Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/20

Fold-Pak 16WHPAGODM 16 oz. Pagoda Chinese / Asian Paper Take-Out Container  with Wire Handle - 100/Pack

Visual Description:  Hunan Heartburn?


Clue/Question:  He had no proof that the food was giving him indigestion, but he did have a – – –

Celebrating the no-frills satisfaction of Chinese takeout - [225]


(This is a wonderful classic stinky pun.  But, somehow it also seems fresh.  I can’t recall the last time they used a GUT, or even a GUTS, pun.  But, I can definitely relate to this poor guy.  I’ve never gotten sick from eating Chinese, but I did get violently ill once when we ordered some Italian take-out.  I was the only one to get sick, so I suspect it was from one of the stuffed mushrooms that many of us ate that night.  I think that one of them may have been a toadstool.  Uncomfortable bloating, with probably the most intense nausea I’ve ever experienced.  Before the nausea was unbearable I tried to lie down, but the bed started spinning.  Round one came and went, and I tried again to lie down, but the spinning returned.  Rounds two and three came in quick succession, and with incredible force.  My stomach/system REALLY wanted that poison out of me!  The next day I notified the restaurant manager, so they could do a quality check, to hopefully avoid sickening more customers.  He was very apologetic and thanked me for alerting him.  And, probably for not threatening to sue!  Within a year that restaurant closed.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “tinyu” and “dlifed” in the past.  They all came to me instantly this morning.  The answer letter layout was a terrific ten letter jumble.  Without the great clue/question, and superior cartoon depiction, this might have been a tough jumble to unscramble.

Great kitchen cartoon.  The plate, utensils and containers on the table look unusually small though.  But, I guess they wanted the focus more on the now ailing diner.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/20”

  1. 1 David September 30, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Yeah my GUT FEELING too was that this was a rerun concept, and a websearch found it on March 22, 2017: “He wasn’t positive he had food poisoning, but he had a GUT FEELING.” https://unclerave.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/jumble-spoiler-032217/
    At least 2.5 years represents a considerably longer interval between appearances than some of the other recent repeat-concept final answers. I think our puzzlers need a break. When’s guest Jumbler week?

    I have a similar story with the leading suspect a deli serving my wife and I carry-out Reuben sandwiches three decades ago. We didn’t call the restaurant; we called the county board of health and said, Look, we’re not sure it was the sandwiches, but that was the one food we both ate in common that day, and we both got violently sick 6-12 hours later. (You never know; you can pick up e-coli etc. from a poopy doorknob, and we had kid in diapers.) We just told the county, If you get other complaints (they had none at that time), you might want to investigate. They thanked us. Six months later this restaurant was closed by the county board of health for improper temperatures in their cooler where deli meats were stored. They reopened days later but went out-of-business within a couple of years. We never ate there again. And I still avoid Reuben sandwiches.

  2. 2 David September 30, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Actually that’s three-and-a-half years between appearances, unless Angela finds something more recent. I don’t think that’s unreasonable. There are only so many puns to draw on here.

  3. 3 unclerave September 30, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, David! I didn’t realize that it was that exact! At least it was relatively long ago. That kind of food poisoning is extremely rare for me. My stomach isn’t all that sensitive. But, I guess a lot of us have our own adventures that result in praying to the porcelain!

    Thanks, man. — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave September 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Very true, David. There are oodles of adages and idioms out there, but they all don’t lend themselves to Jumble puns. — YUR

  5. 5 Ken September 30, 2020 at 9:50 pm


    I’ve eaten food in many countries (approx. 82) & fortunately I haven’t been laid – low buy it….>
    but I have seen my Shipmates get seriously ill
    from eating tainted food. Not a pretty sight!!¿

    I’ am all in on the word “GLITZY”…I once had a girl who…….??¿^*☆¥

    Smooth Sailing, Matey …Lattttter…….k

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