Jumble Spoiler – 04/19/11

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YETDP  =  TYPED,  SYELT  =  STYLE,  RCGNIH  =  GRINCH,  EAIPEC  =  APIECE   —   Giving us:  TDSTINE

Clue/Question:  Getting into the fender bender turned the orthodontist into a . . .

Answer:  DENTIST

(Nice little pun!.  A couple of tried and true clue words, and a couple of tougher ones.  I hesitated on “grinch” for a bit, but nothing else seemed to fit.  And, it is in the dictionary, despite its origin being the main character of a Doctor Seuss story.  Boris Karloff will always be the Grinch in my book.  I never had the patience to watch the Jim Carrey movie version.  Nothing against Jim, mind you.  I think there are just some things you can’t improve on.  I’m sure some of you had trouble with “apiece”, just because it has a lot of vowels and it starts with a vowel.  But, it jumped off the page for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Goodbye “Old Blue”!  You was a trusty ol’ car.  You served my family well.      YUR

4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/19/11”


  1. 1 Keith April 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I wonder if they are taking some of the comments in your blog into consideration.

    Today there were two words that had, but did not end with, the letter y, along with a vowel-heavy word (that also started with a vowel). And Grinch was pretty obscure.

    For me, I had to spend a bit of time on the clue words – none of them jumped off the page. The answer to the question was pretty easy, tho.

  2. 2 Puzzle Mom April 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch-
    but that puzzle was a cinch!

  3. 3 Lesley April 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I took a long time on TYPED, GRINCH, and APIECE. TYPED just made my head go in circles. I couldn’t believe GRINCH was used. I had PIECE for 2 hours, but never thought of putting the “A” in front. I have now learned a new Jumble trick…try leftover letters at beginning or end. Husband was working his 24 hr. shift so no help from smarty pants and his verbal genius; plus he left his cell phone at home, so I was stranded with the Jumble until 9:30 p.m. when I finally finished. 🙂

  4. 4 David L. Hoyt April 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Keith, We turn in these puzzles about two months in advance of when they appear in the newspaper so there’s no way to take comments into consideration quickly. We take all comments into consideration of course, but any adjustments we might make as a result wouldn’t show up in the puzzles for months.


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