Jumble Spoiler – 10/13/14


BrooklynSchools1344a (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A crumbling classroom.


Clue/Question:  Conditions at the school were – – –


BrooklynSchoolhouse1344 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(This one was somewhat of a challenge!  It took me a while to see it.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I liked both “dismal” and “artery”.  The answer letter layout was fantastic.  At first, I thought the answer was going to end in ED, but then I thought better.  Great cartoon.  Leaky drooping ceiling, broken glass in the door, and even a mouse/rat hole.  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  There is nothing wrong with this Brooklyn school.  These pictures were the only pics that came up that weren’t “owned” by Getty.      YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/13/14”

  1. 1 ralis95 October 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    My first inclination was that the word GRAND was the beginning of the solution, but after I saw the clue details, DEGRADING became obvious. BTW – as of the end of last week, there were 2995 words in my Jumbles database. (As has been noted in the past, there may be more, but since I don’t get the Sunday Jumbles, any new words on those days most likely are missed.) Hoyt has been adding words for the last few years at an aggressive rate, matching the power of his brain to create new ones. Of the 2995, only 40 are words with the same letters, but different word spellings. Quite a feat!

  2. 2 LindaLee October 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Oh my goodness. I have a hard time with gavel…of all the words today….and all I had to do was put the l at the end of the word, the rest of it spelled itself.

    Grind, dismiss, and artery come as I looked at them. I just knew gavel some was some kind of a diabolical word, and it was not! It did take a few for the answer. Saw a ing and the answer looked like it should end in ing…then put the rest together.

    That is a beautiful school Unc. I know you are busy. I so appreciate your finding the time to post your blog. LL

  3. 3 Don October 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Could you not use the word “rarety” instead of artery?

  4. 4 unclerave October 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks, ralis95 and LindaLee!


    “rarety” seems to be an alternate, though not widely accepted, variant of “rarity”. I think Hoyt was safe with his choice of artery.

    — YUR

  5. 5 ralis95 October 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    RARITY is spelled with an I, not an E. But even so – RARETY sure looks better, doesn’t it?

  6. 6 haliburton76 October 14, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Right. He did not pull a new FANGLE on us this time!

  7. 7 David L. Hoyt October 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Yes, I consider RARITY to be the main spelling and not RARETY so I think I’m safe with that one (although I feel like I’m overdue for a mistake of some kind).

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