Jumble Answers for 12/14/2020








22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/14/2020

  1. This cartoon reminded me of one of those “Cooking with Griswalda” commercials that GEICO Insurance was running on television during Halloween. The ad featured a couple of young women that were looking for a third roommate that also happened to be good at cooking. The spot ends when one of the girls is transformed into a cat after trying some of Griswalda’s bubbling brew. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence though because there are only so many gags that you can construct with a witch!

    Our week of puzzle-solving began with four clue words that were familiar old friends. NLKPA was the only anagram that we’ve definitely seen before. There weren’t any stumpers for me today, but I did notice that all of the solved words were arranged in reverse alphabetical order.

    Now that’s an interesting shopping list! Or is it some kind of recipe that she’s tediously transcribing? I’m not entirely sure witch one is correct, but here is what’s displayed on her screen:

    Eye of newt.
    Toe of frog.
    Wool of bat.
    Tongue of dog.
    Adder’s fork.
    Blind-worms sting.
    Lizard’s leg.

    My favorite detail was the computer mouse being an actual mouse! I did notice that the witch’s chair was in the shape of a toadstool and I thought that was pretty clever as well.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. 9 of them were consonants and 3 were vowels. I was quite surprised to find that “e” was the only vowel used in the entire layout! The cartoon sentence mentioned “software” so spellchecking immediately came to mind. A quick swap of the suffix ultimately sealed the deal. Have a great start to your week and keep jumbling!

    • I think the funniest part was the screen highlighting “Toe of Frog” and the witch saying she’d almost forgot to include it…Prompting the frog, wearing a crown, and afraid of losing a body part, to say he really wasn’t a frog! A story TOAD time and time again! He thinks he’s still a Prince!! And he probably knows about this too! https://tinyurl.com/q3jcn2c 🐸🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about the ENGLISH LANGUAGE/SPELLING:

    10. You can spell out all the numbers from 1 to 99 without using the letter A, B, C or D.
    9. More words in English begin with an “S” than with any other letter.
    8. 1/4 of the world’s population speaks at least some English.
    7. Month, orange, silver, and purple do not rhyme with any other word.
    6. Many English words have changed their meaning over time – for example, ‘awful’ used to mean ‘inspiring wonder’ and was a short version of ‘full of awe’, whereas ‘nice’ used to mean ‘silly’.
    5. “SWIMS” is a word which can be read the same if you turn it upside down.
    4. The word “uncopyrightable” is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once.
    3. A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a “pangram”. “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” is an example of one.
    2. The dot over the letter “i” and the letter “j” is called a “superscript dot”.
    1. The longest word in the English language is 45 letters long: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It is a type of lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano!

    My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places. —A. A. Milne

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

    🔠 All it came down to was just placing one CHROME PLANK after another, and he thought he’d EXCEL, but the CLOSET was all off…and then he saw what said Chrome Plates, not planks…maybe that internet DIY’er needed a SPELL CHECKER!!! 🆙

    👗 She stared into her CLOSET…the CHROME bar fallen down,
    Her clothes now just a piled mess…it definitely made her frown
    The bar was labeled “EXCEL”…but it was just a PLANK,
    How could she be so gullible…it’s cheaply made, quite frank
    She went to get the packaging…her nerves about to wreck her…
    And saw it read “Excet” instead…she needed a SPELL CHECKER! 👗

  4. Spell checker solution almost got me as I was thinking a memory related answer as opposed to the software related clue.All in all having been stumped lately by the cartoon solutions,it was nice to complete the task,even though it’s a Monday.

  5. I think my CHECK SPELLER is also a good answer. In fact I always CHECK my automatic SPELLER before sending an email as the speller will too often change a word like my word TRACK was written TRUCK. I admit that A SPELL CHECKER makes more sense in this context.
    As usual on mondays, it was an easy jumble.

  6. Cute puzzle today. Loved the frog declaring he was not really a frog. As always, enjoyed your Fun Facts, Mike. Happy Monday to all.

    • I’m glad that you’re enjoying them, Betty. “Superscript dots” surprised me the most because we always called them tittles. Have a great start to your week! 🙂

  7. Hi Everyone – I loved the inspired drawing, with so many fun details mentioned here. It seemed harder than a typical Monday puzzle.

  8. Fun one, solution took a few minutes but was well worth the effort. I too was thinking of a memory related answer but then I saw SPELL in the letters….

  9. Hi all – It took a couple of jumbles to see CLOSET after trying variations on CLOTHES. Then I thought the answer would have MEMORY in it, but it didn’t fit the letter layout, and then I saw that it was a SPELL and the rest.

    Nobody seems to have mentioned that those are some of the ingredients for the witches’ cauldron at the beginning of Macbeth, so I will.
    (After writing this I finally had time to go back and follow your links, Angela, and I see you included it in one of yours.)
    There was a comic recently that showed a witch coaching a football game, and instead of being doused with Gatorade, they were pouring the witches’ brew over her head. I noted that one of the ingredients was probably “Eye of ‘Newt’ (Knute) Rockne.”

    I also noted and smiled at the actual mouse and the witch sitting on a toad STOOL, but it was the computer that caught my eye, reminding me of the rounded colorful old iMacs.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    • Hmm…“What’s done cannot be undone.”.! 😉 But I thought you wrote, read, and edited!…😂 It’s ok…nothing to BREWed over! No fear…Shakespeare! 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I did that, but I usually don’t have time to click through all the links first as well. My internet connection can be slow.

        • “Fair is foul…and foul is fair”…😉… NW! No harm, no foul! Just rehashing the conversation from the other day…😉🙋🏻‍♀️

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