Jumble Answers for 11/04/2019













Happy Monday, everyone! It was a mix of old and new this morning with David choosing to challenge us with a pair of 5-letter repeats and a pair of 6-letter newcomers. Even though the 5-letter solutions have been used before, both of the anagrams are coming up as new. TOOPH needed a couple of extra glances before coming into view so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. We didn’t have any new words appearing in the puzzle last week so hopefully we’ll get a crack at a few more before we wrap up the 45th week of the year.

Our panel was immediately recognizable as a period piece and the cartoon sentence informs us that a plumber has just finished installing a new radiator. This form of central heating is said to have been invented by a Russian businessman named Franz San Galli in 1855, but an American named Joseph Nason had received several patents for hot water and steam heating in 1841 which places San Galli’s claim as the inventor into dispute. Based upon this information, I think it’s fair to say that the radiator in today’s piece can be dated the early 1900’s because it had a floral design on its’ loops. This transformed the heaters into decorative pieces that allowed homeowners to add a bit more style to their homes. I’m sure a few of you still have these units as a source of heat, but baseboard and forced hot air in new home construction have made them all but obsolete.

The details within the cartoon were top notch and my favorite was the plumbers toolbox. Inside it are a few lengths of copper tubing and a pipe cutter. There are also some pieces of pipe on the floor beside it that appear to be scraps. The plumber reminds me of Roy Underhill from The Woodwright’s Shop on PBS. You can take a look at him HERE and decide for yourself if he’s the inspiration behind Jeff’s plumber.

Since the final solution came instantly upon reading the cartoon sentence, I’ll go ahead and call this one a blind solve. I wrote out the letters in a force of habit and was impressed by the 9-letter layout. The IGN and the two P’s should have brought PIPING into view, leaving HOT for the finish.

This answer is a repeat from 4/10/17 which was also, coincidentally, a Monday. There was a hyphen between PIPING and HOT in that one which technically makes it different, but it was pretty much a gimme any way you look at it.

On a final note, Guest Jumbler Week is right around the corner! I haven’t heard any news on who’ll be featured, but it’s always a fun twist on the game. A big THANK YOU to Jeff & David for working extra hard to bring us this unique treat year after year. Have a terrific start to your week, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!






33 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/04/2019

  1. The first thing I saw when I saw this Jumble was PUTIN, for the first word. So the Russians have infiltrated Jumble? Too bad I don’t have a WIGGLY PHOTO showing him BRANCHing his operations out all over the place. But if proper names like PUTIN are allowed, maybe they will turn up with INEBD, UPMTR, RWNERA, and OPESIL for their next Jumble.

  2. Good morning. For me a little harder than our regular Monday solve. Loved it though. You know something about I couldn’t see the tree in the forest, well that refers to Input. For some strange reason I backed into it because I was able to get the cartoon answer right away. Duh, lack of blueberries for my cereal might have done it. Anyhow, as someone use to say. “Stay safe out there.”Until tomorrow.

  3. Good Morning, Mike and Everyone! Easy, breezy Monday fare! Have a great day! 🔧🙋🏻‍♀️

    📱The PHOTO was printed with so many WIGGLY lines across the front, that despite going online to read whatever trouble-shooting INPUT was available, it still wasn’t enough…so he decided to go to the closest BRANCH of his provider, and grabbed a PIPING HOT cup of coffee as he left the house…📱

    🎶The INPUT on the new group said a hit it would become,
    The WIGGLY moves the boy-band made would make them Number One..
    They showed up with their trademark garb, a big BRANCH of a tree…
    Emblazoned on their T-Shirts, a PHOTO for all to see.
    They needed this show to go well, to give it all they got…
    And hopefully, after today, they’d be called PIPING HOT…🎶

    • And that band’s manager says:
      🎵”Everybody else is just green.
      Have you seen the charts?
      It’s a helluva start; it could be made into a monster
      If we all pull together as a team.
      And if we tell you the name of the game, BOYS,
      We call it riding the gravy train”🎵 (Pink Floyd, “Have a Cigar”) 🙋🏻‍♂️

  4. Good morning again. Angela,this is for you regarding yesterday’s words. Just went back and saw you comment to my late post. As my Italian friend would say at bocce. You almosta gotit. The 4th word was Furrow which I got 1st. The 5th word was Levity which I got 2nd. One of these days you will succeed. Lol.

