Jumble Spoiler – 07/14/18

Visual Description:  The marathon match!

CCEHA  =  CACHE,  ZIMEA  =  MAIZE,  HNETSC  =  STENCH,  TREESO  =  STEREO   —   Giving us:  ACEMZSCHSTO

Clue/Question:  After the outfielder ended the 15-inning game, he was ready to – – –

Answer:  CATCH SOME ZS

(Other than the unnecessary – and slightly misleading – apostrophe, this was a great Jumble.  It’s a little ironic that it’s coming on the heels of the marathon Semifinal match at Wimbledon, between the American, John Isner, and the South African, Kevin Anderson.  After six hours and 35 minutes the South African prevailed.  That kind of beating will probably add to the unlikelihood of Anderson upending Djokovic in the Final match.  But, I’m about as casual a tennis fan as there is, so I don’t really care all that much who wins it.  I think there was probably more interest in the Women’s Final, which recently concluded, with Angelique Kerber upsetting Serena Williams.  Even though she lost, Serena won a moral victory, seeing as how she reached the Finals, just 10 months after delivering her baby.  And, at the ripening age of 36.  Congrats to both women!

We have another new clue word today, in “cache”.  Our buddy, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database once again!  I hope all this updating isn’t wearing him out.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, with “zimea” and “treeso” having been used before.  I still think they are superior jumbles!  The answer letter layout was definitely cryptic.  The cartoon stuff and the leading nature of the clue/question is what led me to the answer.

The cartoon was really fun, with the moon high in the sky, and the clock showing 1 O’clock.  And, it is clearly the outfield.  I’m guessing that those are visiting fans in the stands, who are celebrating, as the Home team has the last at bat.  But, the scoreboard/clock makes it look like the Jumbles are the Home team!  Hmm!  Could we be looking at both a grammatical error, AND a Jumble – sorta – continuity error?  LOL!  Ain’t I a stinker???  I know my grammar and punctuation are far from perfect, but I just like getting my digs in, when I can!  I think this was a fairly tough Jumble , for a Saturday!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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11 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/14/18”


  1. 1 Jumble Jeff July 14, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve had some back and forth with a fan this morning about the apostrophe on Z’s. They finally conceded our use when they found that the Chicago Manual of Style says a plural individual letter gets an apostrophe. There you go. One error clarified.

  2. 2 roy odom jr July 14, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Also almost in time for the ALL-STAR GAME. All of today’s words were beautifully scrambled, with CCEHA = CACHE a little unusual and TREESO = STEREO making me look twice (two e’s just seem to go together!). Fortunately, the Z in MAIZE made the solution a lot more accessible. Great Jumble!

  3. 3 unclerave July 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    LOL! Okay. I will also concede on the apostrophe issue! (Although, I still consider them unnecessary.)
    Now. How about the team issue??? — YUR

  4. 4 ejwo321 July 14, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    very tough! I have yet to see “stereo” as soon as I should…….and cache, really???? I had a hard time with every word. I did solve the puzzle fairly quickly, guessing “catch” had to be the first word

  5. 5 ejwo321 July 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Yes, the Jumbles would have to be the visiting team with a very loyal fan base that travels to other stadiums. My paper doesn’t have the scoreboard in the cartoon, only “jumble.com” near the clock. The picture is so small, I had to get out a magnifying glass, but I can’t see a scoreboard. But keep making them stay true!

  6. 6 Jumble Jeff July 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    You can give me an error on the play for the cheering fans at the end of the game. We’ll score it an E10.

  7. 7 unclerave July 14, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    All Right! You get extra points for having a good sense of humor!!! — YUR

  8. 8 unclerave July 14, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I was rationalizing a bit, Joy. I saw a clock, with a sign, at a ball field . . . and surmised scoreboard! Sorry, if I put you out!
    — YUR

  9. 9 David July 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I know you don’t need further convincing, Unc, but without the apostrophes on multiple single letters, “The sign-maker kept busy… DOTTING the IS and CROSSING the TS” or “How Junior did on his report card… HE GOT ALL AS,” plausible final Jumble answers, would be confusing. Especially when using all caps, for clarity you really need to use apostrophe-S with multiples of a single letter.

    Grammar on all.

  10. 10 David July 15, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    …and if Junior wasn’t quite that good a student that semester, HE GOT ALL BS could generate an angry phone to Jeff from noted Jumbler Emily Latella.

  11. 11 unclerave July 15, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I think you hit pay dirt with the ALL CAPS angle, David! But, even with only partial caps A’s would look like “As”, and I’s would look like “Is”. The apostrophes eliminate the confusion!

    — YUR


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