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Jumble Solved – 08/06/22

Today's Iron-Clad Betting Stategy: The Big Six Wheel | Vital Vegas

Visual Description:  Lost Wages, NV.

OVPTI  =  PIVOT,  TBYAT  =  BATTY,  GGEEAN  =  ENGAGE,  NHRETC  =  TRENCH   —   Giving us:  IOTBTTEGGETRN

Clue/Question:  Thanks to their ad campaign, business at the casino was – – –

New Slots and Casino Games To Look Out For In 2021

Answer:  GETTING BETTOR

(Casino gambling, and sports gambling, were once one of the three societal sins.  But with the advent of state lotteries, the state governments realized that there was SO MUCH more to be made/earned by their citizen’s losses, that they have been expanding it more and more.  You don’t even have to leave home in many cases, as some states allow you to wager on your phone apps.  It has grown so big, so fast, that most people don’t consider it any kind of a danger anymore.  And, marijuana has been made legal – in varying degree – in all but four states: Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas and South Carolina.  While a few states have begun to decriminalize even harder drugs.  How long before we get some Jumbles dealing with previously illegal drugs?  It really wouldn’t be any different than the ones that show the occasional characters enjoying a cocktail/wine/beer.  Somewhere down the road – despite our puritanical heritage and longstanding mindset – more states may address the third traditional societal sin, and decriminalize and regulate prostitution!  It’s always been known as “the world’s oldest profession”, and with the rationale that legalizing it would remove the criminal element/human trafficking, and put the power in the hands of the providers, it would make as much sense as the other – formerly – societal sins.  THAT would really open up some Jumble puns!  But, for now, we’ll have to settle for gambling puns.

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database!  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  However, we have definitely seen “tbyat” in earlier Jumbles.  They all came to me very quickly.  The answer letter layout was another thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  By itself, nothing obvious about it.  But the quotation marks really made for a quick solve.

Fun cartoon of a couple about to walk into the casino.  I like how Jeff has shown us the game with the best odds of winning:  blackjack, and the two games with the worst odds of winning:  the Big Six Wheel and the slot machines.  Folks play the slots and the wheel because they don’t require any strategy or thought, just luck.  And, the casinos rake in the money on those games.  Fun Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 08/05/22

Why Do my Mosquito Bites Sting and Swell? - Crafty Morning

Visual Description:  Scathing skeeters.

IRDIG  =  RIGID,  KIRCT  =  TRICK,  GNEEIN  =  ENGINE,  SUMBAH  =  AMBUSH  —  Giving us:  RIITRKGNEAMBS

Clue/Question:  The mosquitoes’ comments about the human were – – –

How Can I Help Protect My Kids From Mosquito Bites? - AFC Urgent Care

Answer:  BITING REMARKS

(An excellent stinky Jumble pun!  Considering that only the female mosquitoes bite humans, and other animals, you could also say that they were catty remarks.  But there’s no pun in that!  And, why have we – traditionally – attributed cats to women, and dogs to men?  Guys can be just as catty, and women can be dirty dogs too.  Must be one of those old “sexist” things, like referring to ships as “she”.  Moving on.

We’ve seen all four of these clue words in past Jumbles.  However, all four of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  None of them gave me any trouble today though.  The answer letter layout was a thoughtful thirteen letter jumble.  Terrifically cryptic.  Just knowing that mosquitoes bite made for a quick solve though.

Fun cartoon of a pair of MONSTER mosquitoes about to bite into the back of this poor guy’s neck.  I guess he should’ve worn DEET, or some other repellent.  Of course, I’ve been bitten by mosquitoes in the past, but they do seem to have a preference for younger, darker skin.  Maybe I’m a little more sensitive, and I brush them off, or squash them, before they can bite me?  But my wife and my daughter get bitten far more frequently than I do.  Believe me, I’m not complaining either!  Mosquitoes suck!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 08/04/22

How Much is a 1954 Wheat Penny Worth? (Price Chart)

Visual Description:  Talking Heads!

CEETL  =  ELECT,  NITKH  =  THINK,  WIWOLL  =  WILLOW,  TIUROS  =  SUITOR   —   Giving us:  ECTTHNWOWSTOR

Clue/Question:  A conversation between the pennies included their – – –

1954-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Coin Value, Facts

Answer:  TWO CENTS WORTH

(And, that’s about the cost of producing a single penny these days.  Even though they only contain a trace amount of copper the Treasury Department can’t make them for what they’re worth.  There has been some serious talk about discontinuing the penny for this very reason.  Pennies were the first, and pretty much the only, coin I’ve ever seriously collected.  I collected the state quarters too, but it’s not really the same.  I have the entire set, plus multiple duplicates.  I would’ve liked to have collected the national parks series too, but they did a very halfhearted job of promoting them, which has been very surprising to me.  I do have a number of them, but no album/folders.  I’m sure they’re available online.

No new clue words again today.  However, all of today’s jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  I had some difficulty unraveling “tiuros”.  Fortunately, the final answer was very obvious, so I was able to back into “suitor”, after a few additional looks at ORTS.  But the answer letter layout was a terrific thirteen letter jumble, despite the clearly recognizable final answer.

