Jumble Spoiler – 10/04/19

Image result for Betty Crocker

Visual Description:  A little bit Betty?

RFMOU  =  FORUM,  CIPER  =  PRICE,  XSSEEC  =  EXCESS,  TBEANU  =  BUTANE   —   Giving us:  RMPICESUTN

Clue/Question:  The original version of her cookbook was a – – –

Image result for Julia Child and her husband

Answer: MENUSCRIPT

(I thought this was an excellent Jumble.  A true stinky pun!  I would’ve loved to have posted the spoiler on Friday, if I wasn’t in such a rush to get on the road.  And, I understand that some of you had some trouble in solving it?

All of the clue words were familiar old friends.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new.  For some reason I had some difficulty coming up with “forum”.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful ten letter jumble.  I thought manuscript right away.  Noticed there wasn’t an A.  But, then got the pun as easy as child’s play.

Great cartoon.  I’m sure they’re supposed to be someones.  Maybe Julia Child and her husband?  Maybe Jeff will tell us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 


9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/04/19”


  1. 1 hal odom jr October 7, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I had a very hard time with this one, UR. I guess I just didn’t see the “recipe.”

  2. 2 unclerave October 7, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    LOL, roy. I think the hubbie, ordering dinner from the book, helped clue me into the answer. — YUR

  3. 3 David October 7, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I needed a little extra time with this one, as is common with what I call invented-spelled words, but I agree: well-played by our puzzlers. For me the key was finding SCRIPT. I do like the pun, the cartoon, the clue lead-in flow, and that each element on either side of the hyphen is a real word. Julia maybe, but I thought of Irma Rombauer of “The Joy of Cooking,” a more mainstream cookbook author and Julia Child mentor.

  4. 4 12534773 MJ SCHREINER October 7, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I think that are supposed to be Betty Crocker Who was the given name of the lady for General Mills that made all the cereal and f l o u rfor a baking. They put out cookbooks and Betty always told you to do this or that and if you want to change the recipe you could do other things. Betty was always suggesting things. FYI.

  5. 5 unclerave October 8, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Thanks, MJ! I always appreciate being educated by my readers! — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave October 8, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I was a little surprised that they didn’t go with a hyphen for the answer, David. At least my newspaper didn’t come with a hyphen. I don’t know a whole lot about cookbook writers. Did this Irma ever feature her husband, like Julia sometimes did? — YUR

  7. 7 David October 8, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    My mistake–this day’s final answer didn’t have a hyphen in the online edition either. I was thinking of the 10/05/2019 answer. I won’t disclose that answer here in case it would be a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t tried that puzzle yet, but that answer has a hyphen that is usually omitted between its two elements, a hyphen which I think helps solvers see the answer. DLH could have added a hyphen similarly to make this one easier to unscramble, but it’s a very good final answer either way.

    I checked out Irma Rombauer’s bio on wikipedia. Her husband died of suicide due to depression in 1930. Irma’s first edition of “The Joy of Cooking” came out about a year later. Irma died in 1962 at the age of 84. Julia would begin to grow famous on the PBS station in Boston in 1963. Irma’s cookbook was revised and updated over the years, first by her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker, and more recently by Irma’s grandson, Ethan Becker. So in that sense it was a family affair but didn’t famously involve her husband.

    Maybe the cartoon was one of the TV actresses portraying the fictional corporate character Betty Crocker, or the very real Julia Child, or just a composite of famous cookbook authors who could have used a circa 1950s/1960s typewriter as the cartoon shows.

  8. 8 unclerave October 8, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    In a lot of Jeff’s cartoons you can tell he’s going for certain real people, as opposed to the cartoons of fairly stock characters. These people looked pretty specific to me. My initial impression was of Betty Crocker, despite her being a corporate creation. Then I went to a younger Julia Child, because I’d remembered something about her and her husband. I think we have “The Joy of Cooking” somewhere around here.

    — YUR

  9. 9 LindaLee October 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I saw SCRIPT quickly, so MENU was pretty easy. LL


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