Jumble Answers for 08/09/2018









Happy Thursday, everyone! It looks like we have two new clue words in play this morning with THEME and CLIQUE making their debut. CLIQUE also ended up being the word to give me the longest pause making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. CLING has been used before and last made an appearance on 1/12/17 where it was jumbled the exact same way we see today.

Looking at today’s panel, I had an odd feeling that we saw a very similar cartoon not too long ago. A quick search revealed that on 5/17/18 we had a cartoon with the theme of a new quarter design. I distinctly remember that in that particular piece the production floor of the mint was visible and we saw workers making the coins. And the surprise answer of HEADQUARTERS was a real hoot!

Today we’re in an office where see a man giving a presentation at an easel while two other gentleman look on. At first I thought that the man standing was going to be a caricature of the actual creator of the coin but the dialogue quickly corrected that. We learn that a man named Felix Schlag had created the winning design for the new nickel which would replace the older buffalo nickel.

Schlag, a German born American sculptor, won a prize of $1,000 for his winning design on April 21, 1938. It is said that he used his prize money for the funeral of his wife, Anna. Schlag also won several other sculptural commissions and prizes with several of his works still visible in the Illinois area.

The letter layout kept the final answer well hidden with David trying to throw us off track by starting the anagram with THE. Noticing the X was the key to solving this one with EXACT coming instantly to mind. Crossing out the letters left CHANGE to quickly be found for the finish. This puzzle was on the easier side but it allowed me to learn a little bit of history about a coin we use all the time. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/09/2018

  1. The THEME of the new “A Wonderful GALAXY II” film did not CLING to the CLIQUE of characters so key to the original .
    No problem with the clue words and Mike, I also had the solution once I wrote the scrambled letters out and cancelled EXACT. Not too difficult today and a clever play on words.
    Thank you for all the historical details on the nickel–I think I prefer the old buffalo one, but then the older I get the more I CLING to the old. I also remember the cartoon featuring the quarter coins.
    Have a tremendous Thursday everyone and stay safe wherever you may roam—a feeble attempt to play with the lyrics of “O give me a home, where the buffalo roam….”

    • Nice job Earl. You make it seem so easy every day. Like I said,you have me anxiously awaiting your post to see your work. I also prefer the buffalo nickel. Something’s shouldn’t be changed. No pun intended. Thanks again Mike for all that good information.

      • Thanks Paul. I should have responded earlier but I was at the beach most of the day and then busy watching baseball games!! Your comments are always appreciated.

    • Good morning, Earl. I would have preferred to see “Guardians of the Galaxy III” as the film title, but that’s just the picky comic book enthusiast in me. 😆
      Great sentence overall, and I knew exactly where you were going in your closing sentence. Well done!

  2. Good morning. Thanks Mike on a well done post. I got three words right away but could not get Clique.I went to the cartoon and after writing down the letters the answer came to me and knowing the two letters I needed I finally came up with the fourth word. Another jumble that to me was not all that easy,which I prefer. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Morning, Paul! I’m glad you enjoyed the few tidbits of info that I included in the write-up. CLIQUE had me stumped for a bit as well and I think it’ll be the main reason people seek out this post. It definitely won’t be fans of Mr. Schlag! All my best for a wonderful day. 😎

  3. I love the stories behind the creation of the jumbles!! Entertaining and educational. Giving me information I probably wouldn’t have otherwise.

    • Good morning, Kathleen! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and that it made cents to you. Thanks for taking the time to let everyone know your thoughts. Have a wonderful Thursday! 😊

  4. I wrote down liquid for the third word instead of CLIQUE. Not even close. But I saw exact, which brought change to mind, and realized my mistake. Wishing all a great day.

    • That sure is a stretch, Caroline! Solving the surprise answer after skipping one of the clue words is no easy feat so I’m glad you were able to pull it off. Enjoy the day! 🙂🙂🙂

  5. 🎶Oh, give me a home where the BUFFALO roam…Where the deer and the antelope play…Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day…Home, Home on the range…Where the deer and the antelope play…Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day…🎶 ” Home On The Range” – Bing Crosby 1933

    💰A Nickel here a Nickel there a phrase people would say
    And when I was a little kid, with coins we’d often play.
    We’d trade them and we placed them on the ground to try and see
    Who’d get them to flip over and what points it would decree.
    The games had different THEMEs each time, we weren’t kids to CLING
    To habit or to rules of sort…it was all on the wing…
    We had a CLIQUE, we’d meet each day, and make up games to play
    The hours passed, no boredom came..we’d stay outside all day.
    From GALAXY to firehouse, imagination ruled..
    We’d create any sort of game…we felt ourselves so cool…
    And things we used to play our games were always rearranged.
    I look back on it all today and miss that EXACT CHANGE! 💰

    Good Morning, Everyone..So PRESSed for time..but with it all being easy, breezy…it was a quick EXCHANGE…Just going for the eye candy…That beautiful black and gray pinstripe suit…So reminiscent of the era…Makes you want to Boogie-Woogie…a phrase COINED in the 30’s! Have a great day, Everyone…Don’t take any wooden NICKELS! 💰🙋🏻

  6. Hello Mike, Your write-ups are so informative and enjoyable. My group of jumble solvers just love you.

    • Thank you, A.M.! I’m pleased that you and everyone in your group enjoy my analysis. Thanks so much for letting me know and I look forward to hearing from all of you in the future. All my best! 😊😊😊

  7. Clique was the problem word of the day,but with QU being a necessary combo,clique came to mind.Change was a given in the solution,quickly followed by exact.My Chandler park accordion performance was a success completing the big summer schedule.

    • Great work on sleuthing out change first, Chuck. There’s absolutely no way that I would have seen that!

      I’m still looking forward to seeing a video of your performance, my friend. Please keep us updated! 🙂

  8. Hi all – Well, that was interesting! Usually, words with QU are quick solves, but I couldn’t see this one until I found the letters and backed into it. Another French word after yesterday’s FILLET? In my high school, it was always pronounced CLICK, so maybe that’s why it didn’t click. Fortunately, the letter X is also usually a big help, and was in this case, giving EXACT and the answer.
    I think one of the recent new nickels was the first to have the person not in profile – a favorite that I call the “Who you lookin’ at?” nickel.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    PS to yesterday’s mention of Matt Cain’s perfect game:
    One of the coolest things was that it brought such honor to his sponsor Mizuno that they presented him with a traditional authentic custom samurai sword. How many ballplayers have one of *those*? (Handy for slicing sushi rolls for the postgame spread!)

    • Hey G..I think the rule holds that it’s pronounced CLICK in our (American) English, and CLEEK in British English…I remember while taking French that there were words with French roots that held to this…And maybe the sword was for those “Slice Fouls”??? 😉 🙋🏻

  9. Hi, all! I liked our Jumble puzzle today about the nickel exchange at the mint. My solve was 3 words easily but wondering about my spelling when I chose CLIQUE. Since the letters gave me the nice play on words/pun answer, I went with it.

    Enjoy your day!!

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