Jumble Answers for 01/27/2021








19 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/27/2021

  1. I’ve always admired the speed in which a roofer, or a team of roofers, can lay down a new roof. The hardest part of the process, and one that today’s cartoon perfectly captured, is getting the workers to actually show up! These guys already had the materials delivered so they’re definitely not messing around. Let’s hope tomorrow brings them mild temperatures, and definitely no precipitation!

    Today’s clue words were all old friends. The first three anagrams returned as new leaving LAPLOW to be our only repeat. TOTAL was the only anagram to slow me down. It wasn’t that it was difficult — I just think my eagerness to complete the puzzle got the better of me and I settled on ATOLL a little too quickly. The damage was minimal as I only filled in the first three blocks before noticing my error.

    It looks like today’s task was removing the old shingles and the countless nails that secured them down. You can see a bucket of discarded nails just to the right of the ladder. On the pallet is 16 bundles of shingles. I’d estimate they’d be able to cover approximately 530 square feet of roof with them. We don’t see much of the home, but the fact that it has one garage bay seems to indicate that it’s a smaller, single-family dwelling. If they were replacing the entire roof, I’d bet there were at least three more pallets of shingles evenly spaced around the home. The biggest clues to finish this one off were the hammers and the cellphone calendar. At the top of the phone screen was 28, and on the left were the hours of the day listed from 9am to 6pm. The schedule looks completely open, so I guess the start time all depends on their motivation.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. Seven of them were consonants and six were vowels. The clues and the wording of the cartoon sentence made this one an instant solve. Even the fact that A wasn’t given to us didn’t slow me down one bit. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. TOTAL = Last used on 12/03/18 as TLOTA
    VIVID = Last used on 12/14/19 as IVDVI
    MANNER = Last used on 02/22/20 as NMENAR
    WALLOP =Last used on 04/19/20 as LAPWLO

    LAPLOW = Used on 11/24/19, 05/16/10, 11/15/05, 09/11/95, 05/03/89, 10/27/84, 02/21/80, 06/14/71, 11/16/66, 06/22/62

  3. Here are 10 Fun Facts about: ROOFING

    10. The average asphalt roof lasts 12-20 years. A homeowner with a metal roof can expect theirs to last anywhere from 40-70 years.
    9. The average residential roof size in the US is approximately 1,700 square feet.
    8. Even though asphalt shingles are a newer product (invented circa 1900), they are by far the most popular roofing product in America. Nearly 70% of US homes have asphalt shingles.
    7. Flat roofs aren’t actually flat. There’s a slight incline, usually about ¼ inch per foot, which allows water to drain.
    6. Metal roofing materials are often lighter in weight than wood shingles
    5. The weight of a bundle of asphalt shingles is between 50 and 65 lbs. Three bundles are enough to cover 100 sq ft.
    4. Approximately 7 million homes need a new roof each year in the US.
    3. Insurance companies normally charge more premiums for covering homes with a wood-shake roof because it’s a potential fire hazard.
    2. Nearly 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are added to landfills each year.
    1. Using the US average roof size of 1,700 sq ft, a roofer will need 5,440 nails to properly secure a roof!

    Final thought:
    May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire. —Irish Blessing

  4. Good morning. No problem with the words or cartoon answer. No blind solve today though, I had to look at the letters to get the final outcome. Now it’s time to get educated on just the facts. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  5. No problem w the anagrams,and time was a given for part of the cartoon solution.I thought wind ,as wind your watch, would also be in the solution,but the ‘I’ was used up in time.But then noticing the hammer in the cartoon,nail down a time was a quick solve.Speaking if roofs,hail damage has destroyed our roof a couple of times.Way back when the first time that happened,a couple of my neighbors and I replaced the shingles ourselves.Two math professors and an electric lineman!

  6. This was a bit misleading. Although TIME is alluded to in the cartoon’s speak, the HOW is alluded to in the open statement. Clever, definitely. Throw or lob? Wrong!

  7. Hi all – Got the words, then it looked like TIME would be in the answer, so I decided to try Angela’s usual advice to look again at the cartoon and dialog to see whether I could get it before writing down the letters, and NAIL came to me which showed it.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    We had very strong winds and a good amount of rain last night, but it blew through pretty quickly and was over by the time I woke up. There was surprisingly little debris around, probably because most of it came down in our last strong winds a week or so ago. Now we’re sending it on to the Sierra and the rest of the country – watch out!

    “His VIVID visualization of the MANNER in which he would WALLOP his opponent led to his TOTAL victory.”

  8. 🍻 The memories of his trip to England were so VIVID…the MANNER in which people lived, their nights of enjoying WALLOP…it was a TOTAL success…and he was determined to NAIL DOWN A TIME to do it again…🍻

    🔨 He gave it a good WALLOP, the TOTAL job was done,
    His MANNER so determined, serious as he begun
    And now things were so VIVID, things were moving…so sublime
    He’s glad his schedule allowed him to NAIL DOWN A TIME 🔨

  9. Got the anagrams and 50% of the solution easy, couldn’t solve the rest and got lazy. Enjoyed your comments Mike! Hope y’all have a great day!!!


    • My day would have been a heck of a lot better if it hadn’t snowed overnight. But we only got a few inches so I guess I shouldn’t complain. Have a good one, Mig. 🙂

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