Jumble Spoiler – 02/15/14

English: Corn female flower AKA corn silk. The...

English: Corn female flower AKA corn silk. The incipient ear is within the husks below the silk. For seed formation, many grains of pollen must be delivered to the sticky strands of silk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The consternation of the continuous cooking – and canning? – of corn.

RUNPS  =  SPURN,  PIMKS  =  SKIMP,  BUPCIL  =  PUBLIC,  NEPHHY  =  HYPHEN   —   Giving us:  SUSKCH

Clue/Question:  When she realized how long it would take to remove all the corn husks, she said – – –

English: Excerpt of a Rivera public mural. Wom...

English: Excerpt of a Rivera public mural. Women cooking corn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHUCKS

Maize

Maize (Photo credit: amcdj)

(Some people barely bother shucking the corn to what I consider to be the optimum state for cooking and eating.  The removing of all the silk is just too much of a bother for them, I guess.  My corn needs to be pristine!  So, if this lady is cooking for me she really has her work cut out for her!

No new clue words today, but some fun jumblings.  I guess I liked “public” and “hyphen” the best.  “Spurn” and “skimp” are good words, but words with only one vowel are always pretty easy for me.  The answer letter layout was probably tough for those who aren’t familiar with shucking corn, but not for us: Aw shucks! types.  The cartoon does a wonderful job of capturing her distress.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/15/14”


  1. 1 Lesley February 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I agree with you, YUR, all corn cobs must be pristine and totally free of silk! Therefore, I am the husker in the house! Wouldn’t you just love a piece of Silver Queen dripping with Land O’Lakes butter and sea salt right now in the middle of this awful winter? Back to reality, puzzle was pretty easy today. I think I commented on SPURN before. Good word!

  2. 2 unclerave February 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Oh baby, you KNOW what I like! — YUR 🙂

  3. 3 LindaLee February 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I am of that ilk too y’all!!! No silk can be visible. I pull it all off, I brush it all off, I rinse it and start over. My boy friend’s mom used to say I was the “queen shucker.” I was quite proud! Lesley, you have my mouth watering! Got through the puzzler rather quickly–got hung up on hyphen for a bit.


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