Posts Tagged 'jumble solution'



Jumble Spoiler – 01/09/21

 

Why Should You Take Your Car to a Professional Auto Body Shop?

Visual Description:  It’s just a dimple!

ODYIL  =  DOILY,  DUFIL  =  FLUID,  RHYOTN  =  THORNY,  GANDOR  =  DRAGON   —   Giving us:  DIFUITONDGN

Clue/Question:  He had the small dent in his wife’s car repaired to keep her from – – –

2020 Lexus RC 300 Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe Pricing and Options

Answer:  FINDDING OUT

(Sum-Ding funny about this!  It’s a very stinky pun!  But, that’s what we love about the Jumble.

There were no new words today.  It’s definitely been a while since we’ve seen “doily” and “thorny” though.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but I know we’ve seen “dufil” and “gandor” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a dandy eleven letter jumble.  I thought it was nicely cryptic.  The quotation marks and the dash were very big clues to the final answer.  Two days in a row for that!

Great cartoon of a car in a body shop.  It looks like it could be a Lexus RC, which is a sweet little coupe.  But, it could also be a Jumble coupe!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 01/08/21

Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties | Breckenridge Real Estate

Visual Description:  Scenic situation.

CUTOS  =  SCOUT,  PTENI  =  INEPT,  GIESNN  =  ENSIGN,  TREGER  =  REGRET   —   Giving us:  STINEESIGE

Clue/Question:  When they looked at the available lots in the new development, they were – – –

Summit County Real Estate | Breckenridge Real Estate

Answer:  SITESEEING

(There you go!  Ending the work week with a bang.  Nothing ambiguous about the clue/question today.  I think that this Jumble would have worked well during the Lee/Arnold days too.  Even though the word SITE is probably more common now with the internet, it’s origins fit today’s puzzle perfectly.  A SITE is more simply an area, lot, or place.  A specific place on the internet is a website, or more simply, a site.  I provide this Captain Obvious tidbit for those who might be new to the English language!

No new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  They’ve all been added to my Tags, as per my long standing policy.  The only one to give me any trouble was “giesnn”.  I was never in the Navy, so the only real exposure to “ensign” comes from the movie “Ensign Pulver”, which was a silly movie from the early 1960s.  But, looking it up, I discovered that it had a very impressive cast!  No Newman, Brando, or Burton, mind you.  But, Burl Ives and Walter Matthau were certainly no slouches.  AND, probably in a very minor role, Jack Nicholson!  Unfortunately, less than half of the cast is still with us.  I guess that’s to be expected of a movie that is 57 years old!  I wonder if it’s available on Netflix?

Beautiful cartoon of what promises to be an upscale housing development.  Large lots, with views of mountains and the woods.  A far cry from low-cost/affordable housing!  Fun Jumble though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 86th birthday!  A Happy Birthday to “The King”, in the great beyond!  This song is probably the opposite of this Jumble’s future housing development.   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 01/07/21

Pool hall expert: How to get hustled | CNN Travel

Visual Description:  Loser losing to a pool shark.

SOKKI  =  KIOSK,  PTZOA  =  TOPAZ,  MEFLUB  =  FUMBLE,  CYOTNO  =  TYCOON   —   Giving us:  KOTOPFUETCO

Clue/Question:  The pool player bet he would win, but after missing the shot, he would be – – –

Second Captains on Twitter: "Tommy is talking about his pool skills and  rivals, including of course, Maltese Joe Barbara @RTERadio1… "

Answer:  OUT OF POCKET

(Okay, I get it.  But, I don’t particularly like it.  Sure, this is pocket billiards.  Missing the shot means the ball was not IN the pocket.  And, since he lost, he has to PAY . . . out of pocket.  But, it doesn’t mean that he would BE out of pocket.  The phrase doesn’t mean “broke”, or anything.  It just means that’s how he’d have to pay.  Pool sharks don’t take personal checks, or IOUs!  That one – erroneous – word in the clue/question kind of spoiled the gag, for me.  Moving on.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve certainly seen “sokki” and “meflub” before.  I still love “meflub” though!  It sounds like when Tarzan, or Tonto, has to explain a mistake they made.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  Not obvious, at all.

