Jumble Spoiler – 04/23/16

Forest National - Brussels - Belgium - 1986

Forest National – Brussels – Belgium – 1986 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Prince’s last jam.

OGGEU  =  GOUGE,  KRAND  =  DRANK,  SLUDOH  =  SHOULD,  CARIPY  =  PIRACY   —   Giving us:  OUDRSHORCY

Clue/Question:  The guitarist’s favorite pants were – – –

English: Prince playing at Coachella 2008.

English: Prince playing at Coachella 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CHORDUROYS

(I like it!  I don’t think Jeff could have planned this, but the dude does bear – at least – a passing resemblance to Prince – during his ‘fro period.  Such a shame.  What a talent!  On one of his albums he played 27 instruments!  I can barely carry a tune on a kazoo!  And, the man was always in the company of the hottest eye candy!  Appolonia, Vanity, Madonna, Kim Basinger, Mayte Garcia, Carmen Electra, Vanessa Marcil, Sherilyn Fenn, Rosario Dawson, Tamron Hall . . . the list goes on and on!  I’ve been a fan of Prince’s since early 1979, when my college Friend Formerly Known as Willie Raphael turned me on to him.  He was unlike anything else back then.  In all honesty, it took me a little time to fully appreciate Prince.  I was into Led Zeppelin and Southern Rock back then.  I avoided anything that even sniffed at Disco.  And, with his flamboyant style and danceable songs, it took some time for me to see past that, and get his genius.  But his genius was undeniable.  No cause of death yet.  Could be as simple as severe dehydration caused by the flu.  Maybe it grew to pneumonia, like when Brittany Murphy died.  Oh, well.  We’ll always have his music!

No new clue words today, but all the jumbles came up as new.  I don’t think that any of them were too tough.  The answer letter layout did a great job of hiding the answer.  I was concentrating so hard on the notes that it took me a minute or two to realize they were corduroy pants.  The old folks call them whistle britches!  I wonder if the recording producer is picking up a whistling noise???  It definitely wasn’t feedback.  Fine cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


12 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/23/16”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 April 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    The words were easy, and I just saw the answer today. No other explanation for why I got it instantly. I started typing in CHORD and immediately saw the pun as well.

  2. 2 jenn April 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    UR, I also thought the guitar player was reminiscent of Prince. Was thinking that Shakespeare’s words seemed especially fitting for Prince- ‘Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’ Also, had never known corduroys used to be called whistle britches- too funny- always fun to learn interesting facts from you!

  3. 3 unclerave April 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Always a pleasure, jenn! I believe I actually uttered those words when I played Henry, in The Fantastiks, about 100 years ago! — YUR

  4. 4 jenn April 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I imagine your performance was Tony- award worthy! =)

  5. 5 unclerave April 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    🙂 I could hold my own on the stage, back then, jenn. It helped that I was a medium sized fish in a very small pond. — YUR

  6. 6 jenn April 25, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Guessing in the NYC theater scene, you ‘coulda been a contender’! =)

  7. 7 unclerave April 25, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Thanks, jenn! Some of my friends from school are more than a little disappointed that I didn’t go for it. No guts, no glory. I do have an amusing story about an extras shoot I was on. — YUR

  8. 8 vnatraj1 April 25, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Wow, a man of many talents – UR!

  9. 9 unclerave April 25, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Nah, Vijay. Just a guy with a little history under his belt. — YUR

  10. 10 jenn April 26, 2016 at 10:42 am

    UR, you can’t leave us hanging- amusing story, please, at your convenience! =)

  11. 11 vnatraj1 April 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Second Jenn’s request!

  12. 12 unclerave April 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I’ll try to come through for you guys! LOL! — YUR


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