Jumble Answers for 11/03/2020








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

  1. Happy Tuesday everyone! There weren’t any new clue words to report this morning, but we did welcome the surprise answer back into the fold. It was used back on 10/9/16 for a cartoon featuring a clothing line called “The Sydney Collection”. Now before you start getting your trousers all in a twist about it being used before, I’ll let you know that it was over 4 years ago and it didn’t have a double meaning like today’s offering. Let’s all cut David some slacks!

    The first thing I noticed about today’s cartoon was that all of the available space within the frame was perfectly utilized. This enabled Jeff to spread out the action a bit which made the entire panel more visually appetizing.

    There were 9 uniforms on the table but the clipboard showed a total of 19 names. Since none of the names were crossed out or checked off, I think it’s safe to assume that these were the first two employees to get theirs.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters that would split evenly into two words. 8 of the letters were consonants and 6 were vowels. I thought the layout hid the answer extremely well and didn’t offer any clues to the solution. For me, this was one of those solves that flowed naturally just by reading the sentence — a Tuesday timesaver. Enjoy the day and keep jumbling!

  2. Here’s a list of the Top 10 most expensive medical procedures and their average cost:

    10. Cornea transplant ($32,500)
    9. Pancreas Transplant ($408,800)
    8. Kidney Transplant ($442,500)
    7. *Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant ($471,000)
    6. Liver Transplant ($878,400)
    5. Single Lung Transplant ($962,000)
    4. **Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant ($1,071,000)
    3. Intestine Transplant ($1,240,700)
    2. Double Lung Transplant ($1,295,900)
    1. Heart Transplant ($1,664,800)

    *Autologous = The patient is both the donor and recipient.
    **Allogeneic = From a person other than the patient.

    Sources: Investopedia.com and Medicalfuturist.com

  3. Any reason why INFAMY shows up on Election Day? To me the Election Day that will live in INFAMY was 2016 November 8. And MODEM is a doubtful word. There was no such word when I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite being common in the 1980s to around 2000, when connecting to bulletin board systems and the Internet was commonly done with a MODEM over the telephone, it was still a technical word, and its use has fallen in disuse, in favor of ROUTER. The word for a little bit of desirability, by the way, is MODICUM, not MODEM. To me t was an easy Jumble, especially the solution. And yes, the word I found the hardest to solve was INFAMY.

  4. A little Jumble Trivia…The Puzzle of 10/09/2016:
    The models walked down the runway in an…ORDERLY FASHION! 👗
    Perhaps it was a DRESS Rehearsal? 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Anagrams were a snap even the 2 y words.Modem seemed a recent repeat.Given the cartoon setting,I thought the solution might be “In an uniform manner”, but the lack of a U and a M,led me to the “orderly fashion” solution.Happy Election Day to one and all.

    • Hi Professor, Good Morning…Keep in mind…If the word is used in the puzzles “question”, it’ll never appear again in the solve…So the UNIFORM wouldn’t FIT! 😉 Enjoy your day, Prof. Be well and stay safe out there…🥼🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Good Morning, Everyone……🥼 CHECKING ATTENDANTS! 🥼

    🥼 The uniforms had come in, the hospital’s a buzz,
    The staff spoke of the blues and grays… and all this just because…
    Last time there’d been such problems, that annoyance still did HARBOR,
    Towards the aide who messed up badly, despite her one-time ardor
    Chastised and known in INFAMY, she SHYLY did resign,
    But now they formed a new group, the best people they could find
    (Only what I’m finding funny…need the woman really show…
    That guy what line to get in? Alphabet he doesn’t know)?
    Anyway he’ll fix the MODEM, thoughts of the aide with compassion…
    And he’ll tip his cap to this group and their first-rate ORDERLY FASHION 🥼

    Be well, and stay safe…🥼🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. 🖥 Unable to follow the instructions from his IPs rep, he had to SHYLY admit that he didn’t know what the MODEM was, and fearful that the club’s members would HARBOR resentment towards him, and INFAMY would follow if he screwed things up, he left a note…and with everything in an ORDERLY FASHION, he just went home…🖥

