Jumble Answers for 02/11/2021








34 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/11/2021

  1. I bet the guys were grinning like a couple of Cheshire cats when they submitted this gem for publication! The idiom they’ve reimagined for our enjoyment this morning is WOE IS ME, and it’s defined as a humorous way to say that one is sad or upset about something. My guess is that you arrived at the solution without a hitch, but you second-guessed yourself on the correct spelling of WHOA. If you got it wrong, it’s not entirely your fault! The English language is loaded with words that aren’t spelled like they sound.

    It looks like the wait for new clue words will have to continue for another day. We were lucky enough to get three new anagrams to mess around with though. The only one we’ve definitely seen before is NYORI. I didn’t find myself struggling with any of them, but SUPEUR did offer a bit of hesitation. I immediately latched on to the RE prefix, and my brain just wouldn’t let go!

    Jeff’s cartoon spared us the detail work that we’ve come to know and love. His no-frills approach, reminiscent of the panels drawn by the late Henri Arnold, kept the horseplay to a minimum so as not to interfere with the intended idiom. In other words, he kept it simple because he knew it was going to cause a lot of headaches! The big clues for me were the waving of the finger and the downtrodden look on the horse’s face. Without those two key elements, my solve definitely would have gone into overtime!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of eight letters. If you weren’t familiar with the idiom, the lack of letters was surely a welcomed surprise. I picked up on WHOA after noticing the W in the layout. IS and ME came easily from the remainder to seal the deal.

    This is the point where I usually end my writing for the day, but I wouldn’t be doing the Jumble any justice if I failed to mention one last thing. It seems that David and Jeff may not be aware that “WOAH” IS ME makes perfect sense to those of us in the 40 and below crowd. There was a TikTok dance move called “the woah” that became wildly popular last year, and it remains so to this very day. The meaning of WOAH in the dance is one of shock and surprise, and it matches the expression displayed by the horse in today’s panel. I’m of the opinion that if you arrived at “WOAH” IS ME based upon your knowledge of the dance move, then your answer would ultimately be correct. Hey Jeff, ask Cam or Sydney to shoot you a woah. They’ll definitely know what I’m talking about!

    • HAY, NEIGHbor! I was hot to TROT! Took it all in STRIDE, and went wire to wire! 😉🐎🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Good Morning, Everyone… 🐎 WOE…THE GALLOPING…NO MAY 🐎

    🐎 A horse is a horse, of course, of course,…And here we see who’s definitely boss,
    A swift gallop this horse must WAIVE…What choice has he? None…he must cave…
    Is it HUMANE to slow his pace, what he looks to PURSUE…
    A long stride with a quickened run…that she won’t let him do?
    The IRONY that adds to woe is that he did feel free…
    But now forced to a slower pace…his lament?…”WHOA” IS ME!

      • LOL! But do you mean the Title, or the Mr. Ed reference? Anyway, Not today…either way. He was whistling the Mr Ed theme, so I took it and RODE with it…and the Title? I was going for Galloping Gourmet…but when I said it to him, he did a …JK ROWLING! 😉😂😂

          • Of course! But the Gourmet? No worries… NEIGHther did he! And for a moment there I felt so…FURLONG! 😉🐎🤦🏻‍♀️

  3. 🤦🏻‍♂️ WOE IS ME is what he thought to himself when he realized that the IRONY of him looking to PURSUE a more HUMANE way to deal with the issue would call for him to WAIVE his original beliefs…🤦🏻‍♂️

    🤷🏻‍♂️ No one thought that they’d have to WAIVE the rules that were in place,
    The IRONY was that they now felt they’d for sure lose face…
    They tried to PURSUE the best way, to keep things most HUMANE,
    But now they felt downtrodden…these new rules to them arcane…
    With no choice left they went along, though no one would agree
    And heard within the ranks was a collective…WOE IS ME…🤷🏻‍♂️

  4. Good morning. Had little trouble with the words but it took me quite some time to finally get the cartoon answer. Once I realized the first word was it quotation marks it became easier to get. Which turned out to be quite cleaver. Thanks Mike and Betty for the vote of confidence on yesterday for me. This city slicker only got 60% on the quiz. The four I got wrong 2,4,5,6 I narrowed it down to 2 answers and picked the wrong one or I would have gotten them all right. The last time I rode a horse was in the 60s. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  5. First answer that came to me was that the horse thought, “Rein me in”. It fits and had a few letters but of course was not the correct answer.
    It threw me off a bit that the letters didn’t match what I expected the answer to be.

