Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/14

Visual Description:  Amateur sailors, giving it a shot.

SPATN  =  PANTS,  TVOID  =  DIVOT,  GARFOE  =  FORAGE,  SUMEIS  =  MISUSE   —   Giving us:  TSOTOAUE

Clue/Question:  They weren’t sure what it would be like sailing in the Mediterranean, so they went – – –

Answer:  OUT TO SEA

(Pretty obvious today.  The biggest problem for me, and probably a number of you, was that the second circle was in the wrong place in “forage”.  It should have been in the fourth position, but in the Democrat and Chronicle, and the Arkansas Online, it’s in the sixth position!  I’m not sure how it is in my home paper, or in others, but it likely had an adverse effect on a good number of you.  I don’t believe any of the clue words were new today.  They all look familiar.  Ironically, the only jumble that wasn’t new was the one for “forage”.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, the cartoon was a quaint little European seaport.  The cartoon in today’s paper was a little reduced, so it’s hard to comment on any detail, but I’m pretty sure Jeff skipped the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  I guess it wouldn’t exactly be appropriate, considering the couple is heading out in a sailboat themselves!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/14”


  1. 1 Danny Cummings July 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

    It’s the same in the Toronto Star. The ‘E’ in FORAGE was circled. But the solution “Out To See” makes just as much sense, if not more.

  2. 2 WIMPY July 25, 2014 at 11:03 am

    UNC, I hate to spoil your spoiler but the circle is correct in FORAGE…The correct answer is OUT TO” SEE” hence the quotation marks hence the play on words not OUT TO “SEA”. As far as the sinking sailboat not being in the cartoon maybe It’s an eerie foreshadowing, maybe the couple going out becomes the sinking sailboat. Have a great weekend… A week from Sunday …We gotta BILLIEVE. WIMPY

  3. 3 David L. Hoyt July 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    The answer is . . . so they went OUT TO “SEE” not “SEA.” If you look at the wording, OUT TO “SEE” should make sense. At least I think it makes more sense than OUT TO SEA considering the quotes.

  4. 4 unclerave July 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I guess all you guys are right! I just wasn’t SEE-ing it. I thought they were going OUT TO SEE, but the pun was OUT TO “SEA”. I never claimed to be all that bright, folks.

    — YUR

  5. 5 Lester LaBurch July 26, 2014 at 12:36 am

    The boat is named cyclops. Is that an inside joke ?

  6. 6 unclerave July 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Lester,

    That is a bonus clue . . . that apparently went over both of our heads! Cyclops was the mythological creature with one eye, which *eye* guess was supposed to make us “SEE” the answer a certain way. I don’t like beating a dead horse, so I guess I’ll just leave it at that.

    — YUR

  7. 7 JOHN December 28, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Unclerave! How many talents do you have? Journalist, writer, critic, historian, lecturer, auditor… the list of talents is endless … keep it up!


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