Jumble Answers for 11/18/2020








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  1. Happy Wednesday everyone! We’ve arrived at the halfway point of Guest Jumbler week and today’s featured guest is cartoonist Ryan Pagelow. Mr. Pagelow is the creator of the Buni comic strip. He describes it as a dark comic about an optimistic bunny with terrible luck. The Chicago-based artist publishes his strip twice a week over at Gocomics.com, and it can also be found in a few newspapers as well. Enjoy your day in the Jumble spotlight, Ryan!

    There weren’t any new clue words to report this morning, but we did receive three new anagrams to work through. KOWEA is the only one that we’ve definitely seen before. I found that it’s been used at least four times in the past — 4/10/82, 6/4/91, 8/12/98 and 9/7/05 — so it’s fair to say that it didn’t cause any problems this time around.

    It looks like Buni (pronounced bunny) is having yet another bad day. His game of chess didn’t turn out so hot and now he’s forced to deal with an oversized, gloating gingerbread man. The best part about this strip is that it’s dialogue-free, so the reader can ultimately decide how down in the dumps Buni truly is.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters, which, coincidentally, is the same amount as yesterday’s behemoth. It was comprised of 6-consonants and 8-vowels. Since gingerbread man was used in the cartoon sentence, I decided that COOKIE would be the perfect starting point to use up some of the O’s. With those letters out of the way, TOUGH and ONE were quite visible in the remainder for the finish.

    If you enjoyed Ryan’s work as much as I did, then why not show him your support by picking up a copy of his latest book “Buni: Happiness is a State of Mind” over on Amazon. There are only 18 copies left in stock and I’m hoptimistic that we can get that number much lower by the end of today!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about Bunnies!

    10. Rabbits and bunnies are the same animal – there’s no difference in breed or species, just the word we prefer.
    9. Bunny was originally (and sometimes still is) used as a term of endearment for a young girl. Over time, it started to mean a young and/or small animal, and now it usually means a rabbit.
    8. Jackrabbits have been clocked at speeds of 45 miles per hour.
    7. Much like a dog, a pet rabbit can be taught to come to his/her name, sit in your lap, and do simple tricks.
    6. A baby rabbit is called a kit, a female is called a doe, and a male is a buck.  A group of rabbits is called a herd.
    5. A rabbit’s life span is about 8 years.
    4. All of a rabbit’s teeth have open roots, enabling them to constantly grow.
    3. The average size of a rabbit litter is usually between 4 and 12 babies, which results after a short 30-day gestation.
    2. When a rabbit does a weird twist and jump in the air, it’s called a binky. Rabbits do this when they have so much energy that they just can’t contain it.
    1. Bunnies cannot vomit!

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

    For those of our readers who don’t follow the Jumble on Facebook, here’s what was posted this morning, along with today’s puzzle…

    “Today’s Guest Jumbler comic comes from the brilliant Ryan Pagelow and his online comic Buni. I love Buni! Ryan’s Buni is visually cute – yet twisted and sad. Buni is a naive optimist with terrible luck, he is constantly being crushed by the real world. Please visit http://www.bunicomic.com to see more Buni and see for yourself how great this comic is. You’ll find it here on Fqcebook and Instagram as well. Thank you, Ryan! We are so glad to have you and Buni as our guest! NEYOJ!”

    *** And if you do follow on Facebook, you’ll see that the “IT” vs “HE” controversy when referring to the Gingerbread Man has already taken wing…*** 🍪🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Good morning. Had absolutely no problem with the words but had a heck of a time with the cartoon answer. Truth be told I was able to get the cartoon answer by looking up all the combinations of words that can be made from the fourteen letters. Then figure out which ones would work together. It was a brilliant answer. Never would have gotten it without the help even though if you study the picture the third word is there for you to get. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  5. 🍪 The first thing she thought of as soon as she AWOKE was getting the cupcakes done for the OUTING, but it still seemed a bit out of her ORBIT that they’d CHOSEN her…considering the epic baking fail that had earned her the unfortunate nickname of ONE TOUGH COOKIE…🍪

    🤷🏻‍♀️ He lived in his own ORBIT, thinking himself CHOSEN few,
    One day AWOKE and felt that he was better off than you
    In his mind life’s an OUTING, and he’s got a front row seat,
    Deserves the best and his intent’s to keep all others beat…
    He calls himself the Captain, while the rest of us are rookies…
    He’s not well-liked, consensus is…the man is ONE TOUGH COOKIE 🤷🏻‍♀️

  6. I was way off base today. I got all the words without any difficulty however I was trying to get night or knight worked in the answer so I was way off. Finally started looking for other words and came up with cookie which then became an instant solve.

  7. Your caption is misleading. You say Gingerbread Man, but refer to him as an “it.” To be grammatically correct, it should have been “he.”
    Kathy Coxwell

    • No, it’s not misleading at all. HE was used to refer to Buni so it would be too confusing to use again on Gingerbread Man. Ryan rocked it!

      • Hey Mike…This is the same answer posted about an hour ago to people who were questioning it on Facebook…And surely it’s Ryan’s reasoning…but the dissenters are crying…”CRUMBy defense”! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

          • Oh, I’m not one of the dissenters. Although I can see where some people would be CHEWsy about it. And as long as it’s handled GINGERly, it seems valid. Adds a little BITE to the game today! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. 🐰 Our Buni here tries oh so hard to see things all as rosy,
    Each day an OUTING all so new, his little realm so cozy
    He’s CHOSEN a clear path in life, despite so much gone wrong
    He lives in his own ORBIT, where “Be Happy” is his song…
    If I AWOKE like Buni here…no thoughts that turned all gooky
    Would people think me crazy…or say…”Hmm she’s ONE TOUGH COOKIE”?🐰

  9. With a cookie being an inanimate object, it’s stands to reason that it would be referred to as “IT”. But I guess the use of “Man” lends to the belief that it should be considered a “He”. Perhaps too TOUGH to SWALLOW for some…But the Gingerbread Man has always been just one more nemesis to our poor Buni. I remember one days cartoon in particular, where Buni’s baking Gingerbread cookies, only to reach into the oven and find to his dismay, one cookie eating the other…the TOUGH COOKIE, I suppose…And I couldn’t help but think…”Well I guess that’s the way the COOKIEs rumble”!😉🍪🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. I too had to read the cartoon clue more than once to figure out what exactly “it” referred to. Perhaps writing “Buni could never beat the Gingerbread Man at chess because he was” …. would have been another way to state it. At any rate, once I saw cookie everything else fell into place. Happy Wednesday to all.

  11. Hi all – Got the words with a few extra jumbles for CHOSEN. Didn’t see the answer at first. I thought the first word might be TOO, but after staring for awhile, I saw COOKIE in the letters and the rest. Slightly thrown off by thinking that if the answer referred to the gingerbread man, it would be phrased “he was one…..” (And now that I’ve just read the posts, enough said about that!)

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “He had CHOSEN to be an astronaut and was thrilled when he AWOKE on his first OUTING to remember that he was in ORBIT!”

  12. The anagrams were a snap,but the cartoon solution did not come quickly,until the 3 letter word,one,resulted in the ultimate overall ,one tough cookie solution.

  13. Guest Jumble week is fun! I thought the words he picked (CHOSE?) were harder than usual but still attainable. The solution went over my head and into ORBIT. I noticed the gender issue but wouldn’t have eased my difficulty solving the puzzle whichever way it was stated….
    Good work Mr Pagelow!

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