Jumble Spoiler – 05/07/14

Thoroughbred racehorse First Dude at the 140th...

Thoroughbred racehorse First Dude at the 140th Belmont Stakes in 2010. He finished third. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dude – and dudette – ranch.


Clue/Question:  The sign on the Ladies’ Room at the horse ranch said – – –

There is something sepulchral about the urinal...

There is something sepulchral about the urinals in the basement mens room at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. While one might decry their size, however, they do have one advantage: they work for men of all heights, including children. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WHOAMEN

(Now THAT is a cute pun!  I think even the pun naysayers would get a chuckle out of that.  Instead of their usual groan.  All the clue words were old favorites today, with all new jumblings, from my perspective.  The only one to give me pause was my old nemesis “teacup”.  I’ll never quite understand why they allow certain compound words in the English language.  “Coffeemug” doesn’t cut it.  Are there certain rules that allow for compound words.  Two words of three letters,or less, each?  Let’s see.  “Ashcan”.  Hey, that worked!  Maybe I’m on to something???  Nah!  That’s gotta be just dumb luck.  The answer letter layout worked for me.  Nothing obvious there.  The cartoon is very clever, with the woman coming out of the Ladies’ Room, but her hat is blocking the sign.  A very likeable Jumble.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Lexington Kentucky - Calumet Farm Cemetery &qu...

Lexington Kentucky – Calumet Farm Cemetery “Morning Light on Alydar” (Photo credit: David Paul Ohmer)

PS.  Was I right about Uncle Sigh on Saturday, or what?  He was the leader for 4/5s of the race, then faded down the stretch!  Congrats to California Chrome on being the first favorite to win the Derby in ages!  Commanding Curve was the surprise long shot, who made the exacta and trifecta payouts interesting, by finishing a pretty strong second.  Maybe we’re in for a battle of the CCs this year.  It kinda takes me back to the year 1978, when it was a two horse Triple Crown between Affirmed and Alydar.  That was probably the best rivalry in Thoroughbred racing history.  Alydar is my personal all-time favorite horse.     YUR


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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/07/14”

  1. 1 Ergo May 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I anguished over this one for days! I enjoy your site.

  2. 2 Ergo May 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I should have clarified. It was the cryptoquote that I anguished over. I should also clarify. I enjoy your site…A LOT!

  3. 3 unclerave May 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you, Ergo! That is so nice to hear! — YUR 🙂

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