(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/02/20

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Visual Description:  The grossest expression of excess.


Clue/Question:  After the reigning hotdog eating champion lost, he – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (9-LETTERS)  (3-LETTERS)  (5-LETTERS)

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(Okay.  Maybe not all that tough, but definitely one of the longest final answers in recent Jumble memory.  Mine, that is.  I find it very hard to watch these kind of competitions.  To me, they’re both pointless and pretty disgusting.  It conjures up images of the old Roman bacchanalias.  And, when I think about all the people around the world – many in our own country – who don’t have enough to eat . . . well, it just makes me kind of angry.

All of today’s clue words are intimate old friends.  Four of the six jumbles appear to be new.  Angela could tell us if they were all truly new, but she’s a little down on this blog right now.  We’ve definitely seen both “sreyds” and “grando” before.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive seventeen letter Jumble.  I started off thinking the final answer was going to be something-ED HIS WORDS, but as I was checking off those letters I also saw SWALLOW.  So, I knew I had to rethink WORDS.

The cartoon did a fine job of displaying the nauseating scenario.  Yes, they offend me.  But, unlike most people today, who have to make every single “offense” a capital crime . . . I simply look away.  The gourmand is dead.  Long live the gourmand!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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24 Responses to “(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/02/20”

  1. 1 Angela August 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Hi UR. Au contraire! I’m not down on your blog at all…I’ve just had WEIGH too much on my PLATE lately, and am finding it harder and harder to MUSTARD up the time to get to everything. I feel like I’m constantly HOT DOGGING it, and yet things still seem to get WURST and WURST… But I do RELISH your comments…And yes, we’ve seen both those anagrams before. GRANDO on August 24th, 2016, and SREYDS just this past Christmas Day. Ok, gotta run…(although I am on a ROLL here…😂). Be well, UR, and stay safe out there…🌭🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 2 unclerave August 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Yay!!! She lives! I’m so glad you weren’t being a . . . brat! Good stuff on the dogs! You must be a special consultant to Mr. David L. Hoyt! Stay sassy, sis! — YUR

  3. 3 Angela August 2, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    I guess so…If you can call this quarantine life living! But me? A brat? LOL! Hardly…Although there are quite a few men who’ve called me their WURST nightmare! 😂 And David? Yes, we do CHEW THE FAT quite often…We share a TASTE for words! Stay cool, Bro! 🌭🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 4 unclerave August 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Aww! If you were an Upstate/Western NY girl you would’ve picked up on “brat” being short for bratwurst! In Rochester they’re more commonly known as White Hots. (And, there is nothing racial behind it.) I luvs me all kind of hots! — YUR

  5. 5 Angela August 2, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    LOL! UR, I knew how you meant it..especially that you printed it in italics…I was just playing off it in order to segue into my “wurst” pun…And I absolutely love Hot Dogs too…(in fact I’ve dated quite a few…but I’m not looking to start another BRAT-ha-ha here)! 😉 In fact, I love them so much, that with all this talk of them, despite having whipped up a delicious lasagna…I’m LONGing for a few. And I’ve decided that the lasagna can stay.. I’m DOGgedly firing up the BBQ. It’s no CONTEST at this point! 🌭🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. 6 unclerave August 2, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Wasn’t sure, kiddo. I was playing off your original WURST pun. Didn’t think you’d go down that road so soon again. If we were neighbors I’d definitely help you out with that lasagna!!! Sounds delish! — YUR

  7. 7 Angela August 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    DOG eat DOG world we live in huh? Trying to keep those puns going! 😂 The lasagna? You’d be very welcome to it…I usually cook enough for a pack of wolves! 😉 And WIT that, I’ll end my Canine Comedy Hour for today…I‘m gonna eat my hot dogs and KETCHUP on the news…It’s BUN a pleasure, UR. Stay well and safe…and enjoy your day! 🌭🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. 8 unclerave August 2, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Don’t get too caught up in perfection, Ange. Things happen! — YUR

  9. 9 Angela August 3, 2020 at 10:02 am

    That’s for sure! Tks, UR. Have a good one! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. 10 David August 3, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Good final answer! And yes, a challenge to see, as neither of the bookend words were obvious.

    I love Nathan’s all-beef hotdogs in particular (they hold the annual 4th of July contest at their stand in Coney Island), but I’ll stop at two hot dogs, thanks.

  11. 11 unclerave August 3, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Two will usually do, but given a little time I’ve been known to go for more. All the New York dogs are pretty tasty. Nathan’s, Sabrett’s, Hebrew National are the classic NYC dogs. They are decidedly more garlicky than most dogs you get around the U.S.. Thumann’s are less garlicky, but also a great dog. Upstate has Hofmann’s (great brats!), Zweigles, and Sahlens. All of them are top-notch hotdogs! Now I’M getting hungry for hotdogs!

