Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/19

Visual Description:  Trouble down-under?

KNIDE  =  INKED,  TPEGU  =  GETUP,  ARTNUT  =  TRUANT,  LCIHNF  =  FLINCH   —   Giving us:  INGTTUTIC

Clue/Question:  It was time to get a new lawnmower because the one they had wasn’t – – –

Answer:  CUTTING IT

(I’m hoping mine can be repaired.  I hit a root, like I almost do every week, and the darn thing came to a dead halt.  I tried a few times to restart it, but to no avail.  I’m a little weird, in that I enjoy cutting the lawn.  It’s great exercise, and it gives me time to think, without interruption.  Sometimes I get so lost in thought, that when someone comes to tell me something, or honks their horn, I jump about a foot in the air.

Surprisingly, there were no new clue words today.  I really thought that “getup” might be new.  To me it’s not really a word, it’s two words.  But, the mysterious keepers of the compound word have deemed it a compound word.  Technically, I had to back into it.  I saw it, but dismissed it.  All of the jumbles came up as new.  I really liked “artnut”!  The answer letter layout was a pretty good jumble too.  But, even without the G and T, from “getup”, it was no problem getting the final answer.

Great cartoon though.  I hope they disconnected the spark plug!  I don’t know why, but I was getting an Australian vibe.  Did any of you guys think Aussie too?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/19

Visual Description:  Scales for . . . the blind?

CIBHR  =  BIRCH,  GRIET  =  TIGER,  SDWHER  =  SHREWD,  ONWWID  =  WINDOW   —   Giving us:  IRHTGESHWDWIOW

Clue/Question:  Their new talking scale had a – – –

Answer:  WEIGH WITH WORDS

(A wonderfully stinky pun!  Somebody break out the Unstopables.  Of all the air fresheners, that one seems to be the most effective.  Of course, when I’m on my . . . er, game . . . nothing can stop me!  This is a weird kind of old man brag.  I look great on the outside, but I must be decaying on the inside.  At least from the smell of things.

All of today’s clue words are from the Jumble Clue Word Hall of Fame again.  Definitely no need for ralis95 to take any action.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new today.  I got them all right away again.  The answer letter layout was a super impressive 14-letter jumble!  Nothing obvious about it, although I did get the answer immediately.  Musta been all the W’s.

Kind of a stock bathroom cartoon.  Although, it is a little creepy that that the talking scale has eyes.  I’m guessing that the scale was programmed to be a healthy hetero-male, from the way it’s fawning over the wife.  Maybe hubby needs to invest in one that’s been programmed to be a hetero-female?  Nah!  Scrap that.  It would probably be even more critical of him.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/19

Visual Description:  More mall follies.

SUDEO  =  DOUSE,  RYDEB  =  DERBY,  NASTOA  =  SONATA,  TNNTIE  =  INTENT   —   Giving us:  DUSRBYSAENT

Clue/Question:  The people waiting to pay for their purchases were – – –

Answer:  BUYSTANDERS

(Queuing always involves standing, now doesn’t it?  That’s why the Yanks call it standing in line.  And, whenever there is a big sale there are going to be a lot of shoppers.  There are only so many checkout counters, so all those buyers are going to have to stand in line to pay.  Don’t you just love these Captain Obvious moments?

Besides all the clue words already being in the ralis95 clue word database, they are all in the Jumble Clue Word Hall of Fame!  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with our old friend “sudeo” making a return appearance.  I had a little trouble with “nastoa”, but I didn’t have to back into it, or anything.  The answer letter layout was a nicely challenging 11-letter jumble.  I would not call today’s final answer a gimme by any means.  I bet a good number of you struggled to get it.

This may be a first for the jumble cartoons.  It’s almost like a sequel, as it incorporated a good portion of yesterday’s cartoon in today’s.  I cannot remember Jeff ever doing this before, but it was very clever.  Maybe this will start a trend!  Or, maybe it’s a one-off.  Either way, it was fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/14/19

 

Visual Description:  Supping for subpoenas?

PACRM  =  CRAMP,  TOODU  =  OUTDO,  YORTEH  =  THEORY,  DEFLID  =  FIDDLE   —   Giving us:  CROUOTOFD

Clue/Question:  The lawyers met for lunch at the – – –

Answer:  FOOD COURT

(Sounds like a new sitcom, to me!  It could be a re-working of “Night Court”.  You could have an assortment of judges, bailiffs, attorneys, fast-food employees, and new – and repeat – offenders, all interacting at a county courthouse Food Court, instead of in the courtroom!  Legal issues, current events/politics, romance, comedy . . . and agita, all in a slightly more democratic setting than a formal courtroom, where the judge always has the final say.  What say?  Does yer old uncle have something here?  Someone contact Norman Lear, or Marcy Carsey, and let’s pitch the idea to them.  Too bad Reinhold Weege is no longer with us.

