(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/16

English: Pit crews have to work together effic...

English: Pit crews have to work together efficiently in order to repair heat winning cars so they can return to compete in the feature event. Most derbies require that the same car qualifying in the heat must be used in the feature. Occasionally, some derbies allow heat winners to use a fresh car in the feature.(Photograph by Bill Lowenburg) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Pit crew compatriots.

MIFRON  =  INFORM,  LOWLOH  =  HOLLOW,  MARTEP  =  TAMPER,  GEUNHO  =  ENOUGH,  LETHEM  =  HELMET,  THWICS  =  SWITCH   —   Giving us:  INRHOWTMEENOELESWI

Clue/Question:  He hadn’t won the Indy 6500 yet, but the – – –

Pre-Answer:  4 Words  (6-letters) (4-letters) (2-letters) (6-letters)

Emerson Fittipaldi dominated the 1994 Indianap...

Emerson Fittipaldi dominated the 1994 Indianapolis 500 until his crash on lap 185 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WHEELS WERE IN MOTION

English: Mexican Duff beer, purchased in Switz...

English: Mexican Duff beer, purchased in Switzerland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Wow!  An 18-letter answer!  And, it had me stumped for a while.  There were no new clue words, but five of the jumbles are new.  They have used “lethem” before.  I thought the jumbles for “inform” and “enough” and “tamper” were very creative.  But, the best jumble was the answer letter layout!  I didn’t see the word WHEELS for the longest time.  For a while, I thought the second word was either TIME or SHOW.  And, I also thought the third word was either IS or TO.  I left it for a while, and when I came back the word WHEELS just hit me, then WERE, and then the pun finally fell into place!  Very cool cartoon.  I don’t follow racing, so I don’t know who Jeff’s driver is.  Or, how a Duff Beer blimp comes into play.  But overall, I thought this was a very challenging and entertaining Jumble.  How ’bout you guys???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/16”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 May 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Very nice! I had the most trouble with ENOUGH, followed by TAMPER. For the final answer, I initially thought the second word was WENT. But, I couldn’t think of a proper answer with that choice. I was stuck for a little bit, and then it suddenly struck me that the second word could be WERE. The third word was then likely IN or ON. I decided to try the former. When I crossed the used letters off, it occurred to me that the last word was MOTION. Unscrambling the rest gave WHEELS, and the pun sank in at the same time. Pleased with myself on this one.

  2. 2 Anonymous June 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Disclaimer: It did not take me from May 29th to work this puzzler. I worked up to it about 4 days ago. OMGoodness. So many words with a C or a G that I kept coming up with! I had notion and motion almost immediately. And a big ole list of two and four letter words. I have no idea why, maybe because I had looked at the letters for so long, I saw wheel and were, but I kept looking right over my second W and thought it had to be either or one of the W words. Then IN MOTION made sense, saw two Ws and I got it! TOUGH in deed!!!! I have to say that I was very pleased with myself, since I really thought that the answer to this puzzzler might be beyond my reach.

    Guyz, grand puzzler. You just keep cranking them out. LL

  3. 3 unclerave June 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Nice work, LL! — YUR

  4. 4 LindaLee June 10, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Anonymous again?? Thanks unc!! LL

  5. 5 vnatraj1 June 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    LL, you are like a zebra. Anonymous sometimes and LindaLee sometimes. 🙂


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