Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/14

1894 poster advertising Charles Hale Hoyt's pl...

1894 poster advertising Charles Hale Hoyt’s play A Milk White Flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Husky dude, aiming to slim down.


Clue/Question:  He joined a gym and started eating better because he wanted a – – –

English: A brown Siberian Husky exhibiting het...

English: A brown Siberian Husky exhibiting heterochromia. Français : Un chien Husky sibérien montrant ses yeux vairons. Polski: Różnobarwność tęczówek u psa rasy syberian husky (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(I thought this was fairly challenging!  No new clue words, but some pretty neat jumbling.  My two favorites were “figure” and “acidic”.  The answer letter layout was one of Hoyt’s best!  A true masterpiece of jumbling artistry!  And, the cartoon set the tone perfectly, without resorting to any gimmicky bonus clues.  You folks who don’t get a Sunday Jumble in your paper really missed out on a great puzzle.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/14”

  1. 1 Brian Murray March 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    The newspaper I read had a different version of the Sunday jumble, which gave me quite a hard time. I was hoping you would have a comment on it.

  2. 2 unclerave March 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm


    Your newspaper might carry a re-run of an earlier Sunday Jumble. I’ll take a look at the link. — YUR

  3. 3 unclerave March 26, 2014 at 9:57 pm


    That’s a Classic Jumble! Not even a Sunday Jumble. The four words were: BEFOG, LAPEL, VALUED and PARDON. The circled letters are: BFLPLAUEPAN I didn’t write down the Clue/Question, but the Answer was: UNFLAPPABLE. I think the phrasing of the clue/question was a little strange for the answer, but I was able to get it anyway. That’s all I got, bud! — YUR

  4. 4 Brian Murray March 27, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I had never actually heard of the word BEFOG and that is the one that tripped me up.

  5. 5 unclerave March 27, 2014 at 11:35 am


    When in doubt, check it out! That’s why the Good Lord gave us Google! (I’m assuming you had a few combinations written out.) — YUR

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