Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 01/28/20

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Visual Description:  Queen for . . . 24,818 days!  Give or take.

NOONI  =  ONION,  NIMCE  =  MINCE,  RPMEET  =  TEMPER,  RWHOGT  =  GROWTH   —   Giving us:  NIONMNCTMERGOW

Clue/Question:  For Elizabeth, becoming Queen of England in 1952 was a – – –

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Answer:  CROWNING MOMENT

(Aah!  A literal/figurative pun!  Those are always fun.  Good old Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch, at 67 + years!  She surpassed Queen Victoria in 2015.  She was 26 years old when she took the throne, and now she’s 93 years old.  Very likely she’s the oldest reigning British monarch as well.  I will never understand the media’s, and so many Americans’, fascination with the Royal Family.  It’s all overly romanticized nonsense to me.

Very well-worn clue words today.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “nooni” sometime in the past.  I was able to see all the clue words right away today.  The answer letter layout was a very lengthy fourteen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it, at all.  For me, CROWNING was an immediate given.  But, I was leaning towards the word EVENT, before I noticed the Ms, and no V.  If Hoyt wanted to go all the way to nineteen letters – which I don’t think we ever have – the answer might have been CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT!

Great period/historical cartoon.  The young Liz, on a great throne, big crown, and all the high muckety-muck archbishop dudes, and such.  I’m more than happy living in a democratic republic.  England can keep their monarchy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/27/20

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Visual Description:  Going old school, in the den.

NOPER  =  PRONE,  LICDH  =  CHILD,  GLIMEN  =  MINGLE,  RFAOLL  =  FLORAL   —   Giving us:  PNEHIDMIORL

Clue/Question:  He wrote a letter to his old fishing buddy because he wanted to – – –

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Answer:  DROP HIM A LINE

(Good pun of an increasingly vanishing older phrase.  I don’t think some of the kids today would get “DROP HIM A LINE”.  I think the Jumble is working hard to keep the old adages, idioms and sayings alive!  And, that’s a good thing.

No new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  The only one to trip me up a little was “rfaoll”.  But, just a little.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic eleven letter jumble.  I had to think for a minute, before the final answer came to me.

Nice cartoon of a couple in his office/den.  I liked the trophies and photo on the wall.  Fishing is both a lot of fun, and it’s relaxing.  The last time I did any fishing was at one of my grandson’s birthday parties.  It was at this man-made, stocked pond, and the sunnies were hitting just about everything you put in the water.  They were tiny, but the kids really had a great time.  Fun Monday pun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.   If  “Dennis” looked like this I don’t think the wife would ever let him go fishing again!   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/26/20

 

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Visual Description:  Municipality necessity.

RAMBEK  =  EMBARK,  MYHISW  =  WHIMSY,  TUTWOI  =  OUTWIT,  SLUYIB  =  BUSILY,  TEYNIT  =  ENTITY,  INDSGI  =  SIDING   —   Giving us:  EARHMSOTTIYENSDN

Clue/Question:  Spending so much money replacing sewage pipes was a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (5-letters)  (2-letters)  (3-letters)  (6-letters)

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Answer:  DRAIN ON THE SYSTEM

(A wonderfully stinky pun!  Not like raw sewage, or anything, but good and stinky.  Not an easy solve either.  At least not for me.  I wanted the word WASTE to be part of the answer, but of course there was no W.  No F either, so the word OF was out too.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  I thought maybe “whimsy” might be new, but I guess it’s just been a long time since Hoyt has used it.  Four of the jumbles appear to be new, with both “rambek” and “teynit” having definitely been used in the past.  The only one that tripped me up was “rambek”.  I didn’t have to skip it, or anything, but I think it’s a fine jumble.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive sixteen letter jumble.  Nothing given away there.  You really had to pick up on the gag to get to the final answer.  Without counting, I first thought it was going to be STRAIN ON THE . . .   But, that left me with MYESD.  I was long on one and short – and wrong – on the other.  At least I had the middle nailed!  I went back and checked off the letters for ON THE SYSTEM, and that left me with ARIDN.  Then it sank in.

Great cartoon of the workmen laying the sewage pipes, with some of the town/city administration looking on.  I like the back-hoe and the hoisty thingy.  I can’t make out what’s on the window.  Great Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/25/20

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Visual Description:  The occasion of the moment was at present.

ELTFE  =  FLEET,  PZATO  =  TOPAZ,  NXADPE  =  EXPAND,  DIRMEL  =  MILDER   —   Giving us:  FETOENDMIE

Clue/Question:  It required fixing, so they helped repair the town clock in its – – –

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Answer:  TIME OF NEED

(A simple, but very satisfying, stinky pun!  I hope all of those who find puns the lowest form of humor are sufficiently pissed off!  Life is too short, and frankly a little too sad and depressing, to not have a good laugh.  I think it’s so true when they say laughter is the best medicine.  It releases endorphins, and burns more calories than being a mope.

