Jumble Answers for 06/03/2019











Happy Monday, Jumble friends! David started off the puzzle with a brand new clue word, and I was surprised that it hadn’t been used before. Although SHIRT was easily deciphered, the fact that such a simple and basic word has escaped him for so long reminds me that there are quite a few words that are still available to challenge us for many years to come. The remaining three were legacy favorites with TUEEAQ being the only new anagram. The hardest word for me was PURSUE, and it looks like I’m in good company as early voting in the poll has 32% of you choosing it as well. Our oldest and newest clue words were both used in 2018 and appeared 9 months apart. The pesky PURSUE popped up on January 28th, while the not so elusive EQUATE stopped by on October 28th. Looking back at the poll numbers from last week, you chose CPBUIL, REDAP, LOWDR, TOSHOE, TTUNA, MLIEUH, and CPAINT as the most difficult anagrams. Have you forgotten any of them already, or were you able to come up with the answers off the top of your head? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below!

If today was your birthday, then you also share the date with one of the Jumble characters featured in todays cartoon. We see a beautiful illustration of two women, most likely mother and daughter, who have just completed a hike. The cartoon sentence informs us that this is not just a random trek up the side of a mountain, but rather it’s a birthday tradition that the elder woman completes every year. The dialogue gave us a couple additional facts that not only make the cartoon more interesting, but were very useful when it came time to attempt the final solve.

The majority of the panel, approximately two-thirds in my estimation, is taken up by the apex of the summit. We see that the birthday girl ventures almost to the very edge of the ledge and is raising her left hiking pole in a signal of victory. The younger woman places her left hand on the womans right shoulder in a congratulatory fashion, but it also seems as though she’s providing some physical support. Since so much of the frame is taken up by the summit, we don’t get to see much detail of the surrounding area. There are a few trees down below as well as a small stream. My favorite detail was the small bit of tree growing out of the right side of the ledge. It reminded me of old Looney Toons cartoons where the character would jump off the cliff but hang from it in an attempt to escape from their protagonist.

The final solve was an anagram consisting 14-letters which is quite larger than a typical Monday solve. The anagram would be broken up to produce four words of varying lengths. The anagram itself kept the answer well hidden, but it did contain a few unique letters to get me well on my way. The U and P brought UP to mind and the Y had me thinking YEAR. With almost half of the letters crossed out, the rest of the words quickly came into view for the finish. Have a great start to your week, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/03/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone! Good Morning, Paul and Chuck…Here’s my play on our words today….πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° Since getting UP THERE IN YEARS, warmth was an issue, so he wanted to EQUATE which style SHIRT would be best for the climb, and decided to PURSUE the choices available in the sporting goods store…but the shop was so NOISY he decided to take a hike!!!

    When dealing with a love life, a person must EQUATE
    The options placed before him…the choices for a mate…
    He can PURSUE a woman through a dating sites’ cute pics,
    (He bought a brand new SHIRT for his, he wanted to look slick).
    He tried some of those singles bars, but NOISY as they were,
    He couldn’t hear himself think straight…it only did deter.
    He’s worried though his chances slim, and it’s part of his fears..
    He’d hate to end up all alone, since he’s UP THERE IN YEARS…

  2. Good morning!
    Angela, have a smile this day. Thank you for your kindness & words of encouragement. Today I shared the difficult word with 48β„… of voters so, feel better. However, in PERUSING your ryhme, I noticed you didn’t use PURSUE in it. If inside joke – got it! Thanks.

