Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/18

Visual Description:  The most hated Albanian-American in the world?


Clue/Question:  The shady pharmaceutical executive’s profits were – – –


(This guy makes Gordon Gekko look like Pope Francis!  Maybe the best thing about this Jumble is that this A-Hole was convicted, not for his price gouging, but on two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiring to commit securities fraud.  I won’t be posting any photos of this massive S-Heel, and I won’t even give him the satisfaction of posting his name, because this sorry excuse for humanity deserves neither.

There are no new clue words today.  However, two of the clue words do spell out in alphabetical order.  And, they are “deity” and “glossy”.  I can’t remember ever having two such words in a single Jumble, but my memory is far from perfect.  All of the jumbles came up as new.  I was able to see all the clue words instantly though.  The answer letter layout was entirely another thing.  This beautiful 14-letter jumble had me guessing for over a minute.  I don’t think there was anything obvious about it.

Great courtroom scene cartoon.  The shmuck’s smirk is dead-on!  And, the expressions on the jury faces are priceless.  Unfettered capitalism is bad enough, but it’s made even worse when sociopaths like this are calling the shots.  The conspiratorial part of my brain has to wonder if maybe this cad was put out there to make the actions of other CEOs and CFOs look acceptable.  Nothing really surprises me these days.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/18”

  1. 1 David July 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I share your disgust for this felon and others yet-to-be-convicted of price gouging for buying up patents to inexpensive generic drugs and then gouging sick people for huge profit. Should not be legal.

    I also needed between one and two minutes to get to this final answer. It has a red herring built into it, in that the expected pattern, given the available letters, is _ _ _ – _ _ _ i N G _ _ _ _ S, leading me down a dead-end trail. But getting nowhere with that, I did see GAINS and then had it. Some other folks probably saw ILL first. Challenging one, guys, nice job! And another thumb’s up for all the new words lately.

  2. 2 roy odom jr July 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I had a little trouble with this (14-letter) solution. Because of the courtroom scene, I thought the final word would be LEGAL and the prefix would be NON-. Yes, a great rendition of the smirk on the defendant’s face! Who says the Daily Jumble isn’t relevant?

  3. 3 Damidwesterner July 13, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Well, I haven’t seen any Big Pharma CEOs going to jail over price gouging. Shkreli went to jail for a Ponzi scheme unrelated to his price antics (though the cartoon defendant reminds me of what I was hoping he’d tell the Congress Dog and Pony show). And Mylan’s Heather Bresch isn’t going anywhere. Daddy is Joe Manchin. SENATOR Joe Manchin, of West Virginia. He won’t let his little girl go to jail for anything. It’s interesting that the last round of price increases on July 1st got very little press. Except for Pfizer, I think, who decided to delay their increases since Trump called them out. But the others in Big Pharma went from an annual increase to a semi-annual increase which sorta halves the annual increase.

    I got all the clue words, but didn’t have time to solve the puzzle. It didn’t come to me immediately, or on a subsequent look, and I didn’t have a lot of time to spend mulling it over. 😦

  4. 4 unclerave July 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Greedy Big Pharma is one of the major reasons why healthcare is so expensive in this country! — YUR

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