Jumble Spoiler – 04/24/14

English: A man helps a friend along at the 200...

English: A man helps a friend along at the 2005 Boston Marathon, near mile 25 on the MBTA overpass. Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Run for life.

CIRPE  =  PRICE,  KILYM  =  MILKY,  WARIYA  =  AIRWAY,  REELVC  =  CLEVER   —   Giving us:  PCEMKAAER

Clue/Question:  After his heart surgery, the marathon runner was happy to once again be a – – –

Medtronic EnRhythm Pacing System

Medtronic EnRhythm Pacing System (Photo credit: stev.ie)

Answer:  PACE-MAKER

Austrian marathon runner Eva-Maria Gradwohl in...

Austrian marathon runner Eva-Maria Gradwohl in the half marathon race of the WACHAUmarathon 2008 shortly before the finish in the stadium of Krems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Works for me!  Fun pun.  Pacemakers are getting so sophisticated.  They are much smaller than they used to be.  The batteries can last up to 11 years.  And, some come with a built in defibrillator!  My Dad could have used one of those ones.  A lot of people think that they’re supposed to prevent heart attacks, but their main purpose is just to regulate the heart beat.  If my Dad had had one with a built in defibrillator he’d probably still be with us today.

No new clue words, but they were all jumbled well.  All the jumblings look new to me.  I had to think some on “airway”.  The answer letter layout wasn’t optimum today.  I felt it was a little obvious.  Kind of a no-frills cartoon, but that’s what today’s puzzle called for.  You would’ve thought that they would’ve run this one on Monday.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/24/14”


  1. 1 jenn April 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    UR, I thought the same thing about the puzzle being in the paper on Monday instead of today. So sorry about your dad. I bet he knew he raised a jumble savant, and a first class human bean as well. =)

  2. 2 Mike Leone April 24, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Agreed. I figured out “pacemaker” in a heartbeat–ahem–and certainly before I read the clue.

  3. 3 LindaLee April 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Heyyyy y’all! My goodness, was gone a week and came home to my mama in the hospital for two weeks. No time at all to do anything. She is in rehab and I’m heading out for a week tomorrow….so more Jumble withdrawal. I have so hated not being able to do my jumbles and see what wise and wonderful things were going on here. Not enough hours in the day and way toooo tired.

    But, this little jumbler was grand! And after being away for what seems eons, I was so glad to be able to solve this little gem.

    Funny, timely too….aside from all the other heart issues, my mama is now in a-fib. Working with meds to regulate the heart beat, but if shocking doesn’t work down the road, she may have a pacemaker. Unc, your comments are so very timely for me and my family and I can’t wait to pass them on.

    LindaLee

  4. 4 jenn April 27, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Hi there, Linda Lee, just wanted to send you a hug and all positive thoughts for your momma. I understand being away and missing the simple daily treasure of doing the jumble, and reading UR’s thoughts on said jumble, and any other bits of humor or wisdom he floats out there. My dad passed away just a few weeks ago, and I was out of the loop for awhile- 15 hour drive (each way, by myself…I am woman, hear me honk, er, roar…ha) to Florida and back and all things funeral. Life is full of interruptions both happy and sad, isn’t it…and besides having the gift of love in your life, the simple joys and smiles of life- such as the jumble world, really is a daily bright spot. All good things your way, LL. Hugs from jenn

  5. 5 LindaLee April 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Jenn, thank you. What a thoughtful note. I so appreciate it.

    My sincere sympathy and prayers for your family.

    You are so right, I love “the simply daily treasure of doing the jumble…” And I feel like I’m missing so much when time is so consumed. But I feel blessed that I can help my mama when we hit these pot holes!!

    Hugs back, LL

  6. 6 LindaLee April 27, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    @ Mike — 🙂


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