Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'

Jumble Spoiler – 01/20/22

Boeing 747: Why the jumbo jet was designed with a hump | Stuff.co.nz

Visual Description:  Good Morning Starshine!

MMMOY  =  MOMMY,  SIJTO  =  JOIST,  JCOTBE  =  OBJECT,  BSEUUD  =  SUBDUE   —   Giving us:  MMMJOTOBJUBUE

Clue/Question:  The planes were chatting near the gates.  The nonsensical one was a – – –

Ask the Captain: Do planes have reverse?

Answer:  MUMBO JUMBO JET

(At least he looks calm.  You wouldn’t want to make him angry.  There are many times when it’s just more practical to patronize some folk.  And, there really is no reason to question some things.  Oliver knew this when he wrote “Good Morning Starshine”, just as The Chiffons did when they wrote “He’s So Fine”, and Francis Albert did with “Strangers in the Night”.  Okay, initially many people did question “Doo lang, doo lang, doo lang” and “scooby dooby doo”, but we all kinda learned to roll with it.  Can you kids come up with some other songs with silly lyrics???

As per usual, there were no new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles have come up as new for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “sijto” some time ago.  I’ve finally gotten used to the fairly obscure word “joist”!  The jumble that took me a few looks was “bseuud”.  But I was able to “subdue” the answer without having to back into it.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  But when I saw the bulbous dome of the 747 the word JUMBO jumped out at me!  So, that made for a quick solve.  Apparently, the word mumbo is not recognized in the U.K., as WordPress seems to think it’s an error.  They must not use the phrase mumbo-jumbo, as even combined they think it’s an error!  Bollocks, I say!

Cute cartoon of animated aeroplanes.  They all appear to be jets.  Is the 747 a jumbo jet, or a Jumble jet?  Maybe our guys are rich enough to own their own 747.  Kinda like John Travolta.  I’m not sure I’d care to fly on a jet piloted by Vinnie Barbarino!  “There’s the runway, Captain.  What?  The runway.  It’s time to land the plane!  Where?  Right down there!  Oh, yeah.”  Not a real confidence builder.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthdays to Edwin McCain, and to Greg K. of The Offspring!  (But first . . . a little Oliver.)

Jumble Spoiler – 01/19/22

Isla Holbox: Things to Do + Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Visual Description:  Breezy pickup.

DARUF  =  FRAUD,  CATTR  =  TRACT,  RARPOL  =  PARLOR,  TURAOH  =  AUTHOR   —   Giving us:  FADTRAPAOTHO

Clue/Question:  Her sombrero blew off onto the beach but was picked up – – –

Travel to Cancun: Documents, Requirements and Restrictions

Answer:  AT THE DROP OF A HAT

(Boy!  A real Johnny-on-the-spot there!  Lucky for her that he’s been stalking her???  Can you blame the guy?  Hey!  I wonder why his hat is staying on?!  A snugger fit maybe?  Who knows!  Some places say the Jumble pun phrase comes from signaling the start of a race, by either dropping a hat, or sweeping it in a downward motion.  I don’t know if that’s accurate, but I’d buy that.

All of today’s clue words are currently on the ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “daruf” and “cattr” in previous Jumbles.  No trouble today unscrambling any of them.  The answer letter layout was terrific twelve letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  The final answer slots layout was the big clue for me.

Fun cartoon of people on the beach.  Somewhere in Mexico, no doubt.  Cabo San Lucas?  Puerto Vallarta?  Cancun?  Acapulco?  I don’t know, as I’ve yet to visit Mexico.  It looks warm and sunny though.  Of course I liked the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon, over our hero’s shoulder!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to John Wozniak of Marcy Playground!

Jumble Spoiler – 01/18/22

Hard Luck Pool Hall, Bar & Lounge

Visual Description:  Can you feel the love?