Fine cartoon of the dueling Abe Lincolns.  Did you guys notice the date on the left penny?  No, it’s not the year of David L. Hoyt’s birth!  It’s the year that the original Jumble came out.  But in those early years it was called “Scramble”.  I’m not sure when the name changed over.  But a very satisfying Jumble solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 08/03/22

Caesar Buttermilk Dressing Recipe | CDKitchen.com

Visual Description:  Pre, or apres, the entree?

VALEE  =  LEAVE,  LESLP  =  SPELL,  WEHRSD  =  SHREWD,  DZCIAO  =  ZODIAC   —   Giving us:  EAESELSHRZDIA

Clue/Question:  The romaine, Parmesan, dressing, etc. looked so yummy, he wanted to – – –

Caesar's Salad - Hotel Caesars

Answer:  SIEZEHER SALAD

(Nine times out of ten, I’m ordering the Caesar salad.  With my meal, that is!  I rarely order just a salad.  Ooh, but I do like a nice chicken Caesar salad!  Sometimes I’ll ask for Italian, or some kind of vinaigrette dressing.  But I’m not really a fan of French, Russian, or Thousand Island.  We all have our preferences.  Right?

All of today’s clue words already reside on the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  However, we have assuredly seen “valee” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  Terrifically cryptic!  But the aggressiveness of the boyfriend/hubby, along with the quotation marks and hyphen in the final answer slots, made for a quick solve.

Fine cartoon of the couple at the restaurant.  Classic looking – modern day – waiter, wielding the pepper mill.  Both the patrons appear to be enjoying a drink with dinner.  You can see the QR code for the menu on the table.  I’ve been hearing, and reading, that people are largely done with QR codes, and would rather have traditional menus.  Maybe the latest monkey-pox scare will cause folks to think again.  We’ll see.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 08/01/22

Kite Sunday - Life Point Church

Visual Description:  Barefoot in the Park?

LXPIE  =  PIXEL,  LYALR  =  RALLY,  RPZIEP  =  ZIPPER,  JOCEBT  =  OBJECT   —   Giving us:  ERAZEBE

Clue/Question:  The wind was perfect, which made flying the kite – – –

8 Great Places to Fly a Kite Around Seattle and Beyond | ParentMap

Answer:  A BREEZE

(This was basically a Junior Jumble!  Not exactly the toughest one the boys have offered us lately.  But like they say:  it is what it is!  Maybe this was designed – specifically – for a Monday morning, in the dog days of summer.  We’re all a little dehydrated, and not exactly on our A games, so the guys are taking it easy on us.  Yeah.  Let’s go with that.

All clue words of the world famous ralis95 clue word database today!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “lyalr” in a previous Jumble.  Part of it reminded me of a comment in a Facebook posting I read this weekend.  The woman was trying to say “y’all”, but she wrote “yal”.  I think the whole “Y’all” usage has gotten WAY outta hand anyway, but at least you can spell it correctly!  Maybe this an internet/texting shorthand – that a certain generation uses – but it was the first time I had encountered it.  And, to me, it just sounded extra ignorant.  The answer letter layout was a slight seven letter jumble.  By itself it wasn’t obvious, but in the context of the cartoon, dialog, and clue/question the final answer was pretty obvious.

Fine cartoon of a young family enjoying a day in the park.  It looks like this is a nice park in Chicago.  My kite flying skills are only slightly superior to my hula hooping skills.  I think I must be related to Charlie Brown, or something.  “Rats!”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Solved – 07/31/22

Mother Cat and Her Kittens Cats Kittens DIY Cross Stitch - Etsy Canada

Visual Description:  The lovable litter.

DATIER  =  TIRADE,  MOUNLC  =  COLUMN,  TEBUPA  =  UPBEAT,  COSTEK  =  SOCKET,  NRYREO  =  ORNERY,  KEOIVN  =  INVOKE   —   Giving us:  TDCLBAETONEIOK

Clue/question:  The tabby that gave birth to such a large litter loved the whole – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  “(6-letters)”  (8-letters)

HD mother cat and kitten wallpapers | Peakpx

Answer:  KITTEN CABOODLE

(Being a sucker for most of the linguistic no-nos, such as puns . . . and alliteration, I always assumed it was Kit and Kaboodle.  The “K” spelling is a semi-acceptable variation, but the traditional, “correct” spelling is with a “C”.  Either way – phonetically – it still qualifies as alliteration, for me.

Unofficially, David L. Hoyt has given up on giving us new clue words.  What are you going to do?  You can’t get blood from a stone!  At least five of the six jumbles are coming up as new.  The only one that we’ve definitely seen before is “costek”.  I liked the jumbles “tebupa” and “mounlc”.  The answer letter layout was a formidable fourteen letter jumble.  But possibly due to the set up of the final answer slots, and the quotation marks, I was able to get the final answer immediately today.

Cute cartoon of the mama cat, and her five playful kittens.  All baby animals are cute, but even people who don’t care for cats have to admit that kittens are pretty darn cute!  Easy, but fun Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 07/30/22

MANGIA, Capurso - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Reservations - Tripadvisor

Visual Description:  Queuing for a seat.

