Jumble Spoiler – 01/18/16

English: The Kings Head Hotel The Kings Head H...

English: The Kings Head Hotel The Kings Head Hotel on the western side of The Square in the centre of Wimborne. I wonder if the sign should have a possessive apostrophe in “Kings”? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Good home cookin’!

VONEY  =  ENVOY,  XORYP  =  PROXY,  TIFYES  =  FEISTY,  GIDFIR  =  FRIGID   —   Giving us:  NXFSII

Clue/Question:  The repairman was enjoying his dinner with all the – – –

Answer:  FIXIN’S

(Not the possessive apostrophe, but more the omis-sive apostrophe.  Look what Yer Uncle just did!  He created a new word!  If I didn’t know any better, I’d buy it!  All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database, although we probably haven’t seen “envoy” and/or “feisty” in quite a while.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “voney”, surprisin’ly, havin’ been used before.  That jumble gave me the most trouble, but I thought they were all pretty nifty.  Not a lot of hidin’ goin’ on in a six letter answer letter layout.  Although, I suppose some of you could’ve had a hard time with the answer.  Fairly standard cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’d be giving you more related articles and pic, but Zemanta seems to be in the middle of a stroke this afternoon.   —   YUR


10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/18/16”


  1. 1 Shimon Kaplan January 18, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    The jumble that gave me most trouble was TIFYES. My first solution was STIFEY, which gave me the right circled letters and matched the “surprise answer” I guessed before I unscrambled TIFYES. But STIFEY bothered me, and I could not find it in my OED when I checked. So I looked again and came up with FEISTY. It’s amusing that a non-existent word nevertheless matched the answer. I have wondered if something like that could happen – if a jumble could result in two unscrambled words, one of which could give the wrong answer. Has anything like that happened?

  2. 2 Joe Key January 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Envoy took me a while.

  3. 3 unclerave January 18, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I’m sure it’s happened to me, Shimon! I usually catch them on my own, but a few times it was caught by the spell-check feature, when I started typing up the spoiler. And, I know I have written DUMMY when it should’ve been MUDDY! And, I think that worked out because I needed the U and the Y. One of the readers set me straight. Hey, maybe it was you!

    — YUR 🙂

  4. 4 unclerave January 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Great minds . . . Joe Key! — YUR

  5. 5 Damidwesterner January 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Went fairly quick for me. The cartoon seems familiar, from later on last year sometime. FRIGID is timely for those of us here in the midwest. 🙂

  6. 6 vnatraj1 January 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    FEISTY took me a few seconds. Everything else was straightforward.

  7. 7 vnatraj1 January 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    UR – That’s one of the advantages (?) with the online version. It will not accept wrong answers.

  8. 8 unclerave January 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Pretty darn FRIGID here in the northeast too, Damid!

    For whatever reason FEISTY jumped off the page for me, Vijay. We’re all a little different in how we perceive things.

    — YUR

  9. 9 l w c January 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    The “Kings” was possessive at one time, but as names age the apostrophe gets dropped.

  10. 10 unclerave January 26, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    That must be the case with Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn! My wife kept pronouncing it Sheep Shed Bay, because there was no apostrophe! That always cracked me up! — YUR


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