Jumble Spoiler – 03/25/15

Close-up detail of Song Dynasty Chinese painte...

Close-up detail of Song Dynasty Chinese painter Ma Yuan’s Angler on a Wintry Lake, featuring the oldest known depiction of a fishing reel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Landing the whopper!

GREWA  =  WAGER,  NALTS  =  SLANT,  SHCENT  =  STENCH,  NUMMIE  =  IMMUNE   —   Giving us:  GERLNSTEINE

Clue/Question:  While trying to get the huge fish into the boat, the fisherman was – – –

Fishing reel

Fishing reel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SENT REELING

(A fine pun, indeed.  The catch of the day!  Hopefully for this guy, he was successful, and this didn’t end up as . . . just another fish story.  Then it could be construed as another kind of whopper.  None of the clue words were new today, but three of the jumbles were.  I could only confirm that we’ve seen the one for “immune” before.  I think this is one of Hoyt’s best answer letter layouts in a while.  I don’t think it gave away a thing.  It actually kinda made me think of Frankenstein’s daughter!  Not that there was such a thing, but I guess it’s conceivable.  He did take a bride, right???  And, Knurek’s cartoon was very entertaining.  In a little touch of irony, when I came into work this morning, my buddy John tells me about this bamboo fishing reel from the 1950s that he just bought on eBay!  And, I just happen to be wearing this funky, fly-fishing shirt today.  And yes, I did pick it out before cracking open today’s newspaper.  So, there must be some kinda fishy mojo in the air today.  That’s enough.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/25/15”


  1. 1 Gloria Grant March 26, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I thought the answer was. reel tensing

  2. 2 Gloria Grant March 26, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Could that answer be correct also?

  3. 3 unclerave March 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    It would fit, letter-wise, Gloria. But, not as much pun-wise. “Sent reeling” is a fairly common idiom, while “reel tensing” . . . not so much. But, thank you for taking the time to comment. Feel free! — YUR


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