(Circle Error) Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/13

An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satel...

An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satellites in medium Earth orbit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jitney driver and the snooty executive.


Clue/Question:  The limo driver had been working for years but he didn’t have much to . . .




Jitney Jungle

Jitney Jungle (Photo credit: Paul Lowry)

(These things DO work better when all the circles are in the right places!  Hoyt has already sent out the “explanation”, along with explaining yesterday’s TIMBER mix up.  These kid editors need some schoolin’!  CUFFS is NOT an acceptable Jumble clue word.  Any ding-a-ling knows that!  The intended word – “scuff” – happens to be a new clue word, so ralis95 can add THAT to the database.  I like the pun!  He didn’t have much to SHOW FOR IT!  Very clever.  Those GPS things can come in handy, from time to time, but I prefer good written directions, or an old fashioned map.  Don’t we have enough of Big Brother in our lives?!?!  I don’t like how so many have become totally dependent on them, too.  Getting a little turned around every now and then makes the journey a little more interesting.  It beats having a mechanical voice telling you what to do.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

8 Responses to “(Circle Error) Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/13”

  1. 1 Gwen January 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    clarify the meaning of (circle error) Our paper had the wrong letters circled for scuff (SCU) so it was hard to get the answer to the puzzle?

  2. 2 Bob January 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I thought there was a circle error with the word scuff but I think the word cuffs works and solves the problem. It is unusual to get two words out of one jumble.

  3. 3 gail January 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Well that one almost did me in with that S. Thanks for the correction.

  4. 4 David L Hoyt January 16, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Actually the editor changed my SCARF to CUFFS because we needed a U so CUFFS was actually her intended first answer which put the circles in the right places. She thought she was doing us a favor fixing it but her “fix” caused multiple problems. She has promised to no longer change words without telling us.

  5. 5 unclerave January 16, 2013 at 9:46 am


    Going with SCUFF the circles should have gone over the CUF, and not the SCU. See above some of Hoyt’s explanation.


    CUFFS would work, if it were a legitimate Jumble clue word. Jumble doesn’t use words that can be considered plural words that end in S.

    — YUR

  6. 6 Bill Shalhoub January 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I thought the answer was pretty clear, so I concluded that the needed circle for “F” was not placed correctly. I think this is the first time in all the years I’ve done the Jumble that this problem has occurred. I guess we’re all entitled to a mistake now and again.

  7. 7 Lesley January 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I went nuts on SCUFF! When the computer rejected it, I knew there was an issue! I figured YUR would make it all better. As for GPS, I use it sparingly in my new county here in Jersey. It’s fun to get lost. I just head toward the ocean & I can usually get home!

  8. 8 Gwen January 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks for the explanation, I knew the answer was “Chauffeur” it, but struggled with the “s” .I should have clicked on the concept that FCSUF could be scrabbled into two different words. thanks everyone!

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