Jumble Spoiler – 02/10/16

Tract housing near Union, Kentucky from the air.

Tract housing near Union, Kentucky from the air. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tracking the tract.

NUTTS  =  STUNT,  NEESS  =  SENSE,  DONELO  =  NOODLE,  LACELO  =  LOCALE   —   Giving us:  STTNSOODLAL

Clue/Question:  When it came to places to build a home, the new subdivision had – – –

Deutsch: Sanierte Zechensiedlung in Königsborn...

Deutsch: Sanierte Zechensiedlung in Königsborn (Unna) mit typischen Kniestock-Häusern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOTS AND LOTS

(They probably could have worked this one so the answer would be:  LOTS OF LOTS, but they went the AND route.  None of the clue words are new, but three of the jumbles appear to be so.  I can vouch that we’ve seen “neess” sometime in the past.  Nice jumbles, but none gave me any trouble.  The answer letter layout was a fine jumble as well.  The cartoon and it’s dialog set things up nicely.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  On a totally unrelated note, I was reading a USA Today Sports article, this morning, on a journeyman golfer, named Rob Oppenheim.  The thing that struck me was that the article said he was 26, but turned pro . . . in 2003!  Even Tiger Woods was older than 13 when he first turned pro!  Clearly, they meant he is 36, but why don’t they have proof readers?  This isn’t a local article by the hometown newspaper, it’s the USA Today Sports section!  And, after Googling the guy, I found out that this morning’s story is mainly a rehash of something that happened in October!  I know the time between the Super Bowl and pitchers and catchers reporting is a little slow, sports-wise, but shouldn’t that mean they’d have just a little more time for accuracy???     YUR

Picture of Rudy Giuliani

Picture of Rudy Giuliani (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beyoncé Knowles performing "Listen" ...

Beyoncé Knowles performing “Listen” during “The Beyoncé Experience” in Munich, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PPS.  I found the Super Bowl 50 halftime show to be very entertaining.  I’ve been hearing two extreme reactions, that just kind of boggle my mind.  One, coming from some Millennial twit, saying that the Cold Playfeatured performance – was somehow less than the secondary performances of Beyoncé and Bruno MarsNo . . . it wasn’t.  Cold Play provided the songs, and Bruno/Beyoncé provided the dance . . . with a smattering of rhythmic singing, just kind of thrown in.  Two, is Rudy Giuliani’s ridiculous objection to Beyoncé’s performance.  Not because she was scantily dressed, and thrusting her pelvis, and shaking her lovely tushie, but because he considered it . . . “an attack on police”.  Give me a break!  The Black Lives Matter movement is not anti police, it’s just pro fairness.  Maybe Rudy needs to start an Irrelevant Retired Mayors Lives Matter movement.  He just saw all the Bruno and Beyoncé kids on the field, and just wanted to scream:  Get offa my lawn!  Go back to sleep, Rudy.     YUR


8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/10/16”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 February 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I had a real brain freeze today. The four words were easy. I got them all instantly. For the final answer, I was thinking ‘LOTS OF LAND’. However, there was no F and the second word had three letters. Somehow I was wedded to LOTS and LAND for the first and third words but then I couldn’t come up with anything sensible for the second word. After a while, I realized that this wasn’t getting me anywhere, so I tried TONS — LOTS but this led to a dead end too. I was just plain staring at the Jumble for a couple of minutes. Finally I realized that the second word could be AND; then, the answer became clear. Should have done much better …

  2. 2 unclerave February 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    You never really know when one is going to get the better of you, Vijay. Tomorrow is another day! — YUR

  3. 3 vnatraj1 February 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Yes indeed, UR. Today is gone, today is done, tomorrow is another one.

  4. 4 Damidwesterner February 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

    LOCALE took a bit of time, but it finally came to me. But this was one of the few times I figured out the cartoon by shuffling letters vs just knowing what the answer was. I knew one word was LOTS. Took a bit to find out LOTS was repeated.

  5. 5 unclerave February 11, 2016 at 10:14 am

    How Dr. Seuss of you, Vijay! Have you looked up Doug Smith yet? The man is brilliant, and i think you’d like him. — YUR

    Way to hang in there, Damid! — YUR

  6. 6 vnatraj1 February 11, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Yes, that is on my to-do list. It has just been unbelievably busy, what with kids falling sick and all …

  7. 7 unclerave February 11, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Vijay,

    Sorry to hear about the troubles with your wee ones. It’s been a few years, but I’ve been there. Besides my Doug Smith link to Cal Tech, you might be interested in knowing that one of our regulars is a retired aerospace executive. We don’t require Mensa IQs at UncleRave’s, but we do attract a very sharp crowd!

    — YUR

  8. 8 vnatraj1 February 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Great! As I have said before, this is a GREAT blog and I am not surprised it attracts smart people.


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