Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 10/22/21

Mole & Gopher Control | Mole Trapping | Tyler, TX, East Texas

Visual Description:  Tunnels of love?


Clue/Question:  When the moles moved into their yard, the owners didn’t care for the moles’ – – –

California Center on Teaching Careers on Twitter: "Happy Mole Day! Mole Day  is an unofficial holiday celebrated by chemists and chemistry students on  October 23 in honor of the mole, a measuring


(And, that’s the mole truth, and nothing but the truth!  We usually hear more about mole hills – as in making a mountain out of a mole hill – but mole runs are a more common sight in my neck of the woods.  Fortunately for me, I’ve only had them in my backyard, where it’s a little more wild and natural.  They’re just a very minor nuisance.  But for someone’s pristine front lawn?  Ugh!  They’re a real eyesore!  And, I suppose they’re a bit of a hazard as well.  But moles can be beneficial to your yard/lawn . . . if you’re having a problem with grubs!  They love to eat grubs and beetles, and worms.  Hey.  They’re God’s creatures too!

All of today’s clue words have been used before.  However, it’s looking like all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  They all came to me right away.  I’m sure Ken could come up with a cute short story with these clue words!  The answer letter layout was an elusive eleven letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  After about 20 seconds I saw UNDER.  That left me with NKGAIT . . . for the TAKING!

Great suburban couple, looking out their living room window, at the two cute little moles.  I like how the runs are interspersed with a few mole hills.  Hey, they gotta come up for air!  Anyone remember the 1950’s horror move:  “The Mole People”?  It starred Beaver Cleaver’s dad, Hugh Beaumont!  I probably saw that movie at least three or four times on TV, when I was a kid.  They played a lot of ’50s movies on TV in the early to mid ’60s.  It was one of my favorites, along with “Creature From the Black Lagoon”.  Good, campy fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/21

More public input wanted on unleashed dogs in Chico – Chico  Enterprise-Record

Visual Description:  Pups unleashed.


Clue/Question:  A dog that knows which houses to stop at to get snacks – – –

Pumpkin-Carrot Dog Treats | The Top Knot Kitchen


(These dogs are from a bygone era.  Just about every community, that I can think of, has instituted a leash law.  It’s mainly for the dogs’ protection, but also so folks don’t end up with stray dog doo on their precious, pristine lawns!  Never mind that the vast majority of folks almost never step foot on their lawns!  They’re tended to by landscape companies, and the owners occasionally glance at them from their windows, or as they drive up their driveways and into their garages.  Too many Americans have become domestic isolationists!  Not yer Uncle though!  He’s out there two, three, sometimes four times a day, waving to – and talking to – whoever he sees.  American hospitality still lives, for some of us. 

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “bartib” in at least on prior Jumble.  Some people might argue that “rhythm” is a word that uses only consonants, but the letter Y is a bit of a switch-hitter.  Most of us remember that the vowels are: A, E, I, O, U . . . and sometimes Y.  Some folks forget about that sometimes part!  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  Sufficiently cryptic.  I picked up on the “Lady and the Tramp” vibe, so it was a quick solve.

Fine cartoon of the wandering pups.  Hmm!  The look suspiciously like Jeff’s dogs.  I sure hope that he doesn’t let his dogs run free.  The pooches could end up in the pound, and Jeff could be stuck paying a ticket/fine!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Charlotte Caffey, of The Go-Go’s!

Jumble Spoiler – 10/20/21

Antiekcentrum in Amsterdam - Antique Center |

Visual Description:  The antique find.


