Jumble Answers for 03/25/2020












Happy Wednesday Jumble friends!  Was today’s answer hard to swallow?  Don’t feel bad because it took quite some time to crumb up with the solution myself.  Definitely a labor of love!

Today’s anagrams split neatly into two groups.  Both of the 5-letter ones were repeats while those of the 6-letter variety came up as new.  None of them gave me the runaround and no whisks had to be taken.  MIGATB edged out TOONNI as my pick for hardest anagram.   The double vowels and consonants in the layout of NOTION were ALL bark and NO bite.

The tradition of the bride and groom feeding each other cake is meant to symbolize the beginning of sharing their food, their love and their lives together.  And if you’re a guest, it typically marks the point in the evening when the older folks call it a night and the dancing and drinking starts!  I was kind of surprised that they were eating a slice from the top tier of the cake.  Usually it’s reserved and frozen for the couple to consume on their first wedding anniversary.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13 (unlucky) letters.  The sentence wasn’t any help and the woman asking the couple to “hold on” was too subtle for me to find.  My aha moment arrived when I finally spotted ENT in the layout and noticed the M.  With the letters for MOMENT and A out of the way, INGEST was a . . . piece of cake!  Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





28 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/25/2020

  1. Today was way too tough. These are supposed to be fun and time consuming. Not good at all!

    • I agree with anonymous. To hard and not fun at all. I play every day if they are all like this I am done.

  2. Good morning. Loved the unknowns remark. It’s called reality. Every now and then you have to be knocked down a peg so you don’t become too cocky on that high horse. Have to admit it was hard. The cartoon answer that is. So much so that I did the smart thing and gave up. I would have never solved that lame answer. I guess you can’t always hit a home run. In this case they struck out and in the process lost the bat in the stands. As for the words they were interesting. At first I had Sieze because of the i before e. Then remembered I got it wrong last time and even talked about it. I corrected that and also remembered that word Gambit from before. Up until the cartoon I was going good. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hey Paul. Good Morning….5 of the Early Birds threw in the towel too. You needed to study the cartoon, but the key was there. The woman saying…”Hold on”. We always need to concentrate on the dialogue…the answers are always there….Why would the woman be saying that if it wasn’t for the hint?
      “HOLD ON”…I’m guilty of that all the time…I’m always saying .”Ok, hold on a second…”. Second, minute…moment. I think everyone uses one of these words as a constant. So, you take MOMENT out of the equation…The “A” is a given…We’re left with “INGEST”…To eat…Ingest.
      “Ok, ok…in just a minute”…”Ok, in just a second”…But this was..”In just a moment”.
      And the couple is shown pausing with the cake. They’re going to wait until the woman’s ready with the camera….Challenging, yes…but really brilliant! Hope things are going well…Stay safe, Brooklyn. 🍰🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. ☕️ Wanting to SEIZE the moment, and under the NOTION that he could use their argument last night as his GAMBIT, he slurped at the FOAMY latte and was ready to start talking…when his wife said…”Wait…let me get my coffee…I’ll be there “IN JUST A MOMENT”…☕️🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 🤷🏻‍♂️ GAMBIT is from ”Gambetto”…it translates “tripping up”
    And he was thinking of it, as he filled his FOAMY cup…
    Absorbed he had the NOTION that he’d solve the crime himself,
    And he hoped to SEIZE the challenge…of the missing Golden Elf…
    He took his time and thought it out…with this he’d not relent…
    He prayed a clue was coming…maybe IN JUST A MOMENT…🤷🏻‍♂️

  5. Agree w the previous posts.I too started out with seize misspelled because of the I before e rule except after c,as in receive.Then I got the obvious a as the middle solution letter,followed by moment,though I was originally thinking minute,rather than moment,but was obviously lacking the u.Finally,I caved,and gave up on the quoted ingest answer.Oh well,it’s a Wednesday puzzle,and we can’t get them all.

    • Hi Professor. I never use the word moment either. It’s usually second or minute. But those 2 M’s are what directed me. We’ve been talking about the puzzle, and my friend brought up a good point. The theme of the wedding threw a few of them off. They felt the solution had to be “wedding” related, so they were stuck on trying to think of words along that line. It’s a good observation. (And we just had a wedding puzzle on 03/15)! In reality, the wedding really had nothing to do with the solve. Any other scenario would have worked…They felt the wedding set them off on a unnecessary tangent! Definitely a tricky one today! Hope all is well. Prof. Stay safe. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi Everyone –
    I got the answer – eventually – after finding the A and Moment, and then trying the In prefix. I think David is perhaps being influenced by your puns, Mike and Angela, which can be a stretch sometimes but fun once you get them.

