Jumble Answers for 02/18/2020












Happy Tuesday Jumble friends! It looks like we’re back to the normal pace of things after yesterday’s presidential puzzler. There weren’t any new clue words in today’s game, but all of the anagrams are coming up as such. They all solved with relative ease and didn’t take more than a glance or two to figure out. Even though we saw SICKLE ten short days ago, I still think it was scrambled a bit messier than the rest so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest word.

The period clothing and hairstyles being worn by our characters let’s us know that today’s panel is set in the past. The exact location wasn’t quite clear, but we were able to extract a few hints from the accompanying sentence and dialogue exchange. Clement and grandfather clock seemed to be the big ones and a quick search of those terms let me know that I was on the right path.

William Clement, an English clockmaker, is credited with the development of this style of clock in 1670. Back then, they were simply referred to as floor clocks or longcase clocks. It wasn’t until 1876 that the term “grandfather clock” came to be. Henry Clay Work inadvertently renamed the timepiece when he wrote a song called “My Grandfather’s Clock”. If you’re adventurous enough, you can listen to Burl Ives sing it HERE.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. I instantly shaved off 4-letters simply by spotting TIME. What was left was a much more manageable 9-letter anagram that took seconds to complete. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!


13 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/18/2020

  1. Good morning. As Gene Autry would say,I’m back in the saddle again. It was not a Monday jumble because for me it wasn’t instant reads. Much more fun because you don’t get the feeling it’s jumble for idiots. I played around with the cartoon letters because I originally thought the last two words were for time. Until tomorrow stay well

  2. Anagrams were a snap,though rhyme was different,with the y in the middle rather than at the end.Time was a given in the answer which made it a snap,though I did originally think for was the middle 3 letter word.

  3. Easy puzzle today. Figured out time first and the rest fell into place. Thanks for the song, Mike. I loved Burl Ives. I remember him in that movie, “The Big Country” with Charles Bickford, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carrol Baker and Charlton Heston as the bad guy. I have a grandfather clock which is one of my favorite possessions. Once a week I wind it faithfully and it keeps perfect time. Happy Tuesday to all.

  4. Hi all – Quick solve today on the words, and when BEFORE fit for the first answer word, the rest was obvious.

    Thanks for the details Mike.
    Angela, thanks for the great link. One of the first things we did in physics was derive the motion of a pendulum (which I can no longer do because it was so long ago) and it was really neat to see how everything cancelled out except the length, making the clock possible – from your link: “The period (the amount of time it takes for a pendulum to go back and forth once) of a pendulum’s swing is related only to the length of the pendulum and the force of gravity. Since gravity is constant at any given spot on the planet, the only thing that affects the period of a pendulum is the length of the pendulum. The amount of weight does not matter. Nor does the length of the arc that the pendulum swings through. Only the length of the pendulum matters.”

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “I hope the farmer doesn’t FORGET about the birds nesting in his treetops before he uses his SICKLE to prune them, or that lyric’s RHYME about a rockin’ ROBIN might have a different meaning.”

    • Hey Steve…There’s just seems to be so much discrepancy out there…This link is the second I was reading. I deleted the one that shows in the email because I noticed after I posted it that it read “not secure” on my browser, so I canned it…Seems like a lot of people had their HANDS on this thing! 😉🕰🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🐦 Even though the book was written BEFORE HIS TIME, as far as he was concerned, there was no RHYME or reason to explain why they’d be discussing SICKLE cell anemia in relation to a ROBIN, so he decided to FORGET the whole chapter…🐦🙋🏻

  6. 🤦🏻‍♂️As much as he tried to FORGET, some things still bothered him,
    A cut like from a SICKLE’s what he felt…and it was grim…
    He’d look into her eyes, and tho the color ROBIN blue,
    Could mesmerize him all too much…the gray was in there too…
    He tried to put his thoughts in words, he tried to RHYME her worth,
    But all too often he’d end up with nothing more than dearth
    He knew that it was long ago, but ’till he made the climb…
    His mistrust of her lingered…with the things BEFORE HIS TIME…🤦🏻‍♂️

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