Jumble Answers for 03/23/2021








25 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/23/2021

  1. Happy Tuesday everyone! All of the solves were relatively quick this morning. The majority of my time was spent deciding whether WICKET was a valid word or not. If you found yourself bogged down by either COACH or COTTON, then the double letter trick would have been a helpful friend to visit. It was interesting to note that the DLT could have been utilized twice on COTTON — once to bring the T’s together and a second time to separate the O’s.

    Our cartoon transports us to a train station where we see a young woman finishing up some work. We don’t know how long she’s been sitting there, but the announcement over the loudspeaker informs her that her train will soon be leaving. The train station looked very similar to the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan so perhaps that is where Jumble Jeff drew inspiration for today’s piece. The ornate-looking clock atop the information booth was my favorite detail. It was designed by a sculptor named Henry Edward Bedford, and built by the Seth Thomas Clock Company of Connecticut. The four faces of the clock are constructed of opal giving it an estimated worth of between $10 and $20 million dollars. If you look closely at the top of the clock you’ll see that it has an acorn finnial. This was a nod to the Vanderbilt Family who initially funded the transit hub and used acorns and oak leaves as their family crest.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11 letters. Seven of them were consonants and four were vowels. TRAIN was quite visible in the layout, but since it was already mentioned in the cartoon sentence, I knew I needed to find another place in which to begin. STATION became visible after a few moments of staring at the letters and WORK was easily sussed from the remainder to seal the deal. Have a terrific Tuesday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. FRISK = Last used on 09/06/55 as SKIRF
    COACH = Last used on 07/11/20 as ACCHO
    COTTON = Last used on 08/19/17 as TOCONT
    WICKET = Last used on 10/11/20 as CWTKIE


  3. Another Monday on Tuesday…. Anagrams were a snap as was the J solution. I could make a paragraph or two out of the anagrams but they don’t seem very interesting so I am sparing you!!
    Seems like USC and UCLA, both of my alma maters, will be advancing in the NCAA contest. Doesn’t happen every year!!!!
    Dodgers spring training is winding down and they look great again this year. TWOPEAT??????
    HOPE you had great days today, I did!
    Manana, bananas!!

    • Good morning, Mig. I agree that the puzzle wasnt RAIL-ly all that hard. The guys usually increase the difficulty level a little bit each day, but last week was proof that it doesn’t always play out that way. I think we’ve returned to the normal pacing of things.

      Best of luck to your teams! Here’s a funny story I ran across this morning. I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of it! 🙂

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

    🚆 Today most people work from home, yes, it’s become the ticket,
    For most it’s working very well…for some a Sticky WICKET…
    Not everyone may COTTON to an office set at home,
    (But look around and you can see, our girl’s mostly alone)…
    Today she’s waiting for a train, let’s hope her seat’s a COACH,
    Though there is time before said train is making its approach…
    With work to do she doesn’t sit and FRISK the time away,
    No, she’s decided to be pro…and work as best she may…
    But with ten minutes left to wait…Greenwich the destination…
    It’s grown late so she’s heading home and leaving her WORKSTATION! 🚆

  5. 🤷🏻‍♂️ No one could understand why the COACH abruptly left his WORKSTATION and began to FRISK through the players COTTON uniforms lying by the WICKET…🤷🏻‍♂️

    🎭 He sat within his office, giving posters a quick FRISK,
    And thank God that he did so, because man, was there a risk…
    With “Wicked” only one week off from its big opening night..
    The printer made a huge mistake…”WICKET” is what’s in sight!
    His COTTON shirt all wet now, someone needs to COACH him down,
    He’s hyperventilating…a new printer needs be found…
    And time is of the essence, not much left to the duration…
    He swallowed hard while reaching for the stash in his WORKSTATION! 🎭

  6. Don’t frisk me for stimulants but I agree with Mig on the easy solves. I am no coach, but I can cotton to our local Creighton Bluejays making it through a sticky wicket to reach the Sweet 16. A nice, soft planters’ rain again on the Plains. Have fun. Stay safe.

    • Your weather report of rain means it’ll most likely reach my neck of the woods on Wednesday. I have a rather large limb hanging over my swimming pool, so it looks like today’s the day for it to come down. Whether it willingly cooperates or not is another question! Until tomorrow! 🙂

  7. Today is NATIONAL PUPPY 🐶 DAY. Special shout out to Daisy Dog, Fifi and Gizmo. Enjoy a walk with your furever friend today…it’s the leash you can do…🦮🐕‍🦺🐕

  8. Puzzle was so easy it made me think it was Monday rather than a Tuesday,it is Tuesday isn’t it?Anagrams were a snap, as was the cartoon solution,even with the multitude of letters.Another rainy day in store for us today in Illinois.

  9. Another easy breezy puzzle for us this morning. Anagrams and cartoon solution fell into place nicely. Happy Tuesday to all.

  10. The PineAPPLE🍍logo on our girls tablet is seen once again today. That little fruit of Jeff’s labor is becoming as ubiquitous as his Signature Sinking Sailboat! ⛵️…And I think I’m becoming quite fond of that little Pineapple…I guess it’s just HAWAII roll! And the time on the clock? I guess we have to HAND it to Jeff once again… I tried sizing it up, and even went back to look at the minute detail a second time…but I still wasn’t completely sure… 😉 ⏰🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Hi all – One word did give me trouble – “Coach”, for some reason. At one point I even wondered whether it was “Achoo!” But jumbling showed it. Had to smile at the double-double letter trick for COTTON, and saw that STATION would be in the answer.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    (I liked the “minute detail”, Angela.)

    “It caused a bit of a sticky WICKET when they wanted to FRISK the basketball COACH and open his WORKSTATION before he entered the bubble, as he made it clear he didn’t COTTON to being searched.”

    • LOL! Tks! And I like your incorporating the bubble into the mix. Very TIMEly! 😉Have a good one, Steve…Be well and stay safe. 🚆🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Now I don’t feel so bad about whiffing on VLAGE last Wednesday!

      I was impressed by your usage of COTTON, Steve. I wonder if that’s where “caught on” originated from? 🤔

      • Well, I always do my writeup before reading the blog so that I’m not influenced by previous posts, but I was amused to see that my “clever” usages of “sticky wicket” and “cotton” had already been used by both Angela *and* oldomaha. Gotta up my game!😂

        • Or just post the night before! You Westies are lucky in that you get the puzzle at a semi-decent hour. But I’m sure you enjoy your puzzle routine just as much as I enjoy mine. 🙂

          • For me, doing Jumble before breakfast would cause a strange disturbance in the Force! 😂 It’s funny, all during the 80’s and 90’s I used to do the Jumble (and read the comics) at night just before bed. Now (at least partly due to the internet and this blog) it’s a morning thing. It’s nice not having to wait until Monday if I get stuck on a Saturday puzzle! 😂

  12. Good evening. Back from A/C with another loss but good food and great company with my usual family members and my daughter-in-laws two very close friends that come from hers mothers home town. I started out a winner so I didn’t lose to much. Today’s jumble was like Sundays that I was able to get at. Very little trouble on both ends. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

Comments are closed.