(Redemptive) Jumble Spoiler – 04/13/11

Coyote

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Visual Description:  A man and a woman with different fiscal philosophies.

SBHUL  =  BLUSH,  NMSIU  =  MINUS,  YOTCEO  =  COYOTE,  GTNEHL  =  LENGTH   —   Giving us:  BLINSCEET

Clue/Question:  Saving your pennies could be considered this.

Answer:  CENTSIBLE

(MUCH better!  As per Keith’s observations from yesterday, “coyote” was was a bit tougher because it has three – and sometimes four – vowels in its makeup.  Another thing that made it a little harder – take note, Keith – to get is that the word is not spelled phonetically.  The three other clue words were pretty easy to get.  The scrambling of the answer letters was not obvious, which is always a plus, in my book.  Today’s answer was an honest to goodness pun!  And, the bonus for me was . . . no unnecessary “bonus clue”!  I’m a happy camper, today.  Rag off!  Do good and be well, friends.)   — YUR

5 Responses to “(Redemptive) Jumble Spoiler – 04/13/11”


  1. 1 Thatch April 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I stumbled on coyote, partly because of the phonetic thing but also because what I saw was “oocyte,” defined as: “An oocyte, ovocyte, or rarely ocyte, is a female gametocyte or germ cell involved in reproduction. In other words, it is an immature ovum, or egg cell.” I had always thought that the clue words could only be solved into one word! Anyway, I got the answer, despite the misplaced letter clue, but didn’t get the “coyote” clue until I came here!

  2. 2 unclerave April 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Thatch,

    Words like “oocyte” are more scientific terms than common words. Webster’s is carrying many of these scientific terms. They are from the International Scientific Vocabulary. Per Wikipedia:

    *According to Webster’s Third, “some ISV words (like haploid) have been created by taking a word with a rather general and simple meaning from one of the languages of antiquity, usually Latin and Greek, and conferring upon it a very specific and complicated meaning for the purposes of modern scientific discourse.”*

    Our Jumble pals will not use such words as clues. They stick with common (non-scientific) words.

    YUR

  3. 3 Keith April 13, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Hey, my first shout-out in a blog!

    Yeah, today’s puzzle was certainly more challenging.

    I had to crunch through Coyote for a few minutes, in particular. Initially I was trying different combinations trying to put the two letter o’s together, which of course led nowhere.

    Your observation on the phonetics is spot on, and something I don’t think we’ve seen in a while in a puzzle.

    With the answer, I was thinking that adding a hyphen, so it reads “cents-ible” could have made, well, sense.

  4. 4 Lesley April 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

    C-O-Y-O-T-E! Well, that nearly made me scream and run! I thought it was COOTEY(s)…like the ones we gave each other as kids? My husband shouted out COYOTE, of course, without looking at the word. LENGTH was challenging, also. I knew a tough puzzle was coming! Solution was fun!

  5. 5 unclerave April 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Keith,

    I think a hyphen might have made it a little too easy.

    Lesley,

    I am amazed that your hubby can get them without looking! Someday, I’ll have to ask my daughter to read the Jumble to me, to see if I can do it. She likes to sleep late, and I’m always anxious to get to it though. Hmmm. I know. I have a Jumble Genius book that I received as a Christmas present! When she gets home for Easter break I’ll try to have her verbally quiz me.

    I’ve got to run to pick up a prescription and something from a health/vitamin store for my gout. Yeah. Gout has settled into the base of my big toe, on my recovering left foot! It’s messing up my PT progress. I haven’t been drinking, and I haven’t been eating particularly rich foods, or anything. Wikipedia says: “Other triggers include physical trauma and surgery”! I guess breaking my leg and severely spraining my ankle qualify as “physical trauma”!

    I’ll post today’s spoilers when I get back. Both were pretty easy today.

    YUR


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