Jumble Spoiler – 06/22/18

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Visual Description:  Audio sensibility.


Clue/Question:  When Edison invented the phonograph, there was no doubt that he was – – –

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(Even though he kinda looks a little like a mad scientist in this cartoon!  I think all inventors have a kind of mad scientist look to them.  It’s just a certain intensity.  This wasn’t an easy solve today.  You really had to key on the mustachioed man’s comment to figure this one out.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “limep” having definitely been used before.  I thought that “dsedto” was the toughest of the jumbles, but “canenu” was also great.  I didn’t struggle to get “forgo” . . . this time!  The answer letter layout was another well-veiled jumble.  I don’t think it was obvious, in the least.

The cartoon is another fine period piece.  Even though I kid, the likeness of Mr. Edison is remarkable.  As was the drawing of the phonograph, and the prim looking woman.  “The Wizard of Menlo Park” is almost always shown in a three piece suit!  Even when he’d go out on camping expeditions with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.  Things may have gotten a little too informal these days, but I’m glad we don’t have to dress up like that – all the time – anymore!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/22/18”

  1. 1 David June 22, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Indeed it wasn’t that long ago that male white-collar and even some factory workers had to wear three-piece suits, buttoned collars, and neckties in summer heat and humidity, commuting, working all day, and going out for entertainment. Air conditioning was not generally available. Not everyone could bathe daily with indoor plumbing. Antiperspirant deodorants weren’t widely available either. It’s remarkable they could stay upright in spite of choking body odor let alone the oppressive heat in a crowded room or bus.

    All *four* of these words had previously earned a place on my Jumble tough-word list, a rarity in a new puzzle. All four being on that list means that each of them had tripped me up in past Jumbles, though not this time. But I wouldn’t be surprised if some solvers were stymied trying to unscramble some or all of these regular words. I remember some puzzles where I felt like it was taking me way too long to get each word. Fortunately the final answer was a little easier to see, and some may have been able to back in to a poser.

    Groove on all!

  2. 2 Case June 23, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I surmised a better answer would have been “no phoney crank” as he WAS wailing fairly hard on that in the cartoon..

  3. 3 unclerave June 23, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    LOL, Case! — YUR

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