Jumble Spoiler – 11/02/16

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Visual Description:  Nerd pre-heaven.

CELUN  =  UNCLE,  LEABC  =  CABLE,  DINSIG  =  SIDING,  TONKYT  =  KNOTTY   —   Giving us:  ULCBSIIKTT

Clue/Question:  He rode the mechanical bull because it was on his – – –

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Answer:  BUCKIT LIST

(Wonderfully stinky pun!  Boy, has that phrase ever taken hold in the popular vernacular.  Everybody seems to use it these days.  So many of people’s bucket lists require a decent amount of disposable income.  I guess it was a good thing that Morgan Freeman’s character befriended Jack Nicholson’s in the movie, or he probably wouldn’t have been able to afford doing all he did.  And of course, in the movie Nicholson’s character may have benefited even more by meeting Freeman’s.  I don’t have a formal list, but I have already gone skydiving.  I’d like to try hang gliding, and to ride a monster zip-line, but beyond that I don’t have any dangerous or too exotic wishes.

None of the clue words were new, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  They’ve used “tonkyt” before, so I’ve probably already mentioned that “knotty” spells out in alphabetical order.  The answer letter layout was another dandy jumble.  I don’t think it was too revealing.  The cartoon and the clue/question were very leading clues.  These mechanical bulls got very popular after the movie Urban Cowboy came out.  I never bothered seeing it.  Riding one is not on my bucket list.  I’d probably throw my back out.  Fun cartoon though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 11/02/16”


  1. 1 haliburton76 November 2, 2016 at 11:18 am

    This Jumble was easy all-around, and a cute pun. I think the term “bucket list” is trendy and overused. It must be losing potency when the example on dictionary.com is “What’s on your summer bucket list?” – a usage far removed from its “kick the bucket” origin.

  2. 2 vnatraj1 November 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Great pun, but not my best day. All four words were on my “tough words” list, but I got them instantly, except for SIDING. I typically look for words ending in ING when those letters are present, but for some reason I didn’t do that today. As a result, it took me much longer to figure that word out. I tried SINDIG at some point and SIDING just occurred to me then. For the final answer, I was stuck for a while. Then, I figured that LIST was the second word. The first word was clearly a homonym of BUCKET, but I was racking my brain for a good 10 seconds or so to figure that out. It took me 46 seconds overall. Hope the Cubs do better than I did today!

  3. 3 unclerave November 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    That’s pretty strange, hal. I’ve never heard it used THAT way! — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave November 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I was just thinking today: Where’s our buddy, Vijay? He hasn’t commented in a good while!
    Where you been, dude? — YUR

  5. 5 Damidwesterner November 3, 2016 at 12:01 am

    TONKYT might have been used before, but KNOTTY was a trouble word for me today. The Jumble was cute, and that one came easily based on the cartoon.

  6. 6 vnatraj1 November 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Hi UR, I have been traveling a lot (for work). The last few weeks have been really busy. My son had the stomach bug and was home from Saturday to Wednesday. So, it’s been crazy all around. Good to be back solving the Jumble. How are you all?

  7. 7 LindaLee November 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    That steer (??) looks so real!!!! Great puzzler. Actually breezed through this one. No bucket list here. I was on a trip one and the guide said something about someone “popping their clogs.” I think everyone on the bus said, “what.” And she said it stood for passing away and asked what we would say. Several things came up by peeps on the bus and someone said “kicked the bucket,” to which she replied, “how dreadful!” Too funny. LL

  8. 8 unclerave November 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I guess every country has their colloquialisms! Cute story, LL. — YUR

  9. 9 vnatraj1 November 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Nice story, LL. Which country was this?

  10. 10 Linda November 5, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Hey VJ….the tour guide was from England.


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