Really fun cartoon though.  The guy definitely looks like a sad sack.  The woman was likely a hustler.  Either way he is out of luck!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 01/06/21

Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Hockey Transparent PNG - 843x1024 - Free  Download on NicePNG

Visual Description:  “Tiny Bubbles”

TRYID  =  DIRTY,  TOMOT  =  MOTTO,  ZENEES  =  SNEEZE,  LIRPAL  =  PILLAR   —   Giving us:  DIMOSNIA

Clue/Question:  Why can a small Pepsi sound like a U.S. state?  Because it’s a – – –

How the Gopher men's hockey team can make the NCAA Tournament - Bring Me  The News

Answer: MINISODA

(Perfect . . . for guys like Mini-Me!  Hmm!  Do you think the University of Minnesota hockey team plays their games in an arena named Golden Pond?  That would be poetic.  I think that reading Ken’s comments are finally getting to me.

All old reliable clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “tomot” before.  None of the jumbles tripped me up today.  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  Sounds like a former Soviet State.  Where are you from, comrade?  Dimosnia!

Fine cartoon of some college hockey fans getting ready to watch the game.  So far, the Golden Gophers – a perennial favorite – are 10-0!  So, don’t go making cracks about their mascot!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/21

Los robots se rebelan (por nuestro bien) | Tendencias | EL PAÍS Retina

Visual Description:  The setup of a right-winger’s joke?

POTLI  =  PILOT,  KROEP  =  POKER,  GEMTNA  =  MAGNET,  NUFEDO  =  FONDUE   —   Giving us:  PIOPKEMNENDE

Clue/Question:  The android was nervous about a positronic brain replacement, but would – – –

Isaac Asimov's Robot Visions Is Truly Visionary

Answer:  KEEP AN OPEN MIND

(This sounds vaguely familiar, but I think we – me? – might be experiencing idiom overload!  We also have to remember that there are a fairly finite number of these kind of sayings that the boys can make pun of.  And, even if Jumble fanatics/addicts, like us, catch on to the occasional – to frequent? – rerun answers, we have to remember there are a whole lot of people out there who are experiencing them for the very first time!  Most of us enjoy hearing an old joke . . . as long as it’s a good joke.  Right?

None of today’s clue words are new.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be so.  The only one to trip me up any was “nufedo”.  The answer letter layout was another terrific twelve letter jumble.  The combination of the final answer slots, the clue/question, and the wonderful cartoon made this a fairly easy solve, for me.

Fantastical robotic-al cartoon!  Super depiction of a cyborg-like android, and the human technician servicing it.  I was amused that the android “brain” looks so much like an actual human brain.  The other thing that kind of struck me was how the android could reason and speak . . . with its brain out of its cranial  cavity!  For that matter, how could the android even be holding it???  I wonder which one of the guys is an Isaac Asimov fan?  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 01/04/21

 

Are You Winning The Wind Game? | Man On The Fringe

Visual Description:  “Let’s go fly a kite.  Up to the highest height!”

MUDIH  =  HUMID,  CIYPK  =  PICKY,  GAHUCT  =  CAUGHT,  RLETEN  =  RELENT   —   Giving us:  HIPIAUTREN

Clue/Question:  How long their homemade kite would stay aloft was – – –

Dad Flying Kites With His Kids At The Park Stock Photo - Download Image Now  - iStock

Answer:  UP IN THE AIR

(I’m a little undecided.  Is this pun a breath of fresh air, or has it been filtered and recycled?  I’m sure that our *staff* of crack researchers will let us know if and when we might have seen this Jumble answer before.

None of today’s clue words are new, but three of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  The only one I can swear we’ve seen before is “mudhi”.  The answer letter layout was a tenacious ten letter jumble.  By itself, there was nothing obvious about it.  But, with the final answer slots and the great cartoon, this was definitely one of the easier solves.

Cute cartoon of a dad and his two kids.  He’s got to let his little girl her turn to fly the kite.  She looks like she’s about to cry!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/03/21

2020 Tesla Model S Review, Pricing, and Specs

Visual Description:  A smarter Tucker?

CUTIDN  =  INDUCT,  MZNYEE  =  ENZYME,  REPSBU  =  SUPERB,  NCREDH  =  DRENCH,  ETYIQU  =  EQUITY,  LOVINI  =  VIOLIN   —   Giving us:  IDCNESERDCEUTVO

Clue/Question:  In the early days of Tesla, some thought Elon Musk would fail, but he was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (6-letters)  (2-letters)  (7-letters)

Tesla built 2,020 Model 3s last week, says it doesn't need cash | Autoblog

Answer:  DRIVEN TO SUCCEED

(Sounds like a car company’s motto!  I really though it might have been one, but I couldn’t find it.  Other “Driven” mottos, but just not this exact one.  BMW was my guess.  One of the German cars for sure.

