Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/16

Buried Treasure: illustration of William "...

Buried Treasure: illustration of William “Captain” Kidd overseeing a treasure burial (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  No treasure island.


Clue/Question:  When the pirate saw the treasure wasn’t where the map said, he – – –

The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their...

The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their National League pennant. Frank Chance of the Chicago Cubs and John McGraw of the New York Giants, two teams the Pirates beat for the pennant, are being made to walk the plank. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOST IT

(Ah!  Good help is so hard to find!  A pun-ch line the original Jumble creators may not have thought of.  There were no new clue words today, however all of the jumbles did come up as new.  Tough hiding the answer in a six letter answer letter layout.  The cartoon is very entertaining, but I’m having trouble identifying whatever is floating on the horizon.  It’s definitely NOT the classic sinking sailboat.  It’s too basic to be the pirate ship.  Maybe their dinghy floated away?  Maybe Jeff will explain.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 August 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Surprisingly hard for a six-letter final answer! TEASE, INCOME and TANGLE all took me a few seconds. The final answer wasn’t immediately obvious, either. I initially tried TO for the second word, but then quickly changed to IT. I could then see LOST as the first word. Great job with the jumble considering there were only six letters!

  2. 2 haliburton76 August 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I can’t make it out either, UR, but at least Dave & Jeff gave us a nice, easy Jumble to start out the week!

  3. 3 Damidwesterner August 8, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    It looks like a sinking pirate ship. One sail only. I printed out the puzzle and it’s resized to a full letter sized page. Looked at it via magnifier glass.
    As for the puzzle, only TANGLE needed a second look. Fun for a Monday. 🙂

  4. 4 unclerave August 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Hmm! There was no discernible sail in the cartoon that my newspaper carried. Thanks, Damid!

    — YUR

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