(Sneaky) Jumble Spoiler – 05/25/18

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Visual Description:  Charles’ grandfather and his mum.


Clue/Question:  George VI’s new shoes were causing him much pain.  They were – – –

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(Ooh!  Now, THAT is one STINKY pun!  And, one that took me some time to solve!  I got all the clue words right away.  Or, so I thought.  Again, and it may have been because of “infamy”, I wrote down “inpact”, which in my mind was impact!  So, I wrote down 3 wrong letters in the answer letter layout AGAIN!!!  Instead of TNI I had PAC.  Maybe I need a brain scan!  Because of the two Fs, I thought one of the 3-letter words might be OFF.  After struggling to come up with the other two words – with those bad letters – I took another look ant the clue words and saw “inpact” was not a word.  I didn’t have to back into the word, because . . . well, I didn’t know the final answer at that point.  I ran a couple combos in my head, to no avail, and then wrote out “tipcan”.  Not that the two words are all that close, but I immediately saw “catnip” from “tipcan”.  Now that I had all the correct answer letters, I could see that OFF was going to rob me of an F for one of the other words.  I actually toyed with FRIGHT being the big third word.  But, the new T got me off OFF, and made it so FIT fit!  Then FOR followed.  CGHNIA puzzled me for a few seconds.  But then, realizing that the letters would fall within quotation marks set off the pun alarm in my head!  Maybe, everything fell into place for you guys, and the answer was a piece of cake.  But, it was a challenge for me.

No new clue words, yet all the jumbles appear to be new.  And, they were good.  As was the answer letter layout!  I felt that it didn’t give anything away.

The drawing of George VI made me think of Prince Charles.  I think George VI was more handsome, but there IS a family resemblance.  It’s a great cartoon, but it took me some time to realize the girl was a young Elizabeth II.  When he becomes king, I think Prince Charles would be Charles IV, if he keeps his given name.  There’s been some talk that he might go by George VII, as a tribute to his grandfather.  The whole British royalty thing is nonsense, as far as I’m concerned.  I’ll never understand how Americans can be so enamored with it.  We fought a war of independence from them, and set up a style of government that prohibits kings and queens.  We even had to fight them in a second war, when they tried to reclaim their colonies!  And, they burned down our young Capitol!  I think that too many of us are just a bunch of saps.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “(Sneaky) Jumble Spoiler – 05/25/18”

  1. 1 David May 25, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Excellent pun, puzzle, and cartoon! Loved it. I too wanted IMPACT, knew immediately INPACT wasn’t a real word, but I had to type it anyway on the online puzzle and then backspace out of it to clear it out of my brain cells so I could think some more and find CATNIP. It’s on my tough word list but it’s been awhile. The final answer gave me a little pause too. I saw FIT FOR xxxING right away, but had to type that in and then sort out the remaining three letters to solve it.

  2. 2 roy odom jr May 25, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    A ROYAL PUN, so to speak!

  3. 3 ejwo321 May 25, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I got the clue words and thought about “fit for” ,but never put together “aching,” with the left over letter, even though I thought it would have to do with being a king. that’s a pun, all right!

  4. 4 lwc June 2, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Unc, you said they burned the capitol building; I thought they burned the White House. Dolley Madison was busy packing away valuable relics to protect them from damage before the British troops arrived.

  5. 5 unclerave June 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I believe they burned the White House AND the CapitOl, along with some other buildings of our young CapitAl, lwc. If I was a little fuzzy earlier, please forgive me. — YUR

    PS. Whatever happened to Dolly Madison Ice Cream? Do they still make it?

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