Jumble Answers for 12/31/2020








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30 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/31/2020

  1. POISE = Last used on 07/30/20 as SPEIO
    EMPTY = Last used on 07/29/20 as SAME ANAGRAM
    DOUBLE = Last used on 09/12/19 as BOLEDU

    FOR OLD TIMES’ SAKE = Used on 09/06/15

    SIPOE = Used on 12/23/05, 07/19/99, 03/03/93, 05/20/88, 05/05/82, 11/11/72, 09/29/65
    PMYET = Used on 07/29/20

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about: NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS!

    10. The earliest known New Year’s celebration dates back to 2000 BC in Ancient Mesopotamia.
    9. The annual tradition of gathering in Times Square for New Year’s started as a party to celebrate the opening of the New York Times building in 1904. Over 200,000 people attended.
    8. Instead of a ball, Miami, Florida rings in the new year with an orange. The raising of Mr. Neon, the 35-foot, sunglasses-clad metal fruit, has been a tradition for over 30 years. 
    7. In Japan, Buddhist temples all over the country ring their bells 108 times at midnight to symbolize and get rid of the 108 types of human weakness.
    6. Americans drink around 360 million glasses of sparkling wine on New Year’s.
    5. 12% of Americans will fall asleep before midnight on NYE.
    4. Usually, more than 56 tons of trash are left in Times Square after the celebrations, including 1.5 tons of confetti.
    3. The average number of births in the U.S. on New Year’s Day is 11,283.
    2. On NYE, 44% of Americans plan to kiss someone at midnight.
    1. The average hourly rate for a babysitter on New Year’s Eve is $16.40!

    Final Thought:

    Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’ —Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

    🎊 We see three generations, Dad says…”Hurry on the DOUBLE”
    There is a New Year to UNMASK…hopefully free of trouble
    Grandparents with their pictures, that they’ve taken every year,
    When midnight calls for POISE and caution to the wind endear
    Champagne glasses not EMPTY…balls’ descent has made its break…
    It’s New Years Eve…there’s memories, it’s all for OLD TIMES’ SAKE! 🎊

    Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year! 🎊🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 👩🏻‍🎓 Feeling she had now attained the DOUBLE virtues of POISE and tact, she decided to go to the high school reunion after all, for OLD TIMES SAKE, and UNMASK the true personality she’d kept hidden all those years…and she began to EMPTY her closet looking for the perfect outfit…👩🏻‍🎓

    🥂 Without hardly EMPTY space to stand, the chaos of Times Square,
    Just palpitates excitedly, there’s nothing to compare…
    There is no rhyme or reason, no POISE is on display,
    The DOUBLE thrill of sights and sounds leading to New Years Day…
    You’re wearing silly glasses, leave them on or just UNMASK?
    You’re freezing and your legs are stiff…you wish you had a flask!
    …And looking back, your heartstrings tug…this year it’s hard to take…
    Tonight you’re glad there’s pictures…to look at for OLD TIMES SAKE…🥂

  5. Good morning. I ended this year on a high note. Today’s jumble was extremely difficult for me today from the words to the cartoon answer. Unable to get one word at first glance I put the paper aside and came back to it after about twenty minutes. For unknown reasons it was a lot clearer and then got stymied again on the cartoon answer. I wouldn’t give up today and finally saw the solution once I got Old for the first word. I kept seeing Old Lang Syne which is where I came up with the first word. Just want to give a shout out to Mike and Angela for all their great work throughout the year. You guys make everyday start off right. Have a great News Years everyone and with Gods help be back here tomorrow. Be well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn… And thank you. That’s very sweet of you to say..and I’m sure you know how much I appreciate you too…But this puzzle? TIMES Square was so prominently featured…The ball, the mention of NYC, etc. And you probably couldn’t see from the RESOLUTION of the pic in the newspaper, but the photo in the album in the Grandmothers hand, from 1998? It shows the Grandparents celebrating in Times Square…You have to study these cartoons!😉 Wishing you and yours a good one, Paul. Be well, be safe and Happy New Year! 🥂🎊🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi Everyone – my biggest problem was Unmask. I had to get the answer first and then back into it. I second Paul on thanking Mike and Angela, as well as David and Jeff, for brightening our days.
    Wishing us all a much better 2021.

    • Hi Caroline, Good Morning. Thank you, it’s my pleasure. And you’ve brightened up many of my days too! 😘 And I’m with you in definitely wishing for a better year to come…Enjoy the holiday, Caroline, all the best to you and yours. Be well and stay safe. 🎊🥂🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Hi all – Pretty easy today. I paused at the last word before realizing that the UN trick would work. Then I guessed the answer and then saw from the puzzle that “Times” Square is what made it a pun.

    Good wishes and Happy New Year to everyone!

    I really enjoy the Fabulous Furry Fun Facts Fiesta, and as far as today’s, I’ll be one of the 12% asleep before midnight, and in reference to the bells in Japan, around here groups of Japanese drummers also perform at the New Year.
    I’m having a fun morning doing laundry! 🎉

    “He kept both his POISE and the EMPTY bottles as he sprung his trap to UNMASK the crooked bartender selling only a single’s worth of liquor for the price of a DOUBLE.”

  8. Ended the year on a positive note Jumble wise. No problem with the anagrams or the cartoon answer. I too will be part of the 12% who are in bed and asleep before midnight. Wishing all of you a Happy & Healthy New Year. 🎊🎈

    • …And God knows this is one year we all can’t wait to put to bed! 🤦🏻‍♀️ A Happy and Healthy to you and yours too, Betty..And a special Thank You to the front line workers in your family. God bless. 🎊🥂🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Anagrams were a snap as as was the cartoon solution.I’ve enjoyed the Jumble interaction in this group and wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.

  10. I was pleased with my self. All, except UNMASK came easily and then after reading this, noting that the others were less than a year old….ouch! So next time I’ll also try to send PUNY, PUNNY notes too. Have a great day and loud celebratory night! 20/20 (which it really wasn’t) is over, come on in 20/21!

  11. Dittoes on the thanks to Mike and Angela who keep us informed and entertained! Kinda like always I got most of the words and stumbled on the solution but recognize a good Jumble when I see it……… Hope you all have a great time tonight, not unmasked, and we welcome a better year in 2021.

    • Tks, Mig. And a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours. Enjoy your night. 🎊🥂🙋🏻‍♀️

  12. love doing the puzzles. Have to cheat once and awhile……………
    happy new year to all your staff……………

  13. To Angela and all those who write in often or occasionally, thank you! You always make me laugh. Let’s hope that 2021 will become a better time for us all! Ann

    • Hi Ann. You’re very welcome. And thank you so much for your kind words…you’re very sweet to say so. And please know that it does my heart good to know that we bring some laughter to you. God knows we can all use more laughter in our lives these days. Happy New Year to you and yours…And thank you for writing in, thank you for joining us, and thank you for your wish of a better year…Enjoy your night, Ann. Be blessed, be well, and stay safe out there…🥂🍾🙋🏻‍♀️

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