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Jumble Solved – 11/21/22

Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier | French aviators | Britannica

Visual Description:  Ballooning bros!

PAPYL  =  APPLY,  USISE  =  ISSUE,  SKYCOT  =  STOCKY,  SEREMU  =  RESUME   —   Giving us:  PPIRTKEU

Clue/Question:  When the Montgolfier brothers did a great job with their hot air balloon, people said – – –

The History of Hot Air Ballooning and the challenge of the Montgolfier  Brothers – BARCELONA BALLOON FLIGHTS

Answer:  KEEP IT UP

( . . . with Viagra!  Or Cialis!  I guess they’re both about the same.  Not that I’d know, mind you.  Yer Uncle is as virile as ever!  Okay, now that we’ve gotten that elephant in the room out of the way, let’s get back to the Jumble.  Twas a noble stinky pun.  Following in a recent aeronautical trend.  Though pretty much going back to the dawn of man in the air.  Brothers Jack-Stephen and Joe were 18th Century inventors, who set the stage for manned flight, with their 1783 first flight, in their hot air balloon.  Their first – unmanned – flight – using a few farm animals – took place at Versailles, with Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in attendance.  About a month later brother Stephen was the first man to go up in the balloon.  Pretty heady stuff.

All four of today’s clue words have flown by us before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “usise” and “skycot” in earlier Jumbles.  For some reason I had some difficulty getting “resume”!  The answer letter layout was a slight eight letter jumble.  Sufficiently cryptic.  Short answers, with short words, are always pretty fast solves for me.

I always enjoy it when Jeff gives us these historical Jumbles.  They are some of my favorites.  The guest cartoonist week is always a fun little diversion from what we’re used to, but I’m glad it’s only a week.  I prefer our home cooking!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 11/20/22

Dream Chaser, or the Private Space Shuttle - Owlcation

Visual Description:  Rich-folk re-entry.

TRIPAE  =  PIRATE,  CHUCRO  =  CROUCH,  WASKQU  =  SQUAWK,  GLIESH  =  SLEIGH,  RASBDU  =  ABSURD,  TONTEP  =  POTENT   —   Giving us:  PITROCUKSEIRDTNT

Clue/Question:  The first space tourists to completely orbit the earth will have – – –

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

How You — Yes, You — Can Get to Space | Discover Magazine

Answer:  ROUNDTRIP TICKETS

(One-way wouldn’t be very practical.  Now would it?  I don’t know if this is SpaceX, Blue Origin, or Virgin Galactic, but all of them have gotten into the space tourism industry.  The rides certainly don’t come cheap.  $250K to $500K for a suborbital flight, and an actual orbit is MUCH more expensive.  So, you too can go up to space for about the cost of your house!  That kind of extravagance is positively absurd to me.  But with some folks . . . money is no object.

All of today’s clue words are on the world famous ralis95 clue word database!  However, all six of today’s jumbles are coming up as new for me.  I got the first five clue words immediately, but it took me a few looks to see “potent”.  The answer letter layout was a stupendous sixteen letter jumble.  Spectacularly cryptic.  But the combination of the word “orbit” in the clue/question, the dialog line of: I can’t believe we just saw the whole planet, and the hyphenated first and second final answer words led me to ROUND-TRIP.  The ITCKSET got me to TICKETS.

Fine cartoon of what looks like a shuttle craft, with a pilot, co-pilot and some passengers re-entering the earth’s atmosphere.  Hopefully, the splash-down, or whatever landing they’re doing, is a smooth one.  Great Jumble pun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/19/22

Comic books in 'Wizard of Id Collections'

Visual Description:  After work complaints.

PLUIP  =  PUPIL,  LYADI  =  DAILY,  LOTFAA  =  AFLOAT,  RLONEL  =  ENROLL   —   Giving us:  PLAIYAOANR

Clue/Question:  When the King kept changing his mind on the Wizard’s spells, it became – – –

The Wizard of Id - Wikipedia

Answer:  A ROYAL PAIN

(A classic stinky pun, from a classic comic strip!  I grew up reading “The Wizard of Id”, as well as “B.C.”  also – originally – by Johhny Hart, but now also drawn/written by Mason Mastroianni.  Neither are carried in my local paper, but because it is a Gannett newspaper I can see them via my newspaper’s online edition.  Reading them is almost like going home again!