Clue/Question:  The quality construction of the 200-year-old bookcase gave it a – – –

Antique, Bookcase, English, Oak, Victorian Shelf - Antiques Atlas


(I like it!  It’s adequately stinky.  And, a nice play on words.  They generally use the term “shelf life” in describing certain foods.  Dry goods mostly.  How long will they last – unopened – on your pantry shelf.  It’s similar to the ubiquitous “expiration date” on a lot of foods and medications.  It gives you a general idea of how long something is safe to eat/consume.  Some foods will have a “Use by date”.  And, some will say “Sell by date”.  You can still use something past its “Sell by” date, within reason.  The “Use by dates” and “expiration dates” are more serious.  But even they are more of a guide, than a hard and fast rule.  You need to use both your senses, and common sense, when it comes to these dates.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  It turns out that yesterday’s “heyday” had been used back in January of 2019.  And, of course it was a Sunday.  Our good friend ralis95 knows about it now!  All four of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  No stumpers today.  The answer letter layout was an impressive thirteen letter jumble.  But the final answer kind of jumped off the page, for me.

Cute cartoon of an antique shop.  Some people are always going to appreciate antiques, but the general popularity has waned over the last decade, or so.  They can be relatively expensive, and some require some special care.  Most people today are looking for cheaper, more care-free furnishings.  What I like most about antiques are the rich histories that come with them, and of course the craftsmanship.  They’re from a bygone time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Jim Sonefeld, of Hootie & The Blowfish!

Jumble Spoiler – 10/19/21

Meet the Beatles for Real: The Beatles and American Bandstand

Visual Description:  Early Fab Four interview.


Clue/Question:  When asked if “She Loves You” would be a hit song, The Beatles said – – –

The Beatles Love Me Do 50 years on: Stuart Maconie on October 5, 1962, the  day the Swinging Sixties began - Mirror Online


(Talk about an ear-worm kind of song!  Even though I was only six years old when the song came out, I remember the huge impact it had here in the U.S.  The radio stations played it so much, and it was just so catchy that you’d be playing/hearing it in your head, long after actually hearing it.  My younger cousin, Doug, actually ended up crying, because he couldn’t get the song out of his head.  And, of course it was mainly the “Yeah, yeah, yeah” part!  My Mom, and the older generations, were pretty dismissive of The Beatles, when they first came out.  They weren’t fond of Rock and Roll in general, and they couldn’t stand their “mop-top” hair!  But the younger generations just ate them up!  Good times.

We seem to have a brand new clue word today, in “heyday”!  I double checked the world famous ralis95 clue word database, and it was nowhere to be found.  So, our good friend finally has a little updating to do!  And, all four of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  I was able to see them all immediately though.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  But with all the repeating letters, I doubt that anyone struggled to get the final answer.

Super cartoon of the Fab Four.  From the top left, clockwise, we have:  George, Ringo, John and Paul.  I’m not 100% sure, but that might be Dick Clark interviewing them.  Definitely not Ed Sullivan!  I was at a 65th birthday party this past Friday, and they had a Beatles tribute band performing.  They were very good, and they got the party dancing.  Pretty good likenesses too.  And, yes, I did dance.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Todd Park Mohr, of Big Head Todd and the Monsters!

Jumble Spoiler – 10/18/21

Catch and Release Fishing Technique - FishingWorks

Visual Description:  Responsible angling.


Clue/Question:  The angler released the fish back into the water and said – – –

Catch and Release - Best Practice | Poronui


(He lives . . . to swim another day!  And, now he’ll have a story to tell all the other fish.  Maybe, he’ll remember the experience and not bite at the next worm on a hook that he sees?  Doubtful.  I remember catching the same fish a couple of times, on the same day!  When they see food they eat it.  That’s the punchline to the old gag about being on a seafood diet!

We’ve seen all of today’s clue words in previous Jumbles.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen both “lyatl” and “ghutta” sometime before.  “Concur” is a big word in our house because of the movie “Catch Me If You Can”, with Leonardo DiCaprio.  He’s a young conman who, at one point, pretends to be a doctor after watching some episodes of “Dr. Ben Casey”.  His big thing was to ask all the real doctors:  “Do you concur?!”  And, of course he’d usually answer them: “I concur.”  The answer letter layout was a very impressive thirteen letter jumble.  Expertly crafted by David L. Hoyt!  But because of the final answer slots, I got the answer right away.

