Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/17

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Visual Description:  Not exactly Piccadilly.


Clue/Question:  When they built the new roundabout, they pulled out – – – 

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(When I saw the traffic circle and the clown, my fist thought went to circus, as in Piccadilly Circus.  But, Piccadilly’s not really a traffic circle, it’s more of a pedestrian circle.  I saw it once, about 100 years ago!  Having the reduced sized Jumble again this week, it was a little tough to make out all the detail.  But, with the help of the light-up magnifying glass, that Carol gave Mom, I was able to see all.  It’s a great pun though.  Traffic circles can be very intimidating, to me.  As long as you know where you’re going, you’re okay.  But, if you have any question as to where you’re supposed to go, they can be pretty harry.  If you are behind me, you better be prepared for me to stop, even if they’re designed to prevent stopping.  No new clue words, and only two of the jumbles came up as new today.  We’ve seen both “beata” and “lortl” before.  Very nice job on the answer letter layout.  Charmingly cryptic!  And, a loaded cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/17”

  1. 1 Damidwesterner August 29, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I have the full sized, and the only thing I couldn’t make out was what’s written on the side of the convertible to the left with the woman on it. I can see the MISS, but what’s under it is illegible even with a Loupe. I thought it would be JUMBLE, but it doesn’t look like that.

    As far as roundabouts, I drive a handful relatively regularly. One is in a quiet area without much traffic, and it’s only one lane. The other is two lanes, and is only busy when the High School next to it lets out. Three others are two lanes and are are extremely busy; those are the ones I really learned how to navigate. In those three, stopping is common because of the traffic inside the circle. But you don’t stop IN the circle, they tell you to go around again if you miss the exit.

    Here’s my trick: If the next vehicle in the circle is not at the 9:00 position (like if you can’t see it or just barely see the nose), you can go in. Alternately, if a car is past the 9:00 position, but isn’t turning towards you, you can go in. Speeds are slow enough so that usually works. Watch the traffic and see how often that happens.

    There’s also a trick to change lanes inside the circle, to make what would be a left turn in a 4-way intersection. You change lanes inside the circle sorta before your exit as you pass the previous one. That way, even if somebody charges in, you won’t hit them.

    The first time I drove a circle, I was on my way from York PA to Gettysburg. I was driving a huge pickup and the pike was narrow. The circle came up somewhat suddenly, I wondered if I could make it with my vehicle. But I did and it was relatively easy. Figured if I could get through that one, I can get through any of them.

    Sorry for being so long-winded.


  2. 2 unclerave August 30, 2017 at 10:01 am

    No apology is necessary, my friend. You have a very calm and logical strategy for dealing with these circles. My method is a little more primitive. I just gun it, lay on the horn, and shout: “Outta my way!” — YUR 😉

  3. 3 Damidwesterner August 31, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks!. BTW, I saw an interesting combo at one of the roundabouts today. There was a student driver waiting to enter. Of course, I thought of this thread. 🙂

    They were cautious, and waited until it was absolutely clear, but they made it through OK. I was thinking about what I wrote as I was watching for an opening. 🙂

  4. 4 unclerave September 1, 2017 at 10:02 am

    🙂 — YUR

  5. 5 jenn September 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    I think the Jumble guyz were channeling Carmel, IN (right by Fishers), since we had our 100th roundabout open up several months ago, and the picture had a hand sign with that on it. They’re really pretty terrific once you get used to them- there’s so many in Carmel, you can get a bit seasick at first! -they do make commute times so much quicker…fewer accidents…more gas saved. (sorry to sound like a commercial!) =) Take care, all.

  6. 6 unclerave September 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I’m pretty good with the one near Bear Mountain, going towards West Point! It really is just a matter of getting used to them, jenn! — YUR

  7. 7 jenn September 4, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Well done, UR! You’re right about just getting used to them, then it’s just second nature like everything else. A guy in Carmel IN set a world record for going around roundabouts for over 3 1/2 hours. Can you imagine??? It would have taken me about 4 minutes till I started turning green and needing to bail…quickly!

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