Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'

Jumble Spoiler – 06/11/21

Billions of 17-Year Cicadas Will Emerge In NJ In 2021 | Montclair, NJ Patch

Visual Description:  The business cycle.


Clue/Question:  After they combined their businesses, a new company – – –

General Periodical Cicada Information | Cicadas

Answer:  EMERGED

(Ooh!  A very topical Jumble pun.  Maybe not stinky, but definitely noisy.  At least in some regions.  Yes, this is the year of the 17 year cicadas.  There are generally some cicadas – Annuals – every summer, but there are some – Periodical Cicadas – that come about every 13 or 17 years.  This year’s species are called the Brood X cicadas.  The last big cicada episode to hit the northeast United States was the Brood II cicadas in 2013, and they were pretty darn noisy.  Reportedly, the Brood X bunch could be even noisier!  As of today though they haven’t been heard in the lower Hudson River Valley region.  Soon enough, I expect.

There were all old familiar clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new for me, but we have seen “gdeaa” sometime before.  I got them all right away.  The answer letter layout was a scant seven letter jumble, but it was adequately cryptic.  The final answer emerged rather quickly.

Fun little business merger cartoon.  I wonder what kind of business Cicely and Grenada are/were, and how the combined name of CI-CADA will benefit the new company going forward.  LOL!  As a kid, I always enjoyed finding the dried cicada exoskeletons clinging to tree trunks.  Much less freaky than the insects themselves.  Very entertaining Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Frank Beard of ZZ Top!

Jumble Spoiler – 06/10/21

Instructing Kid - How to do the monkey bars - YouTube

Visual Description:  In Grandma’s day . . .


Clue/Question:  She was able to tell the story about the time she got amnesia because it was – – –

Lifetime Monkey Bar Adventure Metal Swing Set - -


(And, likely, a good amount of what she remembers is because of what other people have told her.  Head injuries can have long lasting effects.  I remember, as a toddler, falling off the potty trainer seat, smack into the iron radiator!  BAM!  Goose egg city!  As far as I know, I didn’t lose consciousness, but to this day I have a slight depression in my forehead, above my left eye.  Boy, did my son LOVE that story!  Called me “dent-head” for a while.  LOL!  When I add up all the things that happened to me as a small child it’s a wonder that I’m around today.

Four familiar old clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have seen both “taaeb” and “foref” before.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a memorable nine letter jumble.  I liked how it worked out to be four vowels, then five consonants.  I know that some of you like to write the letters this way anyway. 

Cute playground scene cartoon.  I guess you’d call those the monkey bars.  Although, I’m sure that some might find that term to be offensive these days.  As Pooh would say:  “Oh, bother!”  On second thought, this might not be a Grandma, but more likely a teacher/monitor, watching over the kids at recess.  Either way, it made for a great Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles, and Maxi Priest!  (And, apologies to Joey Santiago for leaving him out of today’s Crytoquote birthday greetings.  He’s with the Pixies!)

Jumble Spoiler – 06/09/21

What Life Was Like: Ancient Mesopotamia

Visual Description:  Math without numbers?


Clue/Question:  The number that equals 10 minus 2 didn’t exist until it was – – –

Unit #3: Ancient Mesopotamia - Ms. Baldwin's ELA & SS Classes


(Gotta love it!  Not sure if this is the Tigris or the Euphrates, possibly the Nile, but it would appear to be somewhere in the Fertile Crescent region.  It has that cradle of – Western – civilization vibe to it.  Where did they first come up with the name for numbers anyway?  Gee, I’se don’t know nuthin’ bout how to Google dese kinda things.  Lawdy, Lawdy, Lawdy!

All of today’s clue words have been “cre-eight-ed” and compiled to the ralis95 clue word database, since the days of yore.  We’ve been seeing a lot of “lately” . . . of late!  Just an observation, not a complaint.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve absolutely seen “preig” and “nohhoc” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a superlative ten letter jumble.  As cryptic as they get!  The final answer slots, with the hyphens and quotation marks, made the solve achievable.  

