Jumble Spoiler – 06/25/12

Deutsch: Blaue Brille, eingeklappt.

Deutsch: Blaue Brille, eingeklappt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Visionary charts and research results.


Clue/Question:  The designs for the new eyeglasses were chosen after this.

Answer:  _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _       ***FOCUS TESTING***

***  Shortly after 5:00 PM EDT  (Okay folks, the contest is completed!  The answer should be as above.  I don’t know what “Focus Setting” would be, but if that does turn out to be the answer in tomorrow morning’s newspaper then . . . I probably shouldn’t be running this blog.  This month’s co-winners are Chris and Keith, with honorable mentions to Paul and Wimpy.  But, thanks to ALL who took the time and effort to write in.  All you word-nerds are winners, in my book!)      YUR

(It’s been long overdue, friends!  Yes, it’s time for this months edition of the Unclerave’s Wiseguy of the Day contest!  Who out there has the right combination of the correct answer and an appropriate stinging barb?  As always, the wisecrack can be directed towards: the answer, the cartoon, the clue words – hey, why not? – or yours truly!

It’s a twelve letter answer, of moderate difficulty.  The answer letter layout is sufficiently cryptic.  All the clue words are well jumbled old favorites.  We’ve even had the jumble FRUIPY before!  So, let’s have at it, word-nerds!  If you’re having a little difficulty with it I suggest you listen to Damn the Torpedoes.  Or, perhaps Moving Waves would be more to the point!  Be well and do good, friends.  I’ll check back later.)   —   YUR

37 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/25/12”

  1. 1 Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

    No stinging comment .. but the answer could be “FOCUS TESTING”

  2. 2 Ron Owens June 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    No stinging comment .. sorry .. but the puzzle answer is “FOCUS TESTING”

  3. 3 Liz June 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Focus testing. Seems like they are easier on Mondays. No trouble today. Enjoy the cooler weather!

  4. 4 Gwen June 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

    focus testing


  5. 5 Gwen June 25, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Yahoo, your clue about the musical group was fabulous! Helped with the first word, 2nd word easy (ing was the clue)


    PS sorry about the 2 comments today

  6. 6 So Fla June 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

    could be Focus testing or focus setting. So Fla

  7. 7 Betsy June 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Focus setting? Focus testing? Thanks for picking THIS puzzle for the contest!!! It’s a good one YUR! No barbs.

  8. 8 Mac June 25, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Is the answer “Focus Setting?”

  9. 9 Lv June 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

    focus testing

  10. 10 chris hampton June 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Focus testing, that was a real eye opener. Oh all knowing focus group, tell me your unmet consumer needs, so that we may create disruptive innovations for you.

  11. 11 Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Got it! Focus setting

  12. 12 Romy Mendoza June 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    My answer is “FOCUS SETTING”

  13. 13 sierra June 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    focus setting?

  14. 14 Paul Moriarty June 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Maybe you need some testing of your focus!!

  15. 15 Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Focus Testing…

  16. 16 Beth June 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Focus Testing

  17. 17 Wimpy June 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Unc answer: FOCUS TESTING C’mon unc you couldn’t “SEE” this answer coming? — Wimpy

  18. 18 So Fla June 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Could be Focus testing

  19. 19 nrt June 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    focus testing is the answer

  20. 20 Keith June 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    That was a Fruipy puzzle.

    UR, It’s time to Focus. Testing us again?

  21. 21 Heinrich Seizl June 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This one was mind boggling! But, the answer to todays Daily Jumble is:

    Answer: “FOCUS TESTING”

  22. 22 Jason June 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Focus testing

  23. 24 Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    The answer for this Jumble of 06/25 is driving me mad!!!

  24. 25 Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Focus setting OR focus testing OR ?

  25. 26 Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Focus testing.

  26. 27 Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    _ _ _ _ _ CONTEST?

  27. 28 Altif Brown June 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm


  28. 29 unclerave June 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you, Ms. Betsy! — YUR

  29. 30 unclerave June 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm


    You were the only one to acknowledge my musical references! For those of you who were scratching your heads over MY “bonus clues”, “Moving Waves” was the album name for a group named Focus. On it they had a Monster Hit with a song called “Hocus Pocus”, in the early ’70s. Mostly instrumental, with a smattering of odd vocals and some whistling. The “Damn the Torpedoes” reference is the album that featured the song “Here Comes My Girl”, by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It contains the immortal line: “Yeah, I ain’t really sure, but it seems I remember the good times Were just a little bit more in focus.” Great song, great album, great artist!

    After FOCUS I didn’t imagine anyone coming up with anything other than TESTING. SETTING, while utilizing the remaining letters, doesn’t really make sense. Companies use focus groups to do focus testing.

    — YUR

  30. 31 Gwen June 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    how old are you? you seem to know a lot about the 60 and 60″2?


  31. 32 Gwen June 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    that should be 60’s an d 70’s sorry

  32. 33 unclerave June 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    The kid just hit double nickels, Gwen. — YUR

  33. 34 mickey June 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

    6/26/12 moolah slang for money

  34. 35 unclerave June 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Uhhhhhh . . . thanks(?), mickey. You must be relatively new around here. While there have been a small handful of times where I’ve been unable to come up with the answer on my own, please don’t misconstrue my untimeliness of posting the spoilers as not knowing, or needing, the answer. When I am truly stumped I will come on here and ask you guys for help. This is one of the reasons that all of your comments need to be approved, by me, before they appear on Unclerave’s. Some tried doing this in the past, just to kind of bug me/show me up. This one I’m taking as innocent exuberance.

    — YUR

  35. 36 LindaLee June 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    OK, I’m late, but only a day late. I got focus testing too and totally missed the musical reference. And, as you know. I’m not usually prompt, but am trying to do better. I so check the site thought. And I did see your post regarding hanging up your pen….it makes me sad to think that could happen. I’m only a recent poster, but had been around for a while–when I needed help, but then also found out this was a fun place. But I sure understand about time–that’s why I’m usually behind, time and if I’m struggling with the puzzle. L.

  36. 37 unclerave June 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    You are A-OK in my book, mickey! 🙂

    — YUR

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