Jumble Spoiler – 07/01/17

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Visual Description:  “It’s NOT a *tuna*!”

GNEUL  =  LUNGE,  SLEWH  =  WELSH,  TACINP  =  CATNIP,  ROLFAM  =  FORMAL   —   Giving us:  LNEWESHCIPFORA

Clue/Question:  When the royal marine mammals had a baby boy, he was the – – –

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Answer:  PRINCE OF WHALES

(You have to say the Visual Description like you’re Arnold Schwarzenegger, in “Kindergarten Cop”!  I’m  so glad that the Clue/Question was worded the way it was, because with the old king speaking of Charles, I was leaning towards Charlie the Tuna!  But, only for a second.  And, before Jeff has a fit, yes, I should’ve noticed that no one had any gills!  The breaching whale in the background was a bonus clue.  I’m just not sure if that is looking out a porthole, or if it’s just part of the headboard.  There was one other bonus clue.  I’m not sure if it was intentional, or inadvertent, but with the second clue word being “welsh” you have to wonder!  By the way, it is a new clue word, that needs to be added to the ralis95 world famous clue word database!  All of the jumbles came up as new, even though it seems to me that we’ve seen “rolfam” before.  Hmm.  The answer letter layout made for a super-duper jumble.  If you didn’t pick up on all the visual clues, you might have had trouble solving this puzzle.  This Jumble scored the Three Cs:  Cute, Clever and Challenging!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/01/17”


  1. 1 ejwo321 July 1, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Interesting to have “welsh” and Prince of Wales……..I do know welsh in this case was renege, not “from the country of Wales

  2. 2 David July 1, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Today the traditional PC-version online Flash game had a Bonus Answer error on multiple websites. See for example: http://www.uclickgames.com/jumble/online/daily//tmjmf/2017/07/01

    The error on the PC-version sites is that the correct final answer needs the letter pattern of —— — —–, and instead (at this posting anyway) displays a letter pattern of – —- — —–, making the Bonus Answer and therefore the overall puzzle unsolvable.

    The puzzle on one mobile-device online game site I checked displays and operates correctly. It also displays correctly in the Chicago Tribune print edition.

    Errors of this type have been observed numerous times with Sunday Jumble puzzles over the past several years. It’s been a rarer error in the Mon-Sat daily puzzles. At any level beyond once in a blue moon, it’s not acceptable. The online puzzles, both Flash PC and mobile device editions, need a much more accurate, detail-oriented editor than they now have.

  3. 3 unclerave July 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I think it could go either way, Joy. — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave July 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Caveman not care of online problems! — YUR

  5. 5 David July 1, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Ha ha ha! (caveman) Fair enough.

    The letter pattern in my posted comment was published differently than what I submitted. Likely Jumble’s problem as well. The correct final answer pattern for PRINCE OF WHALES is 6 letters – 2 letters – 6 letters, but what the online solver is given in the Flash online game at the above link at this posting is 1 letter – 4 letters – 2 letters – 6 letters. Obviously PRINCE OF WHALES won’t fit in that arrangement, so the puzzle is unsolvable.

  6. 6 unclerave July 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Not sure where you should direct you complaint, David. Check to see if the site has some kind of customer service section. Hoyt and Knurek seem to be out of the loop for these kind of issues.

    — YUR

  7. 7 Jumble Jeff July 2, 2017 at 9:03 am

    David, that is a programming error, not an editing error. You certainly can help us by writing. Please contact support@universaluclick.zendesk.com . Our focus is getting as perfect of a puzzle to the syndicate as we can. When it leaves our computers, that when we lose control. Lots of people and things touch it that make for mistakes. It takes bad input to mess up the online version. And believe me, a computer programmer isn’t sitting there making sure the puzzle plays correctly. Which is unfortunate, but it happens. Please write Uclick. David and I have spoken to them, but when stuff like that happens, the more complaints the better.

  8. 8 David July 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks, Jeff. I drafted the email and then sat on it over the Fourth period because I was afraid it would get lost in the holiday shuffle. I sent it today and had a response within 15 minutes from Andrew McM. saying that Universal Click was aware of the issue with the July 1 Flash puzzle and was working on it.

    I did not mean to suggest in my comment above that I thought the fault in July 1 puzzle lay with you or David. I understood very well that the puzzle left your desks in perfect condition because it worked fine in the print edition. When I pressed for better editing, I meant Universal checking Universal’s work with your puzzles, and emphasized that point in my email.

    I also agree that if they get polite but firm complaints from multiple Jumble fans every time this happens, they may eventually learn to be more careful with their puzzles.Thanks for all your hard work again and Uncle Rave’s as well. It is a highlight of my day.


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