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Jumble Spoiler – 02/11/16

English: Glenn Cote and Brent Spiner on the se...

English: Glenn Cote and Brent Spiner on the set of “Star Trek: Nemesis” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Star Trek, TNG scene.

LAPNT  =  PLANT,  REHUS  =  USHER,  BRIFDO  =  FORBID,  XILIER  =  ELIXIR   —   Giving us:  PNTURODIR

Clue/Question:  The spaceship’s orbit encircling the planet was a – – –

English: Brent Spiner, William Shatner, and Le...

English: Brent Spiner, William Shatner, and Levar Burton at the Tweet House during Comic-Con in San Diego, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ROUND TRIP

(Figuratively, and in this case literally, as well.  Most orbits are a bit more elliptical, but this one looks very round.  No new clue words again, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I really enjoyed the jumbles for “usher” and “forbid”.  Once again, the answer letter layout was lovely jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  If it weren’t for the image on the monitor, in the cartoon, it would have taken me much more time to get the answer.  That clued me into “round”, and the remaining letters gave me “trip”.  It’s always fun when Jeff gives us an old television show, or movie.  Brent Spiner, aka:  Lieutenant Commander Data, turned 67 last week!  I had no idea he was that old.  I always figured he was my age, or a year or two older.  Belated Birthday wishes to him!  And, Happy Birthday to Conrad Janis, who turned 88 today.  Can you guess his tele/space reference?  No?  Well, I’ll just tell you then.  He played Mindy’s father, Frederick, on Mork & Mindy, back in the late ’70s early ’80s!  And, while I’m at it, I’m going to send wishes to six beautiful ladies who are also celebrating birthday’s today: Tina Louise, Catherine Hickland, Carey Lowell, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Aniston,  and Marisa PetroroI have an affinity for Aquarian women.  We’re supposed to be most compatible.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/10/16

Tract housing near Union, Kentucky from the air.

Tract housing near Union, Kentucky from the air. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tracking the tract.

NUTTS  =  STUNT,  NEESS  =  SENSE,  DONELO  =  NOODLE,  LACELO  =  LOCALE   —   Giving us:  STTNSOODLAL

Clue/Question:  When it came to places to build a home, the new subdivision had – – –

Deutsch: Sanierte Zechensiedlung in Königsborn...

Deutsch: Sanierte Zechensiedlung in Königsborn (Unna) mit typischen Kniestock-Häusern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOTS AND LOTS

(They probably could have worked this one so the answer would be:  LOTS OF LOTS, but they went the AND route.  None of the clue words are new, but three of the jumbles appear to be so.  I can vouch that we’ve seen “neess” sometime in the past.  Nice jumbles, but none gave me any trouble.  The answer letter layout was a fine jumble as well.  The cartoon and it’s dialog set things up nicely.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  On a totally unrelated note, I was reading a USA Today Sports article, this morning, on a journeyman golfer, named Rob Oppenheim.  The thing that struck me was that the article said he was 26, but turned pro . . . in 2003!  Even Tiger Woods was older than 13 when he first turned pro!  Clearly, they meant he is 36, but why don’t they have proof readers?  This isn’t a local article by the hometown newspaper, it’s the USA Today Sports section!  And, after Googling the guy, I found out that this morning’s story is mainly a rehash of something that happened in October!  I know the time between the Super Bowl and pitchers and catchers reporting is a little slow, sports-wise, but shouldn’t that mean they’d have just a little more time for accuracy???     YUR

Picture of Rudy Giuliani

Picture of Rudy Giuliani (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beyoncé Knowles performing "Listen" ...

Beyoncé Knowles performing “Listen” during “The Beyoncé Experience” in Munich, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PPS.  I found the Super Bowl 50 halftime show to be very entertaining.  I’ve been hearing two extreme reactions, that just kind of boggle my mind.  One, coming from some Millennial twit, saying that the Cold Playfeatured performance – was somehow less than the secondary performances of Beyoncé and Bruno MarsNo . . . it wasn’t.  Cold Play provided the songs, and Bruno/Beyoncé provided the dance . . . with a smattering of rhythmic singing, just kind of thrown in.  Two, is Rudy Giuliani’s ridiculous objection to Beyoncé’s performance.  Not because she was scantily dressed, and thrusting her pelvis, and shaking her lovely tushie, but because he considered it . . . “an attack on police”.  Give me a break!  The Black Lives Matter movement is not anti police, it’s just pro fairness.  Maybe Rudy needs to start an Irrelevant Retired Mayors Lives Matter movement.  He just saw all the Bruno and Beyoncé kids on the field, and just wanted to scream:  Get offa my lawn!  Go back to sleep, Rudy.     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/09/16

Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians (1921), Museum ...

Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians (1921), Museum of Modern Art. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Faux Arts.

THEYF  =  HEFTY,  KAHIK  =  KHAKI,  LUWSAR  =  WALRUS,  TINKET  =  KITTEN   —   Giving us:  HTKAARSITN

Clue/Question:  He said the painting of the Mongolian leader was a Picasso, but it was made by a – – –

Pablo Picasso, 1937, Guernica, protest against...

Pablo Picasso, 1937, Guernica, protest against Fascism (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  KHAN ARTIST

(A terrific stinky pun!  Very smart Jumble.  Art fraud is very big business.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, and two of the jumbles have definitely been used before.  It looks like “theyf” and “kahik” are new though.  The answer letter layout is a beautiful jumble too.  I don’t think it gave away anything.  The cartoon shows that – above all else – cartoonists are artists.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’ve been a fan of Picasso’s since I was five or six years old, as a copy of Three Musicians hung prominently in the music room of my elementary school.  I love the dogs in the painting.  The guitar player stands out, and the one guy seems to be playing a clarinet.  But, I never quite got what the third musician was playing.  Can anybody enlighten me?   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/08/16

English: Four white geese in a park (Cagliari)...

English: Four white geese in a park (Cagliari) Italiano: Quattro Anser domesticus in un parco a Cagliari (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry . . .

UNMOD  =  MOUND,  FINSF  =  SNIFF,  LYALGE  =  GALLEY,  SPYMAW  =  SWAMPY   —   Giving us:  ONSNGASW

Clue/Question:  The waterfowl’s final performance was her – – –

own work, gfdl

own work, gfdl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SWAN SONG

(Not quite sure why she’s wearing a crown.  Maybe, because she’s a diva?  It’s cute though!  I don’t think the answer should have been all that tough for anyone to get.  We do have one new clue word today, in “swampy”.  It’s possible we’ve had it in the past, but that probably would have been on a Sunday, when ralis95 doesn’t always catch them.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “finsf” having been used before.  I always appreciate the kind of clue letter groupings like we had today.  Makes my job just that much easier!  The answer letter layout was another nifty jumble.  And, it’s a super cartoon!  I always enjoy Jeff’s ducks and geese.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Congrats to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, on their impressive Super Bowl 50 victory!  Was this Peyton’s swan song???  Before the game, my brother and I were saying if Denver played their game then it was going to be a low scoring game.  Some guy in the newspaper was saying the game would be over 44 points!  Pssshh!  What a maroon!      YUR

Super Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/07/16

English: Andra Davis, a player with the Denver...

English: Andra Davis, a player with the Denver Broncos American football team. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Miscalculated Michigan alum appearance!

DAUNOB  =  ABOUND,  MARACE  =  CAMERA,  TIENYT  =  ENTITY,  DUNSED  =  SUDDEN,  PICCHU  =  HICCUP,  LERONL  =  ENROLL   —   Giving us:  ADEANTTDNICEN

Clue/Question:  After their team won the Super Bowl, some of the fans were – – –

Denver Broncos logo

Denver Broncos logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN ATTENDDANCE

(What???  Two weeks is NOT enough time to edit a cartoon???  Who’s playing today, people?  That’s right, the Carolina Panthers and . . . the Denver Broncos!  NOT that banged up bunch of also rans, coached by the illegitimate, morose son of Al Davis.  LOL!  Nothing scared me more, and pleased me more, than the AFC Championship game of two weeks ago.  Especially after last year’s Super Bowl debacle.  Who even thinks to throw the ball on second and goal from the one yard line, when you have the best power back in the league?!  It was beyond stupid.  It was – beyond a shadow of a doubtTHE biggest gaffe in Super Bowl history.  Worse than Jackie Smith dropping that pass, that hit him in the numbers, while falling to his butt in the end zone.  Even worse than Scott Norwood‘s wide right field goal miss.  Arrogance and ego are two of the greatest ills of human existence, because they have a funny way of biting you in the butt.  Pete Carroll had to learn that the hard way.

