Jumble Answers for 09/17/2019











Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans. After a somewhat troublesome start to the week, the puzzle seems to have returned to its normal difficulty level. Some of you might be sighing in relief, while the rest of us Jumble junkies are definitely begging for more!

Being a watchdog for new clue words, I’m pleased to report that David was kind enough to leave us a special treat this morning. MAKER makes its debut into gameplay, but I was able to sniff out the solution in no time. OUTING was the only anagram that had me chasing my tail so it’ll my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. TABOO pulled double doody as our most recently used word as well as the only repeat anagram in the pack. With all the clue words out of the way, we might as whelp pop over and see what Jeff was up to.

Today’s cartoon looked pawsitively familiar. Looking back through the archives, I was able to spot a very similar cartoon of the same pedigree. On 5/31/18, we saw a pooch searching through the newspaper for the Jumble while his owners were left picking up all of the shredded pieces left behind. In today’s reimagined panel, we again see a couple with a mess on their hands, but this time, Fido feasts on the Family Circus cartoon and the Jumble remains intact. We also see the letters “RTS”, which most likely identifies the spoRTS section, as well as eight squares of the Sudoko. And if that wasn’t enough of a mess, on display is a chewed-up slipper just to the left of the pup.

The amazing details within the shredded newspaper weren’t the only visual delights presented to us this morning. The “I ❤️ Jumble” coffee mug makes an appearance as well. If you don’t have one yet, here’s a link to pug one up for yourself! The crocodile logo on the gentleman’s shirt identifies the brand as Lacoste, and the lanai on the back of the home gives us a peek at this couples pool and palm tree view.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7-letters. The fact that the layout contained a single-letter word eliminated the “A” and brought the count down to 6. ON and TEAR were easily sleuthed with help from the visual clues making fur a super simple solution. Have a tearriffic Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/17/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone…PAWhaps this puzzle looks familiar?! 🐶🙋🏻

    🎶Well they said you was high-classed…Well, that was just a lie…Yeah they said you was high-classed…Well, that was just a lie…Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit and you ain’t no friend of mine…You ain’t nothin’ but a HOUND DOG…Cryin’ all the time…🎶 “Hound Dog” – Elvis 1956 https://tinyurl.com/y3e7kewb

    🐶 This dog’s a trouble MAKER, doing things that are TABOO,
    I don’t think I could deal with having papers all a-strew…
    Suppose there is an OUTING, and they’re gone for quite some time?
    What do they find when they return…the walls he might have climbed?
    They need some discipline in place…this bite’s bigger than bark…
    Maybe he hates the Jumble? Could it be quotation marks?
    Whatever’s got this dog riled up…they need to make it SQUARE…
    He’s costing them a hefty sum by going ON A TEAR! 🐶

    It’s a great pun…and the dog attacking the Jumble? A bit BITING? An added bonus? Could it be he too suffers from the “Quotation Trepidation”? Look at those eyes…he definitely has a TEARible look on his face…And as far as money goes, wait until our guy realizes he’ll need a new pair of slippers! SOCKre bleu! Déjà vu…No, really. Déjà vu. I’m not just practicing French rhymes…The puzzle rang a bell, so I went back and looked…May 31st, 2018…https://tinyurl.com/y5vo67j9 We had a somewhat similar puzzle. Couple, albeit much younger, picking up the remains of their paper after Spot decided to search for every SHRED of evidence of the Jumble. But that day, unlike today, he didn’t get to TEAR into it…luckily, to the delight of the man in the puzzle, it remained intact. The query that day? “Questioning the dog about the ripped-up newspaper was”….And the Solve? “RE-TORE-ICAL”! Great pun that day too! Have a great day, Everyone…And I guess it’s not just a “Dog eat Dog” world, is it? They really should have NIPPED this in the bud! 🐶🙋🏻

  2. Good morning. This jumble should have been yesterday’s. No problem with either the words or cartoon. Enjoyed your post Angela. Can’t go wrong with Hound Dog. Until tomorrow stay well.

  3. The MAKER of the SQUARE shaped cookies for the company OUTING thought it would be TABOO if anyone complimented her about how great they tasted.

  4. Another blind solve, then the word outing slowed me down. Had to work it out on paper.Good Morning to all.

      • Hi Steve,
        Thanks so much for calling my attention to that great article. Beetles used to be a dime a dozen around S.F. Streets, but no longer. And yes, it can be challenge to navigate the hills – there are a few that Volksy & I avoid but for the most part we chug along without difficulty. My 16 year old grandson just got his driver’s license and though he loves the Bug, I don’t think either of us are ready for him to drive it yet.

        • Glad you liked it. I don’t think I’d *ever* be ready for him to drive it, especially with the hills. It must be hard even finding a manual transmission to learn on.

  5. Hi all – The double letter trick gave TABOO, we had OUT-WIT yesterday and OUT-ING today, and an easier QU word in SQUARE. I thought ON A ROLL which would only work if he was eating breakfast, so wrote the letters out to get TEAR.

    Thanks for the details Mike. I missed the dog’s copy and didn’t see that it was a slipper next to him.

    Angela, had to laugh at “Could it be quotation marks”. A pun-hating pup indeed.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “Local community standards made it TABOO for the MAKER of swimwear to sell his wares at the monthly OUTING in the town SQUARE”.

  6. Hi Everyone,
    I think there have been some wonderful puzzles lately – both drawings and answers.
    The dog, as my husband says, doesn’t seem very apologetic. Our dog, luckily, liked to lie down on newspapers, not tear them.

    • I’d be happy to be consistently getting my morning paper, Caroline. My delivery person left a note in one of the papers last week saying she quit because of car trouble. Somebody did deliver the Sunday one, though! I’d be lost without that one!

      • Agree consistently getting the morning paper is a plus.My regular carrier was super delivering it before 6 inside my storm door,then she took a job 30 miles away,and quit,But then the service returned to as before and the circulation manager said she came back and agreed to deliver it before going to her job,as long as she could deliver them even before 6 and some times even before 5.

        • Now that’s service!!! The woman who delivered mine just threw it at the top of the road and I had to walk up and grab it. I never complained because the extra exercise was fine. Whoever delivered it on Sunday & today put it on my welcome mat with the fold facing me/front page up. I was SHOCKED! It was like a little gift waiting for me. Here’s hoping the new person takes over the route!

  7. On and A were a given for the first 2 words of the puzzle,but it wasn’t until I finally,after some effort,got outing,that I could complete the final ” on a tear” solution.Being an old time newspaper reader,I’m glad I don’t have to worry about a dog tearing mine.Speaking of dogs,my daughter has a huge giant Pyrennes dog,and my son,a big St Bernard,but we have none.

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