Jumble Answers for 11/13/2019












Happy Wednesday, everyone! These folks sure look like experienced hikers, and hydration is key when you’re venturing out into this remote region on foot. The word Gobi literally means “large and dry” in the Mongolian language. The desert itself is the 6th largest in the world and covers an area of over 500,000 square miles. It spans across Northern China and Southern Mongolia, and contrary to popular belief, only 5% of it is covered in sand. In fact, the majority of the area is unforested grassland and mountains.

David was back at it this morning and added another new clue word to our favorite puzzle. CREST made its debut into the lineup, but it didn’t cause any trouble for this solver. Actually all of the clue words came easily, partly because two of them had an -LY suffix. Always remember that when you see an L and Y in the layout, most of the time they can be coupled together to make quick work of the anagram. We refer to this technique as the “LY Trick” and it’s your Jumble protip for today!

Today’s panel featured four Jumble characters that find themselves exploring the vast Gobi Desert. The three folks in the foreground appear to be conducting a hydration check before they venture any further while a fourth character, most likely a nomad of sorts, can be seen riding a camel in the background. They were all dressed in hats, t-shirts and shorts which makes sense for day hiking, but weather in the Gobi can change rather quickly and fluctuate by up to 60 degrees. Out of all the details in the drawing, my favorite one was the hydration pack being worn by the character on the far left. If you looked closely you probably saw the drop of water that was coming out of the tip of the straw.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters which was the same amount as yesterday’s game. The layout was cryptic and didn’t give anything away, but the cartoon and its’ accompanying sentence gave me more than enough information to make it a blind solve. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




17 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/13/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike and Everyone! I gladly DRINK to today’s’ puzzle…Easy, breezy, and as clever as always! Wishing everyone a wonderful day! 🧗🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

    🦜He felt LEFT HIGH AND DRY, and was HARDLY prepared for the FRIGID reception he received as he met his fellow bird watchers on the HILLY expanse…and all because he hadn’t worn his jacket with the club’s CREST…🦜

    💔He stood and watched the CREST of waves, and shuddered feeling chilly,
    He knew that things had gotten bad…the affair became HILLY…
    Too much like all an upward climb, he HARDLY felt the love,
    She was so FRIGID towards him now, that push had come to shove.
    He knew he had to leave her, he thought with heavy sigh…
    And better that he does it now, ‘stead be LEFT HIGH AND DRY…💔

  2. Good morning. Like Angela said it was easy breezy. Once I wrote down the letters and looked at the cartoon,the answer came right away. Back home, thank goodness for the early win because I think it held me with the rest of the two days. If I lost ,it wasn’t much. Thanks Angela with your info on Vets. I knew about some but really forget to mention it when I shop. Next time we go we will take advantage of all the perks. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. I’m glad you had that cushion to play with..and as long as you enjoyed yourself, you’re always ahead, right? …YVW for the info. I doubt there’s many places out there today that don’t do right by you Vets. The way it should be. Anyway, it never hurts to ask. You all deserve the best. And yep, easy breezy! Stay warm, Brooklyn, 💨and have a good one! 🧗🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. It was HARDLY a secret that the CREST of the HILLY terrain would be a FRIGID location to spend the night.

  4. The ly multiple anagrams made their solution a given.”High and” were obvious choices in the solution quickly followed by dry for the final high and dry solution.A friend of mine and I were visiting the Grand Canyon when we were in college and decided to hike down the Bright Angel Trail into the canyon without any hiking gear whatsoever.We were lucky and found an old cowboy type canteen on the way down ,so we weren’t left ” low and dry” when we made it 1 1/2 miles below the top of the ridge before heading back up to the top.

  5. Hi all – Easy words and answer today. Yes, I also put LY at the end to get both HILLY and HARDLY.
    Good point that the desert can get very cold a night, especially at altitude.

    “His feelings of dread would CREST when he could HARDLY see through the FRIGID HILLY part of the trail, but he was able to finish his trek successfully.”

    Have a great day, everyone!

    Late sixties time for the Peet’s songs from the ceiling today; “She’s Not There” by the Zombies, and “Let’s Live For Today” by the Grass Roots. This is the YouTube clip I like that has the Grass Roots introduced by Jimmy Durante on his variety show – “They don’t have a MAN-a-juh, they have a GARD-nuh!” 😂

  6. Another easy one today. Figured that the final word had to be dry because there were only two vowels to work with. As always, thanks for all the information about deserts, Mike. Hope all of you have a good day and especially to those in the cold weather, stay warm!! Isn’t it a bit early in the season for such storms?

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