Jumble Spoiler(?) – 04/12/12

1962 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop

1962 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jeff Knurek, murdering The Beach Boys.

TNECA  =  ENACT,  OSCUT  =  SCOUT,  RIPGNS  =  SPRING,  NAITAT  =  ATTAIN   —   Giving us:  ENASCUSRGATN

Clue/Question:  When the Jumble artist went for a drive, he did this.

Answer:  ????  ???  ?????  SANG CAR TUNES  (Today’s Unclerave Wiseguy of the Day winner is Frank Witzel, with his crack about the groan not coming from the ’62 T-bird!  Nice going, Frank!  Thanks to everyone who played along!)   —   YUR

(Another 12 letter answer?  A silly pun??  And, an expertly crafted answer letter layout???  What can all that mean?  It means that it’s time for another installment of the Unclerave Wiseguy of the Day Contest!  YAY!!!  Who said Boo?  Why, I oughta . . . Okay, guys.  Same *rules* as last time.  The first one with the correct answer is not necessarily the winner.  You have to have the correct answer AND some kind of relevant wisecrack.  It can be aimed at the Jumble itself, either one/both of the creators – Jeff Knurek and David L. Hoyt – or at yours truly.  Try to stay away from profanity, please.

For the record, none of the clue words were new, today.  However, they were all nicely jumbled.  I know it’s a little late in the day for a contest, but I kinda got into a cleaning jag.  Now my hands smell like Tilexbleach – and I’m feeling a little light-headed.  Time to hit the showers, I guess.  Be well, do good and make sure you’re in a well-ventilated area, when using funky household cleaning products!)   —   YUR 

PS.  When I was a kid, my Gramma owned a ’62 Thunderbird!  It was either this color, or a little lighter shade.  Cool car!  It was kinda like Ford’s Mustang . . . before they came out with the Mustang.   —   YUR


25 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler(?) – 04/12/12”


  1. 1 Angie April 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    “Sang Car Tunes”. When I first started driving, and before my city adopted a no-talking-on-your-cell-phone law, I used to hold my phone up to my ear and sing along with the radio. Now I just belt them out and don’t care who I entertain or how much I embarrass myself.

  2. 2 ralis95 April 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    YUR:

    Does solving the answer via your FB posting, count?

  3. 3 Brian April 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    sang car tunes…… No pun intended HA

  4. 4 Jayme Weston April 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    The answer is he sang car tunes…. Or cartoons, depending on how you look at it

  5. 5 unclerave April 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    No, ralis95. I think I need to set up a dedicated Unclerave Facebook page for that. I’d rather not have this stuff going to the other one.

    — YUR

  6. 6 Omar April 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Does “sang car tunes” qualify with this cartoon character? Can’t think of wisecracks.

  7. 7 Betsy April 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Everybody knows Jeff “sang car tunes”! I especially like the “J” logo on the grille!
    BTW, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion on Apr 27th!

  8. 8 Cathy April 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    ‘Sang Car Tunes!’

  9. 9 Dave April 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    he sang car tunes…….

  10. 10 Frank Witzel April 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    the answer is “Sang car tunes” and that’ groan isn’t coming from a ’62 t-bird!

  11. 11 margaret April 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    sang car tunes

  12. 12 Tom Cuillier April 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Answer is “Sang Car Tunes”—drawing with his mouth for a change.

  13. 13 julia mohrs April 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    answer to spoiler TNECA
    Sang car tunes
    Julia, Victoria, Canada

  14. 14 Keith April 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    That one was a toughie today. How about the solution in Pig Latin:
    Ang-say Ar-cay Unes-tay.

    I always liked it how “Trash” in Pig Latin was “Ashtray,” but I digress. Keep up the good work YUR.

  15. 15 rick cauthon April 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I think the answer is “sang car tunes” .. only clue is ‘singing’, singing what?
    what does this artist do? draws “cartoons”. rdc

  16. 16 marybeth April 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Cartune 🙂 songs fun to sing…hmmm…the Jetsons or maybe the Flintstones…yabadabadoo.

  17. 17 Anonymous April 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    sang car tunes

  18. 18 Billy April 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    SANG CAR TUNES

  19. 20 Lesley April 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Heh! I’m back after a long break! Did ya miss me? Ha! Mom and I had a wonderful cruise to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, and Costa Maya from Fort Lauderdale. It was an 80th birthday present to her 3 years early! Clue words came pretty quickly to my rusty brain, but the solution was a bit harder until I got the SANG part! I love old cars! I have beach brain still, so sorry, no guess for the Wiseguy Contest.

  20. 21 Rick April 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I’m stumped Unc. I know the answer – it wasn’t that hard, but trying to be snarky with it ….. I’ll leave that to people with more creative minds.

    Rick

  21. 22 unclerave April 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Of course you were missed, Lesley! Welcome back!

    — YUR

  22. 23 unclerave April 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Welcome back to Keith, too! “Ashtray” I love it!

    — YUR

  23. 24 unclerave April 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Alright, Witzel. You’ve been officially declared the winner. YOU are the Unclerave Wiseguy of the Day, April 12, 2012. Nice going.

    — YUR

  24. 25 jknurek April 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I like that cartoon. Yes, I did know that the Beach Boys were reuniting this year. That’s why I chose that tune. Plus it only made sense for the puzzle. Great job all!


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