Jumble Spoiler – 03/22/16

English: Marshes and flood-meadows on the brai...

English: Marshes and flood-meadows on the braided channels Narew’s floodplains, seen from a road between Pańki and Rzędziany villages. Area belongs to NPN. Polski: Rozlewiska kanałów warkoczowej rzeki Narew widziane z drogi pomiędzy wsiami Pańki i Rzędziany. Teren należy do NPN. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Runway deluge.

TONEF  =  OFTEN,  ROREF  =  OFFER,  GEPTIL  =  PIGLET,  DALIRA  =  RADIAL   —   Giving us:  ONOFPLEADL

Clue/Question:  The downpour at the airport turned the tarmac into a – – –

Astronaut photograph showing a 29-kilometre st...

Astronaut photograph showing a 29-kilometre stretch of the Paraná. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FLOOD PLANE

(Nice pun!  This one feels fresh.  Not re-hashed, like yesterday’s.  There were no new clue words, and only two of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve definitely seen both “tonef” and “geptil” before.  It’s always fun seeing “piglet” and “radial”.  They’re classic clue words.  The answer letter layout presented a nice challenging jumble.  I figured the one word – probably the second – had to be PLANE.  OOFDL quickly gave me FLOOD . . . and then the pun sank in!  Apparently, both floodplain and flood plain are proper.  Fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/22/16”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 March 23, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I had to think just a little for PIGLET. As for the final answer, I figured that the first word should be FLOOD. The remaining letters gave me PLANE.

  2. 2 unclerave March 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Vijay,

    It’s funny how you saw FLOOD first, but I saw PLANE first. For me, the dominant portion of the cartoon was the airplane, and I guess my thought went first to the quotation marks. We all approach these things a little differently. — YUR

  3. 3 vnatraj1 March 24, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Indeed, UR. I noticed that too. I think the answer is that you are a visual person and I am a verbal one. The word DOWNPOUR suggested FLOOD and I went with that. Indeed, I saw the plane only after I solved the Jumble.


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