Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/21

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Visual Description:  The setup of a right-winger’s joke?


Clue/Question:  The android was nervous about a positronic brain replacement, but would – – –

Isaac Asimov's Robot Visions Is Truly Visionary


(This sounds vaguely familiar, but I think we – me? – might be experiencing idiom overload!  We also have to remember that there are a fairly finite number of these kind of sayings that the boys can make pun of.  And, even if Jumble fanatics/addicts, like us, catch on to the occasional – to frequent? – rerun answers, we have to remember there are a whole lot of people out there who are experiencing them for the very first time!  Most of us enjoy hearing an old joke . . . as long as it’s a good joke.  Right?

None of today’s clue words are new.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be so.  The only one to trip me up any was “nufedo”.  The answer letter layout was another terrific twelve letter jumble.  The combination of the final answer slots, the clue/question, and the wonderful cartoon made this a fairly easy solve, for me.

Fantastical robotic-al cartoon!  Super depiction of a cyborg-like android, and the human technician servicing it.  I was amused that the android “brain” looks so much like an actual human brain.  The other thing that kind of struck me was how the android could reason and speak . . . with its brain out of its cranial  cavity!  For that matter, how could the android even be holding it???  I wonder which one of the guys is an Isaac Asimov fan?  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


12 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/05/21”

  1. 1 Jumble Jeff January 5, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Hey, Mr. Logic! Lay off! If you’d like to have your brain explode, try watching Wonder Woman ’84. Leave all logic at the door with that one.

  2. 2 unclerave January 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    LOL! Yeah, a good buddy – who loved the first Wonder Woman movie – already warned me not to waste my time with that! — YUR 😉

  3. 3 Angela January 5, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    …And if you look closely, you’ll see that the chip about to be implanted is engraved with the signature Jumble “J” encircled in a square. Hmm..😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 4 Ken January 5, 2021 at 11:30 pm


    You all ever feel like a small “Drip” in a world
    of large FONDUE filled pots??¿…….◇◇◇

    “KEEP. an OPEN MIND” or hush your mouth, you…………….


  5. 5 unclerave January 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Totally imperceptible in the print versions. But, I’m certainly not surprised! — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave January 6, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Yeah . . . sure . . . sorta . . . I guess. — YUR

  7. 7 Angela January 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Definitely is. But that’s why it’s so cool checking out the on-line version. All the delightful little gems that Jeff painstakingly adds to his cartoons so often fall by the wayside, because the paper print cartoons are forced to be so small. There’s usually a plethoric gold mine of Eye Candy included in each drawing…(and I KNOW plethoric’s a word..I double-checked)! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. 8 unclerave January 6, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    There have long been two sizes that various newspapers have run. Mine has always been the larger one, and I was always the one to point out detail to those who got the smaller ones. I wish that Jeff would go back to tailoring the cartoons to the standard/larger newspaper size, and NOT only reward those who view/solve The Jumble online. — YUR

  9. 9 Angela January 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    The Jumble panel in my paper is probably 5 inches, but the cartoon itself is only about 2, which makes it difficult to see the tiny details. Online lends itself to it because it can be enlarged. But I don’t think the size appearing in any paper is any of Jeff’s doing. I think each paper takes it upon themselves to size their features…and within the past few years a lot of them have chosen to size down…Probably due to production costs…🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. 10 unclerave January 6, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    My newspaper’s Jumble cartoon portion has always been 3 and 1/2″s, the larger size, as I explained. They used to tailor the Jumble cartoon so detail could be easily seen at that size. They could return to this if they wanted to, but they know newspapers are fading fast, and they now cater to their online version. I consider it disrespectful to those of us who solve them the traditional way. — YUR

  11. 11 Angela January 6, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Luckily the size of the cartoon has no bearing on whether or not one can solve the puzzle. It’s just an added bonus to examine all the nooks and crannies searching for the tiny little gems. And as with the tiny J chip for the androids head?…As minute as it was, it couldn’t be seen without digital magnification. It’s just Jeff’s whimsy…🙋🏻‍♀️

  12. 12 Ken January 6, 2021 at 11:51 pm


    I found a plethora of “Plethoric’s” around the the withering Christmas tree…HoHoHo and a ….. ………

    I’m late…errr…….k

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