Posts Tagged 'lihew'

(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 – 08/06/15

English: Grand Canyon view from Hermit's Rest

English: Grand Canyon view from Hermit’s Rest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Crooked guide.

LIHEW  =  WHILE,  DEERL  =  ELDER,  NAYFIM  =  INFAMY,  MOACTT  =  TOMCAT   —   Giving us:  WLLEIFO

Clue/Question:  The pickpocket at the bottom of the Grand Canyon was a – – –

sunset at Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) seen fro...

sunset at Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) seen from Yavapai Point (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOWLIFE

(It’s not often that we get a compound word as the answer!  We also have a new clue word today, in “tomcat”.  Another compound word.  I always wonder, what is the criteria for a compound word?  Usually, they are two small words, with the first describing the second, somehow.  Who gets to decide to remove the space and make them into one word???  It all seems fairly subjective.  Hmm.  All of today’s jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  I had to think to come up with the answer.  Maybe not long and hard, but I did have to think.  Nice, scenic cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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