(What s/b the) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/10

(Never mind.  I got it.  Btw, WordPress does not allow striking out words/letters in the Title/Subject line.  At least not using Explorer it doesn’t.)

Visual Description:  A lawyer’s in depth reading of an extremely thorough will.

NIVIET  =  INVITE,  RASITE  =  SATIRE,  HOWTRY  =  WORTHY,  STYLUB  =  SUBTLY,  GLIEGG  =  GIGGLE,  NELPOY  =  OPENLY   —   Giving us:  IITSTIRHSLGEPN

Clue/Question:  When the small print in the lawyer’s will was read, it ended up . . .

Answer:  SPLITTINGHEIRS

(I had a beast of a time with today’s puzzle!  “Satire” did not jump off the page for me.  I was completely closed to “openly”.  But most of all, the subtlety of “subtly” . . . was lost on me.  Even a second set of eyes – my daughter’s – did not help.  Although, when I finally got it she said that was the first word she thought of, but thought it had to be spelled differently!  – One of the strangest words in the English language! –  Going to press I still did not get the answer.  I was going to put this out there for you guys to enlighten your dear old uncle.  My first inkling was to have the first word end in “ing”, but then I was thinking that the second word might be *right*.  With only the one “G” to play with I then went into stumble-mode.  As I’m starting to post this I took another look at the cartoon and realized it had nothing to do with being a lawyer’s will.  It could’ve been anybody’s will.  It didn’t matter that the lawyer reading it was using a magnifying glass either.  What mattered was the reactions of the beneficiaries.  Some seemed satisfied, while some others were decidedly miffed.  The word “heirs” finally hit me, and from there “splitting” became very clear.  Good pun!  How many of you had as much trouble with this as I did?  I had trouble getting the cryptoquote today, as well!  Good thing it’s Sunday.)   —   YUR

1 Response to “(What s/b the) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/10”


  1. 1 Anonymous June 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I unscrambled all the words, but I was so convinced that the second word was “print” that I guess I would have never solved it!!!


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