(Oops!) Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/18

Image result for our galaxy

Visual Description:  The wonder of the cosmos!


Clue/Question:  When Neil deGrasse Tyson explains star formation, he does a – – –

Image result for Neil deGrasse Tyson


(An excellent pun, making for an excellent Jumble!  But, one yer Uncle came SO close to posting an incorrect – but oh so close – answer!  All the clue words were familiar old favorites, that I got instantaneously, even though three of the jumbles were new.  We’ve seen “crupes” before.  For whatever reason, when I was writing out the answer letter layout, I pulled the U from “spruce” instead of the E I cant remember the last time I did anything like this!  So, seeing that the answer words were 7 letters and 3 letters, I immediately jumped on JOB for the second word.  This left me with LASRUTL.  I started thinking along the lines of ASTRAL, even though it meant I was missing an L, and I substituted another A for the U.  But, after playing with those letters, I was able to come up with the word LUSTRAL.  It’s not a “usual” word, but it is derived from LUSTRUM, which also gives us LUSTER!  I thought I was golden, as I’ve always heard of the luster of the stars!  My answer, as unconventional as it may have looked, was LUSTRAL JOB.  So now, as I’m preparing to write this post, not quite feeling like LUSTRAL would make for the glowingest of answers, I looked at the jumbles, and my answer letter layout one last time, and I spotted my mistake!  Wow!

Cool answer letter layout . . . either way.  A very non-obvious jumble.

And of course, a great cartoon.  The likeness of Neil deGrasse Tyson was superb.  The animation of the galaxy works well, and the expression of awe, on the rapt viewers, was also great.  Good job, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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12 Responses to “(Oops!) Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/18”

  1. 1 Barb Taylor May 23, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Hey buddy! You aren’t having liquid lunches are you? LUSTRAL? Doesn’t even feel like something the guys would come up with. 🤣 But I don’t need to get all snarky on you cuz I finally figured one out, like, quickly. And you went on a bit of a rant about Ms Rhimes. Tho I did stop watching both Scandal & …. Murder cuz they both went bonkers & Greys hasn’t been the same since they killed off McDreamy. Oh well, that’s what reruns are for, eh? Take care, Unc.

  2. 2 unclerave May 23, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    No, Ma’am!

    I got this up right around lunchtime. I’m a real slow typer, so I couldn’t’ve been drinkin’! I did it over breakfast, as always. I know it didn’t “feel right”, but I’m kinda a cocky SOB. I generally don’t think I EVER make mistakes! LOL! LUSTRAL just worked for the letters I had, because of my – GOD FORBID – mistake! I probably would have figured it out – lickety split – IF I hadn’t put the U in the answer letter layout. The funny thing is, I had to wait about an hour, or so, for my computer to finish some updates. I didn’t bother to double check my work during that time . . . because I never do, but I gotta wonder, now. If I had the ability to post this an hour plus earlier, as I had intended, would I have posted it incorrectly, or would I have caught it in time to save the actual embarrassment, instead of the potential embarrassment? I guess we’ll never know! Ya know. It took a bit of work . . . to come up with LUSTRAL! LOL! Those letters I was left with don’t seem to spell anything else.

    Ms. Rhime’s work is just so disappointing to me. I feel she appeals to the lowest common denominator, when she could be doing great things. Maybe she was hired to continue in the vein of “Desperate Housewives”, and some execs keep telling her: “Keep up the good (bad/tawdry) work!” I don’t know. I’ve never been a fan of shows that are more soap opera, than actual drama. Probably why I never read a Harlequin Romance novel too!

    Thanks for commenting, Barb!

    — YUR

  3. 3 lwc June 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    deGrasse needs to watch where he goes ‘cause there might be a bunch Baby Boomers looking to take out, him and his gang of thugs in the Planetary Society. Those snot-nosed, young eggheads decided that they would take Pluto away from us… the Pluto that we grew up with and are part of our generation’s the heritage.

    They didn’t even have the courtesy, no, the respect for elders at least to consult us, and ask our forbearance, if they could dismiss Pluto.

    No, they just took it… without as much as a “may I please”, or a “by your leave”. If I ever get to meet him, I will definitely have a gang of old guys with me to convene an inquisition.

    We’re still mad !

    Graphic – “Largest known Kuiper Belt objects.” Shows 7 bodies, with names.

    Why is Pluto no longer a planet?

    The Planetary Society

  4. 4 unclerave June 3, 2018 at 10:24 am

    LOL! You’re hilarious, lwc! “Planet”. “Dwarf Planet”. It still says planet, so it’s all academic. I remember being miffed, but I guess we have to move on from the whole idea of “#9”, and just be happy with the Great Eight that we definitely have. After all, 8 IS the sign of infinity! LOL! — YUR

    PS. I was always more of a Goofy man anyway! (In more ways than one???)

  5. 5 lwc June 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Some of us are still mad.

    We’re going to need more time !

  6. 6 unclerave June 8, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Okay, lwc. You be mad. That’s your prerogative. There are a few things that I probably should stop being mad at, but I’m just too stubborn. 🙂 — YUR

  7. 7 lwc June 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    The reason we know Pluto is a planet is because it’s round like a globe.

    Asteroids, rocks, and space junk are not round because there’s not enough mass available for gravity to force its matter into its lowest energy state, which essentially is a globe.

    Pluto is big enough to be round, ergo, it’s a planet.
    This is basic science; it’s not hard.

    We can figure this out, and, we don’t even have PhDs.

    Pluto & Beyond

  8. 8 Jumble Jeff June 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The moon is round. Ergo….hmm?

  9. 9 unclerave June 10, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Shhhh! — YUR 🙂

  10. 10 lwc June 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Okay, Jeff.

    Point taken.

  11. 11 LindaLee September 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Well, in my opinion, just because they say Pluto is no longer a planet does not make it so! It’s still in my solar system!!

    And Unc, you pulled one of my tricks…bringing down the wrong letter. OY!


  12. 12 lwc September 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks, Linda ! I finally have an ally.

    We grew up with Pluto; it belongs to us and is part of our heritage.
    No one has a right to take it away without our say so.

    The least those young punks could have done was ask.

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