EOYRF  =  FOYER,  VALGE  =  GAVEL,  STATET  =  ATTEST,  LHUEMI  =  HELIUM   —   Giving us:  FERGAETTTLI

Clue/Question:  They re-surfaced the pool table, and – – –

How Much Does It Cost to Refelt a Pool Table (DIY and Professional Costs)?  - Man Cave Advisor

Answer:  IT FELT GREAT

(A clean slate!  Covered by a brand new, fresh, smooth layer of felt.  All the other tables are green with envy.  Or burgundy, or blue . . . or any number of colors these days.  It’s not like the old days, when just about every pool table was green.  But felt is felt.

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  But it looks like all of the jumbles are new.  The only one I struggled with was “lhuemi”.  I took the easy way out, and backed into “helium”.  There was enough of the answer letter layout, without the LI, for me to solve the final answer.  The final answer slots made that easy for me.  But it’s an excellent eleven letter jumble.

Fun cartoon of some billiards devotees at their favorite pool hall.  And the proud owner of the establishment!  I like the overhead lights too!  Just not sure what that is on the guy’s baseball cap.  It looks kind of like a slug!  Not sure of the relevance of that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/22

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Depression and Empathy That Contributed to  His Humanity – Constellation Behavioral Health

Visual Description:  Not as bad as painting yourself into a corner!

PYUSO  =  SOUPY,  HISSU  =  SUSHI,  SAYEIL  =  EASILY,  CAMPTI  =  IMPACT   —   Giving us:  SPSIESMT

Clue/Question:  The staircase wasn’t going to be finished on schedule because of the – – –

Betty White Challenge' to support Minnesota animal shelters

Answer:  MISSTEPS

(A real Monday morning groaner!  This is one of the ways you know it’s Monday.  But a stinky pun is better than no pun at all.  It looks like someone miscalculated when they took the job.  They underestimated how much wood they would need.  A real faux pas!

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles did come up as new, but we’ve seen “hissu” in prior Jumbles.  It was the only jumble to trip me up some.  But I got it.  Hey, I don’t like much fish that is cooked, so it’s no wonder “sushi” doesn’t jump off the page for me.  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.

Great cartoon of the bumbling carpenters.  Clearly, neither one of them are members of Mensa!  I hope at least one of them has a cell phone!  Without those lower steps I’m not sure how stable the staircase is.  I hope they have some way of getting out of there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Happy 100th anniversary of Betty White’s birth!   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/22

Palisades Interstate Park: The Complete Guide

Visual Description:  Peeking from the peak.

DYOITD  =  ODDITY,  YOPOKS  =  SPOOKY,  RIMOFN  =  INFORM,  TUORPO  =  UPROOT,  LOOERI  =  ORIOLE,  OMEEVR  =  REMOVE   —   Giving us:  OTOKINFUOTOLRO

Clue/Question:  The hikers found the mountaintop scenic view area after being – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (2-letters)  THE  (7-letters)  (3-letters)  (2-letters)

The Palisades cliffs, a natural monument in New Jersey

Answer:  ON THE LOOKOUT FOR IT

(Loooking goood!  Who used to say that?  Somebody Latino, I’m pretty sure.  It was a long time ago.  Maybe it was Cheech Marin?  Maybe it was from an old SNL skit?  Does it ring any bells with any of you guys?  As you drive up the Palisades Interstate Parkway, from NYC – well, actually from Fort Lee, NJ – there are a couple of scenic overlooks that you can stop at.  The Palisades rise to a height of 540 feet on the west side of the Hudson River, giving people a great view.  The PIP is a very scenic drive.  You wouldn’t believe you’re only a couple of miles from one of the most populous cities in the world.  At least early on.  It runs 38.25 miles, up to the Bear Mountain Bridge.

No surprises on the clue word scene!  They’re all members of the ralis95 clue word database.  However, every one of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  I had to skip over “tuorpo”, and come back to it.  I saw the other five right off the bat though.  We had “oddity” last Sunday!  If David L. Hoyt is on the lookout for a “new” five-letter clue word he should use SPOOK.  It’s NOT on the list.  The answer letter layout was a forceful fourteen letter jumble.  I found nothing obvious about it.  The clue/question, and the great cartoon, set up the final answer very nicely.

