Jumble Spoiler – 07/07/16

Visual Description:  A scene from Mad Men?


Clue/Question:  The popularity of word processors in the 1960s, led to – – –

Impact Print Elements

Impact Print Elements (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Well.  That’s what I came up with.  If someone else has a punnier answer I’ll post it.  I always like these period Jumbles, but I’m not really feeling this one.  But, we do have another new clue word today, in “appeal”.  The jumble “paalpe” stumped me, and I resorted to backing into it.  The Hoyt Team is really keeping ralis95 busy lately!  His database keeps growing and growing!  All of today’s jumbles are coming up as new also, though the other three came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout was another cryptic jumble.  For me, the Ys kind of gave the answer away.  The cartoon is fun, with the nattily dressed businessmen, with one of them smoking, and the – now – clunky office machines.  The machines that used those rolls of perforated paper were in use probably through much of the 1990s, and into the early 2000s.  And, I bet there are still some places that use them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The jumble “dornte” was the most queried of the clue words yesterday into today, so I’d have to say it was a toughie!  Oh!  And please check out the bottom link in the Related articles.  It shows David L. Hoyt’s educational initiative.   —   YUR

6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/07/16”

  1. 1 haliburton76 July 7, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I can’t think of anything else, either, UR. If they were birds, they could be MYNA TYPES.
    Dave, it’s great to see middle school kids getting involved in a game that’s LO-TECH and NONVIDEO.

  2. 2 David L. Hoyt July 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Just to give you a little insight into my logic in today’s play on words…My thought was that word processors can be used to type a single letter, used to type a word, used to type a sentence, used to type a paragraph, page, document, etc. There’s lots of things that are typed using a word processor. Lots of typing on a variety of different types (lots of types) of word processors (brands), etc.

  3. 3 Joe Key July 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Many types is what I came up with as well.

  4. 4 unclerave July 7, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Got the versatility, David. Just didn’t get a chuckle out of it. It’s okay though. Lots of my jokes seem to go over like a lead balloon, too. — YUR

  5. 5 Damidwesterner July 7, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    APPEAL was the last word I got. And MANY TYPES was the only thing I came up with as well. Though TYPES took a bit to see. Before I got APPEAL, I thought STYLE, but it didn’t really sound right.

  6. 6 vnatraj1 July 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    APPEAL took a couple of seconds for me as well. For the final I answer, I knew TYPE must be part of the answer. However, I initially thought it was the first word. But then, the second word (MANYS?) didn’t make any sense. Suddenly, it hit me: TYPES was the second word, meaning that MANY had to be the first.

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