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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/18

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Visual Description:  Aroma ambush.

FCEETF  =  EFFECT,  RSMOYT  =  STORMY,  FONRUF  =  RUNOFF,  VARSIO  =  SAVIOR,  NGLOBE  =  BELONG,  WOSNID  =  DISOWN   —   Giving us:  ECTSTRNFAORENDN

Clue/Question:  He’d gotten a job in the men’s cologne section and was now – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (3-letters)  “(7-letters)”

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Answer:  FRONT AND SCENTER

(Beautiful pun!  Stinky in so many ways!  With the advent of modern, good hygiene it’s hard to understand why – otherwise rational – people would want to immerse themselves in perfumes and colognes.  I think part of it is tradition/conditioning, and the other is effective marketing.  They tell us these scents are so alluring, and they will make us more desirable.  And, we buy into it, hook, line . . . and stinker!  Too many of them are either over flowery, or they smell like bug spray, to me.  And, some people don’t seem to understand what constitutes enough, and what is too friggin’ much.  Soap, powder, and deodorant – daily – is all anybody really needs.  And, I know some people who don’t even need deodorant.  I go for the trifecta though.  People who spray others, without permission, should be charged with assault with a toxic substance.

All of Sunday’s clue words are old favorites, but all of their jumbles appear to be new.  Hey there, ralis95!  Just an FYI.  The word “runoff” comes up under the F’s, as the Alpha Equivalent of the Word “ffnoru”.  A mild snafu.  The answer letter layout was a nice 15-letter jumble.  Nothing about it was obvious. 

Nice department store cartoon.  Pretty soon we’ll have to explain to the kids what these were.  Amazon.com, and other online shopping venues, are killing the department stores.  Interesting times we live in.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/16/18

Visual Description:  Jumbling jumbos?

GABYG  =  BAGGY,  DEMMO  =  MODEM,  VRALGE  =  GRAVEL,  SOCARS  =  ACROSS   —   Giving us:  BAGDEMGRELCSS

Clue/Question:  After being crowned “Jumble Champion” he preferred his – – –

Answer:  EGGS SCRAMBLED

(Wow!  I hear this guy, Paul, is so good at the Jumble that . . . he can un-scramble his eggs!  LOL!  Now that would be a neat trick.  This was not a traditional, stinky pun today.  But, it worked.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  We’ve seen the jumble “demmo” before, but the other three seem to be new.  It took me a few looks before I picked up on “across”.  But, why is it ACCREDIT, ACCRETE and ACCRUE, but not ACCROSS?  They all have the short A sound.  Was the word ACROSS originally pronounced with a hard A as A-CROSS, or something?  Just one more example of why people say English is a very difficult language, I guess.

Cute diner scene cartoon.  I have no idea who the two gentlemen are.  Maybe David, or Jeff, will enlighten us.  I do like the diner’s name though.  “The Pun Always Rises”!  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/18

Visual Description:  Affirmative action?

NUPER  =  PRUNE,  LEFTE  =  FLEET,  KBEERU  =  REBUKE,  TOCXIE  =  EXOTIC   —   Giving us:  UNFEROT

Clue/Question:  When she asked her son if he’d learned any even numbers, he said – – –

Answer:  TENFOUR

( . . . good buddy!  This pun wasn’t automatic for me.  At first, I was seeing FOR-TUNE.  But, that didn’t make any sense, with the clue/question and the cartoon’s dialog.

There are no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve seen both “lefte” and “tocxie” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic jumble.

Nice domestic cartoon.  Nothing in it gave the answer away.  No bonus clues.  The kid’s hat looks a little like a trucker’s hat, but not that much.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/12/18

Visual Description:  Off the lanky rack.

CNUHH  =  HUNCH,  ARRDA  =  RADAR,  GLIYUT  =  GUILTY,  BONKER  =  BROKEN   —   Giving us:  UNADAGLYBRE

Clue/Question:  The “Big and Tall” store was doing well – – –

Answer:  BUY AND LARGE

(Good readable pun.  A homophonic pun.  I think we had a BYE pun Jumble fairly recently.  Right?

Supposedly “radar” is a new clue word.  I did not see it on the most recent version of the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  The jumble “bonker” has been used sometime before.  The answer letter layout was a splendid jumble.  It disguised the answer very well.

The cartoon does a nice job showing a big and tall men’s clothing shop.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/11/18

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Visual Description:  Life’s often not fair.

UNSGW  =  SWUNG,  LATLY  =  TALLY,  LARLET  =  TALLER,  GRIFDI  =  FRIGID   —   Giving us:  SWNTLTLEIGI

Clue/Question:  The new oil rig could be seen from their front porch swing, and this wasn’t – – –

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Answer:  SITTING WELL

(What an eyesore!  And, I can’t imagine that there’s not some kind of constant noise associated with the pumping.  If it’s distant and rhythmic I suppose it could be relaxing though.  I’d imagine that there is some kind of oily smell being generated too, but at least that is not as bad as the refineries’ sulfuric smell.  But, at this point we should be just leaving the stuff in the ground.  Look at what extracting it, refining it, and burning it has done to the environment in a little over 150 years.  We can all point to the positives of progress, but we need to also acknowledge the shortcomings.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  None of them tripped me up today.  The answer letter layout was a well thought out jumble.  It hid the answer nicely.

Fun cartoon of some retired codgers swinging on their front porch.  I’m thinking that the little duck is kinda like a garden gnome, and not an actual duck.  But, I’ve been wrong before.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/10/18

Visual Description:  Woodn’t you know!

CIVEO  =  VOICE,  CLOFK  =  FLOCK,  GITAMS  =  STIGMA,  NIRSPG  =  SPRING   —   Giving us:  OIEFOCSTASRI

Clue/Question:  When asked if the sandpaper was rough enough, he said – – –

Answer:  OF COARSE IT IS

(Good little pun, that should have been more obvious to me.  For some reason, I initially thought that word one was IT, and three and four were IS and SO.  Even though that left me with EFOCAR, which can’t be made into anything, it helped me to realize that the first word should be OF.  Then the pun sunk in.

No new clue words.  Although, our good friend, ralis95, did send me the latest version of his world famous clue word database, yesterday.  I’m having some minor issues using it, but I’ll eventually get the hang of it.  Three of the jumbles are new, with “civeo” having been used before.  I was able to see all the clue words directly.  The answer letter layout was a lovely jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising what should’ve been a very obvious answer, from me at least.

Admirable cartoon of a woodworking shop.  It looks like they specialize in doors.  The sign in the window reads:  Knock On Wood.  The cartoon used the words “rough” and “fine”, but they avoided “medium”.  Fun pun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/09/18

Visual Description:  Why I dropped out of math.

NSUGT  =  STUNG,  RFYUR  =  FURRY,  MHPREA  =  HAMPER,  BOLBEW  =  WOBBLE   —   Giving us:  STNURYHMEBBE

Clue/Question:  The math teacher was very methodical and taught math – – –

Answer:  BY THE NUMBERS

(Decent pun.  But, it kinda feels like a rerun to me.  We must’ve had something very similar in the past.

All of the clue words are old friends today, however all the jumbles came up as new.  I was able to see all the clue words immediately.  The answer letter layout was a super jumble.  Nothing terribly obvious about it.

Cute classroom cartoon.  Solving for X was never my strong suit.  This is more my speed:  Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X.  She’s never coming back, and don’t ask Y.”  I love that joke!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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