Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/18

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Visual Description:  1970s ABC scientific documentary?

NORGP  =  PRONG,  LIHEW  =  WHILE,  PPUTEP  =  PUPPET,  DISARH  =  RADISH   —   Giving us:  PNIETDH

Clue/Question:  The interview with undersea-explorer Jacques Cousteau was – – –

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Answer:  INDEPTH

(Sort of a young Sam Donaldson or Ted Koppel type interviewer.  I always enjoyed the Jacques Cousteau specials back then.  Very eye opening, and educational.

All of today’s clue words, and two of today’s jumbles are old favorites.  Only “pputep” and “disarh” are coming up as new.  It took me a few looks before I saw “puppet”!  I thought the jumble was that good.  The answer letter layout was a fine jumble as well.  But, the combination of the great cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question made the answer fairly obvious, to me.  Great likeness of the famous oceanographer.  And, cute scenes out the portholes of the submarine.

Very interest, fairly short, interview with Ted Koppel below.  If you’re a regular here, you’ll recognize a few of the things that yer uncle has ranted about over the years.  It’s not dated, but it seems very recent.  Enjoy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google.  Interview courtesy of National Geographic.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/explorer/videos/ted-koppel-interview/

 

Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/18

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Visual Description:  Optimism vs. rationalism.

TINAG  =  GIANT,  KREOB  =  BROKE,  KNIYNS  =  SKINNY,  POTTIE  =  TIPTOE   —   Giving us:  GITBOEINNTT

Clue/Question:  He said he was going to win the poker tournament, but his wife wasn’t – – –

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Answer:  BETTING ON IT

(This makes Kathy the better half, to Jeff’s bettor half!  I’m sure we’ve had a variation, or two . . . or three on this answer before.  But, that just makes it tried and true!  All of the jumbles came up as new today.  And, all the clue words are old favorites.  “Pottie” looks like a variant of potty, to me.  Sorta the British version . . . but no.  I guess “tiptoe” is a compound word that I don’t have any problem with, but they’re still kinda silly, in my book.  The answer letter layout wasn’t a big giveaway.  It was a good jumble too.  The cartoon’s dialog, and the clue/question set the whole thing up nicely.  I can’t make out Kathy’s sweatshirt, but Jeff is wearing his old reliable WILCO shirt under a hoodie.  The car key that he’s holding is a nice touch.  Oh, and cute pup!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/18

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Visual Description:  Old film impurities.

WINTE  =  TWINE,  GOYFG  =  FOGGY,  LOVIAJ  =  JOVIAL,  FLAREF  =  RAFFLE   —   Giving us:  NGYIAR

Clue/Question:  The farmer took a photo of his wheat field with an old camera, but the photo was – – –

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Answer:  GRAINY

(Ta da!  We have our first new clue word of 2018, with “raffle”!  Someone wake ralis95.  He’s got a little updating to do with his world famous clue word database!  I thought “jovial” might be new, because I can’t remember it being used before.  But, I suppose it could’ve been prior to March of 2008.  And, all of today’s jumbles also appear to be new.  The answer letter layout made for another great jumble.  The cartoon is a fine, granular and gritty Mid-West farm scene.  Great way to start the week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/14/18

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Visual Description:  Obscenely priced comfort food.

INCCIO  =  ICONIC,  ENCCIS  =  SCENIC,  NETDOE  =  DENOTE,  DSWERH  =  SHREWD,  TOMACS  =  MASCOT,  DAXPEN  =  EXPAND   —   Giving us:  ICSCNOESHESCOEPN

Clue/Question:  After running out of hotdogs, the food vendor had to make a – – –

Pre-Answer:   Two Words   (10-letters)  (6-letters)

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Answer:  CONCESSION SPEECH

(Great stinky pun!  I loved it.  All of today’s jumbles appear to be brand new.  I didn’t struggle with any of them, but I did mis-see a couple of them for a second or two.  At first I saw science, instead of “scenic”, and stomach, instead of “mascot”.  A nice, long 16-letter answer letter layout made for a beautifully cryptic jumble.  Nothing about it looked obvious to me.  It looks like it’s the Jumblers vs. the Scramblers basketball game!  I sure hope Jeff was exaggerating a little with the food prices, because if not I won’t be going to any ball games anytime soon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/13/18

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Visual Description:  Front and center.

