Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/22/12

Day Spa

Day Spa (Photo credit: roarofthefour)

Visual Description:  Two lovely ladies, checking out the new salon.


Clue/Question:  The new spa featured these.


(Wow!  I didn’t see this one coming, at all!  I nearly had to put this one out there for you guys to help me.  This is probably the best Sunday Jumble in recent memory.  A sixteen letter, two word answer . . . and it was a little on the sneaky side.  I love it.  At first I was thinking either WOMAN’S or WOMEN’S something, but there was no apostrophe to work with.  Also, I thought maybe AMENITIES, but it was short by one letter.  I’ll tell you what, the answer letter layout surrendered no clues whatsoever.  I was having a hard time coming up with a word for the services these places offer, then I noticed the curtains a little more, which FINALLY brought me to WINDOW!  From there TREATMENTS hit me like a big DUH.  I’m betting a lot of you ladies got this one quicker than the men-folk.  I think this one qualifies as: For The Ladies!

As usual, the clue words were all jumbled very well.  Although, I did get them all rather quickly.  There are two new words to add to the ralis95 clue word database, and they are “anthem” and “excess”.  Two very “worthy” words, indeed.  Jeff did a splendid job of putting the answer right out there in the open.  It took me a while, but finally the blinds were lifted.

For those of you who also do the Cryptoquote you might want to check out the comments.  The son of Paul Boese, author of Friday’s quotation, came forward to set things straight.  It looks like the guy who I cited is getting credit, through no fault of his own, for the words of someone who came before him.  Are any of you guys comfortable making Wikipedia entries?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Sorry about today’s pic.  Zemanta was having a tough time coming up with relevant pics!     YUR

7 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/22/12”

  1. 1 Linda April 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I agree, this was a more difficult puzzle to do. But, I was thrown off, too, by the one sign in the window that reads “Message $50” instead of the correct spelling “Massage $50”. I kept thinking that that played into the answer – but it didn’t.

  2. 2 Linda April 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I was thrown off by the sign in the window that reads “Message $50”, rather than the correct spelling of “Massage $50”. I thought that would play into the answer, but it didn’t.

  3. 3 jknurek April 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I was thrown off by it too. Evidently it didn’t bother my editor. They should know better than to trust me with words.

  4. 4 unclerave April 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I guess I just read what I wanted to read! I did not catch it, at all. Nice job, Linda!

    — YUR

  5. 5 LindaLee April 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Weapon and anthem took a minute — but I somehow got the answer quickly!! Good puzzle. But, it seems familiar.

  6. 6 Lesley April 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

    A week later and I finally gave up on this one. I just could not get ANTHEM, even while trying to back into it. I got TREATMENTS, and I even had the letters for WINDOW…but no luck. Today I will, repeat will, be successful in today’s Sunday puzzle!

  7. 7 unclerave April 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

    If so, then you’re a better man than I, Lesley! I got all the clue words fairly quickly, but the answer letters are leaving me cold! I’ve always been a big boxing fan, but I’m a strugglin’ to git this answer. I was thinking the fourth word has to be UPSET, because the way the pug is talking it seems he was favored to win. However, the single F, and the absence of an R, is making me think that the fourth word might be OFTEN, because the palooka seems to be repeating himself. The other five letter word I was toying with was BOAST, sorta for the same reasons as UPSET. I suppose it’s possible I messed up on one of the clue words, but I think this is a case where I’d do better with a couple of long words, than four shorter words. It’s probably something SO simple and obvious that I’ll end up kicking myself!

    — YUR

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