Jumble Spoiler – 10/27/17

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Visual Description:  Congress, f i n a l l y working!


Clue/Question:  If politicians worked together to solve problems, then they could say – – – 

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(Political parties have almost always been about partisanship.  But, there used to be more of a spirit of compromise, in the name of getting things done, for the good of the country.  Nowadays, everyone seems to be a hard-liner, and everyone seems reluctant to reach across the aisle.  And so, we all suffer from a form of gridlock.  Things simply don’t get done.  Both parties are guilty of this.  And, it needs to stop.

There are no new clue words today.  However, three of the jumbles came up as new, with “dibea” having been used before.  The answer letter layout was another masterpiece!  A superb jumble.  And, a cartoon right out of CSPAN!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I never knew that “munity” was a word!  When I miss-spelled  mutiny, WordPress did not correct me.  Apparently, it means:  a privilege that is granted.  Live and learn!     YUR

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

  1. 1 roy odom jr October 27, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I pondered for a minute, UR, if there was such as word as FEASTY. You know, like Thanksgiving is a very FEASTY day? Excellent jumbling today!

  2. 2 Anonymous October 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    mutiny and munity are both words, and both solve the jumble correctly

  3. 3 Damidwesterner October 28, 2017 at 12:49 am

    I had to back into Mutiny; for some reason, I couldn’t see it. As far as Munity, I wonder if it has any relation to Community. :/

  4. 4 unclerave October 28, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Wow! You are right, Anonymous! Nice catch. And, maybe David L. Hoyt has to rethink as a valid Jumble clue word??? — YUR

  5. 5 David October 28, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Amen to the commentary about the need to work together and stop being so partisan. Should we put the needs of our party, or our nation, first? Most people care far more about our nation than their party.

    I had a short delay getting to the final answer, but the letters for “partisan” jumped out at me in the layout after 10 or 20 seconds. But then I kind of thought… “Ehhhh… that solution doesn’t really fit together for me.” But it was my mistake, not our puzzlers. I was thinking of “partisan” as just an adjective, like partisan politics. And in that context, the answer doesn’t flow well from the clue. But “partisan” is indeed a noun as well, a person, and in that context, the final answer works fine.

    I did not know “munity” either. Actually if you run a lot of their words through an anagram solver, you’ll find a fair number that have more than one solution in a large English dictionary. But they’re careful to always use the most commonly used word and ignore the rarer words like “munity” in that situation. And generally they exclude from their five- and six-letter regular words those jumbles that have more than one common English-word solution. For example, you might see “credit” or “direct” in a final answer, but you’re unlikely to see “cdeirt” as a jumble to solve in the words above the final answer, because there would be two common solutions where only one would work. I remember the earlier Jumble team breaking this unwritten rule once years ago, but I don’t recall what the two words were. I bet they got letters about it though.

  6. 6 David October 28, 2017 at 11:58 am

    @Anonymous, pointing out either “mutiny” or “munity” works in the final answer. That’s only true for you dinosaurs with pencil in newspaper. Those tech whizzes??? among us who solve for speed using either online version of Jumble would not get to the final answer entering “munity.” So our Jumblers would not, I say, use it if they thought “munity” was a common enough word for people to enter it.

  7. 7 unclerave October 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Watch it with the dinosaur comments, David! LOL! I highly doubt that Anonymous solved the Jumble by using MUNITY. He, or she, was just pointing out that the NTY in munity works just as well as the TNY of mutiny, and it certainly does. I’m guessing that munity is considered *archaic*, and we’re safe with mutiny, but Hoyt has been known to slip up. It’s rare, but it does happen. So, in those rare cases, it really doesn’t matter if you do it electronically or manually. There’s always the chance that the jumbled letters could make two valid words, and that would be on Mr. Hoyt. Know what I mean, jelly bean?

    — YUR

  8. 8 jenn October 30, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Roy, I vote to officially make ‘feasty’ a word! It sounds like it should have been used in ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, towards the end when the Grinch is reformed… ‘He brought everything back , all the food for the feasty, and he, he himself, the Grinch, carved the roast beasty’! =)

  9. 9 LindaLee November 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Roy, I jumped right on FEASTY. But my handy, dandy spelling ace advised it was no word. I vote with Jenn. FEASTY should be a word. It could be used in so many ways! For instance: The FEASTY FESTIVUS was great fun for the rest of us!

    Fortunately, I found MUTINY immediately. However, had I seen MUNITY first, I would have probably checked in the handy dandy Spelling Ace. So, being curious, I did so just now. The Ace says it is no word??? Go figure.

    Jumbles are so FEASTY!!!! LindaLee

  10. 10 jenn November 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

    LIndaLee, Feasty Festivus for the rest of us….I’m in!

  11. 11 LindaLee November 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Yea Jenn!!!

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