(C’mon, people!) Jumble Spoiler – 03/06/13

Merriam-Webster’s 11 th edition of the Collegi...

Merriam-Webster’s 11 th edition of the Collegiate Dictionary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Coinage conversation.  (Ya “C”?)

UQTIL  =  QUILT,  LOCTU  =  CLOUT,  ORPNEV  =  PROVEN,  NEDYOK  =  DONKEY   —   Giving us:  ITCTENNE

Clue/Question:  If a penny came to life, it would become . . .

Answer:  CENTIENT

Low rise bikini

Low rise bikini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Now, this one I got right away!  But, it’s looking like many of you are having trouble getting the answer.  Ya just never know!  Decent clue word jumbling, but none too tough.  We had a new word, in “proven”, according to the ralis95 clue word database.  The answer letter layout was great, considering there were really only five letters to work with.  The cartoon was cute, too.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the play on words,  sentient means “responsive to or conscious of sense impressions” – from Merriam Webster’s Dictionary.  That’s about it guys and gals.  Hoyt and Knurek have been giving us some interesting ones lately!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “(C’mon, people!) Jumble Spoiler – 03/06/13”


  1. 1 LindaLee March 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Uncle, Uncle, Uncle…..I caved. Cent-ient — criminilly, I would have never come up with that. That at least makes me feel better that I had to run here for help. I was so happy to get the clue words with out taking a day or so on one of the words like several of the last puzzles. Sigh…onward and forward! Thank guyz! It is always good, always interesting!

  2. 2 unclerave March 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Hey there, LindaLee!

    I think you just created some kind of Sniglet, by combining *criminy* and *criminally*! (And, I don’t think our Brit friends even acknowledge “criminy”.) I can fully understand someone both crying out in frustration, AND calling that pun CRIMINAL, in a single word! That particular Jumble was probably the most looked up one since I’ve been doing these spoilers, not counting the UncleRaves’ Wiseguy of the Day contests, that I used to run. Hoyty did a heckuva job on that one!

    — YUR 🙂

  3. 3 margie March 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

    It was the most looked up because it didn’t make sense. I thought of “cent-ient” immediately but rejected it because it’s definition really didn’t match the clue. A penny to life that wouldn’t make it sentient. BTW, we used to say “criminitly” when I was a kid. Linda may have used slurred version of that.

  4. 4 Anonymous March 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Thank you thank you thank you.

  5. 5 unclerave March 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    C’mon, margie! It makes perfect cents, especially in the context of it being a play on words. Look up some of the synonyms for sentient, and four words should stand out: alive, aware, cognizant and conscious. Sentient is just a 10 Dollar Word (inflation has taken it from 2 Dollars – to 4 Dollars – to 10 Dollars) that means you’re not comatose.

    Not at all familiar with “criminitly”. Must be another regionalism. I remember criminy from old Westerns, and I knew one guy at college who used to say the word. I always took it as a polite (non-sacrilegious) way of saying Christ. Just like “for crying out loud” is the polite/non-sacrilegious way of saying “for Christ’s sake”. Many people frown upon “taking The Lord’s name in vain”. Just like with other forms of cursing. Polite society always provides a work-around.

    — YUR


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