Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/12

San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrés Torres ...

San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrés Torres at bat during Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. The Braves won 5-4 in extra innings. The Giants went on to win the series 3 games to 1. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Extra innings are hard on everyone.

SCAIB  =  BASIC,  AASIL  =  ALIAS,  LUYGIT  =  GUILTY,  RONUDA  =  AROUND   —   Giving us:  AICLALTYAD   (Oops!  One L was missing from the original posting.)

Clue/Question:  The umpire was glad the game was finally over because he was ready to . . .

Answer:  CALL IT A DAY

(Well, I hope he called a good game, before calling it a day!  This should have been an easy solve for anybody who has ever followed baseball.  There were no new clue words today, but everything was nicely jumbled.  The answer letter layout was okay, but it would have been better had “guilty” and “around” swapped places.  As it is, the CLAL kind of stands out and the YAD . . . just being backwards, and being the last word, made it pretty obvious.  Some days I think our Mr. Hoyt is just too distracted.  He’s a busy man.  But still, our guys are out there . . . swinging!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/12”

  1. 1 jazscissiors August 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Your words and answer are correct. I think you left out an L in your
    letter layout.
    regards, Joe castiglione

  2. 2 Anonymous August 15, 2012 at 11:22 am

    One L missing in the answer letter scramble above.



  3. 3 unclerave August 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Joe & JT,

    Thanks, guys! Yet another case of *haste makes waste*!

    — YUR

  4. 4 robert September 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I thought the second word was ASAIL (as in “Are any ships asail today?”), but online dictionaries don’t recognize “asail” as a word. “Alias” had not occurred to me.

  5. 5 unclerave September 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm


    Originally, I thought the exact same thing! And, I wasn’t thinking the assault kind of assail, I was thinking the nautical, like you. It must be some kind of poetic/lyric expression of sailing, as opposed to definitive word, because I’m not finding anything on the internet for asail, or a sail, or a’sail. I only got alias when I realized I needed L A instead of S I. We are either brilliant or warped, but it’s nice to know that we are not alone!

    — YUR

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