Jumble Spoiler – 05/17/12

Français : Église des Saints-Anges Gardiens, L...

Français : Église des Saints-Anges Gardiens, Lachine, Québec, Canada. Les grandes orgues Casavant Frères, illuminés en bleu lors de la Fête nationale du Québec. English: Church of Saints-Anges Gardiens, Lachine, Quebec, Canada. The Casavant Frères organ, lit in blue during the National Holiday of Quebec. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An emergency call for the musical instrument plumber.


Clue/Question:  The church’s ornate Casavant had to be fixed because it was a . . .


(Casavant, huh?  I think Jeff and David are just showing off a bit.  I had never heard of Casavant before.  I know Wurlitzer, Hammond and Baldwin organs.  Although, Baldwin is probably better known for their pianos.  I guess I’m not that big on organs.  Although, I do miss the days when organ music dominated sporting events.  You do still hear them, some, at sports venues, but by and large, the organ has been supplanted by Rock music.  I will probably die a diehard rocker, but I think the canned – mainly Rock – music at ball parks, stadiums and arenas is just a little too much, and it just seems out of place.  I would much rather hear a good organist doing his or her thing.  Yer Uncle is just an old-fashioned boy, at heart.

Good jumbling again, today!  I had some trouble with “rotate”.  I was lazy and backed into it, although I didn’t have to? write out any variations, after seeing which letters I needed.  The funny thing is, this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen this jumbling of the word!  When I went to enter TAREOT as a Tag – I try to do this with the scrambled words I think are tough – it came up as an already used Tag.  I thought the jumbling of “ankle” was pretty good too.  I really enjoyed the answer letter layout.  Without Jeff’s illustrative cartoon, and the ability to Google: Casavant, I don’t think it would have been easy to figure out the answer with this particular answer letter layout.  Nice job, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Sorry about yesterday’s late postings.  My son’s college graduation, and mini-celebration,  took up much of the day, then I took my wife to her doctor’s appointment, then took a long nap.  Then, I started to write up the spoilers – the Cryptoquote Spoiler wasn’t too late – but then I had to drive my daughter to the train station.  As soon as I got home, we got a call saying my daughter had read the wrong schedule, AM instead of PM, and now wanted me to pick her up and drive her 45 minutes, or so, so she could get to her destination, more or less “on time”.  I finally got back around 11:00 PM.  That’s the reason for the delay, folks!     YUR

8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/17/12”

  1. 1 Lesley May 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    This was hard today! I had to back into 3 words. Oh, well! Tell your son congrats!

  2. 2 Betsy May 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I knew the reason for the delay was a good one! Congrats on your son’s grad (pay raise for you) hope all is well with Mrs. Rave.

  3. 3 unclerave May 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Thank you, dear ladies! 🙂

    — YUR

  4. 4 jknurek May 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Our editor was showing off. I have no idea what a Casavant is either. Hammond would have been better. The organist in the cartoon is an actual big time organ player and friend as is the repair guy.

  5. 5 unclerave May 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Very cool, Jeff! Keep putting friends in the cartoons. It makes for interesting discussion.

    — YUR

  6. 6 Tay Cutchin Satterfield May 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    You won’t believe this! My mother-in-law just called me in Houston, Texas from Virginia Beach (they’re on vacation) and said she and her husband wanted to know what the word Casavant meant. Since I’m an organist, I was able to tell them but they were really stumped on the final answer. They gave me the letters and I told them the second word was ORGAN. I couldn’t figure out what KAVIT spelled (even used my unscramble words website and got nothing), Then I read that the answer was VITAL ORGAN and I started backtracking. He had spelled the first word as KNEAL and you had it as ANKLE which of course affected which letters would be circled. It makes it tough when you use a word that can be spelled as another word. Too funny! Mom said they couldn’t go to bed until they had figured out this Jumble! THANKS!!

  7. 7 unclerave May 23, 2012 at 9:20 am


    Great story, but KNEAL is not an actual accepted word. Some places on the internet claim it’s a British variant of KNEEL, but internet claims are often not worth the paper they are written on! Webster’s does not acknowledge the spelling. David L. Hoyt goes to extensive lengths to ensure that the jumbled clue words can result in only a single word.

    But, I’m very happy that Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog was able to serve as a sleep aid for your parents!

    — YUR

  8. 8 LindaLee May 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Goodness Uncle, you were busy!!! I really enjoyed this puzzle. I didn’t kow what a casavant….. was either! I had to look it up. I’m not as behind as I thought I was, I was just behind on commenting.

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