Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/20

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Visual Description:  Dag at Lou’s Diner.


Clue/Question:  When Lou said he would put his spicy chili on a wiener, Dagwood said – – –

Lou the Counterman - Owner of Lou's Diner, where Dagwood eats his many  lunchtime meals. He's covered in tattoo… | Blondie comic, Blondie and  dagwood, Vintage comics


(Apparently, an unknown phrase in the United Kingdom, as WordPress is highlighting “diggity” as a misspell!  These Limeys have never heard of Perry Como???  I wonder if they even know who Dagwood Bumstead is?!  I’ve been reading “Blondie” pretty much my entire life!  It’s the most reliable, and recognizable comic strip of all time.  And, both Blondie and Tootsie are some of my oldest crushes.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends too.  Three of the jumbles are reruns, with only “atgin” being new.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous thirteen letter jumble.  But, with so many repeating letters the final answer was pretty clear.

It was great seeing Dean Young taking over the Jumble reins for the day.  Dean is a true chip off the ol’ block!  Continuing in Chic’s footsteps.  If Dean ever retires, he’ll have to hand things over to John Marshall.  John’s a Southern Tier boy!  As long as I’m alive somebody needs produce more “Blondie” strips!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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23 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/20”

  1. 1 Anonymous November 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm


    Blondie the “most recognizable comic strip of all time.” ?? Not Peanuts, with its continuous presence at Halloween and Christmas since 1965? Not to mention ancillary things like Thanksgiving floats and theme park characters.

    Calvin and Hobbs perhaps? (Calvin and Hobbes remains the most viewed comic on GoComics, which cycles through old strips with an approximately 30-year delay–wikipedia)

    I suppose like most measures of popularity it depends on the generation measuring…

    Happy Thanksgiving Unc.


  2. 2 Ken November 21, 2020 at 12:05 am


    Blondie, a true classic!!*, since Sept.8th, 1930, WoW☆…can’t tell you how fast I finished it…my inner Spirit tells me, “I must attempt to be more Humble”…So I won’t tell you my updated Elo ◇mark on the FIDE Rating List… 2_ _ _ ?¿
    An..and one more…Magnus C…Are you there??
    not yet for you…….Ha Dah{the later for my Bro’s
    of the Board ^^¥(Forgit ’bout it)

    See ya at the Dithers, “HOT DIGGIDY DOG”

  3. 3 unclerave November 21, 2020 at 3:05 pm


    There’s a big difference between recognizable and popular. And, I said the “Blondie” comic strip is the most recognizable, not the characters. For the reasons you sited, the “Peanuts” characters might be the most recognizable, but so many of the younger generations likely don’t even know that they’re from a comic strip, because they’ve never read, or even seen, a newspaper. Pretty much all they know is because of the television specials, the occasional Thanksgiving and Rose Parade balloons and floats, and at some theme parks. I loved “Peanuts”, as a kid, because the characters are all kids, and it’s predominantly marketed towards kids. The only thing I didn’t care for was when the strip would get a little preachy. I don’t need that. Another comic strip that would occasionally get a little preachy is “B.C.”. I just think religion doesn’t belong in comic strip entertainment.

    But, “Peanuts” ran from 1950 – 2000, with original strips. A great 50 year run! Since then it’s all been reruns. But, “Blondie” hasn’t missed a beat since 1930! That’s 90 years, son! With no reruns! Plus, back in the day, lo-ong before I was even born, they made 28 feature, live-action films. They were all silly little fluffy things, but I think they may have even influenced the creation of “I Love Lucy”! There are plenty of similarities.

    “Calvin and Hobbes” was/is one of my personal all-time favorite comic strips! But, it had a sporadic, and very limited 10 year run. I think the main reason it’s GoComics’ most viewed strip is because of people like you and me, who wished it hadn’t ended! I don’t think it’s as popular with old-timers, or with today’s kiddies. Most kids probably know it more from the “Piss on Ford” (and “Piss on the Patriots”) decals on cars and pickups.

    Entertainment-wise “Blondie” would barely crack my top ten list of all-time favorite comic strips. But, like I said, it’s very recognizable . . . and reliable!

    Thanks for commenting, Jamie! — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave November 21, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Ground control to Major Ken! Take yer protein pill, and put yer helmet on! I knew you’d appreciate the “Blondie” one. How ya been, Ken? We’ve missed you, buddy. — YUR

  5. 5 Randy November 21, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Unfortunately with apple tv buy the ri GB ts to peanuts those classics wont be on free tv any more. You will have to be a subscriber to apple tv or own the dvd or have them on vhs tape like some people do.

  6. 6 Ken November 21, 2020 at 5:41 pm


    THX for the nice comment…Pos.>>Been traveling for Bus. & Enjoyment…Neg.>>My pesky Sciatic Nerve, you know>>Might try Cold
    Laser therapy…have you heard any upside to this??…I’ve gotten a lot of mixed reviews¿¿?

    Keep up the good work & Pig~Out with Style{oxymoron?) for Thanksgiving…You and yours be safe & sound…….as far as the 19 virus;
    “git outta here, ya dirty bum>> enough is enough!!*

    Be Blessed…Lattttter…….k

  7. 7 unclerave November 21, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    And, isn’t that a revolting development?!?! First Sesame Street, and now Peanuts specials!? My kids are grown, but I do have some of the classic holiday cartoons on VHS, FWIW.

