Jumble Answers for 08/13/2019











Happy Tuesday, Jumble solvers! David has been on a tear with new clue words as of late and he managed to sneak in another one this morning. No complaints here! SEQUEL made its debut, but the Q and S were all I needed to see to figure it out. HOARD was the only word to slow me down by a few seconds so it’ll be my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. The anagram for KITTEN pulled double duty this morning. It was our most recently used word and it was anagrammed exactly the same as when we last saw it on 1/5/19. Of the other two old friends, SNORT is by far the oldest. This bad boy was last used by Mike Argirion on 11/6/10 which added a touch of nostalgia to our Scrambles.

Our cartoon featured four Jumble characters in an obvious period piece. The cartoon sentence informs us that the panel is a reflection on the invention of the revolving door and it’s implementation into our way of life. The doorman offers a quick verbal tutorial to the guest as his partner questions its safety. Since revolving doors were introduced during the Victorian era, the rules of etiquette state that a woman should enter first. The character we see today sure was a rulebreaker! And look at the woman in the back part of the door. She has a sour expression on her face which seems to indicate that she’s not happy about having to wait her turn to exit. This newfangled gizmo must have been a real pane in the glass to get used to!

The revolving door was the brainchild of Philadelphia, PA inventor, Theophilus Van Kannel. He received a patent for his invention on August 7, 1888. As detailed in his patent application, the “Storm-Door Structure” as he called it had several distinct functions. It was noiseless, prevented wind, snow, rain or dust from entering the structure, it couldn’t be blown open by the wind, and there was no possibility of collision by people while entering and exiting. The reason they’re so useful today is because of energy efficiency. When you open regular doors, a large amount of air can escape. Revolving doors limit the amount of air that escapes as the wings rotate through the cylinder. It keeps drafts out and heating/cooling costs down. Oh, and it also improves the stack effect on the structure but I’ll skip over that and include a link in case you’d like to read more about it.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. The layout was cryptic and didn’t give any hints towards the solution. The cartoon sentence was a big help and allowed me to find THE to get the ball rolling. With those letters eliminated, OUTS came into view, followed by AND and INS for the finish. Pretty tricky for a Tuesday and it made yesterday’s answer seem like a gimme. Have a fantastic day, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





28 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/13/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone…WHEN PUSH…COMES TO LOVE? πŸšͺπŸ™‹πŸ»

    🎢You’ve Got Me Going in Circles🎢 – The Friends of Distinction 1969 https://tinyurl.com/y5ndut4h

    πŸ”„ The year was 1888, the man’s name was Van Kannel,
    And rumor had it holding doors truly tested his mettle…
    Did Theo really SNORT at this? Could one man be so vain..
    To HOARD inside annoyance that became a major bane?
    Truth is although no KITTEN, the SEQUEL later said,
    Revolving Doors he did invent for energy instead…
    Misogyny we’ll put aside? Good manners still in doubt?
    The bottom line… in Philly they first saw THE INS AND OUTS! πŸ”„

  2. If a “blind solve” is knowing the solve before working the anagrams, I had my first one today; though I did them to confirm the letters were there & circled. The sequel to “Babes in farms” show the calf, puppies, & kitten grown up. The kitten found in the woods by the farmer has grown & is actually a black panther who is now the bully, not the bullied. He only has to snort to COWer the others & feed on their hoard of feed.

  3. I posted my remarks, but they disappeared after pressing send. When I tried to send again, it told me it HAD been & called it a duplicate. Angela – you worked your magic one of mine before….HELP?

      • That I can’t help you with. IDK why that occurs. But you may have noticed it’s happened to some of the others at times. Maybe one of them can advise you on how to prevent that ..πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Good Morning, Jamu. Don’t stress,..It’s here. IDK why that happens, but the site has done the same thing to me many a time. You’re all good. πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. I walked out of the action movie SEQUEL with a SNORT when it spent so much time on the hero’s KITTEN HOARD.
    HOARD was my hardest word. It didn’t come to me until I was eating breakfast, although I had seen the solve after getting the other 3 words.

