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Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/15

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Poor sport and spoilsport.

RUMON  =  MOURN,  SIHTO  =  HOIST,  SWERDH  =  SHREWD,  CURPES  =  SPRUCE   —   Giving us:  MOUHIHWDSPE

Clue/Question:  His rival at the hot air balloon race – – –

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the b...

English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the bank of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHOWED HIM UP

(I hate when that happens!  Pretty good pun.  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles are new.  We’ve definitely seen “rumon” and “curpes” before.  Nicely cryptic answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  Fun cartoon.  “Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!”  Great later ’60s pop tune!  I’ll provide a Youtube link.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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