Jumble Answers for 12/17/2020








30 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/17/2020

  1. Totally wrong is putting it lightly! Mr. Klinke doesn’t look like the sort of guy that would make mistakes with numbers. His business does give me the impression that it is a legitimate one, but something tells me that he hasn’t read his code of ethics statement in quite some time. I do have faith in humanity though, so I’m in the group that would happily give Mr. Klinke a second chance.

    There weren’t any new clue words today, but three of the anagrams came up as such. None of them gave me any trouble and they were all instantly visible upon first glance. Would you believe that we’ve seen GRAWE a total of 11 times since the Jumble has been published? I started to feel a bit like Mr. Klinke when I began tallying up all of its appearances!

    It’s a good thing that this was just an estimate because things could get pretty heated if it were an actual bill. The heading on the slip of paper was partially obscured by Klinke’s hand, but “UNCL” was quite visible on the left and “‘S” was on the right. The breakdown of parts and services performed was:

    Tow = $800
    Labor = $3,000
    Parts = $2,500
    Paint = $1,000

    Mr. Klinke estimates that the total cost of repairs would be $9,000, but any third-grader would tell you that the correct amount should have been $7,300!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12 letters. The layout kept the solution well hidden, and I initially struggled to find a good starting point in which to begin. Since “adding” was used in the sentence, I knew there’d be a math term hidden somewhere in there. It didn’t take very long to find TOTAL, and WRONG was easily flushed out of the remainder for the finish. Have a terrific Thursday everyone, and keep Jumbling!

  2. WAGER = Last used on 07/06/20 as SAME ANAGRAM
    OFTEN = Last used on 06/23/20 as FONET
    LOCKET = Last used on 09/09/19 as CLETKO
    LUXURY = Last used on 05/06/20 as UURXYL

    GRAWE = Used on 07/06/20, 11/11/17, 09/27/11, 09/01/05, 12/11/99, 05/12/94, 09/12/88, 03/26/84, 11/22/79, 07/03/70, 03/17/65

  3. Here are 10 Facts about: AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS/SAFETY

    10. Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%.
    9. Out of nearly six million vehicular crashes that occur every year in the United States, approximately 22% are weather-related.
    8. Rear-end crashes are the most frequently occurring type of collision, accounting for approximately 29% of all crashes.
    7. In Canada, economic losses caused by traffic collision-related health care costs and lost productivity are at least $10 billion annually. This represents about 1% of Canada’s annual Gross Domestic Product.
    6. On a single day during the 2017-2018 school year, 108,623 school bus drivers across the country reported that 83,944 vehicles passed their stopped school buses illegally.
    5. Pedestrians have a 90% chance of surviving a crash at 19 mph or less, but only a 50% chance at higher speeds.
    4. Over 70% of the nation’s roads are located in snowy regions, which receive over 5” of snowfall annually.
    3. The average person will experience an auto collision once every 18 years.
    2. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that during 2016, 89.6% of drivers were properly buckled up.
    1 A 2016 Everquote report found that, on average, U.S. drivers speed at least 10 mph over the limit more than half the time!

    The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. —Confucius

  4. Well I’ll be a monkey’s UNCLE…KLINKE and his CARS make it into the Jumble cartoon again! And even though I’m USED to seeing him selling…this is a nice CAReer switch. Mr Klinke, I see you are 😉 doing quite well for yourself! Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Hi Chuck…No, you’re thinking of Colonel Klink. Klinke is indeed a real person…and I congratulated him this morning for making another Jumble appearance. Good to see you here again, it’s been way too long. Hope all is well with you and yours, and please stay safe out there. 🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Good morning. Breezed through the words but took a little time to come up with the cartoon answer. Looks like I’ll have to shovel snow for the first time in over a year. Last year here in Brooklyn we never had to shovel once. The little we got was gone the next day. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  6. Puzzle was easy today even for an 85 year old. Went to get my newspaper but the snow was too deep so had to read it on my tablet. Still snowing here. Have a great day everyone

  7. Hi Everyone –
    The answer took me a little time. I thought there’d be something about cars or repairs. I guessed the two L’s might go together and the Y would end the word, which led me to totally. Maybe it’s also a reference to a car being totaled.
    We were fortunate to get only a few inches of snow.

