Jumble Spoiler – 01/02/19

Visual Description:  Going to commercial?


Clue/Question:  The televised pool tournament began – – –


(Marvelous stinky pun!  Billiards lends itself to a number of old saws.  This isn’t really one of them, but it does make for a good pun.  I wonder if the term “cue stick” has anything to do with how the Brits are always on queue, while Americans just say that they’re on line.  You use the cue stick to line up – and then take – the shot.  Hmm!

All of today’s clue words are already residents of the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  However, three of the jumbles came up as new, with “gruber” having definitely been used sometime in the past.  No hesitation with the jumbles today.  The answer letter layout was a smart jumble.  Nicely cryptic.

Great cartoon.  And its dialog, along with the clue/question, set up the answer very well.  The announcers for pool tournaments always seem to look a little cheesy, to me.  How soon after the first break will they go to a commercial break?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Speaking of announcers . . . the wrestling world’s famed announcer, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, passed away today at the age of 76.  He had a voice that lent a tone of legitimacy to a “sport” that is more entertainment than anything else.  He played his part as well as, if not better than, any of the wrestlers that he interviewed.  His name will live on in the hearts of all wrestling fans.  Rest In Peace, Gene!   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/02/19”

  1. 1 Damidwesterner January 3, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Sad to hear about Mean Gene. Heard him early on and throughout his career. Always the best.

    Here he is with Ric Flair on WCW Nitro, supposedly one of the best promos ever. You can see his talent beside one of the best promo talents ever. That’s Bobby ‘The Brain’ in the background. 😀

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