Posts Tagged 'jumble answer'



Jumble Spoiler – for 10102020

Bill and Melinda Gates: Software is making textbooks obsolete - Business  Insider

Visual Description:  Mrs. & Mr. Melinda Gates

RUBLT  =  BLURT,  TIYKT  =  KITTY,  FLANIE  =  FINALE,  DHENDI  =  HIDDEN   —   Giving us:  BLITTFLHIE

Clue/Question:  When Microsoft co-founder Mr. Gates bought a new suit, he chose one that – – –

Glee' Actress Jane Lynch Speaks to Late Co-star Naya Rivera in a Touching  Post on Twitter

Answer:  FIT THE BILL

(Or, the William, I suppose.  A funny old expression, that ironically – in this case – means suitable!  And, of course it should fit Bill Gates, seeing that he hired a tailor to make it for him.  He probably hasn’t bought off the rack at least since 1986, the year Microsoft went public.  He and Paul Allen changed the world of personal computing when they came out with Windows.  MS-DOS was fine if you were a little geeky, but Windows was so much more user friendly.

None of today’s clue words are new.  Two of the jumbles are, but we’ve seen both “rublt” and “tiykt” before.  No stumpers for me today.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  The final answer just seemed to roll off my tongue though..

Passable resemblances of Bill and Melinda.  I think that Jeff patterned the tailor/seamstress after Jane Lynch.  A talented actress, and now the host of the reboot  “Weakest Link”.  I haven’t seen it yet, but then again I’m a “Jeopardy” man.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 10/09/20

Are we breeding a 'lost generation' who won't have photo albums to capture their lives?

Visual Description:  Traditional vs. modern albums.

DOVIE  =  VIDEO,  LORDL  =  DROLL,  DMULED  =  MUDDLE,  TUAARM  =  TRAUMA   —   Giving us:  VIERLLLETAA

Clue/Question:  She thought she came from a large family, but it’s – – –

Simple ways to back up your iPhone photos

Answer:  ALL RELATIVE

(Using one of my favorite expressions as a stinky pun, huh?  That’s okay.  We’re all friends.  Actually, David L. and I are distant cousins.  Probably very distant, but I’m sure we have a familial link.  I should do one of those Ancestry.com things, to see which branch each of us is hanging from.

Would you believe that we have a brand new clue word today, in “muddle”?  It’s not on the current ralis95 clue word database, but I’m guessing it will be added after today’s puzzle.  We’ve seen the jumble “lordl” before, but the other three are coming up as new.  I had to back into “trauma”.  I thought it was a very sneaky jumble.  Fortunate for me, there was enough answer letters for me to get the final answer without it.  All the L’s, E’s, and the R and V made it pretty easy for me to see it.  But, a fine answer letter layout.

Nice, little friendly gathering cartoon between two couples.  That’s what we like to see.  Happy 72nd birthday to Jackson Browne!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 10/08/20

Pin by marcia mckinnon on Inland lakes | Birds of prey, Beautiful birds,  Fish hawk

Visual Description:  Paintings from a bird’s eye view.

THWCA  =  WATCH,  SYHTA  =  HASTY,  SIMACO  =  MOSAIC,  CTALEK  =  TACKL  —   Giving us:  WHHTMAKE

Clue/Question:  The osprey artist created original paintings and planned to – – –

Seattle Seahawks Logo Vector EPS Free Download, Logo, Icons, Brand Emblems  | Seattle seahawks logo, Seattle seahawks, Nfl teams logos

Answer:  HAWK THEM

(Back to the straight forward stinky pun!  No misdirection, or ambiguity today.  I believe that the word hawk was the answer in a recent LA Times crossword puzzle, for to aggressively sell.  The osprey is certainly an aggressive bird of prey.  According to good old Wikipedia, they are also known as:  sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk.  It’s easy to see why they’re the logo/team name of the Seattle Seahawks!  Boy, have they started hot!

There were no new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But, we’ve definitely seen “simaco” before.  Which is fine by me, because I love the word “mosaic”.  The answer letter layout is a great eight letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic. 

Fun cartoon of talking birds.  The painter especially looks like an osprey.  Maybe he’s Bob Rossprey!  He’s painting puffy little clouds, and happy little trees.  And probably, very unhappy little fish.  Another great Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/07/20

Alcove & window in Castle Wall. - Picture of Athenry Castle - Tripadvisor

Visual Description:  A room with a view.

LIVAL  =  VILLA,  GLTIH  =  LIGHT,  GENUHO  =  ENOUGH,  PMCASU  =  CAMPUS   —   Giving us:  VLEOCA

Clue/Question:  They wanted a better view of the small inlet from their home, so they built an – – –

Bailey Cove Trail | Shasta Lake | Hikespeak.com

Answer:  ALCOVE

(Of course, I got the answer right away.  But, there is something a little off with it.  The way the clue/question uses the word “inlet”, and the woman’s dialog uses the words “little bay” suggests the word COVE, and not an ALCOVE.  A little misdirection???  The little addition they’re building could be considered a nook, as in a breakfast nook, but that’s not really what I think of when I hear the word ALCOVE.  All the synonyms for the word are freestanding structures, not additions.  Like I said, I got it, and I do get it, but I don’t really dig it.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “lival” in the past.  The answer letter layout was a swell little six letter jumble, that was not obvious!

