Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/27/20

General George S. Patton, Jr. | National Portrait Gallery

Visual Description:  American History class.

NULNTE  =  TUNNEL,  WMAYRL  =  WARMLY,  ROLEMA  =  MORALE,  RRKADE  =  DARKER,  MELEAF  =  FEMALE,  GBOLEG  =  BOGGLE   —   Giving us:  NNEWLOREDAKEEGGL

Clue/Question:  The fact that George S. Patton was a famous military leader is – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Wards  (7-letters)  (9-letters)

Revolver owned by legendary WW2 General George S. Patton fetches $75,000 at  auction | Daily Mail Online

Answer:  GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

(All in all a very stinky pun.  By and large this so commonly known that not knowing it would be broadly condemned as mostly ignorant.  A little bird has informed me that this answer was used exactly five years ago, although the setup was completely different.  But, my job is not to point out recycled final answers.  No, recycling is a good thing.  My job is to nitpick Jeff’s cartoons, and to make fun of Hoyt’s bald noggin!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all six jumbles are coming up as new!  That’s a little unusual.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a supreme sixteen letter jumble.  But, the final answer largely jumped right out at me.

Great cartoon of the college history lecture.  Fine likeness of “Old Blood and Guts”.  Kind of ironic that Patton survived the war, but then died of injuries sustained in a common car/jeep accident.  Not that they had them back then, but I’d bet he would’ve been too macho to ever use a seat-belt.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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9 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/27/20”


  1. 1 Colltales December 27, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Love ‘Brothers in Arms.’

  2. 2 unclerave December 28, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Great album, Wes! — YUR

  3. 3 lwc December 28, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    General Patton’s bluster reminds me a little of our present president; except of course, the general wasn’t a six time draft dodger.

  4. 4 unclerave December 29, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    I was thinking the same thing, but didn’t want to annoy some of our more conservative readers. He comes off as a little General Patton and a little Mussolini. — YUR

  5. 5 lwclwc December 29, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    “a little Mussolini’

    Yes, unc; that’s a more apt analogy !

  6. 6 unclerave December 29, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    And, I think it’s a little ironic that Patton and Mussolini had some similarities, and they both died in 1945. — YUR

  7. 7 lwc January 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    “Patton and Mussolini had some similarities”

    They both had unfortunate passings: Patton in a tragic car accident; and, Mussolini: “After being kicked and spat upon, [his body and others] were hung upside down from the roof of an Esso gas station.”

    So much for the dignity he craved for himself yet, denied others.

  8. 8 unclerave January 5, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Yes, lwc.

    As vile as certain individuals can be (depicted), I really deplore vigilante “justice”. I believe that the “dastardly, criminal” leaders of the world should always be dealt with by international – impartial – tribunals. Even though our government, and the corporate media, love to demonize those whose values and political policies might run contrary to ours, everyone deserves the kind of justice, and basic dignity, that every human being is supposed to be entitled to. I was appalled by the murders – yes, murders – of both Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, and the resulting defiling of their corpses. How can we, as a species, ever aspire to a higher plane if we continue to give in to this kind of senseless, wanton blood lust???

    — YUR

  9. 9 lwc January 6, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you for mentioning Saddam Hussein.

    I wouldn’t have objected to his hanging if it was ordered and carried out by his own people. However, I do object to it by order of our own president, Papa Doc W Bush.

    I objected to our government and military being used for political retributions.
    Saddam should have been handed over to the Geneva Convention, the International Court of Justice, or the Iraqi criminal courts so the Iraqis can assume responsibility for their own dictators.

    Societies in Asia and Africa have there own sense of justice of which our government and military have no experience, no history, and should demur. Remember how the Egyptians rid themselves of their President Morsi when people decided they’d had enough of him and his Islamic Brotherhood who aspired to a dictatorship similar to Iran. He had to go.


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