Jumble Spoiler – 08/12/20

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Visual Description:  Waiting in the waiting room.

TIYDT  =  DITTY,  NIFAT  =  FAINT,  TANETB  =  BATTEN,  EPRPPE  =  PEPPER   —   Giving us:  ITTAINATTNEPPE

Clue/Question:  The man who’d been waiting for hours to see the doctor was a – – –

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Answer:  PATIENT PATIENT

(Ah!  A homonym-nal pun!  Today’s *health consumers* have to have a lot of patience!  The funny thing is, even though the words “patient” qualify as homonyms, the noun and the adjective both come from ‘one who suffers’!   I have a hard time suffering fools, but I can usually bite my tongue . . . in the name of peace and goodwill.

All of today’s clue words were highly recognizable, as we’ve seen ’em all before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “nifat” and “tanetb” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic fourteen letter jumble.  Nice job, Mr. Hoyt!  But . . . have we seen this answer before???  Seems familiar to me.

A very current doctor’s waiting room scene cartoon.  Everyone wearing a mask.  And, a little sign imploring people to wear a mask.  If the Jumbles in his book are ones that have already been in the newspaper, or online, I’d probably be pretty cranky.  I need to be challenged.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/12/20”


  1. 1 David August 12, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t have a date to cite, but I had the exact same “I think we’ve seen this answer before” feeling.

  2. 2 unclerave August 12, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Nice to know I’m not alone! Thanks, David.
    — YUR


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