Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/03/15

English: Author: N. Vanderzon URL: http://www....

English: Author: N. Vanderzon URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntknicole (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  José Eber‘s hobby?

LETVOR  =  REVOLT,  HWOOLL  =  HOLLOW,  CAYRBB  =  CRABBY,  NECLIP  =  PENCIL,  HEWAIL  =  AWHILE,  MADEAG  =  DAMAGE   —   Giving us:  ETHOCBBNCHIEMAG

Clue/Question:  The barber with the metal detector near the shoreline was seen – – –

A Bobby-pin

A Bobby-pin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  COMBING THE BEACH

A pulse induction metal detector with an array...

A pulse induction metal detector with an array of coils (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(But of course!  What else would a hair stylist do . . . down the shore?  That’s for all my Jersey friends!  There were no new clue words today, but ALL of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  They were all good, but none stumped me.  Nothing obvious with the answer letter layout.  It made for a great, 15 letter, jumble!  The cartoon is a great beach scene, with our classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  I’d be looking for coins and/or jewelry, but maybe, for a hairdresser, a bobby pin IS a treasure!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/15

Snapped a few pictures of the snake at the loc...

Snapped a few pictures of the snake at the location it was released. An old railroad raised track bed with plenty of rocks and crevices to hide in. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A snake with the shakes.

CAPIN  =  PANIC,  VALEE  =  LEAVE,  CIVYTA  =  CAVITY,  PRILTE  =  TRIPLE   —   Giving us:  PAIEVECVTRI

Clue/Question:  The rattlesnake had trouble relaxing because he was – – –

മലയാളം: Rattlesnake

മലയാളം: Rattlesnake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  VIPER“-ACTIVE

(Verry punny!  I loved it.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  It took a little thought for me to get both “panic” and “triple”.  The answer letter layout was a pretty special jumble, in its own right.  The cartoon is priceless!  The male snake holding a cup of coffee with his tail, and the female snake with hair and eyelashes!  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/01/15

English: The Tightrope Walker Deutsch: Die Sei...

English: The Tightrope Walker Deutsch: Die Seiltänzerin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  “Up on the tightwire.”

TEARF  =  AFTER,  CLEEX  =  EXCEL,  GHELNT  =  LENGTH,  COIRIN  =  IRONIC   —   Giving us:  FTEEELLNHIONI

Clue/Question:  The tightrope walker retired because he was tired of spending so much of his – – –

Blondin. (Tightrope walker dangling from a wir...

Blondin. (Tightrope walker dangling from a wire over the Niagara.), from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LIFE ON THE LINE

English: Will Shortz at the third annual Bosto...

English: Will Shortz at the third annual Boston Crossword Puzzle Tournament, held April 23, 2011 at the Harvard University Science Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Another toughie.  Maybe the guys are taking a page from the Will Shortz playbook, and making the jumbles harder as the week goes on.  If that’s the case, maybe I can semi-retire and only post the spoilers for later in the week!  You guys don’t really need to come here for the easy ones anyway.  We shall see.

No new clue words today, and only the jumbles for “length” and “ironic” are coming up as new, for me.  For some reason the one for “after” always kind of gets me.  I keep seeing FRATE, as if FREIGHT could be spelled that way.  Sure, I know better, but . . .  The answer letter layout was a jumble masterpiece!  It definitely did not give the answer away.  I had to think a bit to solve this.  The cartoon is great.  I love the clown, the acrobat, the ringmaster, and the human cannonball!  Good stuff.  I hate all the political correctness surrounding circuses these days!  It’s like those wiseguys who always have to point out that Puff, The Magic Dragon is – debatably – about smoking pot.  Can’t it just be a sweet song about a young child’s imagination, and the inevitable loss of innocence ?  I don’t like it when people going screwing around with my childhood memories.  Just enjoy the simple pleasures, and shut the fudge up!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Click on the song link above and enjoy some great YouTube music!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/15

What was that about cats and dogs again?

What was that about cats and dogs again? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  El gato’s giveaway.

