Jumble Answers for 01/30/2017








Good morning everyone and happy Monday!  LAGOON was the only word that gave me pause this morning and would be my pick for the trickiest of the quartet.  With all of the clue words solved it was straight to the cartoon.  After reading the cartoon sentence, I wrote down SIGN and HAND leaving me with DOO.  I knew one of them was wrong as I needed a five letter word.  I started by re-jumbling SIGN and DOO and noticed GOOD immediately.  IN was obviously the two letter word and I added the S to HANDS for the finish.  It could have been a major headache if I had started by jumbling HAND and DOO but luck was on my side this morning.  I’m curious if anyone else came up with SIGN and HAND right from the start, and if so, how you managed to solve it.  Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!  πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

13 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/30/2017

  1. Nine minute solve because of LAGOON. The cartoon details helped with the answer so from there I went back to get that last word. I started with HANDS and then did what I have learned from you, to choose the two-letter word, and I chose IN. From the dialog I knew that it was in GOOD hands.
    Thank you for telling me Saturday to “Enjoy the sunshine!” When I opened the drapes Sunday morning, it was BEAUTIFUL! I took your words to heart and stayed at the window to enjoy the birds, one squirrel, the neighbor’s evergreen trees & huge saguaro cactus, and how clearly I could see our tiny little “mountain” one mile north. Quite a lovely sight after 5 days of rain and fog last weekend, and it’s supposed to be in the 70″s for the next 4 days.
    Have a wonderful Monday!

    • LAGOON was the hard one, in my opinion. Not too easy of a Monday puzzle but that’s what keeps them interesting. I’m glad you enjoyed your weekend! Looking out my window, all I see is brown and yellow grass and bare trees. I think the snow has forgotten us this year, but February is usually the month with the most accumulation. Enjoy your Monday. πŸ™‚

  2. Since the word “sign” was in the puzzle, it was unlikely that it would also be a word in the answer. I saw hands easily and good followed. Agree that lagoon was the hardest word.

  3. Good morning. Today’s puzzle was a little harder for a Monday in that I took out the dictionary to make sure I was right on all the words. After gathering all the letters together and starting with “in” ,good hands jumped right out. Maybe the whole thing took a couple of minutes longer. Now to wait and see if my friend got it. Stay well.

  4. Had the puzzle solved with the letters from the all of the words except lagoon. Once I knew the placement of A & G, lagoon became apparent. Glad to know I wasn’t the only one to struggle with that seemingly easy word. (They all look easy after they are unscrambled!). 2:29 today.

  5. Greetings from Pittsburgh, PA–from an area called Moon Township. So, greetings from The Moon! Thank you for your daily posts. Your challenges are often the same as mine with some exceptions. Today I struggled with SHAKEN. I resolved it by the back door approach: discern the answer and then look for the missing letters. I really enjoy your daily reports and personal comments (children, school, weather). You have taught me to look more closely at the fine print in the clues–really helps. Keep up the fine work and the daily comments. My wife gave me 2 Jumble puzzle books for Christmas. One book is on classic puzzles and the other on sports. Like taking a daily brain vitamin and really enjoyable as are your fine reports. Good ways to spend through these long and cold winter days. Happy February and Groundhog Day ahead .

    • Hello martian Andrew! Thank you for the kind words as it’s comments such as yours that make it worth the effort. I agree that SHAKEN was a difficult anagram to decipher, probably a close second to LAGOON. The Jumble books are fun to do and I encourage you to try the Just Jumble app in the apple store. It’s fun to play when you have a few minutes to burn. Keep the comments coming and I’ll see you tomorrow! πŸ˜€

  6. We did not consider the word sign because through the years we have noticed that if a word is used in the clue or the dialog in the picture it will not be used in the answer. My husband actually got the answer while I as still trying to unscramble lagoon.

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