Jumble Answers for 03/26/2019












Happy Tuesday, everyone! David didn’t offer up any new clue words to start off our morning puzzle, instead he tried to derail our solve with a few sweet repeats that were scrambled in a whole new way. SREDS was the only anagram that has definitely been used before and it was interesting to see that it was used on 4/4/17 and one year later on 4/4/16 in the exact same order that we saw it today. COSMOS and NOTION gave me a bout of tunnel vision with the former being my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. If you’re relatively new to the Jumble, KHAKI may have thrown you off track due to those pesky double K’s. At least the H was coupled next to one of them which hopefully was the boost you needed to finish it off. NOTION clocks in as our oldest clue word of the day with its last appearance on 5/13/18 while COSMOS was our most recently used on 1/20/19.

Chugging on over to today’s cartoon, we happen upon two Jumble characters standing next to a model train set. The male half is having a grand old time watching the miniature locomotive go round and round while the female seems quite perturbed that he’s paying more attention to it than her. By reading the dialogue we discover that these two folks are supposed to be on a date. She can’t help but feel catfished at this point as she learns that the type of engineer he is isn’t exactly matching what she envisioned by the information she gleaned from his online profile. She technically is getting a night out on the town, even if it isn’t quite up to scale!

The details within the panel were fantastic with many different scenes all around the track. There’s a mountain, assorted trees and livestock, and even a little train depot! My favorite detail was the smoke billowing out of the trains chimney. It gave the locomotive a feeling of motion as it gently exits the stack and floats towards the back. Is there anything that Jeff can’t draw?! He’s quite engine-eous!

The anagram for the final solution consisted of 12-letters which was one more than yesterday’s. TRAIN or TRACK was my first guess for the 5-letter word as all of the letters were there for both. Another quick read of the cartoon sentence showed that TRAIN was used so I settled on TRACK. The hyphen allowed me to find ONE leaving mind for the finish. Overall it was a pretty easy solve, but it left me wondering how their date ended up. I’d probably be freight-ened by the answer though! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!






33 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/26/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. This is a RAILy cute puzzle! Engine-eous! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Kudos! Wishing you a great day! πŸš‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. Good Morning, Everyone! My immediate TRAIN of Thought: “What do you mean? Of course my profile would say that I’m an ENGINEER..because I AM”!…H-O, H-O! ( In this case…not HA HA)! πŸ˜‰ …🎢Once upon a time there was an ENGINEER..Choo-Choo Charlie was his name we hear…🎢. “Choo-Choo Charlie” Written by Advertising executive Russ Alben…1950 http://tinyurl.com/ycex58xx. πŸš‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  3. Good Morning, Chuck…Here you go! πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° If you’re going to DRESS in KHAKI, it pays to keep in mind
    That the color can look drabby, on skin tones of a kind…
    We sometimes have the NOTION that all colors will work well,
    But the COSMOS and the mirror all too soon the truth will tell.
    So we need to face the fact that, no matter how inclined…
    It might not work the way we’d like…despite the ONE TRACK MIND

    Β° Having adopted the new gender-bender COSMOS, he entertained the NOTION to DRESS the entire cast in KHAKI…but his ONE-TRACK MIND completely derailed the director’s train of thought…

    • Sorry to rain on your parade. I honestly didn’t see your work until after I posted mine. You might say I was in agony from all these one liners “Puns”. You guys did get me to moan a few times. Great job.

      • Hey Brooklyn…I don’t see you as the kind of man to rain on anyone’s parade…You’re much too kind hearted …No apologies ever needed…And I groaned a few times myself!πŸ˜‚ I think I may have pulled a muscle or two besides! Thanks! And I hope you have a great day, Brooklyn! πŸš‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. Good morning. All is well in the COSMOS as the NOTION to DRESS in KHAKI attire was a hit with the younger crowd. No problem with the words but when it came time for the cartoon answer that V-8 moment took a little time to appear. You might say I took the local route rather than the express route for a successful finish. Until tomorrow stay well.

