Jumble Answers for 05/08/2019












Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today’s puzzle wasn’t overly challenging, but there was one clue word in particular that took me a few extra glances to decipher. Did COUGAR stump you, too? All I could see was CARGO at first and couldn’t shake it from my brain. All of this mornings words were familiar old friends with “AVEWE” being the only one that’s been used in the past. Our oldest word was PRINT and I had to go all the way back to 9/4/09 to find it! David last used DRENCH on 11/10/18, so it clocks in as our most recently used word.

Today’s cartoon brings us to to bustling streets of Jumble City. We see two men on their way to work, but their preferred method of transportation is out of service. Their dialogue suggests that the line has been closed for some time now so it looks like they’ll be, once again, hoofing it to their cubicles.

The extra details in the panel were minimal, but there were a few that caught my scouring eye. The gentleman on the left has earbuds in his ears and you can see the wires tucked neatly into his jacket. He’s also wearing a watch, but I was unable to discern if it was a traditional one, or a trendy smart watch that Jeff has been adding to his characters as of late. The gentleman on the right is wearing a hat that appears to be fashionably askew. His left hand is clutching a cell phone but there was nothing to be found on the screen. Speaking of cell phones, we see another character in the background that’s strolling along while using hers. In the far back, Jeff decided to add some additional characters to his piece. Rather than have them shaded in black as he typically does, he decided to make the background black and use white for the shading. And finally, my favorite detail of today was the entrance to the subway. The caution tape reads “DO NOT CROSS” followed by “CONSTRUCTION”, and there is a “CLOSED” sign plastered over the word SUBWAY. If you look closely at the steps leading to the cavernous space down below, there is subtle shading just under the handrail and on the walls. It really made the panel pop for me. Well done, Jeff!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters which was one more than yesterday’s. The layout was cryptic, but I saw REPAIR almost immediately. With those letters crossed out, UNDER was quick to be found for the finish. The guys weren’t able to derail my midweek solve, so we’ll see what they come up with tomorrow. Have a great day, Jumble friends!






16 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/08/2019

  1. Good morning. My choice for hardest word was cougar. Who knows why because when you see it in its correct order,it looks so easy. It took me at least five minutes to finally hit home. The cartoon answer was easy once I had all the letters down which killed my thought on ground for the second word. Until tomorrow stay well.

      • Thanks Angela. A beautiful song besides Pennsylvania 6-5000 to learn how to dance the Lindy with your sister. Brings back pleasant memories.

        • You’re welcome, Paul! And I remembered about your sister teaching you to dance…I thought of PA-6, but that’s more a commuter train. The A Train is the quintessential “subway” song..(I thought of 🎢Chattanooga Choo Choo 🎢 too…but again a commuter train)…But If I had a dime for every time the A Train ruined my day… I’d be a rich woman! πŸ˜‚ And it sure doesn’t look like that train either! πŸ˜‰ Glad you enjoyed it. The Duke definitely had magic fingers! Have a great day, Brooklyn! πŸšŠπŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. Good morning. It was the oddest sight to see. As the zoo keepers continued to DRENCH the COUGAR from a hose because it was covered in mud. As it started to become clean,the cat revealed its fur to have a PRINT WEAVE An anomaly to say the least.

    • Well..look at you! Pulling out all the STOPS! You’re really ON BOARD with this now, aren’t you? You done good, Brooklyn! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»! Kudos! Here’s what I came up with…πŸšŠπŸ™‹πŸ»

      With her car UNDER REPAIR, The COUGAR was forced to walk, and became upset when it started raining, since not only did it DRENCH her new WEAVE, but the newspaper she tried using as a head cover dripped ink PRINT all over her…

      🚊 He heard of hunting COUGAR, supposedly out west,
      But wanting to be sure, something in PRINT was his behest…
      He knew he’d have to bob and WEAVE, be cagey to succeed,
      He hoped it wouldn’t rain…a DRENCH would certainly impede…
      So while he waited to confirm he gathered all his gear…
      He’d hate to get the go-ahead with things UNDER REPAIR 🚊

      • Kudos. Love yours better. Had me laughing which is always the best medicine to start the day. Hope you’re feeling better.

        • Thanks, Brooklyn. You know I love making you laugh! I am feeling better, thanks..Not totally back ON SCHEDULE, but I’m trying hard to get back on TRACK! πŸšŠπŸ™‹πŸ»

  3. In spite of the downpour which was about to DRENCH her, the COUGAR was still trying to WEAVE a spell on the naive teenager and leave a permanent PRINT on him. Somewhat like yours, Angela, but a tad more risque.

    • ROTFL!!! A “tad” more risque? The cougar and the teenager? Jeez, I’d hate to see what you might come up with if you pulled out all the STOPS!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Bravo though, it’s a gem! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»! Loving once again the multiple usages…Weave, cougar…and your use of Print…Very creative! ..And I’m having fun trying to picture your scenario…πŸ˜·πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. No problem with any of the anagrams,not even cougar gave me a problem.With the subway in view,under was also a quick solve followed by repair.Seeing the subway reminded me of our Broadway tour trips to NYC and the frequent subway trips we took to different venues,even Yankee Stadium.

    • Hi Professor…I agree..an easy go of it today. And yes, where would NYC be without the subway? Altho I suppose the cartoon’s of Chicago, even though most of their train lines are elevated…But whatever the city…I’m sure there’s scores of working people dependent on the subway…Have a good one, Prof. πŸšŠπŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Hey Mike..No puzzle? With all the on-line sites? πŸ˜‰ No excuse, Dude! …Get to it..I’ll wait! πŸ˜‚ You know, I thought of you yday..I was looking through some old notes for Memorial Day puzzles, and I came across the puzzle from May 31st, 2011. It was a Beatles one…I’m still trying to see if I can locate the actual panel…Anyway, this song? Too funny…and I guess his wife was happy keeping on that train, huh? …You know…now that I think of it…She might just be Chuck’s cougar! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»

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