Jumble Answers for 01/15/2019










Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! This mornings puzzle featured clue words that were all recycled favorites. Even though we’ve seen them before, there were a couple of them that ended up being rather tricky. SONATA took the longest time to decipher making it my pick for for the most difficult anagram of the day. INTENT was a close second but we talked about this word in the forums a couple of days ago so it was still fresh in my mind. The oldest word of the day was DERBY and it was scrambled as YREDB the last time we saw it on 12/4/17.

When first looking at today’s cartoon, it was immediately apparent that what we’re seeing is a continuation of yesterday’s panel. This had me very excited because Jeff doesn’t do this very often. In the background is the same exact food court that we’ve previously seen, but the main action is now occurring at the point of sale in a department store.

The sign at the register reads “50% Off” so it’s no wonder that we see so many Jumble characters waiting in line to take advantage of the sale. There’s one associate tending to a customer at the register with 5 more people waiting behind her. Each character is holding a different item that they’re interested in purchasing so I’ll describe each one (as best I can) starting at the front of the line. The first woman looks like she’s about to buy a picture frame and she has her credit card out to finalize the transaction. Behind her is a woman holding a large box that appears to be a crockpot. Next is a woman holding some clothing with a man behind her that’s picked out a dress shirt. This leads us to our two main characters with the one on the left holding a box that appears to say “Talking Scale” while the one on the right is holding some dresses or pants.

The last character that we see in the panel doesn’t look like she wants to wait in such a long line and the two women with dialogue believe that she may be shoplifting. You can see that she’s wearing a hat with the price tag still dangling off of it and she appears to have several shirts on under her bulky sweater. I hope she does the right thing and pays for the merchandise because stores pass on their losses by making everyone else pay more!

The final solution consisted of an 11-letter anagram that was extremely cryptic for a Tuesday puzzle. While looking at the layout I happened to see all of the letters for DERBY which was one of our clue words. The BY coupled together brought BUY to mind leaving me to struggle a bit to find STANDERS. This puzzle was on the difficult side after yesterday’s gimme answer, but the challenge was definitely appreciated. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

34 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/15/2019

  1. 🎢 BUY, BUY, Baby, Baby goodBUY, BUY, BUY, Baby…Baby, don’t make me cry…🎢 “Bye, Bye, Baby” – The Four Seasons 1965 https://tinyurl.com/y7qtp2kk

    πŸ’²πŸ‘” The after Christmas sales are great, especially for ourselves,
    Most times the discounts really pay as merchants clear their shelves…
    That slow cooker you wanted, some extra pairs of jeans,
    As long as your INTENT is there…and you still have the means…
    The stores are often crowded, when you look at 50 off,
    So be prepared to DOUSE a rush…or you may surely scoff…
    The music’s a SONATA playing through the stores’ P A,
    And you’re on line and thinking…”Boy did I pick the wrong day!”
    But like running in a DERBY, stamina and patience call,
    Prepare to wait…this won’t just be a quick trip to the Mall.
    Saving money is a treasure, but you must control your dander,
    The bargain’s there…but only if you join all the “BUY-STANDERS”πŸ‘”πŸ’²