Great cartoon of the scenic overlook.  It looks like they’re pretty high up there.  There seems to be a winding river down below.  Lots of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthdays to:  Katherine Anderson Schaffner of The Marvelettes, Maxine Jones of En Vogue, and Sade!

Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/22

Disney Doppelgangers: Baloo & Little John - YouTube

Visual Description:  Baloo’s booboo!

YBGAB  =  GABBY,  OTDSO  =  STOOD,  TWREET  =  WETTER,  FAINTN  =  INFANT   —   Giving us:  ABBSODWEERFAN

Clue/Question:  When the grizzly returned empty handed, he was the – – –

A History of Disney Bears | Rotoscopers

Answer:  BEAR OF BAD NEWS

(Aww!  He waited too long to go to the store, and now he’s disappointed his wifey!  For him, forgetting the honey means he’ll get no sugar tonight.  Anyway, this might be a good time for him to start hibernating.  A fine silly pun for a Saturday morning.

Once again, all of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database, yet all of the jumbles seem to be coming up as new.  I was able to see them all immediately though.  The answer letter layout made for a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  I thought it was wonderfully cryptic.  The final answer slots, and the quotation marks, made for a quick solve though.

Very cute cartoon of a domestic bear kitchen.  I’ve heard of lipstick on a pig, but never on a bear!  It looks like Papa Bear has put on the extra weight to make it through the winter.  I liked the little bear container of honey in Mama Bear’s paw!  Very entertaining.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Pitbull!

Jumble Spoiler – 01/14/22

Ancient Music - Cavemen - YouTube

Visual Description:  Trans caveman?

NRHOO  =  HONOR,  PADLI  =  PLAID,  RXILEI  =  ELIXIR,  FOTRIP  =  PROFIT   —   Giving us:  ONOPIDEIRPFT

Clue/Question:  His craftsmanship and expertise at making spears was a – – –

The Flintstones Photo: Pebbles Flintstone | Pebbles flintstone, Flintstones,  Classic cartoon characters

Answer:  POINT OF PRIDE

(This Jumble pun is a kind of alliterative barb.  I have to give the boys a tip of the hat for this one.  This Jumble has an air of originality to it.  I can’t remember when we last had a Jumble that featured cavemen too!  I suppose this pun could have worked just as well with Indigenous Americans making arrows, but you have to be very careful in how you depict them these days.  No matter how dignified you try to draw them someone is bound to cause a prickle.  That’s the world we live in these days, folks.

Another day where all of the clue words are on the the ralis95 clue word database, but all of their jumbles have come up as new, for me.  I guess I was in the zone, as none of them gave me any trouble.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous twelve letter jumble.  Sufficiently cryptic.  The humongous clue – of course – was the cartoon caveman touching the tine of the spear.

Very interesting cartoon depiction of the cavemen.  The customer is pretty standard.  But it looks like our craftsman is sporting the Pebbles Flintstone hairdo.  Many primitive cultures tolerated alternative lifestyles.  To them it just didn’t matter how someone chose to live their life.  I guess in some ways folks 40,000 years ago were pretty enlightened.  We’re still trying to get there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy 86th birthday to Clarence Carter!  (I love singing along to this song!)

Jumble Spoiler – 01/13/22

Grandfather and grandson fishing - National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Visual Description:  Grandparents fall for their grandchildren hook, line, and sinker!

RYUFR  =  FURRY,  ETLTI  =  TITLE,  CEAUNN  =  NUANCE,  WEREPT  =  PEWTER   —   Giving us:  RRTLAEETE

Clue/Question:  Being able to go fishing with his granddaughter was a – – –

226 Grandpa And Granddaughter Fishing Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free  Images - iStock

Answer:  REEL TREAT

(A real piscine pun!  I’m pretty sure we’ve had this pun before, but sometimes they’re worth reviving.  Like today’s Jumble!  The word “reel” has a number of meanings.  Besides a cylinder for winding fishing line, or film, etc., it can be a kind of Irish or Scottish dance, and it can also mean to stagger and falter.  Really!

