Jumble Spoiler – 03/20/19

Visual Description:  “In our Italian restaurant.”

PNYPI  =  NIPPY,  TNOEK  =  TOKEN,  SALYGS  =  GLASSY,  CAPEAL  =  PALACE   —   Giving us:  NPTNASYPAE

Clue/Question:  When the restaurant charged one cent for its noodle dish, customers enjoyed the – – –

Answer:  PENNY PASTA

(“A bottle of white, a bottle of red.  Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead.”  This cannot possibly be a stinky pun, unless you’re one of those freaks who has a problem with garlic . . . the fruit of the gods!  The only thing semi-stinky about this Jumble is in the clue/question.  Noodle dish???  Ugh!  I guess there’s really no other way to describe pasta, unless you go with a very specific pasta.  And, that would probably just confuse the issue.

All of today’s clue words are the comfort food of clue words.  I don’t think anyone struggled too much in solving them.  However, all of the jumbles did come up as new.  The answer letter layout was a tasty jumble.  There was nothing obvious about it.  I think it was a combination of “noodle dish” in the clue/question, and the quotation marks in the answer slots that made solving it a pizza cake!

Cute Italian restaurant cartoon.  I really liked the checkered table cloth, and the glasses of *Dego red*Ay, oh!  Don’t worry folks, my name ends in a vowel, so my paisans made me an honorary Italian!  So, fuhgeddaboudit!  Maybe they’re drinking Corvo.  That’s a nice modestly priced Italian wine.  I was trying to find Robert Iler’s famous line from “The Sopranos”, when Grandma Livia suffers a stroke.  It was something along the lines of *Now, who’s going to make the ffff-ing macaronis?*  The kid was all heart!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Vernal Equinox!   —   YUR

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11 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/20/19”


  1. 1 Anonymous March 20, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Hey Unclerave,

    I visited Mama Leone’s in NYC over 60 years ago! I remember my mother wrapping a big piece of leftover cheese in a napkin and putting it in her purse “for later”…she had to throw out the purse!!

    Ian

  2. 2 unclerave March 20, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    That’s hilarious, Ian! I actually went there once in 1980, or maybe it was ’81. It was a big tourist trap, but it was an experience. Lots of better – and cheaper – places to get good Italian food in NYC. Little Italy, and on Arthur Avenue, in the Bronx. Take care. — YUR

  3. 3 roy odom jr March 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I was a little amused by “noodle dish,” too, UR. I might have considered “macaroni dish.” At any rate, a super-easy Jumble!

  4. 4 unclerave March 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Are you originally an East Coaster, roy? — YUR

  5. 5 roy odom jr March 21, 2019 at 11:27 am

    No, UR, not from the east coast. The discussion made me slightly hungry for spaghetti. If I ever make it to NY and Mama Leone’s, I’ll know not to pilfer the cheese!

  6. 6 David March 21, 2019 at 11:57 am

    @unc “Lots of better – and cheaper – places to get good Italian food in NYC. Little Italy, and on Arthur Avenue, in the Bronx.”

    Ah yes… it’s perfect for us… small family place… everybody minds his business… good food.

    Have they got an old-fashioned toilet? You know… the box and the chain thing?

  7. 7 unclerave March 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you could still find a place with one of those, David! It has definitely been a while that I’ve seen one of those. — YUR 🙂

  8. 8 David March 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    😉 Sorry I was too subtle. I was setting you up, Unc, for a comeback like “Badabing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy league suit.”… a memory refresher for my earlier post about a restaurant you might have in mind:

  9. 9 mark hein March 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    There IS a pun, though – Penny Pasta, Penne Pasta.

  10. 10 unclerave March 21, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Sorry, “Sonny”! I guess I should left the gun and taken the cannoli! LOL! — YUR

  11. 11 unclerave March 21, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Oh, we got it, Mark. Great homophone, eh?! — YUR


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