Jumble Answers for 01/14/2021








28 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/14/2021

  1. These homeowners appear to be in a situation where their hands are tied. Paying up or putting off are really their only two options. With the typical installation costs of a traditional wood-burning fireplace being $5,600, the additional thousand dollars would only put them over budget by about 18%. That’s not too shabby considering that 85% of folks performing a similar upgrade will end up going over their budgets too.

    We’re still on the hunt for new clue words! In the meantime, David gave us three new anagrams to toil with. None of them stumped me in the least, but GFROO did require a few extra looks before coming into view.

    I didn’t notice the tech looking down the hole in the roof when I first glanced at the cartoon in my newspaper this morning. It would have been funny to see his hat fall off — or maybe even drop a small tool from his pocket! The estimate offered the most detail, with dollar signs and squiggly lines taking up the majority of available space. It also had a small logo of a fire burning in a fireplace at the top and a couple of lines with X’s at the bottom for their John Hancock’s.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11 letters. It was similar to yesterday’s in that it contained the same amount of letters and “THE” was already given to us. I had no problem coming up with the answer after noticing the demo on the roof. I’m sure your solve didn’t go up in smoke either. Have a tremendous Thursday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about: FIRE

    10. Charred bones and wood ash indicate that early humans were tending the first intentional fires more than 400,000 years ago.
    9. Assuming stable fuel, heat, and oxygen levels, a typical house fire will double in size every minute.
    8. The ancient Greeks started fire with concentrated sunlight. A parabolic mirror that focuses solar rays is still used to ignite the Olympic torch.
    7. The Black Dragon Fire of 1987, the largest wildfire in modern times, burned some 20 million acres across China and the Soviet Union, an area about the size of South Carolina.
    6. Earth is the only known planet where fire can burn. No other known planet has enough oxygen.
    5. A candle flame typically burns at around 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.
    4. Oxygen supply influences the color of a flame. A low-oxygen fire contains lots of uncombusted fuel particles and will give off a yellow glow. A high-oxygen fire burns blue.
    3. A coal seam about 140 miles north of Sydney, Australia, has been burning by some estimates for 500,000 years.
    2. 90% of all wildfires are started by humans.
    1. The 1666 Great Fire of London destroyed 80 percent of the city, but also ended an outbreak of bubonic plague that had killed more than 65,000 people the previous year. The fire neutralized the rats and fleas that carried Yersinia pestis, the plague-causing bacterium.

    Final Thought:

  3. Mom used to say, ‘What fun was that?’ when she could hurry through the Jumble. I would rather forgo mental torture and it keeps my ego afloat when I polish them off quickly. (Your mental torture is reading this review.) Seriously, though, the first three words and the puzzle answer all were immediate solves. Have a good day. It’s windy out here on the Plains.

    • We all know what happens when there’s 4 easy Jumbles in a row! Stay tuned………

      (You might want to swap oldomaha for your first name. It probably has less syllables! 🙂)

  4. Good morning. Other than a little pause at Polish the rest of jumble was a breeze. No blind solve today on the cartoon answer. Always enjoy the facts Mike. Thanks. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

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

    💸 With expenses going THROUGH THE ROOF, his efforts to keep the business AFLOAT forced him to FORGO his usual routine, as he needed to HURRY and POLISH the inventory…💸

    ⛴ Willing to FORGO this and that, he really had to HURRY,
    With spit and POLISH things got done, although he def did scurry…
    He longed to be AFLOAT on this, the boat that he did love,
    And everything must be just right…so he pulled out kid gloves
    To those who doubted he’d succeed, well this should be the proof…
    And complements he’s hoping now will go right THROUGH THE ROOF ⛴

  6. Another ego building J day! Looking at the dialogue gave me the puzzle answer and none of the anagrams were hard. Like your info today Mike….

      • You and Angela are privy early to the Jumble so I guess tomorrow will be a doozy! I tried to get the Jumble from the Chicago Tribune at 9pm west coast time but could never get it to drop, so I just wait for when I wake up….. Oh, well…………

        • If you’re trying to get it from the Chicago Tribune at their midnight Central Time, that would be 10 PM PST, not 9 PM. That’s how I read the next morning’s comics, and a quiz from Minneapolis before I go to bed – they’re available at 10 PM (PST)

          • Steve…I think it might be published 11PM Central time, because I see it here in NYC right at midnight. Doesn’t midnight Central time make it 1AM in NY? Now I’m really confused! I think I need a chart! 🤦🏻‍♀️😉

            • It all depends on when it’s actually published and available. Yes, if you can see it at midnight Eastern, that’s 9PM Pacific. I suppose there could be a way to make it so that you can’t see it until midnight local time wherever you are, but that’s not what happens with the sites on Central time that I described.

              • Yes, midnight. But now I’m not sure what time I can see the quiz. I’m going to pay more attention to the time.🤷🏻‍♀️This reminds me of those first conversations about the games being “tape delayed”! It took me months to decipher that! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Hi all – Yet another easy one with just a quick pause at AFLOAT, and then the answer was obvious.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    MIke, your detail about the worker on the roof reminded me of a story about one of the inspectors for the Hubble Telescope. Right near the end of its mirror’s completion, one of the techs was about to climb out on a catwalk suspended above it for final checks, and at the last minute did one last look and found a tool in his shirt pocket that would have fallen out and probably ruined it when he stretched out above it. (Of course they later found that the mirror had been precisely ground to the wrong curvature and had to fix it in space.)

    “He had to FORGO the fancy POLISH job on the mahogany deck and just HURRY to get the hull repaired if he wanted to stay AFLOAT during the coming storm.”

    • That’s an amazing story, Steve! I wouldn’t be surprised if they turned it into a movie.

      I saw a similar story on TV that involved a nuclear bomb and a dropped tool. I wish I payed more attention because I don’t recall the exact details of how it all went down. It happened in the south, and somewhere on the east coast. Maybe it’ll jog the memory of someone who lived through it. 🤞🏻

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