Jumble Answers for 02/01/2021








29 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/01/2021

  1. Happy Monday everyone! Blouses weren’t considered fashionable for women to wear until the 1890’s. Before that, the loose-fitting upper garments were primarily worn by workmen, peasants and children. The $300 blouse that we saw featured in today’s cartoon would have cost approximately $10.48 in 1890’s dollars. That might not seem like a lot, but back then the average hourly wage was only 14 cents!

    There weren’t any new clue words to start off the month of February. My stumper this morning was UTOTLE, but the poll results indicate that RULLAP is the one causing the most headaches. I probably should have tried the double letter trick to finish off OUTLET, but I went with some good old-fashion jumbling in the margin of my newspaper instead.

    Today’s cartoon featured a couple of women engaged in a bit of retail therapy. There weren’t too many different styles of blouses to choose from so I’d assume this boutique focuses on quality over quantity. The tag on the inside collar of the shirt had a logo of a crown on it. It reminded me of the Rolex logo, but I highly doubt the Swiss watchmaker dabbles in fashion! I know Jumble Jeff’s daughter, Sydney, was studying fashion design. Maybe it’s the logo for her very own clothing line!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of nine letters. It had three vowels and six consonants. The layout was rather cryptic and I initially had a difficult time finding a good starting point in which to begin. After scrambling the letters a few times, the double L’s brought DOLLAR to mind and the rest was history. Have a great start to your week, and keep Jumbling!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about: FASHION AND CLOTHING

    10. The most common materials for manufacturing clothing are linen, cotton and polyester.
    9. Bra manufacturer Playtex made the spacesuits for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s mission to the moon.
    8. Marilyn Monroe owned a dress which was encrusted with 6,000 rhinestones. It sold for $1.26 million at auction in 1999.
    7. D.W Griffith, producer of silent movies in Hollywood, thought that actresses’ eyes could look a little better. He went ahead and created the first fake eyelashes in 1916.
    6. In the United States, each person owns an average of seven pairs of blue jeans.
    5. Blue is the color of loyalty, which explains why U.S. police officers wear blue uniforms.
    4. The T-shirt is one of the most popular items of clothing in the world, and around two billion of them are sold every single year.
    3. Lipstick is one of the most common items you’ll find in a makeup store, but did you know that one of the main ingredients is fish scales?
    2. Each year, 7 million tons of materials and textiles are trashed. Despite all the efforts to recycle more, only 12% of the material is actually used again.
    1. Those who like collecting ties are known as grabatologists!

    Final Thought:
    You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. —Edith Head

    • Hi Mike…Good Morning…I’d like to weigh in on # 3, the fish scales. Its a bit of a fishy story….A red herring, so to speak. The reel story is that It’s only some lipsticks that contain that silvery colored substance responsible for the shine and shimmer, the “pearl essence”. But thanks to research, it is now more and more being made synthetically. That’s why I’ve always stuck with Matte lipstick…and found other ways to shine… I just don’t kiss and tell! 💋💄🙋🏻‍♀️

    • I saw quite a few popular brands on the list that still use fish (herring) scales. Not good news for our vegan friends!

  3. Plural puzzled me so badly that I will elect to find my entertainment outlet at the rodeo. Maybe I can win top dollar. Yee-haw.

  4. Good Morning, Everyone… 👚 DRESSED FOR…EXCESS?👚

    👚 I’m not sure of her logic, somehow it seems kind of trite,
    Ok sure, she’s got the money…and she’s def not holding tight…
    But if it’s easy to ELECT the other store instead…
    Why is she so blasé about spending the overhead?
    The other store an OUTLET? Perhaps it’s below our girl?
    Does she liken it a RODEO….so won’t give it a whirl?
    If the blouse does come in PLURAL stores, exact down to the collar…
    One wonders what impels her then to go for the TOP DOLLAR? 👚

  5. They missed the boat on this one. There is nothing out of the ordinary about paying top dollar for a blouse. She could have spent TOP DOLLAR on a TV, an apple, bricks, a computer or anything else . The second word should have provided a C not a D; for example, OOCRL providing (C)(O)LOR. Then the answer would have been TOP COLLAR, and she was clearly holding the blouse up by the collar, while still sounding a lot like TOP DOLLAR.