Fine cartoon of a happy, and responsible, fisherman.  Looks a little bit like my buddy, Mark!  He loves to go fishing in his kayak.  He’s mostly catch and release anyway, regardless of size.  It’s just a great way to spend time outdoors, communing with nature.  I got a kick out of the other fish under the water.  Great Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Peter Svensson, of The Cardigans!

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/17/21

Settling The Word Score: No Proper Nouns In Scrabble : NPR

Visual Description:  Word nerds rule!


Clue/Question:  A lot of Scrabble’s popularity came about as a result of people – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (9-letters)  (3-letters)  (4-letters)

Sriracha, yowza, and sheeple among 300 new words in Scrabble dictionary |  Boing Boing


(And, it looks like RAVE is the word!  Gotta love it!  I’ve only had the opportunity to play Scrabble a very few times.  But the times I was able to play it I definitely enjoyed the game.  I can’t really say I was all that good, but I think I wasn’t the big loser at least.  Good game.

All of today’s clue words are tried and true.  Four of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “tutelo” and “mtrwha” in previous Jumbles.  I didn’t struggle to get any of them though.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular sixteen letter jumble.  I thought it did a splendid job of disguising the final answer.

Great cartoon of folks playing Scrabble, on a card table.  The lady with her back to us looks like she’s getting ready to spell JUMBLES . . . if she can build off something that’s currently on the board.  A pretty challenging Jumble, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/16/21

Explaining Kickoff Coverage: The Importance of Safeties - Inside The Pylon

Visual Description:  Beginning the game.


Clue/Question:  The school’s football field was brand new, and everyone was excited to – – –

Explaining Kickoff Coverage: The Importance of Safeties - Inside The Pylon


(Europeans – and pretty much the rest of the world – are always a little bit peeved by American’s – United States and Canada – use of the name Football.  To them Soccer is Football, or Futbol.  Granted Soccer/Futbol is the much older sport, and players are supposed to use just their feet – and their heads – to stop or advance the ball.  The only exception being the goalie, who is allowed to pick up and throw the ball.  On occasion, the other players can/do handle the ball during a throw-in, which happens when an opposing player kicks the ball out of bounds.  But I believe their throw-ins have to take place out of bounds.  The referees watch the player’s feet, to make sure he/she didn’t step in bounds on the throw in.  Anyway, as a result of only advancing the ball via your feet, scoring a goal can seemingly take forever, and final scores are typically very low.  Conversely, in American Football, players either run with the ball in their hands, or one player throws the ball to another via the forward pass, and occasionally the lateral.  The only times an American Football player actually kicks the ball is when they either punt, kick a field goal, or kick an extra point after a touchdown.  And, typically, those functions are handled by two specialist; the Punter and the Kicker.  The non-specialist players cannot advance the ball by kicking it.  It has to be caught or carried.  I think this is one big reason why Soccer/Futbol fans don’t like us calling our Football “Football”!  We use our hands much more than our feet!  Also, in American Football each team’s players are divided into Offense and Defense, and they’re generally not on the field at the same time.  It’s one team’s Offense versus the other team’s Defense.  The Defense will hit and tackle the other team’s Offense players to prevent them from advancing/scoring.  In Soccer/Futbol every player plays a combination of Offense and Defense, and you’re not supposed to hit, trip, or tackle the opposing player, or you get called for a penalty.  You have to intercept, or take away the ball – cleanly – from your opponent with your feet.  It results in a non-stop kind of action, but as I said earlier there’s relatively little scoring.  Americans like lots of scoring, and of course lots of hitting!  American Football is inherently violent.

All of today’s clue words are very familiar to Jumble fans.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “sokki” in the past.  I was able to unscramble all of them without trouble.  The answer letter layout was a rousing thirteen letter jumble.  I thought that it was wonderfully cryptic.  I knew that the third word of the final answer had to be OFF.  There weren’t enough spaces for KICKING in the middle spot, but KICK fit very nicely in for the first word.  That’s when THINGS made sense!

