Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/20

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Visual Description:  Cowboys in accordance.


Clue/Question:  When they talked politics while riding horses together, they – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (7-letters)  (2-letters)  (3-letters)  (2-letters)

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(Wait!  Who “carried” who?  Seems like the horses did all the carrying.  The cowboys just ran their mouths!  And, it looks like their conversation bored the poor horses.  Good Jumble.  Just a so-so pun.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Nothing for ralis95 to do today.  All of the jumbles are coming up as new.  It took me some time to come up with “fiasco”, but I – thankfully – didn’t have to back into it.  I just skipped it and came back to it.  I saw the other five right away.  The answer letter layout was a great fourteen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  I figured the last three words had to be ON AND ON, and from the RARICED I was able to come up with CARRIED.

Nice cartoon of the cowboys and their horses.  I liked the long and winding trail too.  A fun Sunday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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1 Response to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/20”

  1. 1 David January 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    I had the same reaction, Unc: the flow from clue to answer is just a bit off for me. Your succinct summary of the issue earned an LOL. I still think it’s a very good final answer and challenging Sunday puzzle. After recognizing -ED but getting stuck, writing the letters out alphabetically helped me see ON AND ON and then get the rest. I was also distracted looking for a more obvious pun like REIN/REIGN (long-in-the-tooth political leaderships suggested in the dialogue) or RODE/ROAD. We got some but not all the needed letters and didn’t have the grid pattern for it. I like that they didn’t go with the more obvious pun words and made the answer unintuitive.

    Maybe it would have been a cleaner double entendre if the setup and the answer were abbreviated to, “While on the trail, they CARRIED ON AND ON.” The cartoon and dialogue would still work as is, with a good Sunday red-herring rabbit hole (politics, not key to the answer) to run down.

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