Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/20

South America - Lessons - Tes Teach

Visual Description:  Avoiding the Drake Passage around Cape Horn.

NTIJO  =  JOINT,  SYKAH  =  SHAKY,  TBRITE  =  BITTER,  PURTAB  =  ABRUPT   —   Giving us:  INTSHKITRAT

Clue/Question:  To name the body of water Magellan traveled through, she needed to – – –

CAPE HORN: CAPE HORN: HOW A TRADING MONOPO HOW A TRADING MONOPOLY ...

Answer:  THINK STRAIT

(An excellent stinky pun!  And, it’s both a nice history lesson and a geography lesson.  Most of us are so far removed from school that we probably need a refresher course, as to where it is.  It’s way down near the bottom of Chile and Argentina, and it cuts through more mainland Chile and Tierra del Fuego, which is an archipelago, that is part Chilean and part Argentinian.  The strait provided a somewhat safer way to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific, than taking the Drake Passage.

There were no new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles did come up as new.  No stumpers, for me today.  The answer letter layout was a cryptic eleven letter jumble.  If you had forgotten your history/geography lessons then you might have struggled some to get the final answer.

Fine classroom cartoon.  It looks like it’s likely a high school class, but that’s just my guess.  I like the map.  Jeff even threw in Las Malvinas, better known to English speakers as the Falkland Islands.  Fun Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/20”


  1. 1 Ken June 30, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    UR,

    This may go down as one of favorite Jumbles☆!

    Is it me or is the word “ABRUPT” hardly in use anymore in print or speach??^…….Oh well, things in life do change>>>

    Lattttter

  2. 2 unclerave July 1, 2020 at 10:53 am

    I don’t know, Ken. I think ABRUPT is a great word though! — YUR

  3. 3 lwc July 2, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve often conflated the “Strait of Magellan” and the “Drake Passage”.

    The Strait takes longer because it’s inland but sheltered from the high winds of the Passage.

    Thanks for the clarification !

    Remember the container ship, El Faro, sank a few years ago from high winds while enroute from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_El_Faro

  4. 4 unclerave July 3, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I’d forgotten the name of the ship, but I do remember the tragic incident, lwc. It just goes to show that as advanced as man likes to think he is . . . nature can still kick the shit out of us! — YUR


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