Jumble Spoiler – 01/18/12

Olivia Newton-John at the Grand Opening of the...

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Visual Description:  Olivia Newton John and John Travolta types, sweatin’ to the oldies.


Clue/Question:  Getting a cardio workout by dancing to disco music made them . . .


(This one took a little thought to solve!  The answer letter layout was really well thought out.  All the clue words were well jumbled.  None of them were new, but I did have to think to get “metric”.  I guess I’m just a typical American, in that regard.  If I were to engage in this workout it would not be retro, for me.  I was always in the Disco Sucks! camp, back then.  I’ve mellowed a bit since then.  I will never consider it good music, but it’s harmless.  And, of course, it’s very danceable.  Be well, do good . . . and let the music move you.)   —   YUR


9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/18/12”

  1. 1 Anonymous January 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

    This was a tough one. Glad I was able to google and find your site! Thanks for not keeping me in suspense until tomorrow. Enjoy your day!

  2. 2 DW Taylor January 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Got all the words, but metric was tough for some reason. I haven’t been stumped in months, but I couldn’t get the answer. Hyphenated answers are always the toughest for me. As anonymous said, I’m glad I didn’t have to wait until tomorrow to get the answer, thanks to you.

  3. 3 unclerave January 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    That’s what I’m here for. Please, pay as you exit.

    — YUR

  4. 4 Keith January 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    That’s strange… I had a different Jumble puzzle in today’s paper (Denver Post) than what you have in your blog. Maybe some kind of mixup with the printing.

    I don’t want to give away any possible future answers, but the answer to puzzle in the paper had to do with a medieval-themed restaurant.

    – Keith

  5. 5 unclerave January 19, 2012 at 9:00 am


    It looks like the Denver Post ran your Jumble out of order! Jeff and David might want some of their people to speak with them about this. I held off on posting your comment, not being sure if you were giving away too much information (you weren’t), until this morning.

    Thanks, for the heads up!

    — YUR

  6. 6 Lesley January 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    METRIC got me! As for disco music…loved it! It is still fun to dance to it today! You know that scene in “Saturday Night Fever” on the Brooklyn (I think!) Bridge? One of my all time favorites! Where do the guys come up with such cool puzzle ideas?

  7. 7 unclerave January 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

    It was the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. I think one of the guys says something about his dad helping to build it, or something. I wouldn’t watch the movie for a number of years, I hated disco so much. ROCK and ROLL, Baby!!! I hated the perfectly coiffed hair in those days, as I kept mine fairly long and parted down the middle. But, since becoming an “adult”, I wear a fairly conservative length, parted on the side do, that requires both gel AND copious amounts of hairspray, because I have this baby-fine hair that has absolutely no body whatsoever! Anyway, I still think the story is kind of stupid, but I am a fan of Travolta’s dancing in it. He always makes me smile, because to me he will always be Vinny Barbarino.

    — YUR

  8. 8 Lesley January 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Haaaaa! You’re making me smile! Yes, a dumb kinda movie, but so is “Animal House” with John Belushi, one of my all time favorites!

  9. 9 unclerave January 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Yeah, but totally different genres. With most comedies – other than the sophisticated “Thin Man” types – you expect a certain amount of dumbness. “SNF” was a very specific slice of life, from a very specific environment and time. Arguably, you could say it was the forerunner of “Jersey Shore”. Vain young adults, behaving badly.

    — YUR

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