(Semi-Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/02/16

Image result for Lucy and Ricky

Visual Description:  The try . . . to be sly.


Clue/Question:  He promised to quit, so when his wife caught him about to smoke a stogie, it was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (5-letters), (3-letters) (2-letters) (5-letters)

Image result for cigars


(I was able to see every one of the old favorite clue words instantly, even though five of the jumbles were new.  We’ve seen “dunsed” before.  But, due to a superior answer letter layout, I was left scratching my head for a bit, when it came to figuring out the answer.  At first I thought that the second word was either OUT or NOT, and the third word was going to be OR, AN, or AS.  And, that the first or fourth word ended in ING.  But clearly, that got me nowhere.  But, I wised up, and saw that one or five had to be CIGAR.  So, with LBOCEOSUNT I was able to figure out CLOSE, BUT NO.  The clue word “accent” is another word that spells out in alphabetical order!  Loved the cartoon too.  Reminded me a little of Lucy and Ricky Riccardo!  Ricky!  Jou got some splaining to do!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

4 Responses to “(Semi-Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/02/16”

  1. 1 Anonymous October 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Close, but no cigar

  2. 2 Colltales October 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    A Sunday trivia about I Love Lucy is that Vivian Vance and William Frawley never really got along. She was unhappy for being paired with a man 22 years her senior! They barely spoke for the series’ seven-year run that started exactly 65 years ago this coming Oct. 15th.
    In the 80s, there was a couple who used to come to the NYC restaurant where I worked, and whose very vocal Cuban wife had a thing against ‘screaming’ Sinead O’Connor.
    She’d also tell claim that her hubby was the composer of I Love Lucy theme.
    At that time, I didn’t know who Eliot Daniel was (nor that he’d written Blue Shadows on the Trail, which Syd Straw recorded on that Disney album), so I never questioned her. Maybe she was referring to another of Lucille Ball’s series or filmes. Neither the old man ever said anything with either a Boston or Hispanic accent, so this is just the kind of story one learns. Cheers

  3. 3 vnatraj1 October 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Awesome! I gave up on this one. I figured out that one of the words was CIGAR but still could not get the answer. LET US and OUT ON were among the words I filled in for the middle part of the answer, but no success. The clue words came to me instantly.

  4. 4 LindaLee October 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I zipped through the clue words at Vjay speed today (10/10). Was a bit stuck on the puzzler answer briefly and should not have been. When I saw CIGAR, I knew immediately what the answer was. That is something I say quite a bit…CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR! Love it.

    Vjay, it is another colloquialism. When you’d go to a fair/carnival and play a game like tossing rings onto bottles, or knocking down bottles with a ball, or shooting at moving plastic ducks, or something similar, if you’d knock down/shoot what you were supposed to, you’d, in some instances, win a cigar (or stuffed animal, cupie doll, etc.). If you’d miss–didn’t win, the carnie (person running the booth) would say, “Close, but no cigar.” And it carries forward today with a lot of different uses..like almost winning a ball game, etc.

    I’ve read that a bunch about the Mertz’s Colltales. Neat story.

    Super duper puzzler guyz! Love the pic Unc. Lucy is on in the mornings here! LL

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