Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/02/17

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Visual Description:  Dive bar.

BOLLAG  =  GLOBAL,  EVIDAC  =  ADVICE,  THEKSC  =  SKETCH,  PENLUG  =  PLUNGE,  DINDHE  =  HIDDEN,  TONCOT  =  COTTON   —   Giving us:  GLAIESKCPLEHDOTT

Clue/Question:  The new undersea bar was doing well.  It was so crowded with fish that it was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (6-letters)  (2-letters)  (3-letters)  (5-letters)

Image result for undersea bar

Answer:  PACKED TO THE GILLS

(I thought this Jumble went swimmingly!  Lots to like here.  No new clue words today, but four of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen both “bollag” and “dindhe” before.  I really liked “evidac” and “penlug”.  They sound like they could be real words.  The answer letter layout was an outstanding jumble!  It hid the answer very well.  I think the layout of the answer itself was the biggest clue for me.  I think the answer is actually a derivation of Stuffed To The Gills, which just means very full.  The cartoon is filled with a plethora of piscine predator and prey.  The busy octopus bartender needs all eight of his arms to get his job done.  Flukes and flounders.  A shark is hitting up a moray eel.  Electric eels are only in fresh water, Jeff.  At the bottom there is an anglerfish, a puffer fish, and an angel fish, and a bunch of fish that I can’t identify.  The mermaids, either in a tank, or just outside the window, add another whimsical touch to the great drawing.  Fantastic Sunday Jumble, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 


9 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/02/17”


  1. 1 jenn April 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    UR, I initially thought the answer was ‘stuffed to the gills’ as well. Somehow there has to be a ‘red herring’ woven into this puzzle, ha. And I suppose with ‘packed’ in the answer, there could have been a can of sardines at the bottom of the ocean. =) Loved the detailed picture! If anyone has young kiddos or grands, this picture would make a fun study in identifying/studying the fish, octopus, etc. Outstanding Jumble!!

  2. 2 Damidwesterner April 2, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    EVIDAC and PENLUG gave me problems. I knew part of the answer would be TO THE GILLS.

  3. 3 lwc April 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I was so surprised to read that electric eels live only in fresh water that I had to look it up.

    Electric eels inhabit fresh waters of the Amazon and Orinoco River basins in South America, in floodplains, swamps, creeks, small rivers, and coastal plains. They often live on muddy bottoms in calm or stagnant waters.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_eel

    I can forgive Jeff for not knowing, Uncle Rave. I don’t think many people do.
    It certainly caught me off guard and I thought I knew everything. 😉

    Now that I think of it, how is it that you did ?

  4. 4 unclerave April 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I gotta get my little digs in on the guys anyway I can, lwc! If you’ve read my About page, you’d know that I’m like that mouthy uncle that thinks he knows everything. I am far from being a genius, but I’ve always had a good head for trivia. I’ve long believed that I would do well on Jeopardy, but when it comes to the online test, I don’t think I do too well. Of course I don’t know for sure, because they never tell you how you did, or what they might consider to be a passing grade. All I know for sure is that I have two minor handicaps when it comes to the online test. First, I only read at a sub-vocal level, meaning that I can only read as fast as I can read out loud. It is something that has dogged me all of my life. I tried taking a speed reading course about 14 years ago, but about a third of the way into the lesson the guy tells me this course is not geared towards those who read at a sub-vocal level, just people who read at normal levels. I stayed with it, but my results were minimal. The second thing is that, even though I took typing in high school, I type primarily with two fingers. Theoretically, I could type as a normal person, but I’ve never been much for *using the force*. Those two handicaps put me behind the eight ball, because I’m slow to read the “answer”, and then I’m slow to enter the “question”. You don’t need to put it in the form of a question, but I just know that I’m under the gun a bit. Thirdly, and this wouldn’t really be an issue if not for my first two issues, is that every single question is from a different category. It’s not like the show, where there are 6 categories for each round, there are probably 50 questions from 50 disparate categories. With the show, you know what the categories are upfront, and you can kind of get mentally psyched, and you know the easier questions are the $200 ones, and then they get progressively harder as the $ value goes up. With the online test it’s a new category with each question, so that adds another level of stress, because now I have to process the category, the question, and enter my response, all in a relatively short period of time. I’ve actually passed the written exam for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, now just called “Millionaire”, twice but they sent me rejection letters following the interviews. I also did very well on a “Wheel of Fortune” live audition, but they didn’t want me for their New Yorker show. I don’t know if I wasn’t New York enough for them, or I was too good for them, because they chose a guy who didn’t do nearly as well as I did. I recognized him on the show months later, and needless to say, he did not win. I think I’m just fated to be an online know-it-all. But, then again, it could be . . . a conspiracy! LOL! What are ya gonna do?

    — YUR

  5. 5 lwc April 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    You’ve had a lot of experiences.

    Getting on any of those games shows takes more than skill and knowledge. A lot of it is luck…, like winning the lottery. It’s not always the best person, but the right person who’s there at the right time.

    You never know when your chance might pop up.

  6. 6 unclerave April 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I have been told to *hold back* a little, but I’m a natural show off!

    — YUR

  7. 7 LindaLee April 4, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    UNC! Sooooo interesting!!! You will tell us when to watch….right!! Keep trying. WOW!

    I finally figured out the jumbler answer today! I just new my paper had messed up and I needed an N, at least two of them! Then I went to work on the two and three letter word. Took out the letters for TO THE, saw GILLS and immediately thought of FILLED TO THE GILLS! Yea! NOT! Took the remaining letters after I took our GILLS and found packed! It was a grand cartoon! If I had been there the shark sure would have made me uneasy!

    Take care all!!! LL

  8. 8 Lesley April 5, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Hi, everybody! GLOBAL took me 2 days to get! Then the solution had me in deep water till this morning! Ha! Then I connected “crowded” to “packed.” LOVED LOVED this puzzle! I just got back from snorkeling in the Caribbean, so this puzzle made me happy! I kept thinking the solution had ocean or school in it, so that distracted me. Ocean of fun below and school of fun below kept distracting me from packed. The puffer fish was my favorite! Thanks for pointing out all the other fish details!

  9. 9 unclerave April 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    My pleasure, Lesley. And, welcome back! — YUR


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