Jumble Answers for 04/08/2021








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  1. Happy Thursday everyone! All of the anagrams so far this week have been fairly challenging, and the ones offered up today were no different. None of the solved words were new, but all of the anagrams just happened to be. TRILUA is the only one that I didn’t see straight away, so I’ll make it my pick for today’s hardest word. Have you ever heard of the website TRULIA? They’re a real estate search engine, similar to the more popular Zillow, and that’s all I could think of when trying to solve it.

    It looks like mom and dad have a couple of budding dissectologist’s on their hands! For those unaware, that’s the term used to describe a person who enjoys jigsaw puzzle assembly. Prior to the 19th century, jigsaw puzzles were referred to as dissected maps, with the term dissected puzzles coming a little bit later. The image on the puzzle they’ve just completed is that of the Chicago, Illinois based alternative rock band named Wilco. It was no big surprise to me as they are one of Jumble Jeff’s favorite bands! My count on the number of puzzle pieces was 160. Google says that the average puzzle size for families clocks in at 500 pieces, so this one must have been a breeze!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11 letters. Four were vowels and seven were consonants. The double L’s in the layout instantly brought ALL to mind. TOGETHER was quite recognizable in the remainder to polish it off. Have a terrific Thursday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. GROSS = Last used on 07/15/20 as SOGSR
    HALVE = Last used on 01/21/21 as ELHVA
    TOPPLE = Last used on 10/05/18 as PLTEOP
    RITUAL = Last used on 06/28/20 as LITUAR


  3. Today was great. Anagrams and solution fun!
    My solving time keeps decreasing.
    I enjoy spending time with all of Ewe.

        • You always know how to shear me up, Mig!

          T-225 minutes until the Friday puzzle is released. I’ll be up to read how your solve went. Best of luck! 🙂🍀

          • …And it’s another easy, breezy one to close out the work week! 🎶🙋🏻‍♀️

          • 🎵”There’s a fog upon L.A., And my friends have lost their way.
            “We’ll be over soon,” they said. Now they’ve lost themselves instead
            Please don’t be long
            Please don’t you be very long
            Please don’t be long, for I may be asleep 😴 “🎵
            (George Harrison, Beatles, “Blue Jay Way”) https://tinyurl.com/4a6cxweh

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

    🎶 One, two, three, four…Can I have a little more? Five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten…I love you… ALL TOGETHER now…ALL TOGETHER now…ALL TOGETHER now…ALL TOGETHER now…🎶”All Together Now” – The Beatles 1969 https://tinyurl.com/c5pcs5wr

    🧩 Pandemic had most people seeking out some ways to spend
    The extra hours we all found, stuck home for days on end…
    And Jigsaw Puzzles saw a surge in sales by numbers great,
    A GROSS sold out in no time, as we played during the wait…
    This puzzle here of Wilco, they worked HALVE side each…routine,
    Our family had a RITUAL, as the pieces they would glean
    So days on end and often nights, no TOPPLE towards the center…
    It’s how we passed a lot of time…by working ALL TOGETHER! 🧩

  5. 🎂 After he’d been asked to HALVE the cake for the Church’s RITUAL, it was ALTOGETHER GROSS watching the mess he made, when he caused it to TOPPLE to the floor…🎂

    👨🏻‍🍳 She told the sous chef “Grab the shrimp…and HALVE them once they’re peeled”…
    But what she saw was GROSS to her…in fact it made her reel…
    He had the oddest RITUAL of using just his hands,
    And she watched the pieces TOPPLE…falling on the pots and pans
    So standing there so dumbstruck, you’d have downed her with a feather…
    She fired him right on the spot…disgusted ALTOGETHER! 👨🏻‍🍳

  6. It’s Gross that my Ritual of trying to Halve the time to Topple the Jumble has become All Together impossible. Still, it’s the best game going. Rain on the Plain making for some dreary days out here in flyover country. Be safe and be well.

  7. FAMILIARITY BREEDS…ATTEMPT…I knew the Jigsaw Puzzle in the cartoon looked soooo familiar, and it kept gnawing at me. So I attempted a search through the Archives to find it…And voilà! There it was, the piece to the puzzle that I was looking for. Check out the Jumble puzzle of November 12th, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/46wtydrr Enjoy, Puzzlers! 🧩🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Good morning. I got stumped on Ritual. Other than that, it was a piece of cake. Is there a better band then the Beatles when it comes to song 🎶 writing and singing? My oldest says they are the best by far. Even though they are not my favorite, I can’t think of a better group, can anyone else? Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Steve will gladly fill you in, Paul. I’m sure you’ll have a solid answer in about an hour! 😉

      Great job on the solve! Your comment left me wondering how you finally figured out RITUAL? My guess is that you probably backed into it after finishing the final solve.

      Enjoy your day!

