Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/19

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Visual Description:  He wants to go “Up”!


Clue/Question:  Edison filled his attic with helium because he wanted a – – –

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(At least this kid wasn’t trying to use hydrogen!  Don’t kids do the darnedest things?  I guess most of our great scientists and inventors started out as curious kids.  I remember trying to make things in my backyard out of old bicycle parts and an Erector Set.  Clearly, I was no mechanical genius.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve seen both “voseh” and “vitreh” before.  The answer letter layout is a nicely cryptic ten letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  Funny how it almost resembles a German word.  The Zeppelin, LZ 129 Hindenburg, was designed to primarily use Helium gas, but it was so hard to produce and expensive to get – and there were also U.S. export restrictions – that they used hydrogen gas instead.  Hydrogen is extremely flammable, but the designers thought they had it under control.  Like the Titanic, nature found a way to overcome human ingenuity, and say:  See!  I told ya!

Cool cartoon from our guest Jumbler, John Hambrock.  I’m not familiar with this comic, but all newspapers have their limitations.  Looks to be amusing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/19”

  1. 1 Colltales November 21, 2019 at 12:31 am

    One of them flew over my once hometown, in 1933. Think it was the Zep itself. At the time, people were looking forward to flying and braving the new worlds that seemed so close by then.
    We were all wrong of course. What followed that brief moment was an old but ever harsher story of supremacism and submission of the will of the people by a psychopath backed by a war machine and thousands of drones, all repeating the same thing; he’s doing that for our own good.

  2. 3 unclerave November 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Sounds like you might be referring to the Graf Zeppelin, Wes. It looks like the Germans were very big into dirigibles, as far back as 1900. I’ve read that some believe that the Hindenburg disaster may have been sabotage by forces that objected to the rise of Nazism. If so, maybe history would have turned out differently if it had never happened. — YUR

  3. 4 unclerave November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    VERY funny, Damid! — YUR 🙂

  4. 5 Colltales November 24, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Sabotage during the war was always possible. But it didn’t help it that it was forced to use hydrogen rather than helium, its primary fuel, when flying over the U.S. territory.

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