Jumble Solved – 10/04/22

How To Smoke Weed At Work | Potent

Visual Description:  Combusted busted, no more trusted.


Clue/Question:  He told his wife he was quitting cigarettes, but he was just – – –

Give mom a cigarette break - Macleans.ca


(He thought he was pulling the wool over her eyes, but she could see through the haze of his deception.  There are SO many telltale signs that someone is still smoking.  The stench clings to you like a wet dog.  The fumes are in your hair and on your clothes.  It stays on your breath, and it can even stain your fingernails.  But once you’re hooked it’s very hard to stop.  It’s much more than behavioral.  It’s a chemical addiction that enslaves people with addictive personalities.  Fortunately, I did not inherit that gene from my parents . . . both smokers.  The only chemical addiction that I have is to caffeine.  I’ve quit before, for cleanses, and you do go through withdrawals.  But because it’s generally good for you – in moderation – it’s an indulgence that I allow myself.

I think that Hoyt has given up on giving us new clue words, and is just trying to bring back clue words we haven’t seen in a while.  It’s definitely been a few years since we’ve seen “beckon”.  Two of the jumbles came up as new for me, but we’ve definitely seen “mydil” and “vonwe” in earlier Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  But the clue/question, and the great cartoon, made for a quick solve.

Great scene of the hubby trying to sneak a smoke out on his back deck.  But the Missus, and Fido, caught him in the act!  And, he’s been confirmed as a liar!  Dude!  Just admit that this is bigger than you, and get some professional help.  There’s no shame.  Lots of folks just can’t quit on their own.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Solved – 10/04/22”

  1. 1 LindaLee October 4, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Unc — that is a strange cigarette that dude is smoking! I remember when I quit smoking –in 1983. I threw my pack of cigs into the trash can on the way into the office. I’d stopped at our handy 7-11 and they wanted over $1.00 for one pack. I decided then that was the end. And I’ve been off of them ever since. OMG — it was so hard! I ate, I hurt, I was miserable–non too pleasant. My boss even called me into his office and (literallly) threw some money at me and told me to go to the court house and buy some d*** cigarettes. I took the money–but did not buy the cigs — I got a ice-cream bar instead! It’s like it was yesterday! (The court house had a little snack “store” in it.)

    Grand jumble! I wondered about BECKON….And, we did recently have a new clue word — SPIFFY! Right??

  2. 2 unclerave October 4, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    LOL! That “cigarette” is a little on the thin side, LL. I didn’t even notice that! Good catch. I’m glad to hear that you were able to kick the nasty habit! My brother and Dad did, but a year after he quit my Dad went in for lung cancer! They took one whole lung, and a lobe of the other. He made it another 12 years, on 2/3s of one lung, before something completely different took him. My Mom was never able to quit. She had Emphysema, and a host of other issues that led to her demise, but supposedly not lung cancer!

    I’m not 100% sure about SPIFFY. There’s a possibility it was used in a Sunday Jumble a long time ago, before ralis95 was able to do them. (His paper just recently started carrying the Sunday Jumble.) I know that it – probably – wasn’t from the jumble that Hoyt used recently.

    Nice to see you commenting on a brand new Jumble! — YUR

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