Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/19

capital letters

Visual Description:  Capital letters and kid stuff.


Clue/Question:  Debuting centuries ago, the fourth letter of the alphabet was now an – – –

Image result for capital D's


(A CAPITAL idea!  A fine stinky pun.  At first – and second – glance I had no idea where this was heading.  I thought I was going to have to put this out there for you guys to solve.  But, I realized that because of the clue/question ending in AN, that the first word of the answer had to start with a vowel.  There were no H’s.  And, with the third word needing to be A, that meant that the first word likely started with an O.  I was going with probabilities.

None of today’s clue words came up as new.  Although all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I had the most difficulty with “omega”.  It was the last jumble I solved.  The answer letter layout was a very ambitious thirteen letter jumble.  Maybe all the D’s together helped me along some, but I don’t think they posed any kind of giveaway.

Fun cartoon of animated letters.  Is the female letter supposed to be a D too?  Puts me in mind some of this ‘raindrop’ vs ‘waterfall’ texting debate.  When I heard/read that raindroppers consider waterfallers to be “stern or serious” I just SMH.  To me, expressing an idea in a single paragraph is more efficient, and more polite, than sending four, five, six little texts in a row.  I’d rather my phone ping once, than four or five additional/needless times.  It’s also annoying, when you start replying to the first text, and then one or more texts keep arriving.  When you send a bunch of these ‘raindrop’ texts how is the recipient supposed to know when you’ve completed your thought?  There is nothing stern, or serious, and certainly not rude, about sending a complete paragraph.  If anything it’s much more polite, and concise, than having to wait for a slew of brief and disjointed little blurbs.  Of course, this paragraph I just wrote is too long to be a single text, but this is an entirely different format from texting.  The funny thing is, before this issue kind of came up in the media, my daughter used to send what I consider normal texts.  Now, they’re more and more ‘raindrop’.  I guess at age 28 she’s afraid of being considered old!  What a world!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/19”

  1. 1 Gary Pantzer October 29, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    After a string of softballs, it was nice (and frustrating) to struggle for the solution. None of the word jumbles were a problem. I also did not notice the “an” at first. The cartoon texts SHOULD have helped but I did not “get it” until after I got the final solution. Since I knew it had to start with a vowel, I looked for any 3 letter combo and I had a hunch that the letter after each dash would be a “D”. As soon as I considered “OLD” and added the “D”, I knew the answer instantly. I am always on the lookout for a common phrase or saying.

  2. 2 Wimpy October 30, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Hey Unc, I couldn’t get it. I was approaching the final answer as something to do with the history of letters or style of writing as opposed to taking a more simple approach. Oh Well ..Some days you got it and some days you don’t. GO BILLS!!! Wimpy

  3. 3 unclerave October 30, 2019 at 10:38 am

    So true, Wimpy! It seems that we weren’t the only ones challenged by it. A good number of others came here looking for the answer. Not like the old days, but back then I had no competition, and I posted my spoilers earlier. The imitators are eating my lunch! — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave October 30, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Definitely not one of the more obvious answers, Gary! Thanks for reading. — YUR

  5. 5 David October 30, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I also needed some extra time on this one, and for me as well, thinking through the “an” leading to a three-letter word beginning with an A, O, or U was the key to solving it. Good final answer, clue, and cartoon, and very original. Well done guys.

  6. 6 unclerave October 30, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Great minds think alike, David! — YUR

  7. 7 LindaLee November 8, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I all but had it. Had the words … OLD BUT GOOD…and still didn’t get it! Was thinking contractions. Ugh!! And OMEGA was a trial. Loved how efficient a clue word ROBOT was…used 4 out of the 5 letters! Moving forward! LL

  8. 8 unclerave November 8, 2019 at 11:25 am

    That’s our girl! — YUR

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