Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/07/16

English: Two programmers

English: Two programmers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  San Jose computer nerds (parent’s) basement lair. (Discussing the curative properties of unicorn horn powder.)

NYATIV  =  VANITY,  PESYEL  SLEEPY,  POPEOS  =  OPPOSE,  NCICIL  =  CLINIC,  RABVLE  VERBAL,  CUTLAA  =  ACTUAL   —   Giving us:  VNYSLYOELIALCL

Clue/Question:  The fraudulent computer programmers lived in – – –

Pre-Answer:  2 Words   —   “(5-letters)-(3-letters)”  (6-letters)

Siberian Tiger Français : Tigre de sibérie Ita...

Siberian Tiger Français : Tigre de sibérie Italiano: Tigre Siberiana Español: Tigre siberiano 한국어: 시베리아 호랑이 ‪中文(简体)‬: 东北虎 ‪中文(繁體)‬: 東北虎 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SILLYCON VALLEY

(I thought this one really required more description, for all of you who do this without the benefit of the Sunday newspaper.  I thought it made for a really great pun!  Of course this one is silly, but there are far too many of the perceived Chinese/Asian “cures” that rely on the body parts of endangered species.  All kinds of ivory, rhino horn, bear gall bladders, tiger penises, shark fins, etc., etc., are sought after for these archaic medical “beliefs”.  They fuel a sick black market that rewards poachers, and endangers entire species with extinction.  These “traditions” should have died off long ago, but too many people are addicted to the myths – lies actually – and are allergic to the facts.  They are as pathetic as climate change deniers.

Guess what?  No new clue words are in this puzzle.  All of the jumbles, with the exception of “pesyel” are new though.  The only one that gave me any trouble was “verbal”.  The answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic jumble!  It really gave nothing away.  Nice job, Mr. Hoyt.  And, the cartoon was classic Jeff Knurek.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/07/16”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 August 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I got all the words easily enough, but could not solve the final answer. Maybe the cartoon would have helped. I was thinking of ONLINE as the second word of the final answer, but there was only one N. Other than that, I really didn’t have any good leads.

  2. 2 vnatraj1 August 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    UR, I couldn’t agree more about the Asian “cures”.

  3. 3 unclerave August 8, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I was hoping the mentioning of San Jose would help. In the cartoon there is a poster for the San Jose Sharks on the wall. — YUR

  4. 4 vnatraj1 August 8, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I didn’t notice that, UR. Thanks for trying to help with your visual description. I should have paid closer attention. Also, in hindsight, I should have thought of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley since this was about computer programmers. Oh, well.

  5. 5 Anonymous August 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Holy god, Verbal gave me Fits! Ugh!


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