  5. Hi all – Just happened to see all the words this morning. Thought the answer might be some kind of LIFE, then looked at the cartoon again, saw the TRACK and got it.

    I liked the pun about her date not being up to scale Mike. I was about to say β€œHO HO HO”, β€˜N’ β€˜G’, Angela beat me to it. β€˜O’ well.

    My only thought on the cartoon was that I wouldn’t want to be in either of those passenger cars while he’s trailing an oil tank car right behind them!
    I also liked the detail of having a coal tender coupled directly behind the steam locomotive, just like my train set has.

    Have a great day, all.

    I was hoping for a merciful rainout of the Giants/A’s exhibition game last night, but they did actually play it. πŸ˜‚

    • The “Coal Car” ALWAYS goes right behind the Steam Engine! πŸ˜‰ And you’re right…It is kind of CRUDE of Jeff to put that tanker there…instead of the Caboose…maybe he lost his TRAIN of thought too…N..G..Sorry about getting my HO in before yours…but I am three hours ahead of SCHEDULE! πŸ˜‰…You’d have to get up pretty early in the morning to get the inside TRACK on me! πŸ˜‚ Do you RAILy still have a train set? I’m going to take pics of mine to send you…if you CARe to see them….Have a good one, Steve! πŸš‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • πŸŽ΅β€Love my TENDERβ€πŸŽ΅ πŸ˜‚ My set’s packed away in a box that hasn’t been opened in a long time. Lionel O-gauge. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

        • Steve…Anonymous again? πŸ™„ Mine are packed up also and I haven’t opened it all in a few years either…Funny thing? So many many years and they still had that smell..you know that like oil smell? ..What’s the word I’m looking for? πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • β€œHot oil smell” works for me. The kind on old trains, not the kind in Chinese food. πŸ˜‚
        I have a routine Dr. appt – see you later. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

      • I use to have the Lionel trains set up on a 5’x10′ board with the small racing cars in the middle and then on a 4’x8′ board the HO trains. I had the Germans fighting the Americans on one side with the cowboys fighting the Indians and then one corner had the farmers with horses cows,pigs,and chickens,log cabin,church and on the other board winter scene with figure skating and a big ferries wheel made from my old erector set. All this so the kids wouldn’t fight to use one. I bet it hasn’t been out in 40yrs. My youngest one never really asked for them to be set up. Just had one going around the tree but that only lasted a couple of years.

        • Hey Brooklyn..I can match you almost theme for theme, except for the Americans fighting the Germans..We were a peaceful lot! πŸ˜‚ No War for us! It as all so cool, wasn’t it? But it sounds like you still have them. If so, you should mention it to your kids, Paul. You never know, they may be interested. Everything old is new again…πŸš‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Angela — Hi Again ! Never Had One In NYC But In California … Had a MODEL TRAIN ROOM !! With My Model Trains Running …. No Steam But Diesels …. Should Not Tell U … But It Was NOT a Model Of NYC Trains, But Of CALIFORNIA Trains, HA , Ha ! Amazing eh, ??? :–)

    • Hi Shelby…Another coincidence! We definitely have some Serendipity going on, don’t we?! I think my Lionel set is from the late 40’s or early 50’s. It was gifted to me…The HO’s, I think are late 50’s-60’s. And we didn’t have a train room per se, but growing up we had a cellar at the home we lived it..a building really, and my Father built a huge layout..Snow covered Mountains that the train actually went through, villages, farms, etc. I especially remember the Milk Car and the Milk Man with moving parts…And when that whistle blew, and the smoke billowed out? I thought I’d died and went to Toy Heaven. We even had the engineers caps with the red neckerchiefs…IMO? These kids today got nothing on us! Yep, definitely amazing! Nice to hear from you..I hope you’re having a great day! πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  7. And I bet you wish you had kept it, right? Hey Prof…yes it sure was a lot of fun…Hope your night’s going well….πŸš‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

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