Jumble Spoiler – 09/20/17

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Visual Description:  Upbeat Cardiologist visit.


Clue/Question:  One way to avoid heart surgery is to exercise and eat well.  Then you can – – –

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Answer:  BYPASS IT

(Not a gimme!  I had some trouble with “biceps”, and thought I’d be able to back into it.  But, the final solution was nowhere’s near clear, to me, without the B and S!  Coming back to it, I was able to see it, although I kind of questioned whether there was a single “bicep”?  WordPress seems to accept it, so now I’m wondering if “biceps” is a legitimate word, for a Jumble clue word!  Hmm!  Maybe we’ve had this discussion before?  Anyway, I thought it was a great jumble, and eventually I was able to solve it.  Nicely cryptic answer letter layout.  It doesn’t give the answer away.  Very clinical cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/20/17”

  1. 1 Barb Taylor September 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Actually Unc, this was easiest for me in quite some time. I believe my brain is wired in a very different way, and I mean wierdly, so this was easy. 🤗 And BTW, you’ve not answered my queries. Just curious you know.

  2. 2 unclerave September 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Sure I did, Barb! I answered it last night at 9:22. Take another look, dear lady! — YUR


  3. 3 M J Schreiner September 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I had a problem because I had Advil for my first answer which is a legitimate word. Had no problem the rest but couldn’t come up with the answer.

  4. 4 David September 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    This one I got quickly, too. “BICEPS” plagued me the first time I saw it in Jumble years ago, but I’ve since memorized it. It’s a tough word to unscramble even when assuming the “s” is in the sixth position.

    Yesterday’s puzzle on the other hand, no tough clue words, but the final answer still took me the most time I’ve needed for a Mon-Sat daily puzzle in over a year. If we could play these puzzles as a team, we’d play much smarter.

    Bicep is a valid word, though I don’t see that spelling used in Jumble in keeping track of words that stumped me over the last ten years. I believe the word is interchangeable with biceps. Either word can be used as noun or adjective, so bicep, biceps (even as the one muscle in one arm), bicep muscle, or biceps muscle all mean the same thing.

    Biceps is a basic anatomy word, but if the guys start digging deep into more obscure medical terminology, as done in the Scripps Spelling Bee where most tournament words are longer than six letters, look out. I think I read once that some 40% of English vocabulary is considered medical terminology. It’s a very specialized part of the language, and most people never encounter most of those words.

  5. 5 Damidwesterner September 21, 2017 at 12:26 am

    BICEPS gave me problems as well. But I got it eventually. The other rabbit hole was LIVDA. I started out with ADVIL and couldn’t get past that at first. Had to step away and come back later. 🙂

  6. 6 unclerave September 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Definitely food for thought, for our friend, David L. Hoyt! “BICEP” is a valid word, so “BICEPS” would have to be the *plural* of “BICEP”. Basic anatomy does not quite rise to the level of *medical terminology*, so it’s legit on that level. But *plurals* of valid, acceptable, legitimate words . . . not so much. Hmm and hmm! — YUR

  7. 7 unclerave September 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Well, MJ. Advil is technically a name – as in a brand name for Ibuprofen – so that makes it a no-no. Hoyt can’t use Bayer either. We should get Hoyt to list the qualifiers for legitimate words. — YUR

  8. 8 Jumble Jeff September 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I can’t use Advil either. Having only one kidney and all. No Ibuprofen for me. 😉

  9. 9 unclerave September 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    LOL!!! — YUR 🙂

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