Posts Tagged 'Memorial Day'

Jumble Solved – 05/30/22

Memorial Day: A time to remember and honor > Joint Base San Antonio > News

Visual Description:  World’s tallest!

NANYO  =  ANNOY,  NLUKP  =  PLUNK,  PKTOEP  =  TOPPLE,  MCONOM  =  COMMON   —   Giving us:  ANNLUTOEMM

Clue/Question:  The construction of the 555-foot-tall obelisk in Washington, D.C., was – – –

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Answer:  MONUMENTAL

(Old George didn’t die in battle, but he definitely served his country during wartime.  A lot of folks like to split hairs, and say that Memorial Day is only for those who gave their lives in service of our country.  Actually, that is true.  But does it ever hurt to thank a veteran, or active service person?  Not in my book.  And, I’m generally an anti-war activist.

All of the clue words have been used in prior Jumbles.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, however “mconom” has been used in previous Jumbles.  They all came to me right away.  The answer letter layout was a terrific ten letter jumble.  Even though it is an obelisk it is known as the Washington Monument, so the final answer came very quickly.

Great cartoon of two guys marveling at the structure.  It is the world’s tallest obelisk!  Followed – ironically – by the Jefferson Davis obelisk.  Both men believed strongly in their cause.  Only history – which is always subjective – deifies the one, and vilifies the other.  Confederate soldiers died in service of their short-lived country too.  I think that all should be remembered, regardless of current sensibilities.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Memorial Day Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/18

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Visual Description:  Military base Memorial Day cookout.

MUYTM  =  TUMMY,  VAEWE  =  WEAVE,  RONPEV  =  PROVEN,  SIPRHM  =  SHRIMP   —   Giving us:  TMYEAVERENSHRI

Clue/Question:  He was a cook in the military and was proud to – – –

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Answer:  SERVE IN THE ARMY

(A very honorable pun.  All of today’s clue words are veterans of earlier Jumble campaigns, as are the jumbles “muytm” and “ronpev”.  The other two jumbles appear to be new recruits.  All of them were relative tenderfoots.

The answer letter layout was a monster of a jumble.  14 letters long, and nicely camouflaged.  

The cartoon shows our men and women soldiers, in their digies, about to sit down to some Memorial Day barbecue.  But, the cook has called for a moment of silence.  Must be 3:00 PM!  It is one fine cartoon.  I hope everybody has stopped to remember that today is much more than a day off of work, or school, and that around 1.1 million men and women have given their lives in defense of our country.  It is most definitely a big deal.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Memorial Day Jumble – 2017

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Visual Description:  Somber remembrance.

XBREO  =  BOXER,  PYMET  =  EMPTY,  CLAPAA  =  ALPACA,  COSTEK  =  SOCKET   —   Giving us:  EREPYPACST

Clue/Question:  We can never truly compensate those who fought for our country, but we can – – –

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Answer:  PAY RESPECT

(Beautiful sentiments.  I was quite surprised to see that “boxer” was NOT in the ralis95 clue word database!  Boxcar and boxing are , but not “boxer”.  Ralis95 has a little updating to do!  The clue word “empty” spells out in alphabetical order, and we’ve seen “costek” before.  The answer letter layout was a delightful jumble.  Nothing obvious there.  The cartoon was very appropriately solemn.  An earnest portrayal of Arlington National Cemetery.  Note the Lincoln and Washington Memorials in the distance.  Be well, dear friends.  Our young soldier is doing good.)   —   YUR


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