Jumble Spoiler – 02/09/16

Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians (1921), Museum ...

Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians (1921), Museum of Modern Art. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Faux Arts.


Clue/Question:  He said the painting of the Mongolian leader was a Picasso, but it was made by a – – –

Pablo Picasso, 1937, Guernica, protest against...

Pablo Picasso, 1937, Guernica, protest against Fascism (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(A terrific stinky pun!  Very smart Jumble.  Art fraud is very big business.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, and two of the jumbles have definitely been used before.  It looks like “theyf” and “kahik” are new though.  The answer letter layout is a beautiful jumble too.  I don’t think it gave away anything.  The cartoon shows that – above all else – cartoonists are artists.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’ve been a fan of Picasso’s since I was five or six years old, as a copy of Three Musicians hung prominently in the music room of my elementary school.  I love the dogs in the painting.  The guitar player stands out, and the one guy seems to be playing a clarinet.  But, I never quite got what the third musician was playing.  Can anybody enlighten me?   —   YUR

5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/09/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 February 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    GREAT pun! I was really lucky since I somehow thought of Genghis Khan, and so the first word just came to me. The second word then followed from unscrambling the six letters that were left over. I understood the pun after the fact. But for this good fortune, it could have been a LONGGGG day.

    On a tangential note, stinky typically has a negative connotation. Why, then, do you use it, UR. when you talk about a great pun? Just curious. 🙂

  2. 2 Art Shapiro February 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Well, the only obvious instrument held with the hands that far apart is an accordion or its various derivatives.

  3. 3 unclerave February 9, 2016 at 9:14 pm


    Highbrow linguists consider puns to be one of the lowest forms of humor. They think puns stink. But we love them! So, the better the pun the stinkier the pun! — YUR


    At first I didn’t see what you were talking about. But, then I saw what looks like fingers grasping what I thought was just sheet music. I can see that being an accordion, maybe a concertina. Good call! — YUR

  4. 4 vnatraj1 February 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Very interesting! Thanks for the explanation, UR.

  5. 5 LindaLee February 10, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Grand jumbler!!!! AND, no issues solvling!!! LL

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