No new clue words today.  But five of the jumbles appear to be new.  Only “lovini” has definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  It was the layout of the final answer slots that led me to the answer.  I saw TO SUCCEED, and then saw DRIVEN.

Fine cartoon.  Passable Elon Musk.  I love the Model S!  The Model 3 looks cheesy to me.  A hatchback?  Really??  Don’t know much about models X or Y.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

 

Jumble Spoiler – 01/02/21

12ft Florida alligator becomes a golf course celebrity, but he's not alone  | Animals | The Guardian

Visual Description:  Catch of the day!

OPENR  =  PRONE,  NYHOP  =  PHONY,  NUGIES  =  GENIUS,  BARJEB  =  JABBER   —   Giving us:  POEPHNNISAER

Clue/Question:  When they spotted the alligator on the golf course, it caused – – –

Humboldt Park Alligator Captured | WBEZ Chicago

Answer:  APPREHENSION

(These long, single word answers very often give me a hard time.  I didn’t get it right away.  And when I did, I didn’t even get the pun for a minute, or so.  I was just thinking of the fearful uneasiness aspect of the word.  The capture aspect hit me a bit later.

No new clue words today.  I guess yesterday’s RHINO must have been a new word, because no one corrected me.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “openr” and “barjeb” before.  The answer letter layout was a tantalizing twelve letter jumble.  Definitely nothing obvious about it.

So, that’s where David L. Hoyt got those alligator shoes!  Just kidding, folks.  I know this was a catch and relocate operation.  I’m pretty sure they are no longer endangered, but there’s no sense in killing them just because they’re a threatening nuisance.  All the world’s creatures have a right to life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 01/01/21

NASA's car-sized Parker solar probe will plunge into the sun TODAY | Daily  Mail Online

Visual Description:  Trump thinks he’s the Sun!

FUFLF  =  FLUFF,  NIHOR  =  RHINO,  MGADEA  =  DAMAGE,  SNTIGR  =  STRING   —   Giving us:  LFFRHOAAESTRI

Clue/Question:  The Sun creates eruptions of magnetic energy with ease because the Sun – – –

Getting to the Gravitational Lens in 8.5 to 15 Years | NextBigFuture.com

Answer:  HAS A FLARE FOR IT

(Excellent stinky pun!  And, ya gotta admit, with that solar flare looking like “hair”, and the braggadocio-us dialog, it should remind you of our – thankfully – outgoing President Trump.   Let’s see, a bright orange ball of gas, who’s a hot-head, thinks he’s very bright, and acts like the world revolves around him.  Hmm.

It seems that Hoyt has given us a new clue word for the New Year, in “rhino”.  It kinda sounds familiar to me, but it’s not on my most recent copy of the ralis95 clue word database.  I suppose we could have seen it sometime since mid August.  I hear an updated one is coming soon!  All of the jumbles came up as new today.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer.  The final answer slots and the quotation marks were big hints for me.

Great galactic cartoon!  I suppose that I could be reading a little too much into this Jumble cartoon, but I like my take.  Keep the faith that 2021 will be a big improvement over 2020!  Peace, prosperity and good health to all of us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 12/31/20

New Year's Eve will be just as weird as 2020 itself, thanks to COVID

Visual Description:  Family New Year’s Eve celebration!

SIPOE  =  POISE,  PMYET  =  EMPTY,  LUDOEB  =  DOUBLE,  SANMUK  =  UNMASK   —   Giiving us:  OISEMTDLEASK

Clue/Question:  They looked at their photos of the NYC New Year’s Eve ball drop for – – –

2021 virtual ball drop: 10 great New Year's Eve celebrations from around  the world | List Wire

Answer:  OLD TIMES SAKE

(2021 surely won’t erase the stain of 2020, folks.  At least not any time soon.  But, there’s always hope for the new year, just as there is hope every single morning.  Just the act of opening our eyes, and realizing we’re alive, and it’s a brand new day should bring joy to our hearts.  Life is fragile and short, and nothing is guaranteed.  So, never pass up the opportunity to tell your friends and loved ones that you love and appreciate them.  I appreciate all of you loyal readers, and I wish you all a Happy New Year.

We might have a brand new clue word today, in “unmask”.  Unless we’ve seen it on some Sunday of course.  It’s not on my latest version of the ralis95 clue word database at least.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “pmyet” before.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  But, I doubt that many struggled to come up with the final answer.

Fun cartoon of a few generations of a family welcoming the new year.  Be well and do good always, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 


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