Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/12

Plains Zebras (Equus quagga), more specificall...

Plains Zebras (Equus quagga), more specifically the Damara subspecies (Equus quagga antiquorum) in Okavango, Botswana. An edit of Image:Zebra Botswana.jpg on English Wikipedia, done for that image’s FP try on Wikipedia. The original image description: Zebra, Okavango, Botswana, 2002. Taken & submitted by Paul Maritz (Paulmaz) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Equine showdown on the savannah.

TESTEL  =  SETTLE,  HNUKRS  =  SHRUNK,  MUMIEN  =  IMMUNE,  ROTDIR  =  TORRID,  KYNCAR  =  CRANKY,  CASUCE  =  ACCUSE   —   Giving us:  TESHKIUNTOICKCS

Clue/Question:  The giraffe was going to try to break up the fight between the zebras, but he decided not to . . .

Answer:  STICK HIS NECK OUT

Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with ...

Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with color correction and cropping (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This is one of those interesting factoid ones!  Apparently, and contrary to popular belief, the zebra on the left is correct!  They are essentially black, with white stripes.  It’s similar to the majority’s belief that polar bears fur and skin are white, when in reality their skin is black, and their fur is actually transparent!  Cool stuff, huh kids?

Harlequins

Harlequins (Photo credit: Crossett Library Bennington College)

Had some great jumbling of some great clue words, today.  Right out of the gate, I stumbled a bit on “settle”.  I kind of ignored one of the “T”s and was writing in STEEL . . . when the Homer in me came out!  Doh!  Alright, I recovered quickly.  The next word I got right away, but as it turns out “shrunk” is going to be a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database.  I can see some having trouble getting “immune”.  I love the word “torrid”.  It always makes me think of those Harlequin romance novels that the ladies like so much.   I’m generally kind of “cranky”, and I thought that “accuse” was jumbled really well.  Sorta like with “settle”, I was seeing SAUCE, and wondering what the extra C was for?!  I wasn’t actually writing it out, this time, but it did take me a few extra seconds to come up with the right word.  The answer letter layout was good enough.  Looking at it now, I can sort of make out the word STICK, mainly because of the ICK, but I wouldn’t call it super obvious.  The biggest clue was the cartoon itself, with the giraffe peeking from behind a tree.  Very cute.  I thought overall today’s was a lot of fun.  I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

5 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/12”


  1. 1 Bill July 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I thought four words with double consonants made this one pretty easy.

  2. 2 unclerave July 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    But, you never know if the clue word is going to end up with the double consonant until you’ve solved it, Bill. Doubles – both consonants and vowels – are helpful in solving the Cryptoquote, for sure.

    — YUR

  3. 3 Lesley July 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    It was fun today because I flew through every word, and I had the solution before I even started the puzzle! Sunday Jumble always intimidates me, but not today! Funny cartoon, too! I didn’t know that about polar bears! Thanks, YUR!

  4. 4 unclerave July 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

    So! You got BOTH “immune” AND “accuse” – words that start with vowels – without any trouble?!?! Wow, Les! Good for you, lady.

    And, thanks for checking in, kid. Your absences unnerve me a bit. Hope all is well.

    — YUR

  5. 5 Linda Tate July 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Very, very interesting info here! I got the words pretty quickly — the puzzle got me and it finally hit me after I really studied the picture — it was like ok, zebras, giraffe–neck!! OH! Bingo! And that did not happen until this morning.


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