Very fine historical, period piece cartoon.  These guys could be a couple of Sumerians.  I’m just guessing that those are figs that are being used in the equation.  They’re a fairly common fruit in that part of the world.  It’s much easier to get them from your Newtons.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers, and Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket!

Jumble Spoiler – 06/08/21

Behind the scenes on a magazine fashion photo shoot | Title Media

Visual Description:  The shoot.


Clue/Question:  The fashion model was new to the business, but to her competition, she was – – –

Behind The Scenes Archives • The Fashion Camera


(Can I get a rim-shot?  That is definitely a very stinky pun.  But that’s what Jumbles are all about!  Making some people groan, while making the rest of us – fans – chuckle.  Not as imaginative and cute as yesterday’s Jumble, but it met the requirements of our daily fix.

All of today’s clue words are presently members of the ralis95 clue word database.  Surprisingly, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I especially enjoyed “pytis” and “ngiogn”.  The answer letter layout was a sedate eight letter jumble.  Sufficiently cryptic.

Fine cartoon of a fashion shoot.  Models, a little pedestal, and studio lights.  To take away the – stereotypical – creepiness they made the photographer a woman.  Hey!  A woman can sexually harass other women just as easily as a man can!  Well, technically at least.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to both Nancy Sinatra, and Chuck Negron, of Three Dog Night!

Jumble Spoiler – 06/07/21

The Magilla Gorilla Show" Come Blow Your Dough (TV Episode 1964) - IMDb

Visual Description:  Beasts on the boardwalk!


Clue/Question:  When King Kong and his wife went to the beach, Mrs. Kong wore a – – –

Actress Fay Wray (1907-2004) : Colorization

Answer:  BIGKINI

(‘Cause she’s a big woman!  Well, female ape actually.  But . . . Mrs. Kong has got it going on!  I guess it’s true what they say:  “It’s good to be the king!”  I wouldn’t be surprised if this Jumble pun idea was submitted by a fan.  And, their version – no doubt – rhymed Kong with . . . THONG!  But, seeing as this is a family puzzle/cartoon there was no way the guys were going to try and sneak that one by.  I wonder if the guys have a secret blue file?  You know, just for kicks-and-giggles.

All old favorite clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “cigin” and “norleg” in Jumbles gone by.  I didn’t think that any of them were tough this morning.  The answer letter layout was a scant seven letter jumble.  Sufficiently cryptic.  All the I’s and the cartoon were the big hints.

Great cartoon of the very friendly looking Mr. and Mrs. Kong.  Jeff must have been inspire by “Magilla Gorilla”, and “The Great Grape Ape Show”.  I don’t remember either one of them having a wife, or even a girlfriend.  Magilla did have Ogee, but she was just a little girl, and she was his owner.  I don’t remember a wife of Kong though either.  I think he swore off women after Fay Wray.  And, who could blame him?  As always, I’m digging the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon. 

For music today I’m giving you a bit of cats and dogs!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthdays to both Tom Jones and Dave Navarro!

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/06/21

The Ultimate 6-Day Orlando Itinerary | Travel With A Plan

Visual Description:  Hitting the road to Orlando, FL.


Clue/Question:  It was easy for them to leave on time because everyone was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (7-letters)  (3-letters)  (5-letters)

Orlando's Tourism Industry Hopes To Overcome A Nightmarish Week | 90.1 FM  WABE


(I bet these kids have been ready for weeks!  And, they probably did not really sleep all that well last night.  For most kids, this is bigger than Christmas morning.  Getting to go to Sea World, Universal Studios and Disney World were probably the highlights of my kids’ childhood.  And, those are just the big three.  There are plenty of other family fun attractions in the Orlando area too.  Pretty much something for everyone.  At least for everyone who is young at heart.

