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Jumble Spoiler – 12/08/19 (Oh, ralis95!)

 

Image result for classic four door cars from the '50s

Visual Description:  A semi-unlikely scenario.

KLNUCY  =  CLUNKY,  VEIDDI  =  DIVIDE,  BNAMOE  =  BEMOAN,  OREECC  =  COERCE,  YGERES  =  GEYSER,  LLOOFW  =  FOLLOW   —   Giving us:  NKIDOANORCGYEFW

Clue/Question:  The car had been in mint condition for years, right up until the – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (3-letters)  (2-letters)  (10-letters)

Image result for classic four door cars from the '50s

Answer:  DAY OF WRECKONING

(This is a classic stinky pun!  Except, all those old classic cars were built like tanks, and I don’t think the son’s modern car would have done all that much damage.  But, they had to play things up for the pun to really work.

It looks like we have a new clue word today in “clunky”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database.  All of today’s jumbles came up as new!  I thought that they were all fairly challenging, with the exception of “lloofw”.  The answer letter layout was a great fifteen letter jumble.  I thought it was very cryptic.  The leading nature of the clue/question helped me get DAY OF right away.  When I ticked off those letters I was able to see the pun, wreckoning!

Super cartoon!  Hard to tell which classic car this is, but it looks like it WAS cherry.  The poor dad looks like he wants to die.  The son must have been pulling out of the garage at a high rate of speed to do that much damage.  Fun Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/07/19

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Visual Description:  Do the math, son!

GHIST  =  SIGHT,  PTYIS  =  TIPSY,  OMHOTS  =  SMOOTH,  RPEATI  =  PIRAT  —   Giving us:  SITSSMPE

Clue/Question:  The construction of the staircase wasn’t going well because of all the – – –

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Answer:  MISSTEPS

(What a great Jumble pun!  I really like this one.  It works out to be one of those literal/figurative puns.  Here’s one carpenter’s apprentice who probably won’t be brought on for the next job!

Our good friends ralis95 can relax today.  There were no new clue words.  Three of the four jumbles appear to be new, with only “ghist” having definitely been used before.  I had a little difficulty coming up with “tipsy”!  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  The cartoon, its dialog, and the clue/question were what led me to the final answer.

Love the cartoon too.  At least two of the steps are WAY off, the bottom and the top ones.  But, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few more weren’t seven-and-a-half inches high.  A low bottom step can be managed, but that top step looks like a killer.  An overall satisfying Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/06/19

Image result for Torbjorn Sikkeland AND Albert Ghiorso

Visual Description:  BM(en)OC at Cal Berkley!

KENAL  =  ANKLE,  GRTIE  =  TIGER,  LMINEB  =  NIMBLE,  HYSECP  =  PSYCHE   —   Giving us:  NLETIENIMSHE

Clue/Question:  When scientist Albert Ghiorso added to the Periodic Table, he was – – –

Image result for radioactive elements on the periodic table

Answer:  IN HIS ELEMENT

(Big Al, and his Berkley buddies: Torbjorn Sikkeland, Robert Main and also Latimer, Larsh and Seaborg were giants in their field.  They were responsible for co-discovering a dozen – or more – different element-iums!  I believe they are all of a radioactive nature, but I couldn’t swear to it.

All of today’s clue words already reside on the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, with “kenal” and “lmineb” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a radiant twelve letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer very well.

The cartoon was another great period piece.  Looks like the late ’50s or early ’60s.  I guess that’s the heavy ion accelerator, the Hilac, that Al’s working at.  He and his friends may not be household names, but maybe they should be.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/05/19

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Visual Description:  Silly billies!

TURTE  =  UTTER,  NEESS  =  SENSE,  GSITTH  =  TIGHTS,  BIBRAT  =  RABBIT   —   Giving us:  UTESETISBBT

Clue/Question:  The ram friends, who loved to smash their heads together, were – – –

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Answer:  BEST BUTTIES

(This is a silly, stinky pun!  It was a fairly simple solve, as the cartoon’s dialog, and the word “friend” in the clue/question, really set things up nicely.  And of course, the quotation marks in the answer slots.

