Jumble Spoiler – 02/21/17

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Visual Description:  The drawback of a fancy bathroom.

SYFIH  =  FISHY,  RBBUL  =  BLURB,  COHLTB  =  BLOTCH,  PITETO  =  POETIC   (oops!)  TIPTOE   —   Giving us:  IYBBBTPOTI

Clue/Question:  Drilling through the hard tile would be done – – – 

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Answer:  BIT BY BIT

(The trick is having the proper bit for the job.  Don’t ask me which bit you should use to drill through tile.  But, I do know you can’t always get by with the basic bit.  No new clue words today.  At least they all look like old favorites.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout was nifty, but it couldn’t hide a fairly obvious answer.  Fun cartoon of a Mr. DIY.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


14 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/21/17”


  1. 1 jan February 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Hi! In todays jumble, isnt the last word “tiptoe” instead of poetic? (2-21-2017) Thanks!

  2. 2 Anonymous February 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    POETIC?? there is no C; 2 T’s – is there a typo?

  3. 3 Ian Gross February 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I found the answer easy, but had to back into the fourth word.Actually, it couldn’t be POETIC as there was no C in the clue word PITETO. The actual word is TIPTOE. P.S. I follow the Jumble religiously and enjoy your comments on the solutions.

  4. 4 Barb Taylor February 21, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Well everybody beat me to it, cannot be poetic and I solved it with tiptoe as well. Still lovin’ the jumble!

  5. 5 unclerave February 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Ah, yes. But, dear grasshoppers, only the purist of Jumble (idiot) savants can solve a Jumble with an erroneous clue word and incorrect letters! Namaste!

    — YUR

  6. 7 Gloria Lizarzaburu February 22, 2017 at 1:02 am

    IYBBBTPO does not give you “bit by bit”.

    BIT BY TOP?

  7. 8 unclerave February 22, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Take a second look, Gloria. This has been remedied! — YUR

  8. 9 unclerave February 22, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Back at ya, buddy! — 😉 YUR

  9. 10 Jumble Jeff February 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Drill bits for ceramic tile are very expensive and don’t seem to last. This was drawn from experience. Bit by bit and a few trips to the hardware store later, I was able to hang the new shower door.

  10. 11 jenn February 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    UR, ‘dear grasshoppers’…love the retro phrase…! This brought a smile to my face today. Well, done, Grasshopper. =) Had wondered if you considered ‘tiptoe’ a compound word or not? My brain also went straight to ‘poetic’, even w/o the c! It’s nice to read others’ comments on the puzzles/UR’s thoughts of the day.

  11. 12 LindaLee February 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Good one Unc!! You’ve taken a page out of my playbook. And it all worked out in the end!

    Fun puzzler!!! I remember beginning projects and spending more time in my car going back to the hardware store/craft shop!

    Take care all! LL

  12. 13 unclerave February 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    jenn,

    The jumbles for POETIC always have a way of throwing me, and – I thought – I was so proud of myself for seeing it so quickly! LOL! But, yeah. I DO also have slight issue with those compound words, like TIPTOE. It cracks me up that I didn’t catch it from the answer letter layout that I first came up with. That SHOULD have *tip-toed* me off to my mistake!

    — YUR

  13. 14 vnatraj1 February 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I also typed in POETIC first before realizing (thanks to the web version) that there was no C. I then immediately got TIPTOE. This error cost me a sub-10 second solution!


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