Jumble Spoiler – 03/29/16

What scientists call "Overweight" ch...

What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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MPRAC  =  CRAMP,  CYDIE  =  DICEY,  DUNNIW  =  UNWIND,  NEDLEG  =  LEGEND   —   Giving us:  CRADIEUWIEEND

Clue/Question:  The author hoped her latest diet book would appeal to a – – –

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view.Self Made Picture of an Obese Teenager (Myself) (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, Front View. Feel Free to use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WIDER AUDIENCE

(Our fast food nation, combined with the physical isolation of the handheld device era, has made us into an ever increasing nation of obeseness.  Everywhere you go you see too much junk in the trunk and other forms of chunk.  It certainly doesn’t help that they send out the psycho-babble message of:  be proud of your body.  Especially when that conflicts with all of the health warnings of obesity.  We all don’t have to be model thin, or Mr. Universe buff, but the physical health concerns should outweigh the ego stroking.  I’ve been struggling with my love handles for all of my adult life.  Getting and staying in shape is definitely not an easy task, but the long term benefits are worth the effort.

No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  It took me a few seconds to see “legend”.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  The clue/question made for a nice lead in to the answer.  Nice book signing cartoon.  Be well – try to get fit – and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/29/16”


  1. 1 haliburton76 March 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I always thought DICEY was a little, well, *risky* to use. Also, problematic (in both senses of the term). But now that it has appeared at least twice in Jumble, it definitely appeals to the wider audience …

  2. 2 Damidwesterner March 29, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Today went pretty well; I saw most of the words right away. Legend was the slowest. I can see how VJ comes up with his speed, but I’m more deliberative.
    For the answer, I saw AUDIENCE right off; and the extra letters came at the end.

  3. 3 vnatraj1 March 30, 2016 at 1:59 am

    I am very disappointed in myself today. All the words were instant and I immediately knew that AUDIENCE was the second word; yet I took 51 seconds to solve the Jumble. I typed in WEIRD for the first word, and when that didn’t work I tried WIRED. That didn’t work, either. Then, I got totally confused. I was sure that AUDIENCE was the second word, but I couldn’t figure out the first word. Finally, I realized that it should be WIDER, and I felt: Duh!

  4. 4 unclerave March 30, 2016 at 10:14 am

    My language skills lean heavily towards idioms and cliches, so the entire answer hit me at one time. But, as we’ve said before, we all approach things in our own way. — YUR

  5. 5 jenn March 30, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Don’t feel down on yourself, Raj … your ‘slowest day’ puzzle-solving times are faster than mine on my best day. I’m sure … I’m definitely the tortoise rather than the hare, at jumble racing! .. (altho, my hubby thinks I’m a bit of a Wheel of Fortune savant, but I think he’s just humoring me, ha.) .. jenn

  6. 6 jenn March 30, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    oopsy, pardon the grammatical errors! 10 points if you find them in under 3 seconds! (proofread too fast as usual!)

  7. 7 vnatraj1 April 2, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Jenn, I never bother about the actual time. If it was a tough solve, that would have been fine. It’s just that I was so close to solving the Jumble (all four words and the second word of the final answer solved very quickly) without actually doing so. I should have done a better job of unscrambling DEIRW to get WIDER.

  8. 8 vnatraj1 April 2, 2016 at 6:32 am

    I didn’t see the grammatical errors. Granted, I read through your post fast. 🙂

  9. 9 jenn April 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Gotcha- still, understandable… DEIRW could have been ‘weird’…a lot of weird, er, special, people in audiences buy books, right? =)


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