Jumble Answers for 12/10/2020








25 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/10/2020

  1. I’m sure the Jumble faithful will say amen to that. Heck, they’ll probably throw in a few hallelujah’s too! I’ve always been interested in renewable energy. In fact, my wife and I have already had “the talk” in which we’ve agreed to have solar panels installed when it comes time to replace our roof. The only drawback that I forsee, besides their hefty price tag, is the fact that they’re terribly inefficient. The road to sustainable energy will undoubtedly be a bumpy one, but we’ve got to start sunwhere, folks!

    I’m not finding any new clue words today, but we did get three new Jumbles to mess around with. HARSH was the only word that we’ve definitely had the pleasure of seeing before. It was quite a surprise to find GECKO capturing the majority of the early morning vote. For me, the double letters in APPEAR were far more challenging.

    Installing a solar array requires a great deal of space. Luckily for these two farmers it looks like they have an ample amount of acreage to make it worth their while. The cartoon reminded me of a flowchart that describes the process of converting sunlight into electricity. The squiggly lines around the sun definitely caught my attention and were, in my opinion, today’s big clue. Jeff was kind enough to divide the cells on the solar panels into vertical rows of 5. A quick tally revealed that there were 478 individual cells.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11 letters. 7 of them were consonants and 4 were vowels. POWER was quite visible in the layout and it took almost no effort to find HIGHER in the remainder. David didn’t “rays” the bar terribly high on this one, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Have a terrific Thursday and keep Jumbling!

    What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. —Joseph Addison

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about our SUN:

    10. If you were to fill a hollow Sun with spherical Earths, somewhere around 960,000 would fit inside. However, if you squashed those Earths to ensure there was no wasted space then you could fit 1,300,000 Earths inside the Sun.
    9. The Sun accounts for 99.86% of the mass in the solar system. It has a mass of around 330,000 times that of Earth. It is three quarters hydrogen and most of its remaining mass is helium.
    8. The Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way. It takes the Sun approximately 250 million years to complete a cycle. The Sun has circled the Milky Way 18 times so far during its lifetime.
    7. Considering the sheer size of the Sun, there is only a 10 km difference in its polar and equatorial diameters – this makes it the closest thing to a perfect sphere observed in nature.
    6. It takes eight minutes and 20 seconds for light from the sun to reach Earth.
    5. At 4.5 billion years old, the Sun has burned off around half of its hydrogen stores and has enough left to continue burning for another 5 billion years.
    4. The Sun rotates in the opposite direction to Earth with the Sun rotating from west to east instead of east to west like Earth.
    3. While our Sun does not have an official scientific name, it does have another common name: Sol. This name originates from the ancient Roman’s god of the Sun. This alternate name is where we get the term “solar system,” which literally means system of the Sun.
    2. Our Sun is just one of approximately 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
    1. Every second the Sun emits more energy than humans have used in the last 10,000 years!

  3. …And today in Jumble Trivia: The puzzle of March 28th, 2016…The question? “Electricity in Heaven is provided by a”…And the solve?….HIGHER POWER 💡🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Good morning. No problem with either part today The answer was another good one. The hint was the sun at the top of the picture. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • The cartoon looked like a flowchart of the solar energy process. Those rays of sunshine were definitely key. Enjoy the day Paul!

  5. Despite the ever present Gecko insurance commercial,I was momentarily stumped by the gecko anagram.But solving that,I turned to the cartoon puzzle,thinking solar energy in the solution.But with that not feasible ,power popped into mind quickly followed by a “higher power” solution.

