Jumble Answers for 07/23/2019











Happy Tuesday, Jumble geniuses! There was no time wasted on this solve. If I was able to convert METRIC just a few seconds faster, I probably would have set a new personal record. All of today’s clue words have been used in the past with HONOR showing up just last month. David floated SMOGGY by us on 6/3/18 making it the oldest. As for the anagrams, three of them were new with VEEAL having definitely been used before way back in August of 2013. How time flies!

Let’s shift gears and take a look at the cartoon. We see two men taking a stroll along the oceanfront and they’ve paused for a moment to have a quick interaction. Their receding hairlines indicate that they’re getting on in years and they might even be retired. This just might explain why they have so much time on their hands and can meetup so early in the morning.

The context of their conversation revolves around grandpa’s watch. It seems that this heirloom timepiece is coveted by both brothers and they swap use of it from time to time. Zooming in on the panel, Jeff added both a small and big hand to the watchface giving us an approximate time of 9:00 a.m. My favorite detail, of course, had to be the sinking sailboat on the left side of the panel. Whenever Jeff adds a water feature, it’s safe to assume that we’ll see “S.S. Sinksalot” somewhere in the frame!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters which is two more than yesterday’s. The T&M brought TIME into view leaving SHARE to found quite easily after reading the brothers dialogue. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!






12 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/23/2019

  1. Good morning! Rain, rain go away, come back another day; cool front, you can stay. All pretty simple, metric was my slowest. “Time share”, huh?

  2. Good morning. My choice for hardest word was Metric only because it took at the most a minute to sink in. Other then a pause,it was easy breezy even with the cartoon answer. Until tomorrow stay well.

  3. Good morning. It was an HONOR to have been in SMOGGY old England and LEAVE their METRIC system behind me. Take care.

    • Hi Chuck. Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary. I saw your entry yesterday. My kids gave us a surprise 50th with loads of family and friends. My brother and sister in law last year celebrated their 60th. Again,congratulations.

    • Paul, Chuck – here’s my response to those who ask me how we’ve managed to stay married so long, “Neither if us wanted the kids!” Or “We couldn’t live on alimony”. And yes, we’ve been married just as long. My wife likes to say if there had been two grooms at the altar, we’d still Be there.

  4. Paul and Chuck, congratulations to both of you for reaching this milestone! Chuck, may you have many more years of marital bliss, and Paul I’m sure you have many wonderful memories.

  5. Hi all – I’m embarrassed to say how long it took me to get the simple LEAVE after seeing AVAIL, ALEVE, VEAL and LEVEE. The other words were no problem, and I figured TIME had to be in the answer.

    And yes, the first thing I looked for was the sinking sailboat also.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “By any METRIC, we should HONOR those who attempt to LEAVE the planet less SMOGGY than they found it”.

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