Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

(Oops!) Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/18

Image result for our galaxy

Visual Description:  The wonder of the cosmos!

LIBUD  =  BUILD,  LATOG  =  GLOAT,  CRUPES  =  SPRUCE,  SJYLUT  =  JUSTLY   —   Giving us:  BLOASREJTL

Clue/Question:  When Neil deGrasse Tyson explains star formation, he does a – – –

Image result for Neil deGrasse Tyson

Answer:  STELLAR JOB

(An excellent pun, making for an excellent Jumble!  But, one yer Uncle came SO close to posting an incorrect – but oh so close – answer!  All the clue words were familiar old favorites, that I got instantaneously, even though three of the jumbles were new.  We’ve seen “crupes” before.  For whatever reason, when I was writing out the answer letter layout, I pulled the U from “spruce” instead of the E I cant remember the last time I did anything like this!  So, seeing that the answer words were 7 letters and 3 letters, I immediately jumped on JOB for the second word.  This left me with LASRUTL.  I started thinking along the lines of ASTRAL, even though it meant I was missing an L, and I substituted another A for the U.  But, after playing with those letters, I was able to come up with the word LUSTRAL.  It’s not a “usual” word, but it is derived from LUSTRUM, which also gives us LUSTER!  I thought I was golden, as I’ve always heard of the luster of the stars!  My answer, as unconventional as it may have looked, was LUSTRAL JOB.  So now, as I’m preparing to write this post, not quite feeling like LUSTRAL would make for the glowingest of answers, I looked at the jumbles, and my answer letter layout one last time, and I spotted my mistake!  Wow!

Cool answer letter layout . . . either way.  A very non-obvious jumble.

And of course, a great cartoon.  The likeness of Neil deGrasse Tyson was superb.  The animation of the galaxy works well, and the expression of awe, on the rapt viewers, was also great.  Good job, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 05/22/18

Related image

Visual Description:  Appreciative of their gifts.

SMOTP  =  STOMP,  IRREV  =  RIVER,  UDONEF  =  FONDUE,  PUNTEA  =  PEANUT   —   Giving us:  SOMERNDEEUT

Clue/Question:  When they figured out how to get syrup from maples, it was – – –

Image result for native americans making maple syrup

Answer:  TREEMENDOUS

(Wow!  A super Tuesday Jumble pun!  I can’t say stinky, because I love the smell of maple syrup, and other maple products.  Even maple flavored beer!  All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends again.  One of the jumbles, “smotp” has been used before.  The other three seem to be new.  Both “udonef” and “puntea” were challenging for me.  I even had to back into “peanut”!  And, it still took me a while, knowing I needed the E,U and T.  In that order, no less!  Very often, I attribute these troublesome jumbles to my negative biases, like with “poetry” and “casino”.  But, I love peanuts!  I was just eating some last night.  I guess I just gotta give it up for Hoyt’s great jumbling skills!

The answer letter layout was another super jumble.  By itself, it gave nothing away.  The quotation marks and the hyphen, along with the avoidance of the word TREE in the cartoon’s dialog, were what clued me into the answer.

The cartoon is a fine depiction of people who clearly have a deep appreciation for the natural world.  I remember arguing, with a very conservative, dear friend of mine, about the virtues of the native people of the Americas.  He still liked to think of them as savages, and not necessarily peaceful, because tribes did war against each other from time to time.  I countered that all people were territorial, to an extent, and it wasn’t much different from European countries warring with each other.  I just love the way they respected their environment, and everything in it.  When they would kill an animal it would be only for food, and not for “sport”.  And, they would go to great lengths to use as much of the carcass as humanly possible.  They didn’t view the world as something they should lord over.  They didn’t have that arrogant air of entitlement.  They saw that they were an equal partner in nature, and they recognized that they had a responsibility to not despoil it.  They were surprisingly far sighted.  But, I digress.  The abundance of trees in Jeff’s cartoon was also a clue to today’s answer.  Did you catch the shadow of a deer lurking to the left?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 05/21/18

Related image

Visual Description:  “Two for the Road”

VACHO  =  HAVOC,  BBRUL  =  BLURB,  KENODY  =  DONKEY,  LEAPAC  =  PALACE   —   Giving us:  AOBUBDKLCE

Clue/Question:  The trail the twins walked on had ended, so they decided to – – –

Related image

Answer:  DOUBLE BACK

(Very stinky, but very logical.  All old reliable clue words today.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “bbrul” having definitely been used before.  They all came to me quickly.

The answer letter layout was neatly cryptic – nothing too obvious about it.  A fine jumble, in its own right.

Jeff’s twin cartoons are always fun.  I like the meandering path over the rolling hills.  The boys appear to be identical twins.  It looks like a beautiful day in the cartoon, as it does here in the Hudson Valley today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  “Two for the Road” is a fairly obscure movie from 1967, starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney.  Not sure if I’ve seen the movie before, or not.  Maybe.  The title just kind of popped into my head.  I think I was trying for a Hope and Crosby “Road” picture.      YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/18

Related image

Visual Description:  A teenage right of passage?