    • Hi Jim, Good Morning…Sorry, but I beg to differ. I know you like to play around with alternate wording for the given letters, but here there’s no need to look for a different solution. No one said it was “out of the ordinary”. It’s just stating that she was willing to make the purchase, regardless of the cost….And “Top Dollar” is the commonly known idiom. https://tinyurl.com/y58wx4e5 Besides the fact that women call their blouses TOPS. But what would “Top Collar” even mean? When did anyone ever pay Top Collar for anything? I don’t think David missed the boat at all…If anything, his ship definitely came in with this this clever puzzle! 👚🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Good morning. Enjoyed today’s jumble. For me it wasn’t our usual fly through solve. Plural is my choice for hardest word. It took me a few minutes to get. The cartoon answer slowed me up a bit because I had trouble getting “The” out of my head for the first word. I don’t think I would pay twice as much though. We would be doing some heave bargaining. Thanks Mike on the Facts. Very interesting. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • The scrambles were definitely harder than the ones we usually get on a Monday. I guess the guys want to keep us on our toes. Have a great start to your week, Paul! 🙂

  7. An easy Monday puzzle.It reminded me of my mother and her sisters going shopping together for clothing sales items at the then bargain women’s apparel stores,like Red Robin in Cleveland.A fond memory indeed.

  8. Hi Everyone – No problem with the answer but I backed into both Plural and Outlet. I enjoyed the link yesterday to David on TV discussing how he and kids from New York created a puzzle on Milwaukee.

    • Hi Caroline. I enjoyed it too. I had first posted it Friday, because it was National Puzzle Day, but it was in the afternoon, and maybe no one saw it. But when I saw that David posted it again yesterday on Facebook, I figured it couldn’t hurt to put it up again here. I’m glad you liked it. As I said, I feel its always a pleasure seeing him! Off subject, how are you doing up there, snow wise? It’s been snowing here since yesterday afternoon, and from what the weather reports are saying…it’s not going to stop any time soon. It’s brutal here already…and I think we’re slated to go into tomorrow, and get 20 inches or so. 😱 Yikes! 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Wow, I didn’t know you were getting that much snow. I hope it won’t cause too much trouble for you or others. We’re lucky in the Rochester area, only expecting around 4-6 inches from the storm.

        • I was hoping it wouldn’t be this bad…but the reports keep saying DAYS! 😱 I keep pushing my door open every once on a while…I’d hate to have the snow pile up so bad that it’ll freeze it shut! And thank you, I’m hoping it won’t cause serious problems either. But we’re both in the same boat as far as Cuomo’s State of Emergency goes, so please be careful out there. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers…🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Easy breezy Monday puzzle. As always, enjoyed your fun facts, Mike. Fish scales in lipstick? Yuck!. I’m with Angela, will stick to matte finish. Stay well all.

    • Yuck is right, Betty. 🤮 When someone mentioned it to me years ago, I was like…”Oh no…Matte’s the way to go”! 😉 And if I really think a shine would help? I just dab on a little gloss…Never a dull 😉 moment with these cosmetics, right? Hoping you’re staying well too, Betty. Have a good one. 💄🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Hi all – Wow, not an easy Monday puzzle at all for me. Saw ERODE before RODEO, and then it took a few looks before realizing that the third word split up into OUT-LET. I thought the answer began with TOO, and it took awhile before I finally saw TOP as the synonym for “blouse”, leaving DOLLAR.

    Good wishes to everyone, especially all you in the path of the snow!

    • That was the key…We women call our blouses and sweater TOPS. (Pashminas not included, tho)! 😂😂 And thanks for the well wishes…It’s been a while since we’ve seen snow like this! 😢 Have a good one, Steve. Be well and stay safe. ❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Outlet seems to be one of the most frequently used words and it always looks weird. It didn’t trip me up this morning but it certainly has in the past. Take Care, Steve.

  11. Cannot say I found today’s puzzle interesting. I looked for alternative solutions but no luck… good to see Mike back too!

  12. 🐴 Despite the rents being TOP DOLLAR, they decided to ELECT that particular location to open their PLURAL RODEO OUTLET shops…even though it could deplete their savings quickly if sales didn’t materialize…🐴

    🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏻The counselor suggested that an OUTLET would be best,
    He stressed that it be PLURAL, one for each of them no less…
    Their marriage like a RODEO, too wild and abject…
    Two outside interests is what he is saying to ELECT
    Though skeptical they figured he must know…he is a scholar
    And his advice they may well heed…they are paying TOP DOLLAR! 🧍🏻🧍🏻‍♀️

Comments are closed.