Jumble Spoiler – 06/14/11

Tennis ball

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Visual Description:  A shrimpy, big-footed, short-armed, next-to-blind tennis wannabe.

UMDNO  =  MOUND,  ARSFC  =  SCARF,  LCNECA  =  CANCEL,  SEOTRY  =  OYSTER   —   Giving us:  MUNSAFALYT

Clue/Question:  He wasn’t going to win the tennis match due to his . . .

Answer:  MANY FAULTS

(Today’s was more challenging than yesterday’s.  Even compared to many other Jumbles this is a good one.  I even had to write out the fourth word a few times to get “oyster”.  All the clue words are well-scrambled, it’s a great cartoon, and there’re no giveaways in the answer letters.  Nice going, guys.  Do you know that yesterday, for the first time in the history of Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog, there were more queries for the Cryptoquote than for the Jumble?  It’s true.  The funky layout apparently got to a lot of people out there, and they had to come here to get/confirm the answer.  Cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/14/11”


  1. 1 Lesley June 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    OYSTERS! I don’t like them in the Jumbles or eating them! I finally sneaked a peek at the first letter but ended up seeing the entire word! Of course, it started with a vowel!

  2. 2 Keith June 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    “Cancel” gave me some trouble, and for “oyster” I first came up with “storey,” as in a two-storey building (Interestingly, “storey” appears in the online dictionary and passes on my spellcheck, but not your blog’s.)

    Also, you don’t see it very often, but they gave away part of the the answer in the cartoon, with the guy who says “faulted.” That actually threw me off, thinking that because it was part of the clue, it wouldn’t be part of the answer.

  3. 3 Anonymous June 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    The fourth word could have been storey, not just oyster, this was a little more problematic in getting the answer to the cartoon.

  4. 4 unclerave June 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Guys,

    “Storey” (with an “e”) don’t play, in the U.S. of A! Y’all have to remember that the Jumble comes outta Chi-town, baby! We use “Z”s where the Brits use (some) “S”s, and we don’t throw in those unnecessary “U”s in words like FAVOR and NEIGHBOR. Get on the ball, boyees!

    Technically, a character in the cartoon said “foot-faulted”. Any dialog between characters in the cartoon is not what *I* call the Clue/Question. But, *I* always try to avoid using *any* Answer words when I put up my Visual Descriptions. Jeff might argue that this was a kind of “bonus clue”, but I’d say it was a slip up!

    But, it’s still a good Jumble.

    — YUR

  5. 5 LUJBEM FEJF June 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I’d go with slip up as well. But what do I know?

  6. 6 Marc Berner June 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    The world is our storey!

  7. 7 unclerave June 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Yeah. What does JEFF know?!?! Just Listen to your Uncle!

    — YUR


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