Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 02/15/19

Visual Description:  Braking news!

HTISF  =  SHIFT,  TOPOH  =  PHOTO,  ACCSTU  =  CACTUS,  LEEUFY  =   EYEFUL   —   Giving us:  SHTHOTCACTEEU

Clue/Question:  When the anchorman was told there was a pursuit in progress, he – – –

Answer:  CUT TO THE CHASE

(Very good!  I think this partially how the expression came about, anyway.  So, it’s not really a stinky pun.  Just kind of an update to the original reason for the saying.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “leeufy” having definitely been used before.  It’s a great jumble though.  The answer letter layout was a great 13-letter jumble.  But the cartoon, and the clue/question, just set this one up so well, that I got it immediately.

Fine cartoon.  My cable provider does not carry Jumble TV.  does yours?  I’m off to watch “Green Book”.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/14/19

Visual Description:  Washington Square Arch meetups.

POMHO  =  OOMPH,  LEYID  =  YIELD,  YALVEL  =  VALLEY,  EEWIDV  =  VIEWED   —   Giving us:  OOYEVLYVED

Clue/Question:  The pigeons had been married for years but were still – – –

Answer:  LOVEYDOVEY

(Supposedly, pigeons mate for life.  But, it’s kinda up to the hen to resist the advances of the more dominant cocks.  Because the cockier cocks always want a little more.  Ain’t that always the way?!  But, by and large, they do mate for life.  I basically know squat about pigeons, but this is what I read.

We have a brand new clue word today, in “viewed”.  Our old pal, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database once again!  Its jumble “eewidv” gave me the most trouble.  I didn’t try all that hard to solve it, and backed into it.  The cartoon caught my eye.  The jumble “pomho” is new but we’ve seen both “leyid” and “yalvel” before.  The answer letter layout was a fine 10-letter jumble, but being Valentine’s Day the answer did kind of jump off the page.

Great cartoon of lovers under, and atop, the Washington Square Arch, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.  It’s one of the more iconic locations in NYC.  A great place for a rendezvous.  I hope that everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/13/19

Visual Description:  Tribune running a King Feature?

CIFNH  =  FINCH,  PEYMT  =  EMPTY,  LWWIOL  =  WILLOW,  EPCORP  =  COPPER   —   Giving us:  INETWWOR

Clue/Question:  He needed to get started on his new novel and would begin – – –

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Answer:  WRITE NOW

(What are you gonna do?  When are you gonna do it?  Combine the two and what do you get?  Today’s Jumble answer!  When I saw the cartoon, I thought that the answer might be a little more specific.  This didn’t have to be Stephen King.  But, it was.  Okie doke then.

All of today’s clue words are oldies but goodies.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “lwwiol” having definitely been used before.  The clue word “empty” spells out in alphabetical order.  The answer letter layout was a nice eight letter jumble.  I didn’t find anything obvious about it.

Fine likeness of Stephen King . . . the younger?  Ol’ Stephen is getting up there!  But, you’re only as old as you feel.  Right?  With his kinda dough, and a supportive wife and family, I’m sure he’s holding up alright.  I just checked, and it’s even a good likeness of his wife, Tabitha!  Nice job, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/12/19

Visual Description:  Phoenician powerboat.

MWASP  =  SWAMP,  GUYNO  =  YOUNG,  NUTIDC  =  INDUCT,  ARMCEA  =  CAMERA   —   Giving us:  SWYONIDARA

Clue/Question:  The new human-powered  Greek ship would be able to stay at sea for – – –

Answer:  DAYS IN A ROW

(Definitely stinky.  And, definitely not easy . . . for me, as my mind went directly to the word OARS!  But, when I considered the word DAY, or DAYS, I knew I was going to be short an A.  I also considered the word WAR, but it didn’t really fit the clue/question.  At least I didn’t have a stroke coming up with the word ROW.

All classic Jumble clue words today.  However, all of their jumbles appear to be new.  None of them tripped me up.  An epic answer letter layout!  It hid the answer from me very nicely.

A fun Mediterranean cartoon.  I suppose it could be an Aegean cartoon, but why quibble over such things.  It’s all seawater under the pier.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/10/19 (Oh, ralis95!)

Visual Description:  Appendages of the extremities?

