Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/13

Русский: Почтовая марка СССР. 1984. Международ...

Русский: Почтовая марка СССР. 1984. Международные соревнования «Дружба-84». Тяжелая атлетика (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A heavy competition.

BEERL  =  REBEL,  SSTAH  =  STASH,  AREPAD  =  PARADE,  GEPTIL  =  PIGLET   —   Giving us:  RBEASHARDIET

Clue/Question:  The weightlifter’s new world record . . .

Answer:  RAISED THE BAR

English: “1980 Olympics champion Yurik Vardani...

English: “1980 Olympics champion Yurik Vardanian”. Weightlifter Yurik Norairovich Vardanian (b. 1956) (USSR) on the pedestal. Weightlifting competition in the 82.5 kg weight category. XXII Olympic Summer Games (July 19-August 3). Русский: «Чемпион Олимпиады-80 Юрик Варданян». На пьедестале чемпион Олимпиады-80 – штангист Юрик Норайрович Варданян (СССР) (1956 г. р.). Соревнования по тяжелой атлетике в категории до 82,5 кг. XXII летние Олимпийские игры (19 июля – 3 августа). Россия, Москва (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Beautiful pun!  I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you struggled with this.  The clue words were all old favorites, but the jumbling was pretty good.  And, the answer letter layout gave nothing away.  It was nicely cryptic.  Great drawing too.  Reminds me of the old days, of watching ABC’s Wide World of Sports, on Saturday afternoons.  It was usually some Russian – or other Eastern European – guy who would win these weightlifting competitions. Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/13”


  1. 1 Art Shapiro August 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    “some Russian”??? Gee, it was INEVITABLY Vasili Alexeev, wasn’t it! Quite a showman.

  2. 2 Greg August 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Piglet tripped me up until after dinner. Usually get it by my 2nd cup of coffee

  3. 3 unclerave August 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    @ Art,

    You have the memory of an elephant, my friend. He was THE man in the heavyweight division, wasn’t he! I haven’t thought of that name in years.

    @ Greg,

    That (geptil) was the jumbled clue word that tripped me up a bit too!

    — YUR


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