Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/29/20

Common Raven Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Visual Description:   Theivin’ black birds!

SCAAUB  =  ABACUS,  DSUNDE  =  SUDDEN,  YMMHAE  =  MAYHEM,  CIDNIT  =  INDICT,  BKRREO  =  BROKER,  VTRENA  =  TAVERN   —   Giving us:  AASEAMNDTKRVR

Clue/Question:  When the large, crow-like birds took the eggs, the farmer was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  “(5-letters)”  (3-letters)

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Answer:  STARK RAVEN MAD

(Pun-derful!  Rings fresh.  I was amused.

No new clue words today.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “scaaub” before.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  Marvelously cryptic.  The quotation marks in the final answer slots were a big clue.

Cute cartoon of the irate farmer, in his barnyard, with his victimized chickens, screaming at the pilfering passeriformes.  His hens look plenty peeved too.  Crows and ravens are sneaky smart!  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/28/20

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - The City of Shadows

Visual Description:  Some Asian ambience.

LUFAT  =  FAULT,  FYOLT  =  LOFTY,  SSLUYT  =  STYLUS,  UMIENM  =  IMMUNE   —   Giving us:  FATLTSYLUE

Clue/Question:  They thoroughly enjoyed the flavors of their food in a restaurant that was decorated – – –

Khigh Dhiegh

Answer:  TASTEFULLY

(Overall, I’m getting a Japanese vibe, from both the restaurant’s decor, and the food on our couple’s table.  But, of course I can’t be certain.  I think the Japanese are more concerned with presentation than a lot of restaurants.  Plating is very important.

All of today’s clue words are like reliable comfort food.  Nothing new.  Nothing fancy.  Although, you could say “lofty” is pretty fancy.  And, “stylus” sounds like it could be fancy . . . if it wasn’t more functional.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “lufat” having definitely been used before.  “Lufat” has a Chinese sound to it.  Sorta like Wo Fat, from “Hawaii Five-O”!  Watch out, Steve!  The answer letter layout was a tasty ten letter jumble.  It masked the final answer very well.  I had to start from the assumption of the answer ending in LY.  From there I was able to refine TASTEFUL.

Great restaurant scene cartoon.  With our primary couple, the gentleman does not seem to have a beverage.  Strange.  Jeff has been giving us a real international flair, lately.  We need to celebrate diversity.  Celebrate light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.  We’ll get to make that official, come Wednesday, January 20th.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  😉

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/27/20

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Visual Description:  Butchering the bugle.

MEEEC  =  EMCEE,  COTTE  =  OCTET,  LCASLU  =  CALLUS,  NROOBC  =  BRONCO   —   Giving us:  MEEETLSBRO

Clue/Question:  The young musician couldn’t get the high notes just right and found them – – –

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Answer:  TREBLESOME

(Wonderful pun!  Both clever and challenging.  It has a fresh ring to it.  But, then again, we could’ve had it last year, or even last month, and it probably would seem new to me.  I’ve been doing this way too long, folks!

Three trusty, legitimate clue words today.  And, we also have that bastard of a word, “emcee”!  Words like “emcee” and “deejay”, and “veejay”, are just the phoneticized version of initials of two words that make up a job description.  They’re like the middle ground between the formal two full words, and the casual laziness of just the initials.  I’m far from being an English purist, but words like this just seem . . . unseemly, to me.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “meeec” and “cotte” before.  I thought that “lcaslu” was a fairly challenging jumble.  The answer letter layout was a nifty ten letter jumble.  I thought it did a fine job of disguising the final answer.  I got SOME first, and from the EETLBR I was able to see the sonic play on TROUBLE.

Cute cartoon of the young bugle/trumpet/horn blower, and his very supportive parents.  It looks like the sibling is the only honest one in the picture.  LOL!  Well, every musician has to start somewhere.  Most are not prodigies.  The only way they get better is through practice.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Thanksgiving Jumble Spoiler – 11/26/20

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Visual Description:  Somebodies close to Jeff Knurek.