Fine cartoon of anxious teens awaiting the start of the game.  Most likely a high school game.  You can clearly see both the kicking team and the receiving team lined up on the field.  And some other players along the far sideline.  I hope it’s an evenly matched game, and of course that no one gets hurt.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to C. F. Turner, of Bachman-Turner Overdrive!

Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/21

Green Anaconda | National Geographic

Visual Description:  Years and years . . . on the bayou.


Clue/Question:  The anaconda celebrating her 20th birthday was happy to be able to – – –

Ten Interesting Facts About The Capybara, The World's Largest Rodent


(When I saw that the answer letter layout was thirteen letters long I thought I was in for a tough solve!  But then I saw the cartoon, read the clue/question, and saw the layout of the final answer slots, and I immediately saw the answer.  I think that the critters that are helping her celebrating better watch their backs.  Not a whole lot of animals are NOT an anaconda’s prey!

We have seen all of today’s clue words before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “lival” and “gamie” in past Jumbles.  The thirteen letter answer letter layout was fairly cryptic jumble.  But as I said above, there were lots of clues to help me out.

Cute Amazonian jungle scene cartoon.  Great frog, toucan, and – possibly – a capybara.  I know that they are native to South America.  Those big snakes are positively prehistoric!  They’ve always given me the willies.  I don’t understand why some people want to keep them as pets.  They’re not warm, they’re not furry.  I guess they’re relatively low maintenance.  And, they are fascinating.  But for me, they’re not pets.  To each their own, I guess.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Richard Carpenter, of The Carpenters!  (His sister, Karen, sang like an angel!  And, now she is one.)

Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/21

Fans of Michigan State, Michigan could win signed football from coach. |

Visual Description:  What is:  He ate too much!


Clue/Question:  After stuffing himself with junk food, his wife had to listen to his – – –

Michigan State vs. Michigan Football Preview – The Central Trend


(Too many Buffalo wings, pigs-in-blankets, pizza and cheese doodles will do that to you!  Jeff’s team – the U. of Michigan Wolverines – are off to a great start . . . for a change.  They haven’t played anyone ranked yet, but that is coming.  They get a bye this week.  Then a beatable Northwestern.  But after that they have to play their cross state rival, the Michigan State Spartans, who are also off to a great start.  That’s almost always a super tough game, and it’s in East Lansing, so they’ll be the visitors.  I’m a Penn State fan, and they lost their first game, after losing their starting quarterback!  Fortunately, they have a bye this weekend too.  Big Ten football is always entertaining!

No new clue words today.  But once again, all of today’s jumbles have come up as new.  Nothing stumped me though.  The answer letter layout was an excellent eleven letter jumble.  I thought it was beautifully cryptic.  For me, the big clue was in the clue/question.

Fun cartoon.  The television lets you know that this game hasn’t happened yet.  So, the answer to the Question, that I started with in the Visual Description may, or may not, be accurate.  For Jeff’s sake let’s hope it’s just a tummy ache.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Justin Hayward, of the Moody Blues!

Jumble Spoiler – 10/13/21

I ❤️ Jumble Coffee Mug Giveaway! | Mugs, Coffee mugs, Jumbled

Visual Description:  Couple planning their trip.


Clue/Question:  The inaccuracy of the 10-day extended weather forecast is – – –

Dining Room pictures | Curated Photography on EyeEm


(Actually, they’ve gotten pretty good over the past few years.  Of course, they’re not always spot on, but they’re generally pretty close.  I think that they do better with their winter and summer forecasts.  Spring and fall are more unpredictable.  I can remember when they were way off though.  It wasn’t all that long ago.

We have seen all of today’s clue words before.  Although, all of today’s jumbles appear to be new.  The only one that I had to look at twice was “nsalad”.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  Hardly predictable.

Fine little kitchen table discussion cartoon.  Whatever these two are planning – maybe golf – on doing I hope that the weather holds for them.  I liked the “Tweedy” and “I Jumble” mugs!  Be well and do good,friends.)   —   YUR

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