Jumble Answers for 03/28/2018








Good morning, Jumble friends! It’s Wednesday, so that puts us smack-dab in the middle of the weekday Jumble puzzles where they tend to become more difficult. The 6-letter anagrams were the most difficult part of yesterday’s puzzle with SPRAIN barely edging out TANGLE as the most searched for solution. Today is a different story and here’s what I observed.

I was off to a quick start as TEMPO was almost spelled correctly in reverse. I tend to always begin my solves from the back and work forward so this time I just lucked out. Up next was TWEAK and it turned out to be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. The EA combination just didn’t look right at first. No other words came to mind so I decided to roll the dice and write it down. The last two words of SALMON and PICKLE were both instantly visible which is surprising because the 6-letter anagrams were such a challenge yesterday. With all of the clue words complete it was time to move along to everyone’s favorite part, the cartoon!

At first glance it was obvious that we were looking at a period piece with all of the characters being dressed in renaissance-style clothing. Five characters can be seen standing in an open field and they’re all huddled around a single telescope. It’s the object of everyone’s desire as they all anxiously await their chance to take a peek at the heavens which, at the time, must have been the ultimate sight to see. The man on the far right appears to be the orchestrator of the event and he looks perturbed as the crowd is growing restless. His hands have action lines around them indicating that he wants them to calm down and perhaps back up a bit as to not crowd the gentlemen that is peering into the scientific wonder.

The shading was perfect on this piece proving that Jeff really knows his stuff! The castle and its four flags in the distance were draped in darkness as the moon illuminates our cast of budding astronomers. There are a few clouds in the sky but the timing couldn’t be better as the moon is full and the weather appears to be just right for the celestial show. My favorite detail of this panel has to be the small design on the optical tube of the telescope. It’s not overly ornate and seems to fit just nicely with the time period that we’re observing.

The letter layout for the final solution was 12-letters in length and wonderfully cryptic. “A” was my choice for the one letter word with LOOK coming instantly after that. The “AK” coupled together closely to the first “T” allowed me to find TAKE leaving SEE for the finish. The overall length of the layout was intimidating at first but dissecting it into smaller pieces made it no trouble at all. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow where we’ll hopefully have an MLB Opening Day inspired cartoon!


38 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/28/2018

  1. ๐ŸŽถWoo ah, MERCURY, MERCURY me…Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no…Where did all the BLUE SKIES go? Poison is the wind that blows… Woo MERCURY MERCURY me, Mercy Father…Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no..๐ŸŽถ

    Good Morning, Everyone! ๐Ÿ”ญNETHER…NETHER LAND? ๐Ÿ”ญ

    ๐Ÿ”ญ A Telescope is viewed today, and people are amazed,
    The only PICKLE so far being let there be no haze…
    We see momentum steady, the TEMPO going smooth
    So viewers don’t get testy, and upset the happy mood.
    A woman looks a little peeved, she seems to have a pout,
    Her dress in shades of purple…the style makes her hips stick out…
    I’m looking at the man in front, with puffy SALMON sleeves,
    Incredulous just comes to mind, he really can’t believe…
    That this machine before him can make looking at the sky
    A possibility that before could never be supplied.
    A little boy’s excited, he doesn’t need a TWEAK…
    He’s waiting next to be the one to get to take a peek.
    This new invention sure is cool, and looks like it will be
    Successful as the people come and all TAKE A LOOK SEE! ๐Ÿ”ญ

    I’m not going to BEAT around the bush, I know we’ve seen TEMPO not too long ago, but exactly when, I’m not that atTUNEd. And I think SALMON may be the CATCH of the day…But what I do know for sure? LENS SEE…Back on 10/28/2017, we had a puzzle quite similar to this. Daily VIEWERS to this blog, may remember. It was TELESCOPE themed, but featured only men. I guess things are LOOKING UP now, because today, we have a woman present also! So, where are we? Outside…Hmm. What’s my VISUAL? FIELD, perhaps? Yes, I BLINK it is a field. And, since contrary to popular belief, it was a Dutchman, not Galileo who discovered the Telescope, I’m guessing we’re in Middleburg, Netherlands. The gentleman saying, “Everyone will get a turn”, I’m also guessing to be Hans Leppershey. LENS keep in mind though, that none of this is ETCHED in GLASS…It can all be SPECulation on my part. I mean we do know that Galileo further DEVELOPED the Telescope, but we need to go into this with our EYES open. Either WAY, you could always LOOK it UP. So, we see a man LOOKing UP at the MOON, his face showing great excitement, as he exclaims, “WOW”! Another man, a woman, and a young boy wait their turn to LOOK. The males can’t hide their excited anticipation, while the woman, only shown in profile, seems a little more SIRRIUS. It just seems that she’s having some HUBBLE waiting..She just doesn’t seem to have the optiPRISM the others do, and we can SENSOR impatience. Anyway, our question asks what they all were excited to do..? TAKE A LOOK-SEE! Well, ISS n’t this a good one! EYE like it, Dave! Ok, EYE candy. I like how Jeff FOCUSed on blackened flag-flying castles silhouetted in the background. I like the pole with the clamp-like top used to balance the Telescope…But it’s not that CATCHY…I like the little craters shown on the MOON. But I’m going to go with HAN’S HANS, I mean HANDS. Jeff has him MOTIONing as if to say…Calm DOWN, stay back…I just like the IMAGE! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Do something special…just be sure you PLANET right! ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  2. Good morning. Easy breezy jumble today. If I didn’t know better I’d swear it was a Monday. Probably had the entire puzzle done in under two minutes,it was that quick. I had a ten second pause at Salmon. I have trouble when there is an M and N in a word. It usually takes me longer to solve. Once I wrote the letters down I crossed off take and a. The rest of the sentence was simple. The best part of this is,I didn’t even take my smart pills yet. If they had one I would take it because most times I don’t feel so smart. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  3. It’s funny, & I wouldn’t have known this if my son wasn’t into astronomy…but the fact that the moon was full when they were looking is actually wrong! It’s really too bright to see when it’s full – you look when it’s a crescent or just a sliver. The brightness comes from the reflection of the sun on the moon – to it’s a bit like looking at the sun with the brightness! But, of course, without the moon in the picture it would appear that they are looking at nothing. Just wanted to share this fun bit of info!

