Jumble Answers for 11/28/2018

NAGIT = GIANT

LENKT = KNELT

INIOCC = ICONIC

BBRASO = ABSORB

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS NEED YOUR BUSINESS AND ARE – – –

GNTKNINIAOB = BANKING ON IT


Happy Wednesday, Jumble geniuses! Our Wednesday solve began with all of the anagrams being in reverse alphabetical order. They were all recycled favorites with LENKT having been used in the past. BBRASO was the only one to require a couple of extra glances to decipher which made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. KNELT was also the oldest clue word of the group and was last used in gameplay on 12/21/17 and scrambled as KTLEN.

The first thing that I noticed about today’s cartoon was the A-frame curb sign that says “Free Checking Today”. The sign lets us know that this building is a bank and it’s where we meet our Jumble characters for today. We see four people on the sidewalk with one of them heading into the building. The two people on the left, identified by their nametags as Scott and Amie, are attempting to drum up business by letting people know about the special being offered by the bank.

There were a a few well placed details within the panel that made it visually interesting. The lines on the door and windows of the bank seem to indicate that the glass is squeaky clean and it gives the building a polished appearance. Scott is holding a stack of papers that I can only assume are flyers or applications for the free checking account. We catch a glimpse of the customer counter within the bank with a pen sticking out of its holder. Missing was the tiny chain that keeps people from walking off with the pen but this bank looks upscale so perhaps they’ve done away with the tacky detail!

The final solve consisted of an 11-letter anagram which is the same amount of letters as Monday and Tuesdays game. The cartoon sentence said “financial institutions” instead of “bank” so it was the only clue I needed for the solve. The -ING ending made bank the required 7-letters leaving ON and IT for the finish. We’ve had three easy puzzles this week so I’m banking on a brain-buster either tomorrow or Friday. It would only make cents! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow! πŸ’°

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22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/28/2018

  1. Good morning. Thanks Mike for your input. Agree that Absorb is the choice for hardest word. The only one that jumped out right away was the first. When I got to the cartoon I had”in,it” for the two words but,with the remaining letters I had to switch in for on. That part was done in about a minute. Nice job Chuck on the use of the words. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  2. To ABSORB the wizard’s blow, the ICONIC GIANT KNELT and turned to the side.
    Wednesday’s puzzle was not difficult and I had to pause only momentarily at ICONIC—but realising that IC is common in English, I stumbled on the right word. The solution was obvious to me without having to write the letters out.
    Mike: e-mail arrived this morning. Let’s see how long it lasts—hopefully??
    Chuck: I wrote my sentence early this AM and had not read yours—quite similar in the use of three words. Well done.

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  3. I guess I’m in the minority, but I found the clue words hard. I had to get the answer first and then back into all of them. Like Mike and Paul, ABSORB was the toughest for me.
    Wishing all a great day.

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    • GIANT has tripped me up in the past, Caroline. At least you could back into them after solving which is something I’m not particularly good at. I hope the sun is shining for you today! πŸ™‚

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  4. Another vote for absorb here. I too have been stumped by giant in the past but not today. We’re finally getting some much needed rain here in California. Thank goodness. Have a Happy Wednesday everyone.

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  5. Only word that bothered me was absorb as I was trying to put a b in the first slot.Getting the final solution and needing the vowels was the tip off that I needed to start w the a in that anagram.On a related note we got 5 papers delivered today,the MTW Peoria papers and the TW local papers,as the Sun blizzard prevented the prior deliveries.

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  6. Hi all – Funny that when I logged in here, the ad that showed up was for a mortgage rate from Lending Tree. Actually, GIANT took an extra look. The KN was a clue for KNELT, and I always try IC at the end when it occurs.

    The woman could just walk into Wells Fargo and discover that she already has an account she knew nothing about, but it won’t be free! πŸ˜‚

    Mike, I know €-ly kidding about tomorrow’s puzzle Β£-ing your brain; you have way too much puzzle Β’s for that to happen. (Now I sure hope the web browser translates those characters correctly! πŸ˜‚)

    Have a great day all, while we enjoy our rain.

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