Jumble Spoiler – 05/31/18

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Visual Description:   Pup pup rip it up!

LAGCN  =  CLANG,  RYERB  =  BERRY,  FEYAST  =  SAFETY,  SPIOME  =  IMPOSE   —   Giving us:  CLRRAETIOE

Clue/Question:  Questioning the dog about the ripped-up newspaper was – – –

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Answer:  RETOREICAL

(Excellent stinky pun!  For a couple of minutes, this morning, I couldn’t think of the word rhetorical.  My mind was a blank.  I was getting the gist of the Jumble, but the word was eluding me.  Lack of sleep has that effect on me sometimes.  But, come it did . . .  eventually.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old favorites.  But, all of their jumbles came up as new.  “FEYAST” gave me a little pause.  I was thinking FEASTY, but it sounded like something from Festivus – for the rest of us, so I ruled that out, and saw the “safety”.  The answer letter layout did a splendid job of hiding the word TORE, which is the punniest part of today’s answer.  Even though I struggled a bit for the answer word, I did figure that the first part was RE.

Fun domestic cartoon, with a naughty pooch.  Of course the dog didn’t eat the Jumble!  LOL!  I liked the photo on the wall of the couple – and puppy – in younger days.  Another great Jumble.  The top pic’s dog looks like my Wally . . . if he’d lose 30 lbs!  The GIF is a blonder version of my Ginger!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/31/18”


  1. 1 roy odom jr May 31, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    If people are eagerly awaiting a big banquet, are they FEASTY?
    If something is superlatively like an elf or a pixie, is it the FAYEST?
    I thought about both of these before I settled on the TWO-POINT answer!

  2. 2 David May 31, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    This one stumped me. Right away, I got the RE- from the “again” in the dialogue, and figured -TEAR- with an adjective form at the end, and I got the gist that the questioning was pointless, but didn’t think of “rhetorical” and couldn’t see anything else, including -TORE-. Nicely done guys! Great puzzle.

    dogshaming.com can be a very funny website to visit along these lines. People email in photos of their dogs caught misbehaving with signs identifying what they did wrong.

    Pant on all!

  3. 3 David May 31, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Oh and sorry for the short notice which will come too late for many, but word puzzle fans, particularly any who got today’s final answer in fewer than 10 seconds and so still need a dose of humility, should check out the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship Friday, May 31st on ESPN, 8:30 – 10:30 pm EDT. If you missed it, try YouTube.

  4. 4 David May 31, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Ooops, continuing my streak of Jumble! futility today, that’s *Thursday* May 31st for the Spelling Bee. Sorry.

  5. 5 Aston Nairne June 4, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Cute doggies
    They act innocent when they do something naughty


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