PUNTI  =  INPUT,  KALYE  =  LEAKY,  TISNIS  =  INSIST,  DAGYLL  =  GLADLY   —   Giving us:  INTLEAISTGLL

Clue/Question:  The dog was certain he’d made the cat very angry after seeing the – – –

CruCe

CruCe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TELL-“TAIL SIGN

(See!!!  I told you they were setting us up for a toughie!  I zipped through the old favorite clue words, put the answer letter layout down, read the clue/question, then I . . . just stared off into space for a while.  I went and did the Cryptoquote, and then came back to it.  I knew that the word “tail” had to be part of the answer, but wasn’t sure if it was the one in quotes, or the last word.  I guess it could have been the first word, but I wasn’t thinking that way.  It finally just kinda hit me.  

Three of the jumbles came up as new for me, with only the one for “input” definitely having been used before.  The answer letter layout was good enough to keep me guessing for a while.  The cartoon was great.  You can really see the dog eying the cat’s upright, frizzed out tail.  The poor baby better turn tail, and hightail it outta there, before that hellcat scratches its nose off!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/15

Polish Coat of Arms very small

Polish Coat of Arms very small (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Brygida’s Kielbasa break.

CHITD  =  DITCH,  TOAIP  =  PATIO,  SLOISF  =  FOSSIL,  ZERONF  =  FROZEN   —   Giving us:  DHPIOFSLFOE

Clue/Question:  The housekeeper had leftover sausages for lunch, which she – – –

Various kinds of Polish Kielbasa

Various kinds of Polish Kielbasa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: POLISHED OFF

(A little heavy on the clues today!  The Polish coat of arms on the wall, she’s polishing a silver pitcher, and chances are very strong that she’s eating Polish sausage!  I guess you could even argue she’s wearing a babushka, but that might be a stretch.

There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles have come up as new . . . again.  The answer letter layout was actually very good  A great jumble, that – by itself – gave nothing away.  I really liked the cartoon, but the totality of the clues was a bit much, for my taste.  Maybe the guys are just setting us up for a real tough stumper???  Let’s hope so!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/15

English: in 2007 Esperanto: en la jaro 2007

English: in 2007 Esperanto: en la jaro 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tiger and Phil.

SIVRO  =  VISOR,  LONEV  =  NOVEL,  DRURED  =  RUDDER,  GOBELG  =  BOGGLE   —   Giving us:  VINERDOGL

Clue/Question:  After walking to the golf course near his house, he was ready for a – – –

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire ...

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire Another type of driving range is in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LONG DRIVE

San Diego's favorite son pitches one of only a...

San Diego’s favorite son pitches one of only a handful of shots taken around the 18th green during Tuesday’s practice round (his only practice round) at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Okay.  Obviously, Tiger Woods is not the only black golfer, just as Phil Mickelson is not the only left-handed golfer out there.  But, I think it works.  And, so does today’s pun/answer.  It may “boggle” your mind to learn that “boggle” is a new clue word for us.  If we had it before it must have come with a Sunday Jumble, before our friend started looking in on Sunday spoilers.  It can now be safely added to the ralis95 clue word database.  And, all of the jumbles appear to be new again!  Hmm!  The answer letter layout was, again, desirably cryptic today.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, the cartoon does a fine job showing what’s probably the first tee.  I like the divots and the “bonus clue” walking shoes.  That’s about it for today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04;27;15

English: Abandoned Hyundai Grace in Tomsk, Rus...

English: Abandoned Hyundai Grace in Tomsk, Russia Русский: Брошенный микроавтобус Hyundai Grace в Томске (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The price of security?

KEIRH  =  HIKER,  ATOLG  =  GLOAT,  RAFSIA  =  SAFARI,  BOMOAB  =  BAMBOO   —   Giving us:  KELTFRBAO

Clue/Question:  After carelessly puncturing all four tires, he would be – – –

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van.

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FLAT BROKE

(Now, that’s a good stinky pun!  Have you ever noticed how many people say “broke” when the should be saying “broken”?  It’s really annoying.  I’m far from being the Grammar Police, but certain obvious offenses do irk me to no end.  Oh, well.  There were no new clue words today, but once again all the jumbles are coming up as new.  What up, Hoyty?  Anyway, none of them stumped me.  The answer letter layout was cryptic enough, but the whole set up made the answer fairly obvious . . . again.  Quality, but standard fare, cartoon.  It’s much more fun being snarky, folks!  That’s about it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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