Jumble Spoiler – 01/06/17

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Visual Description:  How the She-Wolf became a Sea-Wolf.


Clue/Question:  When ancient Italians built human-powered warships, they created a – – –

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(I sometimes confuse my Roman mythology with the Greek.  I was looking to see if the she-wolf had a name, so I Googled Castor and Pollux.  Oops!  They were a couple of Greek mythology dudes, and not the Romulus and Remus, who – allegedly – were the founders of Rome, that I should have been thinking of.  But as usual, I eventually found what I was looking for.  I can’t seem to find a name for the she-wolf, who was said to have suckled the abandoned twin boys.  I kind of doubt it was Fifi, or even Lady, but you’d think the Romans would of come up with some name for a creature of such importance.  Maybe, for the sake of the idea of the twins ferocity, they decided to keep it at “she-wolf”.  Naming her may have humanized her some, and that probably didn’t jibe with their story.   The guys probably just grunted out a form of Mom anyway.

There are no new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, while the other two, “gomiz” and “tynpar” have definitely been used before.  All four of them jumped off of the page, for me.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble.  It did a very nice job of disguising the answer.  It was the cartoon that had all the necessary clues.  The sails of the ships, showing Romulus and Remus suckling at the teets of the she-wolf, and the preponderance of oars, made it easy to fill in the quotation marks.  I hope you all caught the, fairly subtle, sinking warship on the horizon, in the upper right of the cartoon.  I nearly missed it!  Very clever, Jeff!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/06/17”

  1. 1 macalder02 January 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Interesting and above all you leave a good clarification. Great your blog. Greetings from Venezuela

  2. 2 unclerave January 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks, Manny! — YUR

  3. 3 daily jumble - answerskey January 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Such an awesome blog … 10/10 for the superb work done !

  4. 4 haliburton76 January 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    The famous statue is called “The Capitoline Wolf.” Not sure if the she-wolf had a name.
    I had to ponder the secret words today. I kept wanting an A to make MAN or WEAPON. I guess ROW-MEN is as good as ROW-MAN. Otherwise, the four words were easy standbys … and almost as easy as today’s Cryp!

  5. 5 jenn January 6, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    ”The guys probably just grunted out a form of Mom anyway”- too funny, Unc! =D ps, sinking ship- super great detail!

  6. 6 unclerave January 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Much appreciated, dj-a!

    Hal. I think a good number of people were like you today. Queries are way up today!

    jenn. Glad I could bring a smile to your face.

    — YUR

  7. 7 Lindalee January 14, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    My goodness Unc. Again, I learned so much!!! And I missed the puzzler answer. OY! I was so looking for ROW-MAN and thought I was missing a letter. I checked with the husb and he said ROW-MEN was right. So close. But, I did come down with a nasty, thank goodness short-lived, case of the flu, so I’m letting my malaise be part of my solving issues. Am still pretty worn out though. The puzzlers are about the only thing I’ve felt like doing since the 5th!

    Have looked back and still no Vijay! And no word from Ralis??

    Take care all!!! LL

  8. 8 jenn January 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Hey there Linda Lee, hope you’re back to Tigger-esque energy and abounding health soon!

  9. 9 LindaLee January 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Hey Jenn! Doing some better. Still want to sleep all the time! Thanks!!

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