    • Hi Caroline. Good Morning. The IN angle was a good one. Two of my friends said that’s what led them to the word also. And I thank you wholeheartedly for suggesting that David might be influenced by “anything” I might say… I can’t speak for Mike…but I think I’ve mentioned before, that my feelings are that I couldn’t even shine David’s shoes. The man’s nothing short of a genius when it comes to linguaphilepic prowess…(and the irony here..is that I don’t even think that’s a word) 😂😂 !!! (Caroline…my nerves are shot…I’m just trying my best to keep it all together)! Anyway, yes, today’s “word” was definitely a stretch…and a brilliant pun…and I would have paid good money if I could have thought of it! 😉 Hope all is well, Caroline…please stay safe.🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Your prowess is up there, Angela.
        We’re doing OK here, going out for a drive and walk sometimes. It’s so nice to have the comfort of the Jumble and blog.
        You stay safe, too.

        • Thank you very much, Caroline…you’re too kind. But just for the record, I know I’ve mentioned how my Father saw that I had a gift for words at a very young age, but I was taught from then, to not let my head get as big as my hair! 😂😂 (I always seemed to have unruly locks)!…And I’ve always tried to live by the rule. I’m glad you’re doing well, and able to get out a little. I’m fortunate to have my yard out back, and 2 terraces upstairs off my dining and bedrooms. But I’m beginning to get feelings of claustrophobia. I know it’s the PTSD from 9/11, but it’s flaring up. All mental, of course because I’m surrounded by doors and windows, and my family and friends are around. I really feel for elderly people who are alone though, and people who live in small apartments…especially those in elevated buildings. My whole problem…I “think” too much. But you’re right…we have an outlet here..and I’m comforted because my old parish in Brooklyn has been streaming Mass each day on Facebook. Every little bit helps, right? 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

    • You might be right, Caroline! And if not, it was a complete honor just seeing my name next to his. You really know how to make a fellow word nerd smile! 😊😊😊

  7. Hi all – GAMBIT took an extra look, then I *really* didn’t think I was going to get the answer. But the middle word had to be ‘A’, and after a MOMENT I got that from the letters and the woman saying ‘hold on’. I thought ING would be at the end of a word, but *finally* saw INGEST from the remaining letters. Surely U-GEST! “Don’t call me Shirley!” 😂

    I had to laugh at the woman saying her camera’s memory card was full, because I had the thought that she looked old enough to have said that once upon a time meaning her dance card was full. Slightly before my time, but I’ve heard of it.

    I also got a laugh from “Torte” in the voting question. I was thinking it was a legal term, but that turned out to be “Tort”.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “At the drugstore, he decided to SEIZE the NOTION of offering a GAMBIT of trading his case of FOAMY shaving cream for a package of toilet paper.”

  8. Wow!! Cartoon answer stumped me this morning. Hats off to those of you who were able to solve it. 🎩 I too kept thinking one of the words would end in “ing” and knew the lady saying “hold on” was pertinent but just couldn’t connect. Too bad anonymous is going to throw in the towel. I’m with Paul, I like the challenge and am not discouraged when I occasionally falter. Tomorrow is another day. Hang in there, Angela. My thoughts are with you folks in New York. We will get through this.

    • Hi Betty.👏🏻👏🏻 I know you love the challenge. 😉 And thanks for your kind words. My thoughts are with everyone…especially your family members out there on the front lines. I’m rooting for them. I’m just a nervous person from the door…so this is just icing on the CAKE! 😂..And tomorrow? https://tinyurl.com/w7msp2a….Bet your bottom dollar! Be well, Betty and stay safe.😘🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Thanks for the song, Angela, loved that play. Thought for the day: ‘When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot in the rope and Swing!! “

        • You’re very welcome, Betty. I loved it too..and the movie. And the song…In fact I played the entire sound track Saturday night. It’s great music. And thanks for the thought. I do like to swing! 😂💃🏻👠 Thanks, Betty! 😘🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Ok guys words were not easily solved but the answer to the puzzle was ridiculous and I don’t feel bad that 70% of us didn’t get it. Happy trails to us all and stay healthy!

  10. I’ve never heard the expression “ingest” a cake, let alone a wedding cake. No wonder the readers were angry. I got “moment” and strung “ing” together but I still couldn’t come up with the answer. I don’t consider the answer clever because nobody ingests a wedding cake, they savor it.

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