Jumble Answers for 08/27/2018









Good Monday morning, Jumble players! All of the clue words that we see today are old favorites from 2017. ROBOT was jumbled so well that it actually tripped me up for a moment before it finally came into view. FENNEL took the longest to decipher making it my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it jumbled as FLEENN on 8/20/17 which was equally as difficult.

The setting for today’s cartoon is a classroom where we see a teacher standing in front of a dry erase board. Just behind her are three children and they’re seated at one long desk. The children look very young so I’d venture a guess that this is most likely a second or third grade class. By looking at the list of words on the board it was immediately apparent that her lesson for today was verbs.

There were only two fine details in today’s panel that caught my attention. First was the dry erase marker and eraser which were on a small shelf at the bottom of the board. Jeff added a bit of shading under the shelf which gave it some depth and made it more visually interesting. The second detail was a poster on the wall just behind the teachers head. It appears to show the day and night cycle of earth as half of the planet is shaded.

The sentence for today’s cartoon was in the form of a question which regular players of the puzzle will identify as being highly unusual. The final solution was a breeze after noticing that the question omitted the word VERB and used “action words” instead. The letter layout was 8-letters in length and not very cryptic with RBV being right at the front. We’re off to an easy start this week so my fingers are crossed that we have a few challenging puzzles in the days to come. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/27/2018

  1. Two items…I thought salary was saraly…nobody doesn’t like sara lee and I learned over the weekend that we all have dry erase boards in our houses…they’re called mirrors!

      • I was skeptical so I tried it out and it erases right off. Supposedly good to leave yourself messages!

        • LOL..Yes, I suppose it does…Too bad it doesn’t “erase” everything…Like the receding hairlines, the wrinkles…those weird images of clothing that has somehow mysteriously shrunken overnight! .๐Ÿ˜‰ ..I guess, as you said…We may all like that Sara Lee…but she may not always like us! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

        • Well, you may just have something here then…Let’s see what happens when people get WINDex of it! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

        • LOL…See above…Those MAGIC Markers may just be the TRICK! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  2. Post Star online jumble had the wrong puzzle but just updated it in the last couple of minutes,as a result I solved the old puzzle,being away, again,Yuck.As in Chuck,

    • I noticed the repeat of the cola puzzle as well, Chuck. I couldnโ€™t zoom in to see if there were any tiny details that I may have overlooked. Iโ€™ll go back and check now. Thanks for letting us know that itโ€™s been updated!

  3. With an increase in SALARY, the ROBOT engineer felt it VITAL to upgrade his garden with FENNEL, garlick and oregano.
    Great comments and observations from all–more later if I get a chance.

      • I think youโ€™re right Mike – Earlโ€™s engineer is named HERB, and his wife, who perennially tends to the FENNEL, is named VERBENA. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

        • Hey G…Since Earl’s engineers’ planted a vegetable garden…SHALLOT make more sense that HERB’s wife be named ROSEMARY? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

          • Rosemaryโ€™s better for remembrance, but I had to go with the VERB pun to match the cartoon! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

            • Ah, yes…and also you could claim a double whammy with BEAN! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป…But I never considered the remembrance…TBT? If I did? My first thought was Peaches!๐Ÿ˜‰ …And I have a feeling we’d be ๐ŸŽถReunited ๐ŸŽถon the thought! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. ๐ŸŽถSchool Days, School Days…Dear old golden rule days…Reading, and Writing and โ€˜Rithmetic …Taught to the tune of a hickory stick…๐ŸŽถ Written by Gus Edwards & Will Cobb โ€“ 1907

    ๐Ÿ“š There’s nothing more fulfilling than looking at a child,
    And noticing that light go off…imaginations wild..
    No ROBOTs do I want to raise, no sheep that follow suit…
    I teach them questIoning’s VITAL to learning’s great pursuit.
    Is FENNEL from the family of carrots or parsley?
    Let’s find out..not just settle for…” I like it, it’s crunchy…”
    One day they’ll go and venture out, a SALARY their quest…
    At least I’ll know I’ve instilled curiosity at best…
    And should I not raise scholars, I think more importantly…
    I’d rather have them questioning and confident VERBALLY! ๐Ÿ“š

    Easy, breezy, the Sweet Repeats have made it a Monday Fun Day!
    And it’s a Sweet Classroom setting…An exuberant, happy Teacher? What more could we want for our children? Eye candy? The little boy at left…We see him with that child’s look of bewilderment on his face…His “light” hasn’t quite gone off yet….But when it does? And he VERBalizes it? LIGHTS…(CAMERA)…ACTION! Have a great day, Everyone! ๐ŸŽถTeach your children well…๐ŸŽถ “Teach Your Children Well” – Crosby, Stills & Nash – 1970..๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  5. Hi all – I only got FENNEL quickly because it used to grow in my backyard. Then saw SALARY after discarding LY at the end and figuring that the โ€œAโ€โ€™s had to remain separated. I thought the answer could be something like COMMAND, but I got the VERB pun just before writing down the letters.

    Angela, funny how lyrics vary – Iโ€™ve always heard that as โ€œall at the end of a hickory stick.โ€ Some things about the โ€œgood old daysโ€ werenโ€™t always so good!

    Have a great day, all.

    • I don’t think I’ve ever heard it that way…Not to say that old hickory stick didn’t have a variety of “uses” ..And now that you mention it…Catholic elementary school in the ’60’s? Maybe not a hickory stick per se…but those nuns wielded whatever they got their hands on! Yep, not always so good at all…๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  6. Good afternoon. Another late post. My newspaper came late and I had no time to post as I had an eye exam and ordered two new pairs. I had to pick my glasses up slightly to read better. It’s been two years since I got new ones so I was pretty sure my eyesight was getting worse. Thank you three amigos for a job well done. Today’s jumble was fairly simple. I agree that Fennel was the hardest of all. It clicked into my head because I was going through the spice cabinet looking for another one and rememberd picking it up. After writing down the letters it took less than five minutes to get. Cute. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hi Brooklyn..Better late…etc…Thank you…Hope you’re coping with the heat…Have a great night! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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