    📚 He waited at the HARBOR, while clutching his three books,
    He hoped the cruise would go well…worried ‘bout the sky’s dark look
    He knew he acted SHYLY when new people he would meet,
    And figured that the books would help when others he would greet
    One book about a MODEM, another Roosevelt…
    The famous INFAMY quote, an icebreaker, so he felt
    But nervous still he turned a page in the book ‘bout his passion
    And read about the Mets as he sat there in ORDERLY FASHION….📚

  8. Easy one this morning again. I too thought the final answer might be Orderly Manner but the letters weren’t quite right. Interesting medical trivia, Mike. Here’s hoping none of you need any of those transplant surgeries. Wishing all of you a happy & healthy day.

  9. Hi all – Happened to get all the words today, and then the hospital setting gave me ORDERLY and the rest. It made me smile as a double pun, since they’re distributing clothes which have a kind of FASHION. I don’t remember “orderly” being used while I was working in a hospital – maybe it’s a bit old-FASHIONed? But I remember it being used in early TV shows a lot. I’m interested to see what Betty thinks about the word. I also smiled at the woman handing out the orderlies’ outfits saying “run a tight ship” because it reminded of the military term “quartermaster” whose job it is to hand out uniforms among other things.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    I liked your attendance pun Angela, and I also thought that the guy probably didn’t need to be shown where to go as long as he knew his own name and the alphabet.

    Didn’t know there was an intestine transplant Mike, and I hope I never hear of it again. 😂

    “The boy didn’t realize that his MODEM would HARBOR a list of websites in an ORDERLY FASHION, and experienced a day of INFAMY when he had to SHYLY confess to his parents that he had visited them.”

    • Steve, When I was in nursing school, Orderlies were male attendants who generally took care of procedures on male patients as opposed to Nurses’ Aides who were generally female. I believe now these folks are referred to as Nursing Assistants and can be either male or female. As medical care & procedures have become more complex, I’m not sure there’s much of a role for them anymore. I did notice that the two employees picking up their uniforms in today’s Jumble are male.

    • LOL! Tks, Steve. And I guess the “show you where to go” was used to reinforce the “organized/orderly” way in which things ran. It did “spell” out 😉 a good hint, even though the solve was an immediate read. In contrast, in the puzzle of Oct 2016, the dialogue between the two main characters reads…”She always gets the best models”, and “Her summer line is so ORGANIZED” which was needed to sew up Orderly for that one…But I have to smile at that YOU, of all people, picked up on the slick use of FASHION. It’s the usual brilliant type of play on words https://tinyurl.com/yymmwteg we’ve come to expect from David, but Pashminas aside?…Well, you know I need not skirt the issue! Hope we have a good night! Stay safe…🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I was able to FASHION a reference to the pun because I’ve had a good teacher!
        Hope you and everyone has a safe night and beyond.
        (PS – I knew “quartermaster” because my father said that was one of his jobs in the Army during WWII.)

        • Thank you. You made a good student 🐏🐏
          And I’m glad the mediocrity continues…
          To a safe night…and a good night…🍷🇺🇸🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. What is the derivation of ‘orderly’? Seems like an odd word. I did find todays game to be orderly and easily solved. None of the anagrams gave me pause but the solution took a little longer.
    Enjoyed keeping up with Dixville Notch yesterday, although it seldom seems predictive of who will win the Oval. Just hoping for a quiet night and a gradual return to normalcy…..

    • Here is a short blurb about the etymology of Orderly as a noun:

      “military attendant who carries orders,” 1781, short for orderly corporal, etc. Extended 1809 to an attendant at a hospital (originally a military hospital) charged with keeping things clean and in order, from orderly (adj.) in the military sense of “of or pertaining to communication or execution of orders” (1723).

  11. This had a little give away in that the clue ended “in an,” which meant that the first word of the answer started with a vowel.

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