TAGNR  =  GRANT,  LUFTA  =  FAULT,  DOUTIS  =  STUDIO,  NODENT  =  TENDON   —   Giving us:  GNAUSTIOTDN

Clue/Question:  They were willing to wait in a long line to eat there, because the food was – – –

Google restaurant wait times will save you from queue-induced boredom

Answer:  OUTSTANDING

(Worth the wait, huh?  Some places definitely are.  Others don’t always live up to the hype.  Sometimes it’s more about seeing, and being seen, than the actual dining.  Especially with these ritzier places.  You also see lines for these fad foods, like the Cro-Nuts, cupcakes, avocado toast, etc. and certain chicken sandwiches.  Meh!  Not a fan of having to wait.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles did come up as new for me though.  However, we’ve definitely seen both “lufta” and “doutis” in previous Jumbles.  No real stumpers for me.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble, but it didn’t stop me from seeing the final answer immediately.

Fine cartoon of Jeff and Kathy about to be seated at the trendy ristorante.  Have no idea if this is an actual place, or just something Jeff came up with.  I hope the food was good though!  Mangia!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 07/29/22

1st Grade Math Skills, What Your Child Will Learn, Komodo Math

Visual Description:  Addition session.

LNGUF  =  FLUNG,  HGURS  =  SHRUG,  NIETTN  =  INTENT,  DUTEMI  =  TEDIUM   —   Giving us:  UGSHNTIM

Clue/Question:  No matter what numbers are added together, the total will equal – – –

What to Expect From a First Grade Math Curriculum

Answer:  SUMTHING

(LOL!  I think if David L. Hoyt HAD put in – the expected – hyphen the final answer would’ve been a bit too obvious.  Either way, it made for a good pun.  It reminds me of the – now – politically incorrect joke of the Chinese kid named Sum Ting Wong!  Wrong?  Sure, but at least it is one of the cleaner ones.

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  I really liked “hgurs” and “dutemi”.  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  Very decently cryptic!  The quotation marks were a big clue.

Kind of a stock elementary classroom cartoon.  I believe that is Miss Crabapple, teaching the tots, at the whiteboard.  Remember when it was the blackboard?  And chalk?  And having to clean the erasers outside, by clapping them together?  I wonder which is unhealthier, breathing in the chalk dust, or the fumes from the magic markers?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 07/28/22

What really happens in the cockpit when the autopilot is on?

Visual Description:  Departing duo.

CLKOF  =  FLOCK,  TWHAC  =  WATCH,  RFMAIF  =  AFFIRM,  KOVEIN  =  INVOKE   —   Giving us:  FOKWTAFROKE

Clue/Question:  After so many flights over such a short period of time, the pilot was ready to – – –

Cockpit view of the Embraer 195 flown by two female airline pilots - YouTube

Answer:  TAKE OFF WORK

(Excellent Jumble pun!  It seems that most pilots of commercial airlines either come from the south/southwest, or they affect that accent.  It’s all folksy sounding, like the guy that used to do the Radio Shack commercials, or the guy when you first call up the Discover Card.  I guess it’s supposed to put the passengers more at ease than some guy from Brooklyn saying:  We’ll be flying through some violent thunderstorms today, but ayyy . . . fuhgeddaboudit!

Today’s clue words are all familiar, and some were even appropriate.  The cockpit crew has to watch for a flock of birds, so they don’t have to invoke emergency actions and maneuvers.  And, then they won’t have to affirm us of our safety.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “twhac” before.  The answer letter layout was an elusive eleven letter jumble.  I thought I might have to write out the consonants, and then the vowels, in order to get the final answer, but it came to me after a couple of looks.

Fine drawing of the pilot and co-pilot in the airline’s cockpit.  You can see the control tower in the distance, and a couple of other planes that have just taken off.  And, a nice attention to detail in the cockpit.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Solved – 07/26/22

Are Thrift Stores Safe? Vintage Shopping During COVID

Visual Description:  Thrift shopping.

CUEND  =  DUNCE,  SEDSR  =  DRESS,  FROVLA  =  FLAVOR,  HERYOT  =  THEORY   —   Giving us:  DNEDSFLATEO

Clue/Question:  The vintage sweater with so many buttons was – – –

The 9 Best Thrift Shops in California!

Answer:  OLD-“FASTENED

(Yeah.  I guess OLD FASHIONED is hyphenated sometimes!  But this was a very clever, stinky pun!  My daughter LOVES shopping at thrift shops.  In a lot of them you just pay by the pound!  Now, that’s a good deal!  I’ve got a lot of old suits that I probably should donate to one of these places.  All I really need is a nice blue one for happy occasions, and a black one for funerals.  Right?

Classic clue words again today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “cuend” before.  The answer letter layout was an elusive eleven letter jumble!  It did an excellent job of disguising the final answer.

Great cartoon of some smart shoppers at a second-hand store.  I can’t make out the name of the store though.  I can usually read backwards, but the small cursive is making it difficult for me.  The multi-buttoned sweater is a little much, but I do like the argyle one  the other lady is holding.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


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