Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/18

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Visual Description:  A teenage right of passage?

RAQSUE  =  SQUARE,  HEYTIG  =  EIGHTY,  TRIPEM  =  PERMIT,  PEBSUR  =  SUPERB,  WDORAC  =  COWARD,  LEKENR  =  KERNEL   —   Giving us:  QREEITPISUECWKR

Clue/Question:  Having car insurance is mandatory, which makes it a – – –

Pre-Answer:  One double hyphenated word  “(3-letters)-(5-letters)-(7-letters)”

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Answer: PREWRECKQUISITE

(A beautiful groaner of a pun!  I am very impressed with today’s Jumble.  None of today’s clue words are new, but five of the jumbles appear to be so.  Hoyt has definitely used “wdorac” before.  I thought all of the jumbles presented a nice challenge.  No gimmes today!

The answer letter layout was an impressive 15 letter jumble.  Nothing about it appears to be obvious.  And, I wouldn’t be surprised if this stumped some of you, for a while.  I let my daughter and her boyfriend play around with it, and he got it after a few minutes.  The word “mandatory”, in the clue/question, was definitely the key.

Classic suburban family scene in today’s cartoon.  I was a little surprised that Jeff didn’t take the opportunity to make the car a Jumble-Mobile.  Usually, he puts a big “J” on the grill.  Maybe the Jumble-Mobile is a little to high end for a teen?  No biggie though.  A very satisfying Sunday Jumble, any way you look at it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/18”


  1. 1 David May 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    It did indeed cause problems for me. I had to work for five minutes, not great but not bad for Sunday, to find WRECK, and then I thought I had it. Only I didn’t, because I typed in PER-WRECK-QUISITE, which is close but not right. If I’d been working with pencil-in-newspaper, that would have been wrong. Because the Sunday puzzle online, mobile version, which I use, is highly dysfunctional, I thought the puzzle was incorrectly scoring me wrong and only saw my error when I hit the Solve button.

    Good puzzle and cartoon!

  2. 2 LindaLee July 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I’m certainly late to this party, but life has me far behind again.

    I got the clue words figured out semi-quickly for a Sunday. KERNEL gave me issues.

    Then there was the answer. I had PRE-REQUISITE, however, I couldn’t figure out why I had that W left over. So, I was all over the place trying to find the answer. Then I had the husb look at our dear Unc’s blog for 5/20 to make sure I had not buggered up my clue letters. I had not. I told him the only answer I could come up with was PRE-REQUISITE, but had a W standing alone…he then said PRE-WREQUISITE..I heard WRECK when he said it….OY! So, so close. Great Sunday jumble.

    I’m working my way through the jumbles and looking at all of our Unc’s blogs. LL


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