Jumble Answers for 01/09/2020












Happy Thursday everyone! Chatterbox, windbag or even blowhard comes to mind when thinking of words to describe the one talkative friend that we all seem to have. Heck, you’ve probably even met or know of an individual that seems to have misplaced their decency filter too. Psychologists seem to think that people who dominate conversations are emotionally stuck in a mental state of adolescence. They’ve never fully developed the ability to look outside of themselves or take into account the needs of others. In order to change their ways, motormouths must first want to change their habits. Shutting up, asking pertinent questions and engaging in active listening is all that’s required to have a mutually enjoyable interchange. Is it really that hard of a thing to do?!

There weren’t any new clue words in the second to last puzzle of the work week, but three of the four anagrams are coming up as such. MUYTM was last used on 5/28/18 and I’m still baffled as to why the solution is even considered a proper word. TUMMY is just a childish way of saying abdomen. Can you imagine a Doctor asking you to show him or her your TUMMY? I probably wouldn’t blink if a Doctor asked to see my stomach even though it’d be anatomically-incorrect. You can’t really show them your stomach now can you? BATTEN was the only anagram that had me in a holding pattern this morning. The layout had the T’s just far enough apart that I didn’t think of using the double letter trick. It was also the oldest repeat and was last used in gameplay on 9/15/13.

It looks like a gorgeous day at the lake. Everything was going dandy until that guy came along and started talking incessantly. All he ever does is rant and rave about everything under the sun and it’s impossible to get a word in edgewise. It’d be devious to think that the Marine Patrol should issue him a citation for spewing toxic-waste from his pie hole, but the thought did in fact cross your mind! The only coping mechanism to deal with a person such as this is to offer up the occasional “uh-huh” to signify your sarcastic agreement and pray to Buddha’s tummy that he leaves!

The gentleman on the receiving end of the “conversation” looks like he’d rather take a bath with a cat than stand there for one more second. Even the two women chatting on the pontoon are talking about him behind his back. Use some pier-pressure ladies and help him catch the drift! My favorite detail was the oversized sunglasses being worn by our chatty cathy. The mullet hairdo was quite laughable as well.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters that would transform into two words. The layout had a good mix of consonants and vowels but I was able to come up with the solution without any help from the letters. This particular answer was previously used on 5/27/15 but it’s been such a long time that I don’t remember encountering it. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




11 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/09/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone!
    🎶 You talk too much you worry me to death…You talk too much you even worry my pet…You just talk- talk-talk…talk too much…🎶 “You Talk Too Much” – Joe Jones 1960 https://tinyurl.com/ttguq39

    🗣 One learns out on the water that to rules one must conform,
    The RUMOR of the show-off’s not necessarily the norm…
    It’s not just BATTEN down a hatch, or know another’s wake,
    Although the talk of TUMMY aches…now those…definitely not fake…
    So many boats available…one gets to be real CHOOSY,
    And things go well as long as people shy from getting boozy…
    But one thing is a given…what can turn your day real south?
    Is setting sail with those who’s egos match their MOTOR MOUTH! 🗣

    …At first, I chalked up the familiarity of today’s solution to the fact that it’s something I hear quite often…MOTOR MOUTH…what I‘ve learned to accept as a term of endearment so to SPEAK 😉…(no pun intended). But then it kept gnawing at me, so I dived into the Archives…and there it was…MOTOR MOUTH, the solution to a Jumble from back in 2015. Obviously worth REPEATING!! Have a great day, Everyone! Smooth sailing! 🚤🗣🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 🏐 It wasn’t a RUMOR that he was very CHOOSY when it came to grammar, so every time he heard his way too fast-speaking son, his little MOTOR MOUTH, say BATTEN when referring to Batting Practice, his TUMMY actually ached…⚾️

    📰 He wished he had a BATTEN to hold down the many piles
    Of “RUMOR Rags” they published about all the celeb’s wiles…
    At first he wasn’t CHOOSY, he bought every one he saw
    But now he gets a TUMMY ache from those that are a bore…
    And since he’s on a mission, he’s selecting like a drought…
    He’s buying only those who’re writing about MOTOR MOUTH! 📰 🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Good morning. Another gift from the boys with a clever finish. No problem with either the words or cartoon. Loved your song choice Angela and your use of the words and the puns. Until tomorrow stay well.

  4. All of yesterday’s words contained double letters and all of today’s words fall into the same category. I wonder if there’s any significance to this..

  5. Double letters are running wild.Maybe because 20-20 is a repeat year.No problem w the anagrams or final cartoon solution.

  6. Double your pleasure, Double you fun, if this trend keeps up I’m going out to buy some DoubleMint Gum !! Happy Thursday to all!

    • You gave me a laugh with this one Betty! I bet the gum was bought by the girls in the “Which twin has the Toni” (home permanent) ads!

  7. Hi all – No problem again today. From the letter layout of the answer I thought “Speed Demon”, but all the talking made Motor Mouth obvious.

    Mike, I’ll pass along your hairstyle comment and see whether we can’t get the guy to mullet over.

    Great song choice Angela! I’ll go with the Music Machine’s “Talk Talk”

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “I’ve heard a RUMOR that if you’re not CHOOSY about the doctor who does your TUMMY tuck, you might have to BATTEN down the hatches during your recovery”.

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