Jumble Answers for 03/15/2021








38 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/15/2021

  1. Happy Monday everyone! The clue words this morning were a bit more challenging than what we usually encounter at the start of the week. The fact that each of them contained at least one “O” had me thinking that MOO would somehow be included in the final answer. OOMPH is my pick for the anagram that most likely slipped right pasture. I know you’ve herd me mention the double-letter trick of combing or separating similar letters before, but I figured I’d mention it again as it was extremely effective in conquering the pesky O’s of OOMPH.

    Jumble Jeff has been on a tear with his fashion-themed cartoons as of late. Today he introduced us to a couple of anthropomorphic cows that were quite moo-ved by a particular pineapple-patterned dress. It is of course a Muumuu, and it’s defined as a loose dress of Hawaiian origin that hangs from the shoulders and is a cross between a shirt and a robe. My favorite detail was the muumuu that the cow was in the process of sewing. Looking closely, you cud see the line of pins holding the moo-terial together as she stitched it. Noticeably absent was the sinking sailboat in the background that is often seen when a body of water is present. With any luck we’ll see it in the ferry near future!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of seven letters. The vowels slightly outnumbered the consonants by a count of four to three. My aforementioned inkling about MOO being in the final answer was quite apparent after writing out all those O’s. I wouldn’t refer to the punny payoff as legen-dairy, but it was a-moos-ing nonetheless. Have a great start to your week, and keep Jumbling!

  2. OOMPH = Last used on 11/16/19 as MOHOP
    HOIST = Last used on 08/20/20 as HITSO
    ONWARD = Last used on 05/18/20 as WNORAD
    MORTAL = Last used on 03/20/16 as ROTMLA

    TARMOL = Used on 05/18/14

  3. COWabunga! No beef with this one! Easy, breezy…clever and cute! Have a good one, Everyone…Be well and stay safe. 🐄🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. After crashing & Burning yesterday this was an easy challenge.
    My mileage may vary tomorrow…….

    • Merry Monday, Mig. This cartoon had me wondering if your Halloween story involves a muumuu? I guess we’ll find out the deets in October! 👗🎃🐴

  5. 🌕 They say beware the IDES OF MARCH..but I don’t pay much mind,
    The whole month is a strange one…with weather and the kind…
    The moon comes into play here…and you’re told to pay off debts
    It’s also said to drink some wine…I do with no regrets…
    So let it be another day…for it definitely shall pass
    Besides… The year that we’ve been through? I’m ready for No mas! 🌕🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Good morning. Enjoyed today’s jumble because I had to think to get each word. Nothing was automatic, I paused on each one. The cartoon answer was clever and probably would have been a blind solve but I put down the letters first before looking at the picture. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

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

    👗🐄 Miss Elsie’s looking very fine, dressed in pineapple splendor…
    She’s got that look that is defined as OOMPH…and praise shall render…
    She’ll hoof ONWARD to the Luau…set out upon a reef,
    And MORTAL men will look at her…and say…”Nice side of beef”!
    They’ll HOIST a glass to her couture, for she was wise to choose…
    A comfy, loose attractive frock…she def can rock “MOO-MOOS”! 🐄👗

      • 👏🏻👏🏻! Very aMOOsing! And yes, she’s visiting the Islands…where she’ll MILK it for all it’s worth…😉🐄🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Hi Chuck… Actually, BULLieve it or not, I HERD that she and Elmer the Bull, her DAIRY beloved, were parents to four calves. Beulah, Beauregard and twins Larabee and Lobelia. Truth…And you know it wouldn’t beHOOVE me to STEER you wrong! 😉 Hope all is well, Chuck…and you’re staying safe out there…🐄🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. I didn’t find this to be an easy Monday puzzle. Hoist was my toughest word, and although I eventually came up with the answer, I wasn’t sure what it meant or how to spell it the right way. Very cute idea and cartoon.

  9. 💪🏻 After four MORTAL days of steady rain, and lacking any OOMPH, he was still determined to plunge ONWARD and HOIST the remaining crates of MUU MUUS onto the trucks…💪🏻

    💃🏻 She was known as the “It” Girl…and with OOMPH she’d steal the show,
    A trapeze’d HOIST her up on stage, and ONWARD she would glow…
    The souls of almost every man…a MORTAL sin would hold,
    Allure became her middle name…she was box-office gold…
    Ironically though later on…First off? Those high-heeled shoes…
    Then she’d be out of costume…so relaxed in her MUU MUUS! 💃🏻

    • That poem could be the official description of Pink’s performance of “Glitter in the Air” at the 2010 Grammys.

  10. Anagrams took longer to solve than the cartoon answer. Like Paul, I always figure out the anagrams first before looking at the cartoon, which would have been a blind solve this morning had I checked it out initially.

    • I agree with you 100%, Betty. I much prefer solving the puzzle the way the guys intended. I guess we’re Jumble purists!

      • I don’t care if you ever look at the anagrams. The cartoon is what it’s all about. 😉

      • Jeff, I guess you’ll have to work on getting the official slogan changed from “That Scrambled Word Game” to “That Punny Cartoon Game”! 😂

      • Uh – Oh, Mike, sounds like we’re being taken to task by Jeff. Of course I realize that the cartoon answer is the whole point of the puzzle but I still like to solve the anagrams first. So guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on the process or go to the Jumble woodshed.

  11. Hi all – The only word I had to jumble a couple of times was MORTAL. As soon as I saw a cow’s head in the cartoon I thought “Moo”, so that made the answer trivial.

    You’re on your game today with the puns Mike, especially “slipped right pasture.”

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The captain of the New Bedford whaler commanded his crew to HOIST the sails with a mighty OOMPH and they sailed ONWARD, risking MORTAL peril in pursuit of the ocean’s riches.” (I can almost smell the salt air. Bring me back some scrimshaw!)

    • Scrimshaw? A BONE-afide reference! You must have SCROLLed through your thesaurus for that one! 😉🦴🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Good pun! No, no thesaurus necessary; I saw a lot of scrimshaw in the whaling museums of Massachusetts.

        • WHALE…I guess we SHELL say then that you’ve BONEd up on the subject! 🐋🙋🏻‍♀️

  12. Being mortal, I needed some oomph to hoist an anagram victory and then go onward to the puzzle solve. Good Monday fun.

  13. Muumuus were for covering a wet bathing suit and allowing us to dump the suit and put on dry clothes with no one the wiser. Mom’s house dress was usually a regular light-weight cotton dress with stitched waist. All easy today! Stay safe and warm. Ann

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