All of today’s clue words are already members of the ralis95 clue word database.  Yet, all of their jumbles have come up as new!  But I was able to se them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a nifty nine letter jumble.  There was a cryptic angle to it.  But of course, the quotation marks kind of gave the final answer away.

Cute cartoon of Gramps and Granddaughter enjoying a day of fishing.  That fish definitely looks annoyed.  I’ve never seen a fish with eyebrows before though!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Graham “Suggs” McPherson of Madness! (One of the great Ska/British New Wave groups of the late ’70s and ’80s!)

Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/22

World's Worst Hypnotist Can't Wake Up Teenage Girls Under His Spell - TSM  Interactive

Visual Description:  “Niagara Falls!  Slowly I turn.  Step by step.  Inch by inch.”

OTGUR  =  GROUT,  NYEPN  =  PENNY,  TGRREE  =  REGRET,  DCFAAE  =  FACADE   —   Giving us:  RTNNEECA

Clue/Question:  The hypnotist’s new door made a great – – –

How To Hypnotize Someone (Powerful Techniques) - Rebel Magic

Answer:  ENTRANCE

(An enticing stinky pun!  But it’s not often that the guys – David L. Hoyt specifically – give us a homographic pun.  It’s also not often that an ordinary portal can be so mesmerizing.  But just the right design could lead to a hypnotic trance.  Theoretically that is.

All of today’s clue words have been seen before.  Though, three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “nyepn” in previous Jumbles.  I didn’t think that any of them were all that tough.  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  Nothing obvious abut it at all.

Jeff really hammed up this cartoon.  The hypnotist looks like a real Svengali.  Even a little sinister.  He certainly has that couple under his spell.  That’s the stereotype of hypnotism, that it make people into obedient zombies.  It’s right out of the old movies.  But it made for a fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthdays to Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay, and Melanie Chisholm “Sporty Spice” of Spice Girls!

Jumble Spoiler – 01/11/22

Mount Everest | Height, Location, Map, Facts, Climbers, & Deaths |  Britannica

Visual Description:  This girl is Hella Good!

OWSNO  =  SWOON,  NOOEZ  =  OZONE,  NIREHD  =  HINDER,  TYOKTN  =  KNOTTY   —   Giving us:  SWNOEHNKOT

Clue/Question:  How high is Mount Everest?  She replied with 29,032 feet, which was – – –

Djibouti - Students | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

Answer:  ON THE KNOWS

(When you’re in the know . . . you can be on the nose!  Or, on point.  Or, spot on, dead on, on the ball, on the button, on track, on the money, or right on!  When you’re correct you’re correct all the way, from your first warm baguette to the last cry of No Way!  I haven’t seen the Spielberg remake yet, but the original will always live in my mind as an untouchable classic.

I think I’ve been doing this too long.  Even without checking, I knew all of today’s clue words have been used before.  But I still check anyway.  We had “swoon” very recently.  The word “knotty” spells out in alphabetical order.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “owsno” and “nooez” in earlier Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  I saw ON and THE right away.  And, from SWNKO I was able to see KNOWS.  I wasn’t really expecting this answer.  Don’t ask me why.

The cartoon is priceless!  Little Tommy, next to Miss Smarty Pants, is completely dumbfounded!  And, little Ralphie, behind Tommy, is really hoping that this won’t be on the test.  Some little kids are really into geographical things.  My son was when he was little.  He could tell you countries, and their capitals, that you’d probably never heard of.  His favorite country was Djibouti!  And it’s capital:  Djibouti City.  He just loved saying Djibouti!  It always cracked him up!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthdays to Tom Dumont of No Doubt, and to Vicki Peterson of The Bangles!


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