Posts Tagged 'tucea'

Jumble Spoiler – 03/08/14

Fruit and berries in a grocery store, Paris, F...

Fruit and berries in a grocery store, Paris, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Excess, American style!

TUCEA  =  ACUTE,  SKPYE  =  PESKY,  ADEZMA  =  AMAZED,  PPORRE  =  PROPER   —   Giving us:  UTEESKAMRPR

Clue/Question:  The shoppers thought the new grocery store was – – –

Wegman's

Wegman’s (Photo credit: Adam Kuban)

Answer:  A SUPER MARKET

(We Americans are far too willing to trade away far too much for the sake of convenience.  Supermarkets certainly aren’t all that new, but some of them have just about everything under the sun!  They kill small businesses, like bakeries, butchers, cheese shops, etc.  And, in some cases, liquor stores and even restaurants.  Sure they provide a large number of jobs, but they are mostly low paying, and many of them are not full-time.  What do you think is better for any economy, multiple businesses that provide multiple – tax paying – owners a decent living, or just a few businesses that provide huge profits to their mainly corporate owners, with all their corporate tax loopholes?  Supermarkets kind of started it all, but it spread to things like book stores, hardware stores and department stores.  We embrace our one-stop shopping stores, and then we turn around and complain that there are no good jobs out there.  Of course there are other factors, like outsourcing and automation.  But, these are things that we all bought into.  Pogo said it best when he said:  “We have met the enemy and he is us.” 

Great clue word jumbling again!  I’ve been told that this is “acute” blog!  Some people think that my frequent opining is too “pesky” and not “proper”, and I have to admit that I’m “amazed” that more people don’t complain!  I guess it’s because they know I’ll tell them where they can go!  Hey, “pesky” is another new clue word.  There is just no resting for ralis95!  Fine job on Hoyt’s well-jumbled answer letter layout too.  No big giveaways there.  And, another fine Jeff Knurek cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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