All classic clue words today.  But surprisingly, all of today’s jumbles are coming up as new for me!  None of them were all that tough though.  The answer letter layout was a taut ten letter jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The combination of the cartoon’s visual, the leading nature of the clue/question, and the layout of the final answer slots made for a quick solve for me.

Great cartoon of the worn out Wiz, sitting in his favorite chair, with Blanch – his wife – bringing him a cup of tea . . . or something.  I never knew the name of the spirit of the vat, but he’s a prominent character.  I’m so glad that Mason Mastroianni is carrying on his grandfather’s legacy.  I hate it when an old favorite comic strip dies off.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/18/22

What happened here? What are the kids saying to each other? | Inference  pictures, Inferencing, Reading classroom

Visual Description:  BIG Oops!

SUEOD  =  DOUSE,  TODIT  =  DITTO,  MFLBUE  =  FUMBLE,  GNYURH  =  HUNGRY   —   Giving us:  DUEDIOFLENGR

Clue/Question:  Mile’s dreams of being a pilot are over since he’ll soon be – – –

Los Angeles Times redraws comics pages with five fresh titles - Los Angeles  Times

Answer:  GROUNDED FOR LIFE

(A wonderfully stinky pun, utilizing the quintessential parental admonition.  Which is always a gross exaggeration anyway.  It’s more likely Miles will be grounded for either two weeks, or perhaps a month.  But breaking both a window AND a television???  I’m betting on the month!  Two weeks for each breakage.  Poor kid.  He’s definitely too young for a remote control airplane anyway.

All of today’s clue words have been used in previous Jumbles.  However, all four jumbles are coming up as new for me.  But I saw them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The leading nature of the clue/question, along with the final answer slots layout with the word FOR, made for an immediate solve for me.

Great cartoon from our guest cartoonist, Tauhid Bondia, the creator of “Crabgrass”.  The illustration looks kind of familiar, but once again this comic strip is not carried in my newspaper.  I’m digging the old school TV, with a cable box on top!  It’s nice to know that I’m not the only person in the world who still has a few of those!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/17/22

Kids Poem: Happy As A Pig In Mud - HubPages

Visual Description:  A bip bop, just relaxing in the slop . . .

FINSF  =  SNIFF,  ATHHC  =  HATCH,  MLAEBG  =  GAMBLE,  DOSIMW  =  WISDOM   —   Giving us:  SHHGAWO

Clue/Question:  What did Gary, aka Batpig, use during his mudbaths?

Rob Harrell | Nerdy Book Club

Answer:  HOGWASH

(Balderdash and horsefeathers, I say!  What kind of tomfoolery is this?  It’s a great Jumble pun, THAT’S what it is!  Hey!  If a pig wants to *identify* as a superhero, who am I to judge?  If a person *identified* as a pig would that make him a “furry”?  Maybe more of a bristly, as pig/hog hair is pretty coarse!  Surprisingly, my baby sister – who is NOT a wingnut – floated the misinformative story of children who *identify* as “furries” – and their parents – requesting litter boxes in school rest rooms!  I told her it was just hyped up right-wing hooey, but she said she heard of it . . . locally.  We changed the subject, but the next day I sent her a link that debunks the silly notion, and told her that there were a lot of copycats essentially saying:  Me too!  The whole thing is just an extreme reaction to some of the trans issues that are going on in our society.  To a certain extent, I do understand the “slippery slope” argument of a lot of things that are going on in the world today.  But I also think that all of us just need to take a breath from time to time.  Making things up just isn’t helpful.

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “finsf” in at least one previous Jumble.  They all came to me immediately, even “gamble”!  The answer letter layout was a slippery seven letter jumble.  But short answers are my specialty.  If folks can use body-wash, then I suppose pigs could use hog-wash!  I’m more of your basic soap kinda guy.  I’m not into too much artificial scent.

