Jumble Answers for 02/07/2019










Happy Thursday, everyone! Our puzzle began with all of the anagrams listed in alphabetical order for the second day in a row. David also gave us a new clue word with WHOSE so we welcome it to the Jumble lineup for its first appearance in gameplay. It wasn’t the most difficult anagram this morning, but it’s always fun to get to play with new words. SAILOR was my stumper and I almost skipped it with hopes of backing into it after solving the cartoon. It came into view after jumbling up the letters in the margin of my paper and I was spared the extra work. Our oldest clue word was FAITH and it was last used on 9/11/17 while SKIMPY was our most recent repeat with a date of 7/29/18.

We head back to the classroom for a quick lesson on metamorphosis in today’s cartoon. In the panel we see five Jumble characters huddled around a glass framed tank that contains two freshly minted moths. We see their cocoons suspended from a small wishbone shaped branch with the children looking on in awe. The instructor is the only character with dialogue and he explains that he intends on using the remains of natures miracle to produce fabric. Since it takes over 3,000 cocoons to make one pound of silk, I hope he has some spare tanks in the background to help aid his endeavor!

The details of the moth enclosure were well thought out and seemed likely to be the largest visual clue for the cartoon answer. Looking closely at the background of the panel there was a poster on the wall. It wasn’t exactly clear to me what Jeff was aiming for but my best guess is that it detailed the different stages of metamorphosis.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. The aforementioned visual clue coupled with the key word of fabric in the dialogue made this one an instant solve for me. If the dialogue had been less descriptive, I’m sure I would have been challenged by the cryptic layout of David’s anagram. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/07/2019

  1. Wow, that was a very early answer today. Do you have a new online source that puts the Jumble out that early?

  2. The SAILOR, WHOSE FAITH had become SKIMPY over the years, had it restored upon his safe return from the middle East combat zone.

  3. I was in good company with sailor giving me time to pause.Temp went up to 34 degrees so I got yesterday and today’s newspapers delivered.

  4. Hi all – I had to jumble five or six times before I got SAILOR. I actually got the answer before that – thought it might be ON TIME, but that made no sense. Read the dialog and realized he was talking about SILK, which showed it.

    Another informative Jumble. I had just never really thought about having to gather up those thousands of cocoons to make silk.
    You’re right Mike, with only two cocoons, maybe the teacher should have said “thread” instead of “fabric”.

    “The marine craftsman WHOSE jibs were cheap due to the SKIMPY use of material urged the SAILOR to have FAITH that they would perform adequately – SMOOTH AS SILK, in fact.”

    Have a great day, everyone!

    • G…Three totally different takes on the same exact words…Here’s to creativity…🍷
      🎶 Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer…Lead us lest too far we wander…Love’s sweet voice is calling yonder…🎶 “Glow Worm” – The Mills Brothers 1957 http://tinyurl.com/ybcbhby2 NAT KING COLE!??! What a bonus! 😉 🙋🏻

      ° Despite holding out FAITH that the photo shoot would go as SMOOTH AS SILK, he did realize that his choices were SKIMPY as to which SAILOR he’d feature and WHOSE Shipyard he’d use…

      • I seem to be fixated on cut-rate or dishonest workmen lately, but this is fun!
        Also fun – remembering The Mills Brothers, and The Ink Spots. Nice song! 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • LOL! Not to worry…I was fixated on one for a while there too..😂 Give it a little time..the attraction will wane…😂 It’s always fun playing with words…And the Mills Brothers were always SMOOTH AS SILK…I could listen to them all day.. But I’m not getting the Ink Spots connection…Give me a hint…🤔🙋🏻

            • I get you. We just listened to the Mills Brothers about a month or so ago. For whatever reason, I always pull them out around the Holidays…🙋🏻

          • Now here’s an earworm for you (you’re welcome! 😂😂)
            I can’t quite place it – is it Dr. Pepper? (Dr. Pepper is weird enough that it might actually glow)

            🎵”Not a cola or a root beer
            A bright exciting taste that you’ll cheer…”🎵
            I’ll sleep on it 💤😂🙋🏻‍♂️

  5. Good afternoon. It’s been a busy five days. Today I was out early for a dentist appointment then doctor appointment. I had a good time at A/C both trips and lost most of my winnings from previous visits. But, it was worth it. Especially since it was still on their dime. In this case dollars. Was able to do the jumble before heading out today. Enjoyed all the comments. Until tomorrow stay well

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