Jumble Spoiler – 07/15/14

broken ankle

broken ankle (Photo credit: freeparking :-|)

Visual Description:  “Take out wrenched ankle!”

ENVOL  =  NOVEL,  KLEAN  =  ANKLE,  CHIPUC  =  HICCUP,  GRETAY  =  GYRATE   —   Giving us:  NOAEIPGRT

Clue/Question:  The new robot surgeon wasn’t – – –

Children playing the game Operation

Children playing the game Operation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OPERATING

(Bzzztt!!!  If you didn’t find today’s Jumble amusing then:  “Remove funny bone!”  This, of course, is a send up to the Milton Bradley game:  Operation.  It came out in the mid ’60s, but it’s still available today.  Except, now it’s made by Hasbro, who bought out MB some time in the ’80s.

No new clue words today, but all of the jumbling was new, to me.  None were too hard, but they were all jumbled well.  Splendid job on the answer letter layout.  It was another marvelous jumble.  Very amusing cartoon.  The patient on the table looks like the patient in the board game!  Doctors do use robotics for some surgeries today.  They’re not like the ones in the cartoon though.  They’re more of a precise device that the doctors control with a control panel, for getting at fine, fine things, like micro-surgery.  Pretty remarkable.  You may have seen demonstrations of it in a news segment, or scientific show.  Be well . . . and hopefully you won’t need robotic surgery.  And, do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/15/14”


  1. 1 jknurek July 17, 2014 at 8:44 am

    My first boss out of college was a model builder for the toy inventing studio, Marvin Glass. Marvin Glass in one of the most remarkable places you’ve never heard of, but have experienced their creations. Anyway, my boss’ go-son, John Spinello, invented Operation. It was originally shown to Milton Bradley as a Death Valley (as seen in the Jumble) themed game. Milton Bradley, wisely changed the theme. Actually MB had another inventor with a similar concept/mechanism and was in contract with them. And out of relationships and respect (honesty) of one of the MB decision makers, they cut Marvin Glass in on the royalties. It probably still brings in 250k in royalties every year. Great Game! So drawing that was pretty cool. I should send the artwork to John.

  2. 2 unclerave July 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I’m sure John would get a kick out of that, Jeff. Great story.

    — YUR

  3. 3 LindaLee July 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    WOW! I love now knowing that about Operation.

    Unc, it always makes me laugh when you say “none were too hard.” Took me to today to get gyrate! It was just too puzzling. Even took pause on the answer. Grand puzzler!!

    OMG, that ankle….so looks like mine when I take one of those “up the stairs” spills! Some of the marks just never go away!

    Take care all….LL

  4. 4 unclerave July 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Sorry, LL. I usually write that from my *idiot/savant* perspective. So many of the jumbled words just jump off the page for me. Most of the time it’s hard for me to tell if it’s difficult, or not. I’m glad that you can laugh about it though! — YUR

  5. 5 LindaLee July 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Oh UNC! Absolutely no apologies needed. I do just think it is funny! LL


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