Jumble Verification – 03/04/11

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“We promise to try to use quotation marks when and where they are necessary . . . ”  Hmmm!

Visual Description:Juneau” what I’m sayin’, meng?

NIBKL  =  BLINK,  TAFSF  =  STAFF,  UPATBR  =  ABRUPT,  NCFIHL  =  FLINCH   —   Giving us: INKSAABRFIN

Clue/Question: Alaskans like to keep their money there. (oops!)

Answer: IN FAIR BANKS

(Zzzzzzzzzzzk!  Huh?  Wha?  Oh. Nice cartoon, Jeff!!!)   —–   YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Verification – 03/04/11”


  1. 1 Marc Berner March 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Hey Yur,
    Even though you’ve slightly misquoted the riddle (“there” instead of “here”) I think they may have omitted quoting the word fair because, technically, perhaps the quotes would need to be around the entire fair and banks, and they decided not to go that route. In any case, I know it wasn’t exactly a “thrower”, to quote Lesley, but my Uncle told me not be over-litigious, so let’s not hasten to judgment on our efirnsd.

    Be well!
    Marc

  2. 2 unclerave March 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Hey Marc,

    Thanks for the correction, bud! It’s really neither “here” nor “there”, but I should be more careful about these things!

    But, I didn’t say that the quotation marks needed to go around just “fair”. I, like you, was thinking they were probably needed around what would constitute the city’s full name, “fair banks”. They could’ve phrased the clue/question as: Alaskans like to keep their money in . . .
    Taking “IN” out of the answer, thereby freeing up answer space for the quotation marks.

    I’ve just been giving them the “constructive criticism” they’ve been asking for. So far it seems they’ve been serving up meatballs in a slow-pitch softball game! We, at Uncle Rave’s, are used to Major League action. Bring on the heat, boys!

    YUR
    😉

  3. 3 Marc Berner March 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Gotcha! Thanks and be well, Uncle.

  4. 4 LUJBEM FEJF March 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Keep’em coming Uncle. FYI- we work about 5 weeks ahead, so given we’re a few days into Jumble 2.0 let us digest your pointers and see what we can do to stay on the ball in the future.

  5. 5 Lesley March 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I accidentally (Really, I tell the truth!) saw the solution, but I thought it might be “snow banks” before then, so I was close. Anyway, I got blink, staff, and flinch quickly, and even though I did not throw down my puzzle nor scream, I did have to walk away from “abrupt” for awhile and do a household chore. I peeked at the first letter “a.” I’m sorry, but these words that start with vowels just throw me. Well, my Jeffry, never even looked at the scrambled letters, just heard them, and in 30 seconds got “abrupt.” He’s the firefighter who did not love school, and I am the former English teacher with her master’s degree in reading, and he can do the Jumble on most days by just listening to letters! Arrrrrrgh! Degree of difficulty today was about the same as yesterday! I am enjoying feeling smart! HA!

  6. 6 unclerave March 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks, Marc!

    Just call me Uncle (Grumpy), Jeff!

    I read at a sub-vocal level (as per the Evelyn Wood instructor) and I type with two to four fingers, but yer uncle is a college graduate, Lesley. (I think I get by mainly by guile.)

    YUR


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