Jumble Answers for 11/21/2018









Happy Wednesday, everyone! WORRY is a new clue word making its debut into gameplay this morning with the other three being familiar old friends. CATTLE ended up being the word that challenged me the most earning it the title of most difficult anagram of the day. Noticing that it had two T’s, I decided to couple them together in a technique that I refer to as the “double letter trick” and the answer came quickly thereafter. It was also the oldest clue word in the quartet with its last appearance on 3/9/16 and scrambled as TALCET.

Our cartoon brings us to a coffee shop where we happen upon two woman seated at a table. It looks like they’ve just received their hot beverages as evidenced by the steam escaping through the small sipping hole at the top of their cups. They seem to be very interested in their phones and the “Twitter” clue in the cartoon sentence informs us that they’re checking their social media feeds. The woman on the left just read a Tweet that her friend made about a party and she wants to know why she didn’t post more. The woman on the right states that the party was fine and that she felt that she had shared enough.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Twitter, it is a social networking service where users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. These tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, the limit was doubled. I’ve been a fan of Twitter for a very long time and some people can get very creative with the limited amount of characters available to compose their tweets. If you’re interested in Twitter, you can join and follow @PlayJumble where the creators regularly post anagrams and scrambled sentences for users to decipher!

The details were aplenty in today’s panel with the steaming drinks already mentioned. Looking closely at the cups, they appear to be of two different sizes with the one on the left being slightly smaller than one on the right. They also both have a logo of a star on them which brought Starbucks to mind. My favorite detail of the piece had to be the people in the background. They’re waiting to place their orders at the counter and they’re talking and texting to pass the time.

Since I’m well schooled in the Twitter social media department, the final solution was an instant solve after reading the dialogue and sentence. If you had trouble figuring it out, the clue of “character limit” should have brought SHORT to mind. This was a very well crafted puzzle and the most difficult one that we’ve seen so far this week. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

33 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/21/2018

  1. Good Morning, Mike. BIRDS of a feather..TWEET together! Hope you have a great day! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  2. ๐ŸŽถ Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee..Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee..Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee..Tweedle -lee-deedle-lee…
    TWEET, TWEET, TWEET, TWEET…Rockin’ Robin…TWEET, TWEET, TWEET…Rock, rock, Rockin’ Robin, TWEET, tweedle-lee-dee…Blow, rockin’ robin, ‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight…TWEET, tweedle-lee-dee…TWEET, TWEET…๐ŸŽถ “Rockin’ Robin” – Bobby Day 1958 https://tinyurl.com/ycder7rn

    ๐Ÿฆ To those who aren’t familiar, Twitter’s just another place,
    For people to communicate and not speak face to face…
    I guess we have Facebook to THANK…for starting such a trend,
    It’s just that now we hardly speak…One wonders where it ends.
    Our president Tweets all the time…And lots of people WORRY,
    Because what’s “Tweet” to one person, makes other people sorry…
    But I’m not here to criticize, nor judge for all that matter,
    To each his own, no CATTLE drive…It’s nothing more than chatter.
    A tweet goes here, a tweet goes there, and people share their news,
    As long as it’s kept civil, then there’s noting to DEFUSE.
    Myself, I Tweet, although there’s those who find out and they balk…
    But rest assured that “Two-Eighty” controls how much I talk!
    So since Twitter is here to stay, till something else competes…
    Consider it. It’s long in use…but it stays SHORT AND “TWEET”! ๐Ÿฆ

    TWITTER: https://tinyurl.com/y8f3uxz5

    ๐Ÿฆ “The pun’s a really clever one, the point is “short and sweet”,
    My Kudos to the Jumble Guys, although not in a TWEET.
    I think I’ve “spoken” quite enough, I’ll leave the rest to Mike…
    And I’ll just do the eye candy – And then I’ll take a hike”! ๐Ÿฆ

