Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/19

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Visual Description:  Kids of the ’60s!

VACHO  =  HAVOC,  GREME  =  MERGE,  TTREEH  =  TETHER,  MOSLAN  =  SALMON   —   Giving us:  HAVMERTTEALM

Clue/Question:  When “The Fantastic Four” debuted, readers bought the comic books to – – –

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Answer:  MARVEL AT THEM

(Great pun!  I grew up reading Marvel Comics.  Also DC and Dell and Gold Key and Archie comics.  I loved the old Tarzan comics, and also the World War II comics, like “Sgt. Rock” and “Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos”.  It took me a little while to get into the superheroes, but my first and favorite of those was always “Captain America”.  Then “The Avengers”.  I wasn’t so big on “The Fantastic Four” or “Spider Man” until my later teens.  I still have a box of comics in the garage somewhere.  I hope they’re still okay.

No new clue words today.  We’ve definitely seen “vacho” before, but the other jumbles appear to be new.  It took me a few looks before I saw “salmon”.  Fantastic twelve letter answer letter layout.  Nothing given away. 

Fun cartoon of some early ’60s kids.  Great job on the clothes and haircuts.  I don’t remember little girls reading comic books much back then.  They usually pooh-poohed them, and only read real books.  And, I think most comic books were geared more for boys back then.  Times have changed though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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10 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/19”


  1. 1 Jenn May 2, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    UR, I loved reading the Archie, and Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books when I was little……..and you’re right, it was slim pickings for girls who liked comic books. My brother and I would read anything, even cereal boxes at breakfast. Going to buy a comic book was a real treat- we’d go to the newspaper/tobacco shop in our little town to buy two each, and we’d be on cloud 9!…. I truly hope your comics in your garage are a-ok! This was a super Jumble today, kudos Jeff and David! ( I’ve been way behind on all things Jumble,and UR…hoping to have my head above water soon…hope everyone’s doing exceedingly well…take care all! )

  2. 2 unclerave May 2, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks, jenn! Welcome back! Take your time and do what you gotta do. We”l be here. — YUR

  3. 3 Ken M May 2, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    I used to raise HAVOC with my lunch and dinner times by outside Comic reading. I would MERGE the Books by my desire of type of topic was primary for me that day.(I would
    TETHER my SALMON{example} to the porch
    post if it was still kicking on Fish Day!☆,LOL,
    silly boy)
    Some Comic Books were soo interesting/fun I
    would “MARVEL AT THEM”…

    Stay Special to those who care for you {& versa visa}. Hope you find an old group of prime Comic Books hid somewhere worth
    Min. $$$ 300,000 or at least you like them??¿♤♡◇♧*

  4. 4 Damidwesterner May 3, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I too had a pile of comics when I was a kid. Alas, most of them are gone. BUT! I have a small pile of Sgt Fury comics next to my desk here, plus a small box of assorted DC comics in the basement. The last time I saw them the box was sitting on a bar stool, so I’d think they won’t get wet if some water gets onto the basement floor. 😀

  5. 5 unclerave May 3, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I loved the assortment of characters in the Sgt Fury comics! A real rogue’s gallery. I wouldn’t be surprised if the comic books didn’t inspire “The Dirty Dozen”. — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave May 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Attaboy, Ken! — YUR

  7. 7 LindaLee September 3, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Hey Jenn! I’m in your boat…I’m about a month out. I’m now going through the blog to see what our Unc has had to say!

    I loved my comics when I was growing up. I got to buy one on Friday’s when we’d go to the grocery with daddy!

  8. 8 Jenn September 12, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Hi LindaLee! So good to hear from you, and glad I’m not alone in the world of catch-up…hope all is exceedingly well in your neck of the woods!

  9. 9 LindaLee September 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Jenn! Good to see you. I’m hit and miss…and have actually gotten caught up. Who knows how long that will last!! Been battling pneumonia here — what a surprise!! Last day of meds tomorrow. Sure hope that y’all are well. LL

  10. 10 Jenn September 13, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Good grief, LIndaLee, really sorry to hear you’ve been dealing with pneumonia-yipe! That can be really tough to deal with. Hoping you’re starting to be on the upswing, with one last day of meds .And bravo for being caught up, I’m still in the Jumble catch-up trenches, ha. Healing Hugs and sunshine from Indy!


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