Jumble Answers for 12/12/2019













Happy Thursday, everyone! Mmm……the hamburger. It’s pretty much the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. If you’re a fan of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 hit Pulp Fiction, then you surely got the reference. Not to be mistaken with just any old grilled patty on a bun, the Big Kahuna burger is a sandwich from the fictional Hawaiian-themed burger chain Kahuna Burger that is referenced in many of his films. Although the list of ingredients is never disclosed, I’m sure that it has grilled pineapple on it and maybe some caramalized onions too. You can catch the scene from the movie, as well as this chef’s take on the mythical sandwich, right HERE.

There weren’t any new clue words today so the streak for the week ends at 4. The only anagram to slow me down was MEASU. I’m sure many of you saw ASSUME at first before realizing the extra S was nowhere to be found. It’s surprising that it gave me so much trouble as it was the only repeat anagram in our alphabetically listed lineup. Once solved, the rest of the words came easily into view. I have to hand it to David for challenging us with those 5-letter anagrams this week. They’ve been nothing short of spectacular!

When you don’t eat, your body goes into starvation mode and you tend to make some pretty bad food choices. Since our calorie counting cartoon character hasn’t eaten for a few days we’re unfortunately introduced to her at her breaking point. Her friend attempts to remind her that she’s on a diet but her body’s natural instinct to consume calories takes over. After she places the order, she’ll end up paying for that burger in more ways than one!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters which is the same amount as yesterday. The layout gave absolutely nothing away and had me stumped right from the start. The TH together had me thinking THE was somewhere in there but I let it go after not being able to find much else. FAST, FATS and TONGUE were also viable words but nothing else came of the remaining letters. It wasn’t until I noticed the G&H that ENOUGH came into view and the ball really got rolling. Once solved, the answer seemed so obvious that I was shocked that it eluded me for so long. An instant classic! Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.




16 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/12/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike & Everyone! Have a great day! 🍔🙋🏻‍♀️

    🎶Now when I am dead with the insurance paid, you’ll look down at me and you’ll grin…You’ll say well the boy tried and he suffered and died…But don’t he look good when he’s thin… oh my…And this dietin’ dietin’ dietin’ dietin’ sure is a rough way to die…🎶 “The Diet Song” -Bobby Bare 1983 https://tinyurl.com/uyz7rkf

    🍔 Our question states she didn’t eat, so David gave us “fast”
    And “Intermittent Fasting”s not that easy to get past…
    It can become a GRIND for some, while others like it fine
    I don’t know if I’d say AMUSE…but I.F. works on time…
    To me the issue’s THORNY…you eat and then you don’t
    It’s kind of like you’re hot, you FREEZE…you will and then you won’t…
    To each his own with dieting…there’s so much in the mix
    But nothing comes that easy…there’s really no quick fix…
    So for today we’re seeing that with this girl it fell flat,
    And Quentin Tarantino’s on her mind…she’s going “fat”
    With his Kahuna Burger piled high with all its stuff…
    This diet’s gonna bite the dust…and just END FAST ENOUGH 🍔

  2. This one has a plausible shadow solution – END FATS ENOUGH. That is what she wanted to do, wasn’t it? Get rid of some of that fat?

  3. I like that end ‘fats’ enough.A respite here from below freezing temps for a few days,before possible SNOW on Sun and Mon.

  4. FAST is to go without eating which pertains to the “not eating for a few days” statement at the bottom of the cartoon. Today would be the 104th birthday of FAS, Angela.

