Jumble Answers for 08/28/2019











Happy Wednesday, everyone! Our midweek puzzle was similar to yesterday’s in that all of the clue words were old favorites that we’ve crossed paths with from time to time. The same can’t be said for the anagrams, as both of the 6-letter jumbles are new while their shorter counterparts have been used before. With nearly a decade between the pair, VIPTO was last seen on 12/23/08 while RNIDG appeared on 7/3/18. Mr. Hoyt didn’t cause me to faulter on any of them so there was no uphill battle to be had.

Today’s cartoon brings us to the stratovolcano known as Mount Rainier which is approximately 59 miles south southeast of Seattle. Two ill-prepared hikers, dressed in nothing more than shorts and light shirts, have taken a break from their hike to research why the weather has suddenly become so cold.

At a dizzying height of 14,411 ft, Mount Rainier has the highest mountain peak in the State of Washington and ranks as the 17th tallest in the United States. The US National Park Service website confirms the weather conditions that Mr. Knurek provides in his illustration and notes that visitors should be aware that conditions could drastically change anytime of the year. In case you’re curious, the weather as of this morning was a balmy 85 degrees at the base while the summit was just below freezing at 31 degrees.

The cartoon offered a unique prospective on this particular couples trek, with the foreground showing us a rocky textured surface and a curved line in the background that seemingly indicates the curvature of the earth. The tall buildings in the City of Seattle are barely visible from where they stand and they were drawn as small unfinished rectangles. The Space Needle, at a height of 604 ft, was the only structure in the drawing that was darkened enough so that it could be easily identified.

The final solve was the exact same length as yesterday’s with 13-letters that would solve into four words. Three of them were only two letters in length which was an immense help in figuring out the larger 7-letter word. UP seemed like a logical start with ON and IT following in its’ footsteps. STUDIED took only a few moments to decipher allowing me to summit all up. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!






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

  1. Good morning. Another victory. Easy breezy all around. I studied the cartoon and the answer popped into my head. Until tomorrow stay well.

      • Hey Mike, there’s a lyric for that:
        🎵”All of these people just can’t wait
        To fall right into their big mistake”🎵 (“Yesterday’s Papers” by the Stones)
        Or as Bruce Jenkins often refers to his columns in the Chronicle. “Dead wrong in public.” 😂🙋🏻‍♂️

  2. Good morning. In the game of dodge ball you have to PIVOT from side to side to avoid being hit, and to DEFUSE the intense GRIND, we often DILUTE the Gatorade with a little alcohol. Don’t know if it really works, but most times we really don’t care anymore.

    • LOL! I’ll drink to that, Brooklyn! 👏🏻👏🏻 Good Morning, and very nicely done! 🙋🏻

  3. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone! Wishing you all a great day! 🙋🏻

    ° Sitting in the dentist chair he needed to PIVOT his body to get comfortable and tried not to GRIND his teeth…all in an effort to DEFUSE his nervousness…but when he reached for the little cup of mouthwash, he spit it out wondering why dentists didn’t DILUTE this stuff….and wished he had STUDIED UP ON IT…

    ° They still argued the subject, the PIVOT it became,
    Of all the meetings held so far…they wondered who to blame…
    This weekly GRIND was getting old, somehow they must DEFUSE
    The tension still among them, but some still would refuse…
    Whoever did the dastardly deed, and thought best to DILUTE,
    So many of the spirits served…especially the Vermouth…
    Caused such an uproar with the men, they’re thinking now to grit..
    Their teeth and get a therapist…and STUDIED UP ON IT…

  4. Once again. Good morning. Thanks Mike for your post. Found it interesting. Had no idea if it was a real place or not or where it was. You give us an education besides good friendship. Take care.

  5. To DEFUSE his anxiety about playing the PIVOT position, the basketball player decided to GRIND up some herbs and DILUTE some vodka and ingest same.

    • LOL! It looks like we’re all imbibing this morning! Nice take, Chuck! Here’s 🍷 to a good one! 🙋🏻

  6. Vodka in the morning?Not me.Anagrams were a snap as were up and it in the final puzzle solution,quickly followed by the complete “studied up on it” solution.

  7. Anagrams were a snap, but not the puzzle. Completed The Daily Commuter crossword and came back to the Jumble; answer popped right into my head.

  8. Been a good week puzzle wise so far. No problem with the words or solution. Figured “up on it’ were the last words so “studied” fell into place nicely. Happy Wednesday to all.

  9. Hi all – No problem with the words today. For the answer, UP ON IT was pretty obvious, and the rest of the letters showed STUDIED.

    Thanks for the details, very interesting.
    Mike and Angela, the answer “up on it” seems awfully familiar. Surely we’ve seen that phrase not too long ago?

    Have a great day everyone!

    “Counterintuitively, the tech knew he could DEFUSE the explosive by putting it in a mortar, using turpentine to DILUTE it, and holding the pestle as a PIVOT to GRIND it into a harmless paste”. Don’t try this at home!!

    • You’re welcome, Steve! Definitely an easy & fun one today.
      Nothing comes to mind with “up on it” in the solution. I did go back and search the posts with those keywords but they returned too many results to filter through.
      Doing these posts day after day makes the puzzles blend together. I can definitively state that we haven’t seen “STUDIED UP ON IT” before. 🙂

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