Jumble Spoiler – 02/20/20

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Visual Description:  A Greek technique to make them shriek!

CNPIH  =  PINCH,  TAFIH  =  FAITH,  PRETEN  =  REPENT,  CISOLA  =  SOCIAL   —   Giving us:  PNHFAHENTSIAL

Clue/Question:  Flaming Greek cheese has long been popular and wasn’t just a – – –

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Answer:  FLASH IN THE PAN

(But, a flash in the pan it is.  Ah, it’s just theatrics.  Like the French with their Cherries Jubilee and Crêpes Suzette, or whoever came up with Bananas Foster, and Baked Alaska.  A bit of a show, like those Japanese Steakhouses, or even the Mexican restaurants where they make the guacamole at your table.  It’s fun.

None of today’s clue words are new.  Two of the jumbles appear to be, with both “tafih” and “cisola” having definitely been used before.  The only one to give me pause was “preten”.  But, I said three Hail Marys and one Our Father . . . and it suddenly came to me!  Yeah, right!  The answer letter layout was an impressive thirteen letter jumble.  But, because of the layout of the final answer word slots, and the fantastic cartoon, the answer came to me . . . in a flash!

Looks like some fine faux Ionic columns, and a classic looking Greek waiter.  I’ve never even heard of “saganaki” before.  Looks like WordPress hasn’t either!  I guess I’ve never really had Greek food before.  Other than feta cheese!  I have seen “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/20/20”


  1. 1 David February 20, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    This cartoon may be Jeff’s tribute to The Parthenon, a Chicago Greektown restaurant on Halsted Street which legend has it made saganaki a flaming “Opa!” dish extinguished with a squeeze of lemon. Or alternatively The Greek Islands restaurant a few doors away. The waiter and decor in the cartoon reminded me of both places. Saganaki’s delicious and fun!

    For the second day in a row, a regular word, REPENT, gave me more trouble than the final answer, and I backed into the troublemaker.

  2. 2 unclerave February 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I’m glad I’m not alone, David . . . for the second day in a row! — YUR


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