Christmas Eve Jumble – 12/24/18

Visual Description:  How you say . . . Ugly Sweater en Espanol!

LIVAL  =  VILLA,  DIUTA  =  AUDIT,  DCXEEE  =  EXCEED,  LAIFEN  =  FINAL  —   Giving us:  VLAADIECEDFNE

Clue/Question:  When she wore her new wool Christmas sweater, the Spanish teacher said – – –

Answer:  FLEECE NAVIDAD

(José Feliciano is rolling in his grave over this!  Wait!  He’s NOT dead.  As a matter of fact, he is a big fan of Uncle Rave’s Wordy Weblog.  He reads me every day.  Yes, he subscribes to my special braille edition.  Sometimes he complains that I post my spoilers too late in the day.  And of course, I always apologize . . . from the bottom of My heart.  😉

All of today’s clue words are familiar ol’ amigos!  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “lival”  having definitely been used before.  It actually took me a few looks to get “villa”.  I also ended up backing in to “finale”, so good job on the jumbles, Hoyt!  The answer letter layout was a swell 13-letter jumble.  It gave away nothing.  The cartoon, and the clue/question, along with the answer’s quotation marks set it all up nicely.

Fun classroom cartoon.  Great map, showing Spain, Portugal, a little bit of France and the Mediterranean . . . and even North Africa.  Teach is wearing one bright/loud Christmas sweater!  Fun Christmas eve Jumble.  Que tengas/tenga/tengáis/tengan una Navidad llena de amor, alegría y salud!  And as always, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Christmas Eve Jumble – 12/24/18”


  1. 1 David December 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I liked this one! A little bit challenging for a Monday/holiday puzzle, but that was mostly on me. I overthought it for one minute. I assumed the Spanish pun word would be the first word in quotes… I was thinking: what’s the Spanish word for wool/sweater? Alpaca??

    But the first pun word in quotes turned out to be the English word. And once I thought about what the cartoon dialogue was getting at and took a deep breath and recognized the one DUH Spanish word they’d want to use here, I had it. Good thing, or I’d still be trying to unscramble these letters.

    Merry Christmas all, especially Unc, David, Jeff, and the other contributors to this blog!

  2. 2 LindaLee January 3, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I buzzed through the clue words today. Then hit the skids. FELICE NAVIDAD came to mind, but the first word is quoted and I thought it was all wrong. Came back and took out the letters for NAVIDAD and found FLEECE….Oh MY Goodness…. clever Guys, very clever! LL


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