Jumble Answers for 04/01/2019












Happy Monday, Jumble fans! It’s also April Fools’ Day, but David and Jeff decided to keep their practical jokes tucked up their sleeves and gave us a straightforward solve instead. David did spell out words within all of his anagrams this morning which were do, ray, van, sin, and clues. Once solved, all of the clue words were familiar old favorites. VANLA was the only anagram that we’ve definitely seen before and was my second choice pick for the most difficult anagram. WDOSIN was, in my opinion, the toughest solve of them all and a real doozy of a Jumble. It looked like windows right out of the gate, but the lack of a second W made me search out alternative words. It was also the most recently used clue word with a gameplay date of 11/10/18 while GRAVY comes in as the oldest on 8/5/16.ย ย On an aside, if you click the last link you’ll see a picture of my mischievous weiner dogs tearing open their Christmas presents that I posted that day.

Today’s cartoon transports us to a construction site where we encounter six Jumble characters. Although there weren’t any clues to pinpoint the exact location of this project, my best guess would be that it’s Boston as it was the first US city to build a subway. Construction began in the area of Tremont Street in 1895 and was completed two years later. We see the workers using hand tools instead of heavy machinery to get the job done and everyone in the panel is wearing clothing from that period. I really enjoyed the way that Jeff transitioned the tunnel from a square entrance into a cylindrical shape which gave the cartoon a sense of depth. My favorite detail was the parasol that the woman is holding as she watches the workers toil in the dirt down below.

The final solve was an anagram consisting 8-letters that would solve into two words. The W and Y seemed like the odd letters in the group and brought WAY immediately to mind. UNDER was clearly visible in the remaining letters for an effortless finish. We’ll no doubt have some difficult puzzles this week so I’ll enjoy my win while I can. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!







37 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/01/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. I like your TRAIN of thought! Here’s to a great day! ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • Happy Monday, Angela! I really thought that D&J would try and pull a gag on us for AFD. I even went so far as to turn the newspaper upside down to see if the tunnel looked like something else, but nothing happened. Oh well! Enjoy the sunshine!

      • LOL! Turned the paper upside down? That could really throw you off TRACK! They didn’t give us a AFD puzzle last year either But that may have been because last year April 1st was Easter Sunday…I’m looking through some real old stuff that I have..It looks like we may have had an AFD puzzle in 2016, but I’m not sure..I’ll keep you posted if I find the old ones…And a Happy Monday to you too! ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Mike ..2017 was an AFD puzzle, with Jeff’s friend, the magician Mac King and the Goldfish prank.. The answer was (He never) MISSED A TRICK…And in 2016, they did the infamous FLIPPED, where they printed the panel upside down…That was a keeper, right? I’m still searching for earlier years…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

          • I know, right? And I have it somewhere too, I’m just having a little trouble finding it. I didn’t really start organizing the puzzles until last year. Before that I just mainly kept the ones I really liked ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Ok…This is what I found regarding APRIL FOOLS’ DAY and the JUMBLE….My friend in Indiana celebrates his Birthday today. His Jumble Archives, while probably going back as far as mine, do include some great specifics. And since today is April 1st, his Birthday, he’s saved these last 10 years of what he considers “Birthday” Jumbles…
        So, Shout Out to Chip. Happy ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆBirthday…and Thanks for the information! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

        2015: Yes! An AFD Puzzle: When they decided not to pull an April 1st prank on readers, their editor said โ€“ โ€“ “NO FOOLING”

        2014: No, it was a puzzle about Bats…the flying kind…
        2013: No, it was a puzzle about a Con Artist Painter..
        2012: No, it was a puzzle about a Camping Trip…

        2011: Yes! An AFD Puzzle. The question stated that the Jumble wouldn’t be in the papers anymore…The answer: “APRIL FOOLS”,

        2010: No, it was a puzzle about a boy cutting his hand…
        2009: No, it was a puzzle about Losing face…

  2. Good Morning, Chuck…Where’ve you been, CHUCK? WAGON along some other trail? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Anyway…here’s my entries…

    ยฐ After the MUSCLE spasm caused him to spill all the GRAVY that his Mother had made for his Uncle’s NAVAL Academy Graduation party, she threatened to DISOWN him…and the fight was UNDER WAY..

    ยฐ In order to get qualified, contestants had to meet,
    And create the best GRAVY…for the NAVAL Staff to eat.
    But Nicky thinking he was slick, used MUSCLE to get in,
    And faked his way into the fray…convinced that he could win.
    The judges soon got wise to him, and voted to DISOWN,
    And Nicky then was forced to take his gravy and go home…
    The sad part of the story is, had he been let to stay?
    He might have had won…if only he had gotten UNDER WAY

  3. Good morning. Agree with Mike on hardest word. In fact,after seeing the letters I already had and solving the cartoon,I knew the two letters I needed which finally gave me thre last word. If not for that word it would have been a typical Monday give me. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Like I said in my last line, Iโ€™ll enjoy the win while I can get it. Have a great start to your week, Paul! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

  4. The GRAVY train, the NAVAL officer thought he was on, came to an abrupt end when his family decided to DISOWN him upon finding out all of the illegal MUSCLE he was exerting in his military assignments. Morning, Angela. Here’s my slant. Watch out for those April foolers!!