    All in MALL, today’s words are easy SELLS, but what Jeff has done today is the real BARGAIN! He’s DRAWN us back there…literally!! We’re at y’days scene of the CRIME, only today the good money’s on the check-out line, not in the FOOD COURT. The “BUY-STANDERS”! What a novel idea, David! I’m SOLD! And so is a lot of discounted merchandise! Using y’days cartoon as the exact, minute, detailed back drop, Jeff’s taken it to a whole new LEVEL…again, literally! We seem to be a floor above, looking down on the FOOD COURT, and ahead at the four people in front of our two main characters…Let’s see if I can CHECK OUT what they’ve PURCHASED…Ok, QUEUE the music…From the front…The stores’ employee, dressed in dark blue, looking BOARD and finishing up a purchase for a woman dressed in GREEN. Her SHOPPING bag can be seen on the counter, above the 50% OFF sign emblazoned in gold. A red-headed woman, dressed in blue, holding one of this Seasons’ most popular selling items, a slow cooker. I gifted 3 myself! A woman in brown, holding flat folded gray items…perhaps sheets or towels? A bald man, the only male HAIR, holding what looks to be two items, both brown: a collared dress shirt and slippers. He’s dressed in two shades of bluish-green! Maybe he should be BUYING a full length mirror?…And our two aforementioned main characters. At left, a blonde, fashionably dressed in a white tailored jacket with WHINE slacks, lamenting the long WEIGHT, and holding a TALKING SCALE. Boy, just WEIGHT until she gets that home! I had one, and ended up returning it…Foolish thing kept lying to me..(“What’ did you just say? I weigh how much”)? Let’s face it ladies…We don’t need to be spoken to like that…am I right? Trust me, if I wanted to be lied to every morning, I’d just have stayed with my ex!…AnyWEIGH…And then we have a woman dressed in purple, holding what SEAMS like pants, (since I see waistbands and a button), but they’re all brown. And lastly, the eye candy…A woman, dressed in a green sweater, wearing a green hat…with the PRICE TAG hanging! Hence our speaking character saying..”I think she’s SHOPLIFTING”..So do I! Either that or she left home that way…And if that’s the case? Hmm…Well we can’t put a PRICE on that now…can we??? So, There you have it Folks, Done! And yes, this is longer than Jeff’s line, but I really wanted to give you your money’s WORTH…And SELLabrate his! Have a great day, Everyone! BUY, BUY!! πŸ‘”πŸ’²

  2. Hi Mike and everyone,
    I didn’t get an email from JA today. SONATA and the answer took me some time. Buy popped out and I eventually saw standers. The woman with the price tag hanging down reminded me of the old comedian Minnie Pearl.

    • Hi Caroline…Me too! .πŸ˜‰ And Paul mentioned y’day that he didn’t get an email either…I wonder if he got one today…πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • You beat me to it Caroline! I was also going to say that the woman is probably shoplifting because her hat still has the price tag and she doesn’t look at all like Minnie Pearl!

    • Sorry about the email issue, Caroline. It’s been happening quite regularly for some unknown reason. Thanks for stopping by to check in though. 😊

  3. Good morning. I got sucked into watching the demolition of the Tappan Zee bridge which sidetracked me. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking with that. I gave up on Sonata and had to look up the answer. Then I was stuck on the cartoon answer. I had Buy but, with all my distractions I drew a blank. I figured I would just end my misery. Another solid finish for the creators. Mike and Angela thanks for all the good tidbits. Another nice song choice as usual. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn…I got into watching the Bridge implosion too!. Things like this always amazed me…especially when I think of how many times I’ve crossed over that bridge…I had no problem with Sonata, though…I BOUGHT into it right away! πŸ˜‚Thanks for the Shout Outs, Brooklyn…and I’m glad you enjoyed the Four Seasons…(Paul, did you get your email this morning)? πŸ™‹πŸ»

        • Hey, Brooklyn…Ok, good. It seems to randomly pick one of us every couple of days…Today it was Caroline…πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • What was the reason for “blowing up” the bridge? Just where exactly was (is) it located?

        • Chuck: “The Tappan Zee Bridge opened to traffic in 1955 and, until its retirement on October 6, 2017, was a vital artery for residents, commuters, travelers and commercial traffic. The bridge, which was anticipated to carry up to 100,000 vehicles per day, handled an average of 140,000 vehicles daily, and traffic congestion and delays were regular occurrences. Heavy traffic, narrow lanes and the lack of emergency shoulders often contributed to congestion and frustration for motorists. As a result, the bridge had twice the average accident rate per mile as compared to the rest of the 570-mile Thruway system. In the last decade, hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to maintain and repair the bridge. Had the bridge not been replaced, the cost of maintaining the bridge would rival the costs of a new bridge, with none of the benefits.”….(Not my words) …..
          …It spans the Hudson River, and connects Upstate NY Westchester and Rockland counties. It’s been rebuilt/replaced by the Governor Mario M Cuomo Bridge, named after our former Governor, and the Father of our present Governor, Andrew Cuomo…πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. The INTENT of the soapbox DERBY officials’ holding a SONATA performance in the local gym, was to DOUSE any rumors about the cancellation of this popular race.

