Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

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

Jumble Spoiler – 03/24/15

English: Logo of Yammer

English: Logo of Yammer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The dedicated mechanic.

DEAHA  =  AHEAD,  CEXTA  =  EXACT,  SHAMFI  =  FAMISH,  MARYEM  =  YAMMER   —   Giving us:  DXTFIAE

Clue/Question:  When it came to repairing his car, he was – – – 

An auto mechanic works on a rally car at the 2...

An auto mechanic works on a rally car at the 2003 Ojibwe Rally in Bemidji, MN. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FIXATED

(Now, this is a good ol’ stinky pun!  Nothing fancy, but it was fun.  We did have one new clue word today – again – in “yammer”.  I think that ralis95 will enjoy adding this to his clue word database.  All of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was cryptic enough to make getting the answer a bit of a challenge.  And, the cartoon was fun, because the characters have a little more character, and there’s a car in it with the hood up!  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/15

This blueprint of what La Belle would have loo...

This blueprint of what La Belle would have looked like was created in the 20th century, after excavation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Going over the blueprints.

KNIDY  =  DINKY,  LEGIA  =  AGILE,  CRONEE  =  ENCORE,  TUVEDO  =  DEVOUT   —   Giving us:  DIAINODT

Clue/Question:  The Math teacher hired an architect because she wanted a new – - - 

Blueprints at Addison Circle - Panel

Blueprints at Addison Circle – Panel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ADDITION

Blueprint

Blueprint (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I really like the answer letter layout on this one.  It didn’t slow me up from solving the Jumble, but I still thought it was a nice jumble in its own right.  We have a new clue word today, in “devout”.  ralis95 has yet another one for his world famous clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are new, with only the one for “encore” having definitely been used before.  The cartoon was pretty standard stuff.  No flashy characters, or interesting scenery.  Just two people in a room, with blueprints on a table.  That’s about it, folks.  Be well and do good.)   —  YUR

Diana’s Preview Jumble Spoiler – 03/22/15

Little League World Series Game in Howard J. L...

Little League World Series Game in Howard J. Lamade Stadium during the 2007 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Check that kid’s birth certificate!

GANEMA  =  MANAGE,  OLFATA  =  AFLOAT,  CRENTH  =  TRENCH,  HELAIN  =  INHALE,  CLABOT  =  COBALT,  RUFINA  =  UNFAIR   —   Giving us:  AGEFTTHHOBTFIR

Clue/Question:  When Little League Baseball was created in 1939, it was popular with players and fans – – -

Little League baseball on a Saturday afternoon...

Little League baseball on a Saturday afternoon, 30 May 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  RIGHT OFF THE BAT

(Even with the advance warning, it took me a few minutes to get this answer.  I thought the first word might be AFTER, but when I saw how few vowels there were I changed my mind and was able to come up with RIGHT.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was a masterpiece!  It did a great job of making me think.  The cartoon looks a little mixed up.  The hairstyles of the men at the bottom don’t look right for the time period, and the “kid” who just smacked the ball looks like he’s 15 or 16.  But, that’s just yer uncle nitpicking.  I wonder how many other newspaper’s switched the questions and the cartoons.  That was a first, from what I could see.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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