Sunday Jumble Solved – 02/26/23

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Visual Description:  The clock is ticking!


Clue/Question:  She’d need to hurry to buy a new sports watch while it was 50% off because – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (3-letters)  (7-letters)  (3-letters)

Hourglass or sand timer in front of a beatiful clear sunrise or sunset  Stock Photo - Alamy


(A good stinky pun.  Kind of new, so I guess it’s a running gag without being a running gag . . . if you know what I mean.  I don’t want to advertise for any specific company, but isn’t there at least one watch out there that syncs with your cellphone, that does all that and more?  And I think that Dick Tracy foretold this some 60-70+ years ago!  For you young’uns, Dick Tracy was a popular, square-jawed detective in the funny papers . . . back in the day.  Kinda like Batman without the cowl and cape.  He had a slew of repeating villains that he had to contend with, like Pruneface, Flattop, Tiger Lily, The Blank, The Mole, and Mumbles, just to name a few.  I suppose it could still be an active comic strip, but I haven’t seen it in a number of years.

All six of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Four of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “canune” and “pimira” in previous Jumbles.  I was able to see them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular seventeen letter jumble!  As a jumble I thought it was brilliantly cryptic.  But with all of the clues, from the salesman’s line, to the countdown clock behind the woman, to the urgency in the clue/question, I knew the final answer in an instant.  I didn’t even need to check off any of the letters.

Fine cartoon of the jogger shopping for a sports watch, in a sporting goods store.  The other sports equipment are fairly subtle, but you can make out the basketball backboard/hoop/net, some kind of a net/goal, and some golf clubs.  And the salesman dressed like a referee was a nice touch.  Fun little Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  On this date in 1869 the 15th Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote – for Black men at least, not sure about Native Americans or Asians – was sent to the states for ratification.  No women had the right to vote until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920!  And voter suppression all over the country made – and still makes – it difficult for minorities and women to actually vote.  And in 1926 Carter Woodson started Negro History week, the forerunner of Black History Month.  In 1933 actor/comedian Godfrey Cambridge was born.  And in 1966 Andrew Brimmer was appointed the first African American governor of the Federal Reserve Board, by President Lydon B. Johnson.  Celebrate Black History Month!     YUR

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4 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Solved – 02/26/23”

  1. 1 Art Shapiro February 26, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Unc, Dick Tracy is still around. I no longer read it, as it got rather strange and hard to follow in recent years. But it’s readily available online at the gocomics site.

  2. 2 Anonymous February 27, 2023 at 11:03 am

    As a kid, I’d love to visit the local sporting goods stores. They weren’t big chain stores like we have today. Just the local guy selling baseball gloves, balls ⚽️ 🏈 ⚽️ and swag from the local high schools. Today I frequent Dicks™️ 🍆. They have EVERYTHING there. I still miss the local mom and pop sports stores though 🎾 ⛳️ 👟.

    Speaking of mom and pops, the older folks over there 👉 limped 14 times y’day, with eight coming from their own Joan Joyce 🙋🏻‍♀️. Slow day, only 275k unique visitors 🤥.

    I’m surprised that killer Alex Murdaugh took the stand last week in his own defense. I really haven’t been following this case very closely, but it seems to me that he is guilty of murderIng his wife 👩 and son. Very sad indeed 😔. It takes a very sick 😷 individual to kill his own son. Wife is certainly more plausible. 🐴

    Have a great week Unc,

    — Smitty

  3. 3 unclerave February 27, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Thanks, Art! Good to know. — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave February 27, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Without knowing ANYTHING I’d say that he planned to kill his wife, but the son – who probably wasn’t supposed to be there – saw his father killing his mom, and maybe tried to stop it, or attacked him afterwards, and Murtaugh killed him in a combination of self defense and witness elimination. But, yeah. I think he is guilty of those killings, and possibly some others too. He’s an addict.

    — YUR

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