Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 05/03/16

Chicken

Chicken (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Hen-house hysteria.

TLAME  =  METAL,  TOHUM  =  MOUTH,  BITBAR  =  RABBIT,  LINDAS  =  ISLAND   —   Giving us:  MELMHAITISD

Clue/Question:  The hen couldn’t find her eggs after she – – –

Giant chicken

Giant chicken (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MISLAID THEM

(Classic pun!  No new clue words, but all of today’s jumble came up as new.  I liked the ones for “mouth” and “island” the best.  Dandy answer letter layout.  Nothing given away.  Cute Warner Bros-esque cartoon.  Where’s Foghorn?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/16

Map of USA with Midwest highlighted

Map of USA with Midwest highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Heritage appreciation.

EUKQA  =  QUAKE,  TYPUT  =  PUTTY,  SINITS  =  INSIST,  SUREUP  =  PURSUE   —   Giving us:  QAUTINSUE

Clue/Question:  Her mom’s sister had a lot of old furniture, which she considered – – –

Picture of Antiques Village in Tiendesitas

Picture of Antiques Village in Tiendesitas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: AUNTIQUES

(Great pun!  Especially for the more Midwestern types, who pronounce the word like Ant, and not Awnt!  Maybe, for the Awnt people, today’s answer didn’t make as much sense.  I’m an Ant person, so it was no problem for me.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites again, however all of the jumbles came up as new.  I liked Hoyt’s answer letter layout very much.  And, Jeff did a fine job of drawing the venerable furnishings!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

May Day Jumble Spoiler – 05/01/16

Decorated sugar cookies.

Decorated sugar cookies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The laid back baker.

WYTTEN  =  TWENTY,  REDVON  =  VENDOR,  KORMES  =  SMOKER,  TICNEJ  =  INJECT,  GREEEM  =  EMERGE,  LIAHEN  =  INHALE   —   Giving us:  TWTERSKEIETEMHAE

Clue/Question:  She was going to bring the sugar cookies with her so she could – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words = (4-letters) (3-letters) (5-letters) (4-letters)

Frosting and sanding sugar on cookies.

Frosting and sanding sugar on cookies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TAKE HER SWEET TIME

(It took me a minute to get that this was more about her attitude than anything else!  All tried and true clue words today, and four of the six jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “wytten” and “greeem” before.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble.  None of the four answer words jumped out at me.  I knew the first two words were either going to be be MAKE, or TAKE, HER, and then the pun hit me.  Pretty good.  The hubby needs to chillax!  I get that they had to be sugar cookies for the gag to really work, but I’m not a big fan of them.  I’ll eat them at Christmas time, because of the festive shapes and frosting and sprinkles.  But, otherwise, they’re a little too bland for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/16

English: Staley Da Bear, the official mascot o...

English: Staley Da Bear, the official mascot of the Chicago Bears. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The guarantee that didn’t bear out.

TAIRO  =  RATIO,  GITDI  =  DIGIT,  TAHYAP  =  APATHY,  SUIFEN  =  INFUSE   —   Giving us:  RADTTHISE

Clue/Question:  They thought their new garbage can was animal proof, but the animals – – –

English: Two black bears mating

English: Two black bears mating (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TRASHED IT

(Not bad.  I like the cartoon better than I like the pun.  No new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  They’ve definitely used “tairo” in the past.  Nice job with the answer letter layout.  It didn’t give the answer away.  Bears seem to be getting a lot bolder these days, as are coyotes, and to a lesser extent cougars.  It’s our own fault though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/16

John James Audubon - American Stork - WGA01059

John James Audubon – American Stork – WGA01059 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Knee deep . . . in conversation.

WARBL  =  BRAWL,  NAGDL  =  GLAND,  CEAPIE  =  APIECE,  GIBEOL  =  OBLIGE   —   Giving us:  AWLNDAICLG

Clue/Question:  The crane loved her new phone and really enjoyed the – – –

Signature of John James Audubon

Signature of John James Audubon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CALL WADING

(A cute stinky pun.  Hey, if homeless people can have cell phones why not large birds?  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles registered as new.  None of them gave me any trouble today.  The answer letter layout was well thought out.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Nice cartoon.  Jeff could be the next John James Audubon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/16

The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germa...

The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germany. Français : La Centrale nucléaire de Philippsburg, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An eager early bird.

XOYPE  =  EPOXY,  DAYLM  =  MADLY,  GAUTOE  =  OUTAGE,  NARPYT  =  PANTRY   —   Giving us:  EPOMADUTGANT

Clue/Question:  To start his new job at the nuclear power plant, he needed to – – –

Panoramic image of Neckarwestheim nuclear powe...

Panoramic image of Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant, stitched from five images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GET UP AND ATOM

(I promise not to challenge you dear readers today!  Apparently, I was a bit too intimidating yesterday.  Although the cartoon looks to be original, the answer definitely rings a bell.  Regardless, it’s still a good pun.  There are no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles have come up as new.  We have seen “gautoe” and “narpyt” in the past.  Welcome letter groupings in the clue words!  Makes my job that much easier.  The answer letter layout was super, but you just knew the first two words were going to be GET UP.  And, from OMADANT it was easy to get AND ATOM, and the pun.  Somehow, Tuesday became the busiest day for Uncle Rave’s Wordy Weblog, and the combination of Tuesday and Wednesday made for the busiest two days in the blog’s history!  It seems that both the jumbles for purser and hectic were pretty challenging, along with the final answer, of course.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 04/27/16

Yin and yang stones

Yin and yang stones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A bad acid trip, man.

BEIRB  =  BRIBE,  CINEM  =  MINCE,  CCHITE  =  HECTIC,  RUSPRE  =  PURSER   —   Giving us:  RIEMINHTIPER

Clue/Question:  Two, three, five and seven will always be – – –

Barnstar yin yang

Barnstar yin yang (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN THEIR PRIME

(Talking worms . . . doing their impressions of numbers . . . and they had arms, man!  Next time they tell you to stay away from the brown acid, you better stay away from the brown acid!  And now, for a Barbara Waltersesque question.  If you could be a number, what kind of number would you be?  Would you be a snooty prime number, or would you rather be a complex composite number?  A simple, homogeneous loaner, or a blended amalgam of your fellow numbers?  Are you one of those representational rednecks, that’s into numeric purity, or do you embrace the diverse digital blend?  I would be an 8.  Hey, it’s also the sign for infinity . . . and how cool is that?!?!  Either that or . . . 69, dude!  I’ve always been into the yin yang of that . . . in more ways than one.  Talk about fun with numbers!  Primes are kind of asexual, or homosexual at best.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  Hey.  If you’re wired that way . . . that’s cool.  I’m just attracted to more curvy figures!  Although, I have had a few skinny girls in my day.  The important thing is that we all have a common denominator.  But, I hear that numerators pay dividends.  And, in this economy, dividends are much more attractive than interest.  Are we having fun, yet???

There were no new clue words today, but three of the four jumbles appear to be new.  They have used “cinem” before.  I breezed through the first three jumbles, but “ruspre” kind of stumped me.  I had to back into “purser”.  It’s a pretty specific word, that doesn’t come up all that often.  The answer letter layout was awesome!  I’m surprised that I was able to get the answer without the PER.  Jeff’s cool cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question were what saved me.  The fact that I was able to recognize two, three, five and seven as prime numbers is a minor miracle.  Not too bad for a guy who barely passed Algebra . . . the second time around.  Be well . . . count your blessings . . . and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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