Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/20

Spinal Column: An Integral Part of the Human Body

Visual Description:  Yer Uncle’s tail.


Clue/Question:  He was having pain in his lumbar region, and the chiropractor wanted the – – –

New Beginnings Chiropractic | Mt Horeb WI Chiropractors


(An achy stinky pun!  I wonder if tactile sensations could be equated with scents?  What would that be like?  Would various joys smell like fresh ground coffee, fresh baked bread, or lasagna, or cookies?  Would various aches and pains smell like skunk spray, burning rubbers and plastics, and good old number two?  We all know being in pain stinks.  But, what does it smell like?

No new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  It was definitely sufficiently cryptic.  The cartoon’s dialog, and the overall omission of the word back, were the big clues.

Swell doctor/patient cartoon.  I’ve never been to a chiropractor in my entire life.  A negative bias was instilled in me at an early age, and as a result I only deal with orthopedists.  Chiropractors are much more regulated than they were when I was a kid, and their reputation has improved significantly.  I do respect holistic, or alternative forms of medicine, but I was raised on the more conventional.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 10/15/20”

  1. 1 lwc October 15, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    I guessed the answer right away, before unscrambling the clue words.

    It took about ten minutes to get “grassy” and five to get “milky”.
    For a long while I was convinced the second scramble was “conue”, but I was unsure of the spelling and I didn’t want to look it up.

    I turned attention next to the third scramble, when it took 15 minutes to get “abrupt”, which revealed the second scramble had to yield a ‘c’ and ‘o’.

    Within a few minutes that became “ounce” rather than “canoe”.

  2. 2 lwc October 15, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    I grew up with the same bias about chiropractors.

    My mom was a registered nurse and once in my early youth she made a disparaging comment about the practice. She made that comment only once but I’ve never forgotten it.

    I don’t know enough about the practice to judge her comment fair or not, but I still remember it.

  3. 3 lwc October 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Wait a sec, unc !

    According to the “official” authority, Wikipedia, everything north of the lower Hudson River Valley is “Upstate New York”.

    “Upstate New York is the portion of New York State north of the New York metropolitan area.”

    This time, I caught you !

  4. 4 LindaLee October 16, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Great Jumble! I didn’t realize BACKSTORY was one word. Never really thought about how it was spelled. When I said it, I think I said it more like two words.

    I think the “stinky pun” would have more of a funny smell, not like walking into the kitchen when a bunch of collards are cooking. Ewwwweee! But like when you are out and you smell something you can’t identify, that is not offensive, and you think or say ”what is that funny smell?”

    I’m fixing to be gone for a couple of weeks, back a couple, then off through the end of November!! WiFi is generally an issue…very spotty, which is so exasperating. (I do try to not let it bother me 😊.) Hopefully I’ll stay semi-caught up! LL

  5. 5 unclerave October 16, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I mighta been mildly surprised by backstory being a compound word too, LL. If the guys had made it two words I wouldn’t have blinked!
    Yeah, like the sweet smell given off by red ants, or something else that you don’t usually expect.
    We shall see you when we see you then! TCB and TCOY (take care of yourself)!
    — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave October 16, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    C’mon, lwc! You know that even you, or I, could be a Wikipedia authority. “Upstate New York” is a very fluid term. Here is how the government in Albany defines “Upstate”: ” In general, Albany’s definition of upstate New York roughly includes any areas you can’t reach on the Metro-North commuter rail line. Another easy rule declares anything north of the New York metropolitan area (which includes New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange counties) to be upstate.” I live in Rockland. Most of my neighbors, and I, don’t consider ourselves as being “Upstate”.

    Here’s the link to this quote: https://streeteasy.com/blog/what-is-upstate-new-york/

    Run, run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man! LOL!

    — YUR

  7. 7 unclerave October 16, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    It’s probably a bit of a generational bias, lwc. Today Chiropractors are much more widely accepted.
    — YUR

  8. 8 lwc October 17, 2020 at 12:24 am

    There’s a popular chiropractor in Atlanta who has his own show on a major news radio station, Dr Joe (WSB Atlanta).

    But, he does more than chiropractic [I hope that’s spelled right]; most of his show is about nutrition and he markets his own line of nutrition products.

    Also, many of his cases are referrals are to or from MDs for patients with medical complications.

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