Jumble Spoiler – 05/06/15

Koala sleeping on a tree top

Koala sleeping on a tree top (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Up a tree, Down Under.


Clue/Question:  The Australian marsupial was hired by the tree trimming service because he was – – –

Female Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Billa...

Female Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Billabong Koala and Aussie Wildlife Park, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. Français : Un Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) femelle. Photo prise dans le Billabong Koala and Aussie Wildlife Park, à Port Macquarie, dans la Nouvelle Galles du Sud (Australie). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Koala dung stinky pun!!!  Of course, I have no idea how bad koala dung smells.  Heck, all they eat is eucalyptus leaves, so how bad can it be?  On the poop-scale, I mean.

There are no new clue words today, but all but the one for “always” are new jumbles.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  No give away there.  And, the cartoon is very cute.  Kind of an Australian Boo-boo bear.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/06/15”

  1. 1 Fritz May 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I got the answer without solving alkali. I knew I needed a k and an I, because they had to be talking koala, and f,e,d worked well with -fied, but I still couldn’t back into alkali! Technically, I wouldn’t call alkali an ordinary word.

  2. 2 haliburton76 May 6, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I told somebody who was pondering over the third word … it’s BASIC. She got it then!

  3. 3 unclerave May 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Whatever it takes, Fritz! But, if you can find a word in an ordinary dictionary it’s an ordinary word. Don’t be one of those science-phobes, my friend. — YUR

  4. 4 Fritz May 7, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I don’t think I am a science-phobe, but I have learned to define ordinary word broadly to include anything in Merriam-Webster!!! Cheers

  5. 5 unclerave May 7, 2015 at 10:16 am


    Didn’t mean it to sound like an accusation. More of a word to the wise. No doubt you’ve found it in Merriam-Webster’s, so we’re all on the same page. Weird chemical combinations and funky medical terminology aren’t found there, but the more *basic* terms are! — YUR


    I certainly can’t take credit for the joke I just made, now can I??? I never said I was original, friends! — YUR

  6. 6 haliburton76 May 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    No, Unc Rave, but you could never LYE about it, either!

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