Jumble Spoiler – 07/27/19

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Visual Description:  American Gothic . . . Sellout!

MLBIP  =  BLIMP,  THHIC  =  HITCH,  DOLCED  =  CODDLE,  NRIYWE  =  WINERY   —   Giving us:  BLMHITDDLEWEY

Clue/Question:  They hired an expert oil driller who – – –

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Answer:  DID WELL BY THEM

(I’m sure Ma and Pa did very well for themselves.  Leasing your land for oil wells pays a whole lot better than farming.  And, you’ll no longer have to wake up at the crack of dawn, and work like a dog all day.  Of course, there are environmental repercussions, but that’s for the grand kids to worry about.

No new clue words today!  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, with only “dolced” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was an impressive thirteen letter jumble.  I think the lengths of the answer spaces were my biggest hints.

Great cartoon, incorporating an iconic American couple.  Possibly the most parodied work of American art.  I hope Grant Wood is looking down and smiling at all the tributes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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1 Response to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/27/19”


  1. 1 David July 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Ouch! This one tied me in knots for an average-solve-time-wrecking 11.5 minutes. Today’s final answer had the WELL I wanted yesterday, and I saw it right away but kept trying to put it at the end where it would not go. When I got to DID THEM BY WELL and thought about it a BIT (another word I tried to find a place for), I finally hit the gusher. Good, tough end-of-the-week puzzle. The NYT Crossword was particularly tough today too. I’m going home to lick my puzzling wounds and find some Lava soap to wash the oil off. Nice job D&J.

    Drill on all.


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