    Set in a COFFEE Shop, a black backGROUND is shown, silhouetting five white CHARACTER images, with a cell phone and a coffee cup visible. Nice details, Jeff. Sitting on COFFEE-colored chairs, we see two young women, a brunette wearing a black top and blue pants at left, and a blonde dressed reversed at right, both wearing white sneakers. Both holding and looking at silver Smart phones. Large white styrofoam cups, each with a beige sleeve to insulate against the hot coffee-which is obvious by the steam wafting from them-sit in front of each of them, atop a white table. The women at left has her right hand index finger extended touching her cup. It seems to be POINTING to the candy of today’s cartoon…Her fingertip touches the Coffee Shop’s Logo on the sleeve, and it’s a Five-Pointed Star in a Circle, within a Square! STAR-SHUCKS Coffee, perhaps? Hmm…Now that’s RICH, Jeff…You’re definitely a CHARACTER! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! TWEET..TWEET!! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. Good morning. This jumble was probably the easiest one in a week at least. I had a slight pause at Defuse but had the other three words in under a minute. Now the cartoon answer was another story. First glance I thought the answer was short and sweet. Upon seeing there were no two Ss and the last word being in quotation marks of which I detest,my mind blocked out the remaining letters that made up tweet. Thanks Mike and Angela for the hidden treasures song choice and everything else you guys give us day after day. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hey Brooklyn…Good Morning. Without being familiar with Twitter, and thereby knowing that the messages are called Tweets, today’s pun, which is gem, would be a bit of a stretch to solve. And of course it’s a take on Short and Sweet, which is why you thought that’d be the answer. No harm, no FOWL, though, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the Shout Outs Paul, and you’re very welcome. Hope you have a great day! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. A sincere THANK you went a long way to DEFUSE the rancher’s WORRY about his gift of CATTLE to the charity drive.
    Two more “double letter technique” words. Solution was slow for me because I know nothing about Twitter and kept wanting WORDS to be one of the words—duh.

    • Good Morning, Earl. Trust me, DUHs no reason to feel that way! As I just told Paul, where TWEET came so easily to Mike and I, as Twitter users, to someone unfamiliar with it, it’d FLY right over your head! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And Kudos for your sentence, I’d never HERD of a CATTLE charity before. Plus…an extra Kudo for your “Cattie DRIVE”! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Have a good one, Earl! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  5. Tweedly Dee was a hit record for Teresa Brewer in the mid fifties. I believe Lavern Baker also had success with the same song. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We all have SOMETHING to be thankful for..

    • Hi Chuck…Good Morning. You, Sir, know your music! They both recorded the song, LaVerne Baker in 1954, and Teresa Brewer in ’55. I have both 45’s. Even Elvis recorded it..but..no comparison! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Are you a music buff? I’ve linked them both here for you-both great renditions, but I’d take LaVerne’s any day. And I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment. Well said! Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      LaVerne Baker: https://tinyurl.com/ydxufbj3
      Teresa Brewer: https://tinyurl.com/ybn9zmw8

  6. Easy one today which is good news because I have to start cooking for tomorrow. I’m thankful a day early because at long last it is raining in California. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

      • Meanwhile now they have to worry about mud slides and flash flooding. You get good news on one end then have to worry about what might happen on the outcome of the rain. It never ends. You just got to hope and pray

        • Paul, It’s true that the mudslides and flash flooding are of concern, but these poor people need some relief from the lingering smoke and ash that’s permeating everything. Sadly, It’s a double-edged sword. As you said, we can just pray that it works out well..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • Good Morning, Betty, I’m so happy for you all. Let’s hope it’s the beginning of better days…Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  7. Defuse looked like fused at first,and then the final solution looked like short and “sweet” rather than short and tweet ,but indeed the extra t and only 1 s led me quickly to tweet.

  8. Hi all – Got DEFUSE because we had a recent word beginning with DE. CATTLE was the hardest for me, but the double letter trick showed it.
    Had no idea about the answer, thought WORDS might be first or last, and then โ€œWORTH THE …โ€ but there werenโ€™t enough Hโ€™s. Then the word LIMIT in the dialog showed me SHORT and the answer.

    Nice one, Angela! –
    ๐ŸŽตโ€Well, the pretty little raven at the Bird Bandstand
    Taught the Robin how to bop and it was grand
    They started going steady and bless my soul,
    They out-bopped the buzzard and the orioleโ€๐ŸŽต
    Naturally the colors are all different in the Chronicle, right down to the cup sleeves which are green, making them look even more like Starbucks.

    The only thing I noticed in the cartoon was that I hope they let their coffee cool before they take a sip, or theyโ€™ll be doing more than tweeting – it looks nuclear hot!

    Our wind and rain arrived here as predicted, and our air quality index has fallen from 171 to 53, from โ€˜unhealthy for everyoneโ€™ to โ€˜unhealthy for sensitive groupsโ€™ to โ€˜moderateโ€™. Weโ€™ll take that!
    Mike, the forecast calls for light rain and showers through Friday, so we look to be in pretty good shape.

    Have a great day, everyone! Donโ€™t eat the yellow snow, or the romaine lettuce!

  9. I learned something new. Defuse is a word. I always thought it was diffuse but that word means something different. In other news, Gonzaga just beat Duke ( basketball) GO ZAGS!!!!

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