Posts Tagged 'Mark Mothersbaugh'

Jumble Spoiler – 05/18/21

Seagulls crashing the picnic! : funny

Visual Description:  Of all the unmitigated gull!

ETLFE  =  FLEET,  BTAEA  =  ABATE,  DPTUAE  =  UPDATE,  SPIRCT  =  SCRIPT   —   Giving us:  FLAAEUDASCP

Clue/Question:  Birds invaded their cookout and – – –

Seagulls Picnic" - FOR SALE Original watercolour by Meg Quilty | Watercolor  artist, Original watercolors, Original watercolor painting

Answer:  CAUSED A FLAP

(“A” flap???  More like a multitude of flaps, from a multitude of gulls.  But that would definitely make for a much more difficult Jumble pun, now wouldn’t it?!  Saying that seagulls are persistent is a gross understatement.  When it comes to getting food – no matter who might be holding it – they are extremely aggressive, to the point of being both obnoxious, and fairly vicious.  Ms. du Maurier was no doubt traumatized in a similar fashion, which inspired her to write “The Birds”.  

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles did come up as new, but we have definitely seen “spirct” sometime in the past.  None of them tripped me up.  The answer letter layout was an elevated eleven letter jumble.  I think it would have been a little better if “abate” had come before “fleet”, because as it stands you see FLA right away.  And, you see the P at the end.  FLAP came to mind right away.

Great cartoon of a family under attack at a beach picnic.  Wave that hat, as much as you like, bub!  It’s not going to deter these hungry birds.  In this case this family will get no satisfaction.  Love the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon, in the upper left hand corner!  I hope they didn’t shoot an albatross!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Mark Mothersbaugh, of Devo!


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