Jumble Spoiler – 11/14/18

Visual Description:  Up all night.

LOBTA  =  BLOAT,  OTAPI  =  PATIO,  LESPYE  =  SLEEPY,  KATMER  =  MARKET   —   Giving us:  BLTPAOSLEEMRT

Clue/Question:  Drinking coffee after three o’clock caused Susan a – – –

Answer:  LATTE PROBLEMS

(My bias prevented me from seeing the answer for a while.  I’m strictly a black – two sugars – kinda coffee guy.  Cappuccinos and lattes and such are not really in my purview.  I’ll occasionally go for an espresso.  So, today we get Sandra Bell-Lundy, the creator of “Between Friends”.  This is a cartoon that my newspaper does carry!  It took the place of “Cathy” when that lady retired.  I like it better than “Cathy”.

No new clue words today.  However three of the four jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “otapi” before.  I thought that “lespye” and “katmer” were challenging jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a stupendous jumble!  It kept me going for a while.  At first I thought maybe TOTAL something, or SLEEP something, even though a clue word had SLEEP in it.  I thought the second word might be MATTRESS, but I was lacking one S.  I had to come back to it, and concentrate on the quotation marks, for the punny word.

Great cartoon.  Susan definitely looks totally wired!  She will not be getting much sleep.  She’ll be dealing with some nice dark bags under her eyes the next day.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


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


  1. 1 David November 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    GREAT final-answer puzzle that stumped me big-time! I saw SLEEP immediately in the available letters but recognized it was probably not the five-letter word in the final answer, since SLEEPY was a regular word in the puzzle (which would violate an unwritten “rule” of Jumble puzzle construction). Also I couldn’t think of a pun form of SLEEP that would need quotation marks, and nothing emerged from the remaining letters. I moved on from SLEEP fairly quickly.

    After awhile, I did stumble upon PROBLEMS but rejected it partly because I didn’t see LATTE in the remaining letters and most of all because there was a single article “A” in the clue which would almost certainly seem to rule out the plural word PROBLEMS. BZZZZZZT! Got me! Great mess-with-their-heads puzzle construction and great flow from clue to answer!

    LATTE was not on my tough Jumble words list before today but sure is now. It is a foreign word but its common use in English makes it fair game for Jumble.

    Here’s a link to today’s “Between Friends” comic strip from Sandra Bel Lundy, another name new to me:
    http://comicskingdom.com/between-friends

    Sleep on all!

  2. 2 LindaLee November 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    I went down all yalls little rabbit holes. I kept holding onto PROBLEMS because I couldn’t come up with anything else. So I started really messing around with TELAT…my remaining letters. AND, came up with LATTE. YES! I thought I’d be working on this for days. Nope!

    Grand cartoon…totally tells the story of too much caffeine!

    We do not get this comic. Thanks for the link David

    I go for the Americana Unc…iced and hot. LL


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