Jumble Spoiler – 06/06/16

English: Agricultural contractor at Ford. Take...

English: Agricultural contractor at Ford. Taken from the road, this is the yard of Gollins Contractors. Many farms employ agricultural contractors rather than buying all the various machinery needed. Deutsch: John-Deere-Traktoren mit Ballenpresse (v.l.) und Ballenwickler (h.r.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Every good web site has one!


Clue/Question:  The contractor wanted to build more houses, so he built a – – –

English: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff me...

English: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff members pose with the contractor safety and management team at the C4ISR project at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The Corps’s Philadelphia District, project manager for the Army, recognized the contractors with a safety award. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HOME PAGE

(This is one that Henri Arnold and Bob Lee couldn’t have come up with!  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles did come up as new.  None of them should have been too tough.  The answer letter layout was another nifty jumble, and who knows, this may have been a difficult solve for some of you.  Great job with the cartoon too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/06/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 June 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    BECAME took me a couple of seconds to figure out, but everything else was instant, including the final answer. One of the easiest solves of the year.

  2. 2 Wheeler June 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    My initial guess for today’s Jumble was “HOPE GAME.” But I couldn’t see the pun in that, so I then got to “HOME PAGE.” It’s the first time in the five years I’ve been doing the Jumble that I saw there might be a second (albeit incorrect) solution.
    If it is not too difficult technical or legally, could you please reprint a high-resolution version of each day’s Jumble cartoon in your blog? The image in the morning newspaper is tiny — e.g., today, I needed a magnifier to read what was on the coffee cup — and the “official” version available at the Jumble website is ultra-low resolution.
    Thanks always for your great blog.

  3. 3 haliburton76 June 6, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    That never occurred to me, UR! But Henri and Bob might have been on the cutting edge of communications with something like, “The new bakery sold a lot of chocolate chip cookies with its – TOLL-FREE NUMBER.”

  4. 4 unclerave June 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    That WOULD be a great 1980s Jumble, hal! — YUR

  5. 5 unclerave June 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm


    I think if it were up to Hoyt and Knurek they MIGHT allow me to do that. BUT, the Jumble in the papers, and probably at the Jumble website, read: “Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved”. Which, to me, says if I tried it I’d likely get sued. I have no official affiliation with Tribune, nor Hoyt or Knurek. They just like that I help keep the Jumble interest up.

    Maybe they’ll read this exchange and increase the resolution at the official Jumble website. Or, you could appeal directly to Hoyt or Knurek, via email.

    Sorry, I can’t do more to help, Wheeler.

    — YUR

  6. 6 Damidwesterner June 6, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Yeah, the jumble in the paper is really small. In fact, I went back to printing it out to work on. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have seen the “I (heart) Jumble mug next to the keyboard.

  7. 7 unclerave June 7, 2016 at 8:58 am

    If I were you, I’d both write letters to your newspaper, and pester them on their website and Facebook page – if they have one – until they publish/print the larger version. The one in my newspaper runs 5 1/4 tall by 4 1/4 wide. I’ve noticed that the entire comics section in my newspaper carry the larger version of all the comic strips and panels than some other newspapers. My mother’s newspaper, The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, run the smaller version of everything in their comics section, and I can’t even enjoy them. Thankfully, I’m only up there part time.

    I think if you stress the fact that the majority of their readers are older, and smaller content is definitely an issue, then they might see the error of their ways. The threat of losing their few remaining paying customers could do the trick!

    — YUR

  8. 8 lwc December 30, 2020 at 9:16 pm


    I remember seeing this post right after finding your blog, unc.
    It just now occurred to me that you may have also been a contractor.

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