Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 12/13/18

Visual Description:  CIA?  NSA?  MI6?  Mossad???

WRAPN  =  PRAWN,  LASIA  =  ALIAS,  BRGIEG  =  BIGGER,  SLEUUF  =  USEFUL   —   Giving us:  ANASBGGUSU

Clue/Question:  When the spies securely placed the hidden listening device, it was – – –

Answer:  SNUG AS A BUG

( . . . in a rug?  That was one of the things my parents would say to us when they tucked us in bed, at night!  Snug as a bug in a rug!  Kids love things that rhyme.  And, some things have a way of staying with you your entire life.  Funny, huh?

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  I guess David’s father is taking a little break.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new.  But, we’ve definitely seen “lasia” and “sleuuf” in the past.  “lasia” tripped me up a little . . . again!  I kinda had to back into it.  I’m a little out of it this morning.  Woke up around 4:40, couldn’t really get back to sleep until a little after 6:00.  Blew past my 7:30 alarm, and didn’t come to until 8:50.  Just one of those days, I guess.

Fun cartoon.  The ol’ bug in the smoke alarm bit!  I wonder who they’re planning on spying on.  I like the black outfits and the comms.  These could also be corporate spies, I suppose.  Just another example of how the expectation of privacy is quickly becoming an obsolete concept.  Be well and do good, friends.  Even if no one is watching/listening.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/12/18

Visual Description:  Making cars . . . or making money???

RANGT  =  GRANT,  LADIP  =  PLAID,  OPYROL  =  POORLY,  CRUBHN  =  BRUNCH   —   Giving us:  GRATPAIOOYBUH

Clue/Question:  The book about Henry Ford and his car company was an – – –

Answer:  AUTO“-BIOGRAPHY

(I still think there’s been a shift in how to use quotation marks, in the Jumbles!  Today they seem unnecessary.  The hyphen alone would have sufficed.  It’s still AUTO.  Ahh!  I’m talking to the wall.

Very familiar clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new.  I had a surprisingly difficult time un-jumbling “opyrol”.  I didn’t have to back into it, or anything, but it took a while.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic jumble, but the cartoon’s dialog, and the clue question, kinda screamed out the answer.

Another fine period cartoon.  Great old typewriter.  Great model of a Model-T, on the desk.  I’m thinking that the younger males are his sons, as Henry does not look super old here.  Otherwise, I suppose they could be his grandsons.  Maybe the one holding the toy/model car is his son Edsel!  Uhh!  What do I know?  It’s all supposition, on my part.  The “Edsel” car was definitely different looking, but I wouldn’t call it ugly.  I definitely like the one in the picture above.  Some day, I’d love to visit the Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, MI.  It looks awesome on TV!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/18

Visual Description:  The fast-idious water skier.

TAWEH  =  WHEAT,  ECONU  =  OUNCE,  FLAMEE  =  FEMALE,  TEPIMR  =  PERMIT   —   Giving us:  WHTONLEEIT

Clue/Question:  The skier gave exact instructions and expected the speedboat driver to – – –

Answer:  TOW THE LINE

(Shouldn’t this one have had quotation marks around the spaces for TOW?  The actual idiom is TOE THE LINE, so you’d think that the change in spelling – aka the pun – would warrant quote marks.  Did anybody’s paper, or maybe an online version, carry it with the quote marks?  Maybe my paper goofed?!  Regardless, it’s a good stinky pun!

They spared us any new clue words today, as they are all old reliables.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, as we’ve definitely seen both “taweh” and “flamee” sometime in the past.  They all came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout was an admirable jumble.  Nicely cryptic.

Great lake scene, water skiing cartoon.  I think Jeff hid a few little fishies in the water, in front of her skis.  And, of course the tow rope is very prominent in the drawing.  It also looks like the name of the boat might be “Jumble”.  My two experiences with water skiing did not go so well.  The first time I – somehow – sliced open my big toe.  Bled like a pig!  And the second time, which lasted a fairly long time, resulted in a kind of a spread eagle wipe out, that made me walk funny for a few days!  Hurts just remembering it.  Not tough today, but still fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/10/18

Visual Description:  Smart safety.

HAPTC  =  PATCH,  ZIYZD  =  DIZZY,  GLIEBR  =  GERBIL,  FUTEFB  =  BUFFET   —   Giving us:  ATHDIGRIBE

Clue/Question:  Using their high beams at night on the unfamiliar road was a – – –

Answer:  BRIGHT IDEA

(It sure beats looking down at your GPS screen!  People today rely far too much on those damn things.  They make you too dependent on them, instead of in your driving/navigating abilities.  And, a lot of times they take you to a non-through street, or have you turn where shouldn’t be turning.  We all use them from time to time, but if I have the time, I still much prefer looking, up and writing down, the directions by hand.  Following written directions engages more of your brain.

Everyone can rest easy today, as there are no new clue words!  Yesterday we had “potted”, and the day before we had “hurrah”.  All of the jumbles did come up as new though.  I found them all to be easy solves.  The answer letter layout was the best jumble of the day.  Nothing obvious about it at all.

