(Tough?) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/19/17

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Visual Description:  A room with a view.


Clue/Question:  The one remaining apartment in the building was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters), (3-letters) (3-letters) “(6-letters)”

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(Obviously NOT in Manhattan!  This was one of the tougher Sunday Jumbles, for me in, quite a while!  None of the clue words were new, but five of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “tantia” before.  “Accept” spells out in alphabetical order.  It took a couple of looks for me to see the “unseen”!  The answer letter layout made for an ultra-cryptic jumble.  It took me a few minutes to come up with the answer.  Something told me the middle words were BUT NOT – only one “N” ruled out AND NOT – and eliminating those letters revealed the rest of the answer to me.  Pretty basic cartoon, but it did the trick.  This may be one of the last Sunday puzzle spoilers I’ll be posting.  My newspaper just increased the monthly subscription rate by nearly 50%, from $42 to $62!  This is not worth it to me, so I’ll probably be getting the Monday – Saturday from the ArkansasOnline, and I’ll have to forego the Sunday.  I’ll have to see when this current month’s subscription ends, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


12 Responses to “(Tough?) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/19/17”

  1. 1 Barb Taylor November 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    So I didn’t routinely do the Sunday jum & don’t want to lose you the other 6 days Unc! Sorry to lose any part of you. This week may be rough for you my friend, the “firsts” are the hardest and you’ve had one already. Try to remember the really good gatherings and the love that is still there. Take care.

  2. 2 unclerave November 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks, Barb! — YUR

  3. 3 David November 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    There is a legal way to get Sunday Jumble online for free. There are two online versions of Jumble, a Flash version (which looks identical to the newspaper version), and a Mobile version, which has the same puzzle words and clues as the newspaper version.

    On Sundays the Flash version uses a (possibly recycled, or rejected) Monday-Saturday Daily Jumble. Programmers never came up with the different format required for the Sunday puzzle with six words.

    But the Mobile version of Sunday Jumble does use the same puzzle as appears in papers and does not require a subscription to play. Among other websites, you can access it here: https://www.seattletimes.com/games-universal/?amu=/iwin-jumble

    Note that *Sunday* Jumble Mobile version does not work well. Never has. In particular if you start typing in the final answer and make a typo or change your mind, it hangs. It will not allow you to change even one letter of your answer and continue playing. You can make corrections to typing the final answer in the Mobile Daily Jumble and proceed to solve it, but not the Sunday one. Who knows why. As far as I know, it’s just a programming bug that’s never been fixed.

    I also find the Mobile version of Jumble user-unfriendly and unattractive compared to the newspaper and Flash versions. But it’s one way you can continue, unc, to play Sunday Jumble if you want without paying for your Sunday newspaper. Unless I solve the final Sunday Jumble answer right away–unlike today and not usually–I switch over to pencil and paper to work out the final answer to avoid that typing bug. I do subscribe to two newspapers but only digitally, so this is the only way I can see the Sunday Jumbles.

    I always play the Daily Jumble first using the Flash version. It works well. I suspect it will be going away in the foreseeable future, because Adobe Flash is a security risk and is reportedly going to be phased out, but there’s been no announcement about what will happen to Flash Daily Jumble long-term. The Flash version is available here (again, different puzzle on Sundays): http://www.uclickgames.com/jumble/online/daily/tmjmf?fpr=AwsOas&

  4. 4 Aston Nairne November 19, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I’ll surely miss thy Sunday posts
    Try to get it electronically

  5. 5 Susan Lehmann November 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    My newspaper in NY did the same thing to me. I called to cancel and they lowered it by 15 bucks. They want to keep subscribers, so maybe it’ll work for you!

  6. 6 unclerave November 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I will try that then, Susan. Thank you! — YUR

  7. 7 Damidwesterner November 20, 2017 at 12:25 am

    My paper is only Thursdays, Fridays, and Sunday, but you can get the other days by mail if you live in the metro area. I don’t do that. But, it doesn’t carry Jumble. The other paper I get when I’m elsewhere has it except for Sundays. They have an e-edition so I download via PDF and print it. For Sundays, I print off of Post Star.


  8. 8 unclerave November 20, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Thanks, Damid. I guess there ARE now some online sources for the Sunday Jumble! Good news. — YUR

  9. 9 roy odom jr November 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Our silly paper has never run the Sunday Jumble and Cryp, but I always enjoy glancing at the solutions and reading the comments! I hope you can make it work, UR. The way papers keep raising their subscriptions (and ad rates, I would mention), you’d think more and more people were reading …

  10. 10 unclerave November 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I think they’re trying to milk the Baby Boomers for all they can get, because Gen-X, Gen-Y, and the Millennials aren’t buying/reading newspapers. — YUR

  11. 11 jenn November 22, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Ditto-ing your thoughts, Barb. Thanks David, Susan, and Damid on your helpful suggestions. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right, UR, about milking the Baby Boomers. Good Grief. (-Charlie Brown)

  12. 12 LindaLee November 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you all for helping our Unc find an online Jumble for Sundays.
    I’m still getting our paper. So far no absolute foolishness on their part as regards pricing. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    I’d say our guyz are jumping back into their daily Jumble routine with flying colors. What a GREAT jumble. I had some trouble with UNSEEN AND ATTAIN. When I finally find the word, I usually think DUH!

    And I played around with the answer for a day or so. I was looking at so very many wrong angles. It is always gratifying to finally get the answer, or clue word, figured out!

    Unc, I was thinking what Barb said. The firsts are hard and somewhat raw. And I’ve found the seconds, and thirds aren’t all that easy. But, you do find a middle ground where the memories are sweet and precious, and reflections on a life well lived takes you many wonderful places, with a greater appreciation of our parents as people and not just our parents. And I also found that, post care-taking, I’d wake up in the middle of the night with the horrible realization I had not ordered a med or mama’s thickened milk, etc., etc. and would jump out of bed and head to my computer. Then I’d remember and go back to bed. Hugs as you move forward, as we all move forward..


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