Jumble Answers for 01/11/2021








35 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/11/2021

  1. What a heartwarming cartoon to start the week! I initially pegged it as a period piece because of the horses and old-timey carriage. But then I noticed the way that the couple were dressed and it became obvious that it was more of a contemporary offering. Another thought that I had was that Jeff may have been trying to show us a scene from a Seinfeld episode called “The Rye.” Do ya’ll remember what happened when Kramer fed Rusty the horse a can of Beef-A-Reeno? Let’s just say that the Rosses Hansom cab ride ended up being a real gas!!!

    There were no new clue words this morning, but both of the six letter anagrams were. CLINIC was by far the most challenging for me. It was interesting to note that the first three anagrams each had double letters, but the double letter trick didn’t work on a dang one. I think David has caught on to our ways! Other than that, the only other thing I noticed was that if you looked at the anagrams in reverse order, you’d see that the last letter in each of the words spelled out HIDE as you went up the rows. I need to stop being such a word-nerd! 🤓

    Touching cartoon of a couple taking a carriage ride through what looks to be some sort of park. The scenery was rather generic and didn’t reveal any hints as to their locale. I particularly enjoyed the wordplay in the dialogue between the horses. I was surprised that the guys didn’t somehow work “LONG” into her words. The unibrow on the carriageman still screams Kramer for some reason. I guess I’ll have to watch that particular episode this evening to try and quell my recurring thought.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of seven letters. The equestrian affection made the solution a no-brainer and all that was left to do was fill in the blocks with HITCHED. Monday’s are such a breeze. Have a great start to your week, and keep Jumbling!

    • My version of the double letter trick also includes a second step that says to separate letters that occur together, so it did partially work in separating the E’s in WEAVE and the C’s in CLINIC.

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about: HORSES

    10 There are approximately 58 million horses in the world and the vast majority are cared for by humans.
    9. The average horse’s heart weighs approximately 9 to 10 pounds.
    8. Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time
    7. The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 55 mph.
    6. From 1867 to 1920, the number of horses shot up from 7.8 million to 25 million. Experts believe this was due to the rise of the automobile.
    5. You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse.
    4. Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
    3. Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.
    2. Horses drink at least 25 gallons of water a day (more in hotter climates).
    1. A horse’s teeth take up a larger amount of space in their head than their brain!

    Final Thought:

      Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. —John Wayne
  3. There was no horsing around with this one. Good way to trot out a Monday. I expect you will put us through our paces later this week. (One of my favorite Civil War movies is “The Horse Soldiers” with John Wayne.)

  4. Good morning. After I did today’s jumble in lighting speed I then realized what day it is. Mondays is our boost for the week. Once I wrote down the letters for the cartoon, the answer came within seconds. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

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

    💍 So people like these carriage rides, looking at trees and HEDGE,
    The horses WEAVE all through the paths, while most times love is pledged
    (I plan to avoid CLINIC, compatible it’s not…
    And its compatibility with this puzzle we’ve got)…
    A lot of couples take these rides, they’re in the TRENCH of love,
    And it can be quite lovely…(long as the wind stays above)!
    Proposals often happen, like these horses there’s a pitch…
    There’s romance and a ring…and it’s all prelude to get HITCHED! 💍

  6. 🌳 What started out as a beautiful HEDGE HITCHED to the fencing outside the CLINIC, fell into neglect when no one pruned it, and now one needed to bob and WEAVE getting around it and the TRENCH that formed below it…🌳

    🎲 He told his friend to HEDGE his bets, not put them in one pot,
    Avoid falling into a TRENCH, if good choices were not
    A tangled web one’s doomed to WEAVE…yes he might be the cynic,
    But said friend never listened…now he’s in a gamblers CLINIC!
    Advice he should have taken, the reason it was pitched…
    Was to avoid what happened…now addictions got him HITCHED…🎲

  7. Indeed a Monday level puzzle w a quick solve for the anagrams and a blind solve for the cartoon,given the affection between the ‘hitched’ horses.My wife’s nephew’s wife in Tennessee is an equestrian and owns and trains a couple of horses.I’m also a big John Wayne fan and love his westerns,like the Horse Soldiers and the Searchers,who doesn’t like John Wayne?

  8. Easy breezy Monday puzzle this morning. Loved the John Wayne quote, Mike. One of my favorite John Wayne movies was “The Quiet Man” with Maureen O’Hara. Wishing all of you a good day.

  9. It certainly is Monday today. I only hope this week will be that easy to live through despite the Covid.

    • I’m donating blood for the first time this year a little later this afternoon. Sure it’s a risk, but you have to stay positive. 🙂

      • You’re doing a good thing, Mike. 👏🏻👏🏻 Donating blood is never in VEIN..🌡🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Thanks. I only managed to donate half a gallon last year because of all the COVID stuff going on. Gotta take care of my blooders and sisters, ya know!

          • There’s such a shortage all over right now. Just one more thing to add to the burdens put upon the medical field. In all seriousness, I commend you. 👏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I’ll always stay positive, unless I have a transfusion. It was amusing to discover that my wife is just my TYPE also, in more ways than one!

        • Another 🤦🏻‍♀️ gROANer…But I can see that you’re PUMPed up about it! 🌡🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Hi all – 🎵”And lots of WAVEE hair like Liberace!”🎵 (From “Mr. Sandman” by the Chordettes). But I digress. I did get WEAVE and everything else quickly on this Monday. Had to groan at the ‘stable life’ pun.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “He had to WEAVE to avoid a patient in the CLINIC parking lot, crashed through the HEDGE, and ended up in the bioswale’s TRENCH.”

    • “Stable life” was a gem! Goes to show that Jeff’s no one-trick PONY! He’s always quick with a YOKE or two! 🐴🙋🏻‍♀️

    • WHOA! Bioswale?…gROAN! I can’t remember the last time I HERD that word! You’ve STIRRUP my imagination…and given me a FRIESIAN to look it up! But be honest…did you REIN that one in all on your own? 😉🐴🙋🏻‍♀️

      • We’ve used that word jokingly since we saw signs at a mall like “Please do not cross the bioswale.” It’s how we refer to the jumbled mess in the backyard – “It’s not a superfund site, it’s our bioswale!”

        • 😂😂Such a long word for trench though…But WATER I know??.I guess in your context, it does speak volumes! 💦🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Nice Seinfeld reference, Mike! I thought of that too when I saw the cartoon, and that was a funny episode. Of course I like all the episodes and watch the reruns all the time! Have a great week after this fine starting Jumble…..

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