    — YUR

  8. 8 unclerave November 21, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I haven’t heard about the cold laser, Ken. I’ve heard of that other ultra cold treatment, supposed to help all kind of ailments. I haven’t tried it though. I’d have to travel into NYC, and I hear it’s not exactly cheap. But, when you’re suffering . . . all options are open. — YUR

  9. 9 lwc November 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    “Piss on Ford” ? ? ? ?

  10. 10 unclerave November 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Guys who drive Chevy trucks – or Dodge trucks – don’t like Ford trucks. There’s a fairly popular auto decal out there that shows Calvin (the young boy from “Calvin and Hobbes”) peeing on the Ford logo.

    — YUR

  11. 11 lwc November 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Butterfly Effect: fs.blog/2017/08/the-butterfly-effect/

    “Of course, a single act like the butterfly flapping its wings cannot cause a typhoon. Small events can, however, serve as catalysts that act on starting conditions.”

    First, he says small events cannot cause big effects; then he says small events can acct on starting conditions.

    The two ideas are double-speak; they amount to the same thing.

  12. 12 lwc November 21, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    “Calvin pissing on a Ford…”

    I guess men never really grow up ! 😦

  13. 13 Anonymous November 22, 2020 at 9:13 am

    All well-made, valid points YUR. I’m not entirely convinced however—with either recognizably or popularity, doesn’t it ultimately become more of a discretionary point of view when either of those adjectives are used to describe the most anything? Not to stray too far from topic, but the basis for forcing R. J. Reynolds to discontinue the Joe Camel ads of the 1990’s was partially dependent on a stated “fact” presented before Congress, that Joe Camel’s image was more recognizable than Jesus to anyone under twenty years of age. Whatever the truth was (and sadly, it probably was true) that statement was never definitively proven, only guesstimated. Extrapolating out small or medium sample sizes to come up with overarching, definitive statements is unwieldy.

    You may very well be right about Blondie being the most recognizable comic strip of all time. You could have added ‘arguably’ before “the most recognizable…” but you didn’t waver. And all this leads me believe you would have cleaned my clock back in college debate class.

    Still, it would have been a heck of a ride.


  14. 14 unclerave November 22, 2020 at 11:43 am

    LOL! I’m just a stubborn SOB, who’s pretty good at rationalizing, Jamie!

    Without getting into most recognizable, or most popular, what are your personal favorite comic strips, past and present?

    — YUR

  15. 15 unclerave November 22, 2020 at 11:45 am

    All part of the mystery, and unpredictability, of life, lwc. — YUR

  16. 16 lwc November 23, 2020 at 2:25 am

    If I may jump in for a moment:

    My favorite comic was “Archie”, but “Popeye The Sailor” was my favorite TV cartoons.

    “I yam what I yam !”

  17. 17 unclerave November 23, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    You are always welcome to jump in, lwc! I read the Archie comic books, but less so in the newspapers. And, Popeye was also a favorite TV cartoon of mine. Why in some of them is the bad guy Brutus, and in others he’s Bluto??? — YUR

  18. 18 lwcl November 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    The best I can make out, there was some confusion over who owned the name “Bluto” when the series changed ownership, so they changed him to “Brutus”. You know how litigious Hollywood can get over a popular (spell that “profitable”) show.

    The name-change slipped by me completely when I was a kid. It took years before I noticed, and yes, I wondered why.

    From what I can tell, it was eventually determined that the name change wasn’t necessary. Take a look; see if you come up with the same conclusion.

    Bluto vs Brutus:

    I prefer “Bluto”.

    “Brutus” is a little too high-brow for my taste. It reminds me a bit too much of Shakespeare in high school literature class: Et tu, Brute?

  19. 19 unclerave November 24, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Excellent Googling skills, lwc! Thank you for reading for content, and taking an interest. — YUR

  20. 20 Anonymous November 24, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    In that regard you remind me of my father YUR. You have my respect.

    Peanuts was always a favorite. But I suppose for combining humor with a little more thought on occasion, the Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes (and to a lesser degree Bloom County) were favorites.

    Here’s to a healthy and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, and to your readers.


  21. 21 unclerave November 25, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Three of my all-time faves, Jamie! And, unfortunately, they’re all not currently being produced. Of the current ones I really enjoy “Rhymes With Orange”, “Get Fuzzy”, and “Zits”. But, I read all 17 – 18 if you count the “Jumble” – comic strips in my paper. Even the ones I don’t particularly care for! I just love the comics! Always have and always will. There are a couple of soap opera comics that I won’t read. One of them is “Rex Morgan, MD” and the other is “Brenda Starr”. The funny thing is I did read “Brenda Starr”, for a while, but she became too much of a Scarlett O’Hara selfish biotch, who didn’t care who she hurt. But, I never looked back.

    Thanks for the holiday wishes!🍗 Same to you and yours, my friend!

    — YUR

  22. 22 lwc November 25, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I never could get into he soap opera comics; not even Brenda Starr, though as a kid, I liked the attractive way she was drawn.

    During those years when we had only one TV, I got stuck watching soaps when my mother and aunts took it over.

  23. 23 unclerave November 26, 2020 at 11:39 am

    That might have been partially what attracted me too, lwc. And, to some extent, “Brenda Starr” was partially an adventure comic strip. Not as adventurous as “Prince Valiant”, “The Phantom”, “Tarzan”, or Steve Canyon”, but she did have some adventurous exploits. Just too much soap opera thrown in for my tastes.

    When we were kids we were lucky to have 3 TV channels anyway, lwc. Soap operas were all that was on during the day, until a certain time, so you were trapped! LOL! — YUR

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