Jumble Spoiler – 02/03/17

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Visual Description:  A West Wing/Madam Secretary scene.


Clue/Question:  Before her upcoming speech to the legislature, the senator did much – – –

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(Very clever pun!  There were no new clue words to add to the ralis95 clue word database today.  I forgot to tell you guys that the man, the myth, the legend, sent me an updated version of the database the other day.  We are up to 3155 words!  Three of the jumbles came up as new, while we have definitely seen “purep” before.  I thought that “rucace” was an excellent jumble.  It took me multiple looks to see “accrue”.  And, I thought the answer letter layout did a wonderful job of keeping the answer hidden.  Another great jumble.  The cartoon did a good job of setting up the pun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/03/17”

  1. 1 jenn February 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Doesn’t seem that long ago that we hit 3000! PS, ‘accrue’ was a toughie, when will I learn to pick that one up?!

  2. 2 LindaLee February 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you for the update to Unc Ralis, and Unc, thank you for letting us know!! I was wondering about the total number of words.

    Loved the puzzler and cartoon…team work! Just like the guyz! LL

  3. 3 jenn February 7, 2017 at 11:41 am

    LL, it seems like you survived the new cooking pot thing, glad you’re still in one piece- you’re too funny!

  4. 4 LindaLee February 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Jenn! Not safe yet. Have been sidelined and have not had a chance to try the pot out. I have been advised to watch some You Tube videos so I can see how others use them. I thought that sounded like a great idea. I might not be too intimidated after I see them in use. 🙂 LL

  5. 5 jenn February 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    LL, gotcha, that’s smart..much better safe than sorry, and we don’t want to see you end up on the news! =)

  6. 6 Amit Sarawgi July 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    When a person does not know aparticular word or it happens to be a new word then understanding the pun becomes difficult which spoils the fun of jumbling……. therefore in the review part if that is also revelead then the fun gets amplified….. for eg. “Prep oration” = preparation…. will add value for a person who is unfamilier to preparation. The example i think is slightly crude…. but i hope the point which i am trying to make is clear..

  7. 7 unclerave July 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm


    I’ve always tried to NOT be too much of a “Captain Obvious” (American slang, and a television commercial character), because I didn’t want to sound condescending to my – native English speaking – readers. But, I can see where the readers, whose secondary language is English, might have some trouble getting the pun. The recent “PRO-FISH-IENT” = proficient is probably a more relevant example. It’s like walking a fine line. I’ll try to be a little more sensitive, but if I’m remiss, please, just be bold enough to ask for an explanation, and I’ll gladly provide it to you via these comments.

    — YUR

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