(Long) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/19/12

English: The Buffet Deutsch: Das Buffet

English: The Buffet Deutsch: Das Buffet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A buffet gourmand’s million excuses for being super-sized.


Clue/Question:  He wanted to start going to the gym, but he had . . .


(Wow!  A 17 letter answer!  That is pretty big.  I wonder what the record is?  When I first saw the answer letter layout, and read the dialog and the clue/question, I thought that I was going to have a very difficult time getting the answer.  But, then I looked very closely at Jeff’s cartoon.  I noticed the name of the place – The Hungry Heifer – on the window.  I saw that it was a buffet-style eating establishment.  But, what really stood out, for me, was what I saw on the table, in front of our dining couple.  The woman has a modest sized drink and a plate that has plenty of open spaces.  However, Mr. Excuses has a jumbo drink and a plate that is just overflowing with food.  And, even though they are both seated, you can see that the guy is fairly overweight.  Not that yer uncle can be critical, or anything.  I’m just sayin’!  Anywho, I thought all of the clue words were jumbled well.  I really like the word “lavish”  I’d love a lavish lifestyle.  And “depict” is also a great word.  I was very surprised to see that “chance” is not currently on the ralis95 clue word database.  Heads up to David L. Hoyt . . . neither is CHANGE.  The clue answer letter layout gave absolutely nothing away.  This was a very satisfying Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  What television character – and name the show, of course –  was famous for referring to The Hungry Heifer?  (There may have been a a scene from the show set there, as well.)   —   YUR

2 Responses to “(Long) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/19/12”

  1. 1 Bev September 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Your clue was all I needed. I had gotten all the words. And my husband helped me figure out what the first two words were. But I kept assuming that the second-to-last word was “the”. Glad to discover your site, I love Jumble! (but am about a month behind.) It’s my relaxing thing to do in the morning before I tackle the more unpleasant tasks of the day.

  2. 2 unclerave September 21, 2012 at 7:31 am


    Your being a little behind is just fine by me. Occasionally, I get a little grief for not having the spoilers up soon enough. With the way things are shaking out right now, I may be posting these spoilers later in the day. I hope the readers will be patient.

    — YUR

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