RAQSUE  =  SQUARE,  HEYTIG  =  EIGHTY,  TRIPEM  =  PERMIT,  PEBSUR  =  SUPERB,  WDORAC  =  COWARD,  LEKENR  =  KERNEL   —   Giving us:  QREEITPISUECWKR

Clue/Question:  Having car insurance is mandatory, which makes it a – – –

Pre-Answer:  One double hyphenated word  “(3-letters)-(5-letters)-(7-letters)”

Image result for teen's first car

Answer: PREWRECKQUISITE

(A beautiful groaner of a pun!  I am very impressed with today’s Jumble.  None of today’s clue words are new, but five of the jumbles appear to be so.  Hoyt has definitely used “wdorac” before.  I thought all of the jumbles presented a nice challenge.  No gimmes today!

The answer letter layout was an impressive 15 letter jumble.  Nothing about it appears to be obvious.  And, I wouldn’t be surprised if this stumped some of you, for a while.  I let my daughter and her boyfriend play around with it, and he got it after a few minutes.  The word “mandatory”, in the clue/question, was definitely the key.

Classic suburban family scene in today’s cartoon.  I was a little surprised that Jeff didn’t take the opportunity to make the car a Jumble-Mobile.  Usually, he puts a big “J” on the grill.  Maybe the Jumble-Mobile is a little to high end for a teen?  No biggie though.  A very satisfying Sunday Jumble, any way you look at it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 05/19/18

Image result for formula one advertising

Visual Description:  A recipe is a type of a formula.

ZNOOE  =  OZONE,  UYPPP  =  PUPPY,  SGIDET  =  DIGEST,  SCUURK  =  RUCKUS   —   Giving us:  OEPPDSUU

Clue/Question:  The chef who was a part-time race car driver drove a car that was – – –

Image result for formula one advertising

Answer:  SOUPED UP

(A beautiful pun!  Not at all stinky.  As a mater of fact, it smells like a cross between a minestrone and an Italian wedding soup!  Mmm!  I just finished an everything bagel, but now I’m hungry again.  Hey, kids!  Guess what?  We have a brand new clue word today!  Yes, Mr. David L. Hoyt has finally thrown us a “ruckus”!  The esteemed ralis95 can now enter this wonderfully descriptive word into his world famous clue word database.  Wow!  And, some of you people thought that the wedding of Harry Barry Bo Fairy and Meghan Markle Sparkle Farkle was exciting!!!  Clearly, this trumps that.  And, speaking of trump, guess who didn’t make the Royal wedding invitation list?  Kind of strange, considering that thing on his head kinda resembles a fascinator!  But, I digest!

All of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  “scuurk” was the only one that gave me any pause, but it was a brief one.  The answer letter layout of “OEPPDSUU” was a lovely cryptic jumble.  It hid the answer very nicely.

As many of the Jumbles are wont to be, today’s was heavily reliant on the visual of the cartoon.  The corporate sponsor’s mascot, along with all the advertising on the formula one race car were big hints.  And of course, the bowl of soup, on both the car’s foil and the driver’s chest, were helpful hints.  A cute Saturday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google.

Jumble Spoiler – 05/18/18

Image result for Cape Cod beach scenes

Visual Description:  The ebb and flow of a relaxing vacation.

AZGUE  =  GAUZE,  CLEET  =  ELECT,  DASIRU  =  RADIUS,  RAYPAL  =  PARLAY   —   Giving us:  GAETADIPL

Clue/Question:  The book about the moon’s effect on the world’s oceans had a – – –

Image result for Cape Cod beach scenes

Answer:  TIDAL PAGE

(Oooh!  A very good stinky pun.  Must be low tide!  This one has an air of originality, too.  Sometimes they have that feeling of being a re-run, or a variation on a popular theme.  But, not today!  None of the clue words are new, but three of the jumbles appear to be.  We’ve definitely seen “cleet” before.

The answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic jumble.  The best one of the day, really.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you struggled to get the answer.

Great beach scene cartoon.  The wife looks sufficiently covered, to protect her from the sun.  Some gulls in the sky, and a tiny sinking sailboat on the horizon rounds out the placid scene.  Of course, the book being open to the title page was a big clue!  A very nice Friday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 05/17/18

Related image

Visual Description:  When coins weren’t quaint.

SEQUT  =  QUEST,  HYRIA  =  HAIRY,  NAGEAD  =  AGENDA,  PRYUSY  =  SYRUPY   —   Giving us:  QETHAREDASRU

Clue/Question:  The mint where the Washington 25-cent coins were produced was the – – –

Related image

Answer:  HEADQUARTERS

(Ohh!  Maybe today’s answer coulda/shoulda been hyphenated!  I suppose that might have thrown me, for a second or two, unlike yesterday’s that threw me for a minute or two.  Decent pun though.  No new clue words, although all the jumbles appear to be new.  None of them threw me though.

The answer letter layout was a respectable 12-letter jumble.  Definitely nothing obvious about it.

Great historical cartoon!  It looks like Jeff has shown us the sculptor/designer of that quarter, John Flanagan.  Not sure about the other two gentlemen.  One could be Ogden L. Mills, and the other could be Andrew Mellon, I suppose.  Both were Secretaries of the Treasury, under Herbert Hoover.  I like the stamping machines in the background, and the eagle figurine on the desk.  Lots of fun.  And, easier for me than yesterday’s.  Have you noticed that a lot of younger checkout clerks seem to be annoyed when you try to pay with exact change?  It’s like the extra five seconds it takes to fish the coins out of my pocket has ruined their entire day!  Too bad for them!  LOL!  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 1,604 other followers

addthis.com

Bookmark UncleRave's Weblog
May 2018
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Blog Stats

  • 5,433,308 hits

Member of The Internet Defense League