Jumble Spoiler(?) – 03/22/19

Visual Description:  A band of merry men!


Clue/Question:  To rob from the rich and give to the poor, Robin Hood needed – – –

Answer:  (6-letters)  (2-letters)  “(5-letters)”

Take Two!  Answer:  NERVES OF “STEAL”

(I’m not seeing it this morning!  So, I’m putting it out there for you guys to tell me.  Clearly, the punny aspect lies in the third word, the one in quotation marks, but that is not enough for me this morning.

No new clue words, and only two of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve seen both “lefte” and “ownos” some time before.  Great answer letter layout.  It sure ain’t obvious to me!

Great cartoon of Robin, Little John, Friar Tuck, someone else . . . maybe Alan-A-Dale or Will Scarlet, and perhaps Maid Marian.  They’re in Sherwood Forest, no doubt.  I was thinking the first answer word might be FOREST, but I can’t seem to come up with the pun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Thanks to all of the readers who wrote in with the correct answer, starting with an “Anonymous” at 9:44 AM.  I don’t know if I COULD have come up with this answer, as easily as many of you guys seemed to!  I had not been trying, since I originally posted this, so I don’t know IF I would have gotten it, if I had kept at it.  I definitely see, and get, the pun . . . now, but my mind relies very heavily on visual clues.  In my mind, the answer HAD TO have SOMETHING to do with the story of Robin Hood, the detailed plans Robin is pointing to, or something to do with the woods or the far off castle.  I clearly did not pick up on the tone of Robin’s monologue.  And, I wasn’t looking for an alternative to “rob” because that’s already the way the line went/goes!  It doesn’t happen all that often, but today the guys got me!   —   YUR

PS.  Super cartoon!   —   YUR

.Images courtesy of Google

33 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler(?) – 03/22/19”

  1. 1 Anonymous March 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

    nerves of steal

  2. 2 IAN GROSS March 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

    nerves of “steal”

  3. 3 Art Shapiro March 22, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Only post this if nobody else has already: Nerves of Steal,

  4. 4 amarie94903@yahoo.com March 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Nerves of steal

  5. 5 ejwo321 March 22, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I see “valor” for all the talk of bravery, but not very pun-like…and I keep thinking the middle word would be “of”, but that takes away the “o”. So I can’t solve it yet either

  6. 6 Maria Krogshede March 22, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Nerves of steal

    Sent from my iPad


  7. 7 Mary E Davis March 22, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Nerves of steal…is the answer, i believe

  8. 8 Anonymous March 22, 2019 at 11:44 am

    nerves of “steal”

  9. 9 Barbara March 22, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Nerves of steal

  10. 10 joe jernigan March 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    nerves pf steel !!!!!!!!!

  11. 11 Barbara March 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I’m not sure if my previous reply came through.
    Nerves of “steal”

  12. 12 joe jernigan March 22, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    nerves of steel is the answer

  13. 13 Anonymous March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Nerves of “steal”.

  14. 14 Bob March 22, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Nerves of Steal

  15. 15 nao93061 March 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Nerves of “steal”

  16. 16 Sandra Whiddon March 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Punny word is ‘steal’

  17. 17 Pat March 22, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Nerves of “steal”

  18. 18 Lisa Durkay March 22, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    This took me awhile but the answer is Nerves of “steal”

  19. 19 roy odom jr March 22, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    It was hard, UR! You need NERVES OF … get it now?

  20. 20 Rick Muse March 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Nerves of Steal

    Sent from my iPhone

  21. 21 Richard March 22, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Nerves of Steal my friend.


  22. 22 David March 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    “Nerves of steel” is what conspirators usually need to pull off their plans. Here David and Jeff make it “NERVES OF STEAL.”

    This one took me a minute longer than usual to crack, and I liked it. Very clever. Good end-of-the-week challenge.

  23. 23 ejwo321 March 22, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    nerves of steel took me all day

  24. 24 Earl Johnson March 22, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    nerves of steal….maybe

  25. 25 Jerry kalayjian March 22, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Nerves of “steal”

  26. 26 Maria March 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Nerves of steal

  27. 27 Anonymous March 22, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Nerves of steal

  28. 28 Mike March 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Nerves of “steal”

    Mike from San Diego

  29. 29 David March 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    You have lots of friends and followers seeing this solution. I hope you will not feel embarrassed that they got this one and you didn’t.

    There have been several puzzles that you got quickly that stumped me. It happens.

  30. 30 Ken Mize March 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Good job!!
    In fact, Robin Hood, by legend, only took a % of the assets of the rich (He was to have prayed for guidence) He and his “Merry Men” considered it a sort of Tithe Offering.

  31. 31 Janice March 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Nerves of steal

  32. 32 Ken Mize March 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Good job!!
    In fact, Robin Hood, by legend, only took a % of the assets of the rich (He was to have prayed for guidence). He and his “Merry Men” considered it a sort of Tithe Offering.

  33. 33 unclerave March 23, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Hey, David. Hopefully, you have read my updated spoiler/post. It explained how/why I didn’t come up with the answer for myself. Things like this don’t embarrass me, in the least. I don’t claim to be a genius, but I also know that I’m a top tier player of the Jumble. Take this morning’s Jumble. Because of the cartoon, the dialog, the leading nature of the clue/question, and the answer slot layout, I didn’t even have to question the answer. It was that automatic for me. Thank you for your concern though, buddy! — YUR

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