Great cartoon from today’s guest cartoonist, Rob Harrell, the creator of “BATPIG”.  Yet another comic strip that my newspaper doesn’t carry, but maybe that’s one reason why Gannett newspapers are suffering so!  It looks like a fun strip though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/16/22

100pc Magical Unicorns w/Colour book - The Granville Island Toy Company

Visual Description:  The loveliest of all . . .

LOTGA  =  GLOAT,  CHATP  =  PATCH,  MDOOIN  =  DOMINO,  OXUTDE  =  TUXEDO   —   Giving us:  GOAPAHDINOTDO

Clue/Question:  Marigold went on and on about her horn.  But Phoebe had to admit she – – –

Writing Routines

Answer:  HAD A GOOD POINT

(Ba-dum-tsss!  Most definitely, a good stinky pun!  Where does the legend of the unicorn come from?  What booger came up with the idea of a white horse with a single pointy horn coming out of its head, with spiraling hooves?  Sometimes they appear more goat like, but the standard visual is a horse.  I guess the more you read the more they’re different than just a horse with a horn, but the idea of the unicorn has been popularized more than any other mythical animal of lore.  Very popular with young girls, for sure.

All four of today’s clue words are from the ralis95 clue word database.  However, all four jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  It took me a few good looks to see “domino”, and even “tuxedo” took two or three looks.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  I thought it was wonderfully cryptic.  Not obvious.  The layout of the final answer slots made for a quick solve for me though.

Today’s guest cartoonist is Dana Simpson, creator of “Phoebe and her Unicorn”.  My paper doesn’t carry it, but I’m sure that some of your papers do.  I like seeing other cartoon artists than just the ones I’ve been reading for years.  I bet Dana has been a big fan of unicorns since she was a little girl.  My sister went through a unicorn phase when she was young.  Then she switched to pigs for a while.  🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️🦄  Another good one!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/15/22

Nathan's hot dog eating contest will not allow crowds this year

Visual Description:  The world’s grossest “sporting” event.

WRILS  =  SWIRL,  TULEF  =  FLUTE,  VORENG  =  GOVERN,  DGREUT  =  TRUDGE   —   Giving us:  SWIFLEGRNTUE

Clue/Question:  He couldn’t finish the hot dog eating contest because he was – – –

Welcome to the Fold: MAD's Heir to Al Jaffee | The Saturday Evening Post

Answer:  FEELING THE WURST

(I like it!  Great Jumble pun!  And, I don’t blame the poor guy.  These hot dog eating contests are kind of like the human version of watching a giant python eating a capybara.  They’re horrific and disgusting, but they certainly draw your attention.  It’s fascinating that any human being could possibly consume that amount of food, in that short amount of time.  And, the size of the person has no bearing on the feat.  I don’t know if genetics come into play, or if it’s more a matter of training your throat and stomach.  All I know is that there’s no way that I could ever do that.  Growing up, one of the running family jokes was that I was THE slowest eater!  I’m a very deliberate eater.

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Only one of the jumbles is coming up as new.  But we’ve definitely seen “tulef”, “voreng” and “dgreut” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous twelve letter jumble.  Very cryptic.  I had to write out the consonants, and then the vowels, in alphabetical order before I was able to see the WURST.  And, of course the quotation marks were a big help.  The FGLNEEI gave me FEELING.

Great cartoon from today’s guest cartoonist, Johnny Sampson!  It has been ages since I last picked up a copy of MAD Magazine.  I wasn’t even sure they were still publishing it.  I’m almost positive that Johnny wasn’t drawing for them the last time last time I bought a copy.  But he did a great job!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/14/22

I've never felt more plugger than at this moment – The Comics Curmudgeon

Visual Description:  Here’s mud in yer eye!

MHDIU  =  HUMID,  WYNOS  =  SNOWY,  RVELEC  =  CLEVER,  GANDRO  =  DRAGON   —   Giving us:  UIDSNOCEVRDRGO

Clue/Question:  When a plugger never empties the coffee filter, it could be – – –

Turkish Coffee Fortune Telling : 5 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables

Answer:  GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

(Two words of advice:  Nescafé Clasico.  All this hoopla over fresh brewed coffee is a little much, as far as I’m concerned.  Yes, we do own a coffee maker.  But it only comes out of the box when we have a party.  Otherwise we just can’t be bothered with the filter and measuring, and additional cleaning that come with it.  A quality instant is so much easier, and just as good.  But if you’ve bought into the:  Oh, it’s got to be fresh brewed . . . then knock yourself out.

