Jumble Spoiler – 06/24/14

English: The Quadrangle at the University of M...

English: The Quadrangle at the University of Michigan Law School. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Future solicitors, done with classes for the day.


Clue/Question:  The law student declined going to the tavern so he could – – –

Law Library Interior

Law Library Interior (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Actor John Houseman, May 1979, at the National...

Actor John Houseman, May 1979, at the National Film Society convention in Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Remember The Paper Chase, with John Houseman?  At first it was a popular novel, then it was a hit movie, and a few years later it became a television series.  It was all about aspiring barristers in law school.  The thing I remember most was that Houseman was the no nonsense professor, Charles Kingsfield, who prepared his students for the profession of the law.  He became kind of a cultural icon, who went on to star in the Smith Barney investment commercials, where his famous tagline was:  “They make money the old fashioned way . . . They earn it.”  Good stuff!  I haven’t thought about that show, or John Houseman, in years.  Another funny thing is that so many of today’s celebrity birthday celebrants were big around this same time!  Check your newspaper.

There were no new clue words today.  They were all newly jumbled, from what I could tell.  Both “bother” and “astray” were fairly challenging.  The answer letter layout was the fifth jumble.  Kind of like the fifth Beatle?  It was nicely cryptic and gave nothing away.  The cartoon was great.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t a pub named Dominick’s near the University of Michigan.  Or, maybe used to be, say 20 years ago.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey, “Anonymous”!  Did you see David Hoyt’s reply?  Send us the name of your newspaper – city too, if its kind of generic – and Mr. Hoyt will look in to it for you.  Changing the order of the clue words, without having the correct corresponding circle boxes, really would screw things up!  Sorry for your troubles.  It sounds like yours wasn’t the only one.   —   YUR

4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/24/14”

  1. 1 haliburton76 June 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    John Houseman’s pitch for the Smith Barney is right up there with Orson Welles’s equally ponderous line, “Paul Masson will sell no wine … before its time.” By that time, they were the grand old men of cinema. PS. I think Houseman’s Paper Chase character was named Professor Kingsfield.

  2. 2 unclerave June 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm


    You are correct, sir. I absent mindedly gave him the sobriquet of a charcoal briquette! (Too bad you and I know that doesn’t rhyme.) It’s funny you should mention Welles, because Houseman collaborated with him on Citizen Kane.

    — YUR

  3. 3 jknurek June 24, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Dominick’s was one of my favorite places to grab a libation at U of M. It looks over the gorgeous Law Quad. I think I need to head back soon.

  4. 4 unclerave June 26, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    The Law Quad, huh? How ’bout that?! — YUR

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