Jumble Answers for 03/11/2020













Happy Wednesday everyone!  Were you able to overcome the insurMOUNTable odds and solve that pesky word in quotes?  It was a tricky one today so I hope it didn’t SADDLE you down all that long.  The recipe for success in regards to solving this style of puzzle is lots of practice, a sprinkling of ingenuity and perhaps a dash or two of luck.  I’m sure you finished it up in no time — and then got the heck out of Dodge!

It looks like RETEX was the only friend nice enough to stop-back-by and pay us a visit.  We mustn’t be all that close because the last time he came ‘round these parts was way back in November of 2010!  HOTTER was the only anagram to cause a bit of confusion so it’ll be my choice for today’s hardest anagram.

Nice period piece of a frontier town in the Old West.  Of course it has a saloon, but the place must be thriving because they’ve got a post office too!  As one guy gets ready to leave, another weary soul pulls up to fill the freshly-vacated barstool.  Do you think he was listening to “Hey Chewed” on his journey into town?

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters and would, somehow, transform into two words.  I had quite a hard time locating a starting point for the 6-letter one and wasn’t brave enough to even attempt its 4-letter companion!  STREET came to mind after noticing the horses standing there in the cartoon.  It was almost a bit too obvious in retrospect, but it is what it is.  Enjoy the view up on your high-horse David because you earned it on this one!  Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.





11 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/11/2020

  1. Good morning. Another day of really feeling good. I got through the words after taking a little break because nothing was clicking. The second time around proved effective. Now it was off to the cartoon. After playing around with the first word being Meet or Team, I gave up and tried Mane since it was in quotation marks. The latter resulted in a successful finish. Until tomorrow stay well.

  2. Good Morning, Mike and Everyone…The key to the solve, the quoted word, was showcased right there in the cartoon. The only character with any dialogue, the cowboy at front, is shown brushing his horse’s MANE…MAINly to give us the huge hint! So not only was this puzzle RIDDEN well, the drawing puts it PASTURE expectations! Have a great day, Everyone! 🐴🙋🏻‍♀️

    🏊🏻‍♀️Trying not to EXERT too much energy, since it was already growing HOTTER, he decided to SKIMP on the last of the chemicals for the pool on MANE STREET…it was going to rain and most likely no one would show up ANYWAY…🏊🏻‍♀️

    🍅 The tomatoes looking might good, he thought that he might SKIMP,
    And not apply the Miracle-Gro…cause nothing’s looking limp…
    Today should be much HOTTER than it was yesterday…
    And he had fertilized the plants enough…and ANYWAY,
    He didn’t want to EXERT all the time and just get beat…
    He’d rather go to the parade today up on MANE STREET…🍅

  3. …Before I SADDLE down, I figured I’d play with the words a BIT more! 😂🐴🙋🏻‍♀️

    🐴 The day was getting HOTTER, and the horse looked kind of limp,
    The Cowboy wanted whiskey…so his horse he shouldn’t SKIMP …
    He made him EXERT energy by riding into town…
    And dust had flown around and gotten matted in its crown…
    Before he lets him belly up and drink out of the trough,
    He’ll brush his mane and hope that he can get all the dirt off…
    And ANYWAY he always did rather his horse look neat…
    Especially when venturing out to visit the “MANE” STREET! 🐴

  4. All the anagrams and final cartoon solution fell into place today so the day’s off to a good start. Happy Wednesday to all.

  5. Hi all – Had to pause at HOTTER, but got it when I put ER at the end. No idea about the answer, but saw “MANE” from the letters and the cartoon.

    Mike, I’m sure the coachman *was* singing “Hey Chewed”, because he used Tobacco Road to get into town, and as soon as he walked in, he made use of the bar’s spit-TUNE.
    (That’s a nice “Hey Jude” clip you picked too; not one of the usual ones and one I hadn’t seen before.)

    So Angela, it was going to rain on MANE? This is starting to sound like an outtake from My Fair Lady 😂

    Have a great day, everyone.

    Song from the ceiling at Peet’s; “Smooth Operator” by Sade.

    “The Dutch wife tried to EXERT restraint and drastically SKIMP on the sambal oelek used in the nasi goering she made for her in-laws who always found it HOTTER than they liked, but they complained ANYWAY”.

    • “Hey” Steve…(No pun intended)…The video was the promotional clip for the song as a single. And that was it’s debut. That’s David Frost introducing them…He had a TV show in the UK before he had one here…and he was considered very tony back then…Great rendition…ANYWAY…Sorry, but I need you to help me out with the rain reference…I went back to look…but I’m lost! 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • “.. chemicals for the pool on MANE STREET…it was going to rain..”

        Yes, I remember seeing him on the satirical news show “That Was The Week That Was” which I believe he brought over from the UK. The one thing I particularly remember was them giving an award for “Best Comedy Team” to the Dallas police force in 1963. And then there were the Frost/Nixon interviews.

        • 🤦🏻‍♀️ Eureka! The V-8 smack to the head! I wrote that last night before I went to sleep…and I already forgot it! I’m definitely in need of rest! Tks for the explanation….I don’t really remember all that much about David Frost. Just what I’ve read over the years. And he looks so young in the clip, right? I don’t remember him as such…But Main Street makes me chuckle…I always think of when one of my brothers first moved out to Long Island. When Christmas rolled around, he asked us if we’d like to go out there on a particularly Sunday for the Christmas parade…on Main Street. I laughed and said…”You actually have a Main Street”? …And he said, “Yea, right? Just like in all those old westerns we used to watch when we were kids…There was always a Main Street”…But growing up in Brooklyn, that was something we never saw in “real” life! 😂 We never knew of a Main Street So it was definitely a novelty to us! 😂….Old Westerns…Main Street…General Store, Saloon, Feed Store, Dry Goods Shop, Post Office, and oft times a little more upscale Millinery Shop and/or a Haberdashery…Hats seemed to be really important to both men and women back then. It was all so fascinating to a city girl…🤷🏻‍♀️
          My Governor’s on TV again. Even tho it’s all so scary to hear, you have to give him credit for being as transparent as possible…there’s so many questions…😥🙋🏻‍♀️

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