Jumble Answers for 01/19/2021








17 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/19/2021

  1. The “King of Walnuts” might not have the tastiest nuts, but he sure knows how to market them! There’s almost nothing that a fancy box, some colorful ribbon and a cool logo can’t spruce up. I was surprised by the fact that there were only 9 walnuts in the box because the typical serving size is 7. How nice of his Highness to be looking out for the waistlines of his subjects!

    Our puzzle didn’t deliver any new clue words, but both of the 6-letter anagrams came up as such. None of them managed to stump me in the least. I did get a slight chuckle out of the way that PROVEN was scrambled. VOPNER sounded like Wapner, and I couldn’t help but think of Judge Wapner from The People’s Court. I was saddened to see that he passed away from respiratory failure back in February of 2017 at the age of 97. The baliff on the show, Rusty, is also no longer with us. He was 76 when he passed away from lung cancer in April of 2002. The host of the show, Doug Llewelyn, is still kicking though. He’s 82!

    I’m definitely getting a holiday vibe from today’s cartoon. The combination of long sleeve clothing and the soldier nutcracker on the table were responsible for the feels. Does anyone else think that the “King” tossed in the nutcracker that she’s holding as sort of a “free gift” for placing an order? He only gave them 9 walnuts so it would be the least he could do! My favorite detail was the bit of walnut in the gentleman’s mouth. I should have probably chosen the festive nutcracker but it reminds me too much of 2020.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. Five of the letters were vowels and eight were consonants. The length of the layout was spectacular in that it hid the four word solution with ease. All of the wonderful details made this one an instant solve and I suspect many of you came to the same conclusion. Have a terrific Tuesday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about WALNUTS:

    10. Walnuts are one of the oldest tree food known to man, dating back to 7000 B.C.
    9. Walnut trees take about 5 years before they are considered productive, after which they produce an annual crop for 30 to 40 years.
    8. California is home to nearly 325,000 acres of walnut orchards. That’s enough to cover the entire city of Los Angeles.
    7. In the early 1900’s, walnuts were knocked off trees with long poles and heavy mallets, then collected by hand. Today’s technology allows growers to harvest an average of 30 acres per day with just one machine.
    6. Walnuts can be eaten directly from the tree, but the flavor is milder and the texture is softer compared to nuts that have been dried.
    5. Walnut trees produce, on average, 3,500 pounds of walnuts per acre.
    4. The US Air Force used to use ground walnut shells as an abrasive to clean parts of their aircraft.
    3. It takes about 170 days for a walnut to develop and mature on a tree.
    2. Walnuts are only harvested once a year, between September and November.
    1. The most walnuts crushed by hand in one minute is 212. This record was achieved by Prabhakar Reddy P of India on August 13, 2017. He beat the previous record of 211 by one crushed walnut.

    Final Thought:
    “They say that there are moments that open up your life like a walnut cracked, that change your point of view so that you never look at things the same way again.” —Jodi Picoult

  3. Good morning. Another day like yesterday only better. Easy breezy from the words to the blind solve on the cartoon answer. Brilliant answer just like Mike’s facts. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  4. A glance at the puzzle gave me the answer. Sailed through the anagrams until proven. Some how it screws me up to know one letter must be in a circle and another can’t be in it. Eh, what are you going to do?

  5. Hi Everyone –
    No problems today. I have one of those wooden nutcracker soldiers, who for some reason has long white hair. Wikipedia says that according to German tradition they are symbols of good luck and frighten away malevolent spirits. So I’m glad I have one.

    • Speaking about driving away evil spirits,my Romanian grandfather would come upstairs,where we lived above him in a 2 family house,and toss walnuts behind the sofa and in the corners of the rooms on St Nicholas day to ward off the evil spirits!
      As far as the Jumble,just about the easiest of 2021, for all the anagrams,and a 100% blind solve for the cartoon solution.

      • I presume they worked, since you’re still here to tell the tale! Did you collect them back up the next day?

  6. Hi all – Well, that Jumble took all of about 18 seconds. Cute nutcracker though, although not as funny as the one my brother sent my grandfather for Christmas when he was stationed in the Philippines.

    It’s really impressive to see one of those machines drive up to a walnut tree, grab it by the trunk and shake the heck out of it while all the walnuts fall off!
    You can see a machine at work on YouTube under the title “Multione Harvester – Tree Shaker”

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “She sent a nice gift to her vet to THANK her for the PROVEN prescription diet for her CHUBBY hound that would help with weight control and prevent tooth DECAY.”

    Hey Betty (and Mig):
    🎵”Who’s peeking out from under a stairway
    Calling a name that’s lighter than air?
    Who’s bending down to give me a rainbow?
    Everyone knows it’s WINDY!”🎵
    How are you doing? I walked outside last night at 10PM and felt the strongest wind gust I ever have since moving here. It’s still very windy this morning with lots of trash cans blown over and tree branches and debris around — and my Peet’s lost power! (Fortunately, there’s another close by). Good luck!

    • I saw that Oakland was #6 on the “warmest places in the US” list last night. It said the temperature was 74 but didn’t mention anything about wind. Yikes!

      • The weather service said we broke a record with 78° yesterday, but our highs are supposed to drop back to a more normal mid-50’s over the next few days.

    • Totally appropriate song for today, Steve. It was incredibly windy here last night. Woke me up at least a couple of times and as I look in my neighbor’s yard this morning his trees are really blowing to and fro. It was positively balmy in the city yesterday and I think more warm weather is forecast for today. Sorry about your power outages but very happy you were able to get your morning fix from another Peet’s. Our local Peet’s is about four doors down from our local Starbucks but they both seem to be thriving. Have a good one!

  7. No problem cracking the puzzle this morning. As always enjoyed the fun facts, Mike. With 325,000 acres of orchards in our fair state now you know why there are so many nuts in California. Wishing all of you a good Tuesday.

    • You’re on 🔥 this morning, Betty! I also learned that 99% of walnuts in the US are grown in California’s Central Valley.

      Enjoy your day! 🙂

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

    🥤It was a PROVEN fact that the reason he grew so CHUBBY was because as his teeth began to DECAY, he lived off calorie-laden liquids, (definitely not all they’re CRACKED UP TO BE)..and he’s got them to THANK for his health’s demise…🥤

    🚯 The neighborhood turned to DECAY, the mayor was to THANK,
    The street crime and the litter…is what led it all to tank
    And while the mayor grew CHUBBY, PROVEN fact that he lived well,
    The homeless population climbed…the city’s gone to hell…
    One time where it had flourished, people now just look to flee…
    And sadly it’s no longer what it was CRACKED UP TO BE 🚯

  9. Thanks Mike for confirming my belief that California is chock full of nuts! Interesting facts again today….. This jumble might have been better published on a Monday but still was fun and easy. Hope everyone will continue to have a good day!

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