Terrific cartoon of a happy young couple improving the value of their home.  I hope they’ll enjoy the view of their little cove for years to come.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google and Hikespeak.com

Jumble Spoiler – 10/06/20

How To Make Every Tennis Lesson A Great Tennis Lesson – Tennis Quick Tips  Podcast 16

Visual Description:  The tennis lesson.

SAYET  =  YEAST,  RIFTL  =  FLIRT,  CNAPUK  =  UNPACK,  LVTEEV  =  VELVET   —   Giving us:  YESFLRUAVET

Clue/Question:  The player worked with the tennis instructor in an attempt to fix her – – –

Tennis Lesson: Teaching the Slice Serve to a 7-Year Old by Cosmin M...

Answer:  FAULTY SERVE

(I love this stinky pun!  I thought it was a smash.  This pun was right down our alley.  Some might argue that this one was a lob, but I thought there was a little spin to it.  You know our guys never take a break.  Their approach is always simple.  They let us volley and rally until we get the point.  Then it’s game, set and match.

None of today’s clue words were new.  Two of the jumbles were new, but we’ve seen both “sayet” and “riftl” sometime before.  I struggled some to get “unpack”, but just because I don’t look for UN words till I’ve exhausted all other options.  The answer letter layout was an ace of an eleven letter jumble.  I figured on SERVE right away.  And, from YFLUAT I saw FAULTY.

Fine tennis lesson cartoon.  Rackets, balls, visors, shorts and skirts.  It had just about everything but the net.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 10/05/20

How Drywall Repair is Done Like a Professional - Drywall Repairman -  Building Restoration Service

Visual Description:  Covering for a co-worker.

FSULH  =  FLUSH,  WORFN  =  FROWN,  TOMONI  =  MOTION,  CILATI  =  ITALIC   —   Giving us:  FLHFRNMOIILI

Clue/Question:  The caulk and putty guy was out, but there was someone else who could – – –

Local Drywall Contractors in Westchester NY | Genesis Pro Painting

Answer:  FILL IN FOR HIM

(If you were jonesing for a real stinky pun, today’s Jumble answer is the fix!  If you were ailing, this should put you on the mend.  David L and Jeff K are here to patch things up for us!  A very ful-filling stinky pun to start the work week. 

None of today’s clue words qualify as new.  However, three of the jumbles do appear to be new.  We have definitely seen “cilati” before.  And, as I had noted back then, it is merely “italic” written in reverse.  The answer letter layout was a twisty twelve letter jumble.  I thought it was pleasantly cryptic.  I think the clue/question and the final answer letter slots were the biggest clues, for me.

Great cartoon of a room that needs a good amount of attention.  The workmen seem to be well prepared to make the necessary repairs.  A fun Monday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/04/20

Broadway shutdown extends to June amid coronavirus pandemic | EW.com

Visual Description:  The classics on Broadway.

NYLAGG  =  GANGLY,  FSMLEY  =  MYSELF,  CCIAOL  =  CALICO,  DRAIUS  =  RADIUS,  PECTAC  =  ACCEPT,  STOYPT  =  SPOTTY   —   Giving us:  LYMYFALORSAPTSPO

Clue/Question:  NYC’s Broadway district has numerous theaters which makes it easy to go – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (5-letters)  (2-letters)  (5-letters)  

List of NYC Broadway Shows | Theater Reviews, Half Price Tickets 2020

Answer:  FROM PLAYS TO PLAYS

(I guess there is a time and place for these kinds of plays on words.  The place is here at The Jumble, and the time is daily!  Broadway is – unfortunately – dead in the water right now, due to the pandemic.  SO many people out of work, from the actors, directors, various stage hands, ushers and box office folks.  And, the people who run the little bar/refreshment stands for intermission, and the people hawking tee-shirts.  Add in all the surrounding restaurants and parking lots that rely on theater goers and you are talking about a huge number of people.  This goes for off-Broadway productions as well, of course.  The very few shows that may have been filmed, and now streamed on Netflix and such can’t begin to offset the overall losses.  And of course, the city of New York is losing scads of money from lost tourist/hotel revenue.  It’s a sad sad situation, my friends.

But, at least we have the Jumble to entertain us.  And, today we have a brand new clue word, in “gangly”, which surprisingly WordPress does not seem recognize.  They only recognize gangling.  Regardless, it will have to be added to the ralis95 clue word database!  Five of today’s jumbles appear to be new, with only “pectac” having definitely been used before.  I thought that a few of today’s jumbles were fairly challenging.  The answer letter layout was a brilliant sixteen letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  I was only able to pick up on the clue/question, and the cartoon’s clues.  Nothing in the answer letter layout tipped me off.

