Jumble Solved – 03/21/23

Jeff's headphone buying guide

Visual Description:  Shutting out the world.


Clue/Question:  When told the pricy headphones he loved were on sale, it was – – –

Inside Apple Stores, a Certain Aura Enchants the Faithful - The New York  Times


(Ahh!  A melodic stinky pun.  And one I believe we’ve had before, possibly in a slightly different context.  One thing I noticed right away – and WordPress did too – was that the guys went with the less common pricy, as opposed to the more common pricey.  It kind of runs contrary to the shiny vs shiney rule.  The English language is full of these idiosyncrasies.  Regardless, I don’t think it prevented anyone from solving the final answer.

All four clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database, but they’re words we haven’t seen recently.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  But we’ve definitely seen “soybs” in a previous Jumble.  The answer letter layout was an Eleatic – I know, not the proper use of this word – eleven letter jumble!  I thought that it was nicely cryptic, and didn’t give anything away . . . by itself.

I’m guessing that this is a scene, with Jeff, in some kind of music store.  But to me, it resembles one of those Apple Stores.  I always feel really out of place in those stores.  They seem so futuristic to me, and they’re always – predominantly – staffed by the backpacker crowd.  With these younger generations it seems like the backpack is permanently attached to their backs.  Like the old American Express slogan, they don’t leave home without it!  Fun comeback Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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2 Responses to “Jumble Solved – 03/21/23”

  1. 1 Anonymous March 22, 2023 at 9:16 am

    My first computer was a Mac Plus back in 1987. I’ve been an Apple 🍏 guy for a while so I’ve been keeping up with the technology and the iPhones etc, so those nerds don’t scare me 🤓! Work has mostly been PCs so I’m good with both. Welcome back from your vacation, Unc! Hope you had a swell time and didn’t get too sunburned ☀️. I’m sure you used the sunscreen generously. Don’t want any of those melanoma spots showing up? 🔥

    Speaking of vacations, the old geezers over there 👉 seemed to be sleeping in 💤 as well. Very little chatter or comments while you were gone. Angela 🙋🏻‍♀️ did have to scold a commenter on his bad behavior one day 😢. Other than that, just the usual banter from a select few who like to brag about their 💩 and dentures 🦷 Still gets close to 80k daily unique views 🤥. Some things never change.

    Looks like our former President, The Donald, gets arrested today. 👮‍♀️ He paid Stormy 🌊 Daniels to be quiet! 🤐 She should be arrested for breaking their agreement! There goes $130k down the drain! What a waste of money. Let’s hope there is not a protest over this today. They always seem to turn into insurrections! We don’t need another one of those! 🚪

    Welcome back and as always,

    — Smitty the Peacekeeper 💨

  2. 2 unclerave March 22, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Hey, Smitty! It’s nice to be back. But we did have a great time. We bounced around Phoenix, Tempe, Maricopa, and mostly Scottsdale. Saw a favorite cousin and her husband. But the main thing was to see my step-son, and watch my grandson’s baseball tournament. Teams were from all over the West. We didn’t do so well, but it was still a good experience for the kids. We drove up to the Grand Canyon on Sunday afternoon, spent the night there, and Monday actually saw it, from the South Rim! It had snowed Sunday, and it was cold and very windy all morning and afternoon on Monday. Overcast, but still magnificent!

    I don’t think Stormy Daniels should be arrested for breaking her NDA. Those things are overused by the rich and powerful to silence the smaller, poorer folks. My wife was forced to sign one by a very well known financial firm, for doing – and saying – the right thing, and refusing to do the wrong thing that they wanted her to do. She got a bit of change from it, but of course she was also forced to quit. I’m glad I’ve been out of the workforce for a while, because I would not want to – and would probably refuse to – sign an NDA, a CDA, or an MSA. I understand about trade secrets and such, but I think it’s ironic that these corporations and fat-cats want to regulate the little guy, but they view all regulations imposed on them as un-American! Can you say: hypocrisy?

    — YUR

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