There were no new clue words today, but four of the jumbles came up as new.  The guys have definitely used both “dunsed” and “leronl” sometime in the past.  I liked all the jumbles though.  The answer letter layout maybe could have been better, but I’m not exactly sure how.  You just knew the first word had to be either AT or IN, based on the lead in of the clue/question.  I guess AN was an option too, but it would have been too obvious, seeing that it was right there in the answer letter layout.  Hoyt wouldn’t do that.  The quotation marks and the hyphen, and Jeff’s – delusional – celebration were the biggest clues!

I really don’t have a favorite going into today’s Big Show.  I don’t hate either team . . . for me to have someone to root against.  No questionable, or dirty, players or coaches.   And, I like both of the QBs.  Based on their records, and the outcomes of their respective Championship games, the Panthers are the clear favorites.  But, Peyton is the sentimental favorite.  The charismatic, aging gunslinger, with probably his last chance to get his second ring, makes for a nice Hollywood movie-style ending.  All we really want is that the game is competitive.  Lop-sided games take all the fun out of the Super Bowl hype.  Let’s hope for that, no serious injuries, a few clever commercials, and an entertaining – Cold Play – halftime show!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/06/16

English: Dog in a retreat. Português: Cachorro...

English: Dog in a retreat. Português: Cachorro em um retiro. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Department store diva.

PALAH  =  ALPHA,  RIWTL  =  TWIRL,  KOLTEC  =  LOCKET,  VHALIS  =  LAVISH   —   Giving us:  ALHTLLEAVI

Clue/Question:  The shopper demanded 50% off everything in the store because she wanted to – – –

Photo of a dog behind a chain-link fence at th...

Photo of a dog behind a chain-link fence at the Paws and More No Kill Animal Shelter in Washington, Iowa. I took this picture. This looks just like my dog Yuma. He was from a shelter in Evanston Il. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HALVE IT ALL

(Punderful!  The “alpha” shopper liked to “twirl” her way to get the “lavish” “locket”.  Which one of our readers used to do this with the clue words???  Was it JT?  Could be.  It’s all kind of a blur to me by now.  None of today’s clue words are new, but three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  Hoyt has definitely used “palah” before.  The answer letter layout was an admirably constructed jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Knurek’s cartoon sets the tone perfectly.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The family and I got ourselves a new family member, from a local animal shelter.  Wally!  He’s believed to be a 2 year old yellow lab and chow chow mix.  But, who really knows?!  I guess we could have a DNA test done on him, but it’s not all that important.  He’s medium sized, with short golden fur, a short muzzle and a semi-stocky build.  He’s no Ginger!  No dog will ever be.  But, he’s got a sweet disposition and he seems to be acclimating well.  So far, no accidents.  Knock wood!   The house feels more complete again.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/05/16

English: Cherry picker, Exeter Cathedral A buc...

English: Cherry picker, Exeter Cathedral A bucket truck being used to allow conservation work on the cathedral’s west front. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Bell-tower bonus.

RANPO  =  APRON,  MILTI  =  LIMIT,  NUMIEM  =  IMMUNE,  FYLMES  =  MYSELF   —   Giving us:  ARNLITMNEMYE

Clue/Question:  Installation of the new clock was completed in a – – –

English: Looking west across Fulton at a JLG 8...

English: Looking west across Fulton at a JLG 800AJ cherrypicker at work. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TIMELY MANNER

(Yes!  That is an apropos pun!  No new clue words today, however three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have definitely seen “milti” before.  The answer letter layout was wondrous.  Nothing given away.  And, a great cartoon.  The big cherry-picker, in the background, puts me in mind of the giant construction crane that fell in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan, this morning.  What a tragedy!  At least one dead and three injured, two seriously.  The HUGE crane fell on Worth St., between Church St. and Hudson St., destroying a number of cars, and damaging a few buildings.  Bricks are everywhere.  Considering the time of day, and the immensity of the crane, it’s a minor miracle that more people were not killed and injured.  But, it’s still a tragedy none-the-less.  My heart and thoughts go out to the victims and their families.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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