Jumble Answers for 04/30/2019












Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle wasn’t nearly as challenging as yesterday’s gem, but it sure was entertaining! Even though all of our clue words were recycled favorites, David challenged us by offering up four brand new anagrams. PARDON ended up being the most difficult one for me to decipher, but SUNKEN took a few extra looks as well. The archives revealed that FUNKY was the oldest clue word of the bunch and was last used on 6/11/16 while SUNKEN was our most recent repeat with a gameplay date of 10/28/18. As an added bonus, but most likely just by coincidence, all of the solved words were in abecedarian sequence. I could have easily said that they were listed in alphabetical order, but we’re not a bunch of simple simian-brained primates!

I went totally bananas over today’s cartoon, and for good reason. Jeff gave me quite a chuckle with his baboon buffoonery on full display. We see five of the lovable looking creatures running amok on a carousel while the two zookeepers look on in a combination of panic and surprise. The dialogue informs us in a roundabout way that this troop of baboons have escaped the confines of their cages and have been on the loose for some time. The gentleman on the right has a soft spot for his furry friends and remarks that it looks like they’re having a grand old time.

The details within the panel were exceptional and I was most impressed by the smiles on the baboons faces. Each one is drawn at a slightly different angle which suggests that the carousel is in motion. The little mirror on the ride was a nice touch as was the smartwatch on the zookeepers wrist. Did you notice anything odd about the shadowy crowd in the background? If you look at the person to the far right, you may have noticed that it might not be a person at all! It has ears that reminded me of a pig and it appears to be waving. Very random but fun to spot.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. As soon as I saw the M & Y, I knew that MONKEY would be one of the words. With those letters crossed out, AROUND instantly came into view. The cartoon perfectly matched the clever answer for a fine finish. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!






30 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/30/2019

  1. Good morning. The dance studio wanted a PARDON for having SUNKEN to new lows with their rendition of a new dance called the FUNKY MAMBO.

    • Paul..I didn’t take it as a screw up, I thought you were making a joke phrasing it that way,..I fixed it for you…And it made me LOL, written either way! I love it! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»! Well done, Brooklyn…And Good Morning! πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. Good morning once again. Thought I’d get the funky monkey craze out there right away and then go back and catch Mikes master piece but alias,it has eluded us for now. Today’s jumble was our usual Monday one,only a day older. Had no trouble with the words and when it came time for the cartoon answer, It was a blind solve. A very clever one at that. Until tomorrow stay well.

  3. Thanks Angela. Didn’t realize I screwed that up. Lol. No wonder I wasn’t the best at dancing, especially since I didn’t catch on to the difference between the funky monkey and the funky mambo.

    • You’re welcome, Paul, but again, if it was an oversight, I didn’t take it as such…I thought it was funny either way. And you’re always joking as it is…πŸ˜‰ The dancing? Hmm I’ve done the FUNKY MONKEY..but a funky Mambo? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it… You know something, Brooklyn? Maybe you were right all along! πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. The MAMBO dancer took time out from his routine to ask the attendees to PARDON the FUNKY odor emanating from the SUNKEN ground near the veranda.

  5. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone! I was trying to place the cartoon today, because the epaulets on our characters’ shirts gave me pause. Back on January 17th, https://tinyurl.com/y3uol9ga we had a Father and son puzzle, titled CUTTING IT, where we saw them tending to the lawn. The Father’s shirt had epaulets that day too, and it seemed odd seeing them worn since they haven’t been in style here for quite some time. So I questioned it. Did he belong to a TROOP of some kind? But then Jeff told us that we were set in Australia that day. So that made me think that maybe today we were “on location” also…And I decided to check out baboons. There’s five types, and it looks like what we’re seeing here are four, left to right: Hamadryas, Olive, Guinea, and Chacma. All gerMANE to South Africa. TROOPS of them…And then I checked out Carousels. A whole lot of them in South Africa also. Same thing with shirts with epaulets, still stylish…Whether or not a PIG might possibly be BOARed enough to visit the Carousel? That seems a little BANANAS, but hey…I’m just GUENON what I see…So just a WILD guess…I mean, I’ll be a MONKEY’S Uncle if it’s true, GIBBON what I discovered….But anyway, MARMOSET there’d be days like this…πŸ’πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Maybe the person to the far right is a costumed mascot at the zoo and is rooting the real creatures on. Otherwise, very odd!

    • That’s odd? Oh…but a troop of Baboons overtaking a Carousel isn’t? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Good Morning, Clay! πŸ™ˆπŸ™‹πŸ»

      • There is an email posting that is sent out with the caption…”Now consider a group of baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not … a Congress! I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!”
        Except, they are not called a congress; they are called a troop! I guess I ruined the email. lol

        • LOL…Yes.That “Congress” thing has been floating aROUND for a while..how it got started? …Well, need we ask? Sadly, we’ve been represented (no pun intended)…by a rather large “group” of….—–(you can fill in a word of your choosing)…for quite some time now. But no, it’s not called a Congress..although I personally like it much better than troop…Just sayin! πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

  7. Hi all – I did the opposite of Mike; a second look at PARDON, but SUNKEN took me longer after chasing the SKUNK away. I see the term most often in the sports pages, because Stanford’s baseball field is called Sunken Diamond. The answer was obvious. The baby happily clinging to Mom’s back is extremely cute.

    The face of the monkey on the far right reminded me of a particular species, and I wondered if she’s singing along with the carousel music and it’s β€œBarbara Mandrill”.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    β€œThe party guest decided to MONKEY AROUND, but had to ask the host’s PARDON for the damage his FUNKY MAMBO caused when he forgot about the SUNKEN conversation pit in the middle of the room.” 😱

    Made me laugh Angela going back to The Shirelles and β€œMARMOSET”, because I had just gone back almost that far for early Smokey Robinson and the Miracles for this, written by the classic team of Holland/Dozier/Holland:
    πŸŽ΅β€Lum di lum di li-eye,Lum di lum di li-eye…
    This cat named Mickey came from out of town
    He was spreading a new dance all around
    In just a matter of a few days
    His dance became the new teenage craze.
    It’s really something to see, this cat named Mickey doing the monkey.
    Doing Mickey’s Monkey, children (doing Mickey’s monkey, children)β€œπŸŽ΅

    When I got into a pretty long line at the store yesterday, the Song from the Ceiling started playing The Carpenters’ version of Carole King:
    πŸŽ΅β€It’s gonna take some time this time….β€πŸŽ΅ Very appropriate.

  8. Hi Everyone –
    Luckily, I got the answer because I had pandor instead of PARDON and wasn’t at all sure that MAMBO was really a word.

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