Jumble Spoiler – 08/13/21

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) | Sci-Fi Saturdays | RetroZap

Visual Description:  Mesa Rojo!

LYRTU  =  TRULY,  TRAAO  =  AORTA,  YBNOED  =  BEYOND,  ALZABE  =  ABLAZ  —   Giving us:  TRUTABELE

Clue/Question:  Devils Tower was in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” because it was a – – –

The Devil's Tower: What's in a Name? | KWIT
Answer:  REAL BUTTE

(That is a wonderful pun!  But I did come up with a very plausible alternative answer.  I’m 99.9% sure that the guys were going for REAL BUTTE, because BUTTE is a play on BEAUT.  But the answer letter layout letters also lend themself to an answer of TRUE TABLE.  And, this would make a certain amount of sense, as a BUTTE is basically just a tall MESA.  And, as many of you probably know, MESA is the Spanish word for TABLE.  So, if any of you wrote down the answer as TRUE TABLE . . . yer uncle would still keep you on a PLATEAU.

Another day where all of the clue words are familiar old friends, yet all of their jumbles appear to new.  The only one to trip me up any was “ybnoed”.  It was a brief trip though.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  It’s not often that the letters lend themselves to more than one possible – plausible – answer.  Pretty cool.

Great period piece cartoon.  I’m guessing the standing gentleman is Steven Spielberg, and the guy in the chair is the film editor.  “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is a true classic movie.  For me, it is right up there with “Gone With the Wind”, “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Jaws”.  Some day, I’d like to see the Devils Tower up close.  Why is there no apostrophe though???  From TV and the movie I can see that it is a real beaut!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/13/21”


  1. 1 Ken August 14, 2021 at 4:38 am

    UR,

    Ok,…seeing as a “reel” is the main component to create the scene…>> and with a little editors leaway, we arrive at>> “…..because it was a REEL “ABUTT”…??¿♡…”A mind is a terrible thing to …….”

    …As I walk along I wonder, I wa wa wa wonder…..Runaway, run run run Runaway”. .>> A mind…….k

  2. 2 unclerave August 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Uh, yeah, Ken. That’s why I used the word PLAUSIBLE. Yours was definitely more of a stretch! LOL! — YUR

  3. 3 lwc August 14, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Unc pondered “plausible” and “stretch” !

    Thanks for clearing that up, Unc. Plausible and Stretch are not the same. One could be possible, and the other, not so much.

    It’s important to spell these nuances out for Marines.

    Did Ken catch that, too ? Marines and sailors come from the same schools. 🙂


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