Jumble Answers for 07/30/2019











Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! It’s hard to believe that a simple fact such as the earth revolving around the sun could be considered blasphemous and wind up getting you labeled a heretic. How far we’ve come!

Hooray for ARRAY because it’s a new clue being featured today. The other three rotated in and out of the lineup back in 2018. VIOLET was used on 11/29 making it the most recent while LOUSY popped up five months earlier on 6/13 making it the oldest. The anagram for LOUSY was the only repeat (5/3/17) making the other three as fresh as new fallen snow. ARRAY was the only word to give me pause this morning in thanks to it’s double A’s and R’s. Using the double letter trick of coupling up the R’s brought it swiftly into view for an almost effortless solve.

The gigantic drawing of concentric circles was the main focus of today’s panel while the dialogue and sentence offered supporting facts to unshroud its mystery. We can deduce that Nicolaus Copernicus is the man on the left and he’s sharing his heliocentric theory with a friend.

Copernicus is widely considered the father of modern astronomy and is best known for his heliocentrism theory. This theory stated that the earth revolved around the sun rather than the earth being the center of attention. He shared his thoughts and manuscripts with other acquaintances and astronomers of his day and published his findings shortly before his death at the age of 70. Decades later, Galileo would be brought before the Inquisition and placed under house arrest for creating math to prove this revolutionary theory.

The cartoon had all the visual appeal of a period piece from the 1500’s. The walls are brick and the arch in the window was a stylish addition. We also see a telescope at the ready to view the night sky as well as a globe (which looks to be “floating” in mid-air) right next to it.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. To be honest, I guessed the answer even before writing out the clue letters based upon the dialogue and drawing.

REVOLUTIONARY has been used as a final answer in two instances that I could find. One was on 9/24/15 with the sentence being “The invention of the wheel was – – -” and the other was “George Washington’s military strategies were – – -” on 2/20/12. I’m not knocking the guys who create my favorite puzzle, but rather putting the facts out there for an honest review. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!






24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/30/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike…Good Morning, Everyone….I didn’t have much time to PLANET after the SUN came up, but I played AROUND with today’s words…and here’s what I came up with…πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° They felt the ARRAY of VIOLET bushes were LOUSY this year, with nothing seeming to grow past an INFANT-like stage…and all this after they invested so much money in that so-called REVOLUTIONARY fertilizer…

    Β° She loved the color VIOLET, her home did so attest,
    Why even as an INFANT she liked the color best…
    Throughout the house she did ARRAY the color here and there,
    Her husband said…”C’mom…this house is LOUSY with it, Dear”…
    Yea, maybe she went overboard, β€˜cause ever since they married…
    His name for her was β€œPurple Haze”…a REVOLUTIONARY!

  2. Good morning all – the word anagrams were so easy I zoomed thru them like a speed boat fleeing a tall rushing wave and then BAM hit a tall pier at Waters edge. Now I’ll nurse my pain & return to the solve in an hour or two. zzzzzzzz….

  3. I believe the word REVOLUTION, meaning an upheavel of some sort or especially an overthrow of government, comes from Copernicus’ theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun instead of the other way around. People, I suppose, compared changes in governmental order with the dramatic change in our view of the Universe that Copernicus brought on. This is meant to be a double-edged pun, but, given the word origin, it seems that both meanings stem from the same event. By the way, REVOLUTION, spelled backwards, is NO, IT, U LOVER.

    • Copernicus didn’t actually believe all the planets revolved around the sun. He stated in his Commentariolus that all the spheres surround the sun as if it were in the middle of them all, and therefore the center of the universe is near the sun.

