Jumble Spoiler – 04/20/13

In Memoriam: Uncle Ken

In Memoriam: Uncle Ken (Photo credit: Dr ‘B ‘)

Visual Description:  The retro Afro-a-go-go.


Clue/Question:  Everyone thought that her new wig was . . .


(HOYT!  This was a pretty lame pun . . . even for you!  Clean out your desk, son.  Yer done!  Jeff.  Put a call into Security.  They’ll need to escort your partner to the door.  Make sure he doesn’t take any staplers, or anything.  “Hair-larious”???  What do you guys want me to do . . . quit?  ‘Cause I’ll do it.  I’m coming up on my 4000th post anyway. The thrill is fading.  There seems to be more ebb than flow these days.  “Likes” are down, comments are down.  At least my spam is up!  Uhgggg.  And, Google Adsense has been ripping me off too.  The bastids!  Looks like it’s time to schedule Uncle Rave’s Farewell Tour.  All good things gotta come to an end, folks.  It was a good run.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  “Rotary” appears to be a new clue word.  ralis95, check some of your older files.  This just doesn’t seem right to me.   —   YUR

9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/20/13”

  1. 1 Pat April 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    No, don’t quit. I don’t always get the answer and depend on you — and your sense of humor. Love reading what you write. I could do without the Cryptequip (or whatever it is) as we don’t get in our paper. The Louisville Courier Journal.

  2. 2 Art Shapiro April 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Good grief, man, don’t throw in the towel. I’m sure I’m not the only clown who looks forward to your posts, even if they’re brief.

    Agree with you about the high lameness coefficient today – guess they can’t win ’em all.

    The absence of comments shouldn’t discourage you, Usually there’s not anything remarkable to add. To paraphrase Tom Lehrer, if you have nothing to say, the least you can do is to shut up.


  3. 3 Lesley April 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Well, I liked the pun! YUR, you can’t quit! We rely on you and your opinions, wild at times that they may be!

  4. 4 Gwen Falkingham April 21, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I will miss you every day, It is part of my routine for the day. We appreciate all that you in do in Canada! I have noticed the comments are getting less, I enjoyed reading the comments, but I especially enjoy receiving comments from you, they are always funny and encouraging!
    Come on everyone take 2 minutes and write UNC some comments, everyone needs feedback to survive in this business (and world)

  5. 5 unclerave April 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks, Art. The lack of comments are only part of it. Views and visits are down, despite subscribers being at an all-time high. I know part of the problem is that I get these up so late during the week. But, I have been doing this a long time now. I can’t give the blog the proper attention it deserves. We’ll just have to see. Thanks for your support. — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave April 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, Pat. You should write your paper and ask them to carry the Cryptoquote. It’s both challenging and rewarding. — YUR

  7. 7 unclerave April 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Than you, Gwen. You are too kind. — YUR 🙂

  8. 8 unclerave April 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm


    “Baby, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals!” Now, where have you heard that before? — YUR

  9. 9 Linda Tate April 22, 2013 at 7:49 am

    OMWord…..a day without my Unc would be like a day without chocolate! I do appreciate the time you put into your research and how you discern the nuances of the puzzles. But I, for one, do want what would be best for you. Just sayin you’d be terribly missed.

    Re the puzzle, it was a little hair-raising! I thought the guys thought I’d become a genius over night. But quotes usually do intimidate me. I finally figured it out.

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