  9. I wrote the word Ritual down twelve different ways, trying to figure it out, then looked back at my newspaper and it came to me. Gee whiz! 🙄 Have a great Day! P.S. I think the Beatles probably do rank #1 of all time. I know a lot of people make fun of The Bee Gees because of the disco era, but they had a lot of hits on their own, and many with collaborations.

    • You should have tried 13 times, Kimberly. Isn’t that the number most associated with RITUALS? 😉

      Great pick with the Bee Gee’s! If Paul asked us to pick individuals I’d choose: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and James Taylor as my top 3.

      Best of luck with the Friday puzzle tomorrow. I hope your dictionary gets some much needed rest. Talk soon!

      • 🤣🤣🤣 Yes! Good observation!! And ya know….James Taylor popped into my head today too, when I was thinking of all of the music I have liked over the years… and still do! So it was such a coincidence to see you had mentioned him also!

        Yes, didn’t have to pick up that old, raggedy dictionary today! I really should “Spring”for another one! 😉

        Great day to you and all! 🌞

      • I’m talking about a band not a solo or two in a group. A band that wrote and sang their own songs.

  10. No problem w the anagrams or the cartoon solution for a change,almost made me think it’s Monday rather than Thursday,it is a Thursday isn’t it?

    • Last time I checked it was, Chuck! So far this week we’ve had two puzzles with quotation marks, and two withoout. It’ll be interesting to see what they have in store for us tomorrow.

  11. Just like the cartoon today, everything fit nicely into place this morning. Wishing all of you a good Thursday.

  12. I saw the two L’s and thought of All, probably because it was recently in a Jumble Answer (All in Due Time). I can’t disagree with Paul on the Beatles, and I think you picked three great songwriters, Mike. I’m also interested in what Steve will say (Joni?).

  13. Hi all – Two words took an extra look – TOPPLE which the double letter trick helped solve, and HALVE after thinking HALVAH for a second. Guessed the answer without the letters from the word layout.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “When they decided to HALVE the number of supports for the Burning Man RITUAL tower to save money, it caused it to TOPPLE prematurely into a GROSS mess.”

    Despite popular demand 😂 I think I’ll pass on trying to pick a “best” of anything. There are just too many musicians and songs of all eras that are great in different ways. I do think the Beatles had the greatest influence on changing music and many of you know how I feel about Joni’s music (and painting, and lyrics, and chords, and…)
    A little off the subject, but if you have a few minutes, the amazing musician, producer and internet person Rick Beato happened to post a segment recently about his choices for the 20 greatest Singer/Songwriter songs (which he admits could have been hundreds) and Caroline, if you watch to the #1 pick at the end, you’ll see an unexpected non-musical example of one reason Joni is so extraordinary. (And James Taylor is in there too, Mike and Kimberley):

      • Is that who the singer is? I had no clue (and didn’t happen to see in the comments)

        • Yes, I’m pretty sure it is. Didn’t you and I share and discuss this clip one night, last year or so? 🤷🏻‍♀️

            • Ok. I’ll look for the one I’m thinking of. But if it wasn’t you..then who? 🤷🏻‍♀️

            • Oh, and look right above the SHOW MORE.Jason’s name is there…🙋🏻‍♀️

              • Ok, I found it. Beato, but wrong Beato. And the “who” was my brother. (You’re in very good company)! 😉 There’s a slew of videos in this folder on the iPad, I should go thru them all. Some are yours, some are the ones Mike M has posted, (a lot of Beatles), some other Beato ones, and a lot are from my brother. But I think I need to whittle it down…I see a few duplicates, and some that seem random enough that I don’t even know why I kept them! 🤷🏻‍♀️Maybe if I alphabetize them it’ll make more sense. Anyway…this is the one I was thinking of.
                https://tinyurl.com/67hw4mnj. And yes, the Black Dog Studio in Atlanta. 🎶🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Thanks,Steve. I enjoyed watching this until the end and can understand why you didn’t want to choose.

      • I’m glad you liked it. You could tell that gift nearly brought him to tears, especially since many other artists try to censor his use of clips of their music.
        The episode she was responding to is “What Makes This Song Great Ep. 91” about “Amelia”, but really, about her and her music in general.

        • I’ll have to watch that episode too.Thanks, Steve. I never heard of Beato or his videos before. That was really kind of Joni.

  14. I wished I could have seen Jim Croce in concert! I was pretty little when he died. Very sad. “Operator” my favorite song to this day! Saw Gordon Lightfoot at a moderate venue at Chautauqua Institute in Western NY. Could have heard a pin drop when he sang “Edmund Fitzgerald” He said “this one Bought the Farm” and sang “Carefree Highway” which must have been his first big hit! Lucky to see James Taylor at the Warner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania. Small intimate venue. I was in awe, that his melodic voice had never changed. One more that is ingrained in my memory…this gentleman was in the Round at a venue in Cleveland, Ohio, I don’t remember the name of it, but his name was Dan Fogelberg! He had no backup band! It was him, his guitar and he would switch to the piano! Another great musician that was silenced too soon.

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