Jumble Spoiler – 04/15/20

Sloop - Wikipedia

Visual Description:  “I feel so broke up, I wanna go home.”

EELIX  =  EXILE,  SEYMS  =  MESSY,  RATEYB  =  BETRAY,  ECCLKA  =  CACKLE   —   Giving us:  XISSTAAL

Clue/Question:  They sold ketches, sloops and cutters.  The total cost of each boat included – – –

Tuiga est paré pour la 13e Monaco Classic Week | Yacht Club de Monaco

Answer:  SAILS TAX

(Sure, it’s a stinky pun.  But, it’s a genius stinky pun!  Just like how Brian Wilson is a genius songwriter, musician, and record producer.  Growing up, I wasn’t really the biggest Beach Boys fan, but I’ve really come to appreciate their work.  Sailboats – especially sloops – always make me think of the Beach Boys.

All familiar clue words today.  Three of the four jumbles appear – to me – to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “seyms” sometime in the past.  I had a beast of a time with “rateyb”!  I had to resort to backing into “betray”.  The answer letter layout is a great eight letter jumble.  There was just enough – for me – to see SAILS, and the X was enough for me to figure the second word was TAX.  Knowing I needed the A and T still took me some time to figure out “betray”.

Great cartoon of a sailboat marina.  It looks like Jeff must have spent a little time in San Francisco, a few months back.  This is the second day in a row where he’s shown us the Golden Gate Bridge.  Or, maybe he’s just been listening to a little Tony Bennett.  Another fine Jumble from Hoyt and Knurek.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google and the Beach Boys


4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/15/20”


  1. 1 Angela April 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    …A mere 18 days ago…03/28 – SEYMS. 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 2 David April 15, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Not to mention Brian’s and several other songwriting contributors’ “Sale on Saleor,” oops, I mean “Sail On, Sailor.”

    It wasn’t as big a hit as the Beach Boys’ cover of folk song “Sloop John B,” but I always liked the later track better. No use of the word “sloop” or “ketch” in it though.

  3. 3 unclerave April 15, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    That’s actually one of my all-time ’70s songs, David. I remember being so surprised that it was the Beach Boys, because it has a completely different sound from all the earlier, classic Beach Boys songs. It’s not one of the usual lead vocalists, and the harmony is only with the background singers. It’s been a while since I’ve heard it too, so thanks for sharing it! — YUR

  4. 4 Ken M April 15, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    UR,

    3 Ltitle thoughts (?):

    A} The boys did an all-around good job>>>especially the Cartoon! !^

    B}} I actually spent approx. 20% of my life on the waters of the world (missed the Artic Ocean) & I was mildly shocked I forgot what a Cutter boat was??¿in♤♤♤s

    C}}} If you ever get a chance to sail past Alcatraz Island》》》》close your eyes & relax/meditate; If your on the good side of the Spirit World you can actually feel/sense the powerful Evill spirit forces that are still there (
    and probably will be to the Second Coming)!!☆☆♡♡♡……..hard to believe but every time
    I passed it and I had a chance to do the above, it happened >>>>>>No Joke☆

    Be Blessed with other stuff $$


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