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Jumble Spoiler – 05/17/12

Français : Église des Saints-Anges Gardiens, L...

Français : Église des Saints-Anges Gardiens, Lachine, Québec, Canada. Les grandes orgues Casavant Frères, illuminés en bleu lors de la Fête nationale du Québec. English: Church of Saints-Anges Gardiens, Lachine, Quebec, Canada. The Casavant Frères organ, lit in blue during the National Holiday of Quebec. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An emergency call for the musical instrument plumber.

NLAEK  =  ANKLE,  OVIRS  =  VISOR,  TAREOT  =  ROTATE,  DRENGE  =  GENDER   —   Giving us:  ALVIOATGNR

Clue/Question:  The church’s ornate Casavant had to be fixed because it was a . . .

Answer:  VITAL ORGAN

(Casavant, huh?  I think Jeff and David are just showing off a bit.  I had never heard of Casavant before.  I know Wurlitzer, Hammond and Baldwin organs.  Although, Baldwin is probably better known for their pianos.  I guess I’m not that big on organs.  Although, I do miss the days when organ music dominated sporting events.  You do still hear them, some, at sports venues, but by and large, the organ has been supplanted by Rock music.  I will probably die a diehard rocker, but I think the canned – mainly Rock – music at ball parks, stadiums and arenas is just a little too much, and it just seems out of place.  I would much rather hear a good organist doing his or her thing.  Yer Uncle is just an old-fashioned boy, at heart.

Good jumbling again, today!  I had some trouble with “rotate”.  I was lazy and backed into it, although I didn’t have to? write out any variations, after seeing which letters I needed.  The funny thing is, this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen this jumbling of the word!  When I went to enter TAREOT as a Tag – I try to do this with the scrambled words I think are tough – it came up as an already used Tag.  I thought the jumbling of “ankle” was pretty good too.  I really enjoyed the answer letter layout.  Without Jeff’s illustrative cartoon, and the ability to Google: Casavant, I don’t think it would have been easy to figure out the answer with this particular answer letter layout.  Nice job, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Sorry about yesterday’s late postings.  My son’s college graduation, and mini-celebration,  took up much of the day, then I took my wife to her doctor’s appointment, then took a long nap.  Then, I started to write up the spoilers – the Cryptoquote Spoiler wasn’t too late – but then I had to drive my daughter to the train station.  As soon as I got home, we got a call saying my daughter had read the wrong schedule, AM instead of PM, and now wanted me to pick her up and drive her 45 minutes, or so, so she could get to her destination, more or less “on time”.  I finally got back around 11:00 PM.  That’s the reason for the delay, folks!     YUR

A Chilling Jumble Spoiler – 12/14/11

"Taking an observation at the pole"....

Image via Wikipedia

Visual Description:  Explorer with a classic explorer’s pose, and his smarter assistant.

TBROO  =  ROBOT,  KCNHU  =  CHUNK,  CLEDOK  =  LOCKED,  TAREOT  =  ROTATE   —   Giving us:  ROOHNLKOT

Clue/Question:  When Amundsen finally reached the South Pole, all he could do was . . .

Answer:  LOOK NORTH

(Ahh!  This Jumble really hits home.  100 years ago today, Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole.  Upon completing this monumental task Amundsen retired to The Bahamas!  Just kidding.  But, could you blame him?  I don’t know what he did next.  Disney Land/World wasn’t around yet, so no one sent him there.  I’m guessing that today’s joke is that: when you stand over the South Pole anyway you look is going to be considered North.  I never really gave it much thought.  Same would hold true if you stood directly over the North Pole.  Any way you look would be considered South.

Fairly challenging puzzle.  “Robot” and “chunk” were easy, but “chunk” seems to be new.  Both “locked” and “rotate” were difficult, but only “locked” is new.  Everything was well jumbled, and the answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  I like the historically themed puzzles!  They’re a nice change of pace.  “Vaere godt og gjore godt, venner.”  Be well and do good, friends. – in Norwegian . . . sorta)   —   YUR


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