All of today’s clue words are as familiar as Mickey, Minnie and Goofy.  Four of the jumbles appear to be new players, but “lorald” and “sucace” have made previous appearances.  The only jumble that slowed me down was “tnrayo”.  Our old friend Linda Lee might say that was a sneaky one!  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  But the A’s and the L’s kind of stuck out for me, so I didn’t have to struggle to figure out the final answer.  The final answer reminded me of a phrase that both of my parents used – a lot – whenever one of us would – repeatedly – ask if we could do something, that we wanted to do.  And that was:  ALRIGHT ALREADY!

Great cartoon of the – presently – happy family.  The parents are going to be in for hours of:  “Are we there yet?”  “How much longer ’til we get there”  “Stop bugging me!”  And:  “I gotta pee!”  By the time they arrive the kids will be amped to hit all the spots right away.  And, the parents will want to sleep.  Hey guys!  Did you know there was a hidden event in today’s answer letter layout?  Yep, it is D-DAY!  77 years ago today the Allied forces launched the largest invasion of all time, that – eventually – resulted in the defeat of the Axis powers.  So, take a moment to reflect on that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Gary U.S. Bonds!  (Those kids are gonna be havin’ so much fun!)

Jumble Spoiler – 06/05/21

Mosquito Bar - Home | Facebook

Visual Description:  Barfly buds!


Clue/Question:  The termite and the cockroach that got together after work were – – –

Cockroach Cartoon, Cartoon cockroach, cartoon Character, animals, cartoon  Arms png | PNGWing


(I’m just glad they weren’t stinkbugs, because then this would most definitely be a stinky pun!  Even though they’re different kinds of insects, I bet these two share a lot of the same interests.  Same type of beers, general political ideology, sports teams, and possibly even the same taste in women.  Actually, sometimes it’s the same dislike for a certain sports team that also helps develop that bond.  For my buddy and me we both can’t stand the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Jets, and especially the New England Patriots.  We also hate the Yankees!  LOL!

All of today’s clue words are old pals!  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen both “sipeo” and “sders” in days gone by.  They all came to me immediately this morning.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer very nicely.

Very amusing cartoon of an old school dive bar.  Two lonely, funky looking taps.  Not exactly high-end clientele!  It looks like the bartender is a mosquito.  This looks like a setup for a commercial for Raid!  The best thing about friends is that they let you be yourself.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Freddie Stone, of Sly and the Family Stone!

Jumble Spoiler – 06/04/21

Jason in Hollywood: New York fashion, Olympics and lifestyle billboards  from August 2012...

Visual Description:  Souls for sale!


Clue/Question:  Purchasing another billboard to expand her advertising business was – – –

Urban Subway Billboard Lightbox Mock-Ups by Kheathrow | GraphicRiver


(Cute Jumble pun!  How much do you folks think we would actually BUY, if it weren’t for constantly being SOLD stuff?  Shelter, food and clothing seem to be the only real essentials, but everything else is pretty much dictated by marketing.  You absolutely NEED the brand new iPhone/Android because the one you already have is SO last year!  Our country actually had a pretty decent system of public transportation, that suited the majority of our needs.  Mainly buses, subways, trolleys, and commuter trains.  But in the 1950s, municipalities effectively abandoned much of that, because the auto industry seduced us all into the idea of everybody needing to own cars.  They gave us “independence” from schedules, and allowed us to go to other places.  FREEDOM!!!  For a long time the family standard was the station wagon.  My family never owned one – because a full sized sedan comfortably sat 4 or 5 – but the majority of my neighbors did.  In the 1980s the advent of the mini-van pretty much supplanted the station wagon.  They had a pretty good run, and some folks still buy them.  But the big push since the early 2000s has been the Sport Utility Vehicle.  Besides essentially replacing the mini-vans, they’re also making SUVs to replace the sedans.  And, of course we’re dutifully obeying our corporate masters, like the sheep that we are.  Our entire self worth is BUYing into their idea that we MUST keep up with the Joneses.  We BOUGHT in, because they’ve done – and continue to do – masterful jobs of SELLING us what they want us to – think that – we need.  Of course it’s much more than cellphones and automobiles, but most of you guys want me to get on with Jumble stuff.  Right?

