Jumble Spoiler – 07/08/14

Starlet in Fur Coat

Starlet in Fur Coat (Photo credit: born1945)

Visual Description:  Donald Sterling buying his girlfriend’s love.


Clue/Question:  When he asked her if she wanted a new mink coat, she said – – –


Amundsen-in-ice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FUR SURE

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Like . . . totally!  A new fur would be . . . bitchin’!  We all need to be a little more understanding of Donald.  It’s V. Stiviano who made him say those things.  Yeah, that’s right.  She uses mind control.  Wake up, Donald!  I saw that television series:  V.  She might look like a hot babe, but she’s really an alien, dude!  She wants to eat you!  And, not in a pleasurable way!  Hey, if it were Morena Baccarin, instead of V. Stiviano, I would probably say, or do, A N Y T H I N G.  Now, THAT girl is HOT.  This V. Stiviano isn’t in the same league . . . same area code . . . same solar system as Morena Baccarin.  Morena Baccarin can make me . . . write bad Jumble Spoilers!


2012 Eskimo Cheer Dance Team

2012 Eskimo Cheer Dance Team (Photo credit: Sangudo)

There were no new clue words in today’s Jumble, by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek.  All the jumblings were though, and they were all fairly challenging.  I always have a little difficulty in unwinding “opera”, and I almost went “fungle”, which I guess would be a fungus you catch in the jungle, if it were an actual word.  Maybe we could dig up Rich Hall, and he could list it as a Sniglet.  The answer letter layout vas vunderbar!  Das ist goot!  DAB ist goot bier!  I must be really out there today.  Zemanta just gave me the message:  “Sorry, we didn’t find any new articles for the text you’re writing . . .”  C’mon, puppies!  Keep up.  The cartoon was beautiful.  Loads of detail.  The dog is looking at the fur coat as if:  Oh my God, I know that guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  😉

PS.  Only Eskimos should wear fur coats!   —   YUR

9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/08/14”

  1. 1 ralis95 July 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm


    What with all the turmoil in recent years about fur coats and ‘save the animals’ I couldn’t believe Knurek and Hoyt would venture into that mine field with such a Jumble. Even I, who grew up in an era where fur coats were a common status symbol, now feel embarrassment that my mother owned one. Quite frankly, I think this puzzle should have been scrapped before it ever got sent to their editors.

  2. 2 unclerave July 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Boss is back . . . with a vengeance! How’s it going? Almost done? Yeah, I can definitely do without fur. I don’t think the boys are necessarily endorsing it though. They probably just thought it was the best way to convey the pun.

    — YUR

  3. 3 ralis95 July 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Almost done? Not yet, I’m working on chapter 27. I’ll have to send you a pdf file and let you read some of it. My agent can’t put it down. As far as the pun goes, it should have been ‘panned.’ P and I send our best to you and C.

  4. 4 David L. Hoyt July 8, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I am in agreement with ralis95 on this one. I am a huge fan of animals and would take a bullet for just about any animal. I wasn’t thinking beyond the pun. Had I thought more about this, I would have considered scrapping the puzzle. It seems so obvious now to me, but at the time, I was just thinking about the pun without any regard to the bigger picture. I eat meat and I own a leather jacket, so I’m not an anti-fur activist or anything like that, but I really love animals and I should try to think more about that in situations like this.

  5. 5 LindaLee July 8, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Well, I did enjoy the puzzler. And i went to the Seattle paper and finished the puzzler in 1m44s! So, I did good!!

    Ralis, glad to see you! And Mr. Hoyt, thanks to you guys for all of your hard puzzler work!!


  6. 6 ralis95 July 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    One of the things that I like about David Hoyt is that he lives in the real world, full of the laughter and fun that surrounds him – and tries hard to bring that to the rest of us. He has a great track record in doing just that. My hat is off to him for his ‘mea culpa’ . It takes quite a man to do that these days and I respect him for it!

  7. 7 unclerave July 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    That’s our boy, ralis95! Hoyty Toity is a good egg. Just as I thought, they were just thinking about conveying the pun. Slip ups are going to occur from time to time. And, in today’s world, it really doesn’t take too much to offend people, on almost any given occasion. You guys can tell from some of my comments that many things can set me off, but actually not that many things, in The Jumble, rise to the level of offending me. I support MANY more environmental and animal issue groups than I do people issue groups, but I just compartmentalize just about everything in my life. It probably sounds strange to most, but I can be both entertained and amused by things that I am generally against. It’s like having friends with different political and philosophical views, and different – or no – sports affiliations. You just find common ground, see the good, and just look past the “bad”.

    Looking forward to your sample, bud.


  8. 8 ralis95 July 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm


    Emailed the file to you this morning. Now comes the hard part — you have to read it and then send me flattering words that make it seem like you couldn’t put it down!


  9. 9 unclerave July 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    LOL! I’ll go there this afternoon, ralis95! — YUR

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