Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/12

Photograph showing the hooks of a piece of Vel...

Photograph showing the hooks of a piece of Velcro. Taken using a web camera in macro mode. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Great moments in commercial history!

CFIKL  =  FLICK,  CEXTA  =  EXACT,  DWYOSR  =  DROWSY,  PFPOLY  =  FLOPPY   —   Giving us:  FIEDROFPP

Clue/Question:  George de Mestral patented Velcro in 1955 because he didn’t want to get this.

Answer:  RIPPED OFF

Interface

Interface (Photo credit: cbmd)

(There’s a lot to like in today’s Jumble!  The clue words were all jumbled very well.  I had the most difficulty with “floppy”.  I didn’t have to write it out, but it did take some thought.  As it turns out, “floppy” is also going to be a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database!  I like the word “flick”.  I don’t think we’ve seen it used in the Jumble in quite a while.  Welcome back, “flick”!  LOL!  The answer letter layout was super.  Nothing given.  You just had to understand the nature of Velcro in order to get today’s answer.  From the one comment I’ve seen, so far today, it might not have been obvious to everyone.  The cartoon was very informative.  Burdock burs were de Mestral’s inspiration for inventing Velcro.  I have loads of experience removing them from my dogs’ coats!  Nice job, guys!  That’s it, folks.  I spent too much time opining on today’s cryptoquote, so I’m going to cut this a little shorter today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/12”


  1. 1 Wimpy June 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Unc.. Take a listen to ZZ Tops song titled “VELCRO FLY” I think you’ll enjoy… Stay cool Wimpy

  2. 2 unclerave June 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I haven’t heard, or thought of, that song in quite a while Wimpy! Thanks for the reminder!

    — YUR

  3. 3 ralis95 June 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    YUR:

    One of the reasons I always put the jumbled letters into alphabetical sequence when solving the puzzles, is for the database, but also because many words spell themselves out in such a sequence. FLOPPY is one of them. Others include, but certainly not limited to: ACCEPT, ACCENT, EMPTY, GLORY, FLOSS, & FLOOR.

    Best,

    ralis95

  4. 4 unclerave June 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Très, très intéressant, mon ami!

    — YUR
    (Voila Monsieur Thibault. Voila Madame Thibault.)

  5. 5 LEJBUM FEJF June 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    My industrial Design instructors always used George de Mestral and his invention of Velcro as an example of how we need to look to nature. So many solutions for so many of our problems are right there in front of us. We just need to take time to notice and explore them. And not cut them down, burn them, kill them, eat them and abuse them without looking at them in wonder and awe.

  6. 6 unclerave June 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Atta guy, Jeff!

    — YUR

  7. 7 LindaLee June 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I learned a lot today! I somehow managed to work through the puzzle in record time. @ralis — I love the alpha idea. I’ll try it the next time I’m stuck. Never thought of doing that. Thank you. Amen @ Jeff!


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