Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 05/14/21

Retro Indy: Kurt Vonnegut in photos

Visual Description:  Story time.

WADAR  =  AWARD,  MRYMU  =  RUMMY,  SAGNIS  =  ASSIGN,  GDLEEP  =  PLEDG  —   Giving us:  AWDUMMASINPDE

Clue/Question:  It was easy for the fictional character to be stubborn because his – – –

A History of Newspaper Puzzles | The Spokesman-Review

Answer:  MIND WAS MADE UP

(I was getting a Kurt Vonnegut vibe with this cartoon.  Maybe it has something to do with “Slaughterhouse-Five”, or “Breakfast of Champions”.  I don’t know.  I’m also not picking up on the Chicago references, re the Cubs and Bears.  The young boy seems very specific too, but . . . I’m not putting this all together.

All old reliable clue words again today.  But all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I was able to solve them all right away.  The answer letter layout was a thoughtful thirteen letter jumble.  Nice work, David.  I kind of got the final answer by going backwards.  I saw  MADE UP, then SAW I mean WAS,  then MIND.

I was getting the feeling that the old man was the author of the story being told to the boy, and that he was speaking in the third person.  Is the boy supposed to be a young Jeff Knurek?  I mean, he wasn’t always a four-eyes . . . like me.  Maybe, right before going to sleep, someone will say:  “Lower the night canopy.”?  Someone please confirm, or refute, my suppositions.  “Same as it ever was” . . . be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to David Byrne, of the Talking Heads!

 

 

Jumble Spoiler – 05/13/21

 

Photos: Actress Taiwo Aromokun throws a birthday party for her stylish twin  boys

Visual Description:  Bros being bros!

OSBNI  =  BISON,  LYNVI  =  VINYL,  ASYLIE  =  EASILY,  RRLEAG  =  LARGER   —   Giving us:  BINVYLESILRGER

Clue/Question:  When the competitive identical twins celebrated their birthday, it was – – – 

MOMS CRAZY COOKING: Twins Birthday Party = TWO Cakes

Answer:  SIBLING REVELRY

(They likely started fighting in the womb.  And, it will probably continue til they’re in the tomb.  But they’ll do just about everything together.  Identical twins have a kind of inseparable bond.  I guess it’s because they started from a single egg.  I cannot imagine having a twin, let alone an identical one.  I’m pretty sure my parents were glad they didn’t have twins.  Although, my Dad was a twin.  But he was a fraternal twin.

All of today’s clue words are regulars to the Jumble game.  Surprisingly, all of the jumbles have come up as new.  It took me a few looks to see “larger”.  Don’t ask me why.  Just a good jumble, I guess.  The answer letter layout was a very ambitious fourteen letter jumble.  A little intimidating at first.  But there were enough clues in the cartoon and the clue/question to make for a swift solve.

Great birthday party cartoon!  I was going to guess that the brothers were thirteen, but then I counted the candles on both cakes.  They’re twelve!  I guess today’s final answer was a semi-homophonic pun.  Just different vowels.  A lot of great birthdays today.  I’ll just throw two at you:  Harvey Keitel is 82, and Stephen Colbert is 57!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Stevie Wonder!

Jumble Spoiler – 05/12/21

Why Do Rabbits Jump Over Each Other? - Fur, Wings, & Scaly Things

Visual Description:  Inspired by a town in Somerset County, NJ.

DBYUD  =  BUDDY,  FNOTE  =  OFTEN,  UGATOE  =  OUTAGE,  SBPHIO  =  BISHOP   —   Giving us:  UDDOTNOTBIO

Clue/Question:  The baby bunny that was finally able to jump over the creek was – – –

Vale of Belvoir Ramblers: July 2020Answer:  BOUND TO DO IT

(A Jumble with a Mama and baby bunny could never be called stinky!  They’re too friggin’ cute, fer Chrissakes!  In case any of you are wondering about my unusual Visual Description, the name of the town it brought to mind is Bound Brook, NJ.  Once upon a time I used to work very close to that town, in Bridgewater.  Now, aren’t you glad you asked?

All classic Jumble clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but David L. Hoyt has resurrected one of my all-time favorite jumbles, in “ugatoe”!  It just looks like it could be a real word.  The answer letter layout was an eloquent eleven letter jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer.  But I’m sure we were all determined to get it! 

A lovely pastoral cartoon scene.  The baby bunny blissfully bounded the bucolic babbling brook, to the bravas of dear Mama!  This is what happens when mothers instill confidence in their children.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Billy Duffy, of The Cult!

Jumble Spoiler – 05/11/21

7 Reasons to Visit a Dude Ranch for Your Next Vacation - The Dude Ranchers  Association

Visual Description:  He’s talking to her.  She’s talking to the horse.

