Jumble Spoiler – 11/23/19

 

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Visual Description:  The Lockhorns!

ANIPO  =  PIANO,  LIRTL  =  TRILL,  NECCTA  =  ACCENT,  NOTLAA  =  ATONAL   —   Giving us:  POILLCCEAL

Clue/Question:  “Loretta’s voice has an arresting quality to it.  It makes you want to . . . “

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Answer:  CALL THE POLICE

(I have always been a huge Lockhorns fan!  They are my favorite dysfunctional married couple comic.  They kind of play up the stereotypical tendencies of both men and women, but in an hysterical/satirical way.  I wish my paper carried them.  Leroy also reminds me of a guy that I used to work with.  But, that’s another story.

Apparently, we’ve never seen “atonal” as a clue word before.  It is not on the ralis95 world famous clue word database.  After today it should be.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “lirtl” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a dandy ten letter jumble.  Not obvious.

I love how this cartoon has Leroy confiding/complaining to a male friend about Loretta’s voice.  Other Lockhorn cartoons have Loreretta complaining to a girlfriend about Leroy’s drinking, wandering eyes, golfing or general laziness.  But, very often they are head to head barbs.  I wonder if the New York Daily News still carries the Lockhorns?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 11/23/19”


  1. 1 Gary Pantzer November 23, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I have never had as much trouble with a new word as ATONAL. I had to back into it and it still took time after I knew the last 2 letters were AL or LA. I figured the odds favored AL. After running combos of the other 4 letters the first one that seemed like it could be a real word was ATONAL and I checked out the definition. This may be only the second time JUMBLE taught me a word I know I have never seen/heard/read before. A rare pleasure!

  2. 2 Ken M November 23, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I wonder what % off the “Jumblers” had a hard time with “ATONAL”??*^.

    I was a little lucky due to some musical background…..in my opinion; “”Tough”” word….◇

    Happy Holidays!!

  3. 3 unclerave November 24, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Apparently fairly high, Ken. Gary had to back into it, and even I hesitated a bit with it. Like you, I got it due to my quasi-musical fine arts background. I took some music appreciation courses in college, and learned about guys like Aaron Copland. Definitely not an easy word! — YUR


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