Jumble Answers for 01/21/2020












Happy Tuesday everyone! I’d say David scrambled the difficulty level of the puzzles this week because yesterday’s doozy was quite the challenge for a Monday. I honestly didn’t know what to expect this morning but it looks like we’re back on the regularly scheduled pace of things.

Our esteemed wordsmith started us off with a brand new clue word but quickly changed course and tossed in a few repeats to finish it off. GLMOU was the only anagram that we’ve definitely seen before with each of the trio having been played in various months of last year. NOGGIN is my pick for today’s hardest word because it had all of the letters for a solution with an -ING suffix but little else. After running in circles for a minute I finally decided to separate the N’s and pair up the G’s. Sometimes you’ve gotta rely on the basics when an anagram has you flustered!

It’s an early morning for this young Jumble family. Mommy looks like she’s been up for hours and is probably flying high on an adrenaline rush right about now. The dialogue and sentence inform us that she’s a little behind schedule but she has to clear up one small detail before heading out. Junior desperately wants her to take his teddy bear to the race but she has to somehow decline the offer in a gentle but loving way. She doesn’t go into a fell explanation as to why she can’t run with a stuffed animal but adult solvers could easily deduce why it wouldn’t be such a great idea.

I really enjoyed the stark contrast between both of the adult characters. Dad has sleepy-looking eyes and hasn’t managed to get dressed while his wife seems raring to go. He does have his morning coffee squared away and it’s in an “I ❤️ Jumble” themed mug. If you’re interested in having one of your own they can be purchased right here.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. The layout may have started with RAN but the visual clues in the cartoon brought RUNNING instantly to mind. ALONG was quite visible in the remainder and allowed me to cross the finish line with ease. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





16 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/21/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone! This one put a sMILE on my face! Have a great day! 🏃🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

    🎶 Here’s the moral and the story from the guy who knows…I fell in love and my love still grows…Ask any fool that she ever knew, they’ll say keep away from a RUN Around Sue, yeah…🎶 “Runaround Sue” – Dion 1961 https://tinyurl.com/vyjm6al

    🏃🏻‍♀️The farmer’s wife liked running, it made her clear her head,
    Sue’d often be out running…most times he’d still be in bed…
    His TURNIP crops known far and wide, a MOGUL he became,
    It was the root of his success…it brought him quite the fame…
    So “Rootin’ For You”, his BRAND name, was coined in Sue’s regard,
    And #3-1-7 trained for all the Marathons real hard…
    But both her son and husband had a NOGGIN that was thick,
    And couldn’t get it through their heads that things had to move quick
    So here Sue was all psyched out, but to finish the race strong?
    She needed to get running…and not be RUNNING ALONG! 🏃🏻‍♀️

  2. 👟Despite them referring to him by the disparaging rural adage that he “fell off a TURNIP truck”, and had a wooden NOGGIN, he managed to become a MOGUL with his BRAND named sneakers, “RUNNING ALONG”…👟

    💰The assignment dealt with growing rich, and how one earned the BRAND,
    Of being called a MOGUL…how they oft went hand-in-hand…
    Whether mastering a TURNIP crop, or updating toboggans,
    One needed to work hard but also really use your NOGGIN
    Success don’t come that easily…it’s not bought for a song…
    One has to crawl then walk before they get RUNNING ALONG! 💰

  3. I wondered about MOGUL at first. I didn’t recognize it as meaning an important movie person, but instead as an obstacle in a ski competition. I wondered how such a specialized term would get into a Jumble. I had put it in the same category as ALLELE, SYZYGY, and CERIUM. It is not a word I use often. I found NOGGIN also hard, as well, mainly because I don’t use that word either. The double meaning of MOGUL might be the subject of a future Jumble; perhaps a skier has to ski down a slope with people like Steven Spielburg, Justin Bieber, and so forth standing on it and he has to avoid them.

    • Howdy Jim. It looks like David was testing your NOGGIN with MOGUL. I’m sure you’ve heard of the word even if you don’t regularly use it. No need to make a mountain out of a molehill my friend. 😉

  4. Good morning. Another successful day from the words to the cartoon answer. Once I wrote down all the letters I saw the first word fairly quick. Great song choice Angela. You know she wasn’t into running all the time. But that didn’t make her all bad. She was more of a humanitarian. It is to be noted that I do have a big grin on right now. Anyway, until tomorrow stay well.

    • ROTFL! A Humanitarian, huh? Uh…sure…! I guess you could call it that! (Note that I have a bigger grin)! And I’m sure you’re right…No one runs ALL the time…I’m sure she stopped HEre and tHEre! 😉 Have a good one, Brooklyn! 🏃🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. TURNIP took a pause, the rest were easier. I found that the longer the word, the more difficult for me. I did get the solve though, after
    some pondering. I’m curious about tommorow, we’ll see. Have a warm sunny day

  6. Today seemed more like a Monday kind of puzzle than the one yesterday. No problem with the words or cartoon. Happy Tuesday to all!

  7. Noggin was a quick solve but not turnip,even though I had the cartoon,”running along ” solution, and needed the u I and n.

  8. Hi all – Saw UPRINT and UPTURN before getting TURNIP, and of course GOING before NOGGIN. MOGUL took me the longest. Thought RUNNING EARLY as opposed to “running late”, but the letters showed ALONG.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    Ah, nice song Angela! I guess this was after Dion gave the Belmonts the runaround once too often, eh? What I thought of was Del Shannon:
    🎵”I wonder, I wah-wah-wah-wan-wonder
    Why; Why, why, why, why, why she ran away
    And I wonder where she will stay, My little runaway”🎵

    “The shoe company MOGUL went RUNNING ALONG through the farmer’s field to test his BRAND new line of cross-country gear when a MOGUL left by the TURNIP harvest sent him sprawling on his NOGGIN”.

    • Hey Steve….🎶Runaway🎶 played in my head too, but for some reason I had 🎶 Runaround 🎶playing a lot louder…In fact if you note my email, I first posted as RUNNING AROUND, instead of ALONG. (I don’t know why, since I’d already solved the puzzle – half asleep I guess)…so it definitely HAD to be Dion. But then I saw the error of my ways…It didn’t take A LONG time to notice! 😉…and I quickly re-wrote the last 2 lines of the poem…
      …And I especially love how the word ALONG has the double connotation…She needs to get RUNNING ALONG, and a Marathon is a LONG way to run! Hope your day’s going well, Steve! …🏃🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. As usual, the Jumble is fun to do. I didn’t get TURNIP, instead I had gotten TURPIN. I did get RUNNING, but I culdn’t get anything with the remaining letters. I must admit, I cheated and saw the remaining letters. Of course, Along jumped out.

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