Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/15

English: Philippe Kahn creating camera-phone J...

English: Philippe Kahn creating camera-phone Jeopardy Question (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Taxation double jeopardy.

PEORA  =  OPERA,  UCETA  =  ACUTE,  FRADYT  =  DRAFTY,  ASOSEN  =  SEASON   —   Giving us:  OACEFSE

Clue/Question:  When the town started charging to use the park, it was a – – -

! mark in contradiction used for amboxes

! mark in contradiction used for amboxes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: FEE-ASCO

(A good stinky pun!  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles were new.  Only the one for “drafty” has definitely been used before.  Nicely cryptic answer letter layout.  And, a very active cartoon.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/30/15

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kelsey Grammer returned for the second time in...

Kelsey Grammer returned for the second time in the series to play Sideshow Bob in “Black Widower”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Every other episode of Frasier.

OGRIR  =  RIGOR,  KIPMS  =  SKIMP,  DRIBYH  =  HYBRID,  CUBENO  =  BOUNCE   —   Giving us:  RSKHIN

Clue/Question:  The Psychiatrist began to worry about his business after it started to – – -

English: Swiss psychiatrist Adolf Meyer Българ...

English: Swiss psychiatrist Adolf Meyer Български: Портрет на Адолф Майре (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHRINK

(No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  Only the one for “bounce” has definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was good, for six letters.  The cartoon was awesome!  Great likenesses of David Hyde Pierce and Kelsey Grammer, from back in the Frasier heyday!  That was one of my favorite series.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 3/29/15

One of the many coffee shops in Amsterdam

One of the many coffee shops in Amsterdam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Amoré Internet Cafe.

BOLLAG  =  GLOBAL,  ICTENE  =  ENTICE,  DANTTE  =  ATTEND,  URESFE  =  REFUSE,  NIVOSI  =  VISION,  HIRTEE  =  EITHER   —   Giving us:  LAEIETTFSVSOITR

Clue/Question:  She signed up for the online dating service in the hope of – – -

Chennai is famous for its filter coffee, and m...

Chennai is famous for its filter coffee, and many shops like this grind fresh coffee powder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOVE AT FIRST “SITE”

(The way the clue/question was worded made me think the first word should end in “ing”, but it was only four letters!  Then I thought that the last word was either going to be LOVE or LIFE.  Trying LOVE . . . first at least helped me remove enough letters for me to see FIRST.  The remaining AETSIT  gave me AT and SITE.  Then I was able to get the order right!  This shows you the value of a good answer letter layout.  Hoyt nailed it . . . again!  There were no new clue words today, but all the jumbles, with the exception of the one for “attend”, were new.  Fine cartoon, too.  I couldn’t make out the full name of the __‘s Bean Nice Cafe.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/15

English: Can ewe see us??? Considering the wea...

English: Can ewe see us??? Considering the weather conditions, you have to be concerned for their ability to survive up there. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The classic: Oh crap! moment.

RIHWL  =  WHIRL,  CUEND  =  DUNCE,  GLOREN  =  LONGER,  TRAMWH  =  WARMTH   —   Giving us:  WILDNELONWTH

Clue/Question:  Climbing the mountain was going fine until the weather – – -

English: Jumble of rocks Approaching the summi...

English: Jumble of rocks Approaching the summit of the narrow pass called Glac nan Gamhna into Glen Beasdale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WENT DOWNHILL

(Very good pun!  Free climbing a mountain, or escarpment, is difficult enough under optimal weather conditions.  Mix in rain, or snow, and you’re in a doubly difficult time.  Which is one of the reasons why yer ol’ uncle is a chicken crap couch potato!  Oh, I don’t mind a nice hike up a Class B trail, but dealing with hand/footholds is much more than I want to deal with.  I prefer my entire feet on the ground, and my hands free to do more important things, like scratch my butt, or pick my nose.  But, not in that order!