TELFE  =  FLEET,  NLUPK  =  PLUNK,  LEWBOL  =  BELLOW,  WAREYL  =  LAWYER   —   Giving us:  FLEUNKLLWLWE

Clue/Question:  When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, he tended to eat a lot, which he – – –

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Answer:  KNEW FULL WELL

(Indeed!  No stinky puns on Thanksgiving day.  Everything smells like turkey, and mashed potatoes, and gravy, and green bean casserole, and candied sweet potatoes, and stuffed mushrooms, and jellied cranberry sauce, and stuffing . . . and stuffing . . . and stuffing!  Guess what part of the meal I like most!

All of today’s clue words were traditional designations.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “lewbol”  before.  And, probably like before, it was the only one to give me trouble.  I started to write BOWEL but ended up with an extra L.  And, of course, those letters can also spell BELOW and ELBOW.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  From the cartoon, and its dialog, I knew that FULL was in it.  But, the phrase came to me fairly quickly.

Great cartoon of a relatively small family.  Maybe Jeff’s brother’s family?  Definitely someone that Jeff knows.  Whenever the characters don’t look generic you know that Jeff has someone in mind.  Whoever it is, I like his black lab!  Be well and do good, friends.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/25/20

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Visual Description:  Plotting a course.

BROOT  =  ROBOT,  LIEDY  =  YIELD,  PNRSIG  =  SPRING,  KWAANE  =  AWAKEN   —   Giving us:  OOTYISPNAW

Clue/Question:  Before they chose a route to travel, they looked at the map to – – –

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Answer:  WAY THEIR OPTIONS

(A stinky pun, to be sure.  Looks like our guys decided to take the shorter weigh today!  Some of you die-hards might be able to cite another time that they used this gag, but it seems fresh to me.

All of today’s clue words are tried and true.  The only jumble that’s a rerun is “broot”.  The other three came up as new.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  It actually had me guessing for a minute or two.  But, I eventually saw my way to it.

Fine cartoon of some serious bike riders.  I see they’ve got those lycra/spandex bike pants.  I’m much more of a casual bike rider.  Just jeans, or cargo shorts, for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/24/20

Architect-Contractor Relationship: What Contractors Wish Architects Knew

Visual Description:  Building a professional relationship.

GREVE  =  VERGE,  THACC  =  CATCH,  ESSUTN  =  SUNSET,  DNORIO  =  INDOOR   —   Giving us:  VERCTCSUTINO

Clue/Question:  The conversation between the architect and the general contractor was – – –

Should you hire an architect or contractor first? Or both at the same time?

Answer:  CONSTRUCTIVE

(What a well-built pun!  Utilizing finely engineered conversation, and a smartly laid out cartoon, on a sound foundation of a clue/question.  A fine example of form following function!

Guess what, guys?  Hoyt has snuck in another new clue word today, in “sunset”.  Looks like our pal ralis95 will have to update his world famous clue word database once again.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, while we’ve seen both “greve” and “thacc” sometime before.  The only one to give me pause – as usual – was the compound word.  The answer letter layout was another terrific twelve letter jumble.  But, the clue/question led me to a very quick conclusion.

Fine cartoon of the contractor and the architect.  I liked both the blueprints and the architect’s model.  Good job, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/23/20

Where Is Chuck Norris Now? 2020 Update

Visual Description:  Another class wise guy!

NUSTT  =  STUNT,  NABDR  =  BRAND,  LIGGGE  =  GIGGLE,  BTORHE  =  BOTHER   —   Giving us:  STURNDILEBHE

Clue/Question:  When it comes to Karate, Chuck Norris has numerous accomplishments – – –

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Answer:  UNDER HIS BELT

(Okay.  YOU tell Chuck Norris that this is a stinky pun, because I’m not going to risk it.  He might be 80 years old, but I’m fairly certain he could still kick my ass.  He made a butt-load of action films over the years, and he also had the long running “Walker, Texas Ranger” television series.  Definitely no Oscars, or Emmys, but I’m pretty sure he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

All of today’s clue words are already long standing members of the ralis95 clue word database.  Yet, all of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was another terrific twelve letter jumble.  I was a little slow getting the final answer, but I knew it was something HIS BELT.  The URNDE looked strange to me for a few seconds, then I said DOH!

