Jumble Answers for 01/21/2021








49 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/21/2021

  1. I’ll just come straight out with it. I’ve never seen an episode of M*A*S*H! It’s quite possible that I heard bits and pieces from the womb, but that would have been just as the show was signing off in its 11th and final season. Rather than let my handicap get the better of me, I took some extra time to comb the cartoon for details that even die-hard fans of the show might have overlooked. Be sure to let me know how I did!

    All of today’s clue words were venerable old friends. PRUTIN was the only anagram that we’ve definitely seen before. Not only was it scrambled the same way as the last time we saw it, but it was used exactly one year ago to the day. Well I guess that’s not entirely true. 2020 was a leap year — so it’s appearance would have technically been 366 days ago! Other than that, the only other thing I noticed was that all of the anagrams were in alphabetical order.

    Jumble Jeff’s caricatures were spot on! Radar was the easiest character to identify because he wore glasses. And if I’m not mistaken, that’s Benjamin “Hawkeye” Pierce and John Francis Xavier “Trapper” McIntyre sipping martinis in “The Swamp.” Well I know one of them is Hawkeye because it says so on the MP’s clipboard! Now take a look at the “door” of the tent where the two are imbibing. Do you see anything that looks sort of familiar? There was a Moorish Cross symbol on the door in the show, and it’s just barely visible in today’s panel!

    The final answer was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. Four of the letters were vowels and eight were consonants. The big clue for me was “mobile living quarters” being stated in the cartoon sentence. With TENTS removed from the layout, INHABIT was actually quite easy to find. Have a tremendous Thursday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about: M*A*S*H

    10. Actor Alan Alda served in the Korean War during a six month tour in the Army Reserve and was in charge of the mess tent.
    9. The set of M*A*S*H was also the set for the films Daddy Long Legs (1919) starring Mary Pickford, as well as Lost Horizon (1937) and Planet of the Apes (1968).
    8. There were three spin-offs to the show: Trapper John, MD, AfterMASH, and W*A*L*T*E*R (W*A*L*T*E*R only made it to the pilot stage of production).
    7. McLean Stevenson, who ended up playing Henry Blake, initially wanted the role of Hawkeye.
    6. Only Alan Alda knew before filming that the Henry Blake character was being killed off.
    5. Writer Larry Gelbart wrote the entire pilot script in only three days.
    4. Alan Alda wrote and directed some of the M*A*S*H episodes. Because of his many roles on the show, Alda earned over 20 Emmy nominations and several wins.
    3. If you look closely at Gary Burghoff’s (Radar’s) appearances on the show, you’ll notice his left hand tends to be hidden. The reason for this was three of his fingers were deformed due to a birth defect.
    2. The average price for a TV ad (less than one minute) during the first few years of the show would set you back about $30,000. During its eleventh and final season, the same ad would cost roughly $450,000.
    1. The set and nearly all artifacts left there were burned in a massive brush fire in 1982!

    Final Thought:
    “All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.” —John Steinbeck

  3. Now what to do with the rest of my morning? I doubt even the great mind of Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester could’ve rolled through this one faster. If I had my druthers, though, I’d be celebrating at the still with Hawkeye and Trapper John. Wishing all Jumble fans a happy (and safe) day!

  4. I don’t suppose there is an edit function for comments? “a happy (and safe) day!”

  5. Three days ago we had INPUT, or PUTIN and now today they’ve added an R, turning Mr. PUTIN into a TURNIP. Sometimes I think he looks like one. I don’t get the cartoon clue, INHABIT TENTS. Any city or community, including any such made up of tents, is going to have inhabitants. This of course could cause shadow solutions, and in this case I see one that is better than the intended answer, namely HABIT INTENTS. What habits are you intending to have this year? Such an answer would be appropriate now as now is the time for New Year’s resolutions. I would think that people everywhere would be intending to have habits of their choosing at this time of the year, and that includes people in tents in situations like M*A*S*H.

  6. Good morning. Another easy breezy four words to get but that’s as far as I got. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  7. So today, is NATIONAL HUG 🤗 DAY. One of the things I miss most since the pandemic started. Hugging people…Hopefully the vaccine will change things…But today, hug the people you can. There’s nothing compares to a warm hug…Be well, Everyone…and stay safe out there. 🤗🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Ohh…Tk you so much, Betty. 😘 And I send you one too. 🤗❤️…And I meant to ask you y’day…Did you know that our wonderful new First Lady is Sicilian? Intelligent, poised, pretty…and Italian to boot! Joe definitely lucked out! Hope your day’s going well, Betty….And stay safe out there…😘🙋🏻‍♀️

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

    ⛺️ When M*A*S*H first hit the TV screen, a lot of folks were BITTEN,
    And I was in its fan base, in fact I was truly smitten…
    The characters were lovable, the premise something new,
    That HALVE* hour it aired each week, some large viewers it drew…
    They made the best of what they had, a TURNIP, it went far,
    And Hawkeye Pierce? He stole my heart…he was my war-time czar
    I laughed, I cried, I loved with them, I still watch on a binge,
    The final episode’s engraved on my heart like a SINGE
    Until this day I think of it, the wrap up of events…
    That cast will always be, for me, the best “INHABIT-TENTS”! ⛺️

