Jumble Spoiler – 05/05/20

Timepieces 1000pc jigsaw puzzle by Cobble Hill Puzzle Co.

Visual Description:  Status symbol land.


Clue/Question:  Rolex debuted in 1908 and would become known for its high-quality watches – – –


The History of Rolex Watches | Jewelry-N-Loan


(A timely stinky pun.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a time themed Jumble answer.  I’ve never quite gotten the attraction of all these extremely high priced watches.  The Rolexes, the Piagets, the Omegas, and the Patek Philippes, etc.  I know there are others, but who really cares?  It’s all just fancy jewelry that tells time.  Glorious baubles for people who are consumed with status.  What a waste.

All familiar old clue words today.  And yet, all of the jumbles were coming up as new.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a splendid eleven letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer nicely.  First I crossed off TIME – the most obvious.  Then, I crossed off GOOD.  And, all that was left was  . . .

Fine period piece cartoon of Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, the two gentlemen who started Rolex.  The company started in England, but moved to Switzerland following WWI, due to the heavy taxation that the Brits imposed, due to the costs of the Great War.  I’d say they were equal parts artisan, and P.T. Barnum.  They realized that “there’s a sucker born every minute!”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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11 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/05/20”

  1. 1 David May 5, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    I can’t see this answer phrase without hearing Margaret Hamilton menace Judy Garland, “ALL in GOOD TIME, my pretty, ALL in GOOD TIME!”

    Many of us including me have stopped wearing wrist watches and just use smartphones.

  2. 2 unclerave May 5, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Still one of my all-time favorite movies, David! I wasn’t crazy about the way the clue/question was set up. It seemed a little awkward to me. — YUR

  3. 3 Ken May 5, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Good job guy’s!!×

    GLOSSY & METAL brought back memories of my times in Dubai, United Arab Emirates……☆>
    Just one of the hundreds of stores, hotels, ect.,
    ect….ect. I could speak of, but I will stick to one!!! $$(Amen)……..Royal Dubai Jewellers!
    By the way; In Dubai, from the small stores you
    can find some really good watches that are fake Rolex’s (they will tell their fakes) for about
    $125 – $150$$$!

    Words & Pictures can’t do it justice: Walking in there is almost blinding……only Heaven>>>streets of thin Gold ect….,The Jewelry is of such
    outstanding quality it should almost be banned 》》》》》♡♡¿{{Ask about the Gold Soup}}

    I’ ll keep my promise and not “carry-on”…..I could tell you why it is safe for “Outsiders”
    but the real truth is still confidential and I still
    have my TS, SCI Clearance, for 21 months, {at least} OH Well ¿

    Finally, if you would be interested in traveling
    there sometime…..some basic Net searching
    will probably give you some nice surprises $$$!

    Be Blessed & Safe voyage!!!

  4. 4 David May 6, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Uh, Ken… why would a $125 fake Rolex that would be confiscated by US Customs if declared (and result in a substantial fine as well as confiscation if spotted by Customs after not being declared) be a good deal?

    And why would I trust any other jewelry being sold in a store that sells $125 Rolexes? Are the “diamonds” really diamonds? Is the gold really 24K or just gold electroplating?

  5. 5 Wimpy May 6, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Hey Ken, I thought my thoughts on the Jumble made No Sense . . . Keep up the Good work . . Wimpy

  6. 6 Ken M May 6, 2020 at 6:39 pm


    SRY I didn’t make it clear enough about where the fake Rolex’s are sold: They are Not sold in
    Royal Dubai Jewellers but in small little “stores”
    mostly in the long, wide inside hallways of massive shopping malls like Mall of the Emirates. You can actually look-up the ratings
    of the Royal Dubai Jewellers rather easily^*

    Now as for the US Customs situation, that’s
    good info! But I was in rather different situation….Every time I was in the Middle East I
    was working on USNS Navy Ships as a member of the Dept. of Defense, Military Sealift Command, Comms. Dept. (The Radio Shack)…
    Unless you were done with your 4 month Deployment and flew out of there (which almost nobody did) we had no dealings with
    US Customs!!

    The 3 Seaman I knew, who purchased the fake Rolex’s, were still aboard the ship, USNS Patuxent, when I left to be with YUR {LoL} and
    I don’t know the outcome of their departure with the US Customs!!×?? I don’t know why but we very rarely had any dealings with them unless they were interested in one or some particular Seaman…….^

    I had to make this a little long in order to get my point across……David, I really enjoyed your comments…..THX plenty, maybe there will be a
    next time.? Actually you may have helped many
    people when we start traveling more at sometime☆??(After, maybe a once in a lifetime trip, the last thing you would need is a hassle with the US Gov. just for buying what you thought was a great deal**×)

    Stay Healthy & Blessed

  7. 7 unclerave May 7, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Personally, I find just about everything to do with Dubai as obscene and corrupt. I’ve no desire to go there. — YUR

  8. 8 David May 7, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    OK, Ken, that makes more sense, thanks.

  9. 9 Ken M May 7, 2020 at 11:08 pm


    I won’t send your tickets to fly first Class too Dubai for the July 4th break…..Soooo sad{Ha}
    {{You still the Man!!}}

    David: Same to ya *

    Stay Healthy & Safe

  10. 10 Ken M May 7, 2020 at 11:15 pm


    Your Brain is overwhelming!!**
    You enlighten sooo many of us…..GRATEFUL!!


  11. 11 unclerave May 8, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    I try to avoid countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Dubai. Pretty much any country with horrendous human rights violations. — YUR

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