Jumble Answers for 07/10/2019











Happy Wednesday, everyone! All of our clue words were old friends, but two of the anagrams were new. We’ve definitely seen VOHES and EBOWLB before, leaving the other two as the newcomers. RODENT was by far the hardest to decipher so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It was only fitting that MUSTY was the oldest word this morning wih its last appearance being back on 7/16/16. RODENT was the freshest with a gameplay date of 9/10/18.

Today’s cartoon had all the hallmarks of a period piece. We see a man in a wig with a ponytail, an old flag, a wooden desk, and of course some vintage clothing. The cartoon sentence gave us the date, 1792, and we learn that it was the year that Congress created the U.S. Mint.

The two men can be seen inspecting the freshly minted coins, and the smiles on their faces indicate that they’re pleased with what they see. Zooming in on the coin images, I was able to see some pretty funky designs. They’re unlike any of the coins that are in circulation today and I’m sure Jeff poured over early photos to make sure that his artwork was on-point. My best guess is that the men are David Rittenhouse on the left and Alexander Hamilton on the right. Rittenhouse was the first director of the U.S. Mint and was under the authority of Hamilton who was the Secretary of the Treasury.

The panel had such amazing detail that it was difficult to choose one as my favorite. My eyes were first drawn to the period clothing and then to the coins on the tray. Jeff also placed some coin molds on the table and added intricate detail work to each one. By allowing my gaze to relax, I noticed that the flag in the background had 13 stars and it was then that I knew what my favorite detail had to be!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters and would solve into two words. I use the online version of the Chicago Tribune to do the Jumble early in the morning before my newspaper arrives and they didn’t include an apostrophe in their layout. This oversight had me looking for a three word solution, but after finding MONEY, the rest was easy to see. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!



22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/10/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone! …Money’s Worth…Who COINED that phrase? Well, here’s my CONTRIBUTION for the day…πŸ™‹πŸ»

    πŸ’° The date was April 2nd, the year 1792…
    The US Mint established, and there’d be coins anew…
    With everything so shiny, nothing MUSTY old or worn,
    Pennies and dimes were produced…and history was born.
    Before long people just would SHOVE the coins in pockets where,
    They started to feel comfortable..like they were always there.
    Perhaps some kids would make a pile and WOBBLE them about,
    Or toss them at a RODENT outside near a water spout…
    Perhaps some might be given as a gift for a new birth?
    Whatever they were used for…for sure it was MONEY’s WORTH…πŸ’°

    🐭 Despite having definitely gotten their MONEY’S WORTH from the old chair, the SHOVE it had taken years ago and the ensuing WOBBLE, left it unsafe to sit on, so it was relegated to the MUSTY attic…where it proved to be a perfect resting place for the RODENT living up there…🐭

  2. Brooklyn…Good Morning. This one’s for you…
    🎢Every time it rains, it rains…PENNIES from Heaven…Don’t you know each cloud contains PENNIES from Heaven..🎢 “Pennies From Heaven” – Frank Sinatra (originally recorded 1956)


  3. Angela – Kudos on the poem & essay! As always smooth, clever – today even more so. I choose RODENT as my slowest word; the solve was easy. Have a super day! Weather low eighties, light overcast, nice.

    • Good Morning, Jamu. Thank you very much. And yes, it was an easy, breezy puzzle. But I’m smiling at the “essay”! It’s supposed to just be a sentence! πŸ˜‰ I do tend to get a little wordy, huh? But keep in mind, I include the answer each time in my sentence, besides the words…so I need to embellish…And also, I love painting a picture! ..You know, you’re mentioning RODENT…and the poll is running away with the numbers…But I was researching it, and it’s the most repeated word. Including today, since 2011, it’s been in play 10 times. That’s a lot…and each time, it’s been anagrammed differently. That’s an accomplishment, IMO. Not all that easy to do. I applaud πŸ‘πŸ» David the diversity…Hmm..what was I saying about being “wordy.”? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Ok, I’ll shut up! But one last thing? You offer us these weather updates every once in a while… But you never say where you’re forecasting from…πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. Hi Mike. I agree. I too was momentarily perplexed with the space after MONEY, as shown on the Trib’s site. It made it look an A or an I should be there. And because I guess the answer before I look at the words, it really threw me. So I’ll tell you (you may know), and our readers who may rely on an online version what I’ve found. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette (arkansasonline.com) prints the puzzle very early each morning. It’s not interactive, but what’s good about it, is that it prints the exact replica of what’s in the paper…the actual small panel. I looked at it this morning around 1AM, and saw the apostrophe in place, and that assured me that I was on the right track. It’s not a viable site for eye candy, like the Trib is, (since enlarging it brings some distortion), but you’ll get your MONEY’S WORTH as far as accuracy goes.

    And here’s some info I found about the images on Jeff’s coins. In the article, a Sundial is depicted, a Coronet Head, an Eagle, and the Fugio Copper Coin, which has that coiled chain-link like image, and is said to be the first Penny ever struck. https://tinyurl.com/yyxfgm3w
    And this site shows the coin with the “radiant Eye” that’s depicted first lying on the plate in Hamilton’s hands. It’s all so very interesting…πŸ’°πŸ™‹πŸ»

  5. Hi all – I only had to pause after first seeing TENDOR before seeing RODENT.

    Mike, had to laugh at your saying it was fitting that MUSTY was the oldest word.

    Angela, thanks for all the great coin details; how interesting! The oldest coins I can remember actually getting in circulation are the Indian head penny, the buffalo nickel and the Mercury dime; haven’t seen any in decades.

    Have a great day, everyone!
    The words today don’t lend themselves to any sentence that I’d care to write.

      • πŸ‘πŸ» I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve both made the same mistake before!

    • …Considering our theme today….Would that be Legal TENDOR? πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

      • I actually visualized a dollar bill while I was thinking β€œlegal tendor”! It helped confirm that my spelling was wrong. πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

    • And G…Thanks for the Shout Out…Have a good one…And don’t take any wooden nickels! πŸ’°πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Add me to the tendor group rather than rodent,but money’s ( my paper had the apostrophe) worth was an obvious answer to the puzzle.

  7. Good evening. Back in the house from a trip to A/C. There were two of us that worked on jumble. My choice for hardest word was Rodent. We both had a time with it and he beat me to the word. The cartoon answer was a breeze. I saw it immediately. I came back with winning $315:00. Little hits on a half dozen slot machines kept me in the green all day. On wheel of fortune I had one free spin and I thought like always it would wind up no more than $5:00 but it landed on grand prize which got me $244.36. One under the jackpot. Of the six of us from Bocce I think I was the only winner. Thanks Angela for that song choice. You picked a good one. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hey Brooklyn..2nd Wednesday of the month..I knew you’d be in AC. Glad you did well…And you’re welcome for the music. Pleasant dreams…I hope you sleep well…πŸ™‹πŸ»

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