Hey, we had two new clue words today!  Yeah, both “longer” and “warmth” are soon to be new additions to the ralis95 clue word database.  So clearly those jumbles are new, but also the jumble for “whirl” is new.  Only the one for “dunce” has definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a jumble masterpiece.  It gave nothing away.  And, the cartoon was pretty special.  Great perspective, in displaying the perils of climbing.  I thought this was a great all-around Jumble.  What did you guys think?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/27/15

English: Kinderdijk windmills, Netherlands. Fr...

English: Kinderdijk windmills, Netherlands. Français : Moulins à vents de Kinderdijk (Hollande). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tilting toward windmills.

SIRVU  =  VIRUS,  NAXEN  =  ANNEX,  TACLET  =  CATTLE,  HAVSLI  =  LAVISH   —   Giving us:  VRUANETTLLAI

Clue/Question:  The new wind farm was producing this type of energy.

English: At 60 metres up from the ground the c...

English: At 60 metres up from the ground the crane lifts the huge 12 ton gearbox and disk brake assembly in to position. The engineer stood in the nacelle is in contact by radio with the crane operator below (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:   ALL-TURN-ATIVE

Newly constructed windmills D4 (nearest) to D1...

Newly constructed windmills D4 (nearest) to D1 on the Thornton Bank, 28 km off shore, on the Belgian part of the North Sea. The windmills are 157 m (+TAW) high, 184 m above the sea bottom. Vane length : 61.5 m Rotor diameter: 126 m Rotor area: 12.469 m 2 Blades: manufactured by (see here) Turbines: 5 MW manufactured by . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A great forward thinking pun!  I just read about a new kind of wind turbine that is safer for birds.  A real win-win.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles seem to be new.  Friendly letter groupings in the clue words!  Makes it a little easier for yer ol’ uncle.  The answer letter layout is fan-tastic!  I thought it was very nicely cryptic.  Love the cartoon.  Very environmentally conscious.  Renewables are the way to go!  Be well . . . be green, and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/26/15

English: Home improvements - Bank Road Tylers ...

English: Home improvements – Bank Road Tylers Green. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The home improvement project.

DULEE  =  ELUDE,  PENTI  =  INEPT,  VORMEE  =  REMOVE,  BRUDSA  =  ABSURD   —   Giving us:  DEIERSD

Clue/Question:  A new aluminum exterior was being installed where they – – -

English: Punta Gorda, FL, August 16, 2004 -- P...

English: Punta Gorda, FL, August 16, 2004 — Pieces of aluminum siding from this home was wrapped around a nearby tree by Hurricane Charley. FEMA Photo/Mark Wolfe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  RESIDED

(Ahh.  A pronunciation pun!  Not bad.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles were new.  Very good answer letter layout  and a fine cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/25/15

Close-up detail of Song Dynasty Chinese painte...

Close-up detail of Song Dynasty Chinese painter Ma Yuan’s Angler on a Wintry Lake, featuring the oldest known depiction of a fishing reel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Landing the whopper!

GREWA  =  WAGER,  NALTS  =  SLANT,  SHCENT  =  STENCH,  NUMMIE  =  IMMUNE   —   Giving us:  GERLNSTEINE

Clue/Question:  While trying to get the huge fish into the boat, the fisherman was – – -

Fishing reel

Fishing reel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SENT REELING

(A fine pun, indeed.  The catch of the day!  Hopefully for this guy, he was successful, and this didn’t end up as . . . just another fish story.  Then it could be construed as another kind of whopper.  None of the clue words were new today, but three of the jumbles were.  I could only confirm that we’ve seen the one for “immune” before.  I think this is one of Hoyt’s best answer letter layouts in a while.  I don’t think it gave away a thing.  It actually kinda made me think of Frankenstein’s daughter!  Not that there was such a thing, but I guess it’s conceivable.  He did take a bride, right???  And, Knurek’s cartoon was very entertaining.  In a little touch of irony, when I came into work this morning, my buddy John tells me about this bamboo fishing reel from the 1950s that he just bought on eBay!  And, I just happen to be wearing this funky, fly-fishing shirt today.  And yes, I did pick it out before cracking open today’s newspaper.  So, there must be some kinda fishy mojo in the air today.  That’s enough.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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