Jumble Solved – 01/25/23

How Tenzing Norgay Conquered Mount Everest With Edmund Hillary

Visual Description:  Chomolungma chums.


Clue/Question:  The people who’ve successfully summited Mount Everest are – – –

60 years on: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's Everest conquest


(“Made it, Ma!  Top of the world!”  Either Edmund Hillary, or Tenzing Norgay, could have said this, assuming either one of them were fans of “White Heat”, starring James Cagney.  A Film Noir classic from 1949, also starring Virginia Mayo and Edmond O’Brien.  Mount Everest is most definitely the top of the world, with an elevation of 29,031.7 ft, or 8,848.86 m . . . for most of the rest of the world.  Hillary and Norgay were the first to get to the top in 1953.  Some of our older readers might even remember when this happened.  It was like all of the firsts of the space race, in the 1960s.  Those NASA feats were the biggies from my youth.

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, however we have certainly seen “rigem” in at least one earlier Jumble.  It took me a couple of looks to see “crisis”.  The answer letter layout was thrilling thirteen letter jumble!  The height of cryptic jumbling.  The word HIGH came to me right away, and ACHIEVERS soon followed.

Fine cartoon drawing of the dynamic duo.  Of course, they really didn’t do it alone.  They had a couple hundred porters doing most of the heavy lifting.  I’m just happy that Hillary didn’t try to take all the credit, as often happened with most European endeavors.  He couldn’t have done it without the Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay.  A very cool  – downright frigid – Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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8 Responses to “Jumble Solved – 01/25/23”

  1. 1 LindaLee January 26, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Well RATS! I somehow missed this Jumble…and now I know the answer. Interesting!!! LL

  2. 2 Anonymous January 26, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Fun Jumble ™️ today! I’d say Jeff is feeling better, but we all know these cartoons are done well in advance. 🤲🏻 let’s all hope he comes to his senses soon and realizes that we are all in this together. Nobody is getting hurt. We are commenting, counting and solving puzzles. It’s easy! And fun! 🤩

    The head Sherpa over there 👉 posted an even .500 y’day on 9 of 18 tries. 🙋🏻‍♀️ Anything 50% or better makes my day! 🍆

    Started following the Murdaugh trial recently. I visited Charleston SC a few years back. Great city. 🤌 Did he do it? Why? I can’t figure it out. Please help. 👀

    Spread love always. Not hate. 💕

    — Smitty the Uniter

  3. 3 unclerave January 26, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    “Missed” meaning you didn’t get the answer, or you didn’t do the Jumble??? — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave January 26, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    From what the papers say, it sounds to me like he did it, Smitty. And possibly others, as well. It’s kind of playing out like a William Faulkner/John Grisham novel. IF he did do it, it’s a great example of power corrupting. The world seems to be falling apart in so many ways, Smitty.
    — YUR

  5. 5 Randy January 26, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    First jumble today was easy.other 3 threw me. Had to back in to halve though. Solution was a lot easier than the words today for me

  6. 6 unclerave January 26, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    Some days are going to be that way, Randy. You’ll kill it tomorrow, brother! — YUR

  7. 7 LindaLee January 28, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    I totally did not see or do the jumble!! Somehow missed it. Must have been one of those mornings I didn’t have time to look at the ePaper at breakfast and then never got back to it. 🙃

  8. 8 unclerave January 28, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    It can happen even with the print edition, I guess! — YUR

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