Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/18/20

This item is unavailable | Foo dog, Japanese foo dog, Guardian lion

Visual Description:  The thing about Ming.

SARIPN  =  SPRAIN,  BOONBH  =  HOBNOB,  WTESSI  =  WISEST,  TEAMRT  =  MATTER,  GIHLTF  =  FLIGHT,  RVEWES  =  SWERVE   —   Giving us:  SRAHOOWTTTFIHWR

Clue/Question:  He gave his non-expert opinion about the value of the antique, – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (3-letters)  (4-letters)  (2-letters) ‘ (1-letter)  (5-letters)

Blue foo dogs | Etsy

Answer:  FOR WHAT ITS WORTH

(FWIW, it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a continuation answer to the Jumble.  One like this at least.  But, I was able to pick up on it rather quickly.  It’s a fine pun.  I won’t even call it stinky, though I know others probably will.

All familiar old friend clue words again today.  Nothing to roust ralis95 about.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “saripn” in the past.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.

Admirable cartoon showing an older man and woman examining a Chinese temple dog.  They’re also know as Chinese Foo Dogs, or Foo Lions.  I think they spanned a number of dynasties, and they also spread to other Asian countries.  They are fairly common, and of course there are a good number of counterfeit, and modern reproductions of them floating around.  Best to see an expert.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/18/20”


  1. 1 Marc Berner October 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Do you know why the apostrophe was ommited, Unc?

  2. 2 unclerave October 19, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Was it omitted in your newspaper, Marc? Mine had it. Or do you do it online? — YUR

  3. 3 Marc Berner October 19, 2020 at 11:33 am

    It was omitted in the Orlando Sentinel online
    Jumble.

  4. 4 unclerave October 19, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Ah! Someone there doesn’t appreciate the difference between its and it’s! They probably have a Facebook page. Send them a correcting comment! — YUR

  5. 5 David October 19, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    There’s an online Daily and Sunday Jumble! at the Chicago Tribune website I play now that isn’t quite as good as the old Flash versions of the puzzle which have been discontinued this year as Flash is being abandoned by Adobe, but it works much better overall for me than the Shockwave version of the online puzzle, especially on Sunday.

    However the Tribune online version is unable, apparently, to display punctuation… which can be important to the solution. Here’s the puzzle from yesterday–note: this link will only take you to this October 18, 2020 Sunday puzzle under discussion directly through October 24, 2020:
    https://fun.chicagotribune.com/game/tca-jumble-sunday

    As can be seen, the final answer is gridded as five separate words instead of four. But I realized immediately that something was wrong because we only had four vowels and no Y to solve with. I soon decided the fourth and fifth words displayed were really a stealth IT’S, and that was correct.

  6. 6 unclerave October 20, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Brilliant deduction, Watson! LOL! Nice going, David. — YUR

  7. 7 David October 20, 2020 at 11:45 am

    I should have added that the Orlando Sentinel and Chicago Tribune are both owned by the same company, so Marc probably was playing the same puzzle I was. If so, Marc, yeah, they always get the quotation marks in there but not other punctuation like apostrophes that can be part of the solution. You also have to look carefully above the grid to see if there’s a word they give you as part of the answer without having to unscramble, like “THE,” because they leave that out of the grid too. I don’t know why. I’m sure there’s a technical reason.

  8. 8 LindaLee October 27, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Yikes! I have a hard enough time, then have to figure all of that out?! I’d be stuck for days. That’s crazy. LL


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