INNOO  =  ONION,  LAGEE  =  EAGLE,  LDCEDU  =  CUDDLE,  FTAIYR  =  RATIFY   —   Giving us:  OONEEDDRF

Clue/Question:  When they returned to the stable on horseback, it was the – – –

Home

Answer:  END OF THE RODE

(A fine homophonic pun.  They could also use this – kind of – answer for people returning to the dock in their row boat.  Perhaps they already have.  I’m not sure.  We’d need a Jumble historian to verify whether END OF THE ROWED has ever been used before.  Or, they could do something with a heckler being thrown out of a club, and have the answer be END OF THE RUDE.  Are you listening, Hoytie?  If you say it, Knurek can draw it!

All of today’s clue words have been down this trail before.  Two of the scrambles have come up as new, but we’ve definitely seen both “innoo” and “lagee” on past paths.  Nothing to malign about the nine letter answer letter layout.  It was fine for the end of the line equine themed Jumble.

Great drawing of what’s likely a dude ranch.  For whatever reason, my son brought up “dude ranch” yesterday, at lunch.  Don’t remember the context.  But, it kind of foretold today’s Jumble.  Weird, huh?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Eric Burdon, of The Animals, and War!

 

 

Jumble Spoiler – 05/10/21

African Cats List ~ List of African Wild Cats ~ Cats For Africa

Visual Description:  A pride of humans.

LATPN  =  PLANT,  TORIA  =  RATIO,  CCHTEI  =  HECTIC,  SSMAEE  =  SESAME   —   Giving us:  LANROHEISS

Clue/Question:  Of all the movies featuring felines of Africa, “Pantera Leo” has the – – –

Why you should watch movies with your kids regularly – SheKnows

Answer:  LIONS SHARE

(We’re all familiar with the Big 3 African felines.  Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs.  But I bet some of you might be surprised to know that there are TEN cats native to Africa!  I know I was.  I would’ve guessed five or six, tops.  But of course the King of the Jungle gets the most press.  They’re the largest of the cats, and the males have those beautiful manes.

No new clue words today.  But once again, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  No real head scratchers today though.  The answer letter layout was a fierce ten letter jumble.  I thought it was stealthy, and gave nothing away.  The apostrophe in the final answer slots, and the dancing around the word LION were the biggest clues, for me.

Cute cartoon of a young family watching Disney’s “The Lion King”.  Maybe Jeff could get a job as an animator with Disney, if this Jumble thing should fall through.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday Henry Fambrough, of The Spinners!

 

Mother’s Day Jumble – 05/09/21

Resultado de imagen de alena kalchanka art | Mother art, Mom art, Mother  daughter art

Visual Description:  Jeff’s homage to his lovely wife, Kathy.

TAUHSI  =  HIATUS,  LIRLGE  =  GRILLE,  LHNEIA  =  INHALE,  TAAUCL  =  ACTUAL,  DSORHU  =  SHROUD,  FNULNE  =  FUNNEL   —   Giving us:  HIGRIIAECLSRDNN

Clue/Question:  The mom who held her kids in her arms loved – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (7-letters) HER (8-letters)

111,462 Family With Two Children Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free  Images - iStock

Answer:  RAISING HER CHILDREN

(Aww!  Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely mothers out there!  My son and daughter came over with my wife’s favorite Korean food, and now everyone is relaxing on the couch.  One of my step-sons has checked in, and sooner or later we’ll also hear from the other one too.  Of course, I bought her roses, chocolates, a card, and one of her favorite baked goods too.  She’d rather stay in with family than going out to some overcrowded restaurant.

There is no need to alert ralis95 today, as there are no new clue words.  However, all six jumbles appear to be new, to me.  I had a little trouble with “grille”, even though I pretty much knew it couldn’t be anything else.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  I saw CHILDREN first, then quickly figured out RAISING.

Great cartoon of Mrs. Kathy Kent-Knurek, and a younger Sydney and Cam.  I think a lot of us parents always kind of think of our kids as they were when they were little.  Those kind of memories just get etched into the brain, and I’m sure we’ll take them with us to the grave.  If your mom has passed on, raise a glass to her memory, and tell her how much she meant to you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Billy Joel!

Jumble Spoiler – 05/08/21

Amazon.com: Father and Daughter Fishing with their Dog - Art Print of  Original Watercolor - Lake, Family, Father's day gift Girl Gift: Handmade

Visual Description:  “Are we reelin’ in the years?  Stowin’ away the time?”

