Jumble Spoiler – 12/07/17

Image result for women exercising on a treadmill

Visual Description:  Cardio angst.


Clue/Question:  They didn’t like running at the health club.  To them, the machine was a – – –

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(Aah!  A great stinky pun!  I love a good play on words.  Don’t you?  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, yet all of the jumbles came up as new.  I waffled a bit on “mambo”, because I considered the snake, the mamba, but I was spelling it momba.  But, then I remembered that Hoyt does his utmost best to come up with jumbles/words that can only be spelled one way.  I thought the answer letter layout was a nicely challenging jumble too.  You had to use the quotation marks, the cartoon’s dialog, and the ladies’ faces to come up with the answer.  I think once you get into these cardio exercises, you actually start to look forward to them.  It’s more the initial anxiety you have to get over.  Because of my knees, I prefer the eliptical.  This reminds me that I have to get my fat butt to the gym.  It’s been too long.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/07/17”

  1. 1 David December 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I think it’s been awhile since we saw MAMBO, a word already on my tricky word list. I went through the same progression you did Unc. That one didn’t take me long, but I’m sure some who haven’t seen it before or don’t remember could have gotten up on that foreign word.

    This final answer held me at bay for four minutes until I finally remembered my own advice here: when you don’t see it quickly and are getting nowhere trying to unscramble, stop spinning letters in your mind and just think about what the clue and cartoon are getting at. What word are they jumping through hoops to avoid saying? Ohhhhhh yeah.

    So having complained here about the Nov. 24 “ALL-TURN-ATIVE,” now I can say Bravo! again as usual to David and Jeff for making me work it with a really GOOD made-up spelling-word puzzle! This one rocked with a great clue, cartoon, and jumble.

  2. 2 LindaLee January 2, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Dread-mill indeed. I should keep at it, maybe I’ll turn out like one of the pics???? Oy!

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