Jumble Spoiler – 02/23/17

Image result for recreational downhill skiers

Visual Description:  Thriving . . . and surviving.

IDYLO  =  DOILY,  SEASY  =  ESSAY,  PILREP  =  RIPPLE,  UGPALE  =  PLAGUE   —   Giving us:  OIYESSRPPLPLE

Clue/Question:  When he started making fun of his wife’s skiing ability, he was on a – – – 

Image result for recreational downhill skiers

Answer:  SLIPPERY SLOPE

(Yeah.  She might end up giving him the cold shoulder, for quite a while.  Fun stinky pun!  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  None of them were super easy, but I’m betting “ugpale” really slowed some of you down.  The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble, too.  Nothing obvious about it.  Jeff’s cartoon, with the contrasting skiing styles, was pretty funny.  There’s a third skier in the background, and maybe a couple on the ski lift, but they’re kind of hard to make out.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/23/17”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 February 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Very nice! I got the answer easily (was obvious to me), but as UR said, PLAGUE was a toughie. Typically, when U and P are among the letters, they go together. This is an exception, of course. RIPPLE was also not instant.

  2. 2 haliburton76 February 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    A little misdirection today! Based on just the cartoon frame and the 8+5 configuration, I first assumed the secret word was DOWNHILL SLIDE. However, no W anywhere in the puzzle! Then, the Y in DOILY pretty much gave SLIPPERY away. Easy sledding from then on.

  3. 3 Barb February 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Funny, got the answer immediately, slippery slope just fit. But never did get ripple or plague! Hate when that happens. Take care Unc.

  4. 4 Damidwesterner February 24, 2017 at 12:28 am

    PLAGUE was a problem. I first thought the answer was the correct SLIPPERY SLOPE (before I even did the clue words), but in my excitement, I spelled it wrong so I thought it was DOWNHILL SLOPE. Then I realized the letters were wrong, and did the clue words, which led me back to my first thought. 🙂

  5. 5 unclerave February 24, 2017 at 11:14 am

    100 lashes with a wet noodle, Damid! Shortcuts like that rob you of half of the fun of the Jumble!

    — YUR


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