Jumble Spoiler – 03/18/16

English: Image of comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake),...

English: Image of comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake), taken on 1996 March 25, with a 225mm f/2.0 Schmidt Camera (focal length 450mm) on Kodak Panther 400 color slide film. Exposure 0:56 to 1:06 UT (10 minutes). The field shown is about 6.5°x4.8°. Note the prominent disconnection event in the comet’s ion tail. Stars in the image appear trailed, as the camera tracked the comet during the exposure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Raising the dead?

DUMYD  =  MUDDY,  KINYD  =  DINKY,  GELAPU  =  PLAGUE,  FARCEA  =  CARAFE   —   Giving us:  MDDDNPAUAE

Clue/Question:  When he dozed off in the Math class,the teacher said – – –

The Great comet of 1577, seen over Prague on N...

The Great comet of 1577, seen over Prague on November 12. Engraving made by Jiri Daschitzky. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  UP AND ADD-‘EM

(Great pun!  Of course, the equations on the board were the BIG clue!  We have a brand new clue word today, in “carafe”.  Isn’t “farcea” one of the new prescription meds advertised on television?  It was the one jumble that I had to hesitate on, although I really liked “gelapu” too.  They were the only new jumbles.  Looks like our buddy, ralis95, has another word to add to his clue word database!  The answer letter layout was a dandy.  I liked the way all the consonants came first, then all the vowels.  I think that’s the way some of you write out the answer letters anyway.  Right?  The cartoon is just a little strange.  Poor little Billy looks dead, to me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I have no idea why Zemanta gave me comet photos and these “Related Articles”, but WordPress is jumping around too much today for me to bother to try to refine the “Gallery”.  comets are cool though!      YUR


2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/18/16”


  1. 1 Damidwesterner March 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I liked the cartoon, especially the drool puddle on the desk. That was a nice touch. The answer letters order was interesting. I try to intersperse the vowels in with the consonants to hopefully form a word/syllable clue for myself. In this case, though, I figured two of the words would be ADD and UP, but wasn’t sure of the order. Once I eliminated those letters, the phrase came to me.

  2. 2 vnatraj1 March 19, 2016 at 12:23 am

    The words were quite easy today. CARAFE took just a little thought and I always take a second to make sure it is MUDDY and not DUMMY. It was a little tricky for the final answer because the online version did not show the cartoon or the clue (this is fixed now). Somehow, I guessed that the first word is UP and the second word AND. The rest of the letters read: MDDAE, from which “ADD-‘EM” became clear. Nice pun indeed!


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