Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/14

English: Mount Rushmore with the morning sun s...

English: Mount Rushmore with the morning sun shining on the faces of the monument. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Have you seen them phi-lately?

DOVIA  =  AVOID,  SHACO  =  CHAOS,  LANFIE  =  FINALE,  HBRUCE  =  CHERUB   —   Giving us:  AVCAFLEEU

Clue/Question:  The postage stamps featuring the Mt. Rushmore carvings sold for – – – 

Cherub

Cherub (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FACE VALUE

(I like this pun!  All the clue words came to me instantly.  None of them are new, and only two of the jumbles were new.  But, I liked the answer letter layout.  The cartoon and its dialog did a great job, in conjunction with the the Clue/Question.  We used to have a gentleman who would take the clue words and string them together in a clever sentence.  Whatever happened to him?  Maybe today he would say:  AVOID CHAOS, or you’ll face your FINALE . . . and end up a CHERUB.  A cherub is a baby angel, right?  If you’re lucky enough to make it into heaven you become an angel, right?  Do you start out as a cherub, or are they from babies that died?  I guess I never paid that much attention to that kind of stuff.  Anyone out there know???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/14”


  1. 1 rhinesb December 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I’m here, and yes, a cherub is a baby Angel, and I guess could go both ways.Bridget Rhines

  2. 2 Joe Dolan December 12, 2014 at 3:07 am

    No, a cherub is not a baby angel. “Cherub” is the singular of “cherubim”‘,
    which are one of the orders of angels that surround the throne of God. (The
    other being seraphim, or seraph as the singular. The unusual plurals come
    from Hebrew.) The picture you show is of neither, but appears to be Cupid,
    the god from Latin mythology who made humans fall in love by shooting
    them with his arrow. Seraphim are usually depicted as just faces surrounded by six wings. Cherubim are usually depicted as being cherubic, to coin a phrase, so I suppose that’s where the baby angel idea came from.
    Ain’t theology fun?

  3. 3 unclerave December 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Wow. Pretty thorough there, JoDo! But, how about the “good” (adult) humans? Do they/can they become angels? Or, does the Big Guy just go with his established entourage?

    — YUR 🙂

  4. 4 coughlin382 January 28, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Just did this jumble and came rushing to this site because I thought I found a mistake! I solved the word “finale” as “inleaf”. I could have sworn “inleaf” was a word but no, I can’t find it anywhere. I’m thinking of something else, maybe I combined “inlaid” and “relief” in my head.

  5. 5 unclerave January 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Our minds play linguistic tricks on us all the time! Glad to hear that I’m not the only one, bud! — YUR


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