TYUPT  =  PUTTY,  DHWTI  =  WIDTH,  NIRHED  =  HINDER,  SUWNIE  =  UNWISE   —   Giving us:  PTTWIDHINUWI

Clue/Question:  He gave his daughter his favorite rod and reel so that she’d – – –

19th Century, English Oil Painting of a Father and Daughter Fishing on a  Lake For Sale at 1stDibs

Answer:  WIND UP WITH IT

(Great Jumble pun!  And, not stinky in the least.  Maybe a little slimy, but that’s what you get with fish.  You’ve also got to be careful how you handle certain fish, as some have spiky fins, and you can get jabbed.  Handling fish is just something you have to get used to if you want to go fishing.

No new clue words, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  We have definitely seen “tyupt” and “nirhed” in days gone by.  The answer letter layout was a splendid twelve letter jumble.  I thought it was commendably cryptic.  I got UP and WITH first, then I wound up with the entire punswer.

Fine cartoon of a father and daughter sitting in a rowboat, enjoying a day of fishing, out on a lake or large pond.  A fun day of familial bonding.  Great Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Joe Bonamassa!

Jumble Spoiler – 05/07/21

 

Discover Keuka Lake Wine Country in New York's Southern Finger Lakes -  Food, Wine & Travel

Visual Description:  More than a tasting.

NPDEU  =  UPEND,  CUONE  =  OUNCE,  IRHODA  =  HAIRDO,  GTAIMS  =  STIGMA   —   Giving us:  PNUNIROIG

 

Clue/Question:  The vineyard’s new cafe was off to a great start with customers – – –

Finger Lakes Region: Where Riesling Rules - WSJ

Answer:  POURING IN

(A piquant pun, both well-balanced and velvety, with good body and a marvelous bouquet!  Robust, and slightly spicy, with just a hint of cherry and currants.  Now, I’m no oenophile, but I’d drink that!  How about you guys?  Shall we uncork a nice Cabernet?

All classic clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be nouveau, but we’ve definitely seen both “cuone” and “irhoda” at some point in the past.  They all came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was a fine – as wine – nine letter jumble.  It was crisp, clean and complex.  But the cartoon gave some great visual clues to the final answer.

It looks like their cafe looks out over the vineyard.  You can see the rows of vines out the windows.  With the low rolling hills in the background it looks a little like the Finger Lakes region of Western New York, but it could be any number of places.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 05/06/21

Silhouette of ship on the bottom of sea Stock Vector | Adobe Stock

Visual Description:  Alone again, naturally.

ESYED  =  SEEDY,  ILFYL  =  FILLY,  COILAS  =  SOCIAL,  DOEUXS  =  EXODUS   —   Giving us:  EELLSOOS

Clue/Question:  When the marine flatfish was the only fish around, it was the – – –

Fish Identification: Petrale Sole (Eopsetta jordani)

Answer:  SOLE SOLE

(A stinky pun, yes.  But I loves me a nice fillet of sole!  It’s one of the few fishes that I actually enjoy eating.  I also like swordfish, and tuna steaks.  I like the meatier fish.  But – surprisingly – I have zero interest in shellfish.  I’ll leave all of those bottom dwellers to the rest of y’all.

No new clue words today.  Our friend ralis95 can get back to having cocktails by the pool.  All of today’s jumbles did come up as new for me though.  None of them were too demanding though.  The answer letter layout was an easy eight letter jumble.  Especially considering the final answer slots, and the clue/question.

Fine depiction of a lonely soul . . . er, sole . . . at the bottom of the ocean.  Yeah, they’re considered bottom-feeders, but I don’t need all that iodine and tropomyosin.  I always enjoy when Jeff gives us the result of the classic sinking sailboat.  Hey, it’s got to end up somewhere!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy Birthday to Bob Seger!

Jumble Spoiler – 05/05/21

Secrets of All You Can Eat Buffet Restaurants Revealed in Reddit AMA -  Thrillist

Visual Description:  Absolutely stuffed!

MLEUP  =  PLUME,  FAXIF  =  AFFIX,  VILRED  =  DRIVEL,  GLUTLE  =  GULLET   —   Giving us:  LUEFFIDLLL

Clue/Question:  They each ate a large meal at the all-you-can-eat buffet and were leaving – – –

What to Do After Eating Too Much to Reduce Fat Storage and Heartburn

Answer: FULLFILLED

(I remember when I always had room for dessert.  No matter what!  But those days are largely gone.  It’s a rare thing for me to order a dessert these days.  And, I generally don’t get my money’s worth at these kind of buffets anymore.  I guess my stomach has matured.  The rest of me hasn’t quite caught up yet.

We have a new clue word today, in “affix”!  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database!  Three of the jumbles came up as new, though we’ve definitely seen “glutle” before.  The answer letter layout was a tasty ten letter jumble.  The F’s and the L’s, and the great cartoon, made for an easy final answer solve.

Fun buffet cartoon.  Mom and Dad look like they’re ready to burst.  Lot’s of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Adele!


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