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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/21

Exclusive Look Inside Frank Gehry's Home | 2019-06-02 | Architectural Record

Visual Description:  Loifestoiles of the Rich and Famous!

OGAREF  =  FORAGE,  TGEENA  =  NEGATE,  HOSSOW  =  SWOOSH,  ARKETA  =  KARATE,  ROPAUR  =  UPROAR,  LNIEGM  =  MINGLE   —   Giving us:  FRGNESOOKAPAMIN

Clue/Question:  Whether you call it an estate, mansion, chateau, etc., depends on your – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  “(5-letters)”  (2-letters)  (8-letters)

Bruce Wayne. Wayne Manor. 60s. Classic | Wayne manor, Amazing architecture, Architecture details

Answer: MANOR OF SPEAKING

(A beautifully narrowed down pun!  The only thing missing might have been villa, or stately home.  Both castle and palace are a few steps up from a manor.  I was not a big fan of the television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, but it was definitely popular for a while.  Yer Uncle was never into all that snooty nonsense.  Just gimme a beer and a bowl of pretzels, and I’m as happy as a clam.

I think that we’ve seen it before, but the clue word “swoosh” is coming up as new for me.  Perhaps we saw it in an earlier Sunday Jumble???  It looks like I’ll have to send ralis95 a separate email, so he can update his world famous clue word database.  All six of today’s jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  None of them stumped me today though.  The answer letter layout was a fun-tastic fifteen letter jumble.  Nothing given away there.

Amusing real estate cartoon.  I can’t imagine Jeff studying architecture though.  He’s certainly no Frank Gehry.  I do like the old guy’s ascot and double breasted jacket!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday, Cindy Wilson!

Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/21

Historic Chelsea Hotel Closes to Guests - The New York Times

Visual Description:  Rock’s negative stereotype.

YAUBO  =  BAYOU,  DYUBD  =  BUDDY,  TENNIY  =  NINETY,  LARNYE  =  NEARLY   —   Giving us:  BABDDNNENA

Clue/Question:  After the Rock group trashed their hotel suite, the hotel manager – – –

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcmhh30naD1r61iwno1_500.jpg | Punk  subculture, Punk rocker, Punk girl

Answer:  BANNED THE BAND

(Of course, there’s always a certain amount of truth behind all stereotypes!  There are tales of certain bands who trashed their hotel rooms, back in the day.  Especially, back when there was a huge drug connection with Rock bands.  Thankfully, that has largely died down.

David L. Hoyt has given us another new clue word, in “bayou”.  More work for ralis95, and his world famous clue word database.  That’s three new clue words just this week!  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But, we’ve definitely seen “tenniy” before.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  But, all the repeating B’s, A’s, D’s and N’s made for a quick solve.

Great cartoon of an exaggerated rock band destroyed hotel suite.  I think some bands broke lamps and TVs, and probably punched a few holes in the wall, etc.  But, spray painting the walls and setting fire to a mattress is a bit much.  Coulda happened, I suppose.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/21

How to End Homework Battles | ParentMap

Visual Description:  Before Alexa?

NEYPN  =  PENNY,  TNCAE  =  ENACT,  ANSATZ  =  STANZA,  DFIOYM  =  MODIFY   —   Giving us:  ENNENASTAMOD

Clue/Question:  For the student doing homework, looking up the definition of “finale” was a – – –

Parenting Help For Busy Parents – Family Fortunate

Answer:  MEANS TO AN END

(It’s nice to see some families stressing self-reliance.  Too many parents today are too hands off when it comes to their children’s homework.  And, left to their own devices, too many kids are just Googling their homework questions, instead of doing the required reading.  In some ways, I imagine it’s harder than ever to be a good parent.  So glad that my kids are grown up.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “neypn” before.  None of them stumped me at all today.  The answer letter layout was another tremendous twelve letter jumble.  However, the final answer came to me immediately.  I guess it was a combination of the cartoon’s dialog, the clue/question, and the arrangement of final answer slots.

Great domestic family scene cartoon.  It looks like Mom is doing the Jumble, and nobody is watching TV!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday, Mitch!

Jumble Spoiler – 02/25/21

Men Having Fun Arm Wrestling Each Other In Bar Stock Photo - Download Image Now - iStock

Visual Description:  Brains over brawn.

PUDEN  =  UPEND,  GURHO  =  ROUGH,  DHNIED  =  HIDDEN,  GDOAAP  =  PAGOD  —   Giving us:  PEDRUHHDNPAA

Clue/Question:  Even though he was smaller, the winner of the arm wrestling match – – –

Friends With Your Ex? Rashida Jones Understands | WVXU

Answer:  HAD THE UPPER HAND

(I guess it’s been a while since we’ve had a good arm-wrestling pun Jumble!  I remember an episode of “Seinfeld” where they played on a variant of having the upper hand.  I think they just made it up, but I can’t be certain.  Anyway, they just called it having hand.  It always sounded a little dopey to me, but I guess it could be a New York thing?  I always thought it was just kind of a long con that led up to the final joke.  George had been having some kind of back and forth with his girlfriend – of the week – and finally she got fed up with him.  Poor George cried out:  “But, I have hand!”   And of course she replied:  “And, you’re going to need it.”

