Jumble Answers for 06/06/2019











Happy Thursday, everyone! Today’s puzzle wasn’t overly challenging, but it did feature all new anagrams and another brand new clue word. Yesterday Mr. Hoyt tried to baffle us with BEAVER, and today he tried to conflict us with CANARY. I must admit that he’s a tailented wordsmith, but it was just a bit too easy to see. Better luck nest time, David! The only anagram that pestered my patience was POISE. It was practically spelled out for us and had me second guessing my answer for a moment or two. DINKY was used on the last day of January this year which made it our most recently used word. POISE clocked in as the oldest with a gameplay date of 4/14/18.

Jeff rocked some serious Jerry Maguire vibes in this mornings cartoon! The panel featured three Jumble characters negotiating a baseball contract and the sports agent seated on the right even looks like Mr. Cruise. Great work in turning the clock back 22 years, Jeff. I’m sure Tom really appreciates the free facelift!

The star pitcher is wearing his baseball uniform with a “J” on the cap. For those of you that are lucky enough to get the Jumble in color, you’ll notice that his wristband perfectly matches the red of his jersey. An athlete wouldn’t be complete without some eye black on his face and I’m sure it’ll reduce the glare as he counts the zeroes at the end of his contract! We also see a single baseball perfectly POISED on a pedestal and a bat mounted on the wall. The online version of the puzzle still hasn’t refreshed from yesterday’s game so I couldn’t zoom in to see the details on the tie of the club manager. I’ll check back later and let you know what I find.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters and was the shortest in length that we’ve had this week. The I, S, and K towards the front of the layout allowed me to see STRIKE leaving DEAL and A for the finish. I’ll leave you with a link to a video that Mr. Hoyt and Triumph Books created in celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Jumble. He recounts some of his favorite memories as steward of the puzzle and it’s definitely worth a watch!

UPDATE/11:57am: Β The tie had 14 tiny homeplates on it, and the baseball had 29 stitches. Β The club manager was also wearing a ring that contained 7 stones. Β Have a great day! Β πŸ™‚






42 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/06/2019

    • Yes, it would have been nice to honor the 75th anniversary of such a monumental accomplishment to sustain freedom throughout the world!

      • Good Morning, Clay. You mean nice to have honored it there? I doubt I could ever do that. I’d be a basket case for sure..But I’m definitely honoring it here…My Flag is flying, and I’m going to the cemetery to place Flags on the graves. Then I do my traditional thing where I take 3 of the old vets out to dinner. I’m so humbled in the presence of these men of the greatest generation. Real men…Would you believe I hardly speak? No really..πŸ˜‰ It’s true. I just listen…They won’t always say that much about the war, but whatever they’re willing to share? I soak it all in..I’ve asked all of them to let me write a book about them and their experiences, but they all refuse. Imagine? After all these years…the wounds are still there…and they’re all still so humble…Ok, I just stopped the waterworks, Clay.. 😒 I don’t want to start again! Bottom line…God Bless the Vets..and God Bless America! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

        • Oh, Clay…I’m so sorry, I misunderstood. Jeez…See what I mean? I get so caught up in all this…I need to get my heart off my sleeve…Yes, you’re right. That would have been nice. And I too thought there might have been today…πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  1. Good morning puzzlers!
    Solved it with the poise of a canary on a dinky letter box. I’m new at this! Brookyn –
    enjoy a beautiful Summer day!.

    • And you’ve done very well indeed, for a novice! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Kudos! Wishing you a beautiful day also. πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Thank you, Jamu. I’m watching the live news coverage, and I can’t hold back the tears. The faces of these brave selfless men…weathered by age, saddened by memories, but sitting there with the proud hearts of warriors. I hope I get through this day in one piece! πŸ’”β€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone. Good Morning, Paul and Chuck…Play Ball…

    Β° Feeling they lacked POISE and decorum by calling the Lodge’s new secretary a CANARY in a coal mine, he offered to STRIKE A DEAL and not write a LETTER to the board, as long as they agreed to stop resorting to the DINKY insults…

    Β° They labeled her CANARY because she sang so sweet,
    Pronouncing every LETTER with a voice ‘kin to a tweet…
    She had such class and self-control, they marveled at her POISE,
    And took her from the DINKY club, away from all the noise…
    So wanting her to work for them, this chanteuse with appeal,
    They settled on a contract and agreed to STRIKE A DEAL…

  3. Good morning. The simplest of words slowed me down an extra minute and that was POISE. The cartoon answer had me for awhile so I laid the paper down and finished my breakfast. That trick of returning a little bit later doesn’t always work but that light shines more often then not. All of a sudden the answer rose like out of the darkness. Angela love you use of the words and actually laughed when I read the first one. I see you read Gasoline Alley before tackling them. Oh,returned from A/C yesterday and lost,lost,lost. In fact now I’m minus 20.00 of my own money. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Brooklyn..Good Morning…You got me laughing! No, I haven’t read the Daily News yet this morning. I was reading out of town papers first. But I just looked..And how funny is that? TBT…I’m very familiar with the phrase…My friend’s always hitting me with it…He swears I set him up for things…(πŸ˜‰) and when he gets the feeling, that’s what he says!!! πŸ˜‚…Funnier thing is? He’s usually right! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Sorry you went bad yday, but you’ll make it up next time..Gotta just shake it off…So, Paul..Is that your friend Marie who’s written in the past 2 days? I hope so, ’cause if not, I owe the woman an apology! πŸ™„ Have a good one, Brooklyn! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. I thought of anarcy and tertle, which sound fine but aren’t spelled right. I backed into CANARY. Congratulations, Mike and Angela, for topping 1,000. I’m not sure when this milestone was reached.
    Wishing all a great day.

