Jumble Spoiler – 01/26/12

English: The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Ca...

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Visual Description:  Many good reasons for being a Doubting Thomas.

CAMAW  =  MACAW,  HOEUS  =  HOUSE,  ROERRT  =  TERROR,  CSHRCO  =  SCORCH   —   Giving us:  CAUSERORSCH

Clue/Question:  The student driver was leery of this type of driving instruction.

Answer:  A CRASH COURSE

(Pretty good!  Of course, it’s just that much harder when you mis-read a jumbled clue word, and come up with RETORT instead of “terror”!  Psst!  Hey, Dave.  It looks like no one has used RETORT before.  I’m sick of the word “terror” anyway!  It’s probably THE most overused word/excuse – along with *security* – of this young millennium.  The sheeple loves their bogeyman words, though!  Lawd-awmighty, how dey loves dem boogy-man words!  Uh . . . back to the Jumble.  No new clue words today.  I don’t know if Mr. Hoyt was going for a hiding in plain sight ploy, or what, but the first two clue words were terribly jumbled.  The later two were jumbled very well, and the answer letter layout was very good.  Nothing subtle about Jeff’s drawing.  A flat tire, an oil leak, plenty of dents and dings – to say the least – and the instructor’s arm in a sling sets up the answer very nicely.  And, of course, the instructor’s patter is looking to rush the kid into becoming a student.  Again with Wilco?  Well, I guess no other band name fits on a tee-shirt like they do!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Wow!  There was a lot of Doubting Thomas artwork to choose from!  I thought that the Caravaggio was the most lifelike and powerful.  I like the one by Guercino as well, but I think it’s a little overly dramatic.   —   YUR

4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/26/12”


  1. 1 LUJBEM FEJF January 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Yes, again with the Wilco. If there’s a t-shirt, there will be Wilco or Poi on it. Don Miller’s Driving school is where I learned to drive. He called me up on my 16th birthday and asked me if I wanted to start my lessons. We didn’t have school that day because of the ICE storm. I went. He asked me as I was behind the wheel, “So, you’ve driven a car before, right?!”. No. I had never driven a car before. He just tighten his seat belt and off we went. Slippin’ and a slidin’. I’m an excellent driver! Did you catch the typo in the dialog? Our editor didn’t. 😦

  2. 2 unclerave January 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Hey, Jeff!

    I had thought that it was an exclamation point, following the question mark. (for effect, or is it affect?) Now, I see that it’s a capitol “I”. If you hadn’t said something I don’t think anyone would have caught it! You guys have the benefit of full-sized artwork.

    — YUR

  3. 3 Lesley January 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    OMG! First driving lesson in an ice storm! They should have given Jeff his license on the spot! I had to back into TERROR (groan-pun there…sorry). Yes, I agree, first two words were very easy, but a funny cartoon as usual! When I went for my driver’s license way back wnen here in Jersey, I did very well getting into the parallel parking spot, but I had to ask the state trooper how to get out! DUH! He just shook his head at my mom when I finished. (My dad was a cop and knew the trooper.) I do drive very well, but I still can’t really parallel park!

  4. 4 ian in hamburg January 28, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I got stumped on scorch, but managed to figure out the answer. Been doing the Jumble puzzle since I was a kid, and that’s a long time!


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