Jumble Answers for 03/05/2019












Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! QUIRK is a brand new clue word making its debut into gameplay this morning but the Q and U coupled together at the end of the anagram gave it away for me. It’s just one of those words that will almost always be visible no matter how you scramble it. The other three anagrams were brand new but didn’t cause me any hesitation whatsoever. Early voting in the poll down below indicates that LEGEND is the most difficult anagram of the day so I’ll listen to your votes and make it my pick as well. FLAVOR was our oldest clue word and was last used on 6/8/16 while HANDY is our most recent repeat with a date of 11/23/17.

WHAT A JERK! That was my first thought after looking at today’s cartoon and absorbing the situation that Jeff imagined for us. We see a man driving his shiny convertible sports car right past an older woman on the side of the road with a flat tire. Instead of stopping to assist the woman, he breezes right on by without even glancing back. His dialogue infuriated me even more as he tells the person on the other end of his cell phone conversation that he’ll be late if he has to keep dodging people on the side of the road. This is an instance where you can only hope that a police officer is up ahead and that he or she pulls him over and issues him a citation for talking while driving. I dislike wishing ill on other people but it would definitely serve him right!

I encountered a similar situation a few nights ago on my way back from vacation. As we were loading our suitcases into our vehicle, I noticed a woman and her two children standing outside a car in the freezing cold. I asked if everything was ok and she said she must have left her interior light on and that her battery was dead. I always keep a jump pack in my vehicle so I told her to sit in our car while I got her going. She said that she didn’t want to be a bother and that she had already called AAA but I insisted and she eventually obliged. My wife got in her car to start it after I hooked up the cables to her battery and she was on her way in less than five minutes. She was very grateful and it left me feeling good that I was able to help.

Getting back to today’s Jumble, I really enjoyed the colors in the cartoon. The sports car was a shiny black with green highlights while the muted red tone of the woman’s car seemed to indicate that it was an older vehicle and prone to breaking down. The grossly exaggerated flat tire was my favorite detail of all and once you saw it you knew what her problem was. Missing was the “J” emblem that Jeff frequently adds to the vehicles in his drawings but we saw it not long ago so it wasn’t missed.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. A quick read of the cartoon sentence and a glance of my letters made this one an instant solve. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/05/2019

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. Today we see the real meaning of Cold SHOULDER…He’s just one IGNOREant KIND OF A GUY!
    And Mike…Kudos on your good deed. πŸ‘πŸ» If only people would be more CARing towards one another, the world would be a better place…Have a great day, Everyone! And here’s 🍷to a great Carnevale Celebration tonight! Enjoy! πŸ·πŸπŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. Good morning. Another quick solve today. Almost like a normal Monday. The cartoon answer was a blind solve again. Hey don’t jump on the guy,he is just letting the lady be one of the guys. If you drive a car you should be able to change your own tire. If you look real close,you will see her significant other hiding behind the bush waiting for Sir Lancelot to come to the rescue and change the tire so he doesn’t get his hands dirty. Reminds me of many years ago on the subway and finding a seat which just so happened to be over the heater and the train pulled into the station and naturally this woman picked me to stand in front of. It was dead of winter and the heater was cranking. I guess the lady figured I would give up my spot. I couldn’t take the heat any more and offered my seat which she took. After just one stop she replied to me “now I know why you gave it up”. I just smiled. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • My thought after completing this one was that it should have been the Monday puzzle. Funny story, Paul. Things aren’t always what they seem to be! πŸ˜‰

  3. Good Morning, Chuck. I feel back to sleep, EXHAUSTed, and forgot to do a poem….And it’s not a day to be TIREd, there’s too much preparing to do for tonight, so I need to be DRIVEN…I’m putting it in GEAR, and going to work on it now…πŸš—πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° The QUIRK of being considered a LEGEND just by inventing that new FLAVOR of ice tea came in HANDY when creating his resume, and he was the KIND OF A GUY to appreciate the acknowledgment…

    Β° It wasn’t love…She just called him a LEGEND in his own mind, since all he really was to her was the FLAVOR of the month, just that KIND OF A GUY…HANDY to have around to attend to her every QUIRK.

    Β° He wasn’t a LEGEND, but was the KIND OF A GUY that despite a QUIRK or two, came in very HANDY when a party needed a little FLAVOR…

    • These are good, Angela. I was leaning towards “legend in his own mind” also, but went with the “haunted house” bit. Stay warm and SLOW DOWN..

