Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/09/14

Bad Pun

Bad Pun (Photo credit: Dr Stephen Dann)

Visual Description:  Writer’s block causing a blocker’s block.


Clue/Question:  After the Jumble puzzle maker said he was at a loss for words, he said – – –

Jumbles Reservoir

Jumbles Reservoir (Photo credit: Pimlico Badger)


Jimena Navarrete

Jimena Navarrete (Photo credit: memoflores)

(Excellent!  All the clue words were old friends of us Jumblers.  Nothing new today, but some interesting jumbles.  I was duped into starting to write RESORT, before I realized there was two Es and not two Ts.  Then, because I already had the R down, I entertained the idea of ROSETE, which of course is short a T.  Finally, it hit me that it was our old friend “stereo”.  I really liked the jumbling of “island” too.  The answer letter layout didn’t give too much away.  I might have led with “around”, and placed “encore” in the fifth or sixth spot, but that is really splitting hairs.  But, how can you not enjoy a cartoon that features our two buddies???  It was all in the clue/question today, for me.  A pun about puns!  Beautiful!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I have no idea why Zemanta was providing me with pics of Jimena Navarette.  But, who am I to turn her down?!?!  Could you?   —   YUR

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10 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/09/14”

  1. 1 WIMPY March 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    UNC- Could not get final answer. I just through in the towel and visited you for the answer…DAMN..Great Jumble Dave and Jeff!!!! Wimpy

  2. 2 WIMPY March 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    UNC- I meant THREW in the towel. Sorry My brain hurts, time for a cold one…WIMPY

  3. 3 unclerave March 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Knew what you meant, bro! These things happen to all of us from time to time. If you hadn’t sent the follow up, I would have edited your original comment for you! — YUR

  4. 4 WIMPY March 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    UNC- Thanks for having my back….GO YANKS…WIMPY

  5. 6 unclerave March 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Except that it’s not a recognized word, Farber Boy. Sortie is, but the letters don’t work. — YUR

  6. 7 David L. Hoyt March 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    A number of people e-mailed me thinking that SORTEE was a word. They were of course thinking of SORTIE. I did double check this one after a few e-mails came in and I was thinking I’d messed up. I was relieved to see that SORTEE was not a word and that everyone was thinking of SORTIE. I’m due to make a mistake like this but it looks like I survived this one.

  7. 8 LindaLee March 13, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Had to get on here as soon as I figured out this puzzler! OMGoodness, what a grand puzzler it was!!!! Rosete…yep, went there. Sortee, yep, went there to, but my handy dandy Franklin Spelling Ace said nada to both!! Then all those clue letters. I finally saw pun in the three letter words and looked at the list of two letter words I had come up with and saw I’d put down… no….then it clicked. Just loved this!!! Now I can move forward.

    Thank you all for several days of brain weight lifting! LL

  8. 9 unclerave March 14, 2014 at 7:38 am


    You always crack me up! Always SO much enthusiasm. Your comments always remind me of an old *friend* of mine. Keep commenting when you can. You brighten my day. — YUR

  9. 10 LindaLee March 14, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Unc, that is so kind. I do get excited. What I love is that now I’ve found a venue to share my jumbled thoughts. Though my husband listens while I’m in solve mode, he just doesn’t quite totally get it! All y’all do!

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