Jumble Spoiler – 01/20/20

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Visual Description:  America’s Least Wanted.

XONTI  =  TOXIN,  GALEE  =  EAGLE,  DMTOEH  =  METHOD,  SRYUTT  =  TRUSTY   —   Giving us:  TONEAEMETRUS

Clue/Question:  When the politician was arrested for corruption, his supporters – – –

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Answer:  RAN OUT OF ESTEEM

(Ooh!  A slightly different kind of pun!  But, it certainly works.  Politics is a cut throat business.  And, the media only seems to make things worse, more times than not.  They love dirt, because dirt means ratings.  They’re less concerned with “I get ya”, and more concerned with “Gotcha!”

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, with “xonti” and “galee” having definitely been used before.  I thought “dmtoeh” was an excellent jumble.  It took me a few looks before seeing the “method”.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic twelve letter jumble.  It was the spacing of the final answer slots that set me on RAN OUT.  The EEMETS gave me ESTEEM.

Fine cartoon of a disappointed campaign headquarters.  The staffers and volunteers look sufficiently upset.  Getting arrested is definitely a real reason for news though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/20/20”


  1. 1 David January 20, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Another highly creative and challenging final answer, at least for me, with another great set-up and cartoon. Almost ten minutes in, I’d gotten nowhere and was about to wave the white flag, when I found OUT, placed it correctly, then RAN (another pun word, in the context of a political campaign), and then quickly unscrambled the third word. I’d be surprised if many people found the key pun pivot word, “ESTEEM,” first here. Well done David & Jeff!

    The last 12 days have featured a number of tough puzzles that have blown my solve times up way above average over this period, even with a few gimmes.

  2. 2 unclerave January 20, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Agreed, David! The boys are on a roll! — YUR

  3. 3 Wimpy January 20, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Hey Unc, TOUGH ONE for me. I agree with your statements even though we are on opposite sides of the aisle……. I didnt see “RAN” or “ESTEEM. Took me a bit but I did get It. Maybe It’s yor constant tutelage on this site that helps..Who knows..God Bless the U.S.S Doris Miller , True American Hero. Wimpy

  4. 4 unclerave January 20, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Wonderful tribute, Wimpy! I hope I’ll be around to see it commissioned! — YUR

  5. 5 Ken M January 20, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    An appropriate Jumble for the “times”!! ₩

    No gimmie……I almost ran out of “steem” on
    ESTEEM…..OH Well; If their not challenging
    their notttt……….☆◇◇

    Byyyyy all!!!!!@isthereahonestpoliiiii…?¿outthere》》¿


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