Jumble Spoiler – 05/26/16

Statue of st. Peter

Statue of st. Peter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jumble meets Non Sequitur.


Clue/Question:  After realizing he was at the Pearly Gates, he said – – –

English: Chicago Cubs logo

English: Chicago Cubs logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(A nice, long, 13-letter answer!  I did not see it immediately, but it didn’t take me too long to get it.  No new clue words, however three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have definitely seen “verhit” before.  I thought the answer letter layout was a dandy!  A great jumble, that didn’t give away anything.  The cartoon was a lot of fun.  David Hoyt’s “Phew!  I’m so relieved.”, combined with the two letter answer box, followed by the comma, were what lead me to the answer.  Immediately, I figured the 2-letter word was either NO or OH, but Dave’s comment sewed it up for me.  For those of you not familiar with Non Sequitur, it’s a comic panel/strip by Wiley Miller, that a lot of newspapers carry.  It’s a very satirical comic, that has a number of recurring themes, one of them being people at, or approaching, the Pearly Gates.  It is one of my favorites, for a number of reasons.  Jeff’s Saint Peter looks to be very kindly.  I just hope this doesn’t jinx Hoyt’s health!  Go get a physical, cuz!  At the very least you have to hang around long enough to see your Cubbies win the World Series!  They are definitely looking like the team to beat this year!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

21 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/26/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 May 26, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Very nice, long answer. I got all the words instantly. I did have to think a bit for the final answer. The mention of Pearly Gates told me that the third word was HEAVEN. Even with that, it took me a few seconds to unscramble the rest to get OH, THANK. Great Jumble!

    As for the Cubs, what a season (or two!) Arrieta is having! On the rare day he concedes more than three runs, his team bails him out as well. It would be great to see them win the World Series! Love to see droughts ended. Except for the Cleveland Cavaliers of course!

  2. 2 haliburton76 May 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I had to write out the letters today, UR, all 13 of ’em, but the “V” cued me in to HEAVEN. The clue words were all old friends. How unlike today’s Cryp, which led me on several false starts. It was like that glass of water you mentioned the other day – the longer I looked at it, the heavier it got!

  3. 3 unclerave May 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Hey, hal!

    I’m sure the V (and all the Hs) helped me *get to HEAVEN* (as if!), but it was really the “Phew! I’m so relieved.” that set me on the *right path*. (another as if!) You are spot on about the Cryptoquote! I nearly threw in the towel.


    You are lucky you only do the Cryptoquip. I’ve always found that one to be quite a bit easier than the Cryptoquote! If Daniel Murphy hadn’t gotten so hot last year, and if the Cubs had had a better left fielder, they might have won it all last year. Schwarber killed them with his lousy defense. Decent bat, but I’ll still take Soler over him. Jake is a rock! I’m not a fan of Lebron’s theatrics and ego, but I do think the city of Cleveland is in dire need of a championship. I’ll take a Cavaliers’ championship, even though we’ll probably have to go through another Lebron *show*!

    — YUR

  4. 4 vnatraj1 May 26, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Perhaps the Cryptoquip is easier, but I like to solve it because there is a pun in it. There have been days, though, when I have taken forever to solve it (and in some cases, even given up). The Cryptoquote, on the other hand, is just some statement by someone. I find that less interesting. What I do find interesting, though, is your (and others’) analysis of the quote.

  5. 5 vnatraj1 May 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    As for the city of Cleveland, I have nothing against them winning a championship. I will root for the Browns or the Indians and even the Cavaliers, AFTER LeBron is done playing there, but not this year or as long as he is on that team. Anyway, I LOVE Steph and the Warriors. Hope they can come back and win against OKC.

  6. 6 Marie May 26, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Loved seeing St.Pete with the pad and not the big book and quill pen of old. The line should move much faster

  7. 7 vnatraj1 May 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    That’s funny, Marie. 🙂

  8. 8 unclerave May 26, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t mind that the cryptoquip ends in a pun, I just don’t like that they include a “clue”. For me, it takes all the challenge out of it. And, I think the Cryptoquote exposes me to a broader range of people/authors than the Crytoquip does. To each his own!

    — YUR

  9. 9 unclerave May 26, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Browns or Indians? LOL! Poor Cleveland can’t be expected to wait THAT long!!! The Cavs won’t win anything without him, so I’ll take them winning one with him. But, right after that I’m sure he’ll end up on my Knicks, and they’ll surely find a way to lose with him!

    — YUR

  10. 10 unclerave May 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I didn’t mind St. Peter having the handheld device, but I was very surprised to see an *entrant* with one. Don’t they always say: “You can’t take it with you!”?

    — YUR

  11. 11 vnatraj1 May 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Good eye, UR. I hadn’t noticed that the guy was holding a phone.

  12. 12 vnatraj1 May 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    You must be really good at solving cryptograms, UR. I find the Cryptoquip fairly challenging even with the clue. How long do you normally take to solve the Cryptoquote?

  13. 13 unclerave May 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    It’s hard to say, because they usually vary in length and difficulty. Suffice to say, even the easier ones take longer than solving the average Jumble. Today’s quote was fairly short, but quite difficult. No single letter words, no THE, THAT, NEVER, PEOPLE, or pattern words that kind of stand out. I usually do them while eating breakfast and watching the morning news, so I’m not really paying attention to any clock.

    — YUR

  14. 14 vnatraj1 May 27, 2016 at 1:50 am

    The fastest I’ve done a Cryptoquip is 1:30 or so. I typically take around 3-4 minutes.

  15. 15 unclerave May 27, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Is this online? And, is it like the one Art has spoken of, where if you put in the correct letter in one spot it populates all the other like spots? Just curious.

    — YUR

  16. 16 vnatraj1 May 27, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    No, I have to print this out. It comes in the Cecil Whig newspaper.


  17. 17 unclerave May 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm


    I didn’t have to print it out, but it took me more than 4 minutes. I think the quip aspect threw me for a few seconds. Cute. I semi-clocked myself today on the Cryptoquote. I considered it a fairly long, but not difficult quote. 9 minutes. I’m probably a little more deliberate, and unconcerned with speed, than you are. Plus, I almost always identify the E first, but I never enter it until the very last. Sometimes I do the same with the T. It adds another element of challenge, for me.

    — YUR

  18. 18 vnatraj1 June 1, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I finally solved the Cryptoquip after a long time. 2:59 on this one.

  19. 19 unclerave June 1, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    That’s great, Vijay. We don’t do that one – nor the Sudoku – here, though. — YUR

  20. 20 vnatraj1 June 2, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I used to do the Sudoku earlier. No time for it anymore. Got to do some work, right? 🙂

  21. 21 unclerave June 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    🙂 — YUR

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