Jumble Answers for 04/03/2019












Happy Wednesday, Jumble fans! After a couple days of easy puzzles, our midweek Jumble featured four brand new anagrams to challenge our brains. Two of them, FRESH and INVENT, were instantly visible upon first glance. The remaining two took some time to work through but weren’t overly difficult to decipher. I guess you could say that Mr. Hoyt knows how to balance his games out evenly! MELODY ended up taking the longest time to discover making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It also doubled as our oldest clue word with its last appearance in gameplay on 1/22/16. Our most recent repeat was INVENT and was last seen on 9/14/18.

Today’s cartoon brings us to the big top where we see a tightrope walking act currently underway. Below the troupe is a ring master who introduces them to us as The Flying Wallendas. The Flying Wallendas are daredevil stunt performers that are most known for performing highwire acts without the use of a safety net.

The group can be seen cautiously making the walk across the wire with three of them using a balancing pole. The lone male on the wire must be confident in his abilities as he’s decided to make the trek with a young child sitting upon his shoulders. The child can be seen waving at his Grandfather who is offering words of encouragement as he waits for them on the finish platform. My favorite detail of the panel was the older woman making her way across on a unicycle! Show ’em how it’s done, Grandma!!!

The final solution was an anagram consisting of 14-letters that would solve into four words. The anagram itself was meticulously crafted in such a way that it kept all of the words well hidden. The key to finishing this one off was found in the cartoon sentences. The first one informed us that it “ran in his family” which brought LINE to mind. After crossing out the letters, I saw LONG and the rest was history. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





14 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/03/2019

  1. Good Morning, Everyone…The Flying Wallendas are as well known as the Jumble itself… And everyday patrons of the Jumble know that these puzzles are submitted at least 6 weeks in advance. How ironic then to be seeing a puzzle today dealing with the Wallenda Family. Less than 2 weeks ago, this news story http://tinyurl.com/y64oosk7 broke about the release of this video taken on February 8th, 2017. It shows the accident that occurred during the family’s rehearsal for a world-record Circus Sarasota performance. Five of the eight-person pyramid fell from the 25-foot high wire. While Nik Wallenda, the present Patriarch of the family, managed to grab and hold onto the wire, his sister Lijana, and his aunt, Rietta, were severely injured, and others suffered various broken bones, including face, arms, feet, toes, and pelvis. Luckily, no one died or was paralyzed, which stunned the emergency room doctors. A miracle…And it’s said that Nik was up on the wire the very next day…Please be forewarned, that the opening video accompanying the in-depth story is very graphic. πŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. Good Morning, Chuck….On a lighter note…here’s the HIGHlights of what I did with today’s words! πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° The music MOGUL came prepared with FRESH ideas in the effort to INVENT a new MELODY to add to his LONG LINE OF THEM.

    Β° When she became a MOGUL, and the need to work was moot,
    There were some things that she just missed, despite her load of loot…
    She missed doing the laundry, as crazy as that seems,
    And hanging FRESH-washed linens while engrossed in her day dreams.
    She’d listen to some music, a MELODY or two…
    And INVENT ways of making life somehow seem all brand new.
    And now there’s more than one maid…it can really be mayhem…
    But she still misses those fresh sheets, and the LONG LINE OF THEM…

  3. Good morning, Angela. Here’s what I came up with. The new MELODY played over the loud speaker is supposed to help the skiers INVENT FRESH new movements on their downhill treks through each snow MOGUL.

    • Good Morning, Chuck! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». Bravo, bravo! Very creative…And I love the ski slope Mogul! I played around with using it as a locomotive, but I had those laundry-line sheets already stuck in my head…A sign of Spring! πŸ˜‰ Wishing you a great day! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. PAUL: This one’s for you…There’s a ton of them out there, but I chose this one because Clark Gable’s in it…Sigh… BIG SIGH…I could look at Clark Gable all day! ❀️ I hope you enjoy it! Have a great day, Brooklyn! πŸ™‹πŸ»

    🎢 He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease…A daring young man on the FLYING TRAPEZE…🎢 “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze” (published 1867)

  5. Good Morning, Mike. Balance his games out evenly, indeed! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Good one! Wishing you a great day! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Mogul gave me reason to pause,but melody popped readily to mind,I guess because accordion players have a constant melody playing in our heads.With too many letters for the final solution,there also was time to reflect.Byt after sorting out,of them,a long line came into view.

  7. Mogul took me the longest with invent a close second. Melody came to mind without difficulty as did the cartoon answer. That video of the Wallenda family’s accident is truly bone chilling, Angela. It’s a miracle no one was killed. As a person with a supreme fear of heights I could never be a tight rope walker or trapeze artist. I like terra firma. Happy Wednesday to all.

    • Hi Betty…How’re you doing? I thought so too about the video. That’s why I added the disclaimer. Maybe I should have led off with it though, huh?! I was very surprised to see the puzzle, only because as I said, this was just in the news so recently, and it freaked me out. (I’m just thinking though, is it ironic as I said, or a coincidence? I often tend to confuse the two). Anyway, there’s a lot of articles about it on-line, and many of them specified how the doctors were totally amazed that there was, thank God, no loss of life, as you’ve mentioned. Definitely a miracle. And I’m with you as far as heights go. To my way of thinking…What’s the purpose? Entertainment? Never did it for me…I’d never do it, and I never got anything out of watching it being done. That’s just my opinion…I’ll stand with you, Betty…with my feet firmly planted on the ground! …As for the puzzle though, the minute I read the question last night, the answer immediately popped into my head, without even looking at the cartoon or the words….I seem to have all these phrases stuck up in my head…I guess I may really be the “Idiom Savant” that my friends get pleasure out of calling me… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Hey…As my Father always told me…”Every knock’s a boost”! πŸ˜‚ Happy Wednesday to you too, Betty! I hope it’s a grand one! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  8. Angela:
    That video is truly frightening. I remember when they had a fall in 1962. I was in the eighth grade and gave a report on current events in social studies class. The accident was one of the things in my report. Two men died and another was paralyzed from the waist down. (I didn’t remember that part; I looked it up on Wikipedia.) I don’t know how those people can keep doing this, when they’ve had family members die from it.

    • Hi Mike..how’s it going? Long time no see…Yes, it is. And as I just told Betty, maybe I should have put that disclaimer up top, and in caps…I hope I didn’t cause anyone any discomfort. I don’t know details about their history, but I was aware that they’ve suffered accidents and losses in the past. It’s one of those things that I file under my “Scarlet” umbrella, that I’m notoriously known for….the .”I’ll think about tomorrow” part of life. And I totally agree… what possesses them to keep at it? Like tempting fate, right? Makes no sense at all to me, especially as you’ve said..that it’s responsible for taking family members from you…Not for me, that’s for sure. I can’t even imagine returning to anything that had caused me such pain…But they’ve been at it for like a gazillion years, generation after generation…To each his own, I guess…Anyway, I hope I didn’t bum you out, Mike…I apologize if I did…Here’s to a good one..πŸ·πŸ™‹πŸ»

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