Jumble Answers for 01/20/2021








17 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/20/2021

  1. This is one of the more challenging puzzles that we’ve had in quite some time. I bet you probably felt like you needed a degree in astrophysics from Caltech or UC Berkeley to finish it off! The entire solve seemed to hinge on the correct placement of the letter “E”. If you got it right, then you were rewarded with a punderful surprise. And if you unfortunately got it wrong, like me, then you were left wiping a bit of egg off your SPACE!

    No new clue words today, but we didn’t really need any as our solve was challenging enough. I wasn’t stumped by any of David’s offerings. SUITE and COUPE did require a couple of extra glances before coming into view though.

    I go absolutely bananas, but in a good way, whenever Jeff adds large amounts of shading to his panels. There’s just something about the contrast between the light and dark elements that really does it for me. Today’s planetarium piece ranks right up there with the best of them. I especially enjoyed the way the stars added a faint glow to the darkened auditorium.

    The final solve was similar to yesterday’s in that the anagram contained 13-letters. I’m pretty sure most of us saw OUTER SPACE based upon the details in the cartoon. With those letters plucked out, and the second “E” noticeably missing, I latched onto IOUS and pieced the rest of it together from there. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and keep Jumbling!

    • Hey, Mike…This is a really good one today! And despite it being a repeat solution from a few years ago, I wasn’t sure if this puzzle gave us a “STAR” or not, so I wondered if you might “recognize” him. While it was Carl Sagan who was featured in the puzzle of 2015, here I had no clue as to who the moderator might be, and whether or not he was anyone of significance…but I thought his pony tail might be something of a clue. But with more than 300 Planetariums across the U.S., I think it’d be a wild goose chase trying to identify him. Did Jeff and David PLANET this WAY on purpose? Just to SPACE things up a little? Either way, I agree that it’s a MARSvelous cartoon, and a great STAR TREK! 💫🌟🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about: THE MILKY WAY

    10. The Milky Way got its name from the ancient Greeks who believed that the bright patch in the sky was milk spilled by the goddess Hera when she was nursing the hero Hercules.
    9. The Milky Way has grown by merging with other galaxies through time. It is currently acquiring stars from a very small galaxy called the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal, as well as from the Magellanic Clouds.
    8. The Milky Way moves through space at a velocity of approximately 343 miles per second.
    7. The Milky Way’s central core contains a supermassive black hole. It is commonly referred to as Sagittarius A. It contains the mass of about 4.3 million Suns.
    6. It takes the sun about 250 million years to complete one orbit of the Milky Way. The sun has made 20 orbits around the galaxy during its lifetime.
    5. Scientists estimate that there are at least 100 billion planets and anywhere from 200-400 billion stars in the Milky Way.
    4. The Milky Way weighs approximately 1.5 trillion solar units, which is about 890 billion times the mass of the sun.
    3. Scientists estimate that the Milky Way will collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in about 5 billion years.
    2. Some studies suggest that it would take nearly 100,000 years for a spaceship traveling at the speed of light to cross the entire Milky Way.
    1. Even though all the stars we see from Earth are in the Milky Way, we can only see a very small part of the galaxy. Specifically, only 0.000003% of it is visible!

    Final Thought:
    “In order for us to have a future that’s exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we’re a space-bearing civilization.” —Elon Musk

  3. Good morning. The words were a breeze but I threw in the towel on the cartoon answer. I didn’t see some letters that I thought would be there so I took the easy way out. Another cleaver answer as the facts from Mike. Everyday we learn something new. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  4. The only thing I could think of for the answer was Space. When it didn’t work for the first word, I noticed all the vowels and found the ious ending. Outer didn’t take long to unscramble. This type of answer is harder for me but reading Jumble Answer and all the great puns here helps. Wishing all a great day.

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

    🚀 As soon as he entered the SUITE, the first thing he seemed to ABSORB was how it looked “OUTER SPACIOUS”…so large with NASA decor, even down to each individual dessert COUPE, and the PURITY of it all definitely impressed him…🚀

    🏎 The new COUPE parked outside the SUITE, and one could not deny,
    The PURITY of its design, the sleekness made him sigh…
    His want to just ABSORB it all, he stood besides the owner,
    And said something that made them laugh…for it was such a groaner…
    “She’s certainly a beauty, and I’m trying to be gracious,
    But how do we describe this car? It’s definitely OUTER SPACIOUS”! 🏎

    Have a good one. Be well and stay safe…🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Anagrams were faster than an instant solve,but the cartoon answer looking like space for the first word threw me entirely.

  7. Hi all – Got the words; I’d say COUPE was the hardest. Saw SPACE after writing the letters, and then SPACIOUS, leaving the OUTER. Nice mental workout today.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “He arranged to buy the rare car in his office so that he could sit back and ABSORB the PURITY of making a SUITE deal for the classic Packard COUPE.”

    • LOL! “SUITE” deal? 🤦🏻‍♀️ I was dabbling this morning too…and had written this before I settled on the other rhyme I posted…

      ✍🏻 The teacher read his essay…ready with her red pen drew,
      “Wow, what a COUPE this story is”…She marked it…”You mean coup”…
      “The plot’s a really SUITE one”…Again, she wrote in sweet,
      Outline is nice, but PURITY won’t save him from defeat…
      He couldn’t ABSORB spelling, and the writing’s quite audacious…
      The teacher shakes her head and thinks…”Wow, this is OUTER SPACIOUS”! ✍🏻

      Have a good one, Steve. And stay safe out there…🌟🙋🏻‍♀️

      • “Mediocre Minds” again I guess! 😂 “Suite” was quicker to type than “sweeeeeeeeet”!
        That’s a great poem with the double mistakes; I love it.

        Things are much calmer here today with the winds gone. The only thing is that now there’s yet another thing that nobody expected – Zombie Fires! The record winds kicked up a few blazes from embers that had been smoldering underground from the huge fires last *August*! What next (don’t answer that!)

        • LOL..Tks, Steve. And it “was” SUITE that prompted it! 😉We’re having heavy winds too, and like you, today’s better than y’day. We had snow this morning too…but it’s not doing any damage because the temps hovering near 40° now, and the sun’s shining. It’s all very weird. And what you’re speaking of, the Zombie Fires, was mentioned on my news this morning…Someone said they’re going to sleep until February, because so far January still feels like it belongs to 2020…I wish you guys luck…And as for the mediocre minds? 😂It’s the first thing I thought of too! Yes, sweeeeeet! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Be sure to use your turn signal when you travel across the Milky Way… PURITY was my stumbling block today, oddly. I liked the cartoon and the answer and Mike’s info. All told a good Wednesday hump-jumble!

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