Jumble Spoiler – 01/31/13

WWI: British tank Britannia

WWI: British tank Britannia (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)

Visual Description:  DOD in MCMXIV.

RYTID  =  DIRTY,  LENKT  =  KNELT,  BERNKO  =  BROKEN,  MAHFOT  =  FATHOM   —   Giving us:  ITKNKNATH

Clue/Question:  When developing a new armored military vehicle during World War One, they formed a . . .

Answer:  THINK TANK

(Very clever!  No new clue words, but all were jumbled very well.  I really liked “knelt” and “fathom”.  The answer letter layout didn’t give anything away.  And, it’s a great cartoon.  I don’t understand why some people don’t like puns.  I’ve always been a fan.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/31/13”


  1. 1 ralis95 January 31, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    YUR:

    BERKNO is an interesting set of letters. I immediately saw BONKER as being the singular word of the plural BONKERS (to be/act crazy, nuts, etc.) and thought, why not? But when I couldn’t find it in the dictionary, I had to cheat and look it up in the database to come up with the correct word BROKEN. But, it did raise a question – how can the word BONKERS (with an S and therefor a plural, not have a singular sense? Hmmmmm. Or even BONKERD (e.g. to have caused someone to become BONKERS). Hmmmm. I guess I need a day job, I’ve toooooo much time on my hands.

    best, ralis95

  2. 2 Lisa Lowry February 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy getting your daily jumble emails. You seem like a genuinely pleasant and happy person. I think that I have only needed your help solving a puzzle once. (:

  3. 3 unclerave February 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    ralis95,

    I think BONKERS is one of those silly British words, that has a strange origin that us Yanks can’t possibly fathom.

    Lisa Lowry,

    Thank you for the kind words, dear lady. Generally, I’m both pleasant and happy. Like everyone, I have my good days and bad days. Right now, I’m a tired person.

    — YUR


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