(Perplexing) Sunday Jumble Spoiler(?) – 02/27/11


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Visual Description:  Modern artist with his muse.

DIELEY  =  EYELID,  SLIMAD  =  DISMAL,  HALNIE  =  INHALE,  TARREY  =  RARETY (or ARTERY),  TERRAH  =  RATHER,  INIBIK  =  BIKINI   —   Giving us:  IDDSINHREHEBI (or replace the R with an A)

Clue/Question:  When the artist completed his work, the canvas was . . .

Answer:  Not feelin’ it, yo!  I was thinking the first word had to be either:  HIDDEN, BEHIND, or BESIDE.  Bu . . . Never mind!  I got it.


(Wow!  That was a tough one.  I labored, mainly, under the false assumption that “TARREY” was “RARETY”.  When I substituted “ARTERY” I only looked at the possibilities of “HIDDEN” and “BESIDE”, forgetting all about “BEHIND”.  Which is strange, because I had been leaning towards “BEHIND” with the first set of answer letters!  Whew!  Saved me the trouble of asking for suggestions.  Pretty sneaky, guys.  Great way to end Mike’s run?  Do good, friends.)   — YUR

PSIf the Academy values subtlety over “ACTING” then Annette Bening might upset Natalie Portman tonight.  “Black Swan” was Ms. Portman’s “Raging Bull” performance, but some feel this might be some kind of make up time for Ms. Bening’s body of work.  Tough decision! YUR

PSS. Good luck to “God of Love”!

10 Responses to “(Perplexing) Sunday Jumble Spoiler(?) – 02/27/11”

  1. 1 Kik February 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Huh? Behind His Idea? I don’t get the answer. If so, please explain.Do you? It’s annoying. I don’t want to do this puzzle anymore.

  2. 2 unclerave February 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Well, my friend, it’s like this. The painting is his “idea”. He put it down on canvas, so you no longer see the canvas, you see the idea/painting. The canvas is behind (underneath) his idea.

    Don’t give up because it was difficult or confusing. Even if these ones are maddening, to you, the challenge makes them worthwhile! You don’t want all gimmes, do you?


  3. 3 maureo5@aol.com February 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I got it, but didn’t think the phrase made any sense. That’s why I checked you!

  4. 4 Elizabeth February 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for the solution. I feel like I can’t start my day until I solve it and boy, was I stuck. Could not get eyelid. And got rarety, never saw artery till you wrote it. And my husband is a cardiologist! Go figure!

  5. 5 Gunner February 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Man, a tough one. I went with “behind his aide” for far too long. Thanks for the site and the news about the new puzzler as of 02/27.

  6. 6 Tina James February 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    TARREY can only be ARTERY. Rarety is not a word – Rarity is the correct spelling.

  7. 7 unclerave February 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Tina’s correct! It looks like yer uncle was having his version of a Sarah Palin moment. (spelling-wise) I was mixing up RARITY and RAREFY, and coming up with RARETY. I was really hoping that I could find it as an archaic version of RARITY. (Then I might be able to use age as an excuse.) But, the mistake was all mine.

    Thanks for refudiating me!


  8. 8 Lesley February 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I hated this one! I couldn’t get “EYELID” and “INHALE” because I just don’t often think that the words can start with vowels! Lesson learned! By the time I got to “TARREY,” I was disgusted. Then I looked at how long the solution was, and I gave up! I know what you are going to say! Keep trying, but I went for a walk by the Manasquan River in the sunshine instead! 🙂

  9. 9 pete February 28, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    all day i had no ‘idea’

  10. 10 unclerave March 1, 2011 at 9:20 am


    Right after the walk is when you should’ve taken a new stab at it. As soon as I’m able, I’ll be walking my dog to clear my head.


    Some days are like that, man. Some days I have no ‘idea’ and I don’t have a ‘clue’.


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