Jumble Solved – 01/05/23

Linda Blair on Her Fans, the Brilliance of 'The Exorcist' | Arts Stories &  Interviews | San Antonio | San Antonio Current

Visual Description:  Keeping her head on straight.


Clue/Question:  Linda Blair was able to watch “The Exorcist” on DVD because it was in – – – 

THE EXORCIST - American Cinematheque


(I remember when that movie came out.  At the time it was one of the creepiest, scariest movies ever, with all the levitating, and head-spinning, and pea-green vomiting!  I thought it was pretty cool for all of those “special effects”, but because I don’t subscribe to magical thinking I thought it was also VERY far-fetched.  Now, two years later, with “Jaws” . . . THAT was a really scary movie!  Real monsters always trump fictional ones, in my book.  The biggest similarities of the two movies is that they both had great soundtracks, that really set the mood.

All four of today’s clue words are possessed by the ralis95 clue word database!  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but it seems we’ve seen both “hvose” and “giesnn” in previous Jumbles.  The only jumble to give me pause was in getting “ensign”.  Unless you are/were in the Navy, the word does not come up all that often.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble!  If you were not familiar with the movie, and its theme of “demonic possession”, then you might have had some trouble in getting the final answer.  And, due to the clue/question, I figured that the first word of the final answer had to be HER.  Seeing the remaining letters drove home the pun.

Great cartoon of Linda Blair with her daughter – or possibly granddaughter – about to watch what’s now probably considered a horror classic.  I don’t remember any dogs in the movie though.  That was more “The Omen”.  And these pooches would have to be fourth, or fifth, or more, generation of any dogs from that time.  But I hear she’s big into animal rescue!  Especially dogs.  Another great thing about “The Exorcist” was both its great cast, and its controversial scenes and dialog, for the early 1970s.  I bet the religious types would still find it horrifying to this day.  I’d definitely watch it again, but I know my wife wouldn’t want to.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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10 Responses to “Jumble Solved – 01/05/23”

  1. 1 ejwo321 January 5, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    The Exorcist terrified me. and i was in my early 20’s! But Jaws, I could watch. Certainly reflects my world view at the time. More afraid of the unknown, I guess.

  2. 2 unclerave January 5, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    LOL! For me Great White sharks were unknown until “Jaws”, Joy. Thanks for the different take though! Always good to hear from you. — YUR

  3. 3 ejwo321 January 5, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    I look forward to your puzzle solves each day!

  4. 4 Anonymous January 6, 2023 at 9:46 am

    Jaws was a great movie. Very scary at the time. As a beach kid growing up near the Cape and islands, there was always a fear of sharks in the back of my mind. But the thrill outweighed the fear. Especially if you rationally looked at the odds of getting bitten by a shark while swimming. Better chance of hitting the Powerball jackpot tonight. (almost $1B) My mother used to scold me for swimming too far from the beach! 🦈

    Speaking of being scolded, Mary Ellen Moffit put quite a scolding y’day toward a very nice and loyal reader. 👩‍🏫 All while hitting .500 on a clean 11 of 22 scorecard. Leave Jim alone! He was trying his best. 🙋‍♀️

    Can’t we all just get along like Rodney King 🤴 asked us years ago? After all it’s the sharks home. We are in their backyard when we swim in the ocean.

    Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies,

    — Smitty

  5. 5 Ken January 6, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    I know from personal experience that demons exist,,,but they can/will be overcome!!^ Hallelujah*******


    PS Good Jumble

  6. 6 unclerave January 6, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Nice to hear from you, Ken! Feeling any better? — YUR

  7. 7 Ken January 8, 2023 at 1:08 am

    I had another back operation and a second knee replacement is necessary>>down-the-road<<<very slow recovery but in the right direction^^^
    Maybe after full recovery I'll be back on Oil Tankers~~~Daaahhh!!!!
    Thx for the inquiry***


  8. 8 unclerave January 8, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Wow, Ken! “I wouldn’t give your troubles to a monkey on a rock!” — YUR

  9. 9 LindaLee January 8, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Monkey on a rock — I’ve certainly never heard that before.

    Take care Ken. LL

  10. 10 unclerave January 8, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    You needed to be a fan of David Letterman to get that reference, LL. — YUR

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