Jumble Spoiler – 02/17/20

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Visual Description:  Comfort creatures.

NIDKR  =  DRINK,  RNEUP  =  PRUNE,  SRSETS  =  STRESS,  LYPELU  =  PULLEY   —   Giving us:  DRIRNESTRSPUE

Clue/Question:  The first cats to live in the White House were the – – –

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Answer:  PURRRESIDENTS

(A very cute, and very apropos, stinky pun!  When it comes to our more historic Presidents, I guess I just never stopped to think about whether they had pets at the White House, or not.  Seems that most did, but it wasn’t until Warren G. Harding, that a pet was given regular press coverage.  His dog was an Airedale Terrier named Laddie Boy.   But, it seems that Abe was a big cat lover.  Tabby and Dixie were both given to him as kittens, by his Secretary of State William Seward.  And, that is this year’s President’s Day trivia lesson!

Hoyt has given us another brand new clue word today – to go along with yesterday’s “outran” – in “stress”!  How we went all these years without “stress” is beyond me.  Not surprisingly, all of the jumbles came up as new.  For some reason I always hesitate on “pulley”.  It just seems to me that the E is unnecessary.  But, that’s the crazy English language for you.  The answer letter layout is a fantastic thirteen letter jumble.  I thought it was beautifully cryptic.  The holiday, the hyphen, and the quotation marks were the big clues for me.

Another fine period piece cartoon, by our friend Jeff.  At first glance, before I realized it was of an historical nature, I thought Abe was Jim Carrey!  He is tall and lanky, with kind of a long face.  Great President’s Day Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google, and me.me


4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/17/20”


  1. 1 David February 17, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    I also thought OUTRAN yesterday and STRESS today were new Jumble words. Unlike some of our other new words recently, I struggled briefly to unscramble each of these and added them to my tough Jumble words list. Both these words gave me more trouble than the final answers, but I didn’t have to back in. Both puns: well done!

  2. 2 lwc February 17, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I miss President Clinton’s pet, Buddy. He was the only one who didn’t wag a finger at Ol’ Bill for fiddling with interns in the back room.

    And, Bo, the Obama girls pet. I thought he and his cousin, Sunny, were very attractive dogs, more so than previous presidential pets.

  3. 3 Wimpy February 17, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Hey Unc..That jumble was Great..I as well had trouble with “pulley”. I had a a tad of trouble with the final but got it.. Happy Presidents Day…Wimpy

  4. 4 LindaLee March 7, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I just now understand the Jumble…was coming here for help! The pun was over my head….PURR-RESIDENTS – PRESIDENTS! Oy! It might take awhile, but I get there! LL


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