Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/10/18

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Visual Description:  Lanes of glory!

LNHETG  =  LENGTH,  TAANSO  =  SONATA,  LYUPLE  =  PULLEY,  AMLERV  =  MARVEL,  TNIBET  =  BITTEN,  GRIGEB  =  BIGGER   —   Giving us:  LHOATLLERELITNBGG

Clue/Question:  The new bowling alley was just completed, and the owner was anxious to – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (3-letters) (3-letters) (4-letters) (7-letters)

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Answer:  GET THE BALL ROLLING

(A traditional groaner.  For about 10 seconds, I thought that the answer was going to be something tougher, because there was a great big, 17-letter answer letter layout.  But, the Gs and the Ts gave me GET THE, and the Ls gave me BALL ROLLING soon after.

No new clue words today.  However, five of the six jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “taanso” before.  The only one though to give me pause was “amlerv”.  I didn’t have to back into it, or even skip it, but it did make me think.  Great jumble.  Like I said above, the answer letter layout was an impressive seventeen letter jumble.  And, it did not give anything away.

The cartoon looks like standard bowling fare.  But, upon closer inspection, it looks like Jeff inserted “The Dude” – second from the left – AKA Jeffrey Lebowski, or the Little Lebowski, as opposed to the mega-rich Big Lebowski, from the movie “The Big Lowbowski”.  That movie has three of my favorite actors:  Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi.  Even the more secondary characters are played by splendid actors.  It’s a great offbeat comedy, that really only has a few bowling scenes in it.  As opposed to “Kingpin”, another very funny movie, which mainly takes place in bowling alleys.  I saw “The Big Lewbowski” just a few months ago, on cable one night.  But, it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen “Kingpin”.  Anywho, great Sunday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS. Hey!  How about that Justify winning the Triple Crown?!?!  I think maybe he was sandbagging it a little bit in The Preakness Stakes, a few weeks ago.  Maybe, he just wanted it to look like he was running out of gas, and wasn’t a distance horse.  He sure surprised me, taking it from post to post.  And, from the rail no less!  And, Congrats to Mike Smith, for being the oldest jockey to ride the Triple Crown winner!  Well, now I’ve seen 5 Triple Crown champions in my lifetime.  5 out of the 13, in the last 150 years is not bad.  I think a few of our readers may have been around for 4, or maybe even 5 or 6 more, as there were numerous Triple Crown champions in the ’40s, and later ’30s.  Who’s got me beat???   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/10/18”


  1. 1 jenn June 10, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    UR, I’ve been around for 5 Triple Crown winners, like you. Hubby and I had a wedding reception to go to, but stayed in the parking lot of Scottish Rite Cathedral last night, listening to the race on the radio, in our pickup truck. There was No Way I was going to miss that race! What a thrill!! (ps, good pick on recommending Hofberg! And Gronkowski being last for much of the race and yet finishing 2nd-wow!) And we made it inside just in time for the dinner to start! Odd fact, the only other time I’ve been at the Scottish Rite, we were there 10 years ago almost to the day, for another wedding reception, when Big Brown was going for the Triple Crown as well….really was so sorry Big Brown had such a horrible race, my feeling is that it was due to those previous issues/injuries, but what do I know. … in my heart he is still such a champion! … Anyway, thanks as always for all the stellar blogs, UR, hi and hugs to everyone, and another well-done thumbs-up to the Jumble guyz!

  2. 2 unclerave June 10, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Oddly enough, this was the first year I didn’t get out to OTB to place a bet on any of the races! I’ve decided that the Kentucky Derby is a total waste of time, and money, as they allow 20, or more horses! That many horses clouds the situation, and often times prevents the better/best horses from finishing in the money. Justify defied the odds!

    My wife and I were out to dinner with my step-son and his wife and boys when the race came on. I was so glad to see it. It made a special night even more special.

    Big Brown was a beauty. Such a shame what happened to him.

    Thanks for the kind words, Jenn.

    — YUR

  3. 3 Barb Taylor June 10, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Unc, I’m in the category of seeing the last 5 Crown winners. Amazing horses but nothing and no one ever will surpass Big Red, Secretariat. I was crying watching him run. My friends & I were out to dinner after church yesterday & decided to join everyone in the lounge to watch the race. What a delightful evening, unplanned & the best. The whole crowd of us whooped when he won. Super! And, oh BTW, good Jumble. 😊🐎

  4. 4 Damidwesterner June 11, 2018 at 12:14 am

    5 here. Citation was before my time. 🙂

  5. 5 David June 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Heh, Jenn, your comment took me back, because I had to be away from home during Secretariat’s run for the Crown at Belmont, and listened to it on the radio. I still remember the year and model car I was in and whom I was with and the general area where we were, just blown away by the announcer describing Secretariat’s dominant, widening lead down the stretch. Of course I got to see it later on TV. You wouldn’t think horse racing could be exciting on the radio, but in the case of a Triple Crown win, it can.

    As for Justify, he’s a great horse. Watching him down the backstretch on TV, I was pretty confident that he was going to pull it off. To dominate that way on top of two Grade I stakes in heavy slop in the past seven weeks and six races in four months, very impressive.

  6. 6 jenn June 11, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    David, that is so true! I would never have imagined that listening to a horse race on the radio could be soooo exciting- it was amazing! When the announcer said ‘he’s just perfect and now he’s just immortal’, I had tears in my eyes! What special memories we all have, all who’ve left comments, for the special Triple Crown moments we’ve enjoyed! Barb, I agree, if you have to pick just one, Secretariat is the greatest! He was amazing off the track as well. They’re all super of course, but my favorites, that never won the Triple Crown: shoot, Patch didn’t win a TC race, (14th in the Derby) but what a special horse!…Big Brown, Barbaro, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide, and Ferdinand (I picked him to win at somewhere around 50-1 odds all because his jockey was Bill Shoemaker!) UR, you’re quite right, the amount of horses in the derby is crazy. I don’t really know the requirements for being entered in the Derby, isn’t it a point system sort of thing? Seems like they would cap it for safety precautions….just seems like an awful lot can go wrong when that many horses are flying on the track together. Neigh!

  7. 7 unclerave June 12, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Jenn,

    Secretariat was the most dominant, impressive horse I have ever seen. But, my favorite horse – who also didn’t win a Triple Crown race – was the ultimate underdog . . . Alydar! In 1978 he came in second to Affirmed, in ALL THREE races, by a combined total of LESS THAN 2 lengths! 1 and 1/2 lengths in the Derby, a neck in the Preakness, and by a head in the Belmont! I don’t think there has ever been a more competitive Triple Crown competition in racing history! He ended up racing against Affirmed 10 times, and he did win 3 of those times. He had a great pedigree, and went on to be a great sire. He died under very suspicious circumstances though, in 1990. It was tragic, and I’d like to break the legs of the people who were responsible for his un-necessary injuries and death. The things that some people will do for money!

    — YUR

  8. 8 jenn June 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Wow, UR, Thank You so much for sharing that amazing info- I didn’t know any of that about Alydar vs Affirmed! I’m going to read up on him and look at those races, I’m sure they will be online. …What a shame that one of his wins vs Affirmed didn’t come in a Triple Crown race……and oh gracious, that sounds absolutely horrible about how he died…. just completely heartbreaking =( …I’m sure the people involved have experienced karma, and if not, they most certainly will. Thanks again for the education about Alydar, I’m always for the underdog,,,,adding him to my favorites list as well!


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