Jumble Spoiler – 05/12/16

This woodcut print by Kubo Shunman, (not Utama...

This woodcut print by Kubo Shunman, (not Utamaro) shows a party dining at restaurant Shikian (ca. 1786). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  I blame lax parenting skills.


Clue/Question:  When the kids complained at dinner, their parents were being – – –

Calliope Hummingbird / Stellula calliope - fem...

Calliope Hummingbird / Stellula calliope – female feeding two chicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(I think the guys pulled this one out of the Classics vault!  If you were to cut this stinky pun down you would see as many rings as there are in a Giant Redwood.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “dihned” before.  “Cinew” looked familiar, but I didn’t have it in my Tags.  Now I do.  The answer letter layout was pretty good, but it’s kind of hard to hide certain answers.  The cartoon and its dialog did a great job of setting the answer up!  Training your kids to eat out, at a nice restaurant, starts at home.  After that, you have to frame the event as being “a treat”, and that they have to be on their best behavior.  Too many parents today refuse to set any kind of boundaries with their kids, fearing that they’re going to stunt their “creativity” and cause lifelong “resentment”.  Utter nonsense.  Rules and boundaries, learned at home, prepare children for living in a civil society.  It takes some effort and discipline . . . on the parents’ part.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/12/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 May 12, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I fully agree with your thoughts, UR. I have two young kids (a toddler and an infant), and setting boundaries is absolutely essential. It has certainly helped us a lot when we go out (and even when we fly, which we have done a fair bit of).

    I had a little bit of trouble with HIDDEN (for some reason, HINDED came to mind first) and IMMUNE was not instant either (it has caused me trouble in the past as well). The final answer was obvious, although I first typed in WHINED and WINED. I quickly realized that the remaining letter was a D and not a W and the correct answer was evident.

  2. 2 unclerave May 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Attaboy, Vijay! — YUR

  3. 3 Damidwesterner May 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    IMMUNE gave me a bit of a problem, but putting the puzzle down for a bit and coming back got the word. The cartoon was good as was the pun. I always look forward to the quotation marks.

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