    • If the answer was to be REIN ME IN, the word Rein wouldn’t have been in quotation marks. Any time you see quotes in a solution, it means David’s chosen a pun for that given word. He went with WHOA, what’s said to slow/stop a horse, instead of Woe, for the commonly known phrase, Woe is me. 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Yep, I realize it wouldn’t work with the letters given and the quotations marks… just thought it was worth pointing out that it could have been another option for a solution.
        I’m well aware of what the quotation marks mean though… and I do not like them at all! Some of the “answers” are a real stretch!

        • You’re definitely not alone. Many players have what I call the “Quotation Trepidation”…but they really do lend fun to the solving…since when you see them you know you’re definitely in for a good play on words. As for a stretch? Yea, sometimes…but I guess that’s what makes it all so interesting. WHOA are we if David decides to make them all easy, breezy! Have a good night…and stay safe out there…🐎🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. No horsing around here today. Solved the anagrams and cartoon answer in record time. Scored 70% on the quiz which isn’t too bad considering I’m a City Girl. Only time I rode a horse was at Girl Scout camp just a few years ago. I remember being amazed at how big the horses were. I do always watch the Triple Crown races. We have a local restaurant that puts a white picket fence outside on Derby Day and all the gals wear big hats. It’s fun to see something like that in the heart of the city. Wishing all of you a good day.

    • Oh…sorry, Betty.. I failed to wish you a Good Morning! You know me, any mention of an item of clothing and it becomes my MANE focus! …And I love your “no horsing around”! 🐎🙋🏻‍♀️

      • You got me, Angela. I’m a total fashionista. One of my favorite movie scenes is the Ascot races in “My Fair Lady” – all the gowns were gorgeous but the one that Audrey Hepburn wore was SPECTACULAR. Of course, Audrey Hepburn looked good in rags. Hope you’re staying safe and warm.

        • LOL! And as fashionistas shall we REIN! And Audrey? She was an exquisite woman. Such poise and such a genteel grace…and you’re 100% on the money…She NEVER looked anything short of perfection. Safe and warm? Tks, we’re trying…But we need to throw dry in there, too. It’s been snowing almost every day for a week!..And it just stopped a while ago today. But there’s more on the way…I’m just hoping it STABLEizes soon!… And this is for you, Miss Betty…Sigh…🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/5ajl2rr7

  7. Whoa was obvious to me for a first word,but seeing peruse rather than pursue threw me off as I was lacking the letters for is and me in the cartoon answer.Speaking of horses on TV,how about “Mr Ed the talking horse”, one of my favorite shows.

  8. Hi Everyone –
    No problems today with the clue words or answer. This was the first quiz I tried because I was a horse lover as a kid and used to enjoy watching the Triple Crown races on TV. I guessed on a few but only missed the frog one. Seeing Secretariat win the Belmont Stakes was one of the most exciting sports events I’ve witnessed.

  9. Hi all – Another pretty easy one. I saw USURP and PURSER before PERSUE; then the answer was obvious.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The IRONY was that they had to temporarily WAIVE an animal-protection ordinance to PURSUE a HUMANE solution to their problem.

  10. Is an international gathering of hoses called NEIGH-TO? I aced the anagrams today but was reined in by the solution… Got 70% on the Mikequiz. My first wife and I used to horse around so I knew some of the terminology. Don’t get any burrs under your saddle today!

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