Jumble Answers for 08/12/2019

ODWLU = WOULD

NUBTL = BLUNT

PECIAE = APIECE

ITOEMV = MOTIVE

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE SQUIRREL WAS STRESSED BECAUSE HE SPENT SO MUCH TIME – – –

 

OLBUNAIMOT = OUT ON A LIMB

 


Happy Monday, Jumble friends! This was definitely not the cartoon that I wanted to see this morning. I spent a solid hour yesterday fixing my bird feeder after a phalanx of squirrels managed to rip it off its hanger. It broke into several pieces but it wasn’t nothing some well-placed wood screws and glue couldn’t fix. I even hung it back up with heavier gauge wire for an added layer of protection. Let’s see those varmints try and take it down now!

Would you believe that WOULD is a brand new clue word? I scoured the internet for close to half an hour but couldn’t find it anywhere. The other three have all definitely been used in the past. APIECE took a few extra seconds because I wanted to make sure all of the vowels were in their correct spots. For that reason alone it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It was also our oldest repeat with a date of 3/16/17 while BLUNT clocks in as the most recent with a freshness date of 12/18/18.

Before we jump over to the cartoon, let’s take a quick peek at the hardest clue words from last week as voted on by YOU! The words are in order from Monday to Sunday and I omitted the “none of the above” option when it was the top pick:

  • NSAATZ
  • FIXNUL
  • DBEROT
  • SWRNET
  • MARLOC
  • CARYIP
  • DITEWG

In today’s cartoon, we see a therapy session taking place. The seated squirrel on the left appears to be female as indicated by the swirl of hair on her head. She has her pen and paper ready to scribble down some notes based upon what she’s hearing from the stressed out rodent. His reflections indicate that he’s done with heights as it’s causing him too much stress. The funny thing is that this therapy session is taking place inside a tree that looks pretty high up based upon the tree limb we see just outside the door! But I’m glad to see that he decided to get some help for his mental condition rather than calling it quits and playing in the roadway. Best of luck sorting it out, pal!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. It was a quick finish after noticing the L&B together in the layout. LIMB came instantly to mind leaving OUT ON A to come naturally. Have a great start to your week and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

 

 

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35 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/12/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone. Happy Monday! 🙋🏻

    °After they were allowed just two tickets APIECE, they questioned his MOTIVE and wondered why he WOULD GO OUT ON A LIMB and be so BLUNT as to demand two more…

    °He’d always been a BLUNT man, not worried why he should
    Explain his MOTIVE for his ways…she feared he never WOULD…
    He only offered little things, and often one APIECE,
    He still refused to add her name onto the house’s lease…
    But things now really bothered her, her patience growing dim…
    An ultimatum’s coming…she’s going OUT ON A LIMB…

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  2. Good morning. For me it wasn’t the usual Monday hand out. I did have to think a little for the last three words. The cartoon answer was a blind solve. It was confirmed when I looked to see and found there was a B in the letters. I thought it was clever and the hint was in the nutty squirrel saying he was now afraid of heights. “Forgive me” In today’s times you can’t say nuts,he’s mentally challenged. Loved your use of the words Angela. I bow to your superior powers. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  3. Hello again my friends. For some strange reason Neil Diamonds song lately has entered my head. Anyway, let’s be BLUNT. What WOULD my MOTIVE be for taking APIECE out of your smug arrogant hide but to just put you in your place. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  4. Hi all – A quick one before my morning (routine) eye exam.
    Tried putting IC at the end as always and it didn’t work this time, but saw PIECE and saw that the ‘A’ fit at the beginning. Guessed the answer.

    I’d be careful taunting those squirrels Mike! You know they’re tough little guys, and I think they might take it as a challenge, and they’ve got all day to work on it. Let us know how the feeder looks tomorrow morning.

    Have a great day, everyone!

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    • Hi, Steve! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. 🙂
      Between the squirrels, chipmunks and turkeys, it’s a regular Marty Stouffer’s Wild America over here! I’ll keep you posted, and good luck on your eye exam. SEE you later! 👋🏻

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    • Morning, Chuck! Isn’t it funny how one letter makes everything fall into place? Usually it’s a V, Z or Q that works for me, but you’re 100% correct on the L today. And the B that was close by didn’t hurt either.
      Enjoy your week! 🙂

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  5. My choice for hardest is apiece In 1808 a pianist sat & plunked 4 notes on his keys. He liked the sound so he kept repeating them. Then he felt that a response WOULD be appropriate & developed one. He continued & decided it would be a good MOTIVE for his next score. The motive, BLUNT, & it’s different responses could stand APIECE from the total work.When presented music critics derided it’s simplicity, but audiences loved it. To this day over 200 yrs later, they still do: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

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      • Chuck…Maybe what would have been offensive would have been if you did kill him. Here it sounds like you’re still considering it. Innocent until proven guilty! 😉🙋🏻

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  6. Angela – It is believed there was still a sense of hearing throughout his life. Too, composers almost always have a sense of pitch & pitch memory. They often can hear music in their heads as if it were to be spoken & write it down. The most common forms are “perfect” or “relative” pitch. My best friend’s children, grandchildren & he share that gift. I have to strive hard to assume “relative”. Yes, I was a musician.

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  7. Anonymous. First, let me apologize if my comment to Jamu came off as insensitive. It was only meant to be a joke, and to him especially, since he’s known for his quirky comments to us. But reading it back, I see that it could be offensive to someone who is hard of hearing. So for that an apology’s in order. As to your explanation of pitch and memory, thank you. It’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to, but I always appreciate learning something new. Ironically, I have both musicians, and a hearing impaired person in my family, so again, know that I meant no harm. Thanks for commenting, and I wish you a wonderful evening! 🙋🏻

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  8. Mike,thanks for your opening monologue and those seven hardest words from last week. You have given us another puzzle which is always fun to do. Plus it keeps us sharp. Angel thanks for the song. Enjoyed it. Take care.

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