Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 08/03/15

Stacked and chopped oak wood.

Stacked and chopped oak wood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  And he’s “been working like a dog.”

PALAH  =  ALPHA,  KILYS  =  SILKY,  LEAGIO  =  GOALIE,  ERREEV  =  REVERE   —   Giving us:  ALPSILKGOLEEE

Clue/Question:  After chopping firewood all day, he was going to – – –

One to do the work ... (African American men c...

One to do the work … (African American men chopping wood at the side of the road.), by Rufus Morgan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SLEEP LIKE A LOG

Taos County, New Mexico. Chopping wood is a da...

Taos County, New Mexico. Chopping wood is a daily chore. Louis Lopez, Picaris Indian working for P . . . – NARA – 521911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A good pun!  Not too stinky.  Based on the ever popular idiom.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  Only “palah” has definitely been used before.  Nice long answer letter layout.  Fairly cryptic.  Great cartoon.  Lots of detail.  And, I like the setting sun on the horizon.  The English language is loaded with silly, semi-logical, but quirky idioms.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/02/15

Denny's Taking Back Bacon Burger Fries, a dish...

Denny’s Taking Back Bacon Burger Fries, a dish created by the band Taking Back Sunday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The dream to be lean and mean.

HNRUCC  =  CRUNCH,  WHORTG  =  GROWTH,  TINKET  =  KITTEN,  DYHRIB  =  HYBRID,  QIEYUT  =  EQUITY,  TARTOH  =  THROAT   —  Giving us:  CRHGOHKNHIUITTHT

Clue/Question:  Her husband struggled with his diet for years.  She loved him – – –

English: Bacon

English: Bacon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  THROUGH THICK AND THIN

(Meh.  No new clue words, and I didn’t struggle with a single jumble.  Nothing wrong with the answer letter layout, except that it was so heavy with Ts and Hs that it was nearly impossible to hide what became a fairly obvious answer.  The cartoon does a fine job of setting up the gag.  Our hero is thin in the photos on the wall above his medal and trophy, but considerably thicker in the flesh.  Did most of you find today’s Jumble as easy as I did?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’m not blaming bacon for our collective obesity.  I think the bigger problem is cheese.  Sources vary, but on average, Americans consume between 23 and 31 pounds of cheese each year, which is triple the amount consumed in the 1970s.  Many European countries have always consumed more cheese than Americans, but they aren’t consuming it with french fries, hamburgers, and other high fat content fried foods, like we do.  Most fast food restaurants don’t even offer a regular hamburger these days, and if they do it’s only their smallest burger available.  You can order the larger burger sandwiches, and ask for No Cheese, please.  But, guess what?  You pay the same price!  They used to offer a regular hamburger for one price, and then the cheeseburger for like 10¢ more.  Sure, they probably price more than 10¢ into their burger sandwiches now, and that is part of the problem.  The cheese-less burger is only available, for those who are fat and calorie conscious, or lactose intolerant, but you still are paying for the cheese you are trying to avoid!  It’s a racket and a ripoff!  The same thing applies to most of their breakfast sandwiches.  The fast food companies are getting fatter . . . by making all of us fatter.  There should be a consumer advocacy group out there looking into/fighting this.  I like cheese as much as the next guy, but why should you or I pay more for wanting and getting less?      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/01/15

English: Rural Electrification Administration:...

English: Rural Electrification Administration: Woman turning the nozzle on hose to washing machine with wringer. (53227(1658), 27-0756a.gif) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Harried and torn.

VOSHE  =  SHOVE,  FISWT  =  SWIFT,  HILGYH  =  HIGHLY,  WAHYON  =  ANYHOW   —   Giving us:  SHSWIHYAYW

Clue/Question:  She just couldn’t decide if she was going to do the laundry, she was being – – –

Old washing machine in Bunratty, Ireland

Old washing machine in Bunratty, Ireland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WISHY-WASHY

(Ah, the struggle between obligation and desire!  It’s the age old problem.  I can tell you – from secondhand experience – that going the responsible route . . . can save your life.  My good friend, Dan, went into work on a Tuesday morning and suddenly remembered that he was supposed to attend a meeting at their uptown office.  It was starting to get late for leaving, and he had half a mind to just blow it off.  It wasn’t the most important meeting, and he could always blame his absence on subway delays, or something.  But then, his conscience kicked in, and he decided to do the responsible thing and go.  It’s a good thing that he did, and left when he did – at about 20 to 9:00.  That Tuesday was . . . 9/11/2001, and his office was in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  It was hit at 8:46 AM.  He lost so much, in terms of friends and co-workers, we both did that day, but he had his life . . . and his wife and kids still had a husband and father.  So, always give a second and third thought to your obligations, folks.  There’ll be other “nice days”.

