Jumble Answers for 01/16/2020












Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! It sounds a bit loony to me but apparently a quarter of Americans, Brits and Canadians still believe in this sort of stuff. If you honestly think that a random stranger can divine information about your life based upon the movements and positions of celestial objects then you probably still believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny! I’ll be the first to admit that it does sound intriguing and our lives would be a heck of a lot simpler if we had someone to tell us which opportunities to take and pitfalls to avoid. But you have to call a fig a fig and astrology is nothing more than another form of entertainment.

There weren’t any new clue words today but three of the four anagrams are coming up as such. FRUGIE was the only one that we’ve definitely seen before back on 2/6/18. PIHEIP took a little longer to solve than the rest so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest word. I had a brief moment of indecision because I honestly thought that HIPPIE ended in a Y.

Our cartoon indicates that a new astrology themed parlor/salon/business is opening up shop somewhere in Jumbleville. Two men can be seen hanging a giant sign that identifies the name of the business as the “Constellation Prize.” The name, of course, is a play on consolation prize which is defined as a prize given to the runner-up or loser in a contest.

I really enjoyed the 9 different astrological signs hanging on the storefront window. Others who are more adept in the entertainment of astrology can probably identify the 3 that were missing. The astrologist was wearing a robe as well as some bracelets and a couple of rings. These items produced an air of mysticism as well as helped to validate her role as an astrological advisor.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The layout was ok but the S being so close to the G&I allowed me to find SIGN with ease. PUT and UP flowed from the remainder to finish it all off. Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/16/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone! CONSTELLATION PRIZE!…When you aim for the MOON and fail…but you land amongst the STARS! 🌝 ⭐️⭐️

    No falling to PISCES over this one…So ARIES my thoughts this morning…And do I think Astrologists are right about things? Meh…maybe once in a Blue MOON! Have a great day, Everyone…and may all our differences of opinions never TAURUS apart…🔭🙋🏻‍♀️
    “Age of Aquarius” – The 5th Dimension 1967 https://tinyurl.com/6lpvayo

    ☮️ Peace and love and Vietnam…and “Hair” came to Broadway,
    And every HIPPIE sang the song “Aquarius” from the play
    There was a SENSE of hope but still the draft was on a quest…
    A lottery announced your fate…would you be the next GUEST?
    Go FIGURE how things were back then, and it’s a bitter pill,
    Your birthday’s called, your numbers up…sadly they learned the drill
    And “Zodiacs” were spoken…so yourself you did resign…
    And Astrology helped pave the way for her to PUT UP SIGNS! ☮️

  2. 👫🏻 As he watched them PUT UP SIGNS for the 60’s themed “HIPPIE-Hippie Shake” party, he wished he had a better SENSE of what to wear, and who to ask as his GUEST…a lot to FIGURE out! 👫🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Good morning. Loved you song choice Angela, very appropriate. Another easy breezy choice of words but the cartoon answer took longer to get then all the words combined. This time the answer was spot on. Until tomorrow stay well.

      • Ah Angie. You brought back memories with that song. I was installing elevators in the Belmont Plaza Hotel when that song came out. Until tomorrow take care.

        • Paul…And you brought a memory to me. The Belmont Plaza’s long gone. I think it was re-named and re-vamped a few times over. I think it’s a W Hotel now…49th and Lex, right? But I remember seeing old black-and-white pictures on my Parents, sooo young and unmarried still, seeing Dean Martin there. A nightclub…Glass Slipper or something? I think I’ll look it up…I haven’t heard the name in years…You gave me chills…The world is definitely small…But I’m glad you enjoyed hearing the song, it’s on one of my Father’s old albums…and there’s a 45 of it around too. It’s a nice tune. And do you know Petula Clark’s still out there singing? She’s 87, God bless her, and still performing. 87! I wish I knew what she was drinking! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Figure was the challenge for me today. I had to back in. I got a kick out of the astrology puns in the voting box and Angela’s post.

  5. Figure also kept looking like refuge to me,but once getting that anagram,and the multiple p’s, the put up signs was a quick solve.

  6. Hi all – Had to write the letters to see FIGURE. Used the double letter trick for HIPPIE and saw the rest.

    Yep Mike, it ends in ‘IE’ which also lent itself to the name ‘Yippie” for members of the 60’s “Youth International Party”.

    I can see where the astrologers have to put up signs, but I don’t know why psychic fairs have to be advertised. Voodoo, astrology, psychics:
    🎵”There’s a gypsy down on Bleecker Street
    I went in to see her as a kind of joke
    And she lit a candle for my love luck
    And eighteen bucks went up in smoke”🎵 (Joni Mitchell, “Song for Sharon”)

    Have a great day everyone, weather permitting (we’ve got a storm here today).

    “The old HIPPIE had enough SENSE left to FIGURE he could no longer dance the Frugie as a GUEST at the ‘60’s party.”

    P.S. from music producer Casey Kasem’s rock and roll TV shows:
    “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars”.

  7. Cute puzzle today. Haven’t a clue about astrology. All I know is that I’m an Aquarius, whatever that means. Gee Whiz, Mike, there isn’t Santa Claus or an Easter Bunny???

  8. The HIPPIE had a really great FIGURE, but to ask her to GUEST host the after prom party made no SENSE at all.

    • Hey Chuck..I was using both 6-letter words exactly as such this morning…but then my thoughts took saTURN…so I decided to PLANET differently…😉🙋🏻‍♀️

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