Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

Jumble Spoiler – 11/21/19

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Visual Description:  Class discipline.

ORTFN  =  FRONT,  TRIDH  =  THIRD,  JCEBTO  =  OBJECT,  SNAFET  =  FASTEN   —   Giving us:  FRTIDOBFAS

Clue/Question:  When Nate had to stay after school, he was – – –

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Answer: BOARD STIFF

(A great stinky pun!  With some other words, and some other letters the answer also could have been BOARD SILLY, BOARD TO DEATH, or BOARD TO TEARS.  The pun comes from the bored play, and not necessarily the descriptive portion.

None of today’s clue words came up as new.  Although three of the jumbles did.  We have definitely seen “snafet” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a cryptic ten letter jumble.  I did not pick up on the quotation marks right away, so this wasn’t an immediate solve for me today, so the answer letter layout did a good job of hiding the answer . . . from me.

Fine cartoon from our guest cartoonist, Lincoln Peirce.  My newspaper does not carry “BIG NATE”, but strips with kids as the main characters are usually pretty funny.  It was giving me kind of a “Nancy and Sluggo” vibe.  That’s an oldie that I haven’t seen in a while.  Although, I think it is still running in some newspapers.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/19

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Visual Description:  He wants to go “Up”!

SOEGO  =  GOOSE,  VOSEH  =  SHOVE,  GLUNEO  =  LOUNGE,  VITREH  =  THRIVE   —   Giving us:  GOESHLUTHI

Clue/Question:  Edison filled his attic with helium because he wanted a – – –

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Answer:  LIGHT HOUSE

(At least this kid wasn’t trying to use hydrogen!  Don’t kids do the darnedest things?  I guess most of our great scientists and inventors started out as curious kids.  I remember trying to make things in my backyard out of old bicycle parts and an Erector Set.  Clearly, I was no mechanical genius.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve seen both “voseh” and “vitreh” before.  The answer letter layout is a nicely cryptic ten letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  Funny how it almost resembles a German word.  The Zeppelin, LZ 129 Hindenburg, was designed to primarily use Helium gas, but it was so hard to produce and expensive to get – and there were also U.S. export restrictions – that they used hydrogen gas instead.  Hydrogen is extremely flammable, but the designers thought they had it under control.  Like the Titanic, nature found a way to overcome human ingenuity, and say:  See!  I told ya!

Cool cartoon from our guest Jumbler, John Hambrock.  I’m not familiar with this comic, but all newspapers have their limitations.  Looks to be amusing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/19/19

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Visual Description:  Short-circuit surprise.

LIYFL  =  FILLY,  NITEW  =  TWINE,  TRFGOO  =  FORGOT,  CAPUTE  =  TEACUP   —   Giving us:  ILYINEFRGTEC

Clue/Question:  The experience of using his first battery-operated toothbrush was – – –

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Answer:  ELECTRIFYING

(Good thing this is DC and not AC, I guess.  The voltage in batteries is generally lower than if the electric toothbrush were plugged into an outlet.  Ooh!  Can you imagine a short if it was plugged into an outlet?

Although it seems to me we’ve had it before, the clue word “filly” is not on the ralis95 clue word database.  Hopefully, it will after today.  The other three are old favorites.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “nitew” having definitely been used before.  None of them tripped me up.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful twelve letter jumble.  The cartoon was the biggest clue!

I haven’t read Mad Magazine in years, but it was a big part of my adolescence.  It always made me laugh.  Today’s guest cartoon made me laugh.  Thank you, Dan McConnell.  The Guest Jumbler series is always a lot of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Delayed Jumble “Spoiler” – 11/18/19

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Visual Description:  What every kid – and big kid – can do.

ETXRE  =  EXERT,  CERFO  =  FORCE,  ASMCUP  =  CAMPUS,  ONKVIE  =  INVOKE   —   Giving us:  EEFOCCAPIKE

Clue/Question:  For Dennis, finding room for dessert was a – – –

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Answer:  PIECE OF CAKE

(All of my life, to this day, I can always find room for dessert.  I’ve got a big sweet tooth!  However, I don’t always give in to the urge to splurge.  I can practice mature restraint, from time to time.  Kids do not feel the need to restrain themselves.