    — YUR

  12. 12 aston nairne August 5, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I got it without doing the words except DRAGON I agree ?? with the comments Thanks much ??

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  13. 13 unclerave August 5, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Thanks, Aston! — YUR

  14. 14 LindaLee August 13, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I watched that competition one year. EGAD, I thought it was sooooo gross!

  15. 15 unclerave August 14, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    LOL, LindaLee! Truly disgusting, but there is also a perverse fascination to them. I think that’s why people watch them. — YUR

  16. 16 michelinewalker August 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    The block editor does not allow a person to go to earlier posts. They’ve mixed the two editors so I can write, but… I’m being controlled. They want people to pay to read my posts.

  17. 17 unclerave August 16, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Are you saying that once you go Block . . . you can never back? I’ve resisted using the new editor, so I have been able to use the old method. I rarely edit a post after it’s posted, with the exception of immediately seeing it after posting. But, then I just use the back arrow/button, and it brings me right back to the Classic editor. They don’t make things easy, but I refuse to play their games. — YUR

  18. 18 michelinewalker August 23, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Something happened to WordPress. It appears an accident occurred, which would explain why I cannot do today what I could do 8 years ago. However, I just noticed that having spent 24 hours writing a short post, I have been switched back to the Classic editor, but this may not last. If I try to write another post I will probably be switched to the block editor. It’s an inferior. For one thing there is no reliable tool bar. The colours colour the whole page, etc. One is very limited. Just hope they do not kidnap you, which is what happened to me. They wrote that my content was “premium” and not what a person writes without asking for a fee. No one would pay. The beauty is reading Molière without paying. I want my protect my intellectual property. Doing posts on Molière takes about 72 hours of work. La Fontaine is the same. They may kidnap your blog.

  19. 19 unclerave August 24, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I’m so sorry for your troubles, Micheline!

    I’ve opened the Block Editor a couple of times. WordPress does actually kind of lead you too it, when you go straight to Add New. It must be cheaper for them, or something. But, I’ve always resisted using it. I back out and go to All Posts. After that page opens up, a second or two later, the Add New dropdown menu (next to the word Posts) allows me to choose Block Editor, or Classic Editor. Of course, I can’t be certain of what’s going on on your end of things, but that one additional step has allowed me to continue with the familiar editor. Maybe, because you’ve actually used the Block Editor WordPress has made it your new default editor? I hope that’s not the case. The only other thing I can think of is to have a teen, or young adult, come in play around with it, and hopefully get you back to the Classic Editor.

    Best of Luck!
    — YUR

  20. 20 michelinewalker August 24, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    They are letting me use the Classic editor,

    ut not sufficiently. The toolbar appears, but I am quickly switched to the Block editor. I tried it several months ago, thinking it may be better, but I then resisted it in the same way you do. It wasn’t better.

  21. 21 michelinewalker August 24, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    My comment left on its own. That is control. They also remove content from my post. I do what you do, but they take over. I hadn’t finished reply to you. This is very disturbing. I’ll have to quit WordPress. I have no choice. They will take this message. I’ll quit.

  22. 22 unclerave August 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm


    At this point in my life I seem to have very little patience for “change”. Especially, when the “change” seems unnecessary to me. The age old expression: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” is almost like a mantra to me. But, back in my working days – not all that long ago – I was both a Quality Assurance tester, and a Technical Troubleshooter. I was never a computer programmer, but I knew enough to edit and run various programs, before some smarter programmers came along and automated them for me. As much as I – like you – don’t like the changes that WordPress has put into place, it doesn’t seem to “compute” that they would knowingly remove content from your posts. It sounds more like there is some kind of bug going on with your account. It sounds, to me, like your account may have been hacked. Perhaps by a commentor that slipped through the Spam filter? I haven’t tried to contact WordPress’ Support in many years, but there must be some way for you to ask them to see if you’ve been hacked, and if they can somehow clean up your account, so you can continue your great work.

    Once upon a time I would email them at: support@wordpress.com

    Don’t let these problems wear you down, Micheline! Take a bit of a break, if this has gotten to be too much for you, but don’t quit. You have a good number of followers and fans, who truly admire your work. We would all miss you.


  23. 23 Kathleen Keppler September 30, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Where can I find the Sunday Jumble?
    I love doing the Jumble Monday to Saturday.
    Thank you,
    Kathy Keppler

  24. 24 unclerave September 30, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Hi, Kathy!

    Fortunately, my newspaper carries the Sunday Jumble. For years, there did not appear to be an online version, like they have for the daily (Mon – Sat) one. But, there is one now! Some have complained that it’s not always current, and there are sometimes bugs that make solving it difficult, but that is second hand info. I’m copying the link for you below. I tried it, and it seemed to work fine. You’ll probably have to accept their cookies! Good luck going forward!



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