CGOEK  =  GECKO,  LIDUF  =  FLUID,  STARHH  =  THRASH,  HANKES  =  SHAKEN   —   Giving us:  ECOFLDTHASSHAE

Clue/Question:  After becoming a teacher in Sleepy Hollow, the horseman was – – –

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Answer:  HEAD OF THE CLASS

(Very nice.  A bit of irony with the answer.  Made me remember a television show I hadn’t thought about in probably 25 years, or more, “Head of the Class”.  It starred one of my favorite television actors of the ’80s, Howard Hesseman, who had previously been on “WKRP in Cincinnati”, as “Dr.” Johnny Fever!  I was just a young man back then.  Very good times for me.

All familiar clue words today, with two new jumbles.  We’ve seen “liduf” and “starhh” before.  I thought that “cgoek” was a very challenging jumble!  Took me a few seconds before I saw “gecko”.  The answer letter layout was just okay today.  I was able to see CLASS, and of course OF stood right out.  Fun cartoon though.  It looks like Jeff put Kobe into the Jumble.  Intentional?  Hmm!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/18

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Visual Description:  Jeff’s opinion of jigsaw puzzles.

WETSE  =  SWEET,  VEOMI  =  MOVIE,  SPLUCT  =  SCULPT,  PRAROL  =  PARLOR   —   Giving us:  SEEMIESCTPAR

Clue/Question:  The jigsaw puzzles of the Mona Lisa, David and Venus de Milo were – – –

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Answer:  MASTERPIECES

(Now, that is a clever pun!  I really like it.  We stand at day 12, and still no new clue words!  Just sayin’, David!  But, all of the jumbles do appear to be new.  I didn’t find any of them very tough, but at least they seem to be new.  The answer letter layout was the best of the jumbles.  By itself, it was very nicely cryptic.  But, with the clue/question, the great cartoon, and it’s dialog, the answer was fairly obvious.  Despite being 12 letters long.  I don’t think Jeff thinks all that highly of jigsaw puzzles.  The ladies look kind of spinsterish.  At the very least grandmotherly.  And the guy looks like a slow witted slackard.  I just write it off as artistic license though.  I actually enjoy jigsaw puzzles.  They do take a lot of patience though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I realize that yesterday’s rant was probably a little too scattershot.  I could’ve – and probably should’ve – explained some of my gripes in a little more detail, but I type with two fingers, and it does take me longer than most to get these posts out.  One of our regular readers did reply, in detail, and I plan to address her issues in detail.  So, if you felt as she did, feel free to read my upcoming comment!      YUR

Images courtesy of Google.

Jumble Spoiler- 01/11/18

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Visual Description:  Jumping for joy!

KEPYR  =  PERKY,  OTAIP  =  PATIO,  MIFYAL  =  FAMILY,  UTPADE  =  UPDATE   —   Giving us:  PEPTOFILUD

Clue/Question:  When the gymnastics team won the competition, they – – –

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Answer:  FLIPPED OUT

(Ya know . . .  this could have – just as easily – applied to a men’s gymnastic team.  Are we seeing another form of blatant sexism in our male dominated society?  Should we shame Hoyt and Knurek for not acknowledging the abuses that so many girls have suffered at the hands of the USA Gymnastics team doctor?  Maybe we should look into any “raunchy talk” our guys may have used 30 years ago!  Stop the world!  Yer uncle really wants to get off!  Or, maybe I should say step off, because “get off” could be construed as something sexual.  We have so many double standards in our society, that it should make all our heads spin.  Obesity in America is the #1 health threat.  Ooh, but don’t you dare body-shame anybody!  Kids today totally lack discipline  Ooh, but don’t you dare spank them!  Advertisers sell us a slew of products with sex, while  music videos and other popular media show girls/women bending over, twerking and pelvic thrusting, all while scantily cladded.   Ooh, but don’t you dare say she looks good in that sweater!  Really?  Can we just get a hold of ourselves?  Let’s at least acknowledge the notion of cause and effect here, folks.  Living our lives, constantly worried about maybe possibly offending someone, with something that we say or do, is no way to live.  How about we all strive to develop thicker skins?  When my Filipina mother-in-law said:  Ooh, Nazi! when I told her half my heritage was German, I didn’t demand an apology from her.  I just laughed, and explained to her that the words/people were not synonymous.  Let’s stop looking for fault all the time.  Rick Warren said:  “The blame game is a waste of time. Any time you’re busy fixing blame, you’re wasting energy and not fixing the problem.”  Take a breath, people.

All new jumbles once again today!  I saw all the words immediately, though.  The answer letter layout was also a nifty jumble.  Not obvious.  The girl in the foreground of Jeff’s cartoon told the whole story!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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