Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/12

1913 Detroit Tigers, baseball card portrait

1913 Detroit Tigers, baseball card portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jeff Knurek projecting his hopes and dreams!

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers (Photo credit: Keith Allison)



Clue/Question:  After he pitched a perfect game, he . . .



The Merriam-Webster logo.

The Merriam-Webster logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Very interesting.  To my knowledge, the Detroit Tigers have never experienced a perfect game.  Not on the winning side at least.  But . . . it could happen!  Heck, if the Mets could finally win a No Hitter, like they did this year, then I guess anything is possible!  Being a baseball fan, I loved this Jumble.  I thought the clue words were all well jumbled.  There is a new word for the ralis95 clue word database, but I think it could be deemed debatable.  The word “hyper” is accepted as a stand alone word, by some sources.  However, Merriam Webster’s still has it as a prefix only.  Not as a stand alone word.  This could get the purists up in arms!  We’re going to have to have another debate, over what constitutes a valid Jumble clue word.  Me?  I could care less.  I just like causing trouble, from time to time.  Back to the critique.  I thought the answer letter layout was a thing of beauty!  Nothing given away here, at all.  If it wasn’t for the pitcher’s comment about celebrating this would have been a very tough Jumble to solve.  As it is, I bet that a number of you had some difficulty in solving it.  Pitch and throw are synonymous, so that was the pun aspect.  If I wasn’t already so far behind in my day I might have made this an Unclerave’s Wiseguy of the Day contest.  I blame Lesley.  She HAD to go and say that she hated doing the crossword puzzle!  I usually don’t bother with it these days, but since she brought it up . . . and with such passion, I just HAD to do today’s!  It’s the one from the Los Angeles Times, so if anyone is having trouble with it . . .

Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/12”

  1. 1 LEJBUM FEJF August 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Armando Galarraga of the Tigers was ROBBED of a perfect game two years ago by that ump that admitted it was a horrible call. I want to see Prince Fielder and Verlander in the post season this year. They usually end their season in Chicago. Could be a big time final weekend for the Tigers. Bless You Boys! and that’s all I have to say about that.

  2. 2 Ken August 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Nice analysis of today’s Jumble!

    FYI: You mean “could NOT care less” as in:

    “Me?  I could care less. I just like causing trouble, from time to time . . . .”


    Onward & Upward,


  3. 3 oldgrumper August 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I don’t know whether you are talking about a no hitter or a perfect game. If the former, Detroit’s Justin Verlander threw two of them, one in 2007 and another in 2011 but no perfect game.

  4. 4 Wimpy August 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    UNC- I happen to be a YANKEES fan but the cartoon picture of the pitcher looks like R.A DICKEY….. Maybe a Foreshadowing you never know. Wimpy

  5. 5 unclerave August 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    @ Jeff,
    Galarraga definitely was ROBBED! Life ain’t fair sometimes, bro. Tigers were one of my original teams, as a kid! I still root for them, situationally.

    @ Ken,
    I’ll let you know when it’s the Wiseguy of the Day contest, buddy! Technically, you’re correct. The NOT should be in there. I took the erroneously popular way to express myself. But, I do actually care about the issue . . . just not as much as some do. So, I could argue that *I could care less*, but I won’t. (Another thing that I couldn’t care less about.)

    @ OG,
    You knew, buddy. You’re just showing off! But, that’s allowed here. Verlander is tough. Wimpy would probably rather his boys don’t have to play him.

    @ Wimpy,
    I thought the same thing, bro! R.A. is The Man! I really hope he can squeeze out 20 wins. As usual with the Mets, it will all come down to run support.

    — YUR

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