Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/11

Good Sunday Morning from #Maine!

Image by Dana Moos via Flickr

Visual Description:  16th Century Portuguese procrastinator being challenged.

YAOENN  =  ANYONE,  TRGUET  =  GUTTER,  ATBNET  =  BATTEN,  SURAES  =  ASSURE,  OSYPOK  =  SPOOKY,  CIAICD  =  ACIDIC   —   Giving us:  ANOGTTTUROOID

Clue/Question:  Magellan probably imagined himself circling the globe for years before he finally . . .

Answer:  GOT AROUND TO IT

Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese maritime explorer.

Image via Wikipedia

(I seem to remember, back in the late ’80s – early ’90s, novelty shops would sell, and I suppose certain businesses would give away, these round discs – about 3 inches around – that read “TOIT” on one side.  On the other side, in smaller print, it said something like “Now you’ve got a round TOIT . . . so get to work!”  Or, maybe the second part – after the . . . – said “No more excuses!”  They may have inspired the casual procrastinator, but they just annoyed the crap out of the professional procrastinators, such as myself.

Good Sunday Jumble.  Clue words were all well jumbled.  I really liked “batten”, “assure” and “acidic”!  And, the answer letter layout was good . . . again.  Very detailed and active cartoon.  One might think the guy in the lower right corner is giving a little misdirection, but Jeff has done his homework.  He remembered that one of Magellan’s goals was finding a western route to the “Spice Islands“.  Magellan’s boys made it all the way around the world, but Ferdy himself was offed by some Filipinos.  And this concludes today’s history lesson.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

3 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/11”


  1. 1 Lesley November 21, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Sunday Jumble is never easy for me, but DH (Devoted Husband) and I flew through this one. We kept thinking that ACIDIC was ACID, but I said that it did not have enough letters. I should know better about those pesky prefixes and suffixes and when to try adding them to words! I loved the cartoon today…explorers have always fascinated me!

  2. 2 unclerave November 21, 2011 at 9:06 am

    As a history lover, I also was fascinated by explorers. But, of course, it’s the more romanticized notion of these characters that we enjoy. In reality, many/most of them were brutal ego-maniacs. But, most of history is framed by the “victors”. A lot of people – too many? – think of history almost like a science, when it’s probably the most subjective of studies.

    — YUR

  3. 3 Anonymous November 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Oh, I so agree! I tried to teach both sides of the story when I taught the Mayans, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. I encouraged kids to dig more deeply on their own for extra credit. I learned a lot also! I only taught ancient worlds for 4 years, and the last time was 10 years ago, and we concentrated on Egypt, China, India, Rome, and Greece! It was overwhelming…too much to know. I begged to be English full-time again! Another subjective area of study! Ha! I think the math teachers had it easier! LOL


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