Jumble Spoiler – 08/17/15

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52F-70-BW Stratofort...

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress (s/n 57-0162, nicknamed “Casper The Friendly Ghost”) from the 320th Bomb Wing dropping Mk 117 750 lb (340 kg) bombs over Vietnam. This aircraft was the the first B-52F used to test conventional bombing in 1964, and later dropped the 50,000th bomb of the “Arc Light” campaign. B-52Fs could carry 51 bombs and served in Vietnam from June 1965 to April 1966 when they were replaced by B-52Ds which could carry 108 bombs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Casper and Friends‘ ascent.


Clue/Question:  When the ghosts reached the top of the mountain, they were – – –

This image was selected as a picture of the we...

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 29th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Yes, they were!  Fun pun!  Fairly long too.  All of today’s clue words were old favorites, but three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  Only “gastim” has definitely been used here before.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  A fine jumble in itself.  Even though there was only one vowel – maybe because of it – it took me a minute or two to figure out the answer.  At first, I was thinking the second word might be either THIN or SIGN.  Not sure, right now, which hit me first, SPIRITS or HIGH.  Probably HIGH.  Fun cartoon.  Takes me back to my childhood.  Nice way to start out the week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  

4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/17/15”

  1. 1 Shimon Kaplan August 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Only Gastim required some (considerable) thought, The other three jumbles were clear in a few seconds. In high was clear very early; spirits required me to unjumble gastim first. This game is new to me, and becoming lots of fun.

  2. 2 Colltales August 17, 2015 at 11:14 am

    These terrifying ‘flying fortresses,’ and their successors, which dropped tons of thousands of bombs over Vietnam, turned out to become symbols of the U.S. failure on that war. Powerful, loaded, but ultimately ineffective to reverse the tide.

  3. 3 unclerave August 17, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Glad you are enjoying it, Shimon! You are supposed to solve the jumbled clue words first, anyway. When you jump to the clue/question without unjumbling the clue words, to get the clue letters, you’re missing half the fun. VERY often you *can* solve the answer by going direct to the clue/question, but there’s no fun in that! — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave August 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I know what you mean, Wes. I only used the photo because of the bomber’s nickname. Anything close To Casper the Friendly Ghost came up as rights owned by Getty, and I generally won’t give them the satisfaction of using their “property”. — YUR

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