Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/14

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band...

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band of Horses plays at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, October 10, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A pastor and a very prepared player.


Clue/Question:  The keyboard player at the church was – – –

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg)...

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg), by Johann Andreas Silbermann, 1741 on which Louis Thiry recorded The Art of Fugue of Johann Sebastian Bach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Wonderful pun, and a great Jumble!  We do have another new clue word today, in “higher”.  Go get’ em, ralis95!  We have three new jumbles, from what I can see, with only the one for “notch” having been used before.  I struggled to get “garble”.  I didn’t take the time to write out various combinations, though.  I just decided to back into it.  It’s faster.  Fortunately, the entire set up, and the first six letters, made the answer easy enough for me to get.  From that I knew I needed an R, A and E, and that’s when it became un”garble”d!  Despite all that, I still thought it was a great answer letter layout.  The cartoon did a fine job illustrating the gag.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/14”

  1. 1 Wendy Leonard September 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Not really a comment, but David L Hoyt recommended that I should get in touch with you!
    We have been coming to Florida every year for our vacation from England for over 25 years. Every morning that we are here our first job with our morning coffee is to solve the jumbles. We love them and have been very successful, except for one time a good few years ago on our last morning when we were flying home. We tackled it on the plane journey.
    We could not work out what the ‘surprise answer’ was and have never been able to do so. The paper got thrown away and so we did not even have the letters to go by. It had always niggled us.
    The cartoon showed train commuters waiting at the station for a late train.
    David seemed to think that there was a good chance that you would have it on record somewhere? Is that possible? It could have been about 8 years ago?
    Thanks in anticipation
    Wendy Leonard

  2. 2 unclerave September 16, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Mrs. Leonard,

    It’s nice to hear that you are one of us . . . devoted to solving the daily Jumble! But, unfortunately, I only started this blog sometime in March of 2008. My “records” don’t go back 8 years. And, even if they did, I’d probably still need a little more to go on. It does ring vaguely familiar, but without the clue/question portion of the Jumble I couldn’t even venture a guess.

    David L. Hoyt may have been trying to drum up some new business for me, while buying himself some time to look it up in his records. Or, maybe he thought one of my readers – with a strange photographic memory – might remember it, and offer up an answer. That’s a long shot, but you never know. If there’s someone who might remember it from a description of the cartoon I’d think that would be his partner, Jeff Knurek.

    Anyway, it’s been a pleasure making your acquaintance. And, I hope you’ll stop by from time to time. Feel free to leave a comment, as well.


  3. 3 David L. Hoyt September 17, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I only have records going back to when I took over for Mike Argirion four years ago and Jeff didn’t start drawing them until 2008, so it sounds like this one pre-dates us. Maybe someone will remember and comment. Now I’m trying to think of puns related to waiting for a train.

  4. 4 haliburton76 September 17, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Sorry, Ms. Wendy, I don’t recall that one either. If they were jotting something down while waiting on the train, they might have been using STATION-ERY.

  5. 5 unclerave September 17, 2014 at 11:44 am

    So, Hoyt! It sounds like Knurek and I have been partners longer than you two have! Why am I the only one not receiving a paycheck??? — YUR 😉

  6. 6 unclerave September 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    STATION-ERY is one possibility. Or, maybe it was: With the line out-of-service the commuters were waiting for a – – – TRAIN IN VAIN.

    (Can’t go wrong with The Clash!) — YUR

  7. 7 haliburton76 September 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    After their flight was canceled, the couple tried to get their travel plans … ON TRACK. Really quite a few possibilities!

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