Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/17

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Visual Description:  New dog learning old tricks.


Clue/Question:  To help the young hunting dog learn, the experienced hunting dog – – – 

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(Great stinky pun!  Kinda like a wet dog smell.  Hey, hey, hey!  We have a brand new clue word today in “keeper”.  Our tried and true, buddy blue, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database!  Three of the jumbles seem to be new, with “racgli” having definitely been used before.  Superb answer letter layout, once again.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, a fine cartoon.  That pup looks very intense.  That rubber ducky better watch himself.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/17”

  1. 1 ralis95 September 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Wow, two new words already this week, and this is only “hump-day!” Can’t wait to see how Hoyt finishes out the week. Maybe having his parents visit, will inspire him to add even more!!

  2. 2 David September 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    They got me with the new word. I got fixated on “PEEKER” and couldn’t see KEEPER, so I had to back into it by realizing I’d need a “P” towards the end of it for POINTERS. PEEKER appears in some online dictionaries but not the American Heritage Dictionary, while KEEPER is a common word and in every dictionary, so no complaints about that.

  3. 3 unclerave September 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    That’s right, boss! His dad has helped out in the past, with “new” words. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    — YUR

  4. 4 Barb Taylor September 27, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, just could not come up w/correct solve. Knew somehow point was in the mix but the brain did not want to give it up. Got first letter right as g, nothing else. It’s ok, will keep on keepin’ on! Ha! Stay well Unc.

  5. 5 Damidwesterner September 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I got Peeker as well, and since it cropped up in a few dictionaries, I went with that. Which of course led to having a K in the clue letters which won’t work. I kinda thought Pointer was one of the answer words, but since I went with Peeker, it’ll never work.

  6. 6 David L. Hoyt September 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Hi! Here’s a quick answer to the KEEPER/PEEKER issue. Somehow KEEPER got put in at the last second to fix a problem. When we put it into our Jumble solver program, PEEKER did not come up because it’s not in the dictionary that we use. But, I feel like we should have spotted PEEKER anyway. But we didn’t. I’m taking KEEPER/PEEKER off my list of possible words. I do feel that someone who peeks is a peeker even though it’s not in our official dictionary. Sorry I haven’t been checking much this summer. The David L. Hoyt Education Foundation stuff has me going around the clock. If you want to see what we’ve been doing this summer, check out the first three videos in our “Fun Stuff” section on our YouTube channel at:

  7. 7 unclerave September 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Yer Uncle Rave is always willing to post a free plug for one of his boys! FWIW, I don’t consider “peeker” a legitimate word. (Nor does WordPress!) I’m not seeing it in any established dictionary. But, “keeper” is a keeper!

    — YUR

  8. 8 LindaLee September 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Thank goodness I did not get caught up on PEEKER. I would have checked PEEKER on my handy dandy Franklin Spelling Ace — and I just did — and it comes up as “correct” on the Ace. So, I would have gone with it and been so lost! LindaLee

  9. 9 unclerave September 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Logically, “peeker” SHOULD be an acceptable word, as: *one who peeks*. But, the fact remains that the established dictionaries; Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Macmillan, and Cambridge, do not recognize the word, as they all do “keeper”. Therefore, it is not a valid word. The great and powerful YUR has spoken! Pay no attention to that man behind the keyboard. LOL!

    — YUR

  10. 10 LindaLee September 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Aren’t words funny!!! I am so surprised the Franklin Spelling Ace actually OKd the (non)word! LL

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