No new clue words today.  Back to normal.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  But, we’ve definitely seen “puden” and “gurho” before.  No toughies for me today.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  But the setup and the final answer letter slots made for a quick solve.

Fairly simple pub/bar scene cartoon.  A couple of spectators enjoying a pitcher of beer, and a dart board on the wall behind the surprise champion.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PSWhy Rashida Jones???  Because I think she’s beautiful.  And, it’s her birthday.   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/21

Appian Way, The First Roman Road | Amusing Planet

Visual Description:  Don’t stray from the Appian Way!

ATEML  =  METAL,  NEULG  =  LUNGE,  CTMIOS  =  SITCOM,  ABNERR  =  BARREN   —   Giving us:  MEALUNSIOMARRN

Clue/Question:  When the I, V, X and L went for a hike together, they were – – –

Team Metric » Roman Numerals to Hindi Numerals

Answer:  ROAMIN‘” NUMERALS

(Gotta love the classics!  Classic stinky puns that is.  Today’s Jumble utilizes two of ancient Rome’s greatest contributions to their success:  Roman numerals and one of their great engineering feats.  Their aqueducts and prolific road building had as much to do with expanding their empire as did their well regimented, and disciplined, military might.  Many of both still exist to this day, as do many of their bridges and tunnels.  And, that’s just a few of Rome’s engineering marvels.  The calendars that we use today are based on Roman calendars.  Of course they used Roman numerals!  Even today, when we want to be fancy schmancy, we use Roman numerals!  We see them on buildings, monuments, copyright dates on movies and television . . . and on Super Bowls!

Would you believe that Hoyt has done it again?  Yes, he has given us another new clue word, in “sitcom”!  I think he’s been saving them up, in a secret file, to dole them out ONLY when he sees fit.  Our friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database once again!  All of today’s jumbles came up as new for me.  The only one that got me was – ironically – “ctmios”!  I couldn’t see “sitcom” to save my life!  I had to back into it, after getting the final answer.  Thankfully, there were enough clues for me to quickly solve that.

Very amusing cartoon.  I always enjoy Jeff’s animated letters and numbers.  And, he did a great job capturing the Italian countryside.  Hey, if you put these numeral together you get 66.  So, maybe they’re getting their kicks . . . on Route LXVI?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday, brutha George!

Jumble Spoiler – 02/23/21

Vintage Bentwood Cane Rocking Chair Style of Thonet Stamped Made In Poland  & R 4 | eBay

Visual Description:  The family heirloom.

CNRIE  =  NICER,  GAMIE  =  IMAGE,  TNARSD  =  STRAND,  GRIEHH  =  HIGHER   —   Giving us:  ICRIASTHIH

Clue/Question:  The rocker had been in their family for generations, and they would – – –

Is the Paleo Diet “For Whites Only”? part 2 – Barriers for Blacks coming to  the Paleo table | blackgirlspaleo

Answer: CHAIRISH IT

(Now this is truly a bad, stinky pun!  Even yer Uncle will concede this point.  But, it put me in mind of a corny old song from the 1960s, by a group called The Association.  They were kinda the nerdy version of The Beach Boys.  Beautiful harmonies, but oh so corny lyrics.  My wife digs all these cornball songs.  She’s a big fan of The Association and especially The Lettermen.  I let her drag me to a Vegas show of The Lettermen a few years ago.  And, even though I’m not really a fan, I have to admit that they are very talented, and they put on a great show.

Stop the presses!  We have breaking news.  HEADLINE NEWS, actually!  David L. Hoyt has actually come up with a brand new clue word, in “nicer”!  Yes, the long drought is finally over.  I won’t hold my breath waiting for the next one, but there is some cause for minor celebration.  Hopefully, our dear friend ralis95 is all healed, and able to update his world famous clue word database.  I have been remiss in checking up on him.  Shame on me.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, but I know that we’ve seen “gamie” and “griehh” in the past.  Would you believe that I had to back in to “nicer”?!!  I started off seeing “rince” – for rinse – and  then just kind of spun my wheels.  Fortunately, the final answer was pretty easy, with the quotation marks and the hyphen.  But, even then it took me a few looks to get “nicer”!  Maybe I need to be nicer?

Great multi-generational family scene cartoon.  Besides the awesome rocking chair, I see a nice looking crib behind the impending Grandma and Great Grandmas.  This whole thing has put me in a corny mood, so I’m going to give you both The Association and The Lettermen songs.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/21/21

Personal Pages - Bose Corporation Model 2201 speakers

Visual Description:  Audio advancement.

LUTESS  =  TUSSLE,  RMEEKA  =  REMAKE,  TMUNTO  =  MUTTON,  GLHIPT  =  PLIGHT,  GIMEPA  =  MAGPIE,  NDTATE  =  ATTEN  —   Giving us:  TSSRAUONGHTAETD

Clue/Question:  Amar Bose asked investors to fund his new speaker company, and they said – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (4-letters)  (6-letters)  (5-letters)

Bose: The king is dead, long live the king!

