(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/13

English: Various Balinese Topeng (dance masks)...

English: Various Balinese Topeng (dance masks), Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Father Doesn’t Know Best


Clue/Question:  He would end up going broke as a result of this.


Tengu mask in a souvenir shop

Tengu mask in a souvenir shop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Because of the – what I thought was the intentional – omission of the word “mask” I was trying to come up with a mask related answer.  I was also thinking of something along the lines of a nightmare related answer, but none of the letters jumped out at me.  Actually, the word JUMP did kind of jump out at me, and I thought it might be the first word, but I couldn’t do anything with OTDREONG.  Clearly, the guy – the dad? – did show poor judgment . . . and he’s liable to end up poor because of it, but the cartoon was kind of misleading , to me.  Finally, the word “broke” in the Clue/Question led me to “poor”, and then I figured out “judgment”.  Very good answer letter layout, by the way!  We haven’t seen “joist” in a while, or “oblong” for that matter.  I love the cartoon, but for me it was more of a distraction than an aide, in solving the answer.  Did any of you guys have problems similar to mine???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

12 Responses to “(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/13”

  1. 1 jen schultz September 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I was thinking along the lines of a dream catcher in the answer, due to the dad saying it took away their bad dreams…I was obviously wrong-o! I’m surprised I finally did get the answer. It used up all my remaining brain cells for the day. Ps, the masks are creepy!

  2. 2 WIMPY September 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    UNC- I had the same trouble you did… Excellent Jumble …. I knew poor was the first final answer but the second took me a lot of time… Kudos Mr. Knurek and Mr Hoyt…Job well done.. by the way Unc did one of the billboards in the cartoon on 9/26 say BLIMPY BURGERS or WIMPY BURGERS… I thought I got a Shout Out….GO BILLS… Wimpy

  3. 3 unclerave September 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Glad I wasn’t the only one who thought this was difficult! Thanks, guys!
    — YUR

  4. 4 LindaLee September 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I have yet to figure out the answer to this puzzle!!! But, I’m not giving up–yet!!! This is a real bugger!!!

  5. 5 Erika September 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the post. I kept trying different things with “Jump” and “Nightmare” (not all letters were there, though).

  6. 6 coughlin382 September 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I got this one pretty quickly, but I just didn’t see any joke in it! Turns out I didn’t notice the “poor” / “broke” word play.

  7. 7 LindaLee September 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I saw poor — but carried over a “O” to the other word. Saw my error, and could not solve the rest until I decided to see if judgement did not have 2 Es. It does not. My spelling is getting worse and worse! A great stumper!

  8. 8 unclerave October 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Usually, the word play is more elucidated by the cartoon. I could see how the whole thing worked, but I just felt the cartoon was going in another direction. It’s fine with me though. I don’t like my puzzles to be overly obvious. It’s one of the reasons why I don’t like what I call the *bonus clues*. The guys put this puzzle out for a broader audience than guys who like to THINK that they’re experts.

    — YUR

  9. 9 Anonymous October 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Same problem as many of the others … the clue didn’t seem to lead to the answer. I finally gave up and found this site so I can at least sleep at night, now. Better to know than spend the rest of my life wondering! Kudos to those who did figure it out.


  10. 10 unclerave October 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Glad you found us, MM! — YUR

  11. 11 Max March 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I figured it out but dont understand why JUDGEMENT was spelled without the second E. ????

  12. 12 unclerave March 25, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    It looks like the single E version is the more accepted one, Max. The 2 E version comes up as “variant”, although not archaic. English is an inexact language. — YUR

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