Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/12

Location of the municipality of Lisbon in Portugal

Location of the municipality of Lisbon in Portugal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A very western European park scene.

SUREH  =  USHER,  VOGER  =  GROVE,  OUTAPI  =  UTOPIA,  GLITEP  =  PIGLET   —   Giving us:  SERGOEUPET

Clue/Question:  The waterfowl in Lisbon were this.

Answer:  PORTUGEESE

 

English: The oldest knoun view of Lisbon (circ...

English: The oldest knoun view of Lisbon (circa 1500-1510). This miniature is from the Cronicle of Afonso I of Portugal Português: Vista panorâmica de Lisboa conhecida mais antiga, datando de 1500-1510. É uma iluminura da Crónica de Dom Afonso Henriques. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I like it!  All the clue words were jumbled really nicely, especially “utopia” and “piglet”.  “Utopia” gave me the most trouble.  I had to back into it.  I was in a bit of a rush when I was doing this.  It turns out that “grove” is a new word.  Looks like ralis95 has a little work to do.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  Nothing given away.  The cartoon really helped make the pun.  I hope my fellow Jumblers are up on their geography, because that was necessary in solving this one.  Lots of fun, today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/12”


  1. 1 LindaLee September 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Didn’t you just love this puzzle!!! Utopia gave me fits. Had a bit of a problem figuring out the ducks…only to realize it was probably geese–voila! Puzzle solved.

  2. 2 Art Shapiro September 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I flamed out on Utopia, and after some preposterous amount of time threw in the towel and went to an anagram solver. I am clearly a feeble excuse for a puzzler, but in all fairness I’m not sure capitalized words are expected in the Jumble.

  3. 3 unclerave September 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

    @ Linda Lee,

    The length of the necks, and the overall size, told me they were either geese, or perhaps swans. The clue/question was the big set up, for me!

    @ Art,

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, buddy! Any word that I have to back into MUST be well jumbled! That’s what I always tell myself. Utopia is often capitalized, because of it’s literary origins, but it doesn’t always have to be capitalized.

    — YUR


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