Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/20

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Visual Description:  When Gere was really in gear.

HMTIG  =  MIGHT,  NRIYO  =  IRONY,  SALHPS  =  SPLASH,  DAREDM  =  MADDER   —   Giving us:  MIHONYSPLAADDE

Clue/Question:  When Richard Ger starred in the movie “Pretty Woman”, he was – – –

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Answer:  PAID HANDSOMELY

(The wimens is gonna hate me if I calls dis a stinky pun!  I always thought Ricky Gere was kindova shorter, pretty-boy version of Clint Eastwood.  They both have those squinty, beady eyes.  I’m sure the ladies – in the case of Gere at least – would argue that they’re smiling/bedroom eyes.  But, I can’t really say anything bad about a guy who grew up about an hour down I-90 from me.  Apparently, he was born in Philly, but raised in Syracuse, NY.  We were practically neighbors!  LOL!  But, he woulda been one of the big kids, considering he’s eight years older than me.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Although, all of today’s jumbles are all newbies!  The kids today would just call them “noobs”.  None of them tripped me up any.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive fourteen letter jumble!  It hid the final answer very well.  My first impulse was that the first word might be MADE.  But, IHONYSPLAD left me scratching my head.  It did help see PAID though, and then I got the pun.

Even though the clue/question clearly states “Pretty Woman”, I was getting more of an “Internal Affairs” vibe.  The woman talking to the other guy looks, to me, more like Nancy Travis than Julia Roberts.  The guy looks a little like Howard Cosell!  LOL!    But, I guess that could be Larry Miller.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/20”


  1. 1 David April 30, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Another puzzle that gave me trouble with one regular word (MADDER) and with the final answer. I found HANDSOME early on but wasn’t seeing the -LY angle. I too got hung up on “made.” The letters that would make “money” are in there as well with no good place to put them. I did finally figure this one out once I recognized we had the letters to make PAID. I think we had a similar final answer to this one in recent years, but I don’t remember more about it than the general idea of a specific star being PAID a lot. Very good setup, cartoon, and final answer.

  2. 2 unclerave April 30, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    I’m fairly sure this challenged many of us, David. — YUR

  3. 3 Angela April 30, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Hi…Todays puzzle solution has appeared twice before, that I’m aware of…

    05/06/2012: The successful model was able to buy the new sports car because he was…PAID HANDSOMELY

    09/09/2017: Male models with successful careers are…PAID HANDSOMELY

    …And as an additional coincidence, on 05/06/12, Ben Franklin just happened to be the featured Cryptoquote speaker. Go figure! 😉

    Stay well, stay safe.🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 4 unclerave May 1, 2020 at 10:36 am

    I’m going to call you “The Seeker”, Angela! — YUR

  5. 5 Angela May 1, 2020 at 11:32 am

    WHO? 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. 6 unclerave May 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    First base! — YUR

  7. 7 Angela May 1, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    LOL! Touché! 👏🏻👏🏻 Comedic genius at its best! A classic…And I doubt we’ll ever see the likes of them again…Thanks for the memory…And how I miss baseball…😥 Be well, stay safe. ⚾️🙋🏻‍♀️

    https://tinyurl.com/6qasks2

  8. 8 David May 1, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks, Angela. I’m sure I played those two earlier puzzles. So you’d think, third time’s the charm, so maybe I’d have solved it pretty fast this time. NOPE! Probably gave me trouble then too.

  9. 9 Angela May 1, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    YW, David. But you shouldn’t by any means be hard on yourself. We have to take into consideration that the three themes were all different, so it’s not like you’ve missed the same thing over and over. Plus, IMO, it’s most likely that a woman would “see” handsome before a man would. Nature of the beast! 😉 Stay well, David, and be safe out there. 🙋🏻‍♀️


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