Jumble Spoiler (Tease) 01/27/16

English: American cook, author, and television...

English: American cook, author, and television personality (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The French Chef . . . and hubby.

SHIKW  =  WHISK,  GEIRT  =  TIGER,  POCNAY  =  CANOPY,  BARSOB  =  ABSORB   —   Giving us:  WKERCOAO

Clue/Question:  The chef got a new apron and she liked her new – – –

English: Julia Child's Kitchen on display at t...

English: Julia Child’s Kitchen on display at the National Museum of American History (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  COOKWEAR

Just a hint, for those of you who might be struggling to get today’s answer.  The answer is definitely a pun, that plays on what you’re seeing in the background of the cartoon.  Gotta run.   —   YUR

(Well, alrighty then!  I thought more of you were going to be like me.  I got all the clue words instantly, but I found both the cartoon’s dialog and the clue/question a little awkward.  None of the clue words are new, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “shikw” before.  I thought the answer letter layout was . . . diabolical, to borrow a word from one of our truest followers.  I was seeing WORK and CROW and CORK, but I wasn’t seeing COOK for a few minutes.  The three words I was seeing were using too many consonants for the other four letter word segment.  But, I finally saw COOK and then COOKWARE, and then the pun sunk in!  The cartoon of Julia Child and Paul Cushing Child was very amusing.  I think Jeff’s wife forced him to watch Julie & Julia!  Be well and do good, friends.)   – – –   YUR


12 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler (Tease) 01/27/16”


  1. 1 Dorothy DuBose January 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    no problem here very easy!!

    On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Uncleraves Wordy Weblog wrote:

    > unclerave posted: “Just a hint, for those of you who might be struggling > to get today’s answer. The answer is definitely a pun, that plays on what > you’re seeing in the background of the cartoon. Gotta run. — YUR” >

  2. 2 vnatraj1 January 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    This was one of the easiest of the year for me. ABSORB took me maybe a second. The rest were automatic, including the final answer. Nice pun, and well set up by the clue, dialog and background!

  3. 3 Mike Relevant January 27, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Actually…the solution for today’s Jumble is easy. Or, easier than some in the past!

  4. 4 LindaLee January 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Got it rather quickly! I was a bit intimidated when I saw Julia and the quotes. The quotes always intimidate me! Thank goodness COOK stood out in the clue words. Great cartoon and puzzler!! LL

  5. 5 Damidwesterner January 27, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    For some reason, TIGER was a bit slow. The others went quickly, and with the letters found, I got COOK right off. Once I got TIGER, the WARE/WEAR came right up.

  6. 6 Splendid Recipes January 28, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Julia was always my favorite chef!! – Thanks for dedicating a Jumble Spoiler to her.

  7. 7 jknurek January 28, 2016 at 11:59 am

    No Uncle, I do all the cooking in my house, so watching Julie & Julia was a pleasure. I saw Julia Child’s kitchen in the Smithsonian a few years ago. Wow! She had a lot of COOKWARE.

  8. 8 unclerave January 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Some days I think the answers are simple when a lot of you thought they were tough, so I guess a little versa visa is to be expected. I didn’t have to give up on it, or anything, I just wasn’t seeing it right away. So, I figured some of you might’ve had the same issue. Guess it was just one of those things! —- YUR

  9. 9 unclerave January 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Hey, Jeff! I never saw the movie, but I used to love to watch her show, on PBS, when I was a kid. She was so unusual and so entertaining! Almost as fun as watching Ernest Angley!

    — YUR

  10. 10 vnatraj1 January 28, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Have you ever given up on a Jumble, UR?

  11. 11 LindaLee January 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    OMG UNC! Ernest mesmerized me when I was a kid. I’m sure I drove mama crazy telling her about the peeps who were HEALED.

  12. 12 unclerave January 28, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Vijay. I have failed a few times. One time I came up with a slightly different answer too. — YUR

    LL,

    Ernest was THE character of ALL characters! “Foul deaf spirits . . . be GONE!” — YUR


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