      • Tks, Chuck. The legend in his own mind. Were you really considering it? LOL! Good call! (Unfortunately, I know a few…Whoever coined that phrase knew from whence they spoke)! πŸ˜‰ But you took a good turn with the haunted house, it worked well. I will “slow down” (goodπŸ˜‰ one) soon…After all, I’m not looking to PASS out! A lot is already done, and as soon as I finish frying the eggplant, I’m taking a BRAKE, or I’ll be too TIREd to enjoy it all tonight. The ROAD to Lent…Party πŸ’ƒπŸ»tonight, and Penance πŸ™πŸ» tomorrow! πŸ˜‰ I wish you a good one too, Chuck. πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. Chuck…Meh. Quick…Too pressed for time…Wishing you a great day… Catch you later.πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° He felt himself a LEGEND, he thought himself a star…
    He swaggered and he strutted as he walked into the bar.
    He ordered a mixed kind of drink, with a FLAVOR then unknown
    And the bartender whipped out his book, kept HANDY by the phone…
    He thought the drink to be a QUIRK, but as long as the guy’d buy…
    He’d mix it up, expensively…for this KIND OF A GUY

  5. Good morning, Angela. Here’s what I came up with. On our lark to the haunted house, it was HANDY to know that the map LEGEND showed a weird QUIRK in the road, which accentuated the FLAVOR of our uneasiness.

    • Bravo, Chuck! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Excellent! 🌟 Good Morning… LEGEND…Once again, we used it with each of its’ meanings..I give you your props. I stayed with the one usage throughout each of my entries. I applaud your linking it with the map. Very clever. And FLAVOR proved to be a fun word, right? It conjured up a few possibilities…Hope you’re having a great day…Cold, but so crisp and clear…πŸ’¨πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Mike, let me also add my thanks to you for your recent good deed.. What a GREAT feeling you must have experienced having done this good Samaritan act!

  7. Legend started out looking like gentle to me,but after sorting out the legend instead,the puzzle was almost too many 1 2 and 3 letter words,but after sorting out the a,of ,and guy,kind came into view.

  8. Hi all – It took an extra look to put FL together for FLAVOR. The last word was my hardest. I saw NEEDLE, but the pesky G was in there, and it took 3 or 4 jumbles to get LEG and then LEGEND. I took a second to convince myself that there were two meanings for β€œKIND” of a guy, and was therefore a pun.

    The only thing I noticed right away was the guy talking on his cell phone while driving. Not as bad as texting, but not good and also illegal.

    β€œCold shoulder” made me laugh, Angela. Is that also on the party menu you’re cooking up?

    Have a great day everyone!

    β€œAfter WWII in Hawaii, the HANDY QUIRK of having an excess of Spam available to FLAVOR sushi made it a LEGEND there.”

    Mike, I used to lug around a heavy lead-acid jump starter, but isn’t it great that these little lithium-ion ones do the same job better, stay charged longer and weigh about half a pound? One morning at the gas station, a Lyft driver’s car was dead. He asked for a jump start but I was reluctant to do it off my hybrid and the station was opening in 15 minutes anyway. Then I remembered my Scorpion jumper and started him up about a minute. That’s the hard part – remembering you have it in the trunk. He actually confessed to me that he had one too, but it was sitting at home in his garage!

    • LOL! Talking on a cell phone’s illegal? But mixing Spam with Sushi’s not? 😱 Now, THAT’S got to be a crime! It DRIVES me crazy just thinking of it! But points for your imagination…(I’m thinking GOAT)!πŸ˜‚ And no…no Cold Shouider on the menu tonight… just Cold Antipasto….which BTW, is all ready to go! Kudos πŸ‘πŸ» on your good deed too, G…You WHEELy came thru for the guy, and I’m sure you’d have given him a LYFT if he’d SPOKEn up…No good deed goes unPUNished! Have an exCELLent day, Steve…πŸš—πŸ™‹πŸ»

        • Steve…LOL! This calls for Spam and Rice, not Spam and Sushi…HUGE difference, don’t you think? πŸ™„ But how ironic that you mention Shaved Ice. I put 2 huge trays of (Espresso) Coffee Granita into the freezer an hour ago. Except for the scraping every hour, it’s the simplest dessert. Decadent almost. Have you ever indulged? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing…And I’ll pretend I didn’t see the Pineapple Pizza..you must have misSPOKEn…..πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • It is indeed one of those types of jumpers, Steve. They keep a charge for a very long time and my son uses the usb ports on it to charge his phone/watch videos on long road trips.

      I liked the way you fit Spam into your sentence, but the only sushi I’ll eat is a California roll! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

    • Interesting story, Steve. Thanks for relating same..I’d say that driver owed you a Lyft and a hearty thank-you..

  9. Answer should be “kind” of a guy. Kind in quotes to emphasize the pun.

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