Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/16

Barbed wire (rusting after years of hard work)...

Barbed wire (rusting after years of hard work) Français : Vieux fil de fer barbelé rouillé Italiano: Filo spinato (arrugginito) Русский: Колючая проволока, покрытая ржавчиной (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Cowboys’ conundrum.

COSAH  =  CHAOS,  CLEET  =  ELECT,  ROSWOR  =  SORROW,  OYMENK  =  MONKEY   —   Giving us:  CHELOWOY

Clue/Question:  When the ranchers cattle escaped under the fence, he said – – –

English: Ex-Iron Curtain barbed wire.

English: Ex-Iron Curtain barbed wire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HOLEY COW

(I’m relatively sure we’ve had  other versions of this answer before.  But, it’s the cartoon that makes this one really special.  It looks like a scene from an old western, with the barbed wire fencing fading off into the horizon, and the mesas in the background.  The one guy kind of tipping his hat back was a nice touch.  If you have the reduced size Jumble you probably can’t see that one of the escaped cattle is running on his hind legs, and he’s carrying a shovel.  Great stuff!  None of the clue words are new today.  Three of the jumbles are though, with “cleet” having been used sometime in the past.  It’s amusing that the clue words kind of describe the current presidential election!  Oh, yeah.  And, the answer letter layout was also a nice jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/27/16

An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satel...

An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satellites in medium Earth orbit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Future space junk.

CINCY  =  CYNIC,  LEPSL  =  SPELL,  GRULAF  =  FRUGAL,  TIEPOT  =  TIPTOE   —   Giving us:  YNCSPEFALPTOE

Clue/Question:  There are more than 1000 satellites orbiting earth, because there’s – – –

Ozone cycle

Ozone cycle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PLENTY OF SPACE

(Yeah, but all those holes in the ozone layer, the thermosphere, and the exosphere, have got to be taking their toll.  Right?  It’s got to be the same as with drilling holes in the earth.  How many holes do we think we can drill into the ground, extracting oil and natural gas, and replacing it with mostly salt water, without some kind of repercussions?  There are natural fault lines throughout the U.S., but which state – without a major fault line – do you think is seeing the most earthquakes these days?  It’s Oklahoma!  They had more than 900 earthquakes last year.  55% more than they had in 2014.  They used to average about 2 per year.  They are – largely – not of the magnitude of the ones along the major fault lines, but still, they do damage, and . . . they’re just not natural.  With all of our concerns for the ozone layer, already depleting for other man-made reasons, how many more man-made holes can we afford to inflict on our planet’s atmosphere?  There are about a thousand active man-made satellites out there currently, but there are thousands more that are floating around out there, essentially as space junk.  Sure, satellites are a very necessary part of modern life.  But, doesn’t there have to be a kind of tipping point?  It just seems that too much modern technology, or actually, too much of our need of/dependence on modern technology, is outpacing our planet’s ability to sustain all of these intrusions.  I could go on and on, but most of you are only here for a puzzle spoiler, so I’ll stop for now.

Without further ado . . . there were no new clue words today!  But two of the jumbles were new, and two were re-runs.  I was able to get the first three immediately, but “tiptoe” stumped me . . . once again.  With me, it’s always those compound words that trip me up.  Even though I knew the spelling was incorrect, I was seeing “pottie”.  Since Hoyt doesn’t inflict street talk upon us, I knew this wasn’t right.  Since the final answer wasn’t all that tough, I knew I needed a T, O, P and E, so I was able to back into “tiptoe”.  Even though I could figure out the answer, minus four letters, I thought it was a great answer letter layout.  Nothing given away.  The cartoon is great, but I was surprised to see the word “plenty” in the dialog.  They should have just used LOTS!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey, Hoyt!  The word POTTY is not in the ralis95 clue word database yet!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/26/16

Spying for the nation does not come at the pri...

Spying for the nation does not come at the price of whistleblower protection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Corporate and governmental spying.

IMERG  =  GRIME,  OTAUB  =  ABOUT,  THIGST  =  TIGHTS,  CERNDH  =  DRENCH   —   Giving us:  GMEBUTTIGDEH

Clue/Question:  When they found listening devices in their office, – – –

Answer:  IT BUGGED THEM

(Cute.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  Great job on the answer letter layout.  Swell cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/16

Scared child

Scared child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Trump supporters???