Great cartoon of New York City’s theater district!  Smart move showing mostly Broadway revivals, and a play based upon a famous movie.  But, what?  No musical?  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.  Stay away from that Covid-19!  Let’s try to be smarter about it than some of our “leaders”.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 10/03/20

Why were Apollo 11 astronauts put in quarantine? - skyatnightmagazine

Visual Description:  Mission to the moon men.

THYLO  =  HOTLY,  ATNKE  =  TAKEN,  TREATO  =  ROTATE,  RWANDI  =  INWARD   —   Giving us:  HOTTNOAEWRD

Clue/Question:  They had returned, and everyone agreed that the Apollo 11 Astronauts were – – –

Trove Of Archival Footage Helps National Geographic Doc Tell Story Of Apollo Missions | Here & Now

Answer:  DOWN TO EARTH

(Of course they were!  Just three regular guys.  Mike, Neil and Buzz.  But, they’re three of the most famous astronauts of all time!  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two humans to walk on the moon.  Mike Collins was the “wheelsman”.  He had to keep circling the block – 30 times – watching out for moon police and space pirates.  Without him though Buzz and Neil woulda been stuck up there.

All familiar old clue words today.  And, it appears that all of the jumbles are new too.  I found the five letter ones fairly challenging.  I saw the six letter ones right away.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  Expertly encrypted!  I’m embarrassed to say that I struggled with the final answer.  So, I’m giving all the credit to Hoyt’s great answer letter layout.

Another top-notch historical cartoon from Mr. Knurek too.  At first I thought I was looking at the Smothers Brothers, but once I started reading it I wised up.  Fun Jumble.  It had . . . the right stuff!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 10/01/20

Ulysses eBook: James Joyce: Amazon.in: Kindle Store

Visual Description:  A 1930’s cocktail party.

AGEMO  =  OMEGA,  NOYRI  =  IRONY,  GROJEG  =  JOGGER,  COIYID  =  IDIOCY   —   Giving us:  OERYJEDC

Clue/Question:  James wrote novels such as “Dubliners” and “Ulysses”, and his readers – – –

Talks to have James Joyce's remains returned to Ireland

Answer:  REJOYCED

(Wow!  A literary stinky pun.  I definitely can’t recall when I last – if ever – saw one of these.  I can see this as being the start of a whole new branch of Jumbles.  I’m sure that there are loads of authors’ names that can be played around with.  Burns, Carroll, Dickens, Donne, Frost, Harte, London, Poe, Wells and Wilde are some that could be punned around with.  Ooh.  Things could get interesting, folks.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “agemo” before.  And, I’m sure it won’t be the . . . last time we see it too.  I saw them all this morning right away again.  The answer letter layout was a decent eight letter jumble.  I would never claim to be well-read, but I do know a pretty good amount of who wrote what.  So, I was able to get this final answer easily.

Fun period piece cartoon.  I suppose this could also be the 1920s, but the book “Ulysses” was banned in so many places, and was only made readily available in the U.S. in 1934.  J.J. was a man ahead of his time.  Nowadays Joyce is highly revered.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/20

Fold-Pak 16WHPAGODM 16 oz. Pagoda Chinese / Asian Paper Take-Out Container  with Wire Handle - 100/Pack

Visual Description:  Hunan Heartburn?

TINYU  =  UNITY,  IGBEE  =  BEIGE,  DLIFED  =  FIDDLE,  GTYIZL  =  GLITZY   —   Giving us:  UNEGFIEGLT

Clue/Question:  He had no proof that the food was giving him indigestion, but he did have a – – –

Celebrating the no-frills satisfaction of Chinese takeout - [225]

Answer:  GUT FEELING

(This is a wonderful classic stinky pun.  But, somehow it also seems fresh.  I can’t recall the last time they used a GUT, or even a GUTS, pun.  But, I can definitely relate to this poor guy.  I’ve never gotten sick from eating Chinese, but I did get violently ill once when we ordered some Italian take-out.  I was the only one to get sick, so I suspect it was from one of the stuffed mushrooms that many of us ate that night.  I think that one of them may have been a toadstool.  Uncomfortable bloating, with probably the most intense nausea I’ve ever experienced.  Before the nausea was unbearable I tried to lie down, but the bed started spinning.  Round one came and went, and I tried again to lie down, but the spinning returned.  Rounds two and three came in quick succession, and with incredible force.  My stomach/system REALLY wanted that poison out of me!  The next day I notified the restaurant manager, so they could do a quality check, to hopefully avoid sickening more customers.  He was very apologetic and thanked me for alerting him.  And, probably for not threatening to sue!  Within a year that restaurant closed.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “tinyu” and “dlifed” in the past.  They all came to me instantly this morning.  The answer letter layout was a terrific ten letter jumble.  Without the great clue/question, and superior cartoon depiction, this might have been a tough jumble to unscramble.

Great kitchen cartoon.  The plate, utensils and containers on the table look unusually small though.  But, I guess they wanted the focus more on the now ailing diner.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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