Jumble Spoiler – 04/04/17

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Visual Description:  Lactose free range herd.


Clue/Question:  After realizing that they’d received only bulls, the new dairy farm was an – – –

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(One of the best, all-time stinky puns, and a personal favorite of mine.  That and “UDDER” DISASTER are precious.  We actually have a new clue word today, in “fuming”.  Our good friend, ralis95,  can add yet another word to his world famous clue word database.  I was a little surprised that “fuming” was not in the ralis95 database, but nothing really surprise me too much.  Only the jumble “sreds” has been used before.  I had a little trouble seeing “unfold”, as I’m not the biggest fan of UN words.  I just find most of them a little cheesy.  I was considering FLOUND, as a form of FLOUNDER, but I knew it wasn’t a word.  The answer letter layout was a well-constructed jumble, that hid the answer commendably.  The clue/question ending in “an” was probably the biggest clue.  You just new the next word had to start with a vowel.  Fun cartoon.  The bulls do not look too pleased at being man-handled.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

15 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/04/17”

  1. 1 ralis95 April 4, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I also thought of FLOUND, and at first couldn’t find it in the dictionary, but when I looked on the Internet, I found two definitions in the Urban Dictionary: a vulgar sex term; and, being somewhere between the floor and the ground when on a “high”. As for FUMING, I too, was surprised we hadn’t seen it before. It’s been added to the database, along with FLOUND.

  2. 2 unclerave April 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Great minds . . . eh, boss? Why would you add FLOUND though. Doesn’t seem like it qualifies as a legit word, even if two giants in the field gave it strong consideration! LOL! — YUR

  3. 3 ralis95 April 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Alright, alright! If you insist, FLOUND will come out. Yet, one has to consider how our language has changed sooo much in recent years, what with all the Rap music and new social terms abounding almost overnight from the narcissistic millennials. So, FLOUND may well be main-stream before you know it.

  4. 4 unclerave April 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    FLOUND will have to wait around . . . until it becomes sound . . . and renowned! — YUR

  5. 5 David L. Hoyt April 4, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    FLOUND? I just asked a bunch (10+) of people here at the Red Lion Lincoln Square Pub and not a single person has ever heard of that word. No way that would would qualify as a common word yet. Maybe one day. The English language is always changing so maybe one day we’ll take UNFOLD out of our database because FLOUND has become common, but not yet. Thanks for keeping us on our toes with all this. I really appreciate it! I sure love reading all the comments. It helps me to become a better puzzle maker for sure.

  6. 6 Damidwesterner April 4, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    UNFOLD gave me problems as well. But I always look for the UN or similar types of starting syllable when I see the U. The other letter that gives me problems is J; I just don’t seem to know too many words with the letter J in it. In fact, I was thinking the other day to do a search on ‘words with the letter J in it’ to see what comes up. Not beginning with a J, but with a J within the word…. 🙂

  7. 7 ralis95 April 5, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    As a starter in his search for words containing the letter “j” your reader might consider that only 8 words containing the letter “j” are included in my Jumbles Database: JUMPY, JOYOUS, JUSTLY, JUROR, JOLLY, JOUST UNJUST AND JUNKY.

  8. 8 unclerave April 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I think you spoke too soon, boss! You left out ADJOIN and ADJUST, as well as EJECT, OBJECT and REJECT. They don’t start with J, but there are Js in them. There might even be more? DEJECT is not there yet! (Are you paying attention David L. Hoyt?)

    — YUR

  9. 9 ralis95 April 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I did, didn’t I? I asked FileMaker Pro to find all words that contain the letter “j” and it gave me the list I repeated in the reply. But, you’re right, at least five other words are in the database with “j’s” and didn’t show up in the find results. I’m still pondering how to construct the search to come up with the correct total – but for now, bless you my son, for pointing out my mistake with such gentleness.

  10. 10 haliburton76 April 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    What about ENJOIN, JOKING, INKJET, CAJOLE, NINJA? Quite a few are possible.

  11. 11 unclerave April 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    ENJOIN is on the list. JOKING is NOT, but JOKER is! INKJET has also not been used yet. CAJOLE is on the list! And NINJA is not. So, two definites, one sorta, and two more for Hoyt to consider. But, they’re all grist for our newer commenter, hal. Thanks, bud!

    — YUR

  12. 12 unclerave April 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Well, in fairness, you did say: “As a starter . . .” 😉 — YUR

  13. 13 ralis95 April 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Hal – the database is only for words that have actually been used in a published Jumbles puzzle since I started it back around 2002. It now contains 3161 words. Since I don’t get a paper that carries the Sunday Jumbles, any new Sunday words are not included ,unless someone like unclerave highlights them for me.

  14. 14 Damidwesterner April 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Wow! What a response to an innocent comment on my part! Thanks! 😀

  15. 15 LindaLee April 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I found flound too! Then my handy dandy Spelling Ace said no word. UNFOLD….geesh! Ralis, in reading through, I wondered why you added it since it was not the word in the jumbler. Then I read on.

    AND, I do appreciate all of the J words. They will come in handy when I’m playing Words With Friends on my phone with myself!

    Enjoyed your exchange!! LL

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