Jumble Spoiler – 03/24/16

English: Ferdinand Magellan Español: Herando d...

English: Ferdinand Magellan Español: Herando de Magallanes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  At the bow of the Nao Vittoria.

BIHTA  =  HABIT,  PLAAH  =  ALPHA,  SESVUR  =  VERSUS,  DURIPT  =  PUTRID   —   Giving us:  HATAAERSTID

Clue/Question:  When Magellan navigated around the tip of South America, his passage was – – –

English: French map of the first world circumn...

English: French map of the first world circumnavigation of Ferdinand de Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano, from 1519 to 1522. Français : Carte de la première circumnavigation autour du monde, par Ferdinand de Magellan et Juan Sebastián Elcano, de 1519 à 1522. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  STRAIT AHEAD

The Strait of Magellan cuts through the southe...

The Strait of Magellan cuts through the southern tip of South America connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A lovely, historical and geographical pun!  Magellan was a pretty crafty dude.  He gets credit for being the first to circumnavigate the globe, despite being killed by my in-laws ancestors!  Well, at least his ship and some of his crew made it back home.  We have no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “bihta” before.  I really liked the jumble for “putrid”, and I just love the word.  It has disgust built right into it!  The answer letter layout was masterful.  It gave nothing away.  I think you have to be a bit of a history – and maybe geography – buff to get and appreciate today’s Jumble.  Cool drawing too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/24/16”


  1. 1 Colltales March 24, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    One has to wonder how come this guy doesn’t have a continent named after him. Well, he has a constellation but still.

  2. 2 vnatraj1 March 25, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Two entrants to the “toughest words” list in two days – PUTRID was today’s entry. I did not have any trouble with the rest of the words. The final answer was tough. For close to 30 seconds, I had no clue what the answer was, until it suddenly occurred to me that the second word could be AHEAD. Unscrambling the remaining letters gave STRAIT. The pun dawned on me after the fact. Very nice!

  3. 3 Asha Bellavi March 25, 2016 at 8:22 am

    where can i see the picture if not in the newspaper?

    On 24 March 2016 at 22:25, Uncleraves Wordy Weblog wrote:

    > unclerave posted: ” Visual Description: At the bow of the Nao Vittoria. > BIHTA = HABIT, PLAAH = ALPHA, SESVUR = VERSUS, DURIPT = PUTRID > — Giving us: HATAAERSTID Clue/Question: When Magellan navigated > around the tip of South America, his passage w” >

  4. 4 unclerave March 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Asha,

    You can play online at: http://www.jumble.com/
    I’m not sure if they’re up for only the day, or if you can see past days. Go to the site and play around.

    — YUR

  5. 5 vnatraj1 March 25, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Asha, I solve the jumble here:

    https://www.uclick.com/puzzles/tmjmf/jumble_online_1.swf

    You can solve the past several years Jumbles on this site. For example, for yesterday’s puzzle, it would be:

    https://www.uclick.com/puzzles/tmjmf/jumble_online_1.swf?dt=160324


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