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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/19/19 (Oh, ralis95!)

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Visual Description:  Bill Seward and Andrew Johnson considering the logistics.

VANHEE  =  HEAVEN,  TRIBET  =  BITTER,  KRIQUY  =  QUIRKY,  DLUMEO  =  MODULE,  NROCEF  =  CONFER,  LWROTE  =  TROWEL   —   Giving us:  HAITTIRYMOECERTRW 

Clue/Question:  Exploring Alaska for its natural resources in the 1800s was difficult, but that – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words (and THE)  (4-letters)  (4-letters) THE  (9-letters)

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Answer:  CAME WITH THE TERRITORY

(Definitely NOT a gimme, for me!  And, it was one of those literal/figurative puns.  Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867, and remained a territory for its first 102 years, finally becoming a state in 1959.  The answer did not jump off the page for me.  I knew there was a paste tense element to it, but I kept seeing the words MORE and WHAT, and not CAME.  I didn’t belabor very long to get the answer, but it took me more than a few looks to see the word the characters were avoiding.

We appear to have two new clue words today, in “quirky” and “confer”.  I felt strongly that “confer” was new, but felt like we’d seen “quirky” before.  Maybe we’ve seen it since 02/23/19, the date of my latest copy of the database?  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, with only “tribet” having definitely been used before.  “nrocef” gave me the most trouble.  The answer letter layout is a very impressive, and cryptic, seventeen letter jumble.  I thought it disguised the final answer very well.

Great period piece cartoon.  Super good likenesses of Secretary of State William Seward and President Andrew Johnson.  The clothing and everything in the White House office look to be appropriate for the time.  The people who referred to it as “Seward’s Folly” were actually in the minority.  The deal worked out to be about 2 cents per acre, so even the harshest critics look like buffoons.  And, Sara Palin can see Russia from her front porch, so we also got that going for us!  Actually, I hate it when we make political hay from someone’s figurative speaking.  I never cared for the woman, but I knew she wasn’t speaking literally.  Some people just can’t resist the low-hanging fruit.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/18/19

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Visual Description:  A future Joey Chestnut?

THOYL  =  HOTLY,  RATAP  =  APART,  WORDSY  =  DROWSY,  SWYILE  =  WISELY   —   Giving us:  HOLAATDROWWSL

Clue/Question:  His claim that he could eat a hotdog in just two bites was – – –

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Answer:  HARD TO SWALLOW

(I’ve never really been able to appreciate the spectacle of these eating contests.  They’re essentially obscene displays of gluttony, and – no doubt – waste, as many of the participants end up tossing their . . . cookies.  I guess it’s just a perverse kind of fascination.  Kind of like watching a train wreck.  I personally could never do it.  I prefer to enjoy the art of savoring a meal, or even a snack.  Taking my time, and experiencing the flavor of the food.  I’d sooner run a marathon, before entering one of these eating contests.  And, you know that ain’t gonna happen!

Huzzah!  We appear to have a brand new clue word for the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  I had a funny feeling while unscrambling “thoyl” that “hotly” might be new . . . and it seems to be so.  Two other jumbles appear to be new, while we’ve definitely seen “wordsy” before.  The answer letter layout was a great thirteen letter jumble, but the whole setup just made getting today’s final answer a breeze, for me.

Great cartoon of teen boys at the sea, or lake, shore.  I can’t make out what is on the boy’s cap, but I like the foot long vendor cart!  And, just to the right of the vendor cart’s umbrella, you can see a tiny, classic sinking sailboat!  A fine Saturday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Google insists on making hotdog two words, but surprisingly WordPress accepts it!  This might be the first time I’ve agreed with WordPress!      YUR

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Jumble Spoiler(?) – 05/17/19

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Visual Description:  Older fishing couple.

TUYTN  =  NUTTY,  NOGGI  =  GOING,  CLNIEH  =  LICHEN,  SANEFT  =  FASTEN   —   Giving us:  UTTOIGICHEFAST

Clue/Question:  The angler knew he’d found the perfect fishing spot the moment he – – –

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Answer:  CAUGHTSITE OF IT

(Definitely NOT what I was expecting!  I almost threw the towel in on this one, and was going to ask the faithful for today’s answer.  The four letter word in quotes really threw me off.  I kept thinking FISH or CAST had to be part of the pun.  I never would have thought that the pun was on the word “spot”.  I was thinking the answer had to be in the past tense, but there was no D.  I did not pick up on the word CAUGHT until I was starting to write this post.  And even then, after figuring the last two words were OF IT, I had to write out IEST, before catching the pun.  Was it just me, or did any of you struggle with this one?

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “noggi” having definitely been used before.  I had a tough time unscrambling “clnieh” to make “lichen”!  The answer letter layout made for a very tough – for me – fourteen letter jumble.  I found it to be very cryptic.

