Jumble Spoiler – 10/03/11

Bowl of "Wings"

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Visual Description:  A delicate creature, in a land of hard men.

KLUPN  =  PLUNK,  VRIYO  =  IVORY,  GSYAGH  =  SHAGGY,  CNAETC  =  ACCENT   —   Giving us:  NKISHCCE

Clue/Question:  When Buffalo wings were invented, just about everyone loved them except the . . .

Answers:  CHICKENS

(Cute!  Love the spicy food!  Had a little trouble with “accent”, but I didn’t have to go writing things out, or anything.  Nice answer letter layout.  Is there some historical referencing going on here?  I’m guessing that they maybe weren’t invented in Buffalo, NY, or something, because I don’t remember them as far back as the 1960s!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/03/11”


  1. 1 Mike C. October 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Buffalo wings were indeed invented in buffalo by a bar owner who wanted more than pretzels to make his patrons thirsty.

  2. 2 Lesley October 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    ACCENT really took awhile for me! Finally, at the gym on the bike without my pen, it just clicked and so did the solution! Don’t ya just love Buffalo wings with blue cheese dip and celery! All you need is a good football game, beer, friends, and that’s a PARTY! I love when the guys do a food theme!

  3. 3 Lesley October 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Oh, I forgot! The word SHAGGY is one of my favorites because it can be used so many ways!

  4. 4 unclerave October 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    @ Mike C.,

    I guess I just don’t get the anchor on the wall, or the sign that said something about 1960-something. I’m FROM Western NY, and I never heard of Buffalo Wings until like 1980 or 81. Did it take that long for them to become widely known?

    — YUR

  5. 5 unclerave October 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    @ Lesley,

    I skip the dip. Never saw the need for it. But, I do eat the celery!

    — YUR

  6. 6 Lesley October 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Yeah, what’s up with that anchor?

  7. 7 LUJBEM FEJF October 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Here you go…
    On a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic’s friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat.

    They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup.

    Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce (Frank’s Red Hot). The wings were an instant hit and it didn’t take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo Wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar.
    – One of the things that set the Anchor Bar’s wings apart was the they cut the wings in pieces, drumette and flat. At the time most people were serving the wings all as one piece. There you go, the Anchor Bar is considered the home of Buffalo wings, thus the anchor. Now I have a craving for wings.

  8. 8 unclerave October 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Jeff,

    The Anchor Bar Restaurant story IS familiar, but I had no idea it dates to 1964. It must’ve been Buffalo’s best kept secret until the early ’80s. Today, they’re such a pub and party staple! Great puzzle, my man.

    — YUR


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