  8. No snow here in Illinois,though a friend of mine just 75 miles east of here posted a picture of a snow covered lawn.No problem w the anagrams after a pause on locket,and then given wrong for the second word in the cartoon answer,totally wrong quickly followed as the solution of this Thursday.Speaking of the day of the week,it took me until last night to realize it was Wednesday and not Tuesday.

  9. No problem with the anagrams and the cartoon answer came easily as I saw wrong right away. Thinking of all of you in the snow. There were dire predictions for you folks on the news last night. We had a pitiful amount of rain here last night and are in desperate need for more Wishing all of you a good Thursday.

  10. Hi all – Saw the words, and then the answer just popped into my head before I even realized that the pun was about the car being totaled.

    What I noticed about the picture was that the sign outside looks similar to some of the MIDAS logos in form and color, and that the receipt seems to read “Uncle (Klinke’s?) Collision” (which you noted, Angela. I didn’t remember him.)

    Good wishes to everyone; hope the snow didn’t cause any serious trouble.

    “It’s TOTALLY WRONG to gamble with your family’s heirlooms, but the LUXURY LOCKET by Tiffany had OFTEN changed hands via a WAGER over its lifetime.”

    • My thinking is that David made the words easier because he had a feeling that the final solve was going to be a challenge. That’s my two Satoshi’s anyway!

    • Steve…You don’t think it was a double whammy? No pun intended…With the TOTAL of the bill being so WRONG? It ADDED up to an immediate solve, cartoon alone, COST I WRECKoned that’s what David was DRIVING at…😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Only the solution gave me agony…. I thought it was going to end in TOTAL and kept searching for the first 7 letter word. No snow here, haven’t seen any in years but it is chilly. My son was considering going to Northeastern and I mentioned he would have to deal with shoveling snow; he assured me they would have ‘people’ to do that…. Fortunately he ended up going to UCSD. Have great days alll of you!

    • I hope he has earned his degree because these kids paying full tuition rates for virtual classes is quite the scam. I’m quite certain that even Mr. Klinke would agree!

      • He got a degree and was gainfully employed for a while; now he has returned to a community college to get another degree….

  12. Good Afternoon, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…🙋🏻‍♀️

    🤷🏻‍♂️ He was willing to allow himself the LUXURY, and WAGER that she’d love the LOCKET, but sadly, as OFTEN was the case lately, he was TOTALLY WRONG. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    💍 She loved the things of LUXURY, and OFTEN she would wear,
    A diamond LOCKET or a ring or gold combs in her hair…
    You’d ne’er lose any money, if you’d WAGER she’d wear fur,
    To be politically incorrect…just never bothered her…
    She had the best of everything…it all came for a song…
    ‘Cause if you thought she paid for things? You’d be TOTALLY WRONG! 💍

  13. It’s been a pretty good week for me after that “silly brit-he” fiasco. (I know, I know “CELE”). The following solves have had some difficulty in word length, but clever in euphimisms and humor. The worst to come would be single 30+ letter words. Perhaps for NSA decoders?

  14. Light rain in Reno Snow up on Donner Summit. Easy solutions today. Most enjoyable reading or listening to all of the comments

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  15. Hello Angela at all I was not sleepy this morning. My train was in the right gauge mainly staying on the way to the solution once the word BUY was pulled out of the jumble. Black ice on the driveway this morning. From the Reno blind guy

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    • Hi Millard…Exactly…BUY brought it ALL home! And I’m glad you were more awake than I! 😉 Hope your day’s going well…and that you had a good Christmas! Be well, Millard, and stay safe! 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

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