Jumble Spoiler – 06/17/16

English: Slot machines in the Trump Taj Mahal ...

English: Slot machines in the Trump Taj Mahal Taken by Raul654 on August 24, 2004. Released under the GFDL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Suckers . . . hook, line, and sinker.


Clue/Question:  The casino put in new slots to attract customers and was able to – – –

English: Steve Wynn (on right), developer, sho...

English: Steve Wynn (on right), developer, shown with friend Doug Huntley, Indianapolis developer, taken inside the Wynn Resort Las Vegas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  REEL ‘EM IN

(Oooh!  Bright and shiny, with lights and bells, and other cool sounds!  And, an outside chance that you could possibly, maybe, come out ahead!  Do you know what the casino manager is really saying?  He’s saying:  Do you smell that?  It’s desperation, son.  Nothing else in the world smells like that.  I love the smell of desperation in the morning . . . afternoon, evening and night – they can’t tell what time it is, because there are no windows or clocks.  It smells like victory . . . for us!

No new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles did come up as new.  Great jumbles!  And the answer letter layout was the best jumble of all.  Nothing given away . . . at all.  And, I wouldn’t be surprised if today’s pun escaped some of you.  The apostrophe and two-letter box was surely a big help, but the fishing aspect had to be a little abstract to some of you.  Top-notch cartoon, featuring cameos from our two pals and their wives.  The boss-man looks a little like Steve Wynn!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/17/16”

  1. 1 David L. Hoyt June 17, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Hello from San Francisco where we’re playing GIANT WORD WINDER and GIANT MATH WINDER with kids in partnership with the San Fran Public Libraries. I just thought I’d check in to say hi and to let you know that a few people e-mailed me about not being certain about today’s pun…REEL ‘EM IN. Slot machines use reels, in that the symbols spin on reels. The classic slots machines are 3-reel slot machines, but there are also 4-reel and 5-reel slot machines. Even video slots machines refer to the way they spin as 3-reel, 4-reel, 5-reel, etc. The slot machine reels are the basis for today’s play on words. I think there were some people who didn’t know this based on a couple of the e-mails I received. Thanks!

  2. 2 unclerave June 17, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    AND . . . you gotta be a real “sucker” – a bottom feeding fish – to play these machines, and really think you’re going to win! So sayeth yer uncle. — YUR

  3. 3 Damidwesterner June 18, 2016 at 12:06 am

    VENUE took me the longest. I did pick up on the ‘Reel’ as part of the slot machines. But I wasn’t sure that’s what they were called; I was thinking Wheels. Though that wasn’t the answer word; I was looking deeper at that part of a cartoon clue.

  4. 4 LindaLee June 18, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Hey all..no actual comment about the Jumbler, not caught up to here!

    Just wanted to let you know that I’m heading out for three weeks. I’ve got all of my unworked Jumbler’s with me and my dear husb is saving all the ones that I’ll miss while I’m gone! And the funnies too…I’ve got to keep up!!

    Take care all. LindaLee/Anonymous 🙂

  5. 5 unclerave June 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Best of luck to you, on your mission, LindaLee! Please take care of yourself. Know that you’ll be missed, and we will celebrate your eventual return.

    — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave June 18, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Sometimes, HOW you get somewhere is completely secondary to the getting there, Dmw!

    — YUR

  7. 7 jenn June 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    LindaLee/Princess Anonymous…safe travels and sending three weeks’ worth of hugs and sunshine your way! ..jenn =)

  8. 8 haliburton76 June 20, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Slots definitely use REELS, but the same answer would have been just as good on a fishing-theme cartoon (for Father’s Day, get it?) …

  9. 9 vnatraj1 June 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks, David, for the explanation! I didn’t know about the reels on slot machines. I had no problem with the Jumble, though. The words were instant. For the final answer, I knew that the second word was ‘EM. I initially thought that the first word was LINE but then I couldn’t come up with a reasonable third word. At that point, REEL ‘EM IN just occurred to me, although I didn’t get the pun.

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