Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/20

Angry seagulls dive-bombing beachgoers | Daily Mail Online

Visual Description:  Animus for “The Birds”.

ALGED  =  GLADE,  NGROP  =  PRONG,  SCAWEH  =  CASHEW,  FLYUEE  =  EYEFUL   —   Giving us:  GLAONGAEWFUL

Clue/Question:  The beachgoers didn’t appreciate the seagulls’ obnoxiously loud and – – –

Violent SEAGULLS attack Brit sunbather in bikini during heatwave

Answer: FOWL LANGUAGE

(A “fowl” odoriferous pun, indeed!  But, expertly executed.  ‘Tis folly to attempt to sup on the beach, as all gulls have a plethora of gall.  When perambulating, or reclining, they will bother you not.  But, endeavor to masticate some comestibles and they’ll annoy you a lot.

Hey!  Why not?  None of today’s clue words are new.  Three of the jumbles appear to be so, but we’ve definitely ran across “scaweh” in the past.  Coincidentally, it was one of the jumbles gave me some pause.  The other being “flyuee”.  The answer letter layout was a twisty twelve letter jumble.  It took me a few minutes for my pun-dar to tune into the gag.

Great cartoon of a little family trying to enjoy the beach.  With their pic-i-nic basket, blanket, and plates of food.  Dad is trying to shoo the gulls away with a napkin, while the little girl covers her ears.  They can be extremely noisy!  Their cries are summoning others to join them.  And of course, you can never go wrong with the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  Tons of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/14/20”


  1. 1 David October 15, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Good one that I needed some extra time to crack. TIL (Today I Learned) that FOWL can indeed mean related to birds generally, including seagulls. I thought FOWL had a narrower definition related to birds people eat, such as chickens, turkeys, pheasant, and ducks, and that is indeed the top dictionary definition for FOWL. (Most Americans don’t eat seagulls.) But since related to birds generally is a down-the-list though valid dictionary definition for FOWL, this final answer is fair GAME.

    The premise of JK’s cartoon, that tourists on the beach can be *really dumb* about seagulls, is also valid. PRO TIP: DON’T feed them or leave food out in the open on the beach, or blame them when they behave like seagulls. It’s their beach. You’re a guest.

    Did you know many gulls can remember identities people and dogs that chase, harass, or disrespect them? I’m not sure what they do about it, but if you give them their space and act respectfully around them, they’re much calmer when they see you later. They can be fairly smart, smarter than us anyway (which isn’t saying much), since they know better than to pollute the oceans the way we do.

  2. 2 unclerave October 16, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    So, I guess they’re NOT bird-brains, huh, David! — YUR


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