Jumble Answers for 11/29/2018












Happy Thursday, everyone! Today’s game started out with four anagrams that were new, but their clue word solutions were old friends. Both of our 5-letter words were instantly visible while the 6-letter ones took some extra time to work through. VIOLET, in my opinion, was the more challenging of the two earning it the title of most difficult anagram of the day. MORPH ended up being the oldest word in the lineup with its last appearance on 9/12/15 and jumbled as PROMH.

Today’s cartoon transports us to Paris where we see three Jumble characters reviewing architectural plans for the Eiffel Tower. Construction of the Tower is happening right behing the gentlemen so this period piece can be dated to somewhere between 1887-1889. The dialogue of the cartoon allows us to identify the middle character as Gustave Eiffel with the other two men possibly being under his employ.

The Eiffel Tower is a cultural icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Constructed of 18,038 pieces of wrought iron and fastened together with 2.5 million rivets, the 81-storey tower was the largest structure in the world for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City surpassed it in 1930. The Tower was constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair and to this day remains the most visited paid monument in the world.

I could go on and on about the history of the Tower, but lets get back to how it plays a role in today’s Jumble. The cartoon sentence, dialogue, and the drawing itself focuses on the height of the structure which was our first big clue. The final solve consisted of a 13-letter anagram that kept the solution very well hidden. TOWER jumped out at me after having read so much backstory about it for this analysis. With those letters crossed out, OVER became visible leaving THEM for the punny finish. Well done, David and Jeff! Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow. 🇫🇷

19 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/29/2018

  1. Good morning. Thanks again Mike for your input. I actually saw the Eiffel Tower from a distance. The whole family left a day earlier to see the sights in France but they had screwed up my mothers papers not returning to America and my parents went back to Bon Bon to straighten it out leaving my aunt and siblings at the train station. By the time they got back we just didn’t have time for sight seeing. The next day we were back aboard ship heading home. Today’s words were a challenge for me. Nothing came easy but I persevered. The cartoon answer took a little time because I couldn’t get the word Above out of my head. There was no B but that didn’t stop me from thinking about it for some time. Finally I came up with Over,then Them,which left me with Tower. Shock Cousteau couldn’t have done any better. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Interesting story, Paul. My experience in Paris was quite a bit different and we had plenty of time to explore the tower and other attractions in the area. I have a cute picture of my son eating a waffle ice cream cone with the tower in the background.

      Great job on finishing off the puzzle. Lots of people are voting for VIOLET in the poll. Have a great day, my friend. 🙂

  2. Using a complicated RATIO which allowed little LEEWAY, the renowned geneticist was able to MORPH a pale VIOLET bloom into a deep magenta, almost black one.
    I agree Mike that VIOLET was the most difficult word to unscramble. I think it is because of the vowels—I kept seeing VOTIVE and that stuck. Thanks for the background.

    • Your use of RATIO and LEEWAY were perfect, Earl. Well done!!!
      I saw LOVEIT and couldn’t get that out of my noggin. It came after staring at it for a few extra seconds which was a relief. Take care and enjoy your day! 🙂

  3. Hi Everyone,
    This was an easy answer for me,but I again struggled with the clue words. I had to back into RATIO, though I’ve seen it before, and VIOLET. I tried the i and l in the uncircled boxes to finally get VIOLET.

    • Bonjour, Caroline, and great job on figuring out LEEWAY! If it wasn’t for the double letter trick, I’d probably still be stuck on it. 😂
      I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

    • Of course you’d pick up instantly on RATIO! You’ve probably seen that word more than the rest of us combined. 😂
      David did a great job on the layout for the final solution. Definitely not a gimme!

  4. Another vote for violet here. I had everything solved except for that one pesky word. Had to put the paper down a come back to it. Finally figured it out. Happy Thursday everyone.

  5. Hi all – Got the answer and first two words (trusting that MORPH was a word), then stalled. Had to write the letters (separating vowels and consonants) and saw VIOLET, but LEEWAY took the longest (after fishing around with WALLEYE which has one too many L’s, and popping the clutch to pull a WEALEY).

    We got fairly heavy (but welcome) rain and wind overnight, tapering off throughout the day today. More to come in the days ahead. The skiiers are happy with the multiple feet of snow falling in the Sierra.
    Have a great day everyone!

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