Jumble Answers for 07/15/2019











Happy Monday, everyone! David started off the week with two brand new clue words, but neither STRICT or UPKEEP threw me off balance. My pain in the neck was with BEGAN. It was the only word that didn’t immediately come into view so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It also doubled as the oldest repeat with a gameplay date of 5/15/17. BOSSY was the most recently used with 10/19/18 being its freshness date.

The start of a new week means the poll results are in and looking back at the results shows us that there were quite a few anagrams that got us bent out of shape. Without further ado, here are the most challenging words from Monday to Sunday:


Were they any easier to decipher the second time around? RODENT took me a few extra seconds, but the rest were a piece of cake!

Today’s cartoon brings us to a chiropractic office where we encounter our first three Jumble characters of the week. The dialogue is between the receptionist and the Doctor and she inquires if he’s ready to start seeing patients again. The Doctor, looking refreshed and still dressed in island attire, states that his vacation is over and it will be business as usual.

The extra details within the panel were sparse as the main emphasis was on the comical cracking of the patients back. Just look at his face — it’s a mixture of discomfort and worry, so let’s hope the Doc does the trick and lets him leave with a smile! The little palm tree in the corner of the office was a great touch and it matched his shirt perfectly. My favorite detail was the diagram of the vertebral column on the wall. By zooming in, I was able to count 33 vertebrae and a quick search of “how many vertebrae does a human have” revealed that Jeff nailed the number perfectly!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters. The gigantic layout of letters left David plenty of room to create words to throw us off track, but for whatever reason, the answer popped right out at me with zero hesitation. A quick Monday solve is always a nice way to start the week and get back to business! Have a terrific day, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!







26 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/15/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone! …Enjoying BREAKfast at the CRACK of dawn! Have a great day…🦴🙋🏻

    🎶 I’m pickin’ up good VERTIBRATIONS…She’s giving me excitations (oom bop bop)…I’m pickin’ up good VERTIBRATIONS (good VERTIBRATIONS oom bop bop)…She’s giving me excitations (excitations, oom bop bop)…🎶 “Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys 1966 https://tinyurl.com/yyyop5dk

    🦴 The Chiropractor needed to be get more than just spines straight,
    His Practice too long ignored, BEGAN to deteriorate…
    His office manager tried hard, but he called her way too STRICT,
    His lifestyle didn’t suit her though, and she was sometimes ticked…
    He called her BOSSY when she told him that his debts grew deep,
    She wanted him to be involved and help with the UPKEEP…
    So finally he took the hint and stopped with all the dis…
    He still wore palm tree shirts but now it was BACK TO BUSINESS! 🦴

  2. Brooklyn….The poem’s for you…😉🙋🏻

    ° It was immediately BACK TO BUSINESS, as soon as the BOSSY new Director was inducted and BEGAN enforcing STRICT rules for the UPKEEP of the Convention Center…

    ° He acted way too BOSSY, abrupt and really STRICT,
    And he BEGAN to step on toes…no personalities clicked…
    So if they would continue with the UPKEEP of the club,
    He’d have to rein it in a bit and not the regulars snub…
    His criticism way too much…complaints of that and this,
    The Bocce Board got rid of him and went BACK TO BUSINESS…

  3. The bossy physical trainer began a strict program so dieters could upkeep their new weight & get back to business. Guys, after yesterday, I’m all cracked up.

    • 👏🏻👏🏻 Nicely done, Jamu! But c’mon, Dude…it’s not worth all the STRESS..You know you can’t take these things LYING DOWN! 😉..Wishing you a good one! 🦴🙋🏻

  4. Good morning. Sitting here at the doctors office waiting my turn. Just need some blood drawn for an annual checkup. Loved your song choice Angela and your use of the words. I was able to do jumble before heading out the door. No problem with either part today. Thank goodness it’s Monday because yesterday’s killed the whole morning and afternoon. A nice start for the week. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hey Brooklyn..Good Morning…Funny…Along the same VEIN, I just did blood too at 7 this morning..😂 Thanks for the Shout Out. Always enjoy The Beach Boys…And yes, easy breezy one today…Have a great day, Brooklyn…🦴🙋🏻

  5. Yo Paul, Angela – On one Dr.’s visit, he asked how I felt. Told him OK, just a little stressed out. He asked if thoughts of suicide had ever been considered, told him “no, nothing in it for me”.He swallowed & coughed at same time.

  6. I’ve always felt that work actually keeps your body in better health & spirits than idleness. So retirement is no-no.

  7. Nice to have an easy one today. Yesterday’s puzzle was a killer. Had no trouble with the words but the cartoon answer just eluded me. I looked at it on and off all day and finally threw in the towel at 5:00 p.m. and looked up the answer. Kept thinking “flew’ the coop” “left the nest” etc. etc. Soar was not even on my radar. At any rate it was a good challenge. Happy Monday everyone.

    • Hi Betty. Good Morning. Yes, yesterday was a bit challenging, but it more than made up for it with David’s cleverness …especially in relation to the puzzle from 2017…And as you mention…(I know)…you love the challenge….And I like your “Soar not on your radar” too! 😉 Have a great Monday, Betty! 🦴🙋🏻

  8. I read your notes as intended, however, my missive was true. I guess he thought I was funnying cause he prescribed “wellblutrin” (seriously!) One a day. Still on them, call them my happy pills don’t feel any different. So much for improvement

  9. Hi all – BEGAN and STRICT each took a second look; then saw the answer.

    When I’m in a doctor’s office, I really don’t want to hear the term “open up” about anything (unless maybe it’s a psychiatrist.) I would also worry about his mind wandering with the palm tree and aloha shirt. Check the DATE and use your COCONUT, doc; vacation’s over.

    Have a good one, all!

    I think the words today sort of constrain the sentences, so here’s my similar one:
    “The BOSSY homeowner BEGAN a STRICT schedule for the house’s UPKEEP after having to tell the contractor to get BACK TO BUSINESS one too many times”.

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