Answer:  THAT SOUNDS GREAT

(And, that was like music to his ears!  I would definitely call this a minor stinky pun.  Maybe, because there is so much truth to it?  They are superior speakers.  That’s why their slogan is:  To get a Bose . . . you’ll pay through the nose!  JKLOL!

All of the clue words are familiar old friends, though some we haven’t seen in quite a while.  Every one of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  And, a couple of them were real toughies too!  I had to skip over, and comeback to, both “lutess” and “gimepa”.  I was afraid for a while that I might have to back into them, but I didn’t need to resort to that.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  But, the combination of the clue/question’s leading nature, and the layout of the final answer slots, made for a quick solve.

Fun period piece cartoon!  I guess this must be around 1964 . . . according to Wikipedia.  At first glance – before reading any of the dialog, or clue/question – I thought I was looking at a triangular pepperoni pizza!  Hey, my priorities always start with food!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/22/21

Building a Deck: Laying Out and Installing Joists - Fine Homebuilding

Visual Description:  All decked out.

WOLNC  =  CLOWN,  DUEFG  =  FUDGE,  MMEBLU  =  MUMBLE,  IAGGZZ  =  ZIGZAG   —   Giving us:  NGEMBIA

Clue/Question:  After helping her dad install the floor joists, she was – – –

Circular saw - Wikipedia

Answer:  BEAMING

(I think the guys just needed a reason to use the word JOIST!  While not being an “uncommon” word, it’s a word that is much more common among contractors:  roofers and carpenters.  To the uninitiated, a deck is simply made up of planks and beams.  But, the  beams, are the mainframe supports, while the joists are the horizontal boards that span them.  They provide the support for the planks.  JOIST is a great crossword puzzle word.

All familiar old clue words today.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  Only “duefg” has definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a concise seven letter jumble.  It was cryptic enough that I had to check off the ING before I saw the BEAM.  It was the connection between joist and beam that made this work for me.

Nice domestic scene cartoon.  Dad and daughter seem to have things well in hand.  Mom is looking on approvingly.  They all seem to be beaming, to me!  Nice Monday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/20/21

Image result for little girls playing dress up

Visual Description:  The appropriations committee.

VANLA  =  NAVAL,  VILDI  =  LIVID,  TRAEHG  =  GATHER,  EATORT  =  ROTATE   —   Giving us:  NVIDTHEROA

Clue/Question:  When his sister took his baseball glove without permission, he asked her to – – –

Image result for little girls playing dress up

Answer:  HAND IT OVER

(If any of you are like me, you might have found this Jumble to be a sneaky hard solve.  For a while I was all thumbs.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, for a coupla minutes.  Ya gotta hand it to the guys!  If it weren’t for COVID-19 I’d give them a high five, or at least a fist bump.  I guess they’ll have to settle for a hearty thumbs up!

None of the clue words are new.  But, three of the jumbles appear to be so.  I could only confirm “vanla” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  Very cryptic indeed.  The middle word could have been a lot of two letter words.  So, I ended up rewriting all the consonants and vowels in alpha order.  That did the trick!  When I got it I felt kind of silly.

Cute drawing of two little girls playing dress up, using their imaginations.  Big brother had a game to get to.  He better tread lightly, or she might dub him Sir Grabalot, with her flashlight/scepter.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/19/21

Image result for caveman movie

Visual Description:  Atouk and Lar invent the spear.

EEOSB  =  OBESE,  RITDH  =  THIRD,  TOCEIP  =  POETIC,  CLEHNI  =  LICHEN   —   Giving us:  OBSTDPEIIEN

Clue/Question:  The spear was crudely made from a branch and a rock, but that was – – –

Image result for caveman movie

Answer:  BESIDE THE POINT

(Early on in the arms race?!  Well after rocks and clubs.  And, soon after your basic sharpened stick, no doubt.  But, all within the Stone Age.  This put me in mind of a silly movie from 1981, called “Caveman”, starring Ringo Starr, his wife – or soon-to-be wife – Barbara Bach, a very young Dennis Quaid, John Matuszak, a young Shelley Long, and Jack Gilford.  I’m pretty sure that I saw this with a girl named Donna . . . back in the day.

There were no new clue words this day.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, to me.  But, we have definitely seen both “eeosb” and “ritdh” in the past.  The answer letter layout was an elusive eleven letter jumble.  I got the POINT right away, but I had to rewrite the remaining letters to get BESIDE.  My people say BESIDES, just like we usually say ANYWAYS.  WordPress doesn’t seem to have a problem with either of them.

I guess you’d call this a period piece cartoon?!  It’s definitely Prehistoric!  As I was messing around with IMDB, I came upon the Western “The Long Riders”, another Dennis Quaid flick, this one from 1980.  It stars four sets of brothers!  Three Carradines, two Quaids, two Keachs, and two Guests.  I don’t know how many movies can boast that!  Good stuff!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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