    • ROTFL! Brooklyn…it may never happen! Every time I think I’m out…you pull me back in! 😉 I thought I was confused a little last night? NOW I’m totally lost…I swear, I can’t understand why it throws me so much….I’m sorry, Bud, but I need you to explain this a little better….you started off your list last night with #5…???? Have a good one, Brooklyn….but please, sometime today, help me out here,…🤷🏻‍♀️

  5. I was temporarily stumped by photo that looked like poo-th to me but having arrived at photo,piping hot was a quick solve,but all in all not a Monday puzzle as usual.

  6. Hi all – Got the words with the double letter trick for WIGGLY. Had to write the letters for the answer, but then HOT showed up, giving PIPING.

    Last week we had Heckle and Jeckle, now it’s Piggly-Wiggly. Don’t know what that means except that they might be pronouncing it RAD-iator instead of RAY-diator (like my relatives in Virginia).

    Mike, you brought back memories with your description of the designs embossed on the radiator panels, just like the house I grew up in (hot water, not steam), and just as in the cartoon there was a little escape vent opposite the inlet pipe. If it produced a cloud of steam like the cartoon’s is doing though, they’ve got a big problem because it was only there to prevent explosions in case of high pressures.

    Have a great day and week, everybody!

    “An incorrect BRANCH in the PHOTO INPUT software caused a WIGGLY line to appear right down the middle of the picture, and the boss was PIPING HOT about it.”

    • All I know about radiators is that some have a port that you would use a key to open and purge out air. I did notice that there wasn’t a water shut off in the cartoon. Maybe it’s in the basement somewhere. 😋

      • Now that you mention it, I do remember a round water shutoff at the input pipe, like you see on garden hose plumbing sometimes. 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • Mike and Steve…Note the shut-off valve…(I remember them well)…And if you scroll down to the eighth panel, you’ll see the floral designs Mike spoke of…We had these RADiators growing up, and IMO, nothing kept you half as warm as these things did…but, the chance of being burned was VERY real. I have 3 scars to prove it…and yet I’d still go back to having them if I could..And they were especially great for drying your mittens when you came in from playing in the snow too…🔧🙋🏻‍♀️

        • I’m not sure what the building codes are, but I’d assume there would be one on both the feed and return sides. That way you could shut the water off in an emergency, or replace the radiator without draining the entire system down.

          • Definitely to shut it off in an emergency, but if I remember correctly, you had to drain it completely to replace one. Too bad there’s no one left to ask…well there are my brothers, but half the time they hardly remember anything that I do. You’d think we grew up in separate households! 🙄🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Angela, you must know all about this – the puzzle triggered a memory that there must have been a song called “Steam Heat”, but that’s all I remembered.
    When I looked it up, it’s really interesting, from the show and movie “Pajama Game” which featured some of Bob Fosse’s earliest work and had Shirley MacLaine as an understudy which got her a break.

    • Steve..I do know of the song, but the movie’s a little fuzzy. But not too long ago, FX featured a multiple episode show called “Fosse/Verdon” which was really good. I may remember it from there, but I’m not sure. Some of it was “dark”, like he was. And, it might have been his first work. But the puzzle didn’t put me in mind of it…the puzzle put me back into the apartment in Brooklyn that I was born in…the sounds, the smells, the heat…and the burns! Nothing like the occasional leaking hot water, the way too hot steam shooting out…and falling against one of them while fighting with my brothers.(ad nauseum)..As I said..3 scars. But I’d STILL trade both my baseboard (upstairs) and forced air (downstairs) systems that I now have in my home. Two heating systems…and I still light the fireplace! 🙄 🔥 New isn’t always improved!

  8. Mike, et al…It’s up on Facebook..Guest Jumbler Week…November 18th to the 23rd! 👏🏻👏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Yikes! ROTFL! No, I’ll pass. That day was brutal! 😉 But Guest Week is exciting…although TBT? I prefer David and Jeff. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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