    • Mike M..πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»! πŸ™‹πŸ»
      Navigating THE INS AND OUTS of the barn, it read like a SEQUEL, as they found a KITTEN HOARD there too, and the agents couldn’t help but SNORT from the stench…

  5. Good morning. Call it lack of sleep or whatever but,I’m still stuck in the revolving door and I can’t gat out. I only got one word and even the cartoon I couldn’t get. Can’t check and see how my friend did because she’s still sleeping or tiptoeing around not to wake her hubby. Oh well,the great thing about this is there is always tomorrow and joy in Mudville could be just around the corner. Angela,another first on the song choice. I guess it’s true what a few of the guys say that I did live a sheltered life. No complaints on my part though. Until tomorrow stay well. Oh,I think it came up Anonymous because you forgot to put your first name down before the e-mail.

    • Hey Brooklyn..Good Morning. To hear how you speak of your late wife, (Buon Anima), and the way your boys are so rspectful and kind to you and to one another, I’d say you did just fine and lived a wonderful life…the music be damned! You didn’t miss a thing! Have a good one, Paul. πŸ˜˜πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Good Morning, Clay. I love the your all’s! But…they’re 2 different words, with 2 different meanings…homophones. πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. The HOARD of people standing in line to purchase tickets to the SEQUEL to the KITTEN movie soon started to SNORT once they viewed fifteen minutes of the actual final product.

  7. The ins and outs was an obvious blind solve.Hoard,snort,and sequel were all tough solves,even w the final solution.

  8. Hi all – Got three of the words and saw the answer right away, but HOARD actually took me quite a few jumbles after thinking ADORE and ABHOR.

    Thanks for the details Mike and Angela. That sounds like a good old Dutch name, eh?
    Haven’t researched it, but I seem to remember that the revolving door had safety issues, and building codes were written to ensure that there were regular doors on either side and that the center doors could be collapsed together by pushing on them in an emergency.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    Chuck, Mike M. and I are all at the movies today, but since I already wrote one, I might as well post mine:
    β€œWhen the producers heard the preview audience SNORT at the appearance of the KITTEN in the SEQUEL to β€œThat Darn Cat”, they knew there wouldn’t be any problem with people trying to HOARD their tickets”.

    • Hey Steve…I toyed with the movies too, but after hearing it was one of the Season’s most PAWest reviewed, I went with the barn…πŸ˜‰ But πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» on your entry! So, TBT? Theo’s ancestry was in question…and it turned out he was of Austriam heritage, the original family name being Kanel. When the first of his family arrived here, it was mistakenly entered (like how 9 gazillion Italian women were rechristened “Mary” when they reached Ellis Island) πŸ™„, and hoping it might bring him luck, the gentleman kept the incorrect name….albeit much to the dismay of his European relatives. Fable has it that my family’s name had an “O” at the end of it….and supposedly the “power that be” that day must have thought…what? One too many vowels? Who knows…but my family name now ends in an “I”! πŸ™„ And yes, there’s truth in the re-writing of the building codes…Have a good one, G. Talk to you later πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • It was the β€˜Van’ that made me think that. My wife’s family’s name was also misspelled upon immigration, but she’s the only one with the correct version.

        • Understandable…A large part of Theo’s family thought so for years too. And I remember you saying about your wife’s name.The immigration officials back when my Grandfather came over couldn’t have cared less about people’s names…I could tell you stories. But obviously my Grandfather let it go. I suppose there wasn’t much of a choice really. I like our surname the way it is…it’s got 3 vowels anyway! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • I took it a step FURther, and also went a different way with this rhyme…You know how Cats freak MEOWt…so I wrote a TAIL of allergies…πŸ±πŸ™‹πŸ»

      His allergies were off the charts, no matter grass or KITTEN,
      So many things caused him to SNORT, even his woolen mittens…
      He endured all the testing, each SEQUEL getting worse,
      The HOARD of meds was staggering, all due to allergy’s curse.
      So now that he’s going fishing, with hopes of catching trout…
      He’s back asking the Dr to help with THE INS AND OUTS

        • You know it’s soooo not up my ALLEY, but I SCRATCHED it out anyway. Thanks for the Shout Out,G…it’s FUR from PURRfect, and hardly a LITTERary contender, but I just wanted to get away from the darn CATS! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ™‹πŸ»

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