Jumble Spoiler – 06/11/12

University of Michigan 59, Western Illinois Un...

University of Michigan 59, Western Illinois University 55 (Men’s Basketball, Ann Arbor, November 17, 2011) (Photo credit: cseeman)

Visual Description:  Jeff reliving his glory days?

SHUYK  =  HUSKY,  DUOIA  =  AUDIO,  BLERAR  =  BARREL,  MOFHAT  =  FATHOM   —   Giving us:  HSAURRLATH

Clue/Question:  For the graduating college cheerleader this game was her . . .

Answer:  LAST HURRAH

(Well . . . “hurrah” is a cheer.  It’s just not the kind of cheer you hear from a college cheerleader.  You don’t even hear the “rah” very often anymore.  The old stereotype of:  RAH! RAH! SIS-BOOM-BAH! doesn’t really fly these days.  That was probably born in the 1920s.  Slightly before your uncle’s time.  Hurrah is more the For he’s a jolly good fellow kind of cheer.  Hurrah is also a little more British.  Americans are more fond of Hurray.  Which makes it kind of strange that the WordPress spell-check feature is questioning hurrah.  WordPress is out of England, so you’d think it would allow it without question.  However, their spell-check even flags the word WordPress!  So, go figure!

Good clue words.  I like “fathom”.  I don’t use that word enough.  I can’t fathom why?!?!  Surprisingly “audio” is not on the ralis95 clue word database.  The answer letter layout was only fair, today.  The “last” is spread out pretty well, but I could see the “hurrah” pretty clearly.  Now, gee.  What is that school that Jeff went to?  Was it Maryland?  Minnesota?  Mississippi?  Missouri?  Montana?  Did I leave anybody out?)   —   YUR

PS.   A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mr. Gene Wilder!  He is one of my favorite actors, who has been in some of the funniest/most entertaining movies of all time!  Enjoy your day, Gene.  (I can’t believe you’re actually older than my mom!)   —   YUR

6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/11/12”


  1. 2 Lesley June 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    AUDIO was an excellent Jumble word! 4 vowels and one consonant really made it challenging. I am locked in my office by my husband because it is/was such a mess. I haven’t Jumbled in awhile because I couldn’t find the keyboard. Ha! Missed you guys!

  2. 3 unclerave June 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

    It’s always great when you drop in, kid!

    Hmmm! Does AUDIO hold this unique distinction? Are there any other five letter words, that are not medical/scientific terms, in the English language, with four vowels and a single consonant? Right now, I can’t think of any.

    Can any of the readers answer this?

    — YUR

  3. 4 Angie June 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

    That’s all I can think of at the moment :o)

  4. 5 Angie June 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I’m not sure why my comment looks weird. It was supposed to say: aerie, aurae, eerie, queue That’s all I can think of at the moment : )

  5. 6 unclerave June 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Leave it to Angie! You rock, lady! I couldn’t think of any, and 3 of your 4 are pretty common. Only aurae is a little out there for me. I guess I’m not as smart as I thought!

    Thanks, Angie!

    — YUR


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