Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/16

octopus vulgaris

octopus vulgaris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Why man created boats!


Clue/Question:  The antisocial octopus welcomed the unexpected visitor – – –

English: Tide pools octopus. Octopus could go ...

English: Tide pools octopus. Octopus could go out of the water and move between the pools in low-tide zone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Man created boats because there’s a lot of scary sh . . . er . . . stuff in the ocean!  And should it be unexpected, or unsuspecting???  No, sir.  Keep me on good ol’ terra firma, or C-Deck.  Preferably at the pool-bar.  Suction cups, ink, teeth . . . egads!  Not without me can o’ spinach!

It looks like yesterday’s Jumble must have been tougher than I thought!  Plenty of queries came in on “DINO-MIGHT”.  Today, we actually have a new clue word, in “shame”.  It’s surprising that it took this long for the word to be used, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.  It can now be added to the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the other jumbles are new today, with “cewit” having been used before.  I had a little trouble getting “rodent”.  At first I was seeing “tendor”, which might be Latin, but definitely isn’t English.  As soon as I realized that was wrong, I saw “rodent”.  Very nifty answer letter layout.  A beautiful jumble that gave nothing away.  The cartoon speaks for itself.  That lady is freaking out!  So much so she has spit out her snorkel!  Actually, octopuses are fascinating creatures and are extremely intelligent.  They’ve been on this planet a whole lot longer than we have.  And, if we don’t fish them into extinction, or completely destroy their habitats, they’ll likely outlive us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 January 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Indeed DINO-MIGHT was tough for several people. Two of my friends gave up on it yesterday. I initially thought that the first part was HIGH but then realized that there was only one H. After some thought, I typed in DINO for the first part and then MIGHT became obvious. I think they was to see DINO. Otherwise, unscrambling the whole thing would have been very tough.

    Interesting that you saw “TENDOR” today. I saw “TONDER” at first, and then somehow I immediately realized that it should be RODENT.

  2. 2 unclerave January 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Makes it fun, right? — YUR

  3. 4 haliburton76 January 5, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    At first glance, I thought the fourth word was “a thing of inferior quality or suspiciously low price,” a CHEAPY! Dictionary.com does list this as an alternative spelling of CHEAPIE. (Spellcheck balks at both.) But then I thought, nah, that other word is so much nicer, almost dynamite/dino-might! –RHO

  4. 5 unclerave January 5, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    RHO??? You comin’ clean, hal? — YUR

  5. 6 ♠ Ace Carolla ♠ (@AceCarolla) January 9, 2016 at 5:12 am

    I got “PEACHY” for the last word and “THIS WRAP ON-ME”.

  6. 7 unclerave January 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Inventive, Ace! LOL! — YUR

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