Jumble Spoiler – 01/26/16

English: Four white geese in a park (Cagliari)...

English: Four white geese in a park (Cagliari) Italiano: Quattro Anser domesticus in un parco a Cagliari (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  As the goose gaggle giggles.


Clue/Question:  She wanted to see the new goose, so she – – –

more pics from a while ago

more pics from a while ago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Now, that’s a good stinky pun!  Home again, home again, jiggity jig!  Most definitely no new clue words today, people.  Maybe I’ll check the last few days, when I get a chance.  Only two of the jumbles are new, as we’ve seen both “getan” and ” nirkd” in the past.  Fine job with the answer letter layout.  Switching “wallop” and “bounce” would have made it a little better though.  I suppose if you’re not an Idiom Savant, like me, you might have had some difficulty in getting today’s answer.  But, I didn’t need any goosing.  Jeff’s animated animal drawings are always a fan favorite, aren’t they!  That is one self-assured looking gander!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/26/16”

  1. 1 LindaLee January 26, 2016 at 11:16 am

    OMG! When is the last time you heard that saying! Grand, fun jumbler. It’s early and I’m still caught up. Could be fixin’ to change….I’m heading out of town. Booooo! LL

  2. 2 vnatraj1 January 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I had a tiny bit of trouble with WALLOP (every time I see that set of letters, I type PALLOW first!) For the final answer, I am very disappointed with myself first. I immediately guessed GANDER as soon as I saw the word GOOSE in the clue, but for some reason I thought the letters for GANDER were not all there in the layout. So, I kept on thinking of possible choices for the first word. Finally, I stumbled on TOOK. The second word was obviously A. That led me to GANDER, after unscrambling the remaining six letters. Very nice final answer, and a great pun! I hadn’t heard of that phrase before, though.

  3. 3 unclerave January 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Double L. (And Vijay) I say: Take a gander at . . . all the time! (But, I’m old.) — YUR

  4. 4 Damidwesterner January 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I had trouble with BOUNCE. Probably because I was hung up on the jumble COBEUN. For somebody with ADD, getting distracted by the jumble isn’t a good thing.
    The cartoon was kinda easy. Gander is a word that goes way back for me; my Mom used to rhyme Goosey Goosey Gander, where have you wander? whenever we saw geese around.

  5. 5 LindaLee January 27, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Unc, I don’t think you are any older than I am!! And, I’ve always figured you were younger. I’m thinking maybe it is a saying in a different part of the states and not one used much where I live. LL

  6. 6 haliburton76 January 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    It does seem like a old-timey expression. Online Etymology Dictionary (©2010, Douglas Harper) says “take a long look,” slang, 1886, from gander (n.) on the notion of craning one’s neck like a goose. It’s worth taking a gander at!

  7. 7 unclerave January 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I think hal kind of answered you, Double L. It is kind of a rural expression, but I was raised deep in the bosom of suburbia! Like I said, I’m a bit of an Idiom Savant. I was raised with idioms and old sayings, and they have always stuck with me.

    — YUR

  8. 8 LindaLee January 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I learn so much here!!! LL

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