Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/26/11

S84-27040 -- On Space Shuttle mission STS-41B,...

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Visual Description:  Tidying up on a spacewalk.

NAPETU  =  PEANUT,  ORFTMA  =  FORMAT,  LCLDAE  =  CALLED,  MSRUME  =  SUMMER,  YRTTNA  =  TYRANT,  CVIDOE  =  VOICED   —   Giving us:  EURMCALUEANVC

Clue/Question:  The orbiting space junk turned the astronaut into a . . .

Answer:  VACUUM CLEANER

(I thought this was sufficiently difficult for a Sunday Jumble!  All the clue words were fairly challenging.  And, the answer letters came out in a way as not to give anything away.  English teachers, please critique the previous sentence!  A couple of past tense verbs today.  I’m cool with that, but I know some purists don’t like it.  Oh, yeah!  And, our friend Lesley was correct about “errors” from about a week, or so, ago.  That is just the plural of *error*, a noun.  The verb is: to err.  “Errors” was not a legitimate clue word, Mr. Hoyt.   No complaints, from me, about today’s clue words, though.  Funky looking Great Lakes ya got there, Jeff!  That is what it’s supposed to be, right?  I think you’re missing my Ontario.  Enjoy what’s left of the weekend, guys and gals!)   —   YUR

4 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/26/11”


  1. 1 Tricia June 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I think Lake Ontario is missing, too; the little lake is Lake St. Clair. The menmoniac for memorizing the Great Lakes is HOMES!

  2. 2 unclerave June 27, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Lake St. Clair! The *unknown* Great Lake . . . sorta. It’s part of the Great Lakes System, but not recognized as one of the Great Lakes. Are you from Michigan? Canada? I can’t remember if I’d ever even heard of Lake St. Clair. Apparently, it is very shallow, and it has been dredged for freighter passage. Another lake of the Great Lakes Basin is Lake Nipigon. It’s much bigger and deeper than St.Clair, but it shares ~something~ with Superior, so I ~guess~ it’s not recognized as a stand alone Great Lake. This all makes me long for my youthful days up at Dwight, Ont on the Lake of Bays.

    — YUR

  3. 3 Lesley June 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I couldn’t figure out what “on earth” that was in the drawing! I thought it might look like one of the Rorchare (sp) ink blots that they use to analyze personality issues! Interesting info on the Great Lakes which I’ve never been to. “And, the answer letters came out in a way as not to give anything away.” It’s okay, but I might make a few changes, “Also, the answer letters were arranged in a manner as not to give away anything.” I only start a sentence with “and” in informal writing, like fiction. “Away” modifies “give,” so they should be close together. I changed your verb “came” to “arranged” which is more specific. I changed “way” because “away” is used later in sentence. Oh, heck, it was really fine the way it was! PEANUT made me insane! TYRANT we had before, but it still got me. I liked VACUUM!

  4. 4 unclerave June 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Thanks, Lesley. I know I *could* have cleaned it up, but I’m kind of a stream of consciousness-type writer. I just like to let it rip and see if people get what I’m saying. Usually, they do. But, I try to be cognizant of the grammatical license I’m taking.

    — YUR


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