Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/12

English: Own work made in the style of Andy Warhol

English: Own work made in the style of Andy Warhol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A fine dining establishment . . . with Jeff and Kathy celebrating in the background.


Clue/Question:  The chef’s new restaurant was this.




Aphrodite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I really like the mock Warhol on the wall!  I always preferred Alphabet soup to Tomato soup, anyway!  Is today Jeff and Kathy’s anniversary, or something?  If so, then congratulations!

I only had difficulty with one clue word, today, and it happened to be “laptop”!  I think I will always struggle, some, with compound words.  It’s just who yer uncle is!  Merriam Webster‘s has the word as first being used in 1984, but I don’t see when they first acknowledged it as such.  It is not currently in the ralis95 clue word database, so it’s a brand new word, as far as Jumble clue words go!  ralis95 loves adding new words to his database!

The answer letter layout was really great, today.  Nothing given away.  I can see some of you struggling to get today’s answer.  It wasn’t killer, but it’s a clever pun.  I wonder if Elegante’s serves a burger???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I would have given you a picture of Warhol’s Tomato Soup, but it’s copyrighted.  Fortunately, the Marilyn Monroe one is of a legal(?) knockoff!  Don’t know how the Aphrodite came up, but I never pass up the opportunity to post a lovely tush!      YUR

5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/12”

  1. 1 ralis95 September 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

    LAPTOP threw me for quite some time, before I finally worked my way to unjumble the letters. It’s all in the mindset isn’t it? Can you believe we’re up to 2774 words in the database? – Hoyt must be working overtime!

  2. 2 LEJBUM FEJF September 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

    2774 words?! My question is how many has Hoyt added since starting March of 2011? A lot is the answer.

  3. 3 unclerave September 19, 2012 at 9:20 am

    And, I’m sure “A lot” will probably have to suffice. Not sure if ralis95 has held on to earlier files, or not, but if he does, I bet he *might* be able to come up with some kind of a ballpark estimate.

    — YUR

  4. 4 ralis95 September 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

    David and Jeff:

    Can’t tell you exactly how many were in the database as of the beginning of March, 2011 (I think it was around 2250) – but I do know for sure there were 2370 as of July 19, 2011, when I carried on an email discussion with Hoyt about the sources of usable 5 and 6 letter words.

  5. 5 LindaLee September 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    All y’all do a great job — our puzzlers, our “keeper of words”, and our Unc– who always comes up with something entertaining and interesting. Thank you!

    Laptop did take a sec. Nice puzzle!!!

    Figured out why Sunday’s puzzle was so hard — I had a L where a C should have been. Misread my writing. I’m feeling much better about my brain! Going through today’s paper now.

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