Jumble Spoiler – 11/19/19

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Visual Description:  Short-circuit surprise.

LIYFL  =  FILLY,  NITEW  =  TWINE,  TRFGOO  =  FORGOT,  CAPUTE  =  TEACUP   —   Giving us:  ILYINEFRGTEC

Clue/Question:  The experience of using his first battery-operated toothbrush was – – –

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Answer:  ELECTRIFYING

(Good thing this is DC and not AC, I guess.  The voltage in batteries is generally lower than if the electric toothbrush were plugged into an outlet.  Ooh!  Can you imagine a short if it was plugged into an outlet?

Although it seems to me we’ve had it before, the clue word “filly” is not on the ralis95 clue word database.  Hopefully, it will after today.  The other three are old favorites.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “nitew” having definitely been used before.  None of them tripped me up.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful twelve letter jumble.  The cartoon was the biggest clue!

I haven’t read Mad Magazine in years, but it was a big part of my adolescence.  It always made me laugh.  Today’s guest cartoon made me laugh.  Thank you, Dan McConnell.  The Guest Jumbler series is always a lot of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 11/19/19”


  1. 1 hal odom jr November 19, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I seem to recall reading earlier this year that MAD Magazine had transitioned to subscription and online only, so there’s no more dawdling by the magazine rack at the grocery store to look at the “Fold-In” and “Spy vs. Spy.” I hope MAD is doing well.

  2. 2 David November 19, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Shockingly enough, electric toothbrushes go back to 1927 and plugged into AC power until (and to only a gradually diminishing market share after) the early 1960s when GE introduced the first NiCad rechargeable-battery toothbrush. I remember my parents had a plug-in model in the 1960s or 1970s.There were safety concerns. In the early 1990s, United Laboratories and its Canadian counterpart said they would not certify any more full-voltage AC electric toothbrushes. Along with better rechargeable-battery toothbrush performance, this policy finally brought about the marketplace demise of AC electric toothbrushes.(All this is per the Wikipedia article. Well not the part about my parents owning one. I could edit the article to add that, though, if it seems currently important!)

  3. 3 Ken M November 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I Really enjoyed/admired the drawings…especially the Dan McConnell “Switch it off!” Toothbrush Pic!!^*

    I Respect these artists talents sooo much☆
    The only thing I can draw half – way decent is my legal name to a legal check!!*

    Have a great finish to this week!! ¥
    Be Blessed…..

  4. 4 Wimpy November 19, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Hey Unc, I wasn’t tripped up as well, But I do enjoy the guest cartoon jumbles. I read MAD magazine as a kid as well and about 5 years ago i subscribed again missing it. It was biting satire and no matter what side of the political fence you where on you took a hit, and rightly so..Unfortunately they are ceasing publication of new material, Another piece of americana gone.. Oh well…Go Bills!!!

  5. 5 unclerave November 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    I think I read the same thing, roy. What is this world coming to? — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave November 19, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    LOL! Hilarious . . . and informative, David! Thanks, man. — YUR

  7. 7 unclerave November 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks, Wimpy! Go Bills! — YUR

  8. 8 Damidwesterner November 20, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I remember the plug-in electric toothbrushes, I had one and used it for awhile. I probably was still reading Mad Magazine at the time! 😀

  9. 9 unclerave November 20, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I know the electric toothbrush with the charging base that plugs in, but I don’t think I would put anything in my mouth attached to a live wire. That’s just asking for trouble, in my book. Ay-yi-yi! LOL! — YUR


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