Jumble Spoiler – 12/14/21

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Visual Description:  By the by . . . bye birdie!

SEYZT  =  ZESTY,  OSUEH  =  HOUSE,  JTREEC  =  REJECT,  BNILEB  =  NIBBLE   —   Giving us:  ZETHUERECBE

Clue/Question:  They went tandem skydiving and were able to – – –

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Answer:  CHUTE” THE BREEZE

(A marvelous stinky pun.  But when you’re floating down from three thousand feet I doubt you can smell anything.  I actually did this once, way back in 2005.  Seeing the photos of myself is what inspired me to lose 30 pounds, for my 30th high school reunion.  I got pretty close, too.  I went from 225 lbs – the max weight for tandem skydiving where I went – to 196 lbs.  Over the years I fluctuated from that 196, up to about 215, or so, and back.  But when I was diagnosed with full blown Type II Diabetes I had to drop the weight again, and more so.  At one point I touched the high 170s, but right now I’m around 187 – 190.  My joints seem to appreciate the loss.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new for me, but we’ve definitely had “seyzt” in the past.  They all came to me immediately again today.  The answer letter layout was an elevated eleven letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  Buy anytime there’s a Z, or a Q, in it I get the final answer quickly.

Great cartoon of the tandem skydivers.  I remember reaching for the ripcord just as the instructor was pulling it.  These guys can’t afford to wait for neophytes to wake up and do the right thing.  And, I don’t know if they say this as a joke, but they told me to scream “Geronimo” as we just jumped out of the plane.  Big mistake!  When you’re free-falling you’re going about 120 miles an hour.  The moment I opened my mouth the air rushed in and evaporated every bit of moisture I had!  I might have gotten GER out, but that was it.  That could partly be why I hesitated a bit to pull the cord.  It took me some time to recover from the extreme dry mouth!  But the slower ride down was really cool.  You can really see for miles and miles.  Great memory!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Ronnie McNeir of The Four Tops!  (Every bit as good as The Temptations, in my opinion.  Even though they don’t have a Broadway show . . . which I saw last month!)

8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/14/21”


  1. 1 Anonymous December 15, 2021 at 2:32 am

    JUMBLE SPOILER 12/14/21:

    WHEN free-falling, the gravity pulls you down naturally at 9.8 m/s. You can calculate that to miles per hour and get a result that is not near 120.

    Beautiful post as always is by YUR. KEEP IT GOING.

    N.B.: 5 Miles = 8 Km

  2. 2 unclerave December 15, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Not sure where you get your figures, Anonymous. But, it doesn’t seem like you’re accounting for terminal velocity. The first few seconds might be somewhat less than 120 mph, but believe me, you get there very quickly. — YUR

    https://www.ramblers.com.au/blog/how-fast-do-you-fall-when-skydiving-tandem/

    https://skydivingstl.com/blog/how-fast-long-do-you-fall-when-tandem-skydiving/

  3. 3 lwc December 18, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Right after jumping out of the aircraft into free-fall, you spread out your arms and legs like wings.

    Once your body is under control and you’re not spinning like I did the first time I jumped, you literally feel like you’re flying. It’s a very seductive and misleading feeling. You almost forget for the moment that you’re actually falling at about 120 mph.

    But once you pull the cord and the chute opens and you’re under a full canopy, the whole sensation is one of total peace; you don’t even hear the wind as you did before your chute opened.

    It’s wonderful !

  4. 4 unclerave December 18, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I gather your experience happened while you were in the military, lwc. It’s definitely an awesome experience, though mine happened to be tandem, while you guys train to jump solo. The only “training” I got was a 15 minute video. It helps some, but it can’t really prepare you for the exhilaration of that initial fall. Thank goodness for the pro attached to my back!

    Been wondering where you went, dude! Welcome back. — YUR

  5. 5 lwc December 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Well, jumping tandem with an experienced pro is a good safety feature, but remember that no jump should be taken for granted; all are potentially life-threatening.

    Next time, take your wife if she has the nerve.

  6. 6 unclerave December 19, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Believe me, she doesn’t, lwc! — YUT

  7. 7 lwc December 19, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Your wife doesn’t have the nerve ?

    Does she think she’s going to live forever ?

    “What a wonderful day to die.”

    https://soundcloud.com/dante-935138904/what-a-wonderful-day-to-die/

    It’s only a matter of time before something gets you. 🙂

  8. 8 unclerave December 20, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    You’re a wild man, lwc! LOL! — YUR


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