Jumble Spoiler – 03/09/12

The Model T was based on Henry Ford?s desire t...

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WRABN  =  BRAWN,  CAFET  =  FACET,  FUTOIT  =  OUTFIT,  TRONDE  =  RODENT   —   Giving us:  RAFTOFOD

Clue/Question:  After the success of his Model T, Henry Ford expanded his business because he could . . .

Answer:  AFFORD TO

(More of Jeff’s Midwest roots?  The River Rouge Plant really took Ford to new levels.  All the clue words were jumbled very well today.  It actually took me writing out 15 combinations before I was able to come up with “rodent”!  It, along with “brawn”, happen to be new to the ralis95 clue word database.  The answer letter layout didn’t give away anything.  This is one where you could argue that they gave you part of the answer in the clue/question.  Not bad.  It reminds me of my Wheel of Fortune coup, from many many moons ago.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/09/12”


  1. 1 jknurek March 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Yep! I grew up on the south side of Detroit where many family and friends worked at “Ford’s”. They wouldn’t say, “I work at Ford.” They’d say, “I work at Ford’s.” Because they actually worked for the Fords. Great to see the automobile companies getting back to quality and thriving. Now let’s get the 65MPG Ford Fiesta over here in the States and quit letting the Europeans have all the great mileage cars. Hmmm let’s see, if we had a car that gave us 65MPG, would we use less gas? What would happen to the demand? What might that do to the price of oil? I don’t know. It’s too confusing. I need to get back to the drawing board. Trying to get ahead.

  2. 2 David L. Hoyt March 10, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Here’s a little insight into the “AFFORD TO” puzzle. We orginally had the clue “After the success of his Model T, Henry expanded his business because he could…” but our editor changed it and added the “Ford” within the clue after we turned in the puzzle.

  3. 3 unclerave March 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    @ Jeff,

    I love to drive, but don’t necessarily drive for “pleasure”. I wouldn’t drive more just because it was more affordable. I think we would ultimately use less gas if we had the higher efficiency cars. These are exactly the questions we should be talking about, though. The big oil companies and the American car companies have had an unholy alliance for far too long, in my opinion. Throw in the government puppet masters, the corporate media hype-sters and the Wall Street oil speculators/opportunists and what do you get? A national average gas price of $3.79 a gallon. I’d hate to live on the west coast! New York is really bad too, but fortunately I’m right across the border from New Jersey.

    — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave March 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    @ David,

    Editors are like the bean-counters of the the literary/journalistic world. They are good at what they do, but lack creative vision.

    — YUR

  5. 5 LindaLee March 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I had total trouble with rodent too! I couldn’t even get it backing into it when I solved the puzzle. I had to start rotating letters and it finally hit me!


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