Jumble Spoiler – 12/21/11

TV Guide #2395

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Visual Description:  Ray Romano, 54 years ago today.

DKVOA  =  VODKA,  MTEEH  =  THEME,  LWIWOL  =  WILLOW,  CTEOKP  =  POCKET   —   Giving us:  VDHMILOE

Clue/Question:  When little Raymond Romano was born on 12-21-57, everybody . . .

Answer:  LOVED HIM

(The guys couldn’t come up with a good Jumble for Phil Donahue, Jane Fonda or Samuel L. Jackson, so they went with Ray!  It might have been fun to see them try to work in some line from Snakes on a Plane or Pulp Fiction.  But then again, this is a family friendly puzzle.  There were a couple of new words today.  The one that gave me the most trouble, surprisingly, was “vodka”.  I actually had to back into it!  Not a lot of words have that DK pairing.  My semi-mental block on the word has to do with my senior year college girlfriend’s roommate’s – Lisa – spelling of VOCKA.  I was the only one old enough to buy liquor, and we were having a little party, and she wrote a list of things to pick up.  When I read it out loud – spelling it for everyone to hear – we all lost it.  She was like a pint-sized Farrah Fawcett.

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  Very cute and sexy, but a total ditz.  For the rest of the year, any time someone wanted a drink with vodka we would say vocka.  She pretended to be miffed, but she actually loved the extra attention.  The other word that was new – although pretty simple – was “willow”.  The answer letter layout was good, but unless you just don’t watch television, the answer should have been fairly obvious.  Everybody Loves Raymond is still very big in syndication!  The show was supposed to be based upon his own life, so I’m guessing that is Ray’s older brother, Robert, in the lower left hand corner of the cartoon.  Ya gotta love the expression on his face.  Hey!  What about me?  Priceless.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/21/11”


  1. 1 Marc Berner December 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    More cake today :__)

    Uncle, just a spelling correction:

    syndication

    Be well and enjoy the Holidays.

    (…trying to refrain from the use of the ubiquitous exclamation point.)

  2. 2 unclerave December 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Thanks, Marcus. I questioned it as I wrote it, but the spell-check function, strangely, let me get away with it . . . at the time. When I went to edit the post THIS TIME it was underlined as erroneous. The more I write – and yesterday’s was a long one – the more likely I am to let things slip a little. One of those probability things, I guess.

    Thanks for keeping yer uncle honest!

    — YUR

  3. 3 Lesley December 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I gave up on POCKET. However, I did get VODKA immediately. HA! One of my favorites. Funny VOCKA story! How come the Jumble puzzles always have babies with big heads? I also loved Robert’s facial expression.

  4. 4 unclerave December 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    A good deal of any baby IS head, Lesley!

    — YUR


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