Great cartoon of an older couple preparing to fish on a mountain lake.  It looked, to me, like they probably argue a lot.  I liked the fish jumping out of the water, in the background.  Tricky Jumble for me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/16/19

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Visual Description:  Prêt-à-porter et prêt-à-voler.

VIWEA  =  WAIVE,  DPATA  =  ADAPT,  NYOEKM  =  MONKEY,  RNYETD  =  TRENDY   —   Giving us:  WAIAATMNEYRENY

Clue/Question:  The fashion model was very flexible and willing to work – – –

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Answer:  ANY-“WEAR ANY TIME

(Ooh!  This one was a fairly challenging little stinker.  At first, I didn’t have a clue as to wear they were going.  I got the second half first, somehow seeing ANY TIME.  Then, when I brought down the WAARENY, I caught the pun part.

All of today’s clue words are old familiar friends.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new!  I was in the zone solving them.  The fourteen letter answer letter layout jumble was another thing altogether.  It was masterful.  Nothing really jumps out at you, at all.  I think the cartoon’s dialog was the biggest clue.

Fun cartoon of a trendy looking apartment.  Both of the young ladies look like models, to me.  Very good Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/15/19

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Visual Description:  Gothic story discussion.

ICALL  =  LILAC,  NYMEO  =  MONEY,  DIGINS  =  SIDING,  XONVCE  =  CONVEX   —   Giving us:  LIANESDOVE

Clue/Question:  Mary Shelley’s success as an author was a result of her having – – –

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Answer:  NOVEL IDEAS

(I wonder if she wore white makeup, with black lipstick, and had some funky piercings???  The girl was ahead of her time.  I never realized she wrote “Frankenstein” when she was only 21.  That’s pretty young for such an impressive piece of literature.  She was also quite the little homewrecker!  At age 17 she fell in love with – the married – Percy Bysshe Shelley . . . and married him a couple of years later . . . after his wife committed “suicide”.  Hmm!

The clue words are all classics.  However, all of their jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was an excellent ten letter jumble.  I thought it did a marvelous job of disguising the final answer.  I guess the big clue came from her friend’s comment about the story being “original”.  But, if I picked up on that, it must have been subliminally.

Great period piece cartoon!  Maybe the other woman is her stepsister, Claire Clairmont?  I don’t think it could have been any kind of publisher.  Not in those days.  Cool Jumble though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 05/14/19

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Visual description:  The referrals.

MILTI  =  LIMIT,  CLUKA  =  CAULK,  MRIEBL  =  LIMBER,  TEYNIT  =  ENTITY   —   Giving us:  LTCLLIEENT

Clue/Question:  The lawyer picked up new business because her happy customers were – – –

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Answer: CLIENTTELL

(A nice play on words.  It’s funny how the word clientele is used mostly by “escort services” and “gentlemen’s clubs” these days.  For other businesses it’s simply clients.  Yes, I probably watch too much “Law & Order SVU”.

Surprising as it may sound, it’s looking like “caulk” is a new clue word!  It looks like our good friend, ralis95, will have to add it to his world famous clue word database.  We’ve seen the jumble “milti” before, but the other three appear to be new.  I thought they were all fine jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a decent jumble, but I saw CLIENT right away in it.  I think switching both the five and six letter jumbles would have made it a little more challenging.  What do you think of CLLTENTLIE?  Nope!  Not much difference.  Never mind.

Nice lawyer’s office cartoon.  Business partners, or long term relationship/marriage partners?  That’s none of our business, really.  For the lawyer it’s all business.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Mother’s Day Jumble Spoiler – 2019

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Visual Description:  Presenting the present.

TNRIGS  =  STRING,  LORVET  =  REVOLT,  HEAYMM  =  MAYHEM,  TEAHHL  =  HEALTH,  SEDTOD  =  ODDEST,  CELEFE  =  FLEEC  —   Giving us:  TIROTMHEHHODTLEE

Clue/Question:  When her children all chipped in to buy her a gold necklace, she – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (3-letters)  (3-letters) (6-letters) (4-letters)

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Answer:  HIT THE MOTHER LODE

(Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  I was busy with Mom’s Day activities yesterday, and couldn’t get around to it last night.  I thought it was a fairly challenging Jumble though.  The big clue, for me, came in the clue/question, with it being a GOLD necklace.

All of the clue words were old familiar ones.  But, all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  I don’t think any of them were too tough.  The answer letter layout was a wonderfully cryptic sixteen letter jumble.  Not obvious one bit.

Great family scene cartoon.  Even the dog got into the act!  Mom looks truly touched.  What a good bunch of kids!  And, dear old Dad is hoping he’ll get a Beer-of-the Month Club subscription for Father’s Day, next month.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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