Jumbler Spoiler – 02/01/12

bad luckVisual Description:  The melancholy Dane . . . in severe pain . . . once again!


Clue/Question:  When the actor broke his leg on-stage, they had to . . .


(Hey, I like it.  A little heavy on the stereotyping.   The director, dressed in black, a beret AND a goatee!  The ham . . . er actor, staying in character . . . and overly emoting!  But, the actress’ comment is a little misleading.  It’s a theater tradition – based on a little superstition – to encourage each other by saying “break a leg”.  It’s a counter-intuitive way to wish your fellow actor “good luck”, without uttering those forbidden words.  For theater people, saying “good luck” is bad luck!  Dancers – at least ballet dancers – hold the same superstition, but they wish each other “merde“.  All the dance terms in ballet are French words, so wishing each other “merde” – French for “shit” – is their counter-intuitive way of saying “good luck”, without them uttering the forbidden words.  She should have said:  I told him “good luck.”  THAT would have caused him “to suffer the  slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” that befell him!  And, you guys thought that your Unclerave only knows the Jumble and Cryptoquote!  Eh?!?!  So, I’m a bit of a know-it-all.  So, sue me!  LOL!  Huh?  What do opera people say to each other?  Beats the “merde” out of me!  I’ve never performed in an opera before.  No new words again, today.  Great jumbling of the clue words, though.  And, the answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  I just hope that I don’t ever get “recast”.  Once was enough for this guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  You Monty Python fans might enjoy clicking on the underlined and highlighted “merde”, up above!     YUR

8 Responses to “Jumbler Spoiler – 02/01/12”

  1. 1 ralis95 February 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    YUR: Interesting to note that RECAST in the answer uses the same letters as the word CASTER already in the database and, as a result, both get moved to the duplicate (multiple) words sort bin for the letters ACERST.


  2. 3 unclerave February 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    You’re the boss there, ralis95! I looked at the RE section of the database, and I noticed that there weren’t similar RE words, as in redoing something, but I guess there’s really no denying that CASTER can also be RECAST! So, I guess she’s gotta go!

    — YUR

  3. 4 unclerave February 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Just sayin’, Jeff! (Ya gots ta allow Uncle Rave his Cliff Claven moment, from time to time!)


  4. 5 David L. Hoyt February 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Actually CASTER is in the database is from before I started. There’s no problem having RECAST be part of the Mystery Answer however. No clue how Argirion let CASTER slip through but I’d spot that in a second. In fact CASTER unscambles into a bunch of other words also.

  5. 7 Lesley February 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    The world of words! I love all your comments! EMPTY annoyed me! Why, you ask? IT STARTS WITH A VOWEL! When will I ever learn! Gorgeous day today at the beach!

  6. 8 unclerave February 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

    @ David L.,

    All’s fair when it comes to the (mystery) Answer! We only need to be (semi)-sticklers when it comes to clue words.

    @ The Hook,

    Welcome aboard, fellow blogger! How did you come upon Unclerave’s?

    @ Lesley,

    Thanks, doll! Even I – aka: pasty white guy – would have enjoyed the beach yesterday!

    — YUR

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