Jumble Spoiler – 01/08/19

Clue/Question:  Composing a comedy classic.

OAALK  =  KOALA,  TIYKT  =  KITTY,  CPCINI  =  PICNIC,  LIFEDD  =  FIDDLE   —   Giving us:  KLKITPCNIDE

Clue/Question:  The theme for the Inspector Clouseau film caused Blake Edwards to be – – –

Answer:  TICKLED PINK

(What a marvelous comedy series “The Pink Panther” movies were/are.  They had success with the early ones in the ’60s, but I think the reboot of the series in the mid ’70s really made them more memorable, at least for me.  I remember watching them in the student union at college with my girlfriend.  We laughed so hard that tears were streaming down our faces.  I remember one scene, in one of the movies, where Inspector Clouseau was wearing a disguise of a wax nose.  I think he went into a sauna, or something, and the elevated heat made the nose start to slowly melt.  It kept drooping further and further.  It was a riot, because the good inspector was always so oblivious to just about everything.  That Peter Sellers was a comic genius.  Anywho . . . 

No new clue words at all, today.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new.  None of them were toughies.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful 11-letter jumble.  I guess if you weren’t familiar with the movies the answer might have been difficult, but that was no problem for me.

Great cartoon of both Henry Mancini and Blake Edwards, the geniuses behind the scenes.  Beautiful piano, and the Oscars on the cabinet, and gold record on the wall made for the total picture.  Thanks for bringing back the great memories, David and Jeff!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/08/19”


  1. 1 David January 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Several catchphrases emerged from this classic 90-second Clouseau scene:

    Besides Edwards and Sellers, a shout-out to Herbert Lom, who played the “lunatic Chief Inspector Dreyfuss,” and Burt Kwuok, who played manservant Cato, two great running comic foils for Clouseau in the reboot films.

    And another shout-out to Henry Mancini, one of the best film composers of the 1950s to 1970s with many hits besides the theme from “The Pink Panther.” Mancini no doubt helped inspire other prolific film composers who followed him such as John Williams.

  2. 2 roy odom jr January 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Agreed. Henry Mancini was a wonderful composer. I’m fond of “Baby Elephant Walk” and “Moon River,” but thanks to the Jumble I’ve had “Pink Panther Theme” in my head all day …


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