Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/13

Empire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock

Empire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The King of New York.


Clue/Question:  King Kong went to the New York fruit stand in search of a – – –

English: This is a scan of the original public...

English: This is a scan of the original publicity poster for King Kong (1933). The scan was posted at http://www.widescreenmuseum.com. This version has had its exposure adjusted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BIG APPLE

Big Brother Is Spying on You

Big Brother Is Spying on You (Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography)

(Boy, I really had to fight the urge to look at the cartoon first, today!  I’m a big fan of the big apes, especially The Kong!  But, fight it, I did.  We’ll get the kudos to Knurek out of the way first.  Loved the cartoon, Jeff.  Kong, down on his knees, in order to get to semi-human eye level.  The relatively tiny apple in his hand.  The environmentally conscious, reusable grocery bag was a nice touch.  And, of course, the Empire State Building in the background makes it NYC!  Do you folks realize that it took only a year and 54 days to construct!?!  Heck, today’s city planners can’t even turn around and fart in that span of time.  It just backs up and clouds their thinking.  All of the well jumbled clue words were old favorites today.  None should have ben too difficult to get.  The answer letter layout was great though.  Very nicely scrambled.  Alright, friends.  Be well and do good!)   —   YUR 

9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/21/13”

  1. 1 Anonymous October 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    what happened to the answers to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 jumble?

  2. 2 unclerave October 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    They’ll be up soon enough, my Anonymous friend! — YUR

  3. 3 McDuck October 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I am new to this site. Just got hooked on the Jumble recently. I used to play it now and then years ago. I have several questions but for now I want to ask about the Sunday(s) puzzle. I get 3 Sunday papers and there are 2 different Jumbles. On 10/20/13 there was one with Custer at the Last Stand and another about a movie scene. Both have 10/20 in the cartoon. Can you explain?

  4. 4 Anonymous October 22, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I am still waiting for Sunday’s answers!

  5. 5 unclerave October 22, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I got the answer Sunday morning. I just wasn’t able to post the spoilers Sunday. I’m fighting the flu, or something, so right now my priority is the daily spoilers. Technically, I have until midnight Saturday night, and I’ll still be “on time”, by my book. It wasn’t all that tough, friend. I’ll post another comment from someone who isn’t quite so pushy, and maybe that will give you the clue you need to get over your impatience. — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave October 22, 2013 at 8:13 am


    I don’t post these in an official capacity, although Jeff Knurek and David L. Hoyt do check in from time to time. All I can provide is a best guess. From what I can tell, the Custer one, the one in my newspaper, is the official current Sunday Jumble. The other one, with the movie scene that you’re seeing, might be some kind of *classic* Jumble. Essentially, a re-run. It might be cheaper for that paper to run that one. I’m not sure. I’m guessing that the movie scene one is in the Sunday format? Six clue words, six letters each? If David checks in I’m sure he’ll provide a formal explanation. He loves to explain things. Especially, when he thinks I’m giving him the business!
    — YUR 😉

  7. 7 McDuck October 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Thank you for the reply. Yes, it was a “Sunday” format and I considered the puzzle may have been a repeat. I enjoy your insights to each day’s Jumble. I am learning to look for clues in the picture. I have tried to make up a Jumble on my own and quickly realized how difficult it is. First (?) you have to come up with the punch line (the answer). Then find words to scramble which must take time and care and of course the cartoon. I wonder if it is possible to use letters that could actually match 2 words *AND* have the “right” letters in the correct word positions to solve the puzzle.

  8. 8 David L. Hoyt October 24, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Uncle, I think your explanation of the different Sunday Jumble puzzle makes sense. It could be a paper paying less money to run an older version. I’d love to see it to confirm this.
    McDuck, if you have the puzzle, or next time you see one that is different, can you take a photo and post it on the Jumble Facebook page so I can see it. I’m a bit curious about this. I didn’t know Tribune Media was doing this with the Sunday puzzle.

  9. 9 unclerave October 24, 2013 at 10:02 am


    What Hoyt said. And, if that’s too much, and maybe just to get the ball rolling, just tell us the name of the newspaper that ran the movie scene Sunday Jumble. Also, specify where the newspaper is published and what region it serves.

    — YUR (Not everyone is keen on posting photos to Facebook.)

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