels.  We used to have a great Vietnamese restaurant near us.  It was set in this little hole-in-the-wall strip mall store, and it had about five tables.  The food was great, and very reasonable!  So, what do they do?  They land a much bigger venue, in a more upscale location, and jack their prices way up.  Great for the owner.  Not so much for their original clientele.  We just have to take these things “Day by Day”!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Fran Smith Jr., of The Hooters!

Jumble Spoiler – 07/16/21

Pin on My passion

Visual Description:  Pre Fight press conference.

TJYTE  =  JETTY,  POMHO  =  OOMPH,  NCROOB  =  BRONCO,  NEUVEA  =  AVENUE   —   Giving us:  ETTOHBRAEU

Clue/Question:  The boxing match was going to be held in New York City or – – –

Muhammad Ali - Wikipedia

Answer:  THEREABOUT(s)

(Excellent stinky pun.  Wouldn’t be surprised if it stumped some of you.  All old clue words.  Two of the jumbles seem new, but it looks like we’ve seen “neuvea” and “pomho” befo.  Superlative 10 letter answer letter layout.  Highly cryptic.  Fun canned histrionics promotion scene.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 07/15/21

Dog Sprayed By Skunk? Here's What To Do! - PetGuide

Visual Description:  PLAID DOG!

GUCOH  =  COUGH,  COEGK  =  GECKO,  EPDXNA  =  EXPAND,  RAAYIV  =  AVIARY   —   Giving us:  COHGEKEANVIR

Clue/Question:  The family of skunks living in their yard was – – –

4,993 BEST Skunk Cartoon IMAGES, STOCK PHOTOS & VECTORS | Adobe Stock

Answer: REEKING HAVOC

(Today’s Jumble answer, above all other days’ Jumble answers, is a classic stinky pun!  And, I know you love it.  Because I love it.  We’re going to go minimalist today.

No new clue words.  But two new jumbles.  We’ve seen both “gucoh” and “raayiv” before.  Good jumbles though.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  It was wonderfully enigmatic.  The quotation marks were very helpful clues.

Fine cartoon of the family pet who’s being forbidden from the house.  Although, staying out in the backyard, with our striped friends, probably won’t make matters any better.  I really liked how one of their tails is poking out from behind a bush!  Oh, well.  They used to say use tomato juice, but I think that has all changed.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


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