Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/16

Image result for pond fishing

Visual Description:  Anglers’ angst.

SHIWK  =  WHISK,  DTRIH  =  THIRD,  CASNAV  =  CANVAS,  BUYTON  =  BOUNTY   —   Giving us:  WHITIDCCAASBNT

Clue/Question:  The fishermen paid for large minnows, but it looked like it was a – – –

Image result for pond fishingAnswer:  BAIT AND SWITCH

(They need to call the Better Business Bureau!  Beautifully set up pun.  And, another thirteen letter answer!  I always like the longer answers.  They usually present more of a challenge.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles did come up as new.  The answer letter layout is awesome!  I don’t think it gave anything away, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you struggled to get today’s answer.  Great outdoor scene cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/16”


  1. 1 jenn September 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Wouldn’t it have been funny if the celebrated ‘sinking sailboat’ was in the background, or a sinking rowboat! =D The usual super puzzles and pictures have been even super-er, the last many days! =)

  2. 2 LindaLee September 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    What a cute fly fisher person Unc! Great puzzler! And no issues.

    Vjay, are you familiar with “bait and swtich”?

    Jenn, hope the doggie is doing OK! LL

  3. 3 unclerave September 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I thought she was “cute” too! — 😉 YUR

  4. 4 vnatraj1 September 19, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Right on, LL. I had heard of “bait and switch” but did not know what it meant and so had a hard time solving this one. I guessed that AND was the second word but couldn’t get anything sensible for the other two words. Then, I tried BIT for the second word – no success. Finally, after more than two and a half minutes, it struck me that the first word was BAIT. Then, the answer followed quickly. I almost gave up on this one. Brilliant pun!

  5. 5 Joseph Morabito September 21, 2016 at 9:56 am

    After seeing the answer, I can’t believe that this one stumped me.

  6. 6 unclerave September 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    It happens to all of us, Joe! — YUR

  7. 7 jenn September 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks, Linda Lee, she is a trooper and so far is doing pretty well in her ‘new normal’, knock on wood!

  8. 8 LindaLee September 24, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    AAAhhhhh, that’s good! LL


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