Jumble Spoiler – 03/13/15

Poet and author Karel ten Haaf and his muse.

Poet and author Karel ten Haaf and his muse. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dig it, Daddy-O!

EARAN  =  ARENA,  GEERV  =  VERGE,  TALUWO  =  OUTLAW,  SHIXNP  =  SPHINX   —   Giving us:  AREVEETLSI

Clue/Question:  The poet didn’t specialize in any one type of poetry because he was – – – 

greek poet Manos Eleutheriou

greek poet Manos Eleutheriou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  VERSEATILE

P Mickey

P Mickey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Ooh!  A great stinker to end the work week!  A lot to like in this puzzle.  We have another new clue word, in “sphinx”.  The world famous clue word database of ralis95 will need to be updated yet again.  And, all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  Lots of nice letter groupings in the clue words too.  Makes my job a little easier.  The answer letter layout was a dandy.  Very nicely cryptic.  And, the cartoon makes you think you’re back in the early ’60s, in the beatnik scene, with all the turtleneck sweaters!  At first, I thought the one reading had on Mickey Mouse ears, but I figured out it was a beret.  Tons of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/13/15”


  1. 1 Michele March 13, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Gotcha! The first word on 3/13/15 could have been anear or arena! Messed me up for a few minutes!!!

  2. 2 unclerave March 14, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Technically, you are correct, Michele. But, I think David L. Hoyt is still safe, as the word comes up as “archaic”. Did you recently finish reading one of the works of William Shakespeare? Or, maybe some Romantic poet?

    — YUR 🙂

  3. 3 Lesley March 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Hahaha! I was thinking ANEAR, also, but did not know it was archaic. A British accent kept bouncing around in my head a bit, and now I know why. For some reason OUTLAW was difficult for me. I think my 2 day sinus headache has made me a bit slow at Jumbling today!

  4. 4 Art Shapiro March 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Add me to the ANEAR group as well. So what if it’s obsolete? Verily it doth repose in my computer’s Win95-era dictionary.

  5. 5 unclerave March 14, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    LOL! I guess I keep forgetting how well read Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog readers are! — YUR 😉

  6. 6 jknurek March 17, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone say “anear” in my lifetime. I think we’re safe with the not ordinary category.

  7. 7 unclerave March 17, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    May have heard it in a Shakespearean play, but definitely not outside of that. — YUR


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