Jumble Spoiler – 12/12/20

Old Ridgefield

Visual Description:  Henry Luce and co.

CUPKL  =  PLUCK,  MYDIL  =  DIMLY,  DONIEI  =  IODINE,  LVRAOF  =  FLAVOR   —   Giving us:  PLCDIYOIELAR

Clue/Question:  After “Time” magazine debuted in 1923, new issues were printed – – –

The Man Time Forgot - By Isaiah Wilner - Books - Review - The New York Times

Answer:  PERIODICALLY

(Can I get a rim-shot?!!  That is most definitely a mega-stinker of a pun!  But, these groaners are what us true Jumble solvers/devotees love.  The stinkier the better.

None of today’s clue words are new, but all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  I was able to see them all right away.  We recently had a Jumble where “iodine” was the subject of the puzzle.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  But, the overall setup made getting the answer pretty easy.

Fine historical, period piece cartoon.  From the pictures I’m seeing of Henry Luce, on Google, I’m guessing he’s the one seated at the typewriter.  In reading his Wikipedia page, and various other online articles, I found it very odd that they don’t list a cause of death for the man.  The dude was worth $100 Million in 1967, and he dies at only age 68?!?!  I’d be willing to bet that he died “in-the-saddle”, with *the other woman*, as Nelson Rockefeller reportedly did, and his wife, Clare Boothe Luce, was able to cover it up.  His son, Henry III lived to age 80, and died from cardiac arrest, so why get vague on daddyo’s death?  Enquiring minds want to know!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

13 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/12/20”


  1. 1 Angela December 12, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Hi UR…If you were to read his wife Claire’s extremely interesting biography on Wikipedia, https://tinyurl.com/y55rhn83, you’ll see that it does mention his cause of death, a heart attack. And while reading, can you not chuckle at the section devoted to she and Roald Dahl? After your discussion with Ken about Einstein and Franklin’s love of the ladies, it does cause one to pause at Ms Boothe-Luce’s proclivities…A conservative figure…indeed! 😉 Be well, UR…and stay safe out there…🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 2 lwc December 12, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    “PERIODICALLY”

    Another clever and stinky pun !

  3. 3 Randy December 13, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Yur right. Saturday’s jumble was very easy. Since you like talking about facts,here is a trivia question for you. Which united states state capital comes first alphabetically? A-capit as l of georgia,b- capital of texas or c-capital of New York? No fair googling

  4. 4 unclerave December 13, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    If you’re limiting it to those states,Randy, I think you should know that I was born and raised in New York state! LOL! Albany comes before Atlanta and Austin. — YUR 😃😄😉

  5. 5 unclerave December 13, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    I admittedly rely on Wikipedia too, Ange. But, as you know, almost anyone can submit and/or edit Wikipedia. I followed up by looking at other online bios of her, and I could find no mention of how *her* Henry died. The party, or parties, that submitted that bit of info might have picked it up from how the son, Henry III died. I’d still like to see something that corroborates the Wiki claim.

    But, I thoroughly enjoyed reading that she was a wild woman . . . before her time! That cracked me up! Thanks for pointing me to her Wikipedia page, Ange.
    — YUR

  6. 6 Randy December 13, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    A coworker looked up capital of georgia and came up with Savannah.. almost had me talked in to it lol
    But albany comes first of all 50 capitals I believe. I may throw you aone trivia periodically. They were also talking about Nancy kerrigan andcwhat medal she won at 1994 Olympics in figure skating despite being attacked before. )be safe and wear your mask yur…be safe Randy

  7. 7 unclerave December 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    I love trivia, Randy! I know Nancy didn’t win the gold. Possibly silver, but I’d have to look it up. — YUR

  8. 8 lwc December 13, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    “Which United States state capital comes first alphabetically?
    a. capital of Georgia, b. capital of Texas, or c. capital of New York?

    Unc,
    The obvious answer is Albany of New York.
    But, I suspect this is a trick question !

    I got it !
    The capital of Georgia is “G”, which is before “N” of New York, or T of Texas !

  9. 9 Angela December 13, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Point well taken, UR. But I did get a good laugh at her being called a conservative. God only knows what was considered liberal back then! Have a good night…and stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. 10 unclerave December 13, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    LOL! — YUR

  11. 11 unclerave December 13, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    LOL! I think it was only her politics that were “conservative”. So many republicans preach “family values”, but they’re always getting caught in sex scandals. — YUR

  12. 12 Randy December 14, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    No trickery intended. Yes new York was correct answer. And nancy Kerrigan won the silver at 1994 Olympics. Good old tonya Harding and her tricks…such a poor sport. Been a while since I have been in school and just took me a minute to remember the capitals. When a coworker questioned Atlanta as capital of georgia kind of sounded right but didn’t. Was just some fun trivia since this pandemic has a lot homebound

  13. 13 unclerave December 15, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I loved playing Trivial Pursuit, and I watch Jeopardy religiously, Randy. So, you know that I’m always up for some fun trivia! — YUR

    PS. I’m not super good with state capitals, but I do know about Albany!


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