New Year’s Eve Jumble Spoiler – 12/31/18

Visual Description:  Awaiting the dropping of the ball.

AAGUV  =  GUAVA,  CIJEU  =  JUICE,  GTEUBD  =  BUDGET,  CESNHT  =  STENCH   —   Giving us:  UAAJCEBDTSTNH

Clue/Question:  Whether or not gloves or mittens are better was the – – –

Answer:  SUBJECT AT HAND

(A very nice, fairly challenging Jumble, to end the old year, 2018!  A year of ups and downs, triumphs and failures, laughter and sorrow, and a lot of the same ol’ same ol’ for most of us.  Sometimes we all wonder if it could possibly get any worse, with all this crazy divisiveness and anger, and it always seems to do so.  But we concentrate the happier moments.  We have to, to maintain our collective sanity.

All of today’s clue words were familiar old friends.  I could tell that right away, even without checking the ralis95 clue word database, because I saw them all instantly.  Surprisingly, all the jumbles came up as new.  An unusually long, 13-letter jumble for the answer letter layout, today.  It was also nicely cryptic.  I scratched my head for a minute or two before coming realizing that the middle word pretty much had to be AT.  That led me to AT HAND, and then I saw the SUBJECT.  Looking now, I see that the middle word could have been BE, but I’m glad I didn’t at the time.

I was going to assume that this was New Year’s Eve in Times Square, but the building in the background of the cartoon made me wonder if it could possibly be Chicago.  That’s where the boys work from.  This year it’s going to be around 50 degrees Fahrenheit in NYC, and likely rainy.  I think in Chicago it will be in the mid 30s, and maybe rainy there too.  Hope that means good luck!  Be well and do good, friends.  A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all of us!)   —   YUR

PS.  A free plug for NBC!   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 


2 Responses to “New Year’s Eve Jumble Spoiler – 12/31/18”


  1. 1 Barb Taylor December 31, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    It’s quite late, the weather is bad. But I wish you a healthy & Happy New Year, Unc. 🥳

  2. 2 unclerave December 31, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you so much, Barb! — YUR 🙂


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