    • Hi Caroline. I like Tertle..LOL.. If this puzzles’s TORTOISE anything, it’s that one little LETTER makes all the difference! And thank you for the SHELLebratory message! Wishing you a great day! πŸ’πŸ™‹πŸ»

  5. Hi Mike. I first thought the tie to be patterned with bats and baseballs..but the shape of some of what I’m thinking are balls seems a little erose to be complete circles. But maybe the clarity of the on-line pic will show that it’s just inky smudges. Maybe tiny bases…or J’s ….or perhaps he’s thinking OUTSIDE THE BOX…and they’re dollar signs? πŸ˜‰ ‘Cause let’s face it…we know this guy has definitely STRUCK it rich with the best pitcher in Baseball on his roster! Anyway…take a look at his right hand…He’s wearing a Championshop ring…with what looks like a J on it…And in DIAMONDS, I’m sure! πŸ˜‰ Nice detail, Jeff! …And I hope these on-line sites don’t continue THROWing us CURVE BALLS like this…I realize we get a FREE PASS, but still…this a real NO-NO! Hope your day’s going well! βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Angela
    Looked it up, had to laugh. Thought novice was a nun trainee found its also a beginner.
    Boy am I a novice! Puzzlers if you strike a deal, you avoid dealing with a strike. (Boooo)

    • ROTFL! …As I am now, in kind! Too funny.πŸ˜‚ But you’re not wrong. A women first entering the novitiate is called a novice. What’s funny is you thinking I was calling you one! Listen, that’s NUN of my business! πŸ˜‰…And as a RULE, I’m definitely not one to STRIKE a nerve!! But thanks for the laugh, Jamu…It really is a side SPLITTER! And you may be right…Not striking a deal might very well cause a CHANGE UP in things! Have a good one, Jamu! βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  7. The CANARY showed both patience and POISE as it awaited the DINKY morsels of grain which his LETTER carrier master was about to feed him.

    • LOL! FEATHER he enjoyed it or not, right? What choice did the poor thing have? A TAIL as old as time…he just had to WING it! Nice job, Chuck!’πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Hope your day’s a HIT! βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

    • What a well rounded sentence, Chuck. I really enjoyed all of the imagery that you provided. It seems like you’ve really got a knack for this! πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ»

  8. Mike..It’s a bunch of home plates! And the ring isn’t embossed with a J…just DIAMONDS! πŸ˜‰βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  9. ECK-cellent! (I think Mike once said Dennis Eckersley uses β€˜can of corn’ all the time). But the Chronicle has the tie in dark blue or black, so I wouldn’t have seen that. πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

  10. Hi all – Saw TERTLE but then separated the E’s and combined the T’s to get LETTER. Likewise an extra glance to put the letters between all the A’s to get CANARY. Thought the answer might be PITCH A DEAL, but writing the letters showed STRIKE.

    Had to laugh at how unintentionally topical today’s subject was with the news of free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel finally being signed by the Cubs yesterday.
    The Chronicle even has the player’s shirt in blue with black accents which is more Cub-like than the red Mike mentioned.

    And Mike, the sports jewelry is getting so outrageous these days that β€œ7 stone” may soon refer to the ring’s weight rather than the number of jewels.

    Have a great day, everyone!

  11. I’m on the road agin,albeit early,so just got around to the puzzle this afternoon.Letter gave me reason to pause,and a deal was an obvious solution for the last 2 words.,with strike a quick solve once the letters were available for the solution.

  12. Good evening folks. Angela I went back and saw your comment about my friend Marie and called her up as they were away in PA. I haven’t talked to her in at least a week. She confirmed that she posted yesterday and the day before. I had to go back and check because a lot of times I never get back to reading late comers. The last few days I’ve been out of the house early. I’ll have to clue her in on how to eliminate the anonymous heading.

    • Hey Brooklyn….Yes, she mentioned that she was on vacation. It’s funny…despite the Anonymous, I thought it was her because yday she said “my friend Paul”,and had signed off “Marie firm Brooklyn” both days. I didn’t say anything Tuesday, because I didn’t want to seem presumptious, but I went for it yday! πŸ˜‚ She sounds like the sweetest wioman, and I was so happy to know it was her. I know you’ve spoken fondly of her many a time, and said that you’d like for her to comment…And I was thrilled to have “Brooklyn in the House”! πŸ˜‚ I sense you’re very lucky to have her as a friend, as she is you. Brooklyn friends are friends for life, IMO. And I’m happy to have “met” both of you! Long, emotional day today…I’m glad to see it winding down…I’m watching the Yanks kick some Toronto butt..no Mets tonight…Have a good one, Brooklyn! Pleasant dreams! πŸ˜˜πŸ™‹πŸ»

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