Jumble Spoiler – 01/28/21


With George Martin

Visual Description:  John, Paul, Pete & George.


Clue/Question:  Brian Epstein knew what to do after seeing the Beatles, because he had – – –

The Cavern Club on Twitter: "On this day 1962 - The Beatles gave their  138th lunchtime performance at The Cavern Club. This was their 244th  overall at The Cavern. The following day

Answer:  TO FIRE PETE BEST    Wait!  That’s a lot more than nine letters!  I bet it was FOURSIGHT

(I always felt kinda bad for Pete.  But, it seems that Brian Epstein and George Martin knew what they were doing.  I’ve read that Pete was a little too dour for John, Paul and George.  And, Ringo fit in much better with their comical charm.  I think it was George Martin who actually decided to fire Pete anyway.  I guess this was after Stu Sutcliffe had left the band to go back to art school.  And, what a tragic end for that young man!

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have seen “soymlt” sometime before.  The answer letter layout was a nifty nine letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic!

Brian is the one on the left, and George Martin is to his right.  This looks like a scene from the famous Cavern Club, in Liverpool, England.  Fun Jumble down memory lane!  Be Well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 01/28/21”

  1. 1 Randy January 29, 2021 at 7:42 am

    I didn’t have too much trouble with this jumble, but I did struggle with getting tirade. I kept wanting to put tardie,but I know that was wrong. On a lark, I googled tardie and according to the urban dictionary it is a word. According to urban dictionary,it is an adjective that describes a person or their actions as being retarded. Their example “Gawd,how did your dad not know what an emo is? He’s a tardie” Strange,but an easy solve. Have a good one.

  2. 2 unclerave January 29, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    LOL! Chances are you’ll find just about any “werd” in these urban dictionaries, Randy. So many of them are based on ignorance, and in this case also political incorrectness! Sounds like this is a lame way to get around calling someone a “retard”, but it really doesn’t sound any nicer – or correct – to me. “Retard” has always been a negative and unflattering epithet, but I think the PC Police went a little too far in banning “mentally retarded”, which once WAS the acceptable term for someone with diminished mental capacity. When I was a kid we would say “tardo”, to get around saying “retard”. But then again, my upbringing was decidedly suburban! — YUR

  3. 3 David January 29, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    In a recent column, I said that sometimes there are alternate anagram solutions for Jumble regular words. As a rule they are much more obscure than the one common solution which is used in the puzzle. Words with more than one *common* anagram solution are not used as regular words in Jumble, unless there’s a goof, as happened years ago with LINGO vs. login, at which point, in response to complaints, the word is likely removed from future use.

    The above discussion about TIRADE prompted me to search two online anagram solvers for alternate solutions to that one, which popped two.

    One is AIRTED. Airt can be a noun of Scottish origin meaning direction, as in compass direction. It can be also be a verb meaning to direct or to guide. AIRTED is the past tense of the verb, as in “guided.” The present tense of the verb appears as the second definition at Merriam-Webster Dictionary (among others) online:

    The other is TRADIE. This is Australian slang for a tradesperson and appears in the *US Dictionary version* of the Oxford English Dictionary:

    *Of course* these are obscure, and like most English words that can pop up in American dictionaries, come from another country. And neither should prompt the removal of TIRADE from the Jumble regular-word dictionary.

  4. 4 unclerave January 29, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Great stuff, David! But, it kind of puts me in mind of a song. — YUR

  5. 5 David L. Hoyt January 29, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Great stuff, David! But, it kind of puts me in mind of a song. — YUR
    We gotta get you a Women-Todd Rundgren
    made me laugh out loud!!!!!!!!!!!
    Claire and I LOVED that comment so much!

  6. 6 unclerave January 30, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Glad you liked it, cuz! 😁😁😉 — YUR

  7. 7 lwc February 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Unc wrote: “tardo”, to get around saying “retard”

    Gee, Unc, I wouldn’t think “tardo” is any better than “retatrd”.

  8. 8 unclerave February 7, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Not “is”, lwc. “was”. And, only slightly at that. Polite conversation would not use “retard”, “tardie”, or “tardo”. And, you know kids aren’t always polite! — YUR

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