Jumble Answers for 10/14/2019













Happy Monday, Jumble fans! We start our week of solves with four brand new anagrams. Their solutions, however, have all been used in the past. I didn’t get hung up on any of them, mostly because the double letter trick proved very effective on both of the 6-letter ones. TASTY was our most recent word with an appearance in April while PROVE was a little more difficult to find, but I eventually located it way back in August of 2014.

Our cartoon panel was quite the showstopper for a Monday. The iconic buildings in the background made the setting instantly recognizable as the Las Vegas strip, and it’s there that we bump into our first characters of the week.

The dialogue revolves around the fact that this couple seems to be running out of money, and the gentleman informs his wife that they have just enough to cover their ride to the airport. Looking online, most websites that I found seem to indicate that $500 is the average amount spent per person on gambling, shows, and other entertainment, so it looks like these whales got in a bit over their heads!

Besides the broke couple staring into a nearly empty wallet, we see another character, or should I say caricature, that seems to be having a grand old time! Jumble Jeff drew himself walking down the street, dressed in a Wilco t-shirt with an owl logo and he’s also carrying a yard stick drink! Some of the casinos have been renamed, with one being labeled the “Jumble” and another as “Jeff”. My favorite building to see in the panel was Paris, but the Luxor pyramid was also a fun landmark to spot. On the marquee just above the woman’s head reads “$3 Shrimp Cocktail” and there’s also a sign that says “Mac King“.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters that would solve into two words. It was game over when I spotted the V as it brought VEGAS instantly into view. LOSS was right there for the finish to bring this recycled solution from 11/28/15 to a close. Have a magical Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





25 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/14/2019

  1. Good morning on this holiday. Have a great day especially since this jumble should have started everybody off in a good frame of mind. Easy breezy from the words to the cartoon answer. Nothing more to say except until tomorrow stay well.

  2. The boss told the investigators not to FIDDLE around too long in the TASTY donut shop because they had to check out the GRASSY knoll to see if they could PROVE if any of the rifle shots came from there. Hi, Mike!

  3. Hi all – I’ve probably done this before, but for the last word I saw FIELDED, DEFILE and DEFIED when the double letter trick would have show FIDDLE more quickly. I was thinking BET or GAMBLE but couldn’t come up with a four letter word for the quote until I wrote the answer letters and got it.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “His choice of an old blueGRASSY tune on his FIDDLE would PROVE very TASTY”.

  4. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning Everyone…Here’s to a great day! 🇺🇸 🇮🇹 🙋🏻

    🎻 Wanting to PROVE that he could hold down the job as caterer during the day and FIDDLE player at night, he set up a TASTY brunch out on the GRASSY yard, and played along with his band…showing them that it wouldn’t be a repeat of the LOSS VEGAS situation…🎻

    🎲 She was a TASTY morsel, at least that’s what he said,
    He liked to FIDDLE ‘round with words off the top of his head…
    He sat and looked out onto the GRASSY wide expanse,
    And looked for ways to PROVE that he could make his words pure dance…
    He liked it here, the peacefulness, the pretty plants and fagus…
    And also he was trying to forget about LOSS VEGAS…🎲

  5. Fiddle looked like defile at first,but even with fiddle and the other anagrams solved, the Loss quotes got me. Enjoy the Columbus ( not indigenous people’s ) Holiday.

    • Well there’s always tomorrow, Chuck. I think it was two weeks ago that we had a word in quotes on a Monday. I’m glad D&J are changing it up a bit to keep us on our toes. 🙂

  6. Hi everyone, I’ve been following along for the last couple of months and enjoying the game and daily discussion but if you don’t mind sharing I’m wondering what the double letter trick is! And also what you mean when you call it a blind solve. Thanks from a “newbie”.

    • If two of the same letter appear separately, put them together. If they appear together, separate them. Nothing’s foolproof, but it works a lot of the time.

    • Welcome, Burger! I apologize for not answering sooner but it was a holiday and we took advantage of the beautiful weather. Chuck graciously answered both of your questions so I hope it helped. Let us know if you need anything else because it’s always a pleasure hearing from newbies! 🙂

  7. Hi everyone,
    I tried to post a comment asking what the double letter trick is but the app said I had asked before. Not sure why. Hoping this one will post.

    • Hi Everyone –
      I agree it was an easy one. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but I knew what “strip” was referring to.
      I think the flip side of the double letter trick is when the same two consonants are together in the scrambled clue word, they are probably separated in the answer, ie SYATT – TASTY.

  8. I regard the “double letter ” trick as putting 2 consonants together and seeing if that reveals a solution,eg. the 2 D’s today that led to fiddle. A blind solve is having the puzzle solution coming to mind, without looking at the available letters from the anagrams.

  9. I think my local paper must print the daily jumbles much smaller than your paper. I get nowhere near the detail from the picture that you do. For example, I can’t read any of the words in the cartoon nor make out the yard stick drink.

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