Jumble Spoiler – 04/21/18

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Visual Description:  The passive pizza partner.


Clue/Question:  She invested in the pizza parlor because she wanted a – – –

Image result for slices at a pizza parlor


(If they had gone with a couple of different clue words, the answer could have been a SLICE OF THE ACTION.  The idiom is fairly interchangeable.  Sure, PIECE is a little more common.  But, SLICE would have made it a better pizza pun!  Especially for us East coasters, where a SLICE of pizza is much more common than a PIECE of pizza.  Yer Uncle can dish out his share of designated critiques.  Especially in this segment of his comments.  He loves to give a hearty helping of ribbing to the guys.  Between a thin sliver, or wide wedge, of his know-it-all-isms!  But, we can always set aside our differences!

There were no new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  The only one that gave me any trouble was “naocg”.  Again, maybe because “conga” is not originally an English language word, it took a few extra looks.  The answer letter layout was good, but the word OF kind of stuck out.  And then, the letters of PIECE were mostly wrapped around OF.  From COAINT I was able to figure out ACTION. 

From the cartoon, it looks all like New York style pizza.  I would have figured – with the guys being Midwesterners – that we might have seen some Chicago deep-dish pizza!  I like how the owner/manager has his beard tied, for sanitary reasons.  Those Board of Health people can be real sticklers!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/21/18”

  1. 1 ralis95 April 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Hey YUR! “Piece of the Action” is a well-known phrase here out west. I don’t ever remember hearing “Slice of the Action”. Slice of the Proceeds, maybe, but not Action. Come-on, what’s with the nitpicking?

  2. 2 unclerave April 21, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    “Nitpicking”? I thought I was being purely observational. No disrespect, boss-man, but I think what I wrote completely stands on its own merits. I acknowledged that the idiom is interchangeable, with either SLICE or PIECE, just that it would be a better pizza pun with SLICE. Not sure why you’re not familiar with SLICE OF THE ACTION, but here are a couple of sources for your edification:

    and even (LOL!)

    — YUR 🙂

  3. 3 ralis95 April 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Wow!! Love ya, anyway, Brother. LOL!

  4. 4 unclerave April 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Back at ya (anyway?), boss! — YUR

  5. 5 Colltales April 21, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    You’re right. Who orders a ‘piece’ of pizza? At the most, maybe only your spouse, when not in a mood of picking herself a full slice, and rather passive-aggressively asking you for a piece of yours instead. How one orders, and eats, pizza can be revelatory too, at least around this side of the Rockies: perhaps the first sign that showed us that we were all in deep sh… er trouble was the sight of Trump eating pizza with a fork! Cheers

  6. 6 unclerave April 21, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about, Wes! Fuhgedaboudit! Okay, all regional pizza etiquette aside. How the heck can Trump call himself a New Yorker . . . eating pizza . . . with a FORK!?!? Kind of the opposite of that Connecticut Cowboy that used to inhabit the Oval Office! LOL!

    — YUR

  7. 7 Damidwesterner April 21, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I thought the first answer word would be Slice as well, but there’s no S in any of the jumbles. That meant a real reset to work out the answer. 🙂

  8. 8 unclerave April 22, 2018 at 10:09 am

    No S and no L, which is why I put forward changing a clue word or two. But, a Midwesterner who thought of SLICE first??? Looks like I took some lumps in the early rounds, but I’ve staged a late rounds comeback! LOL! Thanks, Damid — YUR 🙂

  9. 10 LindaLee April 28, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Well, I for one can eat one piece of pie with a salad, and we have several pizza places that sell by the slice! I was also thinking “piece of the pie” could have even been another way to go. :). LL

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