Beyond seeing the turn, the cartoon shows you a bigger reason for using your brights.  A deer by the side of the road.  They are beautiful animals, but not terribly bright.  They can walk/run/jump out in front of your car/truck before you know it.  They can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your car, and/or you could possibly be injured, or even killed!  And, who wants to hurt or kill Bambi??? Using your brights – judiciously, of course – helps you expand your field of vision, and gives you some time to react.  Be safe out there, folks.  Check out the link below.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

http://www.mattcastruccihonda.com/blog/tips-for-avoiding-deer-while-driving/

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/09/18

Visual Description:  The ruins of the day.

SBYILU  =  BUSILY,  MYNZEE  =  ENZYME,  SMTACO  =  MASCOT,  TODPET  =  POTTED,  GREDDE  =  DREDGE,  DICINT  =  INDICT   —   Giving us:  BSINEMASOTEREEINT

Clue/Question:  Will the Acropolis be a tourist attraction in another 2,000 years?   – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (2-letters)  (7-letters)  (2-letters)  (2-letters)  (4-letters)

Answer:  IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN

(I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t think today’s final answer was a gimme, by any stretch of the imagination.  There was nothing obvious in the cartoon, its dialog, or the clue/question.  I kind of wonder if someone mistakenly left out the word “ruins” between the words “these” and “are” in the guy’s dialog.  That word would have definitely made getting the answer much easier.

I hope that our old friend, ralis95, is reading today’s spoiler, because we have a new addition to his world famous clue word database!  Yes, the word “potted” is new, and I can’t say that it sounds even remotely familiar, unlike yesterday’s “hurrah”.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, with “gredde” having definitely been used some time in the past.  The answer letter layout was a masterful 17-letter jumble.  It gave me absolutely nothing.  I played around with IN MATTERS __  __  ____.  I finally saw that the pieces of columns – and such – constituted ruins, and that helped me see REMAINS, and then the answer fell into place.

Great cartoon of the Acropolis!  That is something else that I would love to see . . . one day.  Maybe I’ll get there.  Well, this was a nice challenging Jumble, and I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  Mine was mixed.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/08/18

Visual Description:  Platter partners playing pettily.

NOOEZ  =  OZONE,  LIYHL  =  HILLY,  RAURHH  =  HURRAH,  TUNMTO  =  MUTTON   —   Giving us:  ONEHILHRAHUTTO

Clue/Question:  The Swiss cheese at the church picnic had an attitude that was – – –

Answer:  HOLIER THAN THOU

(I’m not a big fan of stinky cheeses, but I do love a good stinky pun!  I also much prefer the nuttier, hard cheeses to the gooier ones.  Both sharp and mild.

We seem to have a new clue word today, in “hurrah”.  But, I suspect that we’ve had it before, either since 10/09/18, or maybe it somehow missed the ralis95 clue word database . . . somehow?  Does it ring any bells with any of you Jumble-holics?  All of the jumbles came up as new.  The clue word “hilly” spells out in alphabetical order.  But, boy!  That answer letter layout makes for one impressive 14-letter jumble, huh?  It definitely didn’t give the answer away.  You really had to pick up on the church/Swiss cheese connection, in order to get today’s answer.

Cute cartoon.  I like when Jeff animates inanimate objects.  If this Jumble thing starts to get old maybe he could hook up with Pixar, or something.  “Be our guest!”  Lot’s of fun today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/07/18

Visual Description:  Houston, we have a problem!

NUYNS  =  SUNNY,  LOGTA  =  GLOAT,  RODRIT  =  TORRID,  MTTCOA  =  TOMCAT   —   Giving us:  UNNGLOORRDOCT

Clue/Question:  The landscapers at NASA’a Johnson Space Center specialized in – – –

Answer:  GROUND CONTROL

(Okay.  So my Visual Description is a little derivative of some of the cartoon’s dialog.  Sometimes you must take a subtlety and then Endeavour to run with it.  If I had gone with a “Space Oddity” reference it probably would have left many of our readers scratching their heads.

All of the clue words are once again familiar old friends.  However, three of the jumbles came up as new, with “nuyns” having definitely been used before.  I found both the jumbles for “torrid” and “tomcat” to be real Enterprises.  You know me with those compound words!  I played around with “dorrit”, but eventually made the “torrid” Discovery!  The answer letter layout was a very impressive 13-letter jumble.  If you didn’t pick up on all the visual clues, in the cartoon and its dialog, you might have struggled with this big jumble.

Fun cartoon, showing an aspect of the Johnson Space Center that we rarely, if ever, see.  I like how the supervisor, who is wearing knee pads, is also wearing a tie and a sweater vest, just like you’d see some of the guys inside mission control.  It’s hard to say which space shuttle that may be in the background, as the four remaining vehicles have all been relocated to other parts of the country.  We now know that the mechanical errors that caused both the Challenger and Columbia disasters were either preventable, or fixable, but some NASA managers made some dubious “executive decisions” that proved to be fatal.  An article in today’s paper, about an Air National Guard plane crash in July of 2017, in which 16 service members were killed, showed that ‘the aircraft’s propeller did not receive proper “depot-level maintenance” during its last overhaul . . . in September 2011, which missed corrosion that may have contributed to the propeller blade breaking off in-flight.’  Six years between overhauls seems ridiculously long for the workhorse aircraft, C-130T.  And, why the damage was not assessed during more regularly scheduled maintenance is just mind boggling.  We’re the most powerful nation in the world, but we can’t seem to safely maintain the transports for our service men and women?  I hope this isn’t the end of the story, because heads should roll for this fiasco.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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