CAMTIP  =  IMPACT,  TECDAH  =  DETACH,  NALFUT  =  FLAUNT,  DOYWSO  =  WOODSY,  NROYER  =  ORNERY,  SAWLEE  =  WEASEL   —   Giving us:  IATDHFNTOODONEWA

Clue/Question:  The store only sold gloves, mittens and shoes, and customers were – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (6-letters)  (2-letters)  (4-letters)  AND  (4-letters)

Answer:  WAITED ON HAND AND FOOT

(A gripping and form-fitting pun!  Ball step, heel toe?  With these mittens on, I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Except that today’s Jumble was quite comfortable.

We appear to have a new clue word today, in “woodsy”.  If so, our good friend ralis95 can add it to his world famous clue word database.  The other five clue words were familiar old friends.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, with only “sawlee” having definitely been used before.  None of them gave me too much trouble.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic, 16-letter jumble.  I found nothing obvious about it.

The cartoon has lots to like about it.  Attentive sales people, serving happy customers their quality products.  It’s kind of funny how our friend Damidwesterener picked up on Will Shortz’s name from yesterday’s Jumble.  It appears that the man helping the woman with the boots is Will Shortz, of New York Times crossword fame!  I think Jeff likes to insert him into a Jumble cartoon, on an annual basis.  It just adds to the fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/09/19

Visual Description:  The bane of most of our lives.

CANKK  =  KNACK,  BPMUL  =  PLUMB,  GAHYSG  =  SHAGGY,  PESTMU  =  SEPTUM   —   Giving us:  NAUHGSP

Clue/Question:  The telemarketer with emotional issues had a lot of – – –

Answer:  HANGUPS

(What’s worse?  Being robo-called, or getting a long-winded automated phone system when you make a call?  They’re both about as dehumanizing and maddening as you can get.  I bet that Alexander Graham Bell is spinning in his grave!  At least you can hang up on the robo-caller.  Or better yet, not answer them at all, when you’re fairly certain that’s what they are.  Why can’t more companies hire – and retain – live customer service reps?  Because it’s so much cheaper to have these automated systems, that – eventually . . . if you’re lucky – connect you with an outsourced service rep, in India or the Philippines.  Or maybe some housebound recluse in Paducah.  With all that money they’re saving some corporate fat-cat is building a second, or third, summer house by the lake or shore.  America!  What a country!

Hey, guess what, jumbleheads?  Yes, Hoyt has given us yet another new clue word.  Until today, we have never seen “septum” used as a Jumble clue word.  Maybe ralis95 will enter this into his world famous clue word database.  Maybe he won’t feel like it.  Life’s a crap shoot, folks.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, with “cankk” having been used before.  The answer letter layout was a very modest seven letters.  Nothing obvious about it though.

Dandy cubicle cartoon.  I don’t think people are meant to work this way.  At least not for a prolonged period of time.  It looks more suited to rodents, to me.  I bet their “system” makes all the calls for them.  Sheesh.  Ironically, the best call I’ve had recently was when I called my healthcare insurer.  It took me a little time to get to him, but eventually Randy and I had a very pleasant, and constructive conversation.  So, I guess there are some good ones out there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/08/19

Visual Description:  Improving the ride.

PITNE  =  INEPT,  BANCI  =  CABIN,  RHATOX  =  THORAX,  GEAHIO  =  HOAGIE   —   Giving us:  INTCANTORAGI

Clue/Question:  After inflatable tires were introduced, it didn’t take long for them to – – –

Answer:  GAIN TRACTION

(From looking at today’s stats, so far, I’m guessing I’m alone in thinking that today’s final answer was a toughie!  I got a little hung up on the second word.  There were the right letters for ROTATING, but that left me with CANI.  Then I thought the second word might be ROTATION, but I was short an O.  But still, I brought down the G, by changing the C to a G, and from GANI I saw GAIN.  Finally, from INTCATOR I got TRACTION.  Whew!

I do believe we have a new clue word today, in “hoagie”.  It’s similar to goalie, in that it’s a six letter word with the same four vowels.  Jumbles like this always throw me.  Anyway, ralis95 can add “hoagie” to his world famous clue word database.  We’ve seen the jumble “pitne” before, but the other three are new.  The answer letter layout was diabolical, in my estimation.  It kept me spinning my tires, for a few minutes.

Great old-timey cartoon.  Not sure if this is the 19 teens, or 19 twenties.  Maybe earlier?  But, the old cars look like classic stink bombs!  Great way to end up the work week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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