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Jumble Spoiler – 06/25/18

Visual Description:  Great moments in canned beverages!

CONTH  =  NOTCH,  OFLCA  =  FOCAL,  CETEND  =  DECENT,  CJLAAK  =  JACKAL   —   Giving us:  OADNC

Clue/Question:  When he applied for a patent on his pull-tab invention, the patent office said – – –

Answer:  CAN DO

(From one of the longest answers I’ve ever seen, to one of the shortest answers I’ve ever seen!  I wonder what the shortest Jumble answer has been?  Hmmm???  Ya know.  Kids today have probably never even seen these PULL-tabs.  All they know are the PUSH-tabs that are on cans today.  They don’t even know that drink cans used to be tin cans, and not aluminum cans!  I have memories of those tin cans, and actually using can-openers to drink from them.  They made little triangular notches in the can, and then you could either pour the contents into a glass, or drink right out of the can.  And, you had to make two notches with the can opener.  One to pour out of, and one for ventilation, so it would pour properly.  There are still a few canned goods where you use these old can-openers.  Like Herhey’s Syrup, and condensed milk, and the big cans of juice.  Wow!  Tomorrow’s topic of discussion:  Rabbit-ears!

All of the clue words have been used some time in the past.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, with “conth” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a decent jumble, all things considered.  I doubt anybody struggled to get the answer though.

The greatest effort probably went into the diagram in the cartoon.  Kudos to Knurek!  I’m guessing this is early 1960s . . . some time.  Not a big challenge, but still entertaining.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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