Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/16

Baja California Desert in the Cataviña region,...

Baja California Desert in the Cataviña region, south of Ensenada, Mexico. Saguaro cactus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Snakes on a plain?

CATRT  =  TRACT,  GLITH  =  LIGHT,  NETYRD  =  TRENDY,  DIMMUE  =  MEDIUM   —   Giving us:  TATLHTTREMEDI

Clue/Question:  When the hikers came across the poisonous snake on the trail – – –

Answer:  IT RATTLED THEM

(Wow!  A nice, long, punny answer!  There were no new clue words today, however three of the four jumbles came up as new.  The only one we’ve definitely seen before is the only one that gave me any trouble.  And that was “dimmue”.  I had to back into it.  Actually, I chose to back into it.  I’m a little lazy these days.  If I don’t get a clue word after a few looks I go on to the next one, and then the big answer.  Of course, this only works when the answer is not terribly tough, like today’s.  The cartoon snake is clearly a rattler, but they were very careful to dance around that by calling it a “poisonous snake”.  And of course, it’s very wise to carefully dance around a rattle snake.  The answer letter layout was tremendous.  It didn’t give anything away.  No, it was the great cartoon, and the set up of the clue/question that made the answer unmissable for me.  Be well and do good, friends.  Stay away from those rattle snakes!)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/16”


  1. 1 haliburton76 March 23, 2016 at 11:28 am

    You’re not the only one, UR … I looked at DIMMUE and initially thought, perhaps in a flash of self-reference, DUMMIE. Fortunately, I quickly recovered!

  2. 2 Sheryl Childs March 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I used “medium” On Mar 23, 2016 11:19 AM, “Uncleraves Wordy Weblog” wrote:

    > unclerave posted: ” Visual Description: Snakes on a plain? CATRT = > TRACT, GLITH = LIGHT, NETYRD = TRENDY, DIMMUE = MEDIUM — > Giving us: TATLHTTREMEDI Clue/Question: When the hikers came across the > poisonous snake on the trail – – – An” >

  3. 3 unclerave March 23, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Same here, hal. With the IE (and S) it would be part of the plural for DUMMY, which by the way has NOT been used as a clue word still . . . or yet!

    — YUR

  4. 4 vnatraj1 March 24, 2016 at 6:20 am

    I might have tried DUMMIE as well (cannot remember anymore) but I certainly tried MUMIED. That word took me 20 seconds or more and is the newest entrant into my “toughest words” list. The other three were instant. For the final answer, I instantly figured that the answer was IT —–ED THEM, but it still took me a few seconds to solve the second word! I saw the image carefully only after I solved the Jumble, otherwise this should have been obvious. Lends further credence to my being a non-visual person, something that I should change!

  5. 5 vnatraj1 March 24, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Oh, and walking away from a rattlesnake might be better than dancing around it. 🙂


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