Jumble Answers for 01/28/2020












Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! I think CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT might have worked a little bit better on this one. CROWNING MOMENT makes me think of childbirth — and that’s a whole nother ballgame! Somehow working CORONATION into the fold would have made it infinitely harder and more suited for a Friday. Perhaps David will read this and keep it up his sleeve for another day.

All of the clue words solved rather easily. We’re seeing TEMPER for the first time today but it didn’t make me lose mine. NOONI was a repeat from 7/20/15 while the rest are coming back as new. Our poll suggests that RWHOGT is the hardest offering today so I guess it’ll be my pick too. On a final note, it was a pleasant surprise to find all of our anagrams in descending alphabetical order. We haven’t encountered that in awhile!

Our cartoon gives us the date of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation as 1952. Even though the ceremony took place nearly 70 years ago, I’m sure there are a few of you that were around to experience it. Her Majesty was 25 years young when she ascended the throne. Shakespeare famously said “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” and I think in this instance it would perfectly describe her ascension at such a tender age. In fact, she wore the Imperial State Crown around before officially landing her new job so she could become accustomed to its feel and weight. I guess it takes some time getting used to wearing a 2.3 pound hat worth in excess of 3 billion pounds!

The panel shows four men flanking the freshly-minted Queen. They look to be an assorted mix of religious leaders and other royalty. She’s already holding 2 scepter’s and they’re getting ready to plunk down her new helmet. And all of this is happening while she maintains a picture-perfect smile. I think Jeff used this photo as the basis for today’s cartoon. She looks nervous to me and she’s definitely not flashing her pearly whites for the cameras!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of a 14-letters. It was a superb layout and didn’t give anything away. Thinking of words that describe royalty, I settled on crown since it was clearly visible in the cartoon. The -ING suffix wasn’t found until the very end and it managed to stay hidden from me up until the very last moment. Well played, Mr. Hoyt. You’re definitely the Jumble King! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back heir tomorrow!



17 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/28/2020

  1. Good morning. Not much of a struggle today. The words all came from first looks. There was no need to leave a word and come back to it. I had to break out the magnifying glass to read the tiny picture in the newspaper. It’s dimensions are 3/4”X1.1/2 “. After fifteen minutes I came up with the correct answer. Until tomorrow stay well.

  2. Good morning again. The Growth of my culinary skills became apparent when I learned that if you Temper the Onion and Mince it rather then chunky style it adds a whole new flavor. This became my crowning moment. Until tomorrow take care.

  3. Easy one today. All the anagrams and the cartoon answer fell into place which is nice. Hope all of you have a good Tuesday.

  4. The farmer didn’t MINCE any words when his TEMPER got the best of him and he blamed the federal government for the lack of GROWTH of his ONION crop.

  5. Hi all – Got the words today, and “Crowning” was pretty obvious. Thought “Crowning Affair” (as in “The Thomas Crown Affair”) but the remaining letters showed MOMENT.

    Have a great day, everyone.

    Song from the ceiling at Peet’s –
    🎵”The six-o’clock alarm would never ring
    But it rings and I rise
    Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
    The shaving razor’s cold and it stings
    Cheer up sleepy Jean
    Oh, what can it mean to a
    Daydream believer and a
    Homecoming queen?“🎵 The Monkees, “Daydream Believer”

  6. Good Afternoon, Everyone…An easy, breezy…and all I kept thinking was…”Let them eat cake…” 😉! Wishing you all a great day! 👸🏻

    🧅 He was trying to TEMPER the GROWTH of his ONION crop, (which in the past had given him a CROWNING MOMENT or two), since he felt it made it easier to MINCE…🧅

    👸🏻 She knew to hold her TEMPER, although she wasn’t known to balk,
    But… she feared she’d have a problem when she stood and tried to walk…
    Like layers of an ONION, being peeled back one by one,
    They gingerly were fitting her…She longed for it be done…
    She hated walking with a MINCE…she felt a GROWTH of dread,
    But she knew the importance of the balance on her head,
    Things had to be just perfect, for this most royal event…
    Elizabeth was nervous now for her CROWNING MOMENT👸🏻

    • No doubt it is, Clay! Her dad passed in 2/52 and her coronation was in 6/53. Here’s what Wikipedia had to say about it:

      The coronation was held more than one year later because of the tradition of allowing an appropriate length of time to pass after a monarch dies before holding such festivals. It also gave the planning committees adequate time to make preparations for the ceremony.

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