Jumble Answers for 05/06/2019












Happy Monday, everyone! David started off our week of jumbling duties with four brand new anagrams, but their solutions were recycled favorites. ELEVEN needed a few extra glances before I could flush out the answer so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. Our oldest clue word this morning was AVOID and its last appearance in gameplay was on 4/19/17. The most recently used word was WEDGE with a date of 6/7/18.

The setting for today’s cartoon appears to be a bathroom and it’s there that we encounter our first Jumble characters of the week. The cartoon sentence informs us that a new faucet is being installed and all of the action lines within the panel indicate that it’s anything but an easy job. The bald gentleman on his knees appears to be the brains behind the operation and he can be seen hammering away on the exposed pipes with the back end of his wrench.

The homeowner is clearly upset by all of the noise that he’s creating and she’s making her frustrations known. Her dialogue indicates that she’s trying to have a conversation on her phone but the noise is so intense that she can’t hear the person on the other end. The young gopher (i.e., the apprentice that go’s for this and go’s for that) can be seen trying to explain that all of the noise is necessary but she doesn’t appear to be convinced by his assurances.

There were a few extra details within today’s panel worth noting. The toolbox on the floor is open and appears to contain some spare pieces of piping. There are two more pieces of pipe on the floor and they’re probably the remnants of the old faucet. I’m not sure why there’s a torch involved in this installation because if you’ve ever replaced a faucet, you know that there isn’t anything that requires soldering. Maybe the fittings were corroded and he thought heating them would help break them loose? The mirror behind the vanity was barely visible but the horizontal lines at the top and bottom let us know that it’s there. My favorite detail was the bored look of the gopher’s face. He looks half-asleep and seems more interested in letting his music sink in than actually helping!

The cartoon answer for today was an anagram consisting of 8-letters that would solve into two words. After writing out the letters, PIPE was instantly visible after seeing PPE coupled together. I was able to see DOWN almost as quickly after crossing out the used letters. Overall, it wasn’t the most faucetnating puzzle we’ve ever seen, but the clever answer was humorous enough for me to crack a smile. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!








34 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/06/2019

  1. Good morning. My choice for hardest word is ELEVEN. It took more than eleven minutes for that light bulb to finally go off in my head. The cartoon answer was a breeze and if I was the plumber,I would be telling her to take the call outside. Although it’s not like he’s tearing down a wall. The guy might have done better as a shoe maker with so much noise. Until tomorrow stay well

    • Hi Brooklyn. Good Morning. I thought the same thing..I felt she was very rude..As you said, why couldn’t she just go into another room? πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Good morning, Paul! I agree that she should have found a quieter spot to take her call. There’s nothing worse than a homeowner standing over your shoulder (or in this case, your back) while you’re working. But it was necessary for the cartoon to make sense. πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Chuck…The possibilities are endless with these words…They just FLOW…πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° Sporting her new espadrille WEDGE sandals, she tried to AVOID the puddles as she waited in the rain for her nephew’s PICKUP at ELEVEN, and thought ‘he needs to PIPE DOWN that music’ as he pulled up…

    Β° Trying to PICKUP and WEDGE all ELEVEN pieces of PIPE DOWN into the pit, she was careful to AVOID bending any..

    Β°’After he managed to PICKUP Gatorade at the 7-ELEVEN, he found time to WEDGE in a break, and he needed it trying to concentrate and AVOID hearing all the noise that he wished they’d PIPE DOWN…

  3. Good Morning, Mike. FAUCETnating is a Gem! Kudos! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». BUTT you know what caught my eye? Her ear…What’s up with that? It’s a SPOCK Ear! Maybe in keeping with the idea of VULCANized Rubber Piping? πŸ”§πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • πŸ˜‚ yEAR, There definitely is! But you know what they say…UHARA one plumbing joke, UHARA them all! πŸ˜‚πŸ”§πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. From the angle of the plumber, just glad there is no wedge in the pic, if you know what I mean!

    • Good Morning, Clay…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ BUTT you know what? If you look real closely, Jeff’s drawn the tiniest bit of a dot…Subtle, BUTT it’s there! πŸ˜‚πŸ”§πŸ™‹πŸ»

  5. As usual I wrote too soon! After blowing up the pic, I now get Mike’s “crack a smile!” lol

  6. Neither the Tribune nor the Sentinel would let me see today’s puzzle to blow it up! It is so subtle, it cannot be seen without the expansion. Yes, Jeff did a great job, may I derriere say!

  7. You have really plunged me into depression by hammering me like that. I am truly drained!

    • And I failed to mention…Kudos! Nice PICKUP on the plumbing puns! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • And Clay….If we keep this up, people are gonna start CAULKing! Although it wouldn’t be such a bad thing if our punning LEAKED out…We SEAM to have the JOINT jumping! πŸ˜‚πŸ”§πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • What’d’ya mean? That’s a PIPE dream! I’d say you’re pretty FLUSH today! πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

  8. Since ELEVEN showed up for the PICKUP basketball game, one decided he’d leave and go to the local deli for a WEDGE sandwich so as to AVOID any controversy as to who should play.

    • πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Kudos, Chuck! Nice FLOW! Butt, no gut-WRENCHing with today’s words, right? They all SEAMed to FIT so well. I’d say it’s easy COUPLING these words together today! πŸ”§πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Thanks, Angela. My head is still spinning from all the “play on words”. Hope you’re feeling better.. Enjoy the 🌞!

        • You’re very welcome, Chuck. I especially like your WEDGE sandwich. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» These words were so good, because they lent themselves to so many different interpretations..I like when that happens, it’s so much more fun. I tried changing it up a few different ways, and there’s still a lot more down the PIPE..I mean pike! πŸ˜‰ ..As for the plumbing word play…U-BENDER believe there’s a lot more where they came from too! πŸ˜‰ There’s pretty much no SWEAT with plumbing puns! Thanks for the well wishes, Chuck…I’m still pretty much DRAINED, but I’m hanging in there! And I hope you enjoy the sunshine too! πŸ”§πŸ™‹πŸ»

  9. I guess I was the only one stumped momentarily by wedge,but after getting that solve along with the others,down and pipe quickly followed.Kind of a Mon easier puzzle.

  10. Hi all – An easy Monday puzzle today. Of course I saw your β€˜crack a smile’ reference Mike. Don’t they have to solder the hot water supply pipe if they use actual copper? Maybe that’s not done anymore.

    Have a great day and week everyone. I may be away for a few days due to some morning appointments – not sure what my schedule is going to be.

    β€œHe needed to get the PIPE DOWN to the worksite, but had to WEDGE his PICKUP into the tight parking space before ELEVEN to AVOID a double-parking ticket.”

  11. He wanted to avoid any delays so he took an eleven minute route to pickup the wedge for his football buddies.

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