Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/15

Visual Description:  Watch that first step . . .


Clue/Question:  When she reached the rim of the Grand Canyon, she was – – –

Stratigraphy of the Grand Canyon

Stratigraphy of the Grand Canyon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ON EDGE

English: Guano Point - a popular vantage point...

English: Guano Point – a popular vantage point on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

( . . . it’s a DOOZY!  Hey, there!  We have a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database, in “doozy”.  That’s a fun word, isn’t it?  I have no idea where it came from.  German?  French?  It’s probably a corruption of a word from another language.  A couple of the other jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “legfun” before.  I could do with a little legfun.  The answer letter layout was good, for such a short answer.  The cartoon is great, with the male tourist in shorts, and a goofy hat.  I guess that’s it for today, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/12/15”

  1. 1 haliburton76 January 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I had always heard that DOOZY was a diminutive of DUESENBERG, an extremely impressive and high-end car of the 1920s and ’30s. Anything that had a wow factor was a doozy. However, an extremely thorough English researcher thinks the phrase predated automobiles, and actually started out as DAISY, which originally meant not just a plain old wildflower. Mr. Quinion is somewhat protective of his work product, but I think it’s “fair use” to give the link to one of his entries:

  2. 2 unclerave January 12, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I had heard the Duesenberg explanation once before, a long time ago, but had forgotten it, hal. It was a pretty splendid car. I hadn’t heard the daisy/Ms. Dusey angle before, though. Thanks for the source!

    — YUR

  3. 3 LindaLee January 22, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Interesting Hal. Unc, the pic of the Grand Canyon snow is amazing. Thank you for the research that you do.

    We visited this summer. My first time to see the Canyon. I was overwhelmed. Amazing.

    Grand puzzler!! 🙂 LL

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