Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/02/15

Visual Description:  Jeff’s masterpiece.

RUBYL  =  BURLY,  SNATD  =  STAND,  CIVONE  =  NOVICE,  TEPICO  =  POETIC   —   Giving us:  ULSTNOVPOE

Clue/Question:  People enjoy playing Jumble on a regular basis because it’s

English: Shortz logo

English: Shortz logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PUN TO SOLVE

(That it is!  Puns are fun.  And, so is unscrambling jumbled words!  None of the clue words are new today.  And, even though all of the jumbles did come up as new, I was able get them right away.  Even “poetic”.  The answer letter layout did a great job of making us work for the answer.  If you have a large enough version of today’s Jumble you can make out many things in Jeff’s cartoon.  There’s one cell of the now defunct “Cathy”.  Probably just to bug me!  One of a “Pearls Before Swine” that reads:  “This isn’t the Jumble!”.  And, a “Family Circus” featuring Billy asking about the first K in Knurek.  It’s not like knife, know or knot!  The Jumble itself is either a preview of things to come, or one that we saw a while ago.  Does anyone remember one about a stage performance of the Jumble, with Will Shortz in the audience?  It looks like there might even be an I ♥ Jumbles mug below the guy’s chin too!  Yeah.  Jeff went all out on this one, so you better all appreciate it!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/01/15

Alden Biesen Castle, moat

Alden Biesen Castle, moat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Ditch dirge digression.

GALDE  =  GLADE,  ZOMGI  =  GIZMO,  TISDEG  =  DIGEST,  KENVIO  =  INVOKE   —   Giving us:  GDGIIGTIN

Clue/Question:  He got a job building a moat, but he wasn’t – – –

English: Castle Kaceřov - moat Česky: Zámek Ka...

English: Castle Kaceřov – moat Česky: Zámek Kaceřov – hradní příkop Deutsch: Schloss Kaceřov – der Burggraben (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DIGGING IT

(Yeah.  But, we can dig it!  The Jumble, that is.  The clue words are all tried and true, but they seem to have come up with all new jumbles.  I didn’t think that any of them were difficult.  The answer letter layout was swell.  With all the Gs and Is, and the shovels, and “moving dirt”, it didn’t take much effort to figure out today’s answer.  But, the medieval, period cartoon was very entertaining!  Once upon a time “Dig it” was kind of my catch phrase.  It’s a great phrase.  My Dad always used to ask:  Ya dig?  He was the farthest thing from being a beatnik – as he was a Marine – but it was a popular part of the vernacular in the early ’60s.  Today is the 10 year anniversary of his passing.  Time flies!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 08/31/15

Slot machine.

Slot machine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Which action is more valuable to you?

ZEOON  =  OZONE,  TRIDY  =  DIRTY,  HECONS  =  CHOSEN,  CEDIET  =  DECEIT   —   Giving Us:  ODCNEI

Clue/Question:  He asked his wife if he could play craps, but she said – – –

Craps Layout

Craps Layout (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NO DICE

(Do NOT pass Go!  Do NOT collect $200.  Go straight up to the room with your wife, and take a chance on a different kind of . . . slot machine!  That’s my advice to the guy.  Much better odds for a winning night.  We have no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  “Dirty” is one of those clue words that spells out alphabetically . . . and sometimes describes yer uncle’s mind!  Good answer letter layout.  It’s tough to hide short answers though.  It looks like our buddy Jeff is full of craps!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/15

English: Lazy Sunday aftenoon Horse chilling o...

English: Lazy Sunday aftenoon Horse chilling out not in field, but on the side of the lane at the farm entrance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dig if you will this picture:  Slacker in his parent’s basement.

GIRUFE  =  FIGURE,  VAUNEE  =  AVENUE,  PTORMP  =  PROMPT,  NOYCOT  =  TYCOON,  TELLAH  =  LETHAL,  LAIVUS  =  VISUAL   —   Giving us:  FIGAEPMPYNLHISL

Clue/Question:  When it came to getting a job, their son wasn’t – – –

Slacker Cats

Slacker Cats (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  APPLYING HIMSELF

(A pun that takes the literal . . . and applies the figurative!  Or, vice versa.  Very nice, either way.  Uh, guess what, guys?  We have a new clue word today, in “visual”!  Can you believe it?  It’s been part of every Jumble Spoiler since sometime in 2008, but it’s never been used as a clue word, until today!  Will ralis95 pick up on this?  Depends on whether he reads the email this should generate.  Most of the jumbles were new, with the exception of “noycot”.  They’ve used that for “tycoon” before.  Wonderful answer letter layout.  It didn’t make the answer obvious for me.  At first, I was thinking the second word might be  PLAYING, but then FEPMHISL didn’t want to cooperate.  But, by removing the P, I was able to see . . . HIMSELF!  The now leftover P fit right in with PLAYING, to make for APPLYING.  Hey!  Whatever it takes.  Classic Knurek cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/15

ASL in family

ASL in family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Metacarpus manifestations.

GREEV  =  VERGE,  CATHH  =  HATCH,  CLENGA  =  GLANCE,  DARUSB  =  ABSURD   —   Giving us:  VEEHAHGANARD

Clue/Question:  She was struggling to learn sign language, so the instructor – – –

Sign language P

Sign language P (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GAVE HER A HAND

(Good thing there’s a signing chart on the wall of the classroom.  At first glance, I thought they were exchanging some kind urban handshake!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We have seen “greev” before.  The answer letter layout was pretty cool.  Nothing obvious, but the answer wasn’t very hard to figure out.  There’s been a few times in my life where I’ve known how to sign the alphabet.  But, like many things, if you don’t use it you kinda lose it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/15

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Bro...

English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Broadway Comedy Club NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dying . . . for a laugh.

MURYM  =  RUMMY,  RAHDO  =  HOARD,  SINGUE  =  GENIUS,  LAIHEN  =  INHALE   —   Giving us:  RMMHOGIUINH

Clue/Question:  The comedian wasn’t all that funny.  When a few people laughed, they were – – –

Comedian Jim Breuer (right).

Comedian Jim Breuer (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HUMORING HIM

(Hey!  What’s the punchline?  Just because he’s going with the hokey arrow-through-the-head gag doesn’t mean he can’t be funny!  Does this Jumble seem familiar to anyone else besides me?  Hmm.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  I can confirm we’ve seen “murym” before.  I liked the answer letter groupings!  Makes it just a little bit easier for me.  The answer letter layout was was another fine jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  Fun cartoon.  It has that comedy club feel.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/15

Visual Description:  Scott Walker . . . with all his supporters.

UDELE  =  ELUDE,  LEYID  =  YIELD,  SEEGRY  =  GEYSER,  NUBODA  =  ABOUND   —   Giving us:  ELDYIEGRAND

Clue/Question:  He told stories about the cow that had produced so much milk because she was – – –

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin

English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LEGENDDAIRY

(Very nice.  Semi-familiar though.  The answer, that is.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “leyid” before.  I thought that “yield” and “geyser” were fairly tough solves.  The answer letter layout was great too.  Nothing obvious, from my standpoint.  Fun cartoon.  I really think this guy could pass for the Governor of Wisconsin!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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