Jumble Spoiler – 12/26/11

English: American baseball player Babe Ruth, p...

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Visual Description:  The Bambino, teeing off in Bean town.

SOIPE  =  POISE,  RHILW  =  WHIRL,  VEERBA  =  BEAVER,  DGSOTY  =  STODGY   —   Giving us:  ISIVETD

Clue/Question:  The Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees on 12-26-1919.  The problem was that he later . . .

Answer:  VISITED

(Great drawing!  The likeness of old George Herman, the old-fashioned scoreboard, the crowd with gentlemen in hats, and the two guys in the Red Sox dugout.  One guy clearly pissed off, likely mouthing Sonuvabitch!, and the other guy with slumped shoulders . . . hanging his head, in total dejection.  Very fun cartoon.  None of the clue words were new, but they were well-jumbled.  The answer letter layout was good enough.  The semi-bonus clue was in the scoreboard sign.  The AWAY team would be the VISITORS, so . . . you guys get it!  Sorry this is so late.  Another one of those days, I guess.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/26/11”


  1. 1 Dawn December 26, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    My newspaper had a typo. The last word is presented as dgsota. I wracked my brain, finally concluding it had to be stodgy and thus a typo. It seems as though Uncle Rave’s paper had the y instead of a.

  2. 2 unclerave December 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    That would have driven me nuts! I’m almost positive that Jeff and David would have heard complaints from others in your position. If not, then they’ll know by checking in here. What newspaper was it? My paper generally does a good job. Sorry for your troubles, brother.

    — YUR

  3. 3 David L. Hoyt December 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Actually there was a typo that made its way into a few newspapers. Not sure where the mistake came from but Tribune Media notified the newspapers in plenty of time but some newspapers must not have seen the alert to get the corrected version. It appears that only a couple of newspapers had the incorrect version (thankfully). Sorry to anyone who had to endure the version with the typo.

  4. 4 unclerave December 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Ya see, Dawn. From your mouth to the guys ears! That’s part of what this blog is all about!

    Oh! And, sorry about calling you brother, sister! Y did I do that? 😉

    YUR

  5. 5 Dan January 23, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Not often happens , but Dawn is right, my paper also had the clue as DGSOTA and 3 weeks later I knew the answer was ‘visted’ but no word to make it, even with an anagram solver, Shows you can’t believe everything you read, huh ?

  6. 6 unclerave January 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Don’t get me started, Dan! Not that it would have mattered in a Jumble, or other word game, but I hate the current reliance on spell-check. Newspapers used to be able to employ proof-readers. I hate seeing the wrong word – spelled *correctly* – in an incorrect context. Just all part of the pluses and MINUSES of technology and automation!

    — YUR


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