Sunday Jumble Spoiler(?) – 12/30/18

Visual Description:  Canuck history.

TURFHO  =  FOURTH,  PAXNED  =  EXPAND,  CRONEE  =  ENCORE,  AARRUO  =  AURORA,  RTRWIE  =  WRITER,  MULVEO  =  VOLUME   —   Giving us:  FUTNDENEROAWREVLE

Clue/Question:  When Canada replaced its flag in 1965 with its current flag, they – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words (and a given)  (6-letters)  (4-letters)  A (3-letters)  (4-letters)

Answer:  TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF

(TOUGH!  All the clue words were a piece of friggin’ cake!  But, the answer was a friggin’ bitch!  At least for me.  And, my daughter too.  We both complained that there was only one D, because we both liked FOLDED, and I liked FURLED.  Also, there was only one W, as we both liked NEW, and possibly WAVE, and/or DOWN.  We both wanted an S, but don’t ask me why, right now.  This answer did NOT present itself as obvious to me, at all.

There were no new clue words today.  And, only “cronee” had been used before as a jumble.  The other five are new.  The answer letter layout was a nearly impossible jumble . . . for your dear OLD uncle.  Nothing obvious about it, at all. 

The cartoon is great, but there is really no bonus clue, today.  The forward Mountie is clearly folding the old flag, which led me to FOLDED and/or FURLED.  Nothing in the dialog really hinted at the answer either.  It wasn’t until I nearly posted a “Help Wanted” post that I finally saw the word LEAF!  Gotta hand it to the boys.  They really almost had me.  I’m sure the Canuck readers had an easier time with this.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I love Canada!   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler(?) – 12/30/18”


  1. 1 LindaLee January 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Yes, the clue words came quickly for me too…always a bad omen for a Sunday Jumble! The easier the clue words, the trickier the jumble..in my Jumbling experience.

    To start off, when I printed off the jumble, only three of the four circles printed for the last word in the answer grid. So, I began handicapped. Then I went down some of your rabbit holes, stuck with NEW as the fourth word and had to leave it alone for a bit. This AM I studied in the cartoon again and decided to look for LEAF in the clue letters…..voila, it came together.

    Two things…. 1. I loved that our Jumble guyz gave us somewhat of a New Year resolution in the answer (TURNED OVER A New LEAF). It goes along with my resolution for 2019..to be a better person each day.

    2. How much I appreciate the time and thought that our Jumble guyz put into giving all of us an amazing daily Jumble puzzle, and the time our Unc takes to bring us his blog..researching appropriate pictures; sharing his comments; checking Ralis’s comprehensive, world famous clue word ‘dictionary’ for new clue words and new jumbles of clue words; and for being our Unc!

    Happy New Year! Linda Lee

  2. 2 unclerave January 6, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    We all love our LindaLee! — YUR


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