        • Hi Prof…No, my bad. I think I expressed it wrong. My LOL was in reference to your thinking of the commercials, just as I did. Geico/Gecko have become synonymous…and we both zeroed in on the same thing. Please don’t think I’d ever be laughing at your comments. I have nothing but the utmost respect for you…And I’m sorry if it came off wrong…Wishing you a good one, Prof. Be well and stay safe…🦎🙋🏻‍♀️

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

    🎶 Hey, my HIGHER POWER…The world is spinnin’, but I’m not afraid….Yeah, give me the power It’s the beginnin’, the beginnin’ of another day….🎶 “Higher Power” – Boston 1997 https://tinyurl.com/yyhoajhx

    🦎 We see Geico commercials, the GECKO makes us laugh,
    He gets himself in situations sometimes off the graph…
    He welcomes his new neighbors, the guy is kind of HARSH,
    He gloms the dish of biscuits…one fell swoop…yes, it’s a farce…
    A WILDLY witty ad campaign, the Gecko does APPEAR
    To entertain its viewers…and he has for many years…
    I like the little Gecko, with resilience he don’t cower
    Yes, he’s real short, but it looks like he has a HIGHER POWER! 🦎

  7. 🦎 Sitting by the pool, he saw a GECKO APPEAR, and invoking the name of a HIGHER POWER, he flayed around so WILDLY that he also invoked a rather HARSH response from the other sunbathers….🦎

    🌾 The weather HARSH, the planting bleak, things aren’t going well
    This year it may APPEAR that his garden has gone to hell…
    With things growing so WILDLY, a GECKO here and there,
    This garden’s not one of delight…results making him swear
    Too many weeds…look at them standing there just like a tower
    He needs some intervention …perhaps from a HIGHER POWER? 🌾

  8. …I just realized that I was so caught up in the whimsy of Martin, the Geico Gecko, that I composed a rhyme about him instead of todays puzzle theme! Ah, the things done in the HEAT of the moment, right? 🤦🏻‍♀️…I guess it’s just like that SUN days…AnyRAY…here’s the correction…SOLAR Everyone!

    🌞 While living down in Florida, I liked a lot of things,
    But no way could I get used to the GECKO weather brings…
    While HARSH weather was random, WILDLY a storm or two,
    The sun for sure was plentiful…APPEAR it each day through
    With so much sun, the Solar Panels really did the job,
    Electric bills were minuscule, not like north where you’re robbed
    But soon I bored of Florida, too much heat turned me sour,
    I missed the cold, the snowy days…brought by the HIGHER POWER! 🌞

  9. Another easy breezy puzzle this morning. We’ve been on a roll this week. Have a good day fellow Jumblers.

  10. Hi all – It took a little staring to see GECKO. Then I did manage to get the answer from the cartoon, the tip-offs being the mention of the time of day with the sun high in the sky, and the word ‘blessed’.

    Speaking of the sun, I just got a notice from “timeanddate dot com” that there’s a total solar eclipse on Mon 12/14, but you’ll have to watch it online unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The HARSH jolt when the HIGHER POWER line fell into the swamp caused the GECKO to jump out so WILDLY as to APPEAR to be imitating Rocky the Flying Squirrel.”

      • You must have “smacked your lips” watching this one. (Now there’s an obscure reference from the Jumble Answers “In Other Words” archive 😂)

        • I always loved Bonnie Tyler’s voice. She somehow puts me in mind of Janis Joplin…The bit of a rasp…And the haunting opening to this song? Totally mesmerizing. Not to mention the lyrics…gut-wrenching. I listen to it a lot…But as far as your reference goes? I’m a little lost…🤷🏻‍♀️ God knows, your memory puts mine to shame, but I’m striking out with both the “smack your lips” and the Archive…🎶Help…I need somebody!…🎶 (I’ve been listening to the Beatles since y’day)! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. If your company was the Government Employee Insurance Company (GEICO) it might be wise to find a similarly named lizard as a representative in your commercials. And he is a cute fellow with the bonus of an English accent. There is a harder insurance company to advertise, I am sure you know which one I am referencing….
    It was all a snap today and I enjoyed the cartoon and puzzle solution! It seems quite something to come up with a new one day in and day out.
    Hope your day is great!

  12. A reader named Richard posted in the Poll Comments that he recently watched a 1965 movie, “How to Murder Your Wife”, and there’s a scene with an opened newspaper showing the comics page…And there’s the Jumble! It’s a great movie…(you can never go wrong with the late, great Jack Lemmon), and I know I’ve seen it more than once, but I never noticed. I may have to track it down…just to take a look! 🎬🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/yyuo7wag

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