Jumble Spoiler – 12/22/21

Beloved Village sanitation worker Angelo Bruno retires after 31 years - New  York Daily News

Visual Description:  Refuse . . . to retire.


Clue/Question:  The trash collector retired after 40 years and was voted into the – – –

Eddie Nieves: “On the route.” – DSNY Oral History Archive


(Hopefully, he’ll be retiring to a bundle of a pension.  He loaded many many tons of garbage over the course of 40 years.  He probably has a lot of stories he could tell you.  My daughter-in-law’s step-brother is a garbage man, and he says you wouldn’t believe some of the things that he’s rescued from the garbage.  Perfectly good things just become part of the clutter in some homes, and they get tossed with actual trash.  I guess it’s due to our disposable economy.

All of today’s clue words have been used in the Jumble before.  However, all of today’s jumbles came up as new.  No stumpers on my end.  The answer letter layout was a tranquil ten letter jumble.  By itself, it was nicely cryptic.  But the clue/question, the cartoon’s dialog, and the quotation marks, were big clues to the final answer.

Fun cartoon of the retirement ceremony.  The photo of ol’ Gus – I had to name him – will soon join those of other fine retired garbage men.  And, he’ll be receiving a nice watch for his many years of service.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Michael Bacon, of the Bacon Brothers!


6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 12/22/21”

  1. 1 lwc December 23, 2021 at 12:05 am


    I don’t think we’ve heard from LindaLee lately and how her arms are holding up !

    I hope she’s okay.

  2. 2 unclerave December 23, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    I believe it’s her shoulder. But not to worry, lwc. She has plenty of other obligations, and frequently is away for a fairly long while. Then she’ll reappear and comment on half a dozen posts! — YUR

  3. 3 Ken December 23, 2021 at 1:21 pm


    We decided to make Santa a hearty SALAD instead of the traditional fare…the FEMALE Elfs
    felt AWFUL that Santa was depressed over the reports of global warming effecting his North Pole abode and the Polar Bears and such…Well the HOURLY work rate has finally slowed and the gang Up-North is ready to bring some much needed Joy to the World!!☆…….

    A Merry and Safe Christmas to all…….k

    PS If anybody belongs in the “HAUL” OF FAME
    it’s Santa & Crew

  4. 4 lwc December 23, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    In that case, Merry Christmas to LindaLee and everyone and all !

  5. 5 LindaLee December 26, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Hey all! LWC, thanks so much for thinking of me. Have been busy and am catching up. Been through most of our dear Unc’s jumble blogs, and am now only two jumbles behind!.

    So often I do a Jumble and then run on to the next thing. So many comments in my head!!

    I am well and finished up in-person PT. The arm is not 100% and won’t be for awhile. But, it is much better than it was.

    Sure hope that Christmas was everything that everyone wanted it to be. Ours was quiet and wonderful!! LL

  6. 6 lwc December 28, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Glad things are improving LindaLee !

    At least it’s going in the right direction.

    Have a good New Year for you and everyone, and be well.

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