Jumble Answers for 01/14/2020











Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s nice to see a couple of bright and ambitious young women taking over the family business but I’m afraid it’s probably happening less and less these days. We seem to live in an age where our youth want to blaze new trails instead of carrying on established traditions. The fishing industry comes to mind as it was big business in my neck of the woods a short time ago. It’s a lot of hard work and often requires braving harsh elements for the slim chance at a payday. When you mix in federal regulations on limits and size restrictions on species, it’s no wonder why folks are turning away from it. My feeling is that you have to have a passion for what you commit your existence to doing or you end up with a lifetime of regret. There’s definitely no second chances!

Great clue word choices by Mr. Hoyt. They were all fairly obvious except for a slight hesitation on EUREKA. In all fairness it was the oldest repeat so perhaps not seeing it often enough was what got me. The anagrams were very close to being in alphabetical order but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Our cartoon brings us to a realtors office where we see two woman hard at work. The dialogue between them allowed us to figure out that they‘re actually sisters. They seem to be getting along quite well and I venture to guess it’s probably one of the larger hurdles they’ve managed to overcome. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have a professional relationship with a sibling but these two are making it look quite easy.

The setting was exactly what I’d expect a realtors office to look like. The sisters have 6 listings displayed on the wall with a few more sitting in a pile on the desk. The large window is where I’d expect them to be hanging but we wouldn’t be able to see them if they were. They actually ended up being my favorite part of the cartoon due to the fact that each one was unique. The women of “Family Home Realty” seem to have quite an assortment of sizes to choose from. There’s everything from a tiny yurt to a sprawling estate!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. It’s the second day in a row that our scramble has started with “DR” so David unfortunately must still have physicians on the brain. REAL ESTATE seemed like the logical place to begin because it wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the panel or sentence. Words like REALTY and REALTORS were so I thought I was on to something. It wasn’t until after I crossed out REAL that I noticed WORK sitting there plain as day. The remaining T & ED allowed me to transform REAL into RELATED for the finish. I enjoyed the misdirection in this puzzle even though it’s a repeat from 6/9/15. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




19 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/14/2020

  1. Shouldn’t the answer be WORK-REALTED? What does their being realtors have to do with it?

  2. Good morning. My choice for hardest word was Eureka. I’ll be honest,after awhile I came up with it but asked my phone for correct spelling. The cartoon answer took a few minutes then I realized the first word was Work. The rest was clear since they were sisters. Until tomorrow stay well

  3. Hi Everyone –
    I had to turn to my husband for help on this one, since I couldn’t come up with the answer or eureka. He thought of work, which enabled me to find related and back into eureka.

  4. EUREKA stumped me and had to look it up. After that, the solve was relative(ly) easy. Have a super Tuesday!

  5. Eureka took me the longest but I was able to get it. I believe it has stumped me in the past. Got the cartoon answer without any problem. Angela, as a follow up to your item last week about our iconic doorman who is retiring after 43 years at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, there’s a great article on the front page of our local Chronicle about him. Sunday was his last day. The picture shows him in his Beefeater Uniform with a glass of champagne in one hand and his grandchildren loaded on a luggage cart. Hope all of you have a good Tuesday.

    • Hi Betty. Good Morning. Tks for the heads-up. I read the front page, (“humping luggage” …too funny)…but I can’t get into the paper any further. I’m always getting kicked out of the Chron for sneaking in and reading their sports pages! 😂 But I’ve asked Steve to send me a screen shot of the rest of the article. The pictures are great. I didn’t mention the other day that I have a cousin who travels to SF a lot, and he and I were talking about Sweeney last night. He said you couldn’t help but love the guy. He wished he could have been there Sunday to shake his hand and bid him farewell. He brought a smile to a lot of faces…(Sweeney did…My cousin…not so much)! 😂😂. …And just a note on EUREKA. I’ve been trying to find an old Honeymooners episode on-line. They’re on Amazon Prime, but I can’t find the one I’m looking for, and I’ve wasted wayyy too much time searching…But there’s an episode where Ralph thinks he can swing the job of janitor, and he decides for efficiency not to empty the buildings garbage cans so often. There’s a line where Alice gives him a message from a tenant….”Eureka! My garbage can is full”. It became a tag line with us, and we say it all the time…So eureka always gives me a chuckle…If I can get a link to the episode, I’ll send you an “EUREKA…I found it”! 😂 Tks again, and Happy Tuesday! 🗑🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Betty…Steve sent me the rest of the article…It’s great that they all gave him such a send-off. But…Hanging up the last Beefeaters uniform? His mentioning the 4th quarter, when it came down to the last half hour? “My tour of duty is over”…? Ugh…😥😥 Tks again for the heads-up. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Living in Illinois and being a former Greek student,Eureka (I found it ,in English)was a given for me.FYI There is a Eureka,Illinois where Eureka college is located and where Ronald Reagan went to school.There is a Ronald Reagan museum there,and a piece of the actual Berlin Wall there,which Reagan was instrumental in getting torn down.
    As far as the cartoon puzzle solution I thought it might be work ” real-ated” w the realty connection.

    • Funny you should mention the Illinois city when I just finished referencing the one in California! There’s also a Berkeley Illinois near Chicago that I drove through by mistake one day (while lost).

  7. Hi all – I expected to have trouble with EUREKA, but appropriately enough, it just popped into my head. Didn’t see the answer at first, but writing down the letters showed WORK and the rest.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “He caught a nice fish from his DRIFT boat in EUREKA California, but found that the HOLLOW ground KNIFE he brought along probably wasn’t the best choice for filleting it”.

  8. None of us boy scouts could get the DRIFT of what our leader was trying to do until he rammed his KNIFE into the HOLLOW of a dead tree and pulled out some dry wood and, “EUREKA”, we all understood what he was trying to tell us.

      • Good one, Angela! You know- After all these years, I’ve never figured out which is the RIGHT tree to bark up!!

        • LOL! Ditto! But…Hmmm…Chuck…I’m tempted to ask if you’re patronizing 😉me…but I think that’d be barking up the wrong tree too! 😂😂 (Note the emojis)!!!!!!! And I’m sure there’s no need to sweat it…I know I’ve barked up the wrong tree so many times, I could qualify to be an arboriculturist!…Or a SAP! 😉 🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Good Afternoon, Everyone! Have a great day! 🏘🙋🏻‍♀️

    🔪 Shouts of “EUREKA” went up when the KNIFE that they thought they’d lost in a DRIFT out to sea was found in the HOLLOW of the boat…another WORK-RELATED mishap avoided! 🔪

    👭🏻 A family run business can sometimes cause a DRIFT,
    A difference of opinion, and someone’s always miffed…
    There can be HOLLOW promises, a KNIFE felt to the heart,
    But family is family…and ne’er the two shall part
    So if you hear EUREKA ….always hope it’s not ill-fated…
    ‘Cause nothing’s worse than discontent…especially WORK-RELATED 👭🏻

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