All of today’s clue words were – once again – familiar old friends.  But, all of today’s jumbles appear to be new.  The only one that tripped me up was “dirmel”.  It took me four or five looks before I saw “milder”.  At least I didn’t have to back into it.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic ten letter jumble.  By itself, it gave nothing away.

Fine cartoon of a town clock tower.  Looks like this could be small town Indiana.  Will Jeff confirm?  Only time will tell!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/24/20

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Visual Description:  Mr. and Mrs. Offerman.

MOTPE  =  TEMPO,  WKONN  =  KNOWN,  LBOWBE  =  WOBBLE,  DMEUTI  =  TEDIUM   —   Giving us:  TEOKNWWOBEDI

Clue/Question:  The table made out of mahogany was perfect, just like he – – –

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Answer:  KNEW IT WOOD BE

(Another great – and stinky – Jumble pun.  Reminds me of a joke from my childhood where an unfortunate one-eyed man, who couldn’t afford a glass eye, asks out this . . . ahem less than attractive woman.  She emphatically replies:  “Oh, would I!  Oh, would I!” And then he – angrily – says:  “Ah, forget about it, fvgg-face!”  It’s funny how some things stay with you.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends again.  However, all of their jumbles are coming up as new.    I zipped through the first three, but I got hung up on “dmeuti”.  I had to back into “tedium”.  The answer letter layout was a swell twelve letter jumble.  But, even with just the first nine letters I was able to get the final answer.  The quotation marks were a big help.

Great cartoon of Nick Offerman, and probably Megan Mullally.  I suppose it could be Tina Fey, as I’m fairly sure they’re all friends, but Megan is Nick’s Missus!  They’re all very funny.  And, I’ve heard that he loves making furniture, and working with wood.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/23/20

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Visual Description:  Rage against age . . . and genes.

LOFRO  =  FLOOR,  KASYH  =  SHAKY,  TONUDL  =  UNTOLD,  ISIMTF  =  MISFIT   —   Giving us:  FOOHAYUTOSFT

Clue/Question:  After seeing how well his hair transplant turned out, his wife said – – –

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Answer:  HATS OFF TO YOU

(This is a classic stinky Jumble pun!  Set up by great clue words and a nifty cartoon.  I know this is just observational, and anecdotal, but I’ve noticed that most guys that try to hide their baldness under their baseball caps were wearing baseball caps long before they started losing their hair.  It’s said that baldness is largely genetic, and passed down from the mother’s genes, but who’s to say that the wearing of the baseball caps doesn’t accelerate the process?!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  The only one that stumped today – and, it’s been a while – was the jumble “tonudl”.  I had to back into it.  I should have known better, seeing the U and the N in it.  I know they’re legit, but I still think all the UN words are a little cheesy.  JMHO, as the kids say.  The answer letter layout was a fine twelve letter jumble.  But, even without the UTO, I was able to solve the final answer.

Fun cartoon!  I think it definitely helped that the guy was holding his hat in the one hand.  Hair transplants are fairly expensive, and more than a little desperate.  Nowadays, people are more inclined to do what Michael Jordan did.  He saw that he was really starting to lose his hair, so he just shaved his head.  I’m lucky enough to still have a good head of hair, but it takes me quite a bit of time, and a few “products”, to make it look good.  Having a bald head is much more convenient, and economical.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/22/20

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Visual Description:  Fresh start court.

NEAYH  =  HYENA,  VAWIE  =  WAIVE,  TIBETR  =  BITTER,  BREGLI  =  GERBIL   —   Giving us:  YEAIVTTGRI

Clue/Question:  The courtroom was brand-new, and the judge was ready to – – –

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Answer:  GIVE IT A TRY

(Now, that’s what I call a stinky pun!  But, do the judges actually “try” the cases?  I thought the lawyers “try” the cases, and the judge hears them, or presides over the trials.  I watch a lot of legal dramas, but I’m kinda fuzzy on this.  Is “try” kind of a flexible term?  Any judges or lawyers out there?

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Although, each of their jumbles are coming up as new.  All of them are good, but none of them held me up.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful ten letter jumble, and not obvious.  I think the leading nature of the clue/question, and the final answer slots, were what made the answer evident to me.

Fine cartoon of what looks to be a new and modern courtroom.  There probably should be a flag or two though.  No jurors, or anything.  Maybe this judge does the pre-trial hearings, or something.  Either way, I thought this was a fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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