Jumble Spoiler – 07/06/16

Visual Description:  Captain Fantastic, with some new funky specs.


Clue/Question:  He wanted his glasses to be unlike anyone else’s, so he had a pair – – –

English: 1950s Women's "Cats Eye" Gl...

English: 1950s Women’s “Cats Eye” Glasses. Circa 1958. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Not all that far off from the way the Brits spell CUSTOMIZED.  I wonder who in the United States made the decision to use a Z where the Brits would use an S?  And, who here decided to drop the U from all those words?  Maybe, long ago, it was always the Z and there was no U, but the Brits got pissed that we gave them the boot, so they made some changes, just to kind of say:  Well, it is OUR language!  Stranger things have happened!

Well, guess what, folks?  David L. Hoyt has given us yet another new clue word, in “chewy”.  Monsieur ralis95 will have to update his world famous clue word database . . . one mo time!  And also, all of today’s jumbles are new.  Today’s answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic jumble.  It took me a few seconds to realize the pun.  Of course, the glasses in Jeff’s great cartoon was a big clue!  Even the optometrist’s glasses are a little funky.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

14 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/06/16”

  1. 1 ralis95 July 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    YUR: The database now has 3137 words. Hoyt continues to amaze with a constant flow of new words — two this week alone with ALLIED AND CHEWY! What a mind he must have.

  2. 2 haliburton76 July 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    It looked like a lot of letters, but the *sight gag* put EYES right in the middle word! I don’t know why, but RODENT took a second look.
    Houston Chronicle used to call its want-ad section “GET CLASSIF-EYED” with big peepers poking out of the script E’s in EYED. This suggests a possible Jumble: The young optometrist couldn’t afford a display ad, so he listed in the … CLASSIF-EYEDS.

  3. 3 ralis95 July 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Great idea! Love it. I hope David picks it up.

  4. 4 vnatraj1 July 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    UR, the Brits didn’t make any changes. It’s the Americans who wanted to be different and changed things from British English!

    I had some trouble with RODENT. It was in my “tougher words” list and remains there. For the final answer, for some reason, I thought that the last part was EM. After a minute of stumbling around and getting nowhere, I suddenly realized that the second part could be EYES and then that the last part could be ED. Then pun then dawned on me: CUSTOM-EYES-ED. Very, very nice.

  5. 5 unclerave July 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm


    A few months ago, Hoyt gave some credit either to his father, or father-in-law, for some of the “new” words. But either way, we gotta give it up for Team Hoyt!


    I hope the guys are reading this, because I like your suggestion. DORNTE is a great jumble. It likely caused others to think more than a few times!

    — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave July 6, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I know, Vijay. You seem to have a little trouble with my brand of humor! That’s okay though. You’re not alone! 🙂

    — YUR

  7. 7 vnatraj1 July 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Oh, OK. Sorry, I missed the sarcasm, UR. 😉

  8. 8 David L. Hoyt July 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I’ll do…”The young optometrist couldn’t afford a display ad, so he listed in the …”CLASSIF-EYEDS” or some variation of that at some point. I like it! May wait a bit to put some space between it and today’s. Nice! Thanks!

  9. 10 David L. Hoyt July 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Not sure if you’ve seen what has me so busy of late, but I’m working with students, teachers and librarians a ton on my GIANT WORD WINDER and GIANT MATH WINDER initiatives as part of our new David L. Hoyt Educational Foundation. I’m trying to get these into every school and library in the world. (I dream big!) We just launched a new YouTube channel with instructional videos. Here’s the link in case you want to check it out. https://www.youtube.com/user/WORDWINDER

  10. 11 vnatraj1 July 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Really cool, David! Good luck with your initiatives!

  11. 12 unclerave July 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    You’re a good egg, Hoyt. So, I’m always happy to give you a free plug! Hopefully, all the regulars will check this out, and spread the word.

    — YUR

  12. 13 David L. Hoyt July 6, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks! I really appreciate it a bunch.

  13. 14 LindaLee September 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    David Hoyt……You are AWESOME!!! And the kids in the video blew me away. What a way to learn math, think on your feet, and promote team work!!! BRILLIANT, JUST BRILLIANT!! May I post on Facebook? LL

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