Jumble Answers for 11/16/2020








29 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/16/2020

  1. Happy Monday everyone! Guest Jumbler week #8 is finally upon us and today we welcome cartoonist and puzzle maker, Joe Wos, to the Jumble. Mr. Wos (pronounced woes, but without the “e”) is the creator of Mazetoons — a hybrid combination of traditional maze puzzles with cartoon elements blended in. In 2012, Joe created the world’s largest hand-drawn puzzle. It measured a jaw-dropping 36 feet long and featured more than 100 unique illustrations. Even though he created it, the puzzle was so large and complex that it took him nearly 8 hours to solve. Enjoy your day in the Jumble spotlight, Joe!

    All of today’s anagrams solved instantly upon first glance which is right on par for what we’ve come to expect on a Monday. None of the clue words are coming up as new and we’ve definitely seen the first three scrambles before. Since GLANLO hasn’t been used before, I’ll make it my pick for today’s hardest word.

    Today’s cartoon featured Joe in the center of the illustration with a maze consuming the remaining panel space around him. In the top-left corner we see an “S” which represents our starting point. The object of the puzzle was to draw a continuous line from the S to the F, or finish, without the line intersecting or crossing through any walls. After completing the maze with a time of 19 seconds, I must admit that it was quite a treat to be able to do a bonus puzzle in the area that is usually off-limits!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 6-consonants and 5-vowels for a total of 11-letters. The Z at the beginning of the layout brought MAZE to mind and JOB was easily visible in the remainder. All that was left was a quick tidying up and our first Guest Jumbler puzzle was complete.

    If today’s maze tickled your fancy, you can purchase Joe’s books right HERE. The link will bring you to a local bookstore that he’s partnered with and you can even request a custom cartoon or autograph for your new book!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about Mazes and Labyrinths:

    10. The Villa Pisani labyrinth in Stra, Italy is said to be the most difficult maze in the world.
    9. The oldest surviving hedge maze is located at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, UK. It was planted in 1690.
    8. In 1882, scientist John Lubbock started designing mazes to study the navigational skills of insects (ants).
    7. Many of the earliest video games featured mazes. Atari’s 4th video game, Gotcha, was released in 1973 and had players chase each other through a black-and-white maze.
    6. As of 2018, the world’s largest permanent maze is the Yancheng Dafeng Dream Maze in China.
    5. The world’s largest temporary maze is in Dixon, CA at Cool Patch Pumpkins. The corn maze extends over 50 acres.
    4. The term “labyrinth” dates as far back as the 14th century, deriving from the Latin labyrinthus and the Greek labýrinthos, or a building with intricate passages.
    3. The term “maze” dates from the 13th century and comes from the Middle English word mæs, denoting delirium or delusion.
    2. The only difference between a maze and labyrinth is that maze refers to a complex branching multicursal puzzle with choices of path and direction, while a unicursal labyrinth has only a single path to the center.
    1. To solve simple mazes, try the “Right Hand Rule.” In most simply constructed mazes, all of the walls are connected to the outer boundary of the maze—which means, trailing your hand along the wall when you start the maze will help you avoid getting lost in unconnected passageways and lead you to the finish!

  3. Good morning. Typical Monday jumble. Zipped right through the words. Before I started the cartoon I looked up Labyrinth and then I sailed right through that maze of letters for a quick solution. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  4. PIZZA JUICE for breakfast at a HUMBLE station after a GALLON of gas at the pump? Not me. No way. It’s A MAZE ING that Jumble would have us do that. I know what this guy is after. A MAZE ING is an anagram of MAGAZINE, so this guy is after a MAGAZINE JOB. I don’t know if he’ll get it with PIZZA JUICE in his résumé.

  5. And there is another anagram for GLANLO, namely LOGLAN, which is an artificial language based on logical constructions.

  6. *** For those of our readers who don’t follow the Jumble on Facebook, here’s what was posted this morning, along with a copy of today’s puzzle…*** 🙋🏻‍♀️

    “Today’s Guest Jumbler is the incredible Joe Wos! Joe has created the unique puzzle world of MazeToons! We’re thirlled to have him start the 8th year of Guest Jumblers Week. Joe has some Amazing maze books for everyone to enjoy! Please visit https://mazetoons.com/ for more great puzzles!” Enjoy!

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

    🍕 They all agreed that he did an AMAZING JOB… baking the PIZZA, plus making fresh JUICE by the GALLON, and they were impressed by how HUMBLE he was about it all..🍕

    🗣He drank JUICE by the GALLON, and much PIZZA he consumed,
    They tried to tell him HUMBLE-like that his life would be ruined,
    The carbs and all the sugar could turn him into a slob…
    So they got him to eat healthy…and did an AMAZING JOB! 🗣

  8. Our neighbor and friend Dustin Johnson of Columbia, SC won the 2020 Masters Championship.

  9. I just love Guest Jumblers week. I’m not familiar with Joe Wos but did enjoy his amazing puzzle this morning. Wishing all of you a good Monday.

  10. Hi all – Quick and easy Monday with just a slight tick at GALLON.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    Thank you for explaining what the ‘S’ and ‘F’ are, Mike, DUH 😂 (Yes, I actually wondered for a minute when I first looked.) I’ve done mazes like this, but there must be something I’m not understanding, because I decided to try working backwards, and starting at the ‘F’, I can’t see any path to escape the lower right hand corner (unless you’re allowed to cross the cartoon character?)

    • Never work backwards, Steve! It’s a myth that it’s easier and he says that he designs his puzzles to be harder for those who flout the rules.

      I read online that Joe sometimes writes a number in red and circles it down in the corner. The number represents the approximate time for the solve. We didn’t see one today but I thought it would be interesting to mention.

  11. Interesting easy solve this morning. Enjoyed your comments a lot Mike! Not familiar with Joe but will start following him. I tried my new method for solving the Jumble, solving 3rd word first, second second then fourth and first, followed by solving the puzzle. It worked! You are all welcome to use my method…..

  12. I just want to take a moment to thank everyone at Jumble, and especially the fans! In September I won the Reuben Award in the variety category from the national cartoonists society, and I couldn’t imagine another honor that would reach that caliber in my lifetime let alone in this year! But being asked to be a guest artist in Jumble has truly been a great honor. The fans have been rushing to my website, app, and buying my books today! What a kind fanbase! This has been a rare case where two funny pages puzzles have crossed over to meet and what a joy it is to be associated with such a legendary puzzle! To each and every one of you I say “HKTNA OYU!”

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