Visual Description: An emergency call for the musical instrument plumber.
NLAEK = ANKLE, OVIRS = VISOR, TAREOT = ROTATE, DRENGE = GENDER — Giving us: ALVIOATGNR
Clue/Question: The church’s ornate Casavant had to be fixed because it was a . . .
Answer: VITAL ORGAN
(Casavant, huh? I think Jeff and David are just showing off a bit. I had never heard of Casavant before. I know Wurlitzer, Hammond and Baldwin organs. Although, Baldwin is probably better known for their pianos. I guess I’m not that big on organs. Although, I do miss the days when organ music dominated sporting events. You do still hear them, some, at sports venues, but by and large, the organ has been supplanted by Rock music. I will probably die a diehard rocker, but I think the canned – mainly Rock – music at ball parks, stadiums and arenas is just a little too much, and it just seems out of place. I would much rather hear a good organist doing his or her thing. Yer Uncle is just an old-fashioned boy, at heart.
Good jumbling again, today! I had some trouble with “rotate”. I was lazy and backed into it, although I didn’t have to? write out any variations, after seeing which letters I needed. The funny thing is, this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen this jumbling of the word! When I went to enter TAREOT as a Tag – I try to do this with the scrambled words I think are tough – it came up as an already used Tag. I thought the jumbling of “ankle” was pretty good too. I really enjoyed the answer letter layout. Without Jeff’s illustrative cartoon, and the ability to Google: Casavant, I don’t think it would have been easy to figure out the answer with this particular answer letter layout. Nice job, guys! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Sorry about yesterday’s late postings. My son’s college graduation, and mini-celebration, took up much of the day, then I took my wife to her doctor’s appointment, then took a long nap. Then, I started to write up the spoilers – the Cryptoquote Spoiler wasn’t too late – but then I had to drive my daughter to the train station. As soon as I got home, we got a call saying my daughter had read the wrong schedule, AM instead of PM, and now wanted me to pick her up and drive her 45 minutes, or so, so she could get to her destination, more or less “on time”. I finally got back around 11:00 PM. That’s the reason for the delay, folks! — YUR
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