Jumble Answers for 02/20/2020












Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! The dish is called “saganaki” and it’s named after the small frying pan that it’s served in. American and Canadian restaurants typically fry the cheese before flambéing it tableside. Just before plating the warm and gooey appetizer, the server squeezes a wedge of lemon over the top to extinguish the flames. Throw in some fresh bread and a glass of wine or Ouzo and you’ll be exclaiming “Opa” in no time!

David’s been on a tear with new clue words and he offered up another gem this morning. REPENT made its way into gameplay and it really did a number on my solve time. The layout had me seeing “preteen” which I’m sure a lot of you did too. The remaining three were old friends from various months in 2019 and didn’t require more than a glance or two before giving themselves up.

There’s no doubt that the setting for today’s cartoon is a Greek restaurant. You can clearly see the architecture on the walls and there’s even a faux-column used as a decoration. It looks like more than one table is ordering this popular starter — and it’s almost as if the servers are igniting the pans at the same time! Flambéed Saganaki is said to have gotten it’s start at the Parthenon Restaurant in Chicago’s Greektown. If you’re interested in seeing a demonstration, you can take a peek right here.

The final solve was an anagram consisting 13-letters. It seems to be David’s preferred length because 3 of the 4 puzzles this week have been exactly 13-letters. The saganaki ended up being the big clue and the leading nature of the sentence made this one an instant solve. This particular answer has been showcased previously on 8/4/16, but the “THE” was given to us in that one.

On a final note, my family and I will be heading to Florida tomorrow for February vacation. I’ll see you all back here on March 2nd when we return. Until then, stay happy and healthy, and I wish you a terrific Thursday!



7 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/20/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone! Give me lots of lemon, warm crispy bread, wine …and Saganaki..It melts my heart! Opa! Have a great day, Everyone! 🧀🔥🙋🏻‍♀️

    🧀🔥I think my biggest downfall for which I do REPENT,
    Is loving cheese the way I do…there is no discontent…
    A lavish meal or in a PINCH, I put my FAITH in cheese,
    And Saganaki’s something that one can whip up with ease…
    The year was 1968 Chicago’s Parthenon…
    A SOCIAL gathering debuts the dish and it caught on…
    I love the drama of it… I love to light the flame,
    And watching as cheese melts and fries to me merits acclaim
    It’s true cholesterol’s got me…my numbers I do scan…
    I’ll take the meds ’cause cheese to me is no FLASH IN THE PAN! 🔥🧀

  2. Good morning. Another successful competition. Easy breezy from beginning to end. The cartoon answer was a blind solve. All this before breakfast. Until tomorrow stay well.

  3. 🤦🏻‍♂️ After calling the new pastor a FLASH IN THE PAN, he knew he’d need to REPENT and try to restore their FAITH in him, so he did whatever he could to tweak and PINCH his schedule and arranged a SOCIAL gathering with the parish committee…🤦🏻‍♂️

    🤷🏻‍♂️ He thought he’d take a leap of FAITH, since he was in a PINCH
    The SOCIAL mores what they were, were causing him to flinch…
    He felt he’d just REPENT up front, the mea culpa do..
    And put it all behind him…like all politicians do…
    It had to work..if not then he’d end up the also-ran
    He needed to prove that he’s more than a FLASH IN THE PAN! 🤷🏻‍♂️

  4. Flash in the pan was virtually a blind solve,but repent kept looking like preteen ,but lacking the extra e.From the vote,I wasn’t the only one temporarily stumped by repent.

  5. Another vote for repent here. I too kept seeing preteen. Cartoon answer was a given so all in all it was a successful day. Hope it’s a good one for all of you.

  6. Hi all – REPENT was the hardest word for me today. It took 8 jumbles before I tried the RE as a prefix and saw it. I saw SOCIAL as soon as I started to write the letters, and the answer was obvious from the context.
    I’ve never heard of the cheese, but YIKES! That looks dangerous. If it were any closer, the guy’s hair gel might catch fire.

    Thanks for the details Mike. Yes, the decor is so typical I guess you could call it iconic Ionic.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “If he thought he could just REPENT his SOCIAL media postings to escape the PINCH they put him in, his FAITH was sadly misplaced.”

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