Great Karate dojo cartoon.  Very good likeness of Chuck Norris.  The cartoon put me in mind of the QuickBooks commercials, that are currently running, with Martin Kove, from “The Karate Kid”.  They’re not super funny, but they do have a few clever takeoffs on some well known lines from the movie.  I remember Martin from “Cagney and Lacy”, in the ’80s!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/22/20

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Visual Description:  . . . and to hold?

SIVLAH  =  LAVISH,  PURRYS  =  SYRUPY,  BAGLER  =  GARBLE,  HNYITL  =  THINLY,  VITEDR  =  DIVERT,  KORMES  =  SMOKER   —   Giving us:  VHUYARETHLIETOE

Clue/Question:  After showing her students how to divide by two, she said – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (5-letters)  (3-letters)  “(5-letters)”  (2-letters)

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Answer:  THERE YOU HALVE IT

(Wow!  A pretty impressive pun!  I like the homonym puns.  The answer also reminds me of the old TV show “McCloud”, starring Dennis Weaver.  His favorite catchphrase was “There you go!”  I’m a sucker for fish outta water stories.

We actually have a new clue word today, in “thinly”.  I’ve already notified ralis95, and he said he will add it to his database.  Four of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “bagler” and “kormes” before.  I thought “puyyrs” and “bagler” were fairly challenging.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  I was able to directly to HALVE, and then the rest just fell into place.

Cute elementary school cartoon.  Half an apple, half a sandwich, and half a banana.  I like the kid asking to share the teacher’s lunch!  Lots of fun, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/21/20

Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World: DK, Macaulay, David:  9781465491466: Amazon.com: Books

Visual Description:  Really big shenanigans!

TRUSM  =  STRUM,  LUYGL  =  GULLY,  TINKET  =  KITTEN,  NWIONM  =  MINNOW   —   Giving us:  STUGULKITMIN

Clue/Question:  When the mammoths worked on several experiments at once, they were – – –

Macaulay in November 2012

Answer:  MULTITUSKING

(I love it!  Sure, it’s a stinky pun.  But, I think it’s very fresh, and very clever!  I’m not even sure if “Mammoth Science” is a comic strip, or merely a very amusing and educational book.  But, I’d love it if my newspaper ran it.

All of today’s clue words are already on the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  However, three of the jumbles are coming up as new, with only “tinket” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  My clues came from the final answer slots’ quotation marks and hyphen, and  the marvelous cartoon.

Such a clever cartoon!  I guess if today’s elephants are – allegedly – not fond of mice, then ancient mammoths probably felt the same way about prehistoric rats!  Our elephants demonstrate intelligence, sociability, and cooperation, and I bet mammoths had the same traits.  Fine job, David Macaulay!  I hope the guys bring you back again!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/20

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Visual Description:  Dag at Lou’s Diner.

GUCHO  =  COUGH,  ATGIN  =  GIANT,  GYTIZL  =  GLITZY,  DOLCED  =  CODDLE   —   Giving us:  OGHGITGITYODD

Clue/Question:  When Lou said he would put his spicy chili on a wiener, Dagwood said – – –

Lou the Counterman - Owner of Lou's Diner, where Dagwood eats his many  lunchtime meals. He's covered in tattoo… | Blondie comic, Blondie and  dagwood, Vintage comics

Answer:  HOT DIGGITY DOG

(Apparently, an unknown phrase in the United Kingdom, as WordPress is highlighting “diggity” as a misspell!  These Limeys have never heard of Perry Como???  I wonder if they even know who Dagwood Bumstead is?!  I’ve been reading “Blondie” pretty much my entire life!  It’s the most reliable, and recognizable comic strip of all time.  And, both Blondie and Tootsie are some of my oldest crushes.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends too.  Three of the jumbles are reruns, with only “atgin” being new.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous thirteen letter jumble.  But, with so many repeating letters the final answer was pretty clear.

It was great seeing Dean Young taking over the Jumble reins for the day.  Dean is a true chip off the ol’ block!  Continuing in Chic’s footsteps.  If Dean ever retires, he’ll have to hand things over to John Marshall.  John’s a Southern Tier boy!  As long as I’m alive somebody needs produce more “Blondie” strips!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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