Jumble Spoiler – 03/26/19

Visual Description:  Date disappointment.


Clue/Question:  The collector who wouldn’t stop talking about his model trains had a – – –


(Not for nothing, but I doubt he’d be the type of guy to waste his time with online dating sites.  Once you’re a model train nerd . . . you are long gone, baby. Everything else is pretty much off the tracks.  For many, this passion borders on an obsession.  What would he need a woman for?

All of today’s clue words are familiar old clue words.  Of course, as usual, I had to semi-back into “khaki”.  I can never remember if it’s “khaki” or “kakhi”.  I’m just not that up on my Urdu!  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “sreds” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a nifty twelve letter jumble.  It gave nothing away.  For me, it’s always a combination of the visual of the cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question.

Great depiction of a model train enthusiast’s basement!  It’s been ages since I’ve been in one.  When I was a wee lad, our nextdoor neighbor had a setup in his basement, and a few family friends had setups.  My Dad even had tracks and engines and cars.  But, I don’t think my Mom allowed him to set it up.  Likely one of the reasons they were divorced by the time I was six.  She always thought she was too good for him.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/26/19”

  1. 1 Ken M March 26, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Model Train collectors do tend to be almost exclusive in their pursuit of that hobbie.
    I’ve met apprx. 6-7 of them.
    The only other interest four of them had was
    Golf. (Maybe an active Train Track was close by???*)

  2. 2 Damidwesterner March 27, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Well, I’m a model railroader and have heard this a lot over the years! So it was pretty easy.

    As an aside, even though there was a clue word with an S (dress), it was too bad it wasn’t Sudeo as I heard Sussudio on the radio in a fast food place today. 😀

  3. 3 Archon's Den March 27, 2019 at 1:30 am

    If the answers don’t just pop out from the context, I concentrate on the less commonly used consonants – X, V, F, W -to try to see where they might fit. 🙂

  4. 4 unclerave March 27, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Sounds like a plan, my man! — YUR

  5. 5 unclerave March 27, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I think there is no escaping Sudeo, Damid! — YUR 🙂

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