Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/15

English: Lazy Sunday aftenoon Horse chilling o...

English: Lazy Sunday aftenoon Horse chilling out not in field, but on the side of the lane at the farm entrance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dig if you will this picture:  Slacker in his parent’s basement.

GIRUFE  =  FIGURE,  VAUNEE  =  AVENUE,  PTORMP  =  PROMPT,  NOYCOT  =  TYCOON,  TELLAH  =  LETHAL,  LAIVUS  =  VISUAL   —   Giving us:  FIGAEPMPYNLHISL

Clue/Question:  When it came to getting a job, their son wasn’t – – –

Slacker Cats

Slacker Cats (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  APPLYING HIMSELF

(A pun that takes the literal . . . and applies the figurative!  Or, vice versa.  Very nice, either way.  Uh, guess what, guys?  We have a new clue word today, in “visual”!  Can you believe it?  It’s been part of every Jumble Spoiler since sometime in 2008, but it’s never been used as a clue word, until today!  Will ralis95 pick up on this?  Depends on whether he reads the email this should generate.  Most of the jumbles were new, with the exception of “noycot”.  They’ve used that for “tycoon” before.  Wonderful answer letter layout.  It didn’t make the answer obvious for me.  At first, I was thinking the second word might be  PLAYING, but then FEPMHISL didn’t want to cooperate.  But, by removing the P, I was able to see . . . HIMSELF!  The now leftover P fit right in with PLAYING, to make for APPLYING.  Hey!  Whatever it takes.  Classic Knurek cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


2 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/15”


  1. 1 Charles Pergiel August 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I just did today’s online puzzle and answer didn’t make any sense, or maybe I got the wrong answer. (The online version is the same as the one printed in the newspapers, except on Sundays.) This happens every once in a long while.

  2. 2 unclerave August 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Charles,

    For whatever reason – Hoyt and Knurek HAVE explained it, but I always forget why – the Sunday online puzzle is different than the one in the newspapers. So, you did nothing wrong. I’m not quite a dinosaur – more a woolly mammoth – but I stick to the newsprint version. — YUR


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