    • Good Morning, Chuck. Yes, it would be👏🏻👏🏻🎤 Sort of a National Holiday for some Italians! 😉 But the FASTing thing was a dead giveaway. It’s an easy, clever puzzle. Only thing, with it mentioning “not eating for a few days”, the Intermittent Fasting came to mind…Some people feel it holds a lot of WEIGHT…And others feel there isn’t an OUNCE of truth to it…And never the twain shall MEAT! 😉 Hope you’re enjoying your morning…Despite the cold, at least we’re seeing sun…🍔🙋🏻‍♀️


    • ….And I BRETT JULES all know there’s a lot more there than MEATS the eye! 😉🍔🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🪓 When the deep FREEZE set in, the daily GRIND of chopping wood didn’t AMUSE anyone any more…and after becoming quite a THORNY subject, they all agreed it couldn’t END FAST ENOUGH…🪓

    💍 She really liked the ring a lot…it’s THORNY stones aside,
    Despite it giving a slight GRIND, she still could it abide…
    It did AMUSE her greatly that he bought it for her,
    The FREEZE that formed between them had to end…they both concurred…
    So maybe he lacked polish…he was a little gruff…
    But disagreements maybe now could just END FAST ENOUGH! 💍🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. The alternative solution of END FATS ENOUGH reminds me of the Jumble of 2012 March 13. The words were TIXSH HALSS NUISOF DAYTRF -> SIXTH SLASH FUSION DRAFTY and the cartoon was “We’ve discovered a ninth planet beyond the orbit of Neptune.” “That’s amazing” When they announced the discovery of Pluto on 3-13-1930, people thought it was this. The answer was FAR OUT but there was the alternative answer OUR FAT; i.e., when this lady loses weight, the excess weight, the fat, goes to Pluto.

  7. Boing!! Could not get the cartoon answer this morning no matter how long I stared at the letters. Don’t know Pulp Fiction so that clue didn’t help me at all either. Oh well it was a good mental workout tomorrow is another day. Happy Thursday to all.

    • PS Betty…The infamous Tarantino Burger isn’t really germane to the puzzle. It’s just a witty bit of Jeff’s whimsy…The key really is “fast” as in ‘not eating’ and in ‘ending the diet ASAP.’..A clever solution…disguised perhaps as a DOUBLE Burger?! 😉…And by the poll results? It’s WEIGH more than MEATS the eye! 🍔🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I realize that the burger wasn’t really the answer. I actually don’t care for Quentin Tarantino so if that had been the clue it would have eluded me. I kept thinking along the lines of fed up or something with food or feed so i was completely on another track. Thanks for the link. You & Mike are always great sources of information, Angela.

        • YW, Betty. And thank you…I’m with you here. I’m no fan either. If it wasn’t for word of MOUTH over the years, I’d not know of the phrases and/or quirky things that catch on after his movies either. And by playing so many trivia games, he comes up in conversation. But there’s something to be said of the Burger..it may have been very WELL DONE just to throw players off…😉, and as I mentioned, from the poll results, it sure seems to be the case. And your FED UP? 👏🏻👏🏻 It’s a brilliant answer! So much so, that it was a puzzle solution back on 06/03/13! 😉 Kudos! 🍔🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – I guess we got our wish for harder words – I did anyway. THORNY took several tries, and I just had a mental block over AMUSE at first even after I backed into knowing the needed letters. I got FAST from the cartoon and the other letters showed ENOUGH.
    The lack of vowels in TRYOHN reminded me of a quote from an article from last baseball season: “All of them were equally impressive in their own way. But not as impressive as my ability to type “Samardzija” and “Yastrzemski” back to back, rapid-fire, without flinching. It’s like an industrial accident at the consonant factory over here.“

    Have a great day everyone!

    I’m going to sprain something trying to fit these words in, but anyway:
    “The Peet’s roaster decided to AMUSE himself by telling his staff to GRIND up a new blend of THORNY nopales leaves and coffee beans, but the response from the customers was so bad it prompted a credit FREEZE from their bank.”

    Well Mike, you know how we’ve discussed the relative merits of change. 😂 I’m getting a lot of practice lately. My local pharmacy with really nice people I’ve known for years is closing in January. When I called my doctor to move Rx’s, *he* has also moved (although not far away), and one of my wife’s doctors is retiring. Oh, and to add to the holiday joy, our water district (appropriately named EBMUD) has started replacing all the water mains in our neighborhood, scheduled through the end of the year. BUT – I did find a helpful quote recently to help deal with all this. It was reported that the new coach of the Maple Leafs has a saying – “If you say you don’t like change, you’re gonna like irrelevance even less.” 😂🙋🏻‍♂️

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