Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/11/17


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Visual Description:  Ambitious restaurant critic.


Clue/Question:  The food critic was behind in his restaurant reviews because he had – – – 

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (3-letters) (4-letters) (2-letters) (3-letters) (5-letters)

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(Excellent pun!  It even had me a little stumped . . . for about 30 seconds.  All old favorite clue words.  All new jumbles.  Or, at least they seem new to me.  All great.  The answer letter layout was superlative.  Really top notch!  And, cartoon was a lot of fun.  The critic looks really prissy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

9 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/11/17”

  1. 1 Lakeland PC dr June 11, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    My puzzle words were all found but the cartoon showed a Dad teaching his son about math. I could n’t see the connection between the cartoon and the answer? But your picture makes sense. Unfortunately, it wasn’ shown in the Seattle Times version!

  2. 2 unclerave June 11, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I’m not sure why the Seattle Times is even attempting to run an online Sunday Jumble! From what Hoyt has said in the past, there are some legal reasons why the Sunday Jumble does not run online. You can only get it – or, could only get it – in a print newspaper.

    — YUR

  3. 3 Damidwesterner June 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    The print version in the Sunday Detroit News/Free Press seems to have the right cartoon in it. I noticed that in that other online version (the Arkansas one that YUR mentioned in the past) will publish the wrong puzzle on occasion.

  4. 4 David L. Hoyt June 12, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Happy Monday morning! Actually newspapers can now carry an online Sunday puzzle. They built a new online version specific to the Sunday puzzle with the larger size. It wasn’t a legal issue. It was just just that the original online version didn’t work with the larger Sunday format. The game does. Bummer about them getting the wrong cartoon. I can only imagine how frustrating that must have been for people. Jeff and I don’t have any part of that part of the process. Not a clue what happened. Hopefully everything fixed today.

  5. 5 unclerave June 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Legal? Technical? I just remember that it used to be a no go. But, times change! Nice to know that some newspapers are now carrying a Sunday online version. That’ll make some of our Jumbloids very happy! Too bad the Seattle newspaper had a problem this past week. Hopefully, Lakeland PC dir notified the Seattle paper of their problem. (If no one complains then it might continue to happen.) I didn’t recognize the cartoon, so I’m not sure if that paper ran some kind of *sample* that was provided to them, or if they mixed it up with a future Jumble that is coming this week? Thanks, David!

    — YUR

  6. 6 David June 13, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Mr. Hoyt, I know this is not your responsibility, but the new online Sunday puzzle (designed for mobile devices) has had several mistakes of the clue-cartoon-answer mismatch variety in the last few months including the 06/11/2017 puzzle. Consider delivering a kick-in-the-pants to whomever is responsible.

    Even worse, the new online Sunday Jumble for mobile devices has never functioned fully; I’ve tried playing it on different PCs as well as Apple mobile devices, and it’s been a no-go on all of them. Specifically what doesn’t work is that If I begin typing a Sunday Bonus Answer and need to change what I’ve typed for any reason, because I’ve entered one or more incorrect letters in one or more letter slots, the puzzle freezes and becomes unsolvable. Try it for yourself. This is not an issue in the new online mobile-device Daily Jumble (Monday-Saturday) version where I can change one or more letters I’ve entered in the Bonus Answer but is a huge issue on the Sunday puzzle, and months after releasing this game module, it’s still the same with apparently no effort to fix the faulty programming.

    Rather than on paper, I prefer to play Jumble online with a PC where I can type very fast on a full keyboard and use the site for Jumble which works well. This older version of the online puzzle uses Flash which does not work on Apple mobile devices. For Sunday puzzles, as has been the case for years, uclickgames and some newspaper sites apparently rerun a years-older Mon-Sat puzzle.

    Thanks for keeping us entertained. I do have paid subscriptions to newspapers (including the Chicago Tribune which runs paper and online Jumble) as well as play puzzles online.

  7. 7 Lori June 17, 2017 at 11:11 am

    The Seattle Times Sunday Jumbles have had a number of problems over the past several months. The 3rd grader who does the data entry must be dozing off. Is there a better place to get the “long version” of the Sunday Jumble?….it is time to give up on the Seattle Times.

  8. 8 unclerave June 17, 2017 at 11:50 am

    THAT . . . I don’t know, Lori. I think your best bet is to write to the Seattle Times, with your VERY VALID concerns. Maybe, even encourage some friends or family members to do the same. A single squeak might be ignored, but A LOT of squeaks usually get attended to.

    — YUR

  9. 9 David June 17, 2017 at 11:54 am

    This issue is universal to all the websites with the new Sunday Jumble, not just the Seattle Times, which like the others, only republishes the content submitted to them by the syndication.

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