Jumble Answers for 11/04/2020








18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/04/2020

  1. Happy Wednesday everyone! There weren’t any new clue words to report this morning as all of them have been used at some point in the past. We did have three new anagrams though. I stumbled upon NOOHR being used way back on 5/19/07 but it was just as easy then as it was today. ETHIC was the only stumper for me. I did manage to find the -IC ending straight away, but getting the other letters organized took quite a bit longer.

    Jeff really nailed it with his cartoon offering. At first I was on the fence about it, but then I noticed the shadows and dim lighting and it all started to make sense. What I believe he was trying to do was make a connection between a snakes den and the small, cramped area that we see today. Take a look again and let me know if you think that that was his intent too….. or not.

    Each character is armed with plenty of source material to argue his case. I particularly liked the tri-page spread of what looked like an Anaconda layed out on the table. If you look closely at the book that the gentleman is holding on the left you’ll see a snake that is shown nearly twice as tall as a human. And there were four more snakes on the opposite page just for good measure! The detail of the beverage glasses being nearly empty lets us know that they’ve been going back and forth for a while. They might as well pour a couple more because it looks like they’re in for a long night.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters. 6 of them were consonants and 2 were vowels. I’m sure David tried his best to conceal the answer, but the fact that it was so short made the final solve effortless. Have a wonderful Wednesday and keep Jumbling!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about Snakes:

    10. Snakes don’t have eyelids.
    9. Snakes can have up to 33 ribs and 1200 bones.
    8. Pythons often live 25 to 30+ years in captivity.
    7. Snake scales are made of keratin which is the same substance in human hair and nails.
    6. Each individual scale has the same sensitivity as your fingertip.
    5. Snakes are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica.
    4. The King Cobra can go months without having to eat.
    3. Snakes shed their skins 3-6 times per year.
    2. 70% of snakes lay eggs while 30% give birth to live young.
    1. The Black Mamba is the fastest snake in the world and can travel 12 MPH.

    Sources: Livescience.com and Onekindplanet.org

  3. Good morning. The short or long of it was that I had no problem with either the words or cartoon answer. I was absent for the past three days because I was in Atlantic City with one of my sons, wife and her co-worker. Lost as usual but had great meals at Ocean. First time staying there. The food was outrageous. None of us won there but two broke even when we visited other casinos. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • It sounds like you had a great time, Paul. But honestly, how could you not when you’re in the company of loved ones? There’s no amount of printed paper that could ever top that! 🙂

  4. I had to back into ethic – doesn’t seem like it should have been that difficult but it was challenging. Will have to remember the “ic” idea next time, MIke. Cartoon answer was an easy solve. Have a good day all.

    • But it looks so easy once it’s solved! I’m surprised that it’s been absent just north of two years. Enjoy your day!

  5. Easy peasy though I was ETHICally challenged, as were many others. Maybe talking about snakes makes sense after Election Day? Personally I believe snakes get a bad rep and have owned a number of them. Their behavior is predictable unlike many humans and their skin is not slimy at all!
    Have a great day and may all your propositions have passed…….

  6. Hi all – At first glance I saw HITCH and CLAMMY, but a second look showed ETHIC and CALMLY. The answer was obvious. Having “longer” in the dialog and “length” in the answer comes as close as I can remember to breaking the rule of thumb that words don’t appear in both places.

    My take on the shadows and dim lighting (and the woman saying that she’s going to bed) is that it’s to show that they’ve been arguing a long time (at length) into the night.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “To HONOR the ETHIC of debating, they each agreed to keep a GENTLE demeanor and CALMLY discuss the issues AT LENGTH.” (Remember those days?)

    • Hay Steve…It’s set in stone as far as the question goes. But the dialogue leaves some elbow room. We had another recently too, but I can’t remember exactly when. If I get a minute, I’ll look at my stack of cartoons…🐍🙋🏻‍♀️

    • I’m glad to see that you weren’t so quick to dismiss it though. I’m not a fan of the blatantly obvious if you couldn’t tell….. 😂

      • It was my first thought too, but I went with the idea that while the words were similar, they weren’t the exact same word. Do you recall the puzzle I’m thinking of that had the same situation recently? 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • It also occurred to me that their room might look a little bit more like a LAIR than a den. 😂

        • Looks like we’re both wrong! Per Google, the correct term is nest or burrow (depending upon the particular type of snake). 🐍

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

    🗣 As he CALMLY spoke AT LENGTH about HONOR and the need for a solid work ETHIC, the GENTLE side of him emerged…🗣

    ➕ She held it close with GENTLE hands, her HONOR on the line,
    And CALMLY placed it on the board she’d rubbed with turpentine..
    Her Christian ETHIC made her know she had to do this right,
    The Crucifix she had just carved, the perfect width and height…
    A true labor of love it was…but more so she’d repent
    And clear her conscience of the thoughts that bothered her AT LENGTH ➕

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