All Clasico Jumble clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new.  However, we’ve definitely seen “wynos” some time in the past.  I was able to see all the clue words instant-ly.  The answer letter layout was a formidable fourteen letter jumble!  Well thought out and cryptic.  I think the seven FOR seven, in the final answer slots were my biggest clue.  But the annoyed spouse also helped.

It’s always fun when the guys allow for guest cartoonists to do the Jumble.  My newspaper does not carry “Pluggers”, but the characters kind of resemble those of “Shoe”.  That strip is big on puns too.  So, now we’ve all met Rick McKee!  Now you’re part of Jumble history!  And, a thanks to Sandy Epstein, of Fort Lauderdale, for her Jumble pun  suggestion.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 11/13/22

How to do the Daily Jumble - YouTube

Visual Description:  Clearly NOT yer Uncle!

WEVERS  =  SWERVE,  UGSUNF  =  FUNGUS,  MIARUT  =  ATRIUM,  GDYLAL  =  GLADLY,  SGPOIS  =  GOSSIP,  TOXUFO  =  OUTFOX   —   Giving us:  SWRFSARLADOSOTO

Clue/Question:  When he couldn’t solve any part of the Jumble puzzle, he was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (2-letters)  (1-letter)  (4-letters)  (3-letters)  (5-letters)

Why Horsepower Vineyards Farms Wine with Horses - Sunset Magazine

Answer:  AT A LOSS FOR WORDS

(Yer Uncle is never at a loss for words!  Even if he can’t solve the Jumble, which has happened on a few occasions.  But not recently.  But, if the guys were so inclined, this might make for a good April Fool’s joke.  The six jumbles on the paper that our frustrated friend is looking at cannot be made into common words!  Well, five of them can’t.  The bottom jumble, DONBIB can be made into DOBBIN, which is an old word for an old farm/work horse.  It’s a good thing that I keep a magnifying glass by my computer!

All six of the – actual – clue words in today’s Jumble are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Five of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “sgpois” in a previous Jumble.  OUTFOX  was the only one that I hesitated on.  As you know, I’m not a big fan of many compound words.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  If it wasn’t for the final answer being five short words I might have struggled to unscramble it.

This might sound a little arrogant, but there is a possibility that our cartoon Jumble struggler might be yer Uncle Rave!  He’s undoubtedly a mature gentleman, who wears glasses.  But – and the guys don’t know this but – yer Uncle is sporting the rock star hair these days!  And, I’m not a southpaw.  Upon further review, it looks like the Jumble in the cartoon is in a Jumble book, and not the newspaper!  Good Sunday fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/12/22

Love story of a wild Canadian Goose and a domestic gander who have mated on  a Harome farm | Gazette & Herald

Visual Description:  Crashing a gaggle of gals?

FDRAT  =  DRAFT,  GROOF  =  FORGO,  KATMER  =  MARKET,  NUYOTC  =  COUNTY   —   Giving us:  DAORGAKEONT

Clue/Question:  In order to see the male goose that had joined the flock, the female goose – – –

Jersey Diner-Style Disco Fries - Parsnips and Pastries

Answer:  TOOK A GANDER

(Why, hello there, tall dark and handsome!  Come here often?  Oh, you’re just visiting . . . from Canada!  Do we have poutine here?  Sure, but we call them disco fries!  Even though disco has been dead for about forty years, we still call them disco fries, because we like to think that we came up with the idea of putting cheese curds and brown gravy on french fries.  They go great with a Molson, or  a Lucky Lager!

Should I FORGO stating that all of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database?  😉  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “groof” and “katmer” in previous Jumbles.   The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer very well.  Take a gander is one of those old expressions that could die out with my generation.  All the young folk seem to use Check it out!

Fun cartoon of the geese at a pond.  The eight geese of the original gaggle appear to be all female, but who knows!  Maybe our gander will soon rejoin his flock, which appears to be flying overhead in the distance.  Flying south for the winter?  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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