Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/18

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Visual Description:  Bronzed brainiac, or plaster philosopher?


Clue/Question:  The effort Auguste Rodin put into his sculpture “The Thinker” was – – –

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(I think it stands to reason that only a reasonable and intelligent creator of puzzles could have come up with this Jumble.  Our friend, David L. Hoyt, likes to pour praise upon his artistic partner – and the cartoon is very good – but the idea for this Jumble is the real masterpiece here.  To consider is to think, and this Jumble took some careful thought.  It’s far too good to call a stinky pun.

None of today’s clue words are new, although all of the jumbles are coming up as such.  “Cello” spells out in alphabetical order.  And surprisingly, I had much difficulty coming up with “dearly”.  I semi backed into it.  Because of the quotation marks and the hyphen, I mused that the four letter portion was going to be ABLE.  From there the INCOSEDR gave me CONSIDER, and the pun.  The answer letter layout did a nice job of concealing the answer.

The cartoon is great.  Not sure if that is clay, or plaster, on the floor.  My first experience with “The Thinker” was from “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, starring Dwayne Hickman, back in the early ’60s.  I’m pretty sure some of you readers remember that show.  Some of the scenes for that show were in a town park, where they had a copy of “The Thinker”, where Dobie did a lot of reflecting on his teen life.  Dobie had a friend named Maynard G. Krebs, played by Bob Denver, before he starred in “Gilligan’s Island”.  And, the first season it featured a young Tuesday Weld and Warren Beatty!  I haven’t seen the show in ages, but there are things I still remember.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/18”

  1. 1 David September 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Unc, you and i were in sync today, again. I struggled CONSDER-ABLy, both with DEARLY Why? Why?? I ask myself, because it’s a Capt. Obvious -LY word, fer cryin’ out loud, but I needed extra time to see that… maybe because DLH faked us out, posting it as DARELY, maybe making DEARLY too obvious. I too tried to back into it, first in a long time, but still couldn’t see it.

    And then even when I finally found DEARLY, I struggled some more with the final answer. But i had it, like you, when I found -ABLE. You never know, with these final answers in quotation marks, whether a short word at the end is a real word or, as in this case, a modifier, like the advjectival -ABLE, so we have to keep our minds open to both possibilities.

    Well done, David & Jeff! Tougher-than-usual puzzle, but you nailed it.

  2. 2 LindaLee September 23, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I’ve been stuck. So , I came to our Unc for assistance, to make sure that I had all of my clue words correct. I did not. I had BINOS for BISON. When I came up with BINOS I checked my super duper Franklin Spelling Ace and found out it is a word and its an optical instrument that magnifies. I don’t know if it a foreign word or not.

    And now I hardly glanced at David’s response and CONSIDER-ABLe popped out at me…..so, I’m thinking I now have most of my answer, which I do believe would have eluded me for the remainder of the day. David is right, this was a toughie. LL

  3. 3 LindaLee September 23, 2018 at 10:25 am

    And YES Unc, always enjoyed Dobie Gillis! Thanks for the memory! lL

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