Jumble Spoiler – 08/11/17

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Visual Description:  Sea Hunt redux.

TYHEM  =  THYME,  TAIRO  =  RATIO,  TRAEAK  =  KARATE,  ARUBUE  =  BUREAU   —   Giving us:  THERATKAEBREA

Clue/Question:  After scuba diving for hours, they were ready to – – –

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Answer:  TAKE A BREATHER

(Decent pun.  I have to say that I was a little disappointed with verbal aspect of today’s Jumble.  I’m guessing that Hoyt was just taking a little breather.  All old favorite clue words.  Both “tairo” and “arubue” have been used before.  And I thought “tyhem” was a little too obvious.  I did like the jumble for “karate” though.  At first, I thought the answer letter layout was fun, as the first six letters spelled out THE RAT.  But, as I looked at the middle of it, I clearly saw TAKE in the letters TKAE.  Then, I saw the end of the answer letter layout had the first four letters of BREATHER, and then I noticed the THER at the beginning!  I can’t remember a more obvious answer letter layout.  Especially, one as long as thirteen letters.  Oh, well.  I guess he can’t be killing it every single day.  The cartoon was top-shelf though.  Lots of attention to detail.  The nice boat on the water, with little fishies swimming underneath.  The two wet swimmers, a pair of flippers on the ledge, the two scuba tanks, and a mask on the little table.  While off in the distance we had some little palm trees, some puffy clouds, and the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon!  And, the whole thing brought back a television memory from my childhood!  Lots of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/11/17”


  1. 1 David August 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    In defense of the words used today, all these words are on my 5- and 6-letter Challenging Jumble Words list, currently up to about 1000 words. Each of them tripped me up the first time I encountered them in Jumble over the past six or so years. None of them follow common letter patterns in English. RATIO and BUREAU have more vowels than consonants, which makes unscrambling a challenge. These four words gave me no trouble today, because I keep and review this list. But somebody new to Jumble could well struggle with any or all of them, and they’re worth a periodic review to veterans.

  2. 2 unclerave August 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Sure. My problem wasn’t with the clue words themselves. It was the jumbling of 3 of them that I thought could’ve been better. And switching the order of the clue words would have made for a more challenging answer letter layout. — YUR

  3. 3 Damidwesterner August 12, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Sea Hunt was a favorite show for me as well.

  4. 4 David August 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    OK, Unc, I see the point. It could have been a more challenging puzzle.

  5. 5 LindaLee August 12, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    It was a bit of a work out for me. But I was able to finish it up before I finished my breakfast! LL


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