Jumble Answers for 10/26/2020








23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/26/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone… 👥 I hope this finds you well….👥

    🎶DOUBLE your pleasure, DOUBLE your fun…with DOUBLEmint, Doublemint, Doublemint Gum…🎶 DoubleMint Gum Commercial – Circa 1950-60’s… https://tinyurl.com/yx8v3uo8

    👥 We see a Mom with her two boys…let’s call them Bob and Steve,
    They’re twins…double the trouble…one bobs, the other weaves…
    Some ALIAS names fit them, like maybe Rough and Tough,
    Their THIRST to explore everything…sometimes more than enough…
    Today they’ve taken masks of Mom…now this is a fine kettle,
    We see them used as headbands! But as masks, one’s failed with METAL…
    Bob who’s at left has pinched his down, he’s covered up his nose,
    But Steve’s not mastered mask usage…he’s the one more verbose…
    So which of these two JUNIOR boys should really take the blame?
    It looks like Mom’s bipartisan…she loves them…JUST THE SAME 👥

    Loving how Jeff has these kids wearing TWO masks each…One on their faces, but another wrapped around their heads, as a headband…and if you look real closely, you’ll see the DOUBLE set of bands around their ears…horizontally for the standard usage, but also vertically for the headband looping. Now how clever is that? Kudos, Jeff! And if it wasn’t for the fact that no one can afford to waste masks these days, I’d definitely enjoy showing the Little Ones the headband trick…Have a good one, Folks…Be well, stay safe…and wear your masks out there…👥🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 🥤JUNIOR, ALIAS the worry-wort, sensing a taste of METAL in his mouth, had a insatiable THIRST for something cold, but settled for the tepid water JUST THE SAME…🥤

    🛠 He hated being JUNIOR man, titles to him pretentious,
    He felt he knew the job quite well…he wasn’t an apprentice
    Why hide behind an ALIAS…he had the job down pat
    There’s METAL and there’s wiring…a little this and that
    His THIRST for knowledge saw him through…he’s tired of this game
    And without a promotion…will he stay here JUST THE SAME? 🛠

  3. Happy Monday Jumble fans! There weren’t any surprises when it came to today’s anagrams. SAAIL seems to always register as ASSAIL for whatever reason, but it didn’t take long to realize that we were dealing with double A’S and not S’s. The early poll numbers indicate that it’s your stumper as well so I’m very comfortable in stating that it’ll finish the day as the hardest offering. Did anyone else notice that the anagrams were very close to being in reverse alphabetical order? It was actually the first thing I noticed when starting today’s game. So close, David!

    Today’s cartoon introduced us to 3 characters that were having an interaction in a living room or possibly a hallway. Two of them are young boys, probably 4 or 5 years old, and the third is their mother. Mom is dressed in scrubs with a stethoscope hanging around her neck. If she used it to check her blood pressure after what she’s seeing she’d probably be off the charts! That’s because her little ones have decided to play with the family’s PPE stockpile, but they explain that they only wanted to dress up like they’re “hero.” I’d say they were being honest about their tomfoolery because of their young age. Any older and they’d definitely be giving mom a line!

    My favorite detail (at first) was the face coverings being used as shoulder pads by the boy on the right. A closer inspection of the panel revealed something far more imaginative though. At the point where the ear-loops intersect on their faces, Jeff showed that the masks being used as headbands went on first while the one for the mouth/nose overlapped and went on second. I hope you understand what I’m trying to say because it was super impressive when finding it.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters. THE was given to us which left us searching for two 4-letter words. After writing out the clue letters I had no trouble spotting SAME in the first 4 and JUST in the remainder. What a fun and lighthearted way to start the week. Have a magnificent Monday everyone!

  4. ALIAS is always a tricky word in a Jumble. I am not sure the word should be in a Jumble. It has the shadow solution ASAIL, which leads to cartoon solutions such as JUST THE MALE and JUST THE MEAL. Although it does not seem to be in dictionaries, it appears in poems such as Charlie Rice’s “Every Ship’s Asail”.

  5. Good morning. Thank goodness for Monday’s. It leaves you feeling good because most times they are easy. But when they are extremely easy it makes you feel like it’s for dummies. Today I’ll
    walk away with a sense of accomplishment. Thanks Mike for the extras and Angela for the video of the commercial. I remember them back in the day. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  6. Enjoyed the twin puzzle,especially since we have two 6 year old granddaughter twins,Kate and Jane.Alias did originally look like assail minus the double s,but the anagrams and cartoon solution were a rapid Monday,snowy Monday,yes that S word is present in central Illinois this morning.

  7. Hi all – I had to look at THIRST a few times before getting it, after trying SH and TH as a suffix. Thought the answer would be BOTH THE SAME, but the letters showed the correct one.

    These kids are getting the masks WASTED. In addition to the ones already noted, they’re handling (and thus spoiling) two others, and the boy on the left also has one around his neck like an ascot. I guess he wanted to keep up with his brother’s epaulets.
    They were easy for me to spot since the Chronicle prints the Jumble in color.

    One other minor oddity was seeing the word “just” in both the dialog and the answer, although used in two different senses.

    Angela, I guess an alternate commercial would have been “Which one has the Tony (home permanent).”

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The METAL band had a THIRST for greater fame, but the ALIAS they adopted to appear in a JUNIOR role on the country music circuit didn’t fool anyone because their music was JUST THE SAME.”

        • That looks like a bureau in the background, but more interestingly, there’s some slop-over in the drawing that makes it look like the balloon strings have escaped the photo and are tied to the picture frame! 😂

          • It is a bureau in the BACKground, but the balloons aren’t INFUSED…And perhaps it was DRAWN that way to look HUMEROUS…I mean obviously they beLUNGin the frame…so it shouldn’t really BLADDER if that little pen STROKE smeared over…Its not like it’s TACHY or anything…🩺🙋🏻‍♀️

          • The “slop over”…Here’s another thought. Since she’s younger there when she had the babies…perhaps the whole thing’s PREMEDitated?… 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

    • It may be a bureau but there aren’t any knobs on it.

      Mom and dad are wearing V-necked tops in the framed picture — similar to the scrubs that she’s wearing today. It leads me to believe that the photo was taken while they were still in the hospital so it might be something else entirely…..

      Is dad in the medical field as well? So many questions!

      Good call on the balloons being tied off to the frame, Steve! 😂

  8. Monday snow? Not in crazy Cally where we have winds with gusts up to 80 and widespread fire warnings. No rest for the weary….
    Junior and alias slowed me momentarily but the anagrams and solution were largely a slam dunk. I remember those Doublemint commercials, sort of speak to an era in the country. Today you’d likely have anti-Dentites marching and protesting tooth decay enabling gum. Personally I only chewed gum when I was quitting smoking….
    Have fun today and let me know if you hear how the Dodgers did yesterday!

  9. Ok ok ok….wrote down Tshirt instead of Thirst, no matter, the solve was easy. Happy Monday, stay safe, be careful.

  10. For those of you who follow Jumble on Facebook, they’ve posted today’s puzzle. If you take a look, you can enlarge the panel to see all the details…👀🙋🏻‍♀️

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