Jumble Spoiler – 06/16/16

Visual Description:  Weatherman stability.


Clue/Question:  How widespread would the fog be tomorrow morning?  It was a bit of a – – –

The Simpsons sports a vast array of secondary ...

The Simpsons sports a vast array of secondary and tertiary characters. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GRAY AREA

(Television weather people have always been a strange lot, as far as news people go.  When I was a kid, a lot of them were known for their loud sports coats, and their corny sense of humor.  Nowadays, they’re mainly “babes”, or “hunks”, or people who act like they have ants in their pants.  The hyper-animated clowns are probably the most annoying to watch, always jumping around and gesticulating like they’re trying to communicate with the deaf, or something.  Chill out, dudes!  The “babes” are easier for me to watch, as long as they’re capable.  They’re the ones who have at least a shot at pulling anchor duty some day.  The big breasted bimbos do have a certain appeal also, but you kind of know they aren’t really going anywhere.  They’re just eye candy.  The “hunks” are kind of a throwback to the loud sports coats guys, but with more gimmicks, like taking off their jackets and rolling up their sleeves, as if they’re going to battle the weather.  Some of these guys even have their own theme songs!  Just give me the most plausible forecast, and spare me all the theatrics, guys.  Please.

No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “badie” before.  They are all pretty good jumbles though.  I really liked “rerace” and “syaart”, because they look like they could be real words.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble.  I enjoyed the pun.  I liked the Simpsons reference in the cartoon.  Jeff is just a big kid.  Kinda like me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Today would have been my Dad’s 82 birthday!  Happy birthday, Dad . . . wherever you are!      YUR

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

  1. 1 haliburton76 June 16, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Many years ago, Willard Scott, then at the height of his career (not RECARE) as NBC’s “Today” weatherman, told a fawning BBC interviewer, “All people really wanna know is if they have to bring their umbrella to work today – the rest is just lagniappe.” It was true then, and it’s true now!

  2. 2 unclerave June 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Look at hal, breaking out an old New Orleanian chestnut! (I had to look that one – lagniappe – up, my friend.)

    — YUR

  3. 3 vnatraj1 June 16, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Great anecdote, hal. I had a fair bit of trouble with CAREER and ASTRAY. The jumble for the former, in particular, was superb – feels like a word in itself! I had no trouble with the final answer.

    PS: I wrote this note before I saw your blog post, UR. So, we seem to have felt the same way about the jumbles today!

  4. 4 unclerave June 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    . . . okee

  5. 5 Damidwesterner June 17, 2016 at 1:06 am

    ASTRAY gave me the most trouble as well. The answer letter layout took just enough time for me to see GARRAY and then GRAY.

  6. 6 Glenna Arjona July 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Yah, astray drove me nuts; had to open this site to know the answer. Feels good I have company with this one.

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