Jumble Spoiler – 09/19/11


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Visual Description:  Anchors . . . “away”!


Clue/Question:  Retiring would soon make the TV host a . . .

Answer:  NO-SHOW

(If this guy is an actual anchor I can’t place him.  Clue words were good, but I only had a little trouble getting “unless”.  Did you know that there does not seem to be a word in the English language that starts with NUS.  Looks like it goes from NURTURE to NUT.  I was confusing TUSSLE and NESTLE, and trying for NUSSLE.  Shhhhhh!!  Don’t tell anyone!!!  Sometimes your uncle is such a chucklehead.  Short answer today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Birthday to my sweetie!  She is like a fine wine.  She only improves with age!   —   YUR



11 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/19/11”

  1. 1 LUJBEM FEJF September 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    It was suppose to be Regis Philbin, but I wasn’t happy with it. He’s a tough one to Jumble. Oh well, I’m sure David will have me drawing more caricatures any minute now. I’ll keep trying.

  2. 2 Rick September 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Technically there is no word that starts with ‘nus’ but there is a product NUSALT that does …..


  3. 3 unclerave September 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I can see it, now. Face might be a little long, and you need to give Kelly Ripa more of an 11 year old boy’s body. But, I’m totally buying Gelman, now that I’m looking. I made an unnatural leap from TV Host to TV Anchorman. That’s my bad. The funny thing is that my daughter and I were just talking about Regis retiring. I was driving her to school and I saw a sign for Arthur Avenue, and it made me think of him. Maybe a “LIVE” sign, somewhere in the background would have clued me in.

    — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave September 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm


    Thanks! I also know some last names that start with NUS. Nussbaum, Nusser, *Nussle*, Nusslein, Nussberg, etc. All very German sounding! But, it is kind of strange that there is no common word in the English language that starts with NUS!

    — YUR

  5. 5 Mike C. September 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    When I first saw it I thought it was pat sajak talking to vanna white. It looks more like them to me. I figured it was Regis by the fact I know he is retiring.

  6. 6 unclerave September 20, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Mike C.,

    With a slight change in the setting I might buy Pat and Vanna. Vanna would’ve needed longer hair and more of a fancy gown, but yeah, I can see that now. Maybe Jeff can bookmark this cartoon character for future tweaking.

    — YUR

  7. 7 Angie September 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I saw Regis right away. Interesting how our minds work sometimes :o)

  8. 8 Lesley September 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Yes, I thought Regis right away, also. Puzzle was just challenging enough to make one’s mind work, but not get frustrated.

  9. 9 unclerave September 21, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Luckily, for me, the clue/question wasn’t: Who is this guy? If I hadn’t made the (erroneous) leap of “TV Host” to TV Anchor I might have recognized The Regis, but that’s just Monday morning quarterbacking. IF the clue/question had said Talk Show Host I wouldn’t have veered to Anchor. “TV Host” was a little non-specific for me, especially with them sitting at what looked like a news desk, to me. If they had been on those big stools, that they use in interviews, that also would have kept me from straying to Anchor.

    Water under the bridge.

    — YUR

  10. 10 Scot September 21, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Nu is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet. If you have more than one, then you have, “nus.” Technically an English word.

  11. 11 unclerave September 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I think Scot may have worked for Bill Clinton. “It depends upon what the meaning of the word *is* is.” Explaining why he said that “there *IS* no improper relationship”. IT was in the past, baby! IT was already a case of WAS for our Billy-boy! LOL!

    — YUR

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