VRUCE  =  CURVE,  OMESO  =  MOOSE,  CADFEE  =  DEFACE,  SLAYGS  =  GLASSY   —   Giving us:  REMDALA

Clue/Question:  Crime was on the rise and some people were becoming – – –

Answer:  ALARMED

(Just kidding!  But fear, and the promise of “security” are increasingly big sellers these days.  And, if you give in to all the hype, as so many of us are wont to do, you let this fear take too much control of your life.  Do you want to keep the bad guys away from your home?  Get yourself a serious dog.  Not a yapper, but a real woofer.  And . . . try to keep him/her a little underfed!

We have a new clue word today, in “glassy”.  Our good friend, ralis95, is going to have to take a break from fighting those California wildfires, and update his world famous database!  All of today’s jumbles are coming up as new as well.  The answer letter layout was fine, but I don’t think anyone struggled very much to solve today’s Jumble.  Appropriately domestic cartoon.  Be well, don’t let fear rule your life, and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/16

Visual Description:  Shoe salesman’s delight.

SOFINU  =  FUSION,  COSTKE  =  SOCKET,  HOTFUR  =  FOURTH,  CEEDDO  =  DECODE,  KATREM  =  MARKET,  CYILSK  =  SICKLY   —   Giving us:  FONSOKFOHECDRKESCK

Clue/Question:  She loved the new designer sandals.  One pair in particular – – –

Pre-Answer:  4 Words  (7-letters) (3-letters) (5-letters) (3-letters)

 

 

Answer:  KNOCKED HER SOCKS OFF

(Wow!  An 18 letter answer.  That’s about as big as they come.  No new clue words today, but every single jumble came up as new!  “HOTFUR” sounds either like a new compound word, or lyrics to a Van Halen song!  The answer letter layout was a master jumble!  I thought that the answer was going to be harder to get, but when I saw that there were two Fs, I knew one of the words was going to be OFF.  Fun cartoon.  My friend, George, who has sold shoes for nearly 40 years, is celebrating his birthday today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Fairly Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/16

Grand Canyon, from South Rim near Visitor Center

Grand Canyon, from South Rim near Visitor Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Standing at the brink of grandeur.

UNOCE  =  OUNCE,  LIHEW  =WHILE,  ALPEDD  =  PADDLE,  SOBBAR  =  ABSORB   —   Giving us:  ONEWHLDDLAOB

Clue/Question:  Their tour of the Grand Canyon began with their guide saying – – –

Grand Canyon in Winter

Grand Canyon in Winter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOW AND BEHOLD

(Good pun!  It took me a bit to figure it out.  All of the clue words were old favorites, but all of their jumbles came up as new.  I got all of them immediately.  The answer letter layout kept me off balance for a good bit.  The quotation marks had me puzzled for a while.  The expression is kind of redundant, but I guess it’s called for when you’re dealing with something so awe inspiring.  I’ve flown over the Grand Canyon, but I’ve yet to visit it.  Some day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/16

Visual Description:  Who startled who?

FIWTS  =  SWIFT,  GETAN  =  AGENT,  BOAAEM  =  AMOEBA,  RYLUSE  =  SURELY   —   Giving us:  WIANMASRY

Clue/Question:  When the scuba diver startled the octopus, it put him – – –

English: Line art drawing of a SCUBA diver

English: Line art drawing of a SCUBA diver (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN ARMS WAY

(Let the intellectual, linguistic purist, snobs pooh pooh us all they want!  We are proud of being fans of the stinky pun!  But, could somebody turn on the exhaust fan, because that one was extra stanky!

There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles came up as new, “boaaem” and “ryluse”.  I had no trouble with any of them.  The answer letter layout was another excellent jumble.  Nice and cryptic.  Another great cartoon, too.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the upper right hand portion of the sea contains a pod of whales or porpoises.  On the really reduced sized jumbles they must look like dots!  I understand that octopuses are very intelligent, but they just freak me the hell out!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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