    The final episode of M*A*S*H, “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen”, which aired on February 28th, 1983, still remains the most watched series finale in TV history. And I remember it so well, because it was the very first show I taped on a VCR. And it made me cry like a baby…I hated to see M*A*S*H end…And till this day, it still remains one of my favorite TV shows…Be well, Everyone…and stay safe out there…⛺️🙋🏻‍♀️

    * Yes, I stretched! 😉

  9. No problem w the anagrams,though turnip looked like a repeat of input at first.With all the letters available for the cartoon solution,I was originally intimidated,but inhabit as the first word solution quickly led to the ultimate inhabit tents solution.

  10. Working with TENTS gave me the answer, though I was worried because I know little about MASH. Wishing all a good day.

    • Caroline…Luckily, for all inTENTS and purposes, one needn’t have been learned about M*A*S*H to solve the puzzle! 😉 Wishing you a good day too, Caroline. Be well and stay safe…⛺️🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Unlike yesterday, where I was totally flummoxed by the cartoon answer, I was able to get today’s offering, like Caroline, by finding tents first. I was a great fan of MASH and do remember the uproar when it ended. Wishing all of you a good day.

  12. 🧄 They did tell him to HALVE the TURNIP, but he didn’t listen, and as soon as he had BITTEN into it, he felt a SINGE on his tongue, and knew that the spicy, sharpness of it wouldn’t mix well the other INHABITANTS of his stomach… 🧄

    🗣They teased him ‘bout a TURNIP truck, they told him he was green,
    No matter how he’d try his best…twasn’t enough it seemed,
    They always tried to HALVE his deeds, and it would make him cringe,
    The meanness and indifference…he constantly felt the SINGE…
    Till one day he was BITTEN with the urge to get them back,
    He let loose with a tirade, he’d no longer be a hack…
    And from then on, he never more kept inside his two cents…
    He now became an equal…one of the INHABITANTS! 🗣

  13. Mash was not a regular show for me but I did watch enough to know the characters and storyline.
    Mike appears to have seriously boned up on it! The anagrams were a piece of cake for me but the solution was to inTENTS for my tiny brain…. Now I’ll head off to listen to my favorite group, sMASHing pumpkins. Enjoy your day!

    • Maybe we’ll get a Seinfeld cartoon soon, Mig. I know we’d both get a kick out of that! Frasier was another one of my favorites. I don’t remember Jeff doing one, but I’ll go back and check just to be sure.

  14. Hi all – It was nice to see a word where the ‘UP’ didn’t stay together, but a couple more looks showed TURNIP. ‘Tents’ was obvious, and looking at the remaining letters showed the answer.

    Saw the M*A*S*H movie, almost none of the TV show.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “He decided to HALVE the roasted TURNIP dish and pause, because having once BITTEN into one too soon, he didn’t want to SINGE his tongue again.”
    🎵”My, my, my, once BITTEN twice shy, babe.”🎵 (“Mediocre Minds” Angela, but lately don’t you think we’ve been constrained by the words?)

    • NONE of the TV show? And no “Cheers” either??? I don’t know what to think anymore! 😉🤷🏻‍♀️ But then again I never saw a “Star Trek” episode, so I guess we’re even…kind of! 😉 And yes, the words have been somewhat limiting. In fact, last night I noticed that your sentence y’day matched both of my rhymes. The mediocrity is spreading! INTENTStionaly or not! 😂 Have a good one, Steve. Be well and stay safe. ⛺️🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I had to look it up, but it was Ian Hunter originally in 1975.
        See, that’s why I wasn’t watching TV! 😂 📺

        • LOL! I don’t remember that one well, I’m more familiar with Great White’s from ‘89. I’m going to listen to Hunters version. And I’ll let you know which one I like better..ONCE I’m done! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  15. The words were easy. When it came to the answer, I first saw INHABIT TENTS, then saw INTENTS HABIT (medicine), and then saw TENTSIN HABIT. Since MASH was a comedy, the first answer is best.

  16. I thought for sure I had the answer until I checked this site. I thought for sure the answer was: INTENTS-HABIT, but it just didn’t sound right. My reasoning was first, they were in “tents” (there were two smaller tents in the background also). They all had a “habit” that they were doing “in tents”. The picture showed them drinking, with raised glasses, that was one of their “habits.” But you could also say that their “habit” was “intense,” that is, their drinking habit. I must have been the only person that thought this way, because no one else used this reasoning. The correct answer INHABIT-TENTS seems much more easier to understand and reason with.

    I’m surprised that no one responded about yesterday’s “date”. That was sort of a “jumble”. But it was a PALINDROME, forwards and backwards. 1-20-2021.


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