Jumble Answers for 03/16/2021








20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/16/2021

  1. Happy Tuesday everyone! All of this morning’s anagrams solved without a hitch. The only delay in finishing them off was a brief pause to ensure OLGANO was in fact LAGOON and not GALLON. Both of the six-letter anagrams were fresh scrambles while the five-letter ones appear to be repeats. CEETJ was the older of the two, and it has been 65 years and 10 months since it last appeared in the funny pages. That’s 24,046 days, or 790 months if you want to get down to brass tacks!

    To be perfectly honest, the solution to today’s cartoon was a bit confusing. Don’t get me wrong, the solve was a piece of cake — I just needed a few minutes to absorb the wordplay of ALLIES to get the punchline. The way I see it, it could either be ALLIES or AL-LIES, and it was up to us to be the judge. It was mediocre at best, but there are 291 puzzles left in the year so it’s not the end of the world.

    I wonder if the investigators are giving their suspects the ol’ Mutt and Jeff routine? You know — the good cop vs bad cop interrogation technique that you see on TV and in the movies. If I had to guess, the male officer is probably starting off as the “heavy.” He looks like he’s been around the block a few times! My favorite part was how the suspects were still scrambling to get their stories on the same page even though the walls were slowly closing in. It just goes to show that when it comes to crime, you don’t catch the smart ones!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of six letters. The vowel and consonant counts were evenly divided at three. As I stated before, the solve was a breeze, it was the wordplay that left me underwhelmed. There’s always tomorrow, folks. Have a terrific Tuesday, and keep Jumbling!

    • Hey Mike…I agree that it might be easy to BAIL on understanding today’s solve, but I think that yes, while they are ALLIES, partners in crime…yes, David was going for the LIES as the little CATCH. It’s a broad one, but it does come together as a SENTENCE. So even though some may be CELL shocked by the answer, I still think David LOCKED it DOWN pretty well….And even though it might not be the wittiest puzzle we’ve seen, I’ll COP to it being clever JUSTICE same…Be well, stay SAFE…and I hope all is FINE with you and yours…🕵🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. EJECT = Last used on 08/18/20 as CEJTE
    KNELT = Last used on 09/25/20 as LETNK
    INFUSE = Last used on 03/01/20 as SFUNEI
    LAGOON = Last used on 06/02/20 as LONAGO

    CEETJ = Used on 05/16/55
    LENTK = Used on 02/21/19, 09/10/15, 02/20/15

  3. Not a hard Jumble to day but my memory tells me this Monday!
    I really like the ALLIES solution. You can read it two ways and both ways work….
    Lot’s of rain today but we are still 6 inches below normal. Lots of snow up in the mountains which will help when it melt but we will still have to brace for insane brush fires.
    We all have local geographical weather problems so on to tomorrow!

  4. To eject the Jumble answers I knelt by a lagoon and was able infuse my brain with knowledge. Didn’t need any allies to storm this beach. Ah, you gotta love Tuesdays. Well, you don’t have to, but I do and did. Have fun always.

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

    🕵🏻‍♂️ These suspects that were finally caught that warm night in late June,
    Had KNELT and tried to hide within the reefs of the LAGOON…
    They each EJECT a feeling that neither of them INFUSE,
    The truth into their alibis…deception’s what they choose…
    Their stories straight, it’s obvious that these are true wise guys…
    Two criminals who’ve made careers of lying as ALLIES! 🕵🏻‍♂️

  6. 🤦🏻‍♂️ The device that was meant to INFUSE and then EJECT the balls when the user KNELT, failed miserably when the ALLIES tried it at the edge of the LAGOON…🤦🏻‍♂️

    🤷🏻‍♂️ The soldiers trained at the LAGOON, some KNELT within the water,
    Uncomfortable the feeling when returning to Headquarters…
    They tried to INFUSE levity, but it was mostly guise,
    A little anger did EJECT…were they all still ALLIES? 🤷🏻‍♂️

  7. Good morning. Another enjoyable jumble for me. It took me some time to get all the words. My choice for hardest was LAGOON. The good part about having to think and not having them come automatically is that you don’t think it’s a puzzle for dummies. The cartoon answer was clever in that your first thought was wrong. I needed the letters to solve it. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  8. Anagrams were an easy solve for me,even lagoon.As far as the cartoon solution,my first thought was alibi ,but lies or a combination thereof,finally came to mind.Having a great but cold day here in Illinois.

  9. Hi all – With the help of the double letter trick combining O’s for the second straight day, got all the words. Even with the letters and figuring “LIE” must be in the answer, it still took me a couple of minutes to see what they were getting at with ALLIES.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “Captain Lucas and his ALLIES from the crew of the Rita KNELT with the pump to INFUSE the chemicals they hoped would EJECT the creature from the black LAGOON.”

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