(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 11/15/19

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Visual Description:  En garde encore!

GELLA  =  LEGAL,  NOPLY  =  PYLON,  PEIEDM  =  IMPEDE,  BCFIRA  =  FABRIC   —   Giving us:  EGALONIDFAI

Clue/Question:  The fencer lost to his rival after being – – –

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Answer:  FOILED AGAIN

(What an awesome pun!  It had me going for a number of minutes.  For a time, I thought I might have to put it out there for you guys to solve.  I went on to solve the Cryptoquote, and then came back to this.  I don’t know if this was suggested to the guys, or they came up with it on their own, but I must say that I am impressed.

None of today’s clue words are new, but all of the jumbles do appear to be so.  It took me a couple of looks to see “legal”, but the other three came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was a superb eleven letter jumble.  From my point of view, it gave nothing away.

Fairly simple cartoon of some fencers, at some kind of competition.  No real bonus clues inserted into the drawing.  Just an all-around good Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.  Don’t do like Myles Garrett!)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “(Tough) Jumble Spoiler – 11/15/19”


  1. 1 Gary Pantzer November 15, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    It was a challenge today. I nailed the first 3 clue works instantly but chased my tail on FABRIC. Then (like you) had to walk away a few times and return to the final solution. At first I focused on what few fencing terms I knew with no luck. I thought maybe the second word would end in ED but no go. What if the first word ended in ED? Somehow I spotted FOIL so FOILED and the second word was a given. I over think things. I went back to the cartoon character ‘s dialog which often is a clue. The loser was mumbling about never beating his opponent which may have been meant as a VERY subtle hint to the second word?

  2. 2 David November 15, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Yes, very good final answer. I too needed extra time to solve this. It felt fresh and original. And mercifully, the online puzzle worked perfectly today.

  3. 3 WIMPY November 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Hey Unc, I did well with todays jumble. I got “AGAIN” right away and not knowing anything about fencing the only word that made sense after seeing “FOE” in cartoon description was “FOILED”..I did online version so I was right and knew right away. I then Googled Fencing and learned meaning of a Foil. The Jumble is making me smarter thanks to you, Dave and Jeff. I’m shooting down to Miami on Sunday on a bus trip from my homebase in Sebastian to see our Beloved Bills “SQUISH” the Fish. 38 People going, 30 are Bills fans!!!! Gonna be a bit chilly, only getting up to mid 70’s but I’ll survive….. GO BILLS. Shame on Garrett!!!!!! Wimpy


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