Jumble Spoiler – 05/24/18

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Visual Description:  Sticking to the s-shedu-al!


Clue/Question:  The tourists thought they’d be able to visit Big Ben, but they couldn’t – – –

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(Very good pun, and semi-topical.  The Royal Wedding is finally history.  Thank Heaven!  But, there is still a lot of Brit buzz going on, regardless.  Actually, my neighbor’s youngest is over there, right now, with a college major related trip.  I’m sure he’s having a great time, being 19/20, and being with a group of folks his age.  Good for him.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  One thing that I noticed in looking up “finish” is that the word finis is on the list.  I realize we have a boatload of French words that have worked their way into the English language, but it seems to me people only say “Finis” when they want to sound French!  It doesn’t ring as your average adopted Franco/English word, as others do, to me.  What do you guys think???

The answer letter layout is another masterful jumble.  Nothing stands out as obvious.  The cartoon’s dialog was the big hint to the answer, for me.

Fun cartoon of tourists at Buckingham Palace.  There is so much to see in London, and the surrounding areas!  Unless you have a lot of days to get around, you really have to budget your time accordingly.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/24/18”

  1. 1 David May 24, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I don’t remember FINIS from before, though again I’m sure ralis95’s list is correct. I agree, it’s a marginal word for Jumble, as it’s not a very common word in English usage. I’d want to enter SNIFF. Bzzzt! Using FINIS in Jumble would be, to me, like using CORDON (of “cordon bleu” = blue ribbon, fame). Yeah, CORDON’s used in English, so fair game for Jumble, but it would stump some solvers.

    The clock is running, but Big Ben is covered with scaffolding and not chiming right now. They’re not even one year into a scheduled four-year rebuild.

  2. 2 unclerave May 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    That should have made their decision a whole lot easier, David. Make the train! — YUR

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