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  4. The SALMON ship captain had a work TEMPO he did not like to TWEAK but was in a PICKLE when he overslept one morning.
    I had to pause at SALMON even though we have had it recently. Otherwise today’s words and puzzle were straightforward.
    Wonderful posts Mike and Angela and again I am grateful for your keen eyes and powerful insights. Once before I mentioned an old song–“When the moon comes over the mountain” perhaps it is appropriate today. God bless Kate Smith.

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  5. Had to back into salmon but no difficulty otherwise. Interesting fact about the moon. I know nothing about astronomy except that poor little Pluto got demoted as a planet. The last time I was at Disneyland, there was a button with Pluto the dog on it and it read, “Save Pluto”. Have a good Wednesday everyone.

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    • Thatโ€™s the perfect character for a โ€œSave Plutoโ€ button, Betty! And SALMON is on the fast track to being the most searched for solution. Have a wonderful rest of your day. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Hey Betty, donโ€™t consider it a demotion from planet, consider it a promotion to โ€œlargest Kuiper Belt Objectโ€. Have a (Pluto-sized) HEART and look on the BRIGHT side!

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      • It’s now one of 5 DWARF PLANETS…We just need 2 more…Find a Snow White…And I’ll be DOGgoned…We’re CERESiously back in business! ๐ŸŒ’๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


      • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป You can’t be SIRIUS!!! STELLAR!! Major(URSA) Kudos! 8 times over!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  6. Hi all – No problem with the words or solution today. Just random luck, I guess.

    Thanks Angela for the scientific fact I didnโ€™t know or had forgotten. I knew the Dutch did the microscope, but thought it was Galileo and the telescope.

    Since we now know this may be The Netherlands, Iโ€™m sure that after the crowd was excited to take a look-see, they traveled right down the coast to Belgium to see the newly developed vegetables in the royal gardens, where they were equally excited to take a leek.

    (By the way, nice poofy sleeves, dude! Maybe this *is* a baseball preview, since the two โ€˜staches on the right look like Rollie Fingersโ€™.)

    Have a great day, everyone.

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    • G…..Leek? SMH! But you did make me smile…And I quote: ” Angela, thank you! I always thought it was Galileo who invented the telescope and you were confusing it with Van Leeuwenhoekโ€™s microscope (or using poetic license to fit your post), but you are absolutely correct! I learned a new science fact”! (10/28) …Doubting Thomas! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Rollie Fingers..Remember when he used to hang out with HANS?…And be honest, Bud…Didn’t you want to go Seinfeld on this? But thought maybe it wasn’t “worthy”?๐Ÿ™„
      Ciao,G! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  7. Hmmm….the only word that jumped out at me this morning was PICKLE; the other three took a second and third look-see!

    Had a partial blind solve with TAKE A LOOK, but SEE escaped me!

    Until tomorrow.

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    • WOW! I didnโ€™t expect to hear that, John!!!

      Have a great day at the ballpark with your sons tomorrow, and think of us as you enjoy your hot dog and beer. Iโ€™ll be watching comfortably at home with my MLB Extra Innings package but still wishing I was there. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโšพ๏ธ

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  8. Hi, all! Gracious, I slept until 11 a.m. I solved the cartoon question after solving 3 clue words & then had to back into TEMPO even though he barely jumbled it, and we had it recently. DUH!

    While listening to the lively TEMPO of the music playing in Samโ€™s Seafood Shack, I had to TWEAK my SALMON/PICKLE sandwich by adding more tartar sauce.

    Now itโ€™s time for lunch. Maybe I should TAKE A LOOK-SEE in our refrigerator for some salmon. I know we have pickles.

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  9. Who invented the telescope? The answer remains a mystery today. It was probably inevitable that as glassmaking and lens-grinding techniques improved in the late 1500s, someone would hold up two lenses and discovered what they could do.
    The first person to apply for a patent for a telescope was a Dutch eyeglass maker named Hans Lippershey (or Lipperhey). In 1608, Lippershey laid claim to a device that could magnify objects three times. His telescope had a concave eyepiece aligned with a convex objective lens. One story goes that he got the idea for his design after observing two children in his shop holding up two lenses that made a distant weather vane appear close. Others charged at the time that he stole the design from another eyeglass maker, Zacharias Jansen, who lived in the same town and also worked with optical instruments.

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    • Way to go, Chuck! I read a similar Wikipedia entry this morning and itโ€™s truly an amazing story. Thank you for diving a bit deeper and sharing it with us. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


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