Hey, we seem to have another new clue word today, in “highly”  It kinda feels familiar to me, but I couldn’t find it in the ralis95 clue word database.  All the jumbles also came up as new, but none were too difficult for me.  The answer letter layout really couldn’t do much to hide today’s answer, especially with the great cartoon of laundry day.  Lots of detail.  The doggie looking out the window, showing the nice sunny day, and people enjoying being outdoors.  Very nice.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/31/15

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto: Taso de kafo. Français : Photo d’une tasse de caffé Español: Taza de café (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The coffee run.

CPRIH  =  CHIRP,  BULAM  =  ALBUM,  CUPANK  =  UNPACK,  PUEGAL  =  PLAGUE   —   Giving us:  CIPMUKPE

Clue/Question:  She had her friend drive her to the coffee shop because she needed a – – –

Coffee Cup

Coffee Cup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PICKMEUP

(Pretty stinky pun.  But, not too difficult.  We did have a new clue word today, in “plague”.  ralis95 can add another word to his world famous database.  All the jumbles except for “cupank” seem to be new.  Great answer letter layout.  Very cryptic.  All of Jeff’s cars seem to have a *classic* look about them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Easier) Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/15

English: Kitten

English: Kitten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sittin’ pretty, with kitty!

WOLFN  =  FLOWN,  NALTS  =  SLANT,  KREBAM  =  EMBARK,  GOCCAN  =  COGNAC   —   Giving us:  OWSTEMCA

Clue/Question:  The family loved their new kitten.  Everyone thought she was the – – –

An adorably curious kittyyay its adorable, i l...

An adorably curious kittyyay its adorable, i love it, its called tricky nathen maister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CAT’S MEOW

(Olde-timey stinky pun!  23 skiddoo!  Wow!  Yesterday’s Jumble sure drew a lot of hits!  Today, in a strange bit of coincidence, considering my remarks to Iris, we actually have TWO new clue words.  Both “flown” and “cognac” are new and will need to be added to the ralis95 clue word database.  I love cognac!  B and B and cognac are my two favorite after dinner drinks.  But, too much makes my gout act up.  I guess it’s a good thing that I’m on a beer budget!  And, mainly domestic at that.  The only jumble that wasn’t new was “nalts”.  We’ve seen that before.  The answer letter layout was actually very nicely cryptic.  It made for another great jumble.  Some of you younger whippersnappers might not be familiar with the phrase.  Gramps, in the cartoon, has probably said it many a time.  Cute family scene.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/15

A pair of scissors.

A pair of scissors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Our guys . . . on LSD.

SILOP  =  SPOIL,  CETJE  =  EJECT,  COSILA  =  SOCIAL,  RONYER  =  ORNERY   —   Giving us:  PETSIARER

Clue/Question:  The forest of scissors had – – –

English: A pair of large, Fiskars-brand scissors.

English: A pair of large, Fiskars-brand scissors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PAIR TREES

(Initially, a head scratcher.  But then . . . a major groaner!  “The Forest of Lost Scissors?”  Wow.  THAT is out there.  Did you know that in the New York City area there are a lot of people who will say/ask:  Do you/Can I have “a scissor”?  Not a pair of scissors, but “a scissor”.  It was one of the many little mind blowing aspects of getting used to the area.  None of the clue words were new today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, again.  I had some trouble solving “spoil” and “social”, but not to the point where I had to back into either of them.  The answer letter layout was masterful, again.  For a while, I didn’t know where the guys were going with this one!  I’m betting that there were a fair amount of you guys in the same boat as me.  Bizarre, but fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Iris asked:  What do you mean when you write that there are no new clue words? I don’t understand, what clue words. Do you mean words in the drawing/puzzle or the riddle? Is that what you call the clue words? Thanks

Answer:  The four un-jumbled words (six on Sunday), with the circle boxes, to the left of the cartoon.  I compare them to the copy of a clue word database compiled by a gentleman who goes by “ralis95″.  If they’re already on the list then they’re not new.  “New” clue words are a fair rarity, but we see them from time to time.  I could not “confirm” your comment, as there was something hinky about how your IP/email address came over.  I need to protect the integrity of the blog!  LOL!     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/15

The 33 convicted members of the Duquesne spy r...

The 33 convicted members of the Duquesne spy ring (FBI print). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sin-twin spooks.

GALEE  =  EAGLE,  KUAQE  =  QUAKE,  DIBSEE  =  BESIDE,  FOITNY  =  NOTIFY   —   Giving us:  GLEUAEBSDNOT

Clue/Question:  The twins who worked for the spy agency were – – –

English: Silhouette of a spy with a stolen doc...

English: Silhouette of a spy with a stolen document (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DOUBLE AGENTS

(I guess you could say this is one of those literal/figurative puns!  Right?  I ripped right through the clue words.  None were new, but all the jumbles came up as new again.  A couple of handy letter groupings . . . for me.  The answer letter layout was masterful again.  It didn’t give anything away.  But, any time they use twins, you can usually count on one of the answer words to be “double”.  Fun cartoon.  The local sheriff, or state-boy, appears to be of the western variety.  Sometimes it’s the locals who are corrupt, and other times it’s the Feds.  This time it looks like we should be siding with the locals.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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