    • ROTFL!!’ Jamu, you got me! And I did it on both..the sentence AND the poem! Well, at least I’m consistent! Mea culpa! I really need to start doing these things AFTER I’m fully awake! …πŸ˜‚ But which word are you speaking of? I don’t see 48 votes on anything here…
      Ok, thank you sooo much for catching my error…Back to the drawing board…I need a re-write!
      …And you’re very welcome for the words of encouragement…Sincerely sent. Plus, you’ve given me my smile for the day…well a good belly laugh really…And I hope I brought a smile to you too! Be well, Jamu! πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Ok, Jamu…Corrections made. Thanks again for pointing out my error…And I was curious, so I looked to see if PERUSE has ever been used before, and it doesn’t look like it has.
      ** HEADS UP TO DAVID…Double ckeck me…but if it hasn’t? I think it’s a contender! ** πŸ˜‰ And BTW, PURSUE has appeared before, more than once …Most most recently here….https://tinyurl.com/y5nu5bp6 So, I have NO valid excuse for my faux pas! Wishing you a great day, Jamu! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  3. Good morning. Guess what today is? No it’s not hump day, which is Wednesday. ! It’s Monday which means ease on in. Don’t think it could have been much easier. I like their thinking that maybe people are hung over from the weekend so they give you simple ones so as not to tax your brain. Dont the guys realize that we are an intellectual group and therefore don’t succumb to alcohol? The cartoon answer was also solved rather quickly, once I put all the letters down. Angela loved the way you used your words. Of the two I smiled a lot on the first one. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • LOL! Good Morning, Brooklyn. You so make me laugh! “Succumb to alcohol”? πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Well I hope not, but some of us do imbibe..reasonably of course! πŸ˜‰πŸ· And I agree, it was an easy, breezy one …(ahem..’Nuff said)! And thanks for the Shout Out, Brooklyn…I smiled more on the first one too! Have a great day, Paul! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. Mike…Did you notice that Jeff included those retention straps on the older woman’s poles? Great detail. I think a lot of older people find them useful for gripping, and putting less pressure on the wrists…There’s a lot of controversy about them..The pros and cons. IMO, I think just the fact that you needn’t bend down to pick up the stick if it loosens from your grip is benefit enough! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ And isn’t it odd that we were just “mountain climbing” last week or so? On the 25th? https://tinyurl.com/y65r87os And then exactly 3 weeks before that on the 4th? https://tinyurl.com/y2eaou9g Hmm…I think we can safely say that these Jumbles are definitely reaching all new HEIGHTS! πŸ˜‰ …And our Guys have a serious case of….https://tinyurl.com/y5nu8dce! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  5. Difficult solve for a Monday. Wonder if that means the rest of the week is going to be that much greater of a challenge…a steep hill to climb!

      • Hi Clay.Good Morning. You know, I had a feeling this was you..the nuance? I want to say the cadence, but I’ve never “heard” your voice..But just the same, I had a feeling, especially with the pun…Anyway, I’m glad you’re back to being identified..So, what’s the verdict? Did you think this was a challenge today? πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • CICADA was a pest but knowing who Penn and Teller are made MAGIC easy and therefore the rest of the answer. So SLEIGHTLY of hand!

        • Clay…You have to come to today’s page. This comment too showed up on yday’s. SCRY you a river? πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Pursue had me momentarily stumped as well,but given that solution,the up there in years final solution came quickly.We’re back with 2 of our older grandkids in tow,17,almost 18, yr old Emily,and her 11 yr old brother,Harrison.

  7. Hi all – PURSUE took me the longest after thinking about PURSER, USURP and SUPPER, and I had to verify the spelling to be sure it was right.
    The answer took longer than it should have. I immediately thought that she’s getting up in years, but she still has a good OUTLOOK. Crossing out UP IN YEARS left me with THREE, and it took a minute to realize that the word was right THERE before my eyes.

    I can assure her that there’s still life at 71 and beyond (or maybe it’s more like a β€œstill life” πŸ˜‚)
    Mike, you brought back good memories with the detail of the little tree sapling sticking out of the cliff! That, and walking off the edge but not falling until you look down. I’ve also been enjoying how you and Angela have been putting a relevant question in the voting poll (like today’s UPHILL BATTLE).

    Angela, thanks for the details on the pole straps. I hadn’t heard about them or that there was a discussion, but I agree that if I had to bend down to pick one up, I might not get back up again, especially after a climb like this.

    Have a great day and week, everyone!

    • ROTFL! Seriously…ROTFL! Steve.you and I NEVER EVER need worry about bending down to pick up the POLE..We’d NEVER find ourselves even remotely close to a situation like that! Climbing a mountain? Who me? You? Yikes! πŸ˜‚ My sides are aching! …And thanks for the strap Shout Out..but as far as the “other” POLL issue? .πŸ˜‰ That’s all Mike..His brainchild, and his witticisms. I think maybe I came up with one…and a rather pathetic one at that too…Hope you’re having a great day, G! πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Hmmm, I thought I saw poll questions like that last Friday and the weekend as well.
        Anyway, have a good one!

        • Yes, you’re right, you have. But it’s Mike who’s been coming up with them. πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Thanks for saying that you noticed the witty poll questions, Steve. They can be a challenge to come up with. But since I’ve been coming up with them for a couple of weeks, it’s becoming a bit easier. When all else fails, I bug Angela! πŸ›

  8. Got stuck with USURPER for PURSUE. Once the brain unlocked it was an easy ascent!!

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