View the full daily jumble puzzle, answers and clues here: Jumble Puzzle for May 17, 2022
The Daily Jumble is a word puzzle game created by Martin Naydel in 1954. Now the Jumble appears daily in many newspapers and publications in the US and across the world. It is a type of brain teaser which challenges your ability to see patterns in jumbled-up letters and form words from them.
At the start of the word game, you get a clue, an illustration and a set of words. Each word is scrambled to an unrecognizable state. A player or "solver" has to unscramble the words and then arrange the letters at the marked position to spell the answer phrase to the clue. The drawing provides hints as to what the answer phrase is. The phrase is usually a homophone or a pun.
Daily jumble game designers are clever. They won’t ask for very obscure words and their anagrams won’t permit two or more solutions. So when you find a real word, you know that you have found the real one.
A jumble word solver is a simple tool that unscrambles the words in the Daily Jumble puzzle when you can't figure out what's what.
Let’s say that your daily jumble includes the following five scrambled four-letter words:
Entering these into a jumble solver will yield:
Now let’s bold the circled letters:
Entering just the circled letters will give you the solution to the final puzzle. In this case, it is the word CAKE.
Jumble solvers also come with advanced options. You can specify the letters that your final words must start with, end with or contain. You can also specify minimum and maximum lengths for your output.
You can also use Jumble solvers to solve multiple words by leaving a space between sets of scrambled letters. For instance, JUBEL VOLERS becomes JUMBLE SOLVER.
Martin Naydel - also known for his comic books - invented the daily jumble in 1954. The original name for the game was Scramble. He continued it for the following eight years before passing over the reins to Bob Lee and Henri Arnold in 1962.
The pair continued to create jumbles for audiences, expanding the range of publications in which they appeared for the following 30 years. Jumble became one of the most valuable properties of the Tribune Content agency and eventually appeared in more than 600 newspapers.
From 2013 onwards, David Hoyt and Jeff Knurek of the Tribune Content Agency continued the management of the Daily Jumble. Puzzles now appear in publications in the US and across the rest of the world.
While Jumbles can theoretically take any form, the official version features two five-letter scrambles, two six-letter scrembales, and a larger clue - often around eight spaces. However, there are now many different forms. These include:
● Jumble for Kids
● Jumble Solitaire
● Jumble Word Web
● Jumpin’ Jumble
● Hollywood Jumble
● Junior BrainBusters Jumble
● and many others ...
Jumble is also available online through downloadable games and apps on a variety of platforms.
Unjumble is just another word for unscramble. Either word will work in any situation where the other word can be used.
For example, instead of saying...
"Help, I can't unscramble these words!!!!"
You could say... "Help, I can't unjumble these words!!!!" -- Either works.
Our jumble word solver is the easiest way to unjumble words, unjumble letters, or anagrams. You can use the advanced options to make it even easier, but if you want to take a shot at the word jumble alone, here are a few tips.