      • Thanks, Mike. A blind pig finds an acorn every now and then. I hope the weather is cooperating in New England.

    • Good Morning, Chuck…I’ve missed you! I like your slant…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Well done! NAVAL was kind of restricting though, right? But I’m still fiddling around with it to see if I can shape it into something else..The April Foolers? Not to worry…I’m well-TRAINed in the art of Trickery! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • Chuck…I tried for a different spin on Naval, but I ended up just spinning my wheels…It’s a different take, but not exactly the slant I was going for..But it IS different..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      When he was born, he was so small, they dubbed him Belly Button…
      And as a kid the teasing would have satisfied a glutton…
      He ‘oft wished to DISOWN them, he so hated the name…
      But as he grew, he went along…the hate wasn’t the same.
      It soon became like GRAVY, an extra little touch,
      The girls found it amusing…so it wasn’t bad that much…
      And when the age of MUSCLE came and he looked long and lean
      He sort of saw the humor in what they had always seen.
      And then one day a tattoo was all he thought about…
      He figured it’d look macho and maybe increase his clout,
      So thinking of his nickname he told the guy to pen…
      An anchor and the word NAVAL so he’d remember when…
      But fate of course would have it…and the guy wasn’t too bright
      And when he saw the word Navel…he yelped aloud in fright…
      And now the hatred’s back again, he wears long sleeves each day..
      And so he’s saving money to get removal UNDER WAY….

  5. No problem w any of the anagrams,as even disown seemed familiar,and the final under way solution was a snap.

  6. Had a blind solve, but could not come up with DISOWN this morning. Finally came here for the answer.

      • That was a completely surprising series. Tell a group of professional athletes that no one expects anything from them and… They were loose and full of swagger. It is a long season, though!

        • I know itโ€™s early but we donโ€™t want to get too far in the hole and struggle to get out. It definitely was exciting baseball, though. Hope all is well! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

      • Mike, our Sharksโ€™ broadcaster Randy Hahn often quotes his early partner, the great Pete Stemkowski, and one thing that he always said was, โ€œItโ€™s still early, but you better hurry up before itโ€™s too late!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

    • The Aโ€™s will take over from here John and Mike, unless it rains. There are some showers in the forecast, but not heavy.

  7. Iโ€™ve been stumped by disown before and was again this morning. Kept thinking of wisdom. Figured out the cartoon answer and again worked backwards, which Iโ€™ve had to do the last couple of days. Happy Monday to all of you – no foolin!

  8. Hi all – Much the same for me. MUSCLE took an extra look, and then Iโ€™ve been stuck on DISOWN before, and was again. Couldnโ€™t get past WINDOWS either.
    Saw the answer, though.

    My first thought was that it was Londonโ€™s subway from the peopleโ€™s clothes, but I guess thereโ€™s really no way to tell.

    Angela, I was looking for you to get the word SAUCY in with your GRAVY.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    • HA! You know me so well! I did have one going with the Sauce vs Gravy but it was a stretch getting the other words to SIMMER…Time restrictions prevail, but I might take another stab at it later…๐Ÿ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  9. As an EX-NYC Resident ….

    Have to Say This Is 1904 and the NYC Subway !!

    Well B4 That Actually, Which Is to Say :

    A plan for the construction of the subway was approved in 1894, and construction began in 1900. The first underground line of the subway opened on October 27, 1904, almost 36 years after the opening of the first elevated line in New York City, which became the IRT Ninth Avenue Line.

    By the By, As Y’all May Know … Now There are Giant “Tunnel Boring” Machines Which Are Not BORING But Fascinating ! :–)

  10. Another vote for DISOWN. I also had to back in.
    Most of the snow from this morning has melted, and it’s actually a beautiful day upstate.

    • I donโ€™t know how your winter was, Caroline, but ours was short and sweet. No complaints here! Maybe I was too quick to start raking up the leaves and winter debris though. After having it look pristine, todayโ€™s winds have done a number on it. Itโ€™s like my yard is a leaf magnet!

      • Hi Mike, I checked and we’ve had around 94 inches of snow, about average. But nothing too heavy at one time. I’m glad your winter has been better.

        • Thatโ€™s quite a bit! I couldnโ€™t find an exact total for my area but I know that it was significantly less than that. Thanks for getting back and letting me know. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes you have! It was used on 11/10/18, 10/14/18, 2/4/18, 1/3/18, 8/14/16, 2/18/16 and 6/13/14. The anagram we saw toaday, WDOSIN, has never been used before. ๐Ÿ™‚

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