Belated New Year’s Eve Jumble “Spoiler” – 12/31/21

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Visual Description:  Party revelers!


Clue/Question:  The enthusiastic New Year’s Eve party guests drinking champagne were – – –

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(Something yer Uncle Rave definitely is not!  I will drink the swill, but I’m just not into sparkling wines, of any kind.  I know there are good champagnes and bad champagnes, and I’ve had both, but it just doesn’t float my boat.  If I were ever to go on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, and he pulled his either or quiz on me, when he gets to flat or sparkling I would definitely answer flat.  I don’t care for bubbles in my water, or in my wine.  They’re fine in soda/pop and – of course – in beer, but for me that is completely different.  Of course I’ll toast with champagne, but I never look for a refill.

All of this day’s clue words have been used numerous times in other Jumbles.  However, all four jumbles appear to be new.  I saw them all immediately.  I did this Jumble fairly late in the day, as my newspaper was not delivered – by design – and the E-edition was somehow corrupted on the newspaper’s website.  I spent a lot of time on the phone, trying to get some satisfaction, but it was all an exercise in futility.  I spoke to four different people on their Technical end, all in The Philippines.  The first one was a woman on a really crappy line.  We couldn’t really hear each other, and she didn’t sound like she’d be any help at all.  The second was a much better connection with a woman named Corinne.  Much better connection, friendly, but all she could suggest was for me to reboot MY computer and try again!  I’ve used the E-edition enough times over the last few years to know that the issue wasn’t on my end, but I did as she said.  She couldn’t stay on the line, so of course I had to call a third time, after that – SURPRISE – didn’t work, and I got some guy who was terribly condescending, and wouldn’t let me get a word in edgewise.  I had to raise my voice and talk over him to tell him what I was doing step-by-step, and the SOB apparently hung up on me.  The fourth time I got a woman named Ann, who FINALLY acknowledged that here was a problem ON THEIR END.  She couldn’t tell me if it was going to be resolved that day, or not, but I thanked her anyway.  I actually got this Jumble by seeing that Jeff Knurek had posted it to his Facebook page!  I know I could have gone to the Jumble website, but I was in no mood to do so.  I think the Arkansas Democrat Gazette is no longer free, so I didn’t bother to go there, for either the Jumble or the Cryptoquote.  I could have posted this last night, but because of all the hassle I went through, and some domestic drama that has put a damper on our home, I just wasn’t in the mood.  Again, no physical newspaper today, but at least the E-edition is working again!  Oh, yeah!  The answer letter layout was a tenacious twelve letter jumble.  I saw BUBBLY right away, and from the LOPPEE the word PEOPLE appeared.

Fine cartoon of New Year’s Eve party revelers, from what I remember.  People drinking and telling jokes and such.  I hope that everyone made it through New Year’s Eve safe and sound!  Because of the resurgence of Covid, I hope that all/most of you kept it smaller and lower key.  We definitely did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Burton Cummings of The Guess Who!  (A great ’60s rock band out of Canada.)

2 Responses to “Belated New Year’s Eve Jumble “Spoiler” – 12/31/21”

  1. 1 LindaLee January 1, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Very low key here UNC. Happy Happy 2022 to all.

    Hopefully it gets better from here on out….credit card compromised early this morning at a store to the tune of about $1000–fortunately police are involved. And someone rammed me in the rear (car!) last Tuesday and ran. So dealing with that. Sooooo things can only get better and maybe I’ll be BUBBLY soon! Nice New Years puzzle — and worked quickly.

  2. 2 unclerave January 2, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    OMG, LL! That is terrible! I hope you weren’t hurt in the accident. Hopefully, your credit card company absolves you of those charges. 2022 HAS to get better for you. — YUR

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