There were no new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, with both “neess” and “gsitth” having definitely been used before.  For me, “gsitth” was the only challenging jumble, even though we’ve had it before.  “Tights” is one of the few semi-plural words that are eligible as a Jumble clue word.  As an article of clothing you can’t have one tight, just as you can’t have one pant.  For me growing up, you also can’t have one scissor, although it is pretty common here in the greater metropolitan NYC region.  And, WordPress accepts it, so maybe it’s common in the U.K. too.  Well, you can scissor something, meaning to cut it with scissors, but lots of New Yorkers use scissor as a noun.  And, New Yorkers are never wrong, so don’t try to argue it with them!  LOL!  One of the reasons that I’m bringing this up is because WordPress did NOT object – highlight as an incorrect spelling – the answer word “BUTTIES”!  It puzzled me, so I Googled it, and it’s the plural form of butty, which is a type of savory sandwich!  Very often bacon.  See above.  So, I guess we learn something new – almost – every day!  Fine eleven letter jumble for the answer letter layout.  On its own, I wouldn’t find it obvious.

The cartoon is great!  A nice mountain scene, with a couple of pairs of rams.  Maybe when they’re young, they kind of do it for fun.  But, when they’re mature it’s a way to show who the dominant male is.  The winner gets the primo ladies!  The loser has to do Farmers Insurance commercials.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/04/19

Image result for William Halstead

Visual Description:  Great moments in latex!

NAAGI  =  AGAIN,  HNWIC  =  WINCH,  RILEDD  =  RIDDLE,  TRWHAT  =  THWART   —   Giving us:  AANINHIDDTHA

Clue/Question:  Regarding the invention of latex surgical gloves in 1894, William Halstead – – –

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Answer:  HAD A HAND IN IT

(Definitely qualifies as a stinky pun!  But here’s a rarity; after writing down the answer letter layout, seeing the answer slots, and glancing at the cartoon, I just knew the answer.  And, this is before reading the clue/question, or reading the cartoon’s dialog.  I don’t remember when that’s ever happened before.

We have two brand new clue words today, in “winch” and “riddle”!  “Winch” was half expected, but “riddle” was kind of surprising.  Looks like ralis95 has more to add to his world famous clue word database!  All of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  A nice twelve letter jumble for the answer letter layout.  But, something about was obvious to me today.

Another fine period piece cartoon.  Can’t say I’ve ever heard of this guy, William Halstead, but hats off to him!  Hey, “hats off to him” sounds like it would be a good Jumble answer!  No charge, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/03/19

Image result for two billy goats

Visual Description:  The Two Billy Goats Gruff?

GYROL  =  GLORY,  PIENT  =  INEPT,  LTEERN  =  RELENT,  DRROBE  =  BORDER   —   Giving us:  GLRITRLEBOD

Clue/Question:  The folklore characters wanted to cross the river but didn’t want to use the – – –

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Answer: TROLL BRIDGE

(A “fare” pun!  I liked it!  It definitely wasn’t a tough Jumble, for me.  But, it was a fun one.  I haven’t thought of this children’s folklore story in ages.  I know the goats eventually prevail, but I don’t remember how.  Anybody out there remember how it ends?

We actually seem to have a brand new clue word today, in “border”.  Unless it came up in a Sunday Jumble this is its first usage.  Ralis95 will have to add it to his world famous clue word database.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, with both “gyrol” and “pient” having definitely been used before.  It took me a few looks to get “relent”, and even longer to get “border”.  The answer letter layout was a great eleven letter jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer.

A really great cartoon.  Jeff could draw for children’s books.  The troll looks like the old troll dolls . . . only meaner looking.  And, the goats look cute.  Great stone bridge crossing the river too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google.

Jumble Spoiler – 12/02/19

Image result for dogs playing fetch

Visual Description:  Two dogs having a ball.

MAFER  =  FRAME,  GSRUH  =  SHRUG,  NHUBCR  =  BRUNCH,  POYCML  =  COMPLY   —   Giving us:  FRASGBRUOP

Clue/Question:  When both dogs went after the ball at the same time, the ball was – – – 

Image result for dogs playing fetch

Answer:  UP FOR GRABS

(A beautiful pups pun!  I am a big dog lover.  I like cats too, but I haven’t had one for about 33 years, when I was a bachelor.  I grew up with a veritable menagerie.  Dogs, cats, guppies, goldfish, turtles, guinea pigs, rabbits, and parakeets.  Oh, and I had a field mouse for a few months too.

No new clue words today.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I saw them all right away.  The answer letter layout was a fine ten letter jumble.  Not obvious.

Great cartoon.  Looks like some kind of spaniel and maybe a boxer or something.  Not too hard today, but lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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