Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/09/17

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Visual Description:  Pre-fight hype.

CAPELA  =  PALACE,  TENYIN  =  NINETY,  OGATUE  =  OUTAGE,  DLAPED  =  PADDLE,  QIUUEN  =  UNIQUE,  DEWHRS  =  SHREWD   —   Giving us:  PLCNYUAEPLNUSH

Clue/Question:  The boxer was very outspoken about his opponent and didn’t – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words   (4-letters)  (3-letters)  (7-letters)

Image result for grin and bear it boxer panels

Answer:  PULL ANY PUNCHES

(A classic Jumble pun!  I’m always a fan of Jeff’s sports related cartoons, but especially the boxing ones, which always put me in mind of the old Grin and Bear It panels, by George Lichty.  He also did a lot more than boxers; politicians, slackers, marriage councilors, bad drivers, smart-mouthed kids, battered husbands, etc., but I always loved the boxer ones!  I was really sad when the newspapers finally stopped running them.  And, wouldn’t you know, Google Images doesn’t seem to have any of the boxer ones!  Oh, well.

All old favorite clue words today.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, with only “ogatue” definitely having been used before.  It’s a great jumble though.  I also liked “tenyin”.  It made me think of entity for a second, or two.  The answer letter layout was an admirable jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the answer.  But, the Champeenship Belt goes to today’s cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/09/17”


  1. 1 Jumble Jeff April 9, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for the comparison, Unc! I can’t say I have been directly influenced by Lichty, but I certainly loved his panels.

  2. 2 lindalee April 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I remember Grin and Bear it, but it been a long time ago.

    NINETY was a bugger in this jumbler. It always holds me for a bit!

    Take care all! Have a grand week. LL

  3. 3 unclerave April 10, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I think they finally stopped running it in 2015, but your paper may have stopped carrying it earlier, LL. — YUR

  4. 4 Lesley April 14, 2017 at 8:01 am

    This puzzle was HARD! 5 days later, and I finally got OUTAGE by backing into it after I figured out solution 2 days ago. PALACE I also backed into! Good job by the guys! Truly challenging for me!

  5. 5 unclerave April 14, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Hey, Lesley! Great to hear from you! — YUR


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