None of today’s clue words are new.  However, three of the jumbles came up as new, with “toodu” having definitely been used before.  That’s the only one that I hesitated on.  You know me an those pesky compound words!  The answer letter layout was a delightful jumble.  Nothing obvious there.

The cartoon captures a food court very nicely.  You see the diners eating a nice variety of foods; like pizza, Chinese, a burger, a salad, and something that could be either a wrap or maybe a burrito, or taco.  I really liked the “You Are Here” map on the wall, by the entranceway, too.  Great Monday Jumble fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/13/19

 

Visual Description:  The most successful *garage band* of all time!

ASCUBA  =  ABACUS,  NCBOKE  =  BECKON,  KLNEER  =  KERNEL,  WELTLA  =  WALLET,  MIRHET  =  HERMIT,  SCOYTK  =  STOCKY   —   Giving us:  USKOKRNWETHITOK

Clue/Question:  When Ray Davies and his brother Dave formed their band in 1964, they had to – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (3-letters)  (3-letters)  (5-letters)  

Answer:  WORK OUT THE KINKS

(From mor-ni-ing . . . till the end of the day!  Some critics used to complain that The Kinks got away with only using two chords, or something silly like that.  All I know is that I loved their songs.  Their songs weren’t as pretty as the Beatles’ songs, but they were very relatable.  Their early songs had a certain angst to them, sort of like the Rolling Stones, or The Who.  The band had staying power though.  They stopped recording/performing for a while, but I believe they recently got back together, and are making music again.

All six of the clue words are familiar old friends.  I wonder if David Hoyt threw in the word “hermit” to throw some people off track a little.  I suppose some could have thought:  Oh, Herman’s Hermits!  Sneaky?  Surprisingly, all of the jumbles came up as new.  I didn’t find any of them all that tough though.  The answer letter layout was an impressive 15-letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  I found nothing obvious about it.

Great cartoon from Jeff Knurek.  He really captured all four of the original band members.  The dialog added nicely to the clue/question too.  Another great British Rock Jumble.  Maybe we’ll see one with Herman’s Hermits, or The Dave Clark Five, or the Rolling Stones in the future.  Great Sunday Jumble fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/19

Visual Description:  Zero gravity family fun.

SIBSL  =  BLISS,  LOTAG  =  GLOAT,  SNLIPT  =  SPLINT,  MARYEC  =  CREAMY   —   Giving us:  ISSOATSPNTCEA

Clue/Question:  One day people living in orbit will be able to watch TV on – – –

Answer:  SPACE STATIONS

(Far out pun!  Really out of this world!  Could this be the Space Family Robinson-Peete???  Does my being white make that a “racist joke”?  Tune in tomorrow to see if “offended parties” have forced Uncle Rave to give up his blog!  Personally, I think the joke does not qualify as racist, but what do I know!  The PC Police could kick in my my door any second now.

None of today’s clue words can be considered new.  However, three of the jumbles can be.  Only “maryec” has been used before, by my records.  None of them were too tough.  The answer letter layout was a nice 13-letter jumble.  Sufficiently tough.  I saw SPACE right away, and from ISSOATNT I was able to come up with STATIONS.

I know David frequently touts Jeff’s cartooning skills, and I just let them go without further inflating Jeff’s ego, but today I’ve got to hand it to Jeff.  Today’s cartoon was exceptional!  I got the feeling of the space station even without the answer letter layout.  Nice job, buddy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/11/19

Visual Description:  1 percenter showoffs!

CIWET  =  TWICE,  TAMLE  =  METAL,  CAGIRL  =  GARLIC,  SIRICS  =  CRISIS   —   Giving us:  TIEMTAARLCIIS

Clue/Question:  The couple who had their sofa re-covered with a very expensive fabric were – – –

Answer:  MATERIALISTIC

(This is a good stinky pun!  Kind of a literal/figurative pun.  I almost expected a hyphen between the L and the I, but it works regardless.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles did come up as new, with “ciwet” having definitely been used before.  I didn’t find any of them difficult.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive 13-letter jumble.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you struggled a bit to get the final answer.

Great cartoon of a couple of yuppies/preppies.  Is that what they’re still called?  Is there a specific term for rich hipsters?  That’s a funky looking, modern statue of . . . a dog.  A modern looking couch, a marble pillar, and a photo of the couple with their pricey sports car completes the scene.  Is shag carpeting making a comeback?  Could be, I suppose.  They say everything old is new again.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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