Jumble Answers for 04/10/2019













Happy Wednesday, everyone! Our midweek puzzle wasn’t overly challenging by any means. All of the clue words were familiar old friends, but their anagrams were new. GALLON was the only one that left me spinning my wheels so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. The way that I solved it was by using the double letter trick which made the answer pop right out. PITCH was our oldest clue word of the quartet with its last appearance on 12/30/17 and TASTY was the most recent with a freshness date of 3/22/18.

American author Horace Greeley once said “Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country”, and today’s cartoon shows us a perfect example of his famous phrase in action. Our panel shows us two horse-drawn wagons with the larger one in the front being the center of our attention. We happen upon a group of three Jumble characters making the trek, with one of them being a male while the other two are females. They do appear to be a family unit but it’s impossible to know for sure.

The two sentence dialogue gave us quite a bit of information to digest, but the cartoon sentence simplified the matter and clued us in to the fact that the cartoon was about westward expansion. The 19th century movement of settlers to the West began with the Louisiana Purchase, but it was actually fueled by the Gold Rush, the Oregon Trail, and a belief in “manifest destiny“. Two of those facts were presented to us in the dialogue while the other two were omitted. The dialogue of the man also stated that the country kept growing which was definitely the case in the early 19th century. The U.S. population in 1800 was approximately 5 million people and it exploded to nearly 23 million in 1850. People were eager to leave the cramped cities of the East and flocked to the West in search of new land and opportunities.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters. It was split into two words with one of them being two letters. There were too many words to be made from the given letters so I thought my best bet would be to focus on the visual clues instead. After jumbling up the letters a couple of times, the answer seemed to jump right out at me when I saw the stagecoach. It’s always a treat when that happens! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!



20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/10/2019

  1. Good morning. Agree with Mike on everything. No need to expand on that. Until tomorrow stay well.

  2. After throwing the final PITCH of the game, the winning hurler decided to have his arm SOCKET looked at again immediately after downing a half GALLON of the TASTY ice cream which was waiting for him in the clubhouse.

    • Good Morning, Chuck. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». Kudos! Well done! I felt you on my first one, and followed you out onto the field, but TRAVELLED in an entirely different DIRECTION on the poem! Hope you’re having a great morning! πŸ™‹πŸ»

      Β° Thinking that it might be his final PITCH in the majors, considering the pain he kept feeling in his arm SOCKET, he sat and drank a GALLON of the TASTY Gatorade, and hoped he wouldn’t be starting over IN STAGES..

      Β° He walked into the conference, ten-GALLON hat askew,
      Intending to PITCH ideas for a TASTY brand new brew…
      But he noticed that the battery on his iPad had run out,
      So he searched to find a SOCKET ‘fore his product he could tout…
      And luckily some others, whose proposals ran through pages
      Allotted him the needed time so he could work IN STAGES…

    • Chuck…PS: I had this first, but felt it read too much like the poem, so I BALKED, and BENCHED it! πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»
      Β° Wanting to PITCH the GALLON size of their TASTY new cola, they decided to use a SOCKET in their ad campaign to “spark interest”, and introduce it to the public IN STAGES.

        • Hi Chuck…Thank you. I liked this one too, it came to me quickly, but I was trying to avoid the redundancy of “pitching the tasty new beverage” in both my sentence and my poem. It’s a fun exercise, playing with these words. My day’s going very well, thank you, and I hope yours’ is also! Enjoy! πŸŒžπŸ™‹πŸ»

  3. I had to back into SOCKET. One of the things I love most about Jumble is the range of subjects chosen, like today’s.
    I was glad to read all went well with Steve. His daily insights and humor are missed.
    Wishing all a great day!

  4. Sorry Angela. I went back to yesterday and saw your post about Sandra Dee. I did watch it and enjoyed it very much. I’m sorry I forgot to thank you for it. I also forgot to ask you if you liked Bob Dylan’s singing. I know he’s an icon but his nasal voice drove me nuts. He would be the last guy I would listen to.

    • Hey Brooklyn…Good Morning. No need to apologize at all. And you’re very welcome. I just wanted to be sure that you saw it, since it was such an adorable piece. As for that Dylan clip? It was horrible! But if you heard the recordings of the other artists? Soooo much worse. I just wanted the song…so I bit the bullet! Sorry if I LEAD you astray with me! πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ» Hope you’re having a great day, Brooklyn! πŸ”«πŸ™‹πŸ»

  5. Hi all, a bit early; my routine’s changed today. GALLON took me the longest after seeing ANGLOA, LAGOON, ALLONG and the possible laundry detergent (or Star Wars planet) ALLGON. I really liked how the dialog led to the β€œIn Stages” answer.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    So I did have the lens in my eye replaced and got the best possible result so far. None of the possible side effects happened, and I was almost immediately seeing details and colors I’d been missing for years. It did make seeing my face better in the mirror a bit frightening though! πŸ˜‚
    Now I have two songs running through my head; Jimmy Cliff:
    πŸŽ΅β€I can see clearly now, the {blur} is goneβ€πŸŽ΅ and The Who’s version of Sonny Boy Williamson:
    🎡You talk about your woman, I wish you could see mine …
    She brings eyesight to the blindβ€πŸŽ΅

  6. Gallon also looked like gondola or lagoon,as well,but given the gallon solution and other letters,apart from the possible 2 letter words,given stages as the 6 letter word,in stages was a quick solution,

    • It’s interesting that you saw lagoon too, Chuck. I almost wrote it in without checking the letters. Rookie mistake! Have a good one! πŸ™‚

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