Jumble Answers for 02/17/2021








31 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/17/2021

  1. Happy Wednesday everyone! The one thing I’ve noticed about pianists is that they either have really good posture, or their face is literally inches away from their fingers while they play. I suppose for a musician playing a dramatic piece of music, or one that is perhaps a bit of a challenge, a slouched posture is a natural response to the demands of the piece. But if you’ve got the God-given talent to play the piano in the first place, I don’t see how any tweaks or adjustments to one’s posture would be of any benefit — other than keeping them from looking like a hunchback!

    There weren’t any new clue words to be had this morning. Both the first and last anagrams were new while the ones in the middle have been used in the past. I didn’t struggle with any of them, but the numerous vowels within MANAGE had me taking a few extra looks.

    My first thought was that we were seeing a music teacher helping her student get some practice, but the violin in her hand and the inquisitve nature of her dialogue leads me to believe that she’s most likely a fellow musician. There were several details within the panel that caught my attention. The most obvious was the Jumble logo in cursive above the keys of the piano. For those of you that are skilled in playing and reading music, just like our talented cartoonist Jumble Jeff is, I’m quite certain the keys she’s pressing would correspond to the notes being displayed on the screen. Did you notice the lines at the base of the laptop indicating the computer was resting on a glossy surface? They were rather faint, but they were definitely my favorite detail to find!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10 letters. Six of them were consonants and four were vowels. I thought David did a beautiful job with the layout as it kept the answer well hidden. With the subject matter of the cartoon being music, and the fact that notes were displayed but not mentioned, I figured I had my logical starting point. With NOTE crossed out, THEM was found after a few moments of staring at the remainder. All that was left to do was tack on ‘DE’ and call it a day. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. While I found the anagrams simple the solution found me simple! Interested to see what Mike and Angela have to say…..

  3. Good Morning, Everyone…I hope this finds you well…🎶🙋🏻‍♀️

    🎶 Whenever you’re near, I hear a SYMPHONY, a tender MELODY…Pulling me closer and closer to your arms…🎶 “I Hear a Symphony” – The Supremes 1966 https://tinyurl.com/57fkpyvo

    🎶 We see this woman MANAGE to compose with her new aid,
    A simple app – “ScoreCleaner Notes”…she plays…she’s got it made…
    No need to DWELL on writing down what’s in her head and heart,
    The app just does it for her, creativity no THWART
    The notes as sweet as HONEY, they’re all there from stern to stem…
    As she tickles Jumble’s ivories watching the app DENOTE THEM! 🎶

    Thoughts and prayers to our readers across the country affected by these storms. 🙏🏻

  4. Rapid rout of the anagrams. Honey, I did manage to thwart the puzzle but don’t want to dwell on it. I really enjoyed the music quiz and got 9 of 10. I didn’t realize George Strait was bigger than Garth Brooks in that area. It’s warming up here. Stay safe.

    • Excellent score, OO! I didn’t know George Strait was considered the King of Country either. Garth Brooks definitely would have been my choice too. Enjoy the day and stay warm! 🙂

  5. 🍯 Taking tips from the internet, he’d DENOTE THEM, and then try to MANAGE to THWART the bear, by leaving opened jars of HONEY at the edge of the woods, hoping it would DWELL there and not enter his yard…🍯

    🤷🏻‍♂️ He wasn’t good with names it seemed, his memory quite runny,
    He tried association, yet he only recalled HONEY…
    Of all the people gathered there, just her name rang a bell,
    The others just would THWART him, there was no way he could tell
    He tried to DWELL on faces…’stead of MANAGE haw and hem…
    He def needed a sure-fire way that he could DENOTE THEM…🤷🏻‍♂️

  6. Today is NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY…And sometimes the smallest act can have the biggest impact on someone. In light of all that’s going on around us, let’s be the light in someone else’s life. Be kind…It’s contagious…and it’s always worth it…💕🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Good morning. No problem with the words but failed a few bars short on the cartoon answer. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good morning, Paul! There were only two notes to this puzzle — C sharp or B flat. I’m sorry to hear that it was the latter of the two for you this morning.

      Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

  8. No problem w the anagrams or the cartoon solution,though at first I thought the 4 letter word would be note,rather than “them”,but needing note for denote,left them as the second word.Have a happy and blessed Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.

      • She’s hanging in there in frigid snowy Dallas,Tx but hasn’t been able to get to Austin,to spend a few days w her Uncle Scott there.

        • My thoughts and prayers are with her. What’s happening down there is terrible. I don’t know Texas, besides the fact that it’s huge, but the stories coming to light are difficult to digest. I just read this about the mayor of a city called Colorado City, and his cavalier insensitivity is off the charts. I was able to read his statement in it’s entirety, and it makes one question people’s humanity. Mind boggling. I hope things improve, Prof, and that she’ll soon be safely back home. Wishing you and your family the best.🙏🏻…https://tinyurl.com/3bo3rvbv

  9. I have clients who do this puzzle faithfully And there Great at And love doing the puzzle And there not going to stop until they have it An majority of the time they get it in no

    • That’s wonderful, Norma! I’m sure David & Jeff will be quite pleased when they find your comment. Keep in touch! 🙂

  10. Like Chuck, I thought the last word would be note but couldn’t figure out what to do with the left over letters so once I found “denote”, everything worked out nicely. Wishing all of you a good day.

  11. Hi all – No problem with the words today. For the answer I thought “Record them” or even “Manage them” fit, but then I saw the notes and got it without needing the letters.

    Passed the quiz at 80%, missed 5 and 10, guessed right for #2.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    Well Mike, as far as piano posture goes, there are your examples, and then there’s Jerry Lee Lewis, who often played standing up while banging the keyboard with two hands and a foot!

    “He would DWELL on the problem for a long time before figuring out how to both get HONEY from his bees and MANAGE to THWART them from invading his house.”

    • I don’t remember what #5 was, (I should screen shoot it at the end), but the last question? It mentioned “Troubadour”, which was a huge hit for Strait, not Brooks…So knowing that was the key. But I do agree, that anyone who may not be a fan of country music, would gravitate towards Brooks, since he’s been so visible all these years…more mainstream, and therefore much more widely known. 🤠🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Thanks for including the numbers to the ones you missed, Steve. I like knowing which ones were on the difficult side.

      Your sentence was pretty SWEET! 🐝

  12. No problem with the anagrams but the solution took longer. I kept studying the letters until they fell in place. 80% on the MikeQuiz, a gr8 score for me….. Sunny clear and windy in the World of LA with predictions of 80s over the weekend!

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