Jumble Spoiler – 04/20/16

Amundsen-in-ice

Amundsen-in-ice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Norwegian waaaay down-under.

LIRGL  =  GRILL,  PODTA  =  ADOPT,  OLTAFA  =  AFLOAT,  CONUPE  =  POUNCE  —   Giving us:  GLLAOFOAPNE

Clue/Question:  When Amundsen reached the bottom of the earth in 1911, he put a – – –

Portraits of Roald Amundsen

Portraits of Roald Amundsen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FLAG ON A POLE

(The South Pole, that is!  I appreciate historical themed Jumbles.  I’m a big history buff.  We had no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen both “lirgl” and “podta” in the past.  “Adopt” spells out in alphabetical order.  I thought today’s answer letter layout was the most cryptic jumble Hoyt has come with in quite a while.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Jeff’s cartoon was relatively simple, yet very effective.  I really liked the steamy breath, and the way Roald Amundsen is patting one of the sled dog‘s head.  Can you believe he died a few weeks short of his 56 birthday???  He looks like he’s easily 70 something!  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


1 Response to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/20/16”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 April 21, 2016 at 2:00 am

    The words were straightforward. For the final answer, my initial thought was that the middle two words were OF A. That didn’t lead to anything sensible. Then, I saw the cartoon and the dialog and FLAG became clear. The answer struck me soon after.


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