      Great observation on REVOLUTIOUN even though it wasn’t the full answer. πŸ™‚

  4. Good morning. My choice for hardest word is Violet. The last two words took some time for me to get and when I did I just shook my head. It so easy when you look at it. I guess sometimes that switch is on a time delay. Hey,shouldn’t complain,I got them. Now the cartoon answer with the 13 letters didn’t faze me. My first thought was involuntary but that needed another N and was 2 letters short. My second thought nailed it. Loved you sentences Angela and you got me to laugh with you witty puns. Until tomorrow stay well. Oh,I remember many,many years ago of this lady that had a family and lived in an apartment where every room was painted in lavender and she wore that color every day. Yes,she was a little strange. I might see 1 room but not every room.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn…How you doin? I hope you don’t think I’m anything like the Violet Lady…πŸ˜‰ Altho I must admit, I do have a strong preference for a certain color…and I may have started to go a little overboard with it, but that’s all in the past. I had too many people calling me on it…Sure, after they all bought me furnishings in the damn color…Enablers! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thanks for the Shout Out, I love to hear that I give you a laugh…And I agree, even though today’s solve was a long one, it didn’t beat AROUND the bush…it was pretty simple. One might say it was a MARSvelous answer! Have a great day, Brooklyn….And I’ll leave this for you…even though I know it may not be a favorite… https://tinyurl.com/y3bpalmt. Oh…and the last 2 words? Masterful anagrams….πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Only because of you Angela did I watch and listen to the Beatles song. It pained me to stick it out but I got through all of it. Hello Mike,loved your post. I’d even take the course if you were teaching. Take care.

        • Pained you? Brooklyn, you know that’s the last thing I’d want to do….But you do realize that you could have stopped watching at any point….right? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ There wasn’t going to be a quiz or anything! πŸ™„πŸ™‹πŸ»

  5. Good morning again! OK I’m fully awake now & found the solve just as easy. Have a great day & let’s see what tomorrow brings

  6. It was a LOUSY idea to place the INFANT VIOLET ARRAY of flowers by the door as customers kept picking at them on their way in and out. Again, similar to yours, Angela. Sorry!!

    • Hi Chuck. Good Morning….I actually had to go back and read mine! πŸ˜‚ I did it so early this morning, I forgot what I said! πŸ˜‚ I don’t think they’re all that similar…As we’ve noted before, there’s only so much one can do with certain words, and let’s face it. LOUSY, INFANT and VIOLET aren’t exactly the kind of material Hat Tricks are made of! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Our themes may be alike, but you definitely took a different slant than I did…Mine were growing outdoors! πŸ˜‰ Hoping you have a great day, Chuck…and πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» to your clever imagination! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  7. Hi Mike…The Globe. I have a friend who taught Social Sciences or something related to World Geography years ago, at a college level. He had an exquisitely beautiful standing globe similar to the one in the cartoon. It lit up and everything. The look of suspension was created because the globe was mounted on a wooden stand with a multi-directional metal meridian attached at the top of a ring which allowed the globe to be rotated left or right, or move forward and backward for maximum viewing. If you look to the right of the globe Jeff’s drawn, there’s a darkened area going from the top clockwise (down and around). That could possibly be the meridian…BUT…were they in use back in Copernicus’s time? Now that is the question! πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • I know…I’d like to ask Jeff..”Is there a reason JUPITER there”?πŸ˜‚ …’Cause without knowing, it’s just another SATURN of events! πŸ™„πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  8. SHOUT OUT TO MIKE M…Mike, I knew you’d like it…And the lyrics rang true for even then!

    🎢You say you want a REVOLUTION …Well, you know, we all want to CHANGE THE WORLD, You tell me that it’s EVOLUTION,,,…Well, you know…We all want to change the world…🎢 πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Angela–I did like the video, although since it was one of their more raucous songs, I can see why Brooklyn was pained to sit through it. There really were a lot of people back then talking about revolution, although they usually never gave the details. That’s why John says “We’d all love to see the plan” and “But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow”.
      Crazy times.

      • LOL! Yea, Mike it is a loud one..but soooo good. The close ups are outrageously amazing. Thing is, Paul dislikes the Beatles from the door, so it mightn’t have mattered anyway. But it was sweet of him to say that he tolerated it for me. πŸ˜‰ But the talk back then? Don’t you think a lot of it was the drugs doing the talking? Not saying they might not have had some deep thoughts, but I doubt there were any rocket scientists amongst them. Anyway, did you catch at the beginning when George turns to Paul and says something? He’s saying that John’s mic is s–t…Too funny…It’s a great video. One of my favorites…πŸŽΆπŸ™‹πŸ»

  9. Being a former math guy,array was a quick solve as was the puzzle solution.Violet did give me room to pause .

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