Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 08/22/17

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Visual Description:  Cutting through the keen-edged confusion.

AONPI  =  PIANO,  ZOKAO  =  KAZOO,  HELMUB  =  HUMBLE,  DRANTS  =  STRAND   —   Giving us:  PAOKOOHULSTR

Clue/Question:  She was shopping for just the right knife and was keeping a – – –

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Answer:  SHARP LOOKOUT

(Great pun!  Definitely no gimme!  A clutter of cutlery.  Pointedly challenging.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve undeniably seen “drants” before.  Hey, ralis95!  On page 1 of your world famous clue word database, in the third section – or fifth column, there is a Word “akooz”, with the Alpha Equivalent of “kazoo”.  I think somehow the *words* just got switched.  The answer letter layout was exceptional.  There was nothing obvious there, at all.  At first I was thinking words like KEEN and EYE, but clearly there was not an E or Y to be found.  I finally saw SHARP, but when I went to write in the answer I started writing in SHARP OUTLOOK.  I caught myself after the first two letters of OUTLOOK, and changed it to LOOKOUT.  But, how wrong would SHARP OUTLOOK be, as valid answer to this Jumble?  Sure, it’s a bit of a stretch, but is it necessarily wrong?  Hmm.  The cartoon has more of a gun store vibe!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/20/17

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Visual Description:  Hair today, gone tomorrow.

SBIYUL  =  BUSILY,  FLEENN  =  FENNEL,  ICANTT  =  INTACT,  ANDDIC  =  CANDID,  SLEUUF  =  USEFUL,  SUEERF  =  REFUSE   —   Giving us:  BYEETATCNDSERES

Clue/Question:  The play closed because it had – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words “(5-letters)  (6-letters)  (4-letters)

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Answer:  SCENE BETTER DAYS

(For a few minutes, yesterday, this had me stumped!  I had no idea what they were getting at, and the quotation marks weren’t helping.  Especially, with the great answer letter layout!  I put it down, to do the Cryptoquote, and when I came back I was able to see it.  Great clue words.  We even had a new one, in “fennel”.  Ralis95 will have to add that to his world famous clue word database.  Surprisingly, all of the jumbles came up as new.  Now that I’m seeing the bigger Jumble I can see how fun the cartoon really is.  Nice job.  I think this was one of my first record albums.  I don’t think it was the original Broadway cast.  I think it was the studio version.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 08/21/17

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Visual Description:  Having the upper hand.

AIKKH  =  KHAKI,  DUNRO  =  ROUND,  BELPEB  =  PEBBLE,  CURNBH  =  BRUNCH   —   Giving us:  KADLEB

Clue/Question:  When the all-star pitcher was presented with a new contract, he – – – Image result for bearded pitcher

Answer:  BALKED

(I sure hope bases weren’t loaded!  Great baseball pun.  I’m not going to explain, it unless somebody asks for an explanation.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, with “dunro” and “curnbh”  having been used before.  The answer letter layout was as good as a six-letter one can be.  If you’re not a baseball fan you may have struggled to get this.  So nice having a full sized cartoon!  The all-star is appropriately blasé, and the owner is an old-school, stereotypical, rich cowboy.  Sorta like Gene Autry.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 08/19/17

 

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Visual Description:  Just a little nip and tuck.

AROCG  =  CARGO,  SEVOH  =  SHOVE,  TOCONT  =  COTTON,  RRIMPE  =  PRIMER   —   Giving us:  AROSHOOTTOPRME

Clue/Question:  The plastic surgeon who was known for leaving no scars was a – – – 

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Answer:  SMOOTH OPERATOR

(This was not automatic for me, by a longshot!  I think it’s long overdue for longshot to be considered a compound word!  Because of the excellent answer letter layout, and the cartoon’s dialog, I thought that the first word was going to be MASTER.  But, that left me with ROHOOTOP!  I don’t think anything can be done with that.  But, there was enough there for me to see OPERATOR, which then gave me SMOOTH.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “rrimpe” before.  Great cartoon!  It looks like our nurse has had some work done.  I can’t make out what she’s holding in her hand though.  Is it relevant, or is there . . . “No need to ask”?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/17

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Visual Description:  “Anything you can do, I can do better!  I can do anything better than you!”

OGAME  =  OMEGA,  HTOOP  =  PHOTO,  GNININ  =  INNING,  CURPES  =  SPRUCE   —   Giving us:  MEAPHONNISPU

Clue/Question:  The designers of the single-person blimps were experiencing . . .

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Answer:  ONEUPMANSHIP

(Can you believe that – for whatever reason – I initially wrote ONE-MANUPSHIP?  Talk about your brain farts!  As I was about to post this, I looked at what I wrote and said:  What the heck is that?  Sometimes my brain knows what it wants to write, but my hands have other ideas!  There were no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “ogame” and “curpes” before.  The answer letter layout was a splendid jumble.  It gave nothing away.  The cartoon is fun, but my version today is too small to make out any details.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/17/17

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Visual Description:  AKA “suckers”.

TCEOT  =  OCTET,  LIHYL  =  HILLY,  CLIPEK  =  PICKLE,  SKYCIT  =  STICKY   —   Giving us:  CTEILYPILSTK

Clue/Question:  In 1908, George Smith, claiming he invented the modern-style lollipop, sold them . . . . 

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Answer:  LICKETYSPLIT

(Uh oh!  WordPress does not like the word lickety!  Hopefully, our Canadian friends are on-board with our American vernacular!  There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve had both “lihyl” and “skycit” in the past.  “Hilly” is a clue word that spells out in alphabetical order.  And, I can’t remember when we last saw “pickle”!  The answer letter layout was not obvious, in the least.  A fine jumble.  I always enjoy Jeff’s period cartoons.  It looks like a good, old-fashioned candy counter.  Fun pun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 08/16/17

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Visual Description:  Wildebeest watering hole welcome.

NALKP  =  PLANK,  AKWEA  =  AWAKE,  SHOTOE  =  SOOTHE,  DUTBEG  =  BUDGET   —   Giving us:  ANWSHUGT

Clue/Question:  When the ox-like antelope met up with his friends, he said . . . 

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Answer:  WHAT’S GNU“?

(One of my favorite, stinky puns of all time!  A true classic!  No new clue words today, however every single jumble came up as new.  Strange, because I saw every word instantly.  Some days are like that.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic jumble.  It was the combo of the leading clue/question, the great cartoon, and the quotation marks that made the answer fairly elementary.  It helped to be passably familiar with African wildlife, too.  Cute cartoon.  I liked the giraffes in the background.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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