Jumble Answers for 11/21/2019













Happy Thursday, everyone! Guest Jumbler Week #7 is coming down the homestretch and today we welcome cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. Mr. Peirce is the creator of the Big Nate comic strip as well as the New York Times bestselling Big Nate novel series. The 56 year old cartoonist, whose last name is pronounced “purse”, grew up in Durham, New Hampshire, but currently resides with his wife and children in Portland, Maine. Big Nate debuted on January 7, 1991, and the comic strip now appears daily in over 300 newspapers.

There weren’t any new clue word surprises this morning. Instead we found ourselves tackling three new anagrams with SNAFTEN being the only one that’s been used before. None of them were overly difficult and they all came instantly into view upon first glance. With only one puzzle left for the weekday edition of the Jumble, I’m pinning all my hopes on Friday as being the brain-buster that I’ve been patiently waiting for.

The setting for today’s panel is a classroom in Public School 38 where Nate Wright attends, and we see the rebellious sixth-grader serving a punishment. It seems that his Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Godfrey, has caught him drawing comics during class. It should be noted that Mrs. Godfrey is a strict, no-nonsense educator that has zero tolerance for disrespect from her students. Apparently she thinks that having Big Nate write “I will not draw comics in class” 100 times will teach him a lesson, but I have an inkling that he’ll find another way to cause even more trouble before he finishes the first sentence!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters that would transform into two words. Both of them were 5-letters in length and the first one contained quotation marks. Since Nate was being held after school by his teacher, I thought STAFF would be part of the solution. Crossing out the letters left BOIRD, which I quickly corrected To BOARD, to bring today’s puzzle to a close.

You can see what David & Jeff had to say about today’s guest over on their Facebook page, and while you’re there, why not leave them a like. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




11 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/21/2019

  1. Good morning. Another easy breezy jumble. Even the quotation marks didn’t slow me down. Until tomorrow stay well

  2. Good Morning, Mike and Everyone. Easy as ABC! Have a great day! 🔤🙋🏻‍♀️

    🔤 Nate Wright’s in 6th grade and he’s known to cut up here and there,
    As most 11 year-olds do…well more so, speaking fair…
    Today for drawing comics he’s up FRONT, and in remand,
    The OBJECT being likely pulling THIRD-time big grandstand…
    And Mrs Godfrey, try what may, can’t get him to fly right,
    So once again with Nate?…FASTEN your belts for one more flight.
    He’s vain, he’s slick, he makes us laugh…always causing a riff,
    And once more in detention, we see Nate’s simply BOARD STIFF! 🔤

  3. 🗣He tried hard not to OBJECT, but after his THIRD attempt to reach the FRONT of the line in order to FASTEN his photo to the collage, he cried out to the disinterested man in charge…”Hey, I’m BORED STIFF trying to reach the BOARD, STIFF”…🗣🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. After having had to stand up in FRONT of his class for the THIRD time in a week for his misbehaving, Nate had to say a few words about how to FASTEN a car seatbelt, to which he didn’t OBJECT.

  5. Hi all – Easy words, but I had absolutely no idea about the answer and gave up on it.

    “In remand” is a new phrase for me Angela, thanks! I had to think, and the only way I’ve heard the word before is “remanded into custody”.

    A nice little coincidence this morning – after just recently talking about the song, I walked into Peet’s and heard 🎵”Don’t worry baby (don’t worry baby), everything will turn out alright”🎵
    I’m not worried, but I do have a routine eye checkup this morning, so SEE 😳 you later and have a great day, everyone!

    “If you OBJECT to the teacher telling you to FASTEN the THIRD button on the FRONT of your blouse, you’ll be staying after school with Big Nate also!”

    • If David was in Big Nate’s shoes, I’d bet that Mrs. Godfrey would have him write “ I will not pun in the hallways.” 😂

      Best of luck on your checkup, Steve. Remember to always choose an ophthalmologist that’s had a career in teaching. That way you’re sure that they’ve seen a lot of pupils! 🤦🏼‍♂️

    • LOL! Steve, it had more to do with the meter, and rhyming with grandstand, than it did the word by definition. Although in Nate’s case…it may not be that much of a stretch! 😉 (No pun intended)! And we know the kid is a grandstander! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Third,of all things gave me reason to pause,but board in quotes was obvious,along with the final “Board” stiff,puzzle solution,

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