Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/12

English: A Spanish Deck of Cards (1495-1518)

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Visual Description:  Cowboy visiting with some sod-busters.


Clue/Question:  The ranch worker looked forward to his break so he could play a few . . .


(LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)”][Man in bill cap and dungaree coat, possibly a...(I like it!  Classic Jumble clue words, scrambled very nicely.  I wouldn’t be surprised if “hairdo” tripped up a few of you.  I know it has me, in the past.  Great answer letter layout.  Detailed cartoon and a good little pun.  It looks like these boys are playing poker, but where I grew up the farmers liked to play a card game called euchre.  For a while, during junior high/middle school and into high school, we would play the game during lunch time and study hall.  I don’t remember who introduced us to the game, and it’s a little strange, because we were all suburban brats.  But, I remember my mom telling me it was an old farmers’ game.  I haven’t played it in close to forty years, but I do remember it being a lot of fun.  Anyone ever play the game?  Any old farmers out there?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/24/12”

  1. 1 LUJBEM FEJF February 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I come from a HUGE Euchre family. We still play quite a bit of it with friends and family. It’s certainly a Midwest game. But I do like my poker 😉

  2. 2 unclerave February 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Hey! Long time, no hear! I was beginning to think you forgot about yer old uncle. I remember liking euchre because you use teamwork and strategy. Western New York is a little like the Midwest.

    — YUR

  3. 3 Tracy February 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for the pinback! My boyfriend has tried to teach me euchre several times but I’m not good at learning new games 😦

  4. 4 ralis95 February 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Euchre – I seem to remember playing that game in the DU Fraternity house at the U. of Iowa. The red jacks were called the Right and Left Bowers, or something like that, while elsewhere they were known as the Jick and the Jack. Is that the same game??

  5. 5 unclerave February 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I remember the bowers, bro!

    — YUR

  6. 6 Lesley February 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Nope…never heard of this game, but we played tons of Michigan Rummy, and I recently bought a new game to teach friends. We played so much on my block when we were kids that our parents would often take it away because they thought it was too much like gambling with the chips! I got most of the words pretty quickly today, and the only reason I got HAIRDO was because about 3 years ago it was making me crazy so a fellow teacher (who always had great hairdos) gave me the answer at a workshop! I remembered it, and was waiting for it to come up again.

  7. 7 unclerave February 25, 2012 at 10:47 am


    Childhood memories! We’ll take them to our graves!

    — YUR

  8. 8 Lesley February 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Yes, we certainly were lucky to grow up when we did!!!

  9. 9 LindaLee March 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I dated a guy who tried to teach me Euchre — but he wasn’t very patient!! I know a lot of my friends from Ohio played the game.

  10. 10 unclerave March 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Maybe some day, when they stick me in a home . . . for the indigenous . . . and delirious, I’ll take up the game again. Hopefully, I’ll still be able to re-learn it.

    — YUR

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