David L. Hoyt has given us four brand new jumbles, to go along with the four clue words that are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  The only one that took me a second look was “dusok”.  We don’t get a lot of call for “kudos” these days.  It’s one of those rare words where there really is no singular form, like congratulations.  I guess it’s pretty much the Greek equivalent of the word.  The answer letter layout was a divine nine letter jumble.  Genuinely cryptic.  The quotation marks in the final answer slots kind of drives you to BUY, and the NDSIGE draws us to DESIGN.

Great, politically correct, urban scene cartoon.  Looks like Chi-town.  But it could just as easily be somewhere in NYC as well.  Now, everyone go download the Just Jumble app!  The guys need to buy their own island, or something.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Danny Brown, of The Fixx!

Jumble Spoiler – 06/03/21

How to Make Paper Doll Chains - Friday Fun<span class="w3-hide-medium">,  for kids</span> - Aunt Annie's Crafts

Visual Description:  Childhood imagination.


Clue/Question:  The connected paper dolls wanted to be on their own, but they weren’t – – –

Paper dolls decor. How to make paper dolls chain. Room decor - YouTube


(There you go!  Now that’s a good traditional stinky pun!  Paper dolls are a little obscure these days.  They used to be a very common activity for kids, like cutting out paper snowflakes.  It just seems like most of today’s children require some kind of handheld device in order to entertain themselves.  Who knows?  Perhaps the Covid pandemic has renewed an interest in them!

No new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “lucka” before though.  I thought “rotpuo” was an excellent jumble.  I had to skip it at first, and then came back to it.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive thirteen letter jumble.  David L. Hoyt did a wonderful job of making it marvelously cryptic.  For me it was the final answer slots that helped me arrive at the answer.

Cute cartoon of a little girl making some new friends.  And, mommy in the other room overhearing her daughter’s conversation with them.  Maybe the little girl will make four quick snips, and set them free . . . some day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy Birthday to Suzi Quatro, a lifelong Rocker!  (Some of you will prefer her Pop song that follows.)

Jumble Spoiler – 06/02/21

The most important events of Florence to see in november

Visual Description:  Conceiving of a the future.


Clue/Question:  He hadn’t fully thought out his invention of the fountain pen, but he did have an – – –

Leonardo da Vinci | Art, Biography & Art for Sale | Sotheby's

Answer:  INKLING

(Man, the inklings that this dude had . . . put guys like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison to shame.  And, they were certainly no slouches!  Guys like Franklin and Edison were practical geniuses of their times, but Leonardo da Vinci was a true – almost freaky – visionary!  Some things that he thought up, or designed, were achievable at the time, but many others were purely pipe dreams for the latter 15th and early 16th Centuries.  But so many of them became realities in the 19th and 20th Centuries.  He was THE Renaissance Man of the Renaissance!  During his time, being “illegitimate”, and – likely Gay – weren’t attributes that would help you to get ahead.  But he somehow overcame.  And, he had very little formal training!  Can you say genius?  I can’t think of any other person who was more ahead of his time!

None of today’s clue words are new, but all of the jumbles appear to be so.  They all came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was a short seven letter jumble.  The clue/question did a wonderful job of setting up the final answer.  It didn’t take a genius to figure this out.

Great cartoon of the man with the great mind.  It looks like Jeff decided to draw Leo during his time in Florence.  Beautiful city!  Lots to see and do there.  Milan has La Scala and – if you’re into it – fashion, but it’s also more industrial and modern.  But all of Italy is pretty special.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Tony Hadley, of Spandau Ballet!

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