Jumble Spoiler – 04/03/19

Visual Description:  Patriarch and his performers.


Clue/Question:  Tightrope walkers ran in his family.  He came from a – – –


(I know the guys produce these about a month in advance, but still it’s a little ironic that they just published one that dealt with the Boeing Company, and now one featuring the Flying Wallendas.  Of course Boeing has been big in the news, due to their problems, and subsequent grounding, of their 737 MAX series of jets.  But, just about a week ago they released a video, from 2017, of an accident where five of the Wallendas fell twenty five feet – to the ground – while rehearsing a never been performed eight-man pyramid, that would have set a world record.  Fortunately, everyone survived, but it left emotional scars.  Some Jumbles they clearly plan to coincide with the various sports seasons, and historic anniversaries, and other events.  But, sometimes we get these totally unplanned gems!  Maybe the guys are channeling Nostradamus???  Or, they’re just coincidences.

All four of the clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all of their jumbles appear to be new.  The word “mogul” has a couple of different meanings.  There’s the powerful personage “mogul”, as in a “Hollywood mogul”, and there is the mound in skiing “mogul” that needs to be navigated around.  The word/s have completely different origins, although they are both spelled and pronounced the same.  The answer letter layout was an impressive fourteen letters long, and did not give anything away.  The biggest clue was probably the visual of all the performers, balancing . . . in a row.  The leading nature of the clue/question also set it up very nicely.

Great circus style cartoon.  You have a ring master down below, and five performers on the high wire, and the patriarch waiting at the end of the wire.  Great Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/03/19”

  1. 1 roy odom jr April 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I was wondering the same thing, UR. Pure coincidence, they’ll tell you! (It happens in crosswords all the time.) When you write enough of these puzzles, something is bound to have a tangential connection with current events.

  2. 2 Damidwesterner April 3, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I remember the network news showing this latest fall, but I also remember them showing Karl falling from between two skyscrapers in Puerto Rico I think, back in the late ’70s. He was blown over by a gust of wind, I think it was. As far as today’s puzzle, the hard word of the day was Mogul. Not sure why I didn’t see it.

  3. 3 unclerave April 4, 2019 at 10:58 am

    So true, roy. And, I just love a good coincidence. — YUR

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