Jumble Answers for 10/29/2020








29 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/29/2020

  1. Happy Thursday everyone! All of our anagrams had double letters this morning, but the double-letter trick of coupling consonants or vowels that are alike only worked on 2 of them. MEEKLY was by far the easiest to solve. I utilized both the DLT and the LY-trick of placing the -LY suffix at the end of the layout. All that was left for me to do was to tack the M on the front. Talk about things panning out!

    Our cartoon was a period piece that introduced us to a couple of gold prospectors. Since “California gold rush” was given to us in the cartoon sentence, we can easily assume that this is a scene from the late 1840’s.

    It was very interesting to see that the gentleman on the left was described as a “land owner”. There weren’t that many at the time except for a few farmers in the north. The vast majority of the 300,000 people that came couldn’t afford to purchase land so they used stakes to mark their territory. And that, folks, is how the idiom of “staking a claim” came to be.

    I think the colorist of Jeff’s cartoon made a seasonally appropriate “boo-boo” this morning. We see the stream to the right of the tracks winding through the bushes and it should empty into a lake or ocean. But the body of water just above the bushes was colored green instead of blue. It could be the “hills” that the dialogue referenced, but there’s only one guy that knows for sure.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7 consonants and 5 vowels for a total of 12-letters. I thought David scrambled this one brilliantly! If it wasn’t for the hyphen, I’m sure it would have taken quite a bit longer to solve.

    My final thought for today pertains to the upcoming Halloween cartoon. Will the guys give it to us tomorrow since the holiday lands on a Saturday? Stay tuned to find out!

    • Mike…you know what I thought was the MONEY shot OVERALL? The younger guy with the one strap unbuttoned on the bib. That wasn’t popularized until the 1990’s…So this guy was definitely the odd KARATer! And way ahead of his time. I guess we can say he was LEVI-n his mark! 😉⚒🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…⚒🙋🏻‍♀️

    ⚒ In 1848 James Marshall found something that shone,
    The place was Sutter’s Mills…and after that the lid was blown
    The California CASTUS trampled and the land all RUNNY
    By hundreds-thousands migrants came, hoping to strike for money
    The panning not for MEEKLY ones, supply costs were a shock,
    Like eggs and all those mining pans…(and here I’ll leave KIOSK)…
    But back then many looking for those gold nuggets to shine?
    Ended up on the losing end despite their ONE-TRACK “MINE” ⚒

    Be well, Everyone…and stay safe out there….⚒🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 🌵 With his ONE TRACK MIND set on getting his KIOSK up and running, he noticed that the ink on the sign saying “CACTUS for sale” had gotten RUNNY, and with a deadline to meet, he immediately called looking for a replacement, but was MEEKLY told by the apologetic clerk that after receiving many similar complaints, they had fired the artist…🌵

    🥤The CACTUS juice from the KIOSK was weak and it was RUNNY,
    Yet he being a MEEKLY sort, to say so…he felt funny…
    But he just couldn’t drink it, so he felt he should speak up,
    And walked back to the kiosk, all the while holding his cup…
    He told the vendor what he thought..the response less than kind…
    The vendor turned, hawked…”Get Your Juice”….all with his ONE TRACK MIND…🥤

  4. Good morning. Got all the words but gave up on the cartoon answer. The answer was there in the picture and words but I never saw the trees in the forest. Being an ex-Dodger fan I was glad they won the World Series. Back in the day they tried a bluff of threatening to move if they didn’t get a new ball park and when the mayor called their bluff they had no choice but to leave. I commend them for leaving. Game 4 was the best game I ever saw. It had you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Hey Paul, you’re right on the MONEY! I have to agree that it was all there in the cartoon. The word “MINE” because of the land owner saying “digging” in the Gold Rush, the younger guy asking…”Is that all you talk about”…and we even got that ONE railroad TRACK elaborately displayed…These weren’t just MINER details! 😉…Another very clever nugget of a puzzle! 😉 And I meant to ask you…I think you missed my giving you a Shout Out Tuesday night. It was National Navy Day, and I wanted to thank you for your service. Have a good one, Brooklyn…despite the dark, rainy outside. Be well and stay safe…💰🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Good afternoon Angie. Thank you for your comment. I did miss your shout out and didn’t even know it was Navy Day. Thanks and take care.

  5. Enjoyed all the double letters this morning. Figured “mine” would be in the answer so “one track” followed nicely. Hope all of you have a good Thursday.

  6. Fun Fact: Did you know that the phrase “There’s gold in them thar hills” is most likely a misquote?

    The phrase was made famous by Colonel Mulberry Sellers, a fictional character in Mark Twain’s 1892 novel titled The American Claimant. It is thought that Twain based his character on Georgia assayer M.F. Stephenson.

    The actual phrase, “There’s gold in them thar hills, and millions of it!” was yelled by Stephenson from the steps of the Lumpkin County Courthouse in 1849. It was a failed attempt to dissuade a group of miners from leaving the gold-rich hills of Georgia for the California gold rush.

    • Mike…It seems Dr Stephenson never uttered the phrase either. He never used the words “Them thar hills”. Whatever the Georgia miners gleaned from his speaking to them that day on the courthouse steps became a game of “telephone” as time went by, and after speaking with Twain, he embellished it further for the dramatic effect!
      https://tinyurl.com/yysh2e64 💰🙋🏻‍♀️

        • There’s a lot written about it out there. I only know of the discrepancy because it came up in a Trivia contest one night, and it ended up costing us money! No pun intended! But it seems the phrase was all Twain. He definitely put his MARK on that! 😉⚒🙋🏻‍♀️

          • I read the article you cited but it wasn’t as informative or complete as some of the others. Trying to correct one another seems pointless since neither of us were around back then!

            • Correct one another? Whoa…That’s not where I was coming from at all. And I only chose that article, of the many, because I thought its approach was humerous…and I thought how we lost money that night was humerous too. That’s all there was to my intent…🤷🏻‍♀️

  7. Call me ‘Paul’ cuz I got the anagrams but not the solution…. I am also in agreement that that game was the best I’ve seen in baseball, although being in the stands for the Kirk Gibson moment was likely a better overall experience. Although most of the fires are winding down, the air is heavily polluted and my allergies flaring…
    Maybe for Halloween they will have the Headless Horseman holding the Great Pumpkin in his arm…..

  8. Hi all – I just had to take a second look to see MEEKLY. Wrote the letters for the answer and saw MINE, and then the cartoon confirmed the ONE-TRACK.

    I can almost hear a song lyric saying “I got a one track mind”, but none of the usual searches show the one I’m thinking of.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “Despite the boss’ ONE-TRACK MIND on the proposal, the intern MEEKLY suggested that, even if they included RUNNY nacho sauce, the idea of a mall KIOSK selling only nopales (CACTUS leaves) would almost certainly fail.”

  9. Easy solve today. Words and answer. Made easier with y always at the end of words containing one. Why not find words with y, that don’t have them at the end ?

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