Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/17

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Visual Description:  The blooming business.

SOGEO  =  GOOSE,  CAHWT  =  WATCH,  ROHYTE  =  THEORY,  EERRBA  =  BEARER   —   Giving us:  GOSWTCORYERER

Clue/Question:  When the farmer began selling his own vegies and fruits, the result was a – – – 

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Answer:  GROWCERY  STORE

(I like it!  You know me, folks, the stinkier the better, when it comes to puns!  And, today’s is about as stinky as they come.  I bet farmer Jack is using good old manure to fertilize his fields.  We actually have another new clue word today, in “bearer”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database!  Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “sogeo” before.  Both “rohyte” and “eerrba” presented a bit of a challenge.  The answer letter layout had me stumped for about a minute.  A testimony to David Hoyt’s hard work.  At first I thought the second word was STORY.  But, even that gave me enough, in the remaining letters, to see that the first word was going to be a pun on GROCERY, and I just swapped the Y for an E to make STORE.  Cute cartoon, as usual.  From roadside stand to full-fledged grocery store.  I love driving through the country and stopping at roadside stands, for farm fresh fruits and veggies.  Some of them even use the honor system!  I hope we all make an effort to support our local farmers.  It’s good for the economy, and locally grown produce is usually healthier for you, because it’s fresher.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/23/17

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Visual Description:  Thriving . . . and surviving.

IDYLO  =  DOILY,  SEASY  =  ESSAY,  PILREP  =  RIPPLE,  UGPALE  =  PLAGUE   —   Giving us:  OIYESSRPPLPLE

Clue/Question:  When he started making fun of his wife’s skiing ability, he was on a – – – 

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Answer:  SLIPPERY SLOPE

(Yeah.  She might end up giving him the cold shoulder, for quite a while.  Fun stinky pun!  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  None of them were super easy, but I’m betting “ugpale” really slowed some of you down.  The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble, too.  Nothing obvious about it.  Jeff’s cartoon, with the contrasting skiing styles, was pretty funny.  There’s a third skier in the background, and maybe a couple on the ski lift, but they’re kind of hard to make out.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/22/17

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Visual Description:  Earning his supper.

CLAKF  =  FLACK,  TTCAR  =  TRACT,  TUDIBO  =  OUTBID,  CNADEN  =  CANNED   —   Giving us:  ACKTRATICA

Clue/Question:  When the squirrel couldn’t get the walnut open, his friend wanted – – – 

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Answer:  A CRACK AT IT

(Very cute pun!  It’s looking like we have a new clue word in “flack”.  I guess our old buddy, ralis95, is going to have to update his world famous clue word database once again.  Two more jumbles were new, but we’ve seen “ttcar” before.  The answer letter layout was an inspiring jumble.  The cartoon was a lot of fun.  I feed the squirrels daily, when it’s my turn to take care of my Mom.  They much appreciate shelled peanuts to walnuts in the shell.  They’re a lot less work!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/21/17

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Visual Description:  The drawback of a fancy bathroom.

SYFIH  =  FISHY,  RBBUL  =  BLURB,  COHLTB  =  BLOTCH,  PITETO  =  POETIC   (oops!)  TIPTOE   —   Giving us:  IYBBBTPOTI

Clue/Question:  Drilling through the hard tile would be done – – – 

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Answer:  BIT BY BIT

(The trick is having the proper bit for the job.  Don’t ask me which bit you should use to drill through tile.  But, I do know you can’t always get by with the basic bit.  No new clue words today.  At least they all look like old favorites.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout was nifty, but it couldn’t hide a fairly obvious answer.  Fun cartoon of a Mr. DIY.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 02/20/17

Image result for jumble calendarVisual Description:  Time . . . to celebrate!

HIMDU  =  HUMID,  EDAYC  =  DECAY,  SAKBET  =  BASKET,  ZIRYFZ  =  FRIZZY   —   Giving us:  HMDDEAAETRIY

Clue/Question:  When the owner of the calendar factory gave his employees a big bonus, it – – – 

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Answer:  MADE THEIR DAY

(I guess this is a pun because the workers make days, weeks and months.  There were no new clue words today, but it looks like all of the jumbles are new.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble.  The cartoon shows the boss holding a Jumble-a-Day desk calendar.  Do the guys sell these at their website???  Of course they do!!!  They certainly have plenty of material to do so.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/19/17

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Visual Description:  Forgetful weekend fishermen, making do with what they’ve got.

CIPTAM  =  IMPACT,  HAACTT  =  ATTACH,  EKCLOT  =  LOCKET,  KAHENS  =  SHAKEN,  CITFEN  =  INFECT,  CICNLI  =  CLINIC   —   Giving us:  ACAAHCTSHANCTCC

Clue/Question:  The fishermen didn’t have fishing poles and they lacked proper bait, so it was – – –

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

Answer:  CATCH-AS-CATCH-CAN

(This guy has got a little McGyver in him!  Nice pun.  There were no new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles, other than “ciptam”, are new today.  My initial reaction to “haactt” was that it was thatch, even though there were two As and only one H.  That mistake stuck in my head, and prevented me from seeing “attach” for a little while.  I didn’t have to back into it, or anything, but I had to skip it and come back to it, after getting the others.  The answer letter layout was pretty good, but because of all the As and Cs and Ts, and the clue/question, I didn’t have any problem getting the answer.  The cartoon is a great outdoor scene.  Did you notice the name of the little motorized rowboat?  It’s why I’m using today’s picture.  It’s from 1954, and The Jumble started in 1954.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The third jumble is REPEN.  That should help you get the answer!     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/18/17

 

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Visual Description:  Kitchen table budget meeting.

WOLFN  =  FLOWN,  ALFIL  =  FLAIL,  TAHTCY  =  CHATTY,  GIPELT  =  PIGLET   —   Giving us:  FONFIAYPG

Clue/Question:  They decided to double-up on their mortgage payments, and it was – – –

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Answer:  PAYING OFF

(Very nice pun.  Not stinky in the least.  We have another new clue word today, in “flail”!  That’s either the second, or third, new word in a week.  I know we had REALLY just yesterday, and we had HOTTER a few days before that.  Hoyt is really keeping ralis95 busy, updating his world famous clue word database!  Three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “wolfn” before.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  Jeff’s great cartoon, its dialog, and the leading nature of the clue/question made the solve pretty much a no-brainer, for me.  It looks like yesterday’s Jumble gave many of you a little trouble!  Lots of queries, and a good number of comments.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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