Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/15

English: Portrait of Bill Evans, meteorologist.

English: Portrait of Bill Evans, meteorologist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Career Day, or a class field trip to a TV station.


Clue/Question:  To become a meteorologist, he had to get – – –

[en] weatherman weather forecaster, meteorolog...

[en] weatherman weather forecaster, meteorology, meteorologist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DEGREES

U.S. television journalist Walter Cronkite in ...

U.S. television journalist Walter Cronkite in Vietnam, interviewing Professor Mai of the University of Hue for CBS (Cropped) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Cute weather pun.  Back in the earlier days of television, all the “meteorologist” needed was a loud sports coat and a gregarious personality.  They were more simply known as weathermen, back then.  Now, they are qualified and certified, so we have to take them more seriously.  Sure.  Almost all of those we see on the news today are wanna-be actors, following carefully crafted scripts.  Television Journalism has become a kind of oxymoron.  The “News” these day is much more emotional, than informational.  It’s:  All the news we want you to hear . . . told to you by your friends.  Edward R. Murrow, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Harry Reasoner, Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings, et al. are no doubt spinning in their graves.  A tangent?  Moi???  Oh, well.  I guess I’m going to lose a few subscribers!

No new clue words, but we have three new jumbles, according to my records.  Only the one for “erupt” has definitely been used before.  But, it’s a good one.  Made me stop and think, for a moment.  The others kinda jumped out at me.  Fine answer letter layout.  Cool cartoon.  I like the weather guy’s hair!  Most weather people have great hair.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

1 Response to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/15”

  1. 1 LindaLee January 6, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Fun puzzler. I loved the “do you get paid when you are wrong” question. A hoot. I thought ‘adjust’ was vera well jumbled!!

    Re: Your related articles. That is just terrible about that meteorologist being shot outside the studio. Did you notice that the construction worker the meteorologist flagged down called for “kelp”?! There seems to be so many mistakes in newspapers today. And as I type that I’m wondering what I’ve messed up here 🙂

    And, OMG, you just don’t think about Arizona having an opioid and heroin problem.

    Take care all. LL

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