Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/15

English: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. The lea...

English: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. The lean of this tower has been tried to fix several times. The most recent time I believe was in 2001 when they tried to drill into the ground and pour cement underneath the sandy surface. Français : Tour de Pise, à Pise, en Italie. Deutsch: Der Schiefe Turm von Pisa in Italien. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Laissez faire aldermen.

CANHO  =  NACHO,  NATEG  =  AGENT,  TERXVO  =  VORTEX,  DYLIEE  =  EYELID   —   Giving us:  NAONTOTEELI

Clue/Question:  The Tower of Pisa‘s building inspectors were – – –

English: Leaning tower of Pisa

English: Leaning tower of Pisa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TOO LEAN“-IENT

(This one was definitely a groaner!  But, I liked it!  There was plenty to like about today’s Jumble.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I really liked the ones for “agent” and “eyelid”.  The answer letter layout was a great jumble, that didn’t give the answer away.  I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but the word “lean” did not come to me immediately, and my first impression was that the first word was NOT.  Yer uncle is not always the sharpest knife in the drawer!  But, something about the quotation marks must have triggered something in this old pea-brain of mine, and I prevailed.  The cartoon has loads to like.  The tower itself, which is already showing early signs of leaning, the corner of the cathedral, the builders and supervisors, and our fat and sassy, Middle Ages bureaucrats.  It made for a nice Jumble.  Makes me want to grab a panini!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/15”


  1. 1 elisa ruland August 18, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Ha! And yes, panini sounds delish.

  2. 2 unclerave August 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Mmmm! — YUR

  3. 3 Art Shapiro August 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    This one got me. I knew LEAN would be one of the words, and NOT or TOO looked reasonable – as you noted. But I kept trying to twist the word ITALIAN, figuring the pun would use LEAN rather than LIAN as the last syllable, Flamed out magnificently.

  4. 4 unclerave August 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    LOL! My brain hurts reading your reasoning, Art! Just kidding. Mama said there’d be days like this! — YUR 😉

  5. 5 zerowolfe August 20, 2015 at 7:54 am

    the quotes should have been around “ient”….dirty rats!

  6. 6 Linda Lee August 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I went down with this one!!! I was stuck on NOT too, and lean which got me absolutely no where!!! RATZ! Grand puzzler.


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