Jumble Answers for 01/02/2020












Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! The Holiday Season is officially over and all seems right with the world again. Last night while driving to dinner I happened to notice that it wasn’t pitch black at 4pm so the days are finally starting to get a bit longer too. We gain approximately 40 seconds of extra daylight in the early days of January and it ramps up to well over two minutes near the end of the month. Spring will be here before we know it!

The second puzzle in the 66th year of the Jumble didn’t bring any big surprises. All of our words have been used in the past but the layouts for the 6-letter ones are coming up as new. RITEAD, or TIRADE, took a few seconds longer to decipher so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram. It was our most recent repeat with a gameplay date of 6/27/19 but all of those vowels, for whatever reason, really bogged me down.

Our cartoon wasn’t overly ornate and the dialogue and accompanying sentence made it feel like a public service announcement. The female depicted in today’s panel is rather upset that her husband refuses to wear his seat belt and she backs up her argument with a couple of reasons why it’s so important to buckle up. His response is that he’s never worn one so he feels like he shouldn’t have to.

If he was living in New Hampshire like me then it probably wouldn’t even have been a point of contention. We’re the only state in the country where there’s no enforceable law for adult seat belt use but the kiddos in the front or back seats have to buckle up until they’re 18. The reminder chimes in my vehicle incessantly until I feed the latch end a little bit of metal so I always buckle up. My wife’s vehicle on the other hand only chimes for a couple of minutes so if I’m in a rush I might not even put it on. I feel comfortable saying that I wear it 90% of the time so maybe my New Year’s resolution will be to aim for 100.

The final solve was a sizable 13-letters in length. It definitely wasn’t a blind solve but once the letters were written out the answer came straight away. The Z & Y brought CRAZY to mind followed by HER and DROVE for the finish.

The answers to the Holiday Scramble that I posted on the main page a couple of weeks ago will be up very shortly. It was a huge success and I’d like to thank everyone for playing. I think I’ll make a Valentine’s Day themed one and post it near the beginning of February for your solving pleasure. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




17 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/02/2020

  1. Good morning. I’m on a roll. I should be at A/C or Vegas at the tables. I had no problem with either the words or cartoon answer. It wasn’t a blind solve but putting the letters down it was obvious what the answer was. Until tomorrow stay well.

  2. After having gone into a HEAVY TIRADE while answering questions about the ZODIAC killer, the small California town police chief apologized for his actions and said he was SORRY about same.

    • It might not have been the most professional thing to do but I’m sure the whole town ended up forgiving him. Happy New Year Chuck and I look forward to another year of brilliant sentences! 🙂

  3. Nice going Chuck. I was about to do almost the same as you. Only mine being in Brooklyn and Queens. Thanks welcome to a New Year. May you and your family be blessed

  4. Other than trying to spell tirade as tira-I-d,anagrams and Jumble were off and running.Speaking of seat belts,when I bought a new Chrysler in early ’74, there was a seat belt interlock system,that prevented you starting the car until you fastened the seat belt.It was easy to disable that system by unplugging a connection under the front seat.

    • YouTube has a lot of videos on how to disable the chimes on vehicles and it was funny to see how it’s done. Some have a specific routine that you must accomplish like turning the key a few times, pressing the brake, putting on the blinker and so on. You can even buy small bits of buckles on ebay that you insert right into the latch so the chime stops. It’s not the safest thing to do but it’s interesting that workarounds still exist!

      • Maybe New Hampshire needs to change its license plate motto to “Live Free AND Die”

        • We used to take our motto seriously Steve but not so much anymore!

          We don’t have to wear seat belts or motorcycle helmets but some weird laws we do have are:

          -No seaweed harvesting at night
          -No selling your clothes to pay off gambling debts
          -No inhaling vehicle exhaust fumes to get high
          -It is illegal to put anything other than milk in milk containers
          -No hunting with ferrets
          -Adults are not allowed to play bingo with kids at campgrounds or hotels
          -You can’t pretend to be someone else at a hotel
          -It’s illegal to tap your feet, nod your head or keep time in any way with music at bars
          – and finally, you can get fined for picking up trash in our National Parks without a permit!

          We can’t do anything fun anymore!!! 😂

  5. Hi all – Easy one today with TIRADE taking an extra look.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “She was SORRY he went on a HEAVY TIRADE about astrology, but it DROVE HER CRAZY to think that people would base their life decisions on ZODIAC signs.”

  6. Easy one this morning. I didn’t know that New Hampshire didn’t have seat belt laws for adults so I just learned something new, Mike. Here in California we have signs that say, “Click It or Ticket”. I also somehow missed your Christmas Jumble challenge so I’m sorry about that because it looked very creative. I’ll have to pay closer attention to your Valentine’s Day offering. Hope all of you have a good day.

    • It’s partially my fault Betty because I didn’t make mention of it. I’ll do a better job next time of letting everyone know. All my best for the coming year! 🙂

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