Jumble Spoiler – 12/21/15

A stereotypical caricature of a pirate.

A stereotypical caricature of a pirate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Early American rip-off.

SCEEA  =  CEASE,  KARCO  =  CROAK,  NARMEN  =  MANNER,  CURNBH  =  BRUNCH   —   Giving us:  CAAKAERBUN

Clue/Question:  How much did the pirate pay for the corn?

Photo of The Puffy shirt on display at the Smi...

Photo of The Puffy shirt on display at the Smithsonian museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  A BUCK AN EAR

(MAJOR groans!  This is one of the oldest jokes in the books.  But, I believe the original gag revolved around pirates’ earrings.  Anyhow, there were no new clue words today.  Our pal, ralis95, can stand down.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “narmen” having been used before.  The answer letter layout was a nifty, cryptic jumble.  The cartoon makes up for the stale joke.  A real spiffy looking pirate, with a puffy shirt, pantaloons, snee, and a corsair’s hat.  And, we also got the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon!  All in all a fine Jumble . . . me hearties!  Be well and do good, friends.  Don’t take any wooden doubloons!)   —   YUR

 


2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/21/15”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 December 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I actually found this to be a great clue, probably because I had not heard the joke before. I initially guessed A-BUCK-AN-ARE for some reason and was stuck on that for quite some time. Finally, after around 30 seconds, I tried EAR instead of ARE and then understood the joke after the fact!

  2. 2 LindaLee December 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I have hammered through so many awesome Jumblers!!!! But I’ve been so far behind that I didn’t post, have not really been on the computer.

    I loved this jumbler! I had to actually figure it out. But so interesting about the earring!!

    A belated Merry Christmas all!! LL


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