  5. Chuck B….They were a little harder to meld today…A DERBY’s a DERBY! πŸ™„πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° Having misspelled her name in the program as DERBY, Debby saw her INTENT to impress with her violin SONATA, begin to DOUSE like a flickering flame

    Β° Never their INTENT to keep playing the SONATA after the fire broke out, the orchestra at the DERBY had to DOUSE their instruments when it was over.

    Β° The SONATA played at the DERBY had to do with a woman who while never her INTENT, was forced to DOUSE her dreams…

    Β° When the firemen arrived at the DERBY, they were INTENT to DOUSE the fire, but the massive crowds listening to the SONATA impeded their progress…

    Β° The horses brought in with the INTENT of dancing as the DERBY SONATA played had to DOUSE their hind legs after leaning against the painted stall.

      • Tks, Chuck. The misspelt Debby came to me because when I first bought my house, my Real Estate taxes were coming marked as “Angel”. You have NO idea how many phone calls and letters it took to get it straightened out…And more than once I heard…”Oh, it’s just one letter”! Huh? Just one letter? It’s NOT my name! SMH! Only in NY, Chuck…only in NY! πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Sonata and intent,that I was trying to make into ninety gave me reason to pause. I’m usually intimidated by a word in quotes,but “buy” came quickly,which lead to the final buy standers solution.Still at home with my real newspaper,but we’ll be back on the road to Naperville tomorrow afternoon,and be newspaper less again for several days.

    • Hi Professor. SONATA seems to have everyone SINGing the blues today! 🎢On the Road Again…🎢.?? You’re definitely the most traveling man I know!..LOL! Chuck will you have access to the Jumble from that Tribune paper you mentioned Sunday? Because you know we lost the Post Star….πŸ™‹πŸ»

  7. Hi all – The third word took an extra look, but since the puzzle’s in English and not Dutch I didn’t waste time trying the double letter trick (unlikely that the word would contain β€˜AA’). I found the answer challenging though. It took about 3 tries even after figuring that the first three letters were probably β€˜BUY’.

    I’m really glad Clay found the online sites to get the details, because it wasn’t until I looked there that I saw that the scene in the upper left was yesterday’s food court! The first thing I noticed was that the couple entering looked familiar, and then all the other details were there. Very funny Jeff, and ecologically correct recycling your drawings!

    Have a great day, everyone!

    Angela, I like Garfield’s talking scale that says β€œOne at a time, please!” when he stands on it.
    And your song brought this Janice Joplin classic to mind:
    Β πŸŽ΅β€Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
    I may be seeing you around
    When I change my living standard and I move uptown,
    Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
    Lord, I might’ve been your wife,
    But you settled for a place right in my heart,
    You didn’t want a place in my life.β€πŸŽ΅

  8. LOL..Yea, Garfield…I guess he’s THICKER skinned than me! I think if I ever heard that comment? I’d really be WEIGHING the odds…Toss it out the nearest window…or POUND it with a sledgehammer! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And once again, we think alike.😘 .Just as you, the first thing catching my eye was the walking couple….As tiny as they were, they DREW me right in! But the answer? I really thought you of all people would have taken a QUEUE from the people STANDING around…you go SHOPPING every day! πŸ˜‰ It really was a novel idea…Very, very creative…And the RETAILS..I mean the DETAILS were fantastic! Oh, and I meant to tell you..I’ve changed my mantra…Now it’s..”Let them eat FAST FOOD”! 😷😭 Hoping you have a great day, G…SPEND it wisely! πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”—Marie Antoinette…
        “Off with her head!” – The bloodthirsty mob in the streets of Paris as they watched Marie Antoinette, once their queen and now a prisoner, walk to her death at the guillotine…
        One can only hope…πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»

  9. Good morning. What is going on with today’s 1-16-2019 jumble? I open it up and all I get is the answers but no remark from Mike or ablility to post today’s comment, which by the way was a success.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Mike just wanted to get the words up, but he’s coming back with his post, and then he’ll open the page to comments. See you in the Funny Pages! πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Hi, Paul! I’ve decided to get the answers up early because I’ve been flooded with emails asking me to post earlier. Commenting will be opened after I do my post. Have a great day, my friend!

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