Jumble Answers for 11/24/2020

GREVE = VERGE

THACC = CATCH

ESSUTN = SUNSET

DNORIO = INDOOR


CARTOON
ANSWER:

THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE ARCHITECT AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR WAS – – –

VER CTC SUT INO = CONSTRUCTIVE

22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/24/2020

  1. Happy Tuesday everyone! You’d think it would be easy to find the name of a building that has a large hole in the middle. There are plenty of them out there, but none that happened to match this particular building’s shape and style. I’m sure a few of our readers have studied industrial design, like our vey own Jumble Jeff did in college, and will let us know if this building even exists because I’m not too sure that it actually does.

    SUNSET was a brand new clue word added to the puzzle this morning! And it actually pulled double duty because it was also my pick for today’s hardest word. The U and N had me thinking that the UN trick would make quick work of it, but boy was I ever wrong.
    The three remaining anagrams have all been seen before. In the case of THACC, I stopped looking for appearances after stumbling upon 15 of them. That has to be some kind of record!

    The setting for today’s cartoon appears to be a glass paneled conference room and it’s there that we encounter a couple of Jumble characters reviewing blueprints for a new structure. The characters don’t have the look of our normal cast so I’m thinking that Jeff may have a personal connection to at least one of them. My favorite detail should have been the impressive square peg/round hole building, but I was content with finding the lone tree that was partially obstructed from view behind it. And no, those weren’t ants in front of the building. They were actually four stick figures that gave the building a sense of scale and dimension.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. 8 of them were consonants and 4 were vowels. David began his layout with the letter “V” and CONSTRUCTIVE came to mind after noticing the couple of C’s that were grouped behind it. Pretty close to an instant solve, but not quite! Have a terrific Tuesday, my friends, and keep Jumbling!

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  2. VERGE = Last used on 04/01/20 as RGEEV
    CATCH = Last used on 06/01/18 as THCCA
    SUNSET = Last used on *NEW WORD*
    INDOOR = Last used on 07/31/19 as DIORNO

    GREVE = Used on 11/03/18
    THACC = Used on 03/01/17, 08/24/14, 04/08/13, 09/09/03, 03/25/99, 09/17/96, 05/19/94, 01/10/91, 05/10/84, 05/03/82, 04/03/80, 02/17/78, 12/02/75, 05/04/71, 08/25/55
    ESSUTN = NEW ANAGRAM
    DNORIO = NEW ANAGRAM

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  3. Here are 10 Fun Facts about HOUSES

    10. Most U.S. homeowners tend to stay in their homes for about six years before moving.
    9. The average bathroom remodel costs $10,500. They also have the highest return on investment – about 102%.
    8. Brass doorknobs disinfect themselves. The ions in the metal have a toxic effect on spores, fungi, viruses, and other germs, eliminating the infections within eight hours.
    7. In Scotland, homeowners paint their front door red when they pay off their mortgage.
    6 There are hundreds of ancient stones along the coast of Japan’s tsunami-affected areas that say, “Do not build your homes below this point!”
    5. From 1908 – 1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 – 75,000 mail-order houses. They arrived as a kit and came with most modern conveniences. Some of them still exist today.
    4. The makers of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” had to downsize their makeovers due to families not being able to afford utility bills and other associated costs of ownership.
    3. In 1997, Pepsi held a contest to win a life-size replica of the Simpsons house or $75,000. The contest winner chose the cash. The house was then renovated to look like a normal home and re-sold.
    2. Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, purchased four houses next to his home in Palo Alto and leased them back to the families that lived there. He did it to avoid the houses from being marketed as “next door to Mark Zuckerberg.”
    1. In Japan, most houses depreciate in value. Half of all houses are demolished within 38 years, and there is virtually no market for pre-owned homes. Per capita, there are nearly four times as many architects and more than twice as many construction workers in Japan as the United States!

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  4. Good morning. Since I’m first, the only way someone could do worse is if there was a word besides the cartoon that you got stuck on. The blueberries are not working lately. Breezed right through the words but drew another blank on the cartoon answer. Oh well this too will pass. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

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    • Coming up with a single word that’s 12-letters in length is no easy feat, Paul. And I’m sure you got SUNSET long before it happened to dawn on me. 🙂

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  5. Good Morning, Everyone. 🏤 TAKING IN THE HOLE PICTURE…🏤

    🏤 I’m on the VERGE of saying that the building’s not from here,
    It can be way in Kazakhstan, but that might sound too queer…
    The “Tower of Sun” Building resembles it in shape,
    The INDOOR-Outdoor aspect that we get from that big gape…
    One wonders what the SUNSET brings with architecture there
    It must be quite illuminating standing far or near…
    But could we be in Asia…is that what Jeff did CATCH?
    My guess might just be full of holes, as I looked for a match
    And whether it exists or not, the look’s surely seductive…
    The vision is a work of art…besides being CONSTRUCTIVE! 🏤

    Have a good one…Be well, stay safe…and let’s here it for DESIGNING WOMEN everywhere! 🙋🏻‍♀️

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  6. For the first time in over a week,I got the anagrams w no problem ,even sunset,AND, also the cartoon answer,which was a blind solve.I had started to doubt my Jumble solving acumen,before today’s successes.

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  7. She had to CATCH herself on the VERGE of tears as she watched the beautiful SUNSET, and was so happy that she chose the more CONSTRUCTIVE option of not staying INDOOR today….🌤

    🖥 He never could imagine that in these his SUNSET years,
    He’d be online to try to CATCH up with his old school peers
    The INDOOR lifestyle took a turn and he was having fun,
    Hoping that he was on the VERGE of finding everyone…
    His days no longer boring…he now feels so productive
    He’s doing something he enjoys, and finds it so CONSTRUCTIVE! 🖥

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  8. It’s a slow Tuesday as I had difficulty solving the anagrams … why? They were so obvious when solved!!! However the answer was a breeze… a few seconds actually as I immediately saw the word STRUCT then IVE.
    Now I have to CONSTRUCT my Dickens’ winter village. Something I haven’t done in more than 12 years as I spent a few months in Florida starting in November
    and back sometime in January. Then the Xmas tree! The sad part is not too many friends will see them as we do not intend to invite them aside from the masked kids in the neighborhood and a few relatives and very special friends ( not exceeding 2 at a time).
    Christian

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  9. I’m with everyone who had trouble with Sunset.I looked for an EST ending or UN beginning. The answer came pretty quickly once I had the letters.
    I’m enjoying your Fun Facts, Mike. Number 1 today about Japan surprised me, considering how they’ve built cars.

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  10. Another vote for sunset here as the hardest anagram to figure out. No problem with the other words or cartoon answer. Wishing all of you a good Tuesday.

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  11. Pretty much a Tuesday kind of Jumble, words came easy. The building looks like something you might find in Dubai but I can’t say I’ve seen it before. Waiting for Wednesday!

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  12. Hi all – I was lucky to see the two parts of SUN-SET quickly, and the double letter trick showed DOOR and the rest. The positive tone of the conversation made the answer easier to get.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “Designing Women” made me laugh, Angela.

    “His work’s INDOOR meeting ran so late it put him on the VERGE of being unable to CATCH the beautiful SUNSET that was occurring that evening.

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    • Excellent point on the tone of the conversation, Steve!

      And I don’t know why your sentence from yesterday is still in my head. It’s been over 24 hours and I still can’t stop thinking about that dang clown for some reason! 🤡

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