Jumble Answers for 01/08/2020












Happy Wednesday, Jumble geniuses. The average price for a one-night stay in a U.S. hotel is $260.27 — and that doesn’t include taxes and fees. At that price point you’re definitely not staying in upscale digs like the Ritz or the Four Seasons either. In case you’re interested, both of those hotels have suites available tonight in Hawaii for $2,275 and & $2,310 respectively. Talk about a pretty penny!

Our drought of new clue words for the week has come to an end with this morning’s addition of RUNNY. The fact that it had double N’s and a Y made it a pretty simple solve though. The only scramble to offer up any type of decent delay was ODDITY so it’ll be my pick for the hardest offering. GEHED, or HEDGE, doubles as both our most recently used word and lone repeat. It was interesting to notice that David chose 3 words that had both double letters and a Y ending. It was probably just a coincidence more than anything.

How can you not help but feel sorry for the young family in today’s cartoon? I mean they’ve missed their flight and now they’ve got an expensive hotel charge to deal with. Talk about not being able to win! Since they’ve paid for the night they might as well at least try and make the most of it. Maybe they could take a walk along the beach or dad could have an extra long soak in the tub. I’d mention that they could go out for a nice meal but I’m sure paying for a fancy spread after such a horrible experience would be out of the question.

As far as details go, Jeff made sure the oceanfront view from the room was exquisite. There’s floor to ceiling windows and it looks like they can even see some of the city down below. The room itself didn’t appear too elaborate or spacious, but then again the perspective is such that we’re only seeing one tiny corner of the room. My favorite detail, of course, was the tiny sailboat taking on water. I bet the captain of that ship would pay any price for a room right about now!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The layout did an excellent job of disguising both of the 5-letter words but the inclusion of THE was perhaps too much for a midweek solve. Noticing the NHG being grouped so close together allowed NIGHT to form while the remaining P brought SPEND into view for the finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




9 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/08/2020

  1. Good morning. This past week or two reminds me of being in that movie “Ground Hog Day “where you wake up and it’s the same over and over again. We ladies and gentlemen are stuck in that time warp. It’s Monday every day. This was totally easy breezy from the words to the cartoon. Like Betty I’m starting to feel smart. This is great for my ego. Until tomorrow stay well.

  2. Good Morning, Everyone!
    🎶 This doesn’t happen to me everyday (oh my)…Let’s SPEND the NIGHT together…No excuses offered anyway (oh my)…Let’s SPEND the NIGHT together now…🎶 “Let’s Spend The Night Together” – The Rolling Stones 1967 https://tinyurl.com/l8qgc8t

    🧳 By far it’s not an ODDITY, we see this every day,
    You miss a flight you HEDGE your bets…deciding where to stay…
    You look around the terminal, and this is what is found…
    A RUNNY nose, a cough or two…and sleeping on the ground
    You’re aggravated, SLEEPY and you’re worried ‘bout your kid,
    So you opt for the hotel room…but it’s definitely quite a bid…
    Yet choices being what they are…it isn’t worth the fight…
    You cut your loss and acquiesce…and then you SPEND THE NIGHT! 🧳

    …And despite the Fathers’ RESERVATIONS…at least the kid feels FLUSH!…His comment is right on the MONEY! So have a great day, Everyone…And should you get a sinking feeling like the ubiquitous little ship in our cartoon…just remember that it’s National English Toffee Day…Now how SUITE is that? 🧳🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 👫🏻Getting so SLEEPY, he wondered…would it be too much of an ODDITY to ask right out…or should he just HEDGE around it…but then he felt his heart get as RUNNY as a race car, as she turned to him and said…”I think I’d like to SPEND THE NIGHT”…👫🏻

    💊 The soup turned out all RUNNY, she wondered what went wrong,
    She looked outside and on the HEDGE…no birds to sing a song
    The weather’s been so brutal, not an ODDITY she thought
    It is the dead of winter..so of course a cold she’s caught…
    She’s achy and she’s SLEEPY and she’s trying all her might
    To eat the soup, get back to bed and restfully SPEND THE NIGHT 💊🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. I put that dowm spend the night it messed up or frize up would not let me finish

  5. I find it ironic that the last clue word looks very much like PRESLEY as typed since today the rock and roll artist would be celebrating his 85th birthday if he were still living.

  6. Being a huge Elvis fan,I appreciate the reference to the King’s birthday.As far as the jumble,oddity did not give me pause ,though I wasn’t sure of the runny spelling.As far as the cartoon solution,night was a given,and with the room being expensive,spend the night was a quick solve.

  7. Easy one today. Oddity is such an odd looking word, It has stumped me in the past but not today and the cartoon answer fell right into place. I too thought of Presley but did not know it was Elvis’ birthday. He was one of a kind. Hope all of you have a good day.

  8. Hi all – A little harder puzzle for me today. SLEEPY took an extra look after putting LY at the end, but just using the Y and the double letter trick with the E’s showed it. It also took me a couple of tries to get the answer.
    I’m not going to complain about the puzzles being too easy, because I know if I did the next one would have UTOPIA, MOSAIC, CASINO, GRATIS and SPRUCE!

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “The ODDITY of the appearance of his RUNNY omelet made him want to HEDGE his bets and not eat it, but he did anyway and it just made him SLEEPY”.

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