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Jumble Spoiler – 03/16/18

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Visual Description:  The sub-contractor.

VNARE  =  RAVEN,  MDTIA  =  ADMIT,  TUROFH  =  FOURTH,  RASCEO  =  COARSE   —   Giving us:  RVEDMIFOHCORE

Clue/Question:  When the house painter called in sick, another painter – – –

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Answer:  COVERED FOR HIM

(A nice long, 13-letter answer for a Friday.  But, not a particularly challenging one.  At least, not for me.  Maybe, the idiom of covering for someone is just too common.  I don’t know.

We appear to have a new clue word today, in “coarse”.  Our good friend, ralis95, may, or may not, want to add it to his world famous clue word database.  It turns out that the jumble letters can also spell the word rosace, which is a semi-techincal architectural term.  WordPress does not acknowledge it, but there is a definition under the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.  Hmm!  Decisions, decisions!  When I didn’t find “coarse”, I had to check on its homonym, course.  It’s also not on the ralis95 clue word database, but for good reason.  Those letters also spell source!  I think Hoyt might let “coarse” stand, as a standalone, as roscae is far from being a common word.  Regardless, all of today’s jumbles are seemingly new.  The toughest one for me was “turofh”!

The answer letter layout was actually a very good jumble.  But, like I said above, I figured out the answer immediately.

The cartoon, with its dialog, made getting the answer a lot easier than having to actually paint a room yourself.  I’m not a fan of painting.  I’m too fussy.  As usual, Jeff showed a lot of attention to detail.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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