Jumble Spoiler – 12/18/20


Visual Description:  Fancy Fromagerie.


Clue/Question:  The cheese was 50% off, which allowed the customer to – – –

Cheese: Types, health benefits, and risks

Answer: SAVER IT

(Of course this is a stinky pun.  Many cheeses are a little funky.  I thought this one was a little tricky for a seven letter solve.  I’m not really a fan of Brie.  Especially when it’s all runny/gooey.  If it’s right out of the fridge I’m good.  I just prefer harder cheeses.

There are no new clue words again today.  But, all of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was a sneaky seven letter jumble.  It took me a minute or two to see the pun on savor.

Fine cartoon of the cheese-monger and a customer.  I like the display case, with the selection of cheeses.  I suppose this could also just be a nice delicatessen, or even a grocery store.  Fun Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/18/20”

  1. 1 David December 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    It’s been almost four years, but I’m still gonna show a Yellow Card for this final answer and setup rerun. David Hoyt must like good cheese but think it’s too expensive. Or maybe he’s testing his Unclerave critics that didn’t like this answer the first time around to see if they’d like it better this time:

  2. 2 Ken December 18, 2020 at 6:54 pm


    It OCCURed to me I also have an ACTIVE ISSUE with the Brie…I just don’t “SAVER” IT”…The Deli and I worked it out…I CAJOLEd them to lower the cost of the Swiss & American…alls’ well…….Amen

    That’s all folks…….k

  3. 3 Anne December 18, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I came up with “halve” it (which I think makes sense too), before I even figured out the jumbles. A quick look told me there was no h so it was back to the drawing board. Saver came easily after that.

  4. 4 unclerave December 18, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    LOL, David! I know that I liked it better this time! — YUR 😉

  5. 5 unclerave December 18, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Atta boy, Ken! Great use of the the clue words. And, glad I’m not alone on the Brie issue! — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave December 18, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    And no L, Anne! You know you need to resist the urge to look at the cartoon first? Right? LOL! Jeff’s cartoons are compelling, but you’ve got to fight the urge to peek. Still, you got the answer. And, that’s what matters most.

    And, I’m so glad that you wrote in, Anne!

    — YUR

  7. 7 lwc December 19, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    “You know you need to resist the urge to look at the cartoon first?”

    Unc, you mean you don’t look at the cartoon to help solve the jumble.

    I’ve always thought that occasionally the drawing and often the dialogue provide little hints to the final answer.

  8. 8 unclerave December 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    “You know you need to resist the urge to look at the cartoon first?”
    The watchword in this sentence is “first”, lwc! Of course you look at the the cartoon, its dialog, and the clue/question. But, those come after unscrambling the jumbled clue words. There’s a kind of order to playing – and fully appreciating – the game. First, it’s solving the clue words. Next is writing out the circled letters – aka: answer letter layout. Then cartoon and dialog. And, finally, reading the clue/question.
    Some of Jeff’s cartoons are so perfect that you can solve the clue/question without even looking at the clue words. But, you’d be robbing yourself of half the fun. Plus, David puts a good amount of effort into assembling those jumbled clue words. That’s why I tell people to avoid looking at the cartoon first.
    — YUR

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