All of this day’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  Although, all of their jumbles came up as new.  Of them, I had the most trouble with getting “exert”.  As you might read in Ken’s comments, I also think that the word is not used all that often, but I still consider it a common word.  The answer letter layout was a nice eleven letter jumble, but the final answer was actually a piece of cake for me.

I have been a fan of Dennis the Menace pretty much my entire life, whether it was the old television series with Jay North, the comic strip in the Funnies section, his comic books, or the movie with Walter Matthau.  Hank Ketcham’s good natured – but often naughty – little boy is an endearing character in American entertainment culture.  I was so glad to see him in Monday’s guest Jumble cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler? – 11/17/19

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Visual Description:  Outdoor concert.

LANMOS  =  SALMON,  DDDAEP  =  PADDED,  HONKOU  =  UNHOOK,  RVLEEC  =  CLEVER,  COLEAL  =  LOCALE,  SULHBE  =  BUSHEL   —   Giving us:  SLNADDNOKEERCAEBS

Clue/Question:  They ended the concert just before the storm hit, and the audience left with – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words?  (8-letters)  “(1-letter)-(4-letters)-(4-letters)”

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Answer:  I DON’T HAVE A CLUE      RECKLESS “A-BAND-DONE”

(This could be a stinky pun, or it could be something else.  I don’t know.  It could be a weather pun, or it could be  music pun.  It looks like it’s a Journey concert, for whatever that is worth.  I don’t see any Journey song titles in those letters, but I’m not really their biggest fan, so I don’t know.  Maybe a Journey/weather hybrid answer?  You guys tell me what the answer is.

All of today’s’ clue words are familiar old friends.  No need to disturb ralis95’s Sunday.  Every one of the jumbles is coming up as new today.  I had a little trouble with “unhook”.  The other five came easily to me.  The answer letter layout is a massive seventeen letter jumble.  Even with the quotation marks and the hyphens in the final answer slots, I came up with nothing.

Nice cartoon of an outdoor rock concert.  No one looks too upset that the band won’t be back for an encore.  Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not getting it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  At least I was right that it wasn’t weather or Journey/music related!  I’ll try to do better next time.   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/16/19

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Visual Description:  Brokedown Prairie.

MOHOP  =  OOMPH,  MASPW  =  SWAMP,  FENDIE  =  DEFINE,  TRWEET  =  WETTER   —   Giving us:  OOHWADENWTT

Clue/Question:  Their old car had broken down again and they – – –

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Answer:  NEW WHAT TO DO

(Kind of a funny pun.  Not your usual Jumble pun.  They knew they’d be needing a new car, because their old car kept breaking down.  I can see some people not liking this Jumble.

None of the clue words are new today.  Two of the jumbles are, but we’ve seen both “mohop” and “fendie” before.  The answer letter layout was a dandy of an eleven letter jumble.  I don’t think it gave a thing away.

Fine cartoon of a couple with their classic Jumble-mobile, which has clearly seen better days.  Looks like it’s farm country.  And a tow truck is coming to rescue them.  I’d say that today’s Jumble was a moderately tough solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 11/15/19

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Visual Description:  En garde encore!

GELLA  =  LEGAL,  NOPLY  =  PYLON,  PEIEDM  =  IMPEDE,  BCFIRA  =  FABRIC   —   Giving us:  EGALONIDFAI

Clue/Question:  The fencer lost to his rival after being – – –

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Answer:  FOILED AGAIN

(What an awesome pun!  It had me going for a number of minutes.  For a time, I thought I might have to put it out there for you guys to solve.  I went on to solve the Cryptoquote, and then came back to this.  I don’t know if this was suggested to the guys, or they came up with it on their own, but I must say that I am impressed.

None of today’s clue words are new, but all of the jumbles do appear to be so.  It took me a couple of looks to see “legal”, but the other three came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was a superb eleven letter jumble.  From my point of view, it gave nothing away.

Fairly simple cartoon of some fencers, at some kind of competition.  No real bonus clues inserted into the drawing.  Just an all-around good Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.  Don’t do like Myles Garrett!)   —   YUR

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