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Jumble Spoiler – 06/13/12

The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet po...

The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato, commonly referred to as a yam in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A direly disappointed diner!

GREEM  =  MERGE,  SAUEM  =  AMUSE,  CIDOIY  =  IDIOCY,  CEEADD  =  DECADE   —   Giving us:  MRMDYEAE

Clue/Question:  When his sweet potato was undercooked, he did this.

Answer:  YAMMERED

 

English: Anglo-Saxon village at West Stow

English: Anglo-Saxon village at West Stow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I like it . . . a lot!  You don’t hear the word yammer all that much these days.  Growing up, I’d hear it from both my mother and father.  What’s he yammering about, now?  Or:  Ah, quit your yammering!  It’s a great word to describe someone’s complaining and/or whining.  It’s a great old Anglo Saxon word.  It’s from old Middle English and Middle Dutch, with a strong link to the German word:  jammer, which means lamentation.  And, of course, it’s a fun play on the other word for sweet potatoes, which is yams!  I like yams, as kind of a change of pace.  I probably eat them only two or three times of year, with Thanksgiving being the big day in our house for them.

I also liked today’s clue word jumbling, especially the middle words, “amuse” and “idiocy”.  I actually had to think for a few seconds on “amuse”.  And, Mr. Hoyt is continuing to keep ralis95 busy with his clue word database, as “idiocy” should be a new entry.  The answer letter layout should have kept a number of you guessing, especially if you are not familiar with yammer.  The cartoon gets the point across, but mainly with all the complainer’s verbal barrage.  I thought his expression was a little understated.  But, that’s just me, folks.  Be well and do good.  This concludes my daily yammering.)   —   YUR


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