Jumble Answers for 06/09/2021








34 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/09/2021

  1. The number eight is practically everywhere when you stop and think about it. Just off the top of my head there’s eight-ball pool, a crazy eights card game, 8mm film, spiders have eight legs and octopuses have eight tentacles, V-8 Juice, a V8 engine, a figure-eight knot, “Eight Days a Week” is a #1 single from the Beatles, Eight is Enough was a TV show, an 8 on it’s side looks like the infinity symbol and Nestle makes After Eight dinner mints. The list goes on and on! The number eight is also considered to be a lucky number in Chinese and other Asian cultures. For example, the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing started at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8pm (local time) on August 8, 2008! The upcoming Olympics in Tokyo start on July 23, but the end date just happens to be….. August 8!

    All of today’s anagrams solved quite easily. None of the clue words were new, but two of the anagrams (RDLEE & TLLEYA) were. The only one that wasn’t visible upon first glance was TLLEYA, but noticing the -LY suffix made it a snap.

    Today’s cartoon is definitely a period piece that appears to show the moment the number eight was created. Zooming in on the panel, it appears as though they’re counting figs. Since these gentleman are near the water’s edge, I think it’s safe to assume that the area in which at least one of them calls home is just out of view.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10 letters. Four of them were vowels and six were consonants. The layout was well scrambled and didn’t seem to give anything away. My biggest clue, and perhaps yours too, was the simple math problem that was found in the cartoon sentence. With EIGHT plucked from the layout, CRE and ED were easily sourced for the finish. Finding that -ED suffix in the remainder really was the most challenging part. Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone, and just keep GUJMBINL!

  2. I couldn’t get near today’s solution. I got EIGHT and it stopped there.
    I tried subtraction solutions but no go.
    So that’s how it goes today!
    See you in the mañana……..and no 99s here at least until the weekend!

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

    🙇🏻‍♂️ LATELY the ELDER member on the condo board began to think of himself as the head HONCHO, but since he hadn’t moved in until many years after the committee was CREATED, the other members began to GRIPE…🙇🏻‍♂️

    🤷🏻‍♂️ He hated the word HONCHO, he felt it disrespect,
    He’d often GRIPE about it…but alas to no effect
    And LATELY, as the ELDER, he feels he’s being dated…
    He told them “find a substitute…there’s other names CREATED”! 🤷🏻‍♂️

  4. I hated to Gripe to my Honcho but as an Elder employee Lately it seems like I was very tired. So I took a vacation and now I am back at work and on the Jumble. Hot and humid on the Great Plains people. It must be summertime! Good health and good luck to you and yours.

  5. Good morning. Words were a snap but after a minute I gave up on the cartoon answer. It was a clever answer. Back from A/C with a loss as usual but the five of us had a good time. Most people didn’t wear a mask and everything is back to normal. Sunday the restaurants were jammed plus the tables at the games. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • It was a tough, but definitely clever one, Paul. Lot’s of folks are striking out…..

      That’s great news about the crowds. We’ve been mask-free for a couple of weeks now and it felt odd having it off in Target after having to wear it for so long. It’s a welcome relief with the heat and humidity we’ve been having. I’m glad you all enjoyed yout A/C trip! 🙂🍀

  6. Excellent Jumble day as I figured out puzzle answer prior to unscrambling anagrams. I just knew there had to be an EIGHT tucked cleverly into the puzzle. Anagrams also posed no problems. Ergo…. guess I awoke with my trusty thinking cap on today !!!

  7. This Jumble brings up the question: do we humans make up mathematics, or does it exist independent of our existence? This is a question that mathematicians and philosophers have dealt with for years. Did the number 8 exist before the guy took 2 balls away from a set of 10 balls on the table, or was he in the process of creating the concept of 8? Certainly there were eight planets in the Solar System with a mass exceeding 200 yottagrams before humans created mathematics. Another anagram of the letters spells EIGHT CREED, suggesting Buddhism with its Eightfold Way. I am not sure of Buddhism enlightens us as to the exterior existence of mathematics.

    • If you do figure it, please let us know, Jim! It’s too deep of a question for my Wednesday morning….. The effort was greatly appreciated though.

      Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

    • If a man falls in the forest but no woman is there to observe this does he make a sound???

  8. Despite the math related Jumble and obvious reference to ‘eight’,the cartoon answer stumped me.I’m hitting the road for a week,so will be without newspaper access,so may be out of the Jumble loop,but if I can gain Internet access,I can do it online.

  9. Having trouble today, EIGHT is the only thing I can get. This one is a brain teaser..

    • You got the first part with no trouble! The next step would have been finding a suffix in the remaining letters. -ED was the logical one, which left CRE for the finish. But you’re right, it definitely was a brain teaser. 🙂

  10. Hi Everybody – Honcho took some time but then I remembered it from the past.
    8 was also Yogi Berra’s number and has been my favorite ever since.

    • That’s awesome Caroline! I hope everyone chimes in with a few. There are two that I can think of that Steve will probably get. Enjoy your day!

    • Hi Caroline. You know that like you, I’ve had a special place in my heart for Yogi since I was knee high to a grasshopper, and along the same line I’ve always had a soft spot for Gary Carter. He was my favorite player, and I have a figure of him in his #8 Mets uniform, and it’s one of my most prized baseball possessions. NY Baseball! Hope you’re having a good one, Caroline! ⚾️🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. There’s 8 planets in the Solar System, and basketball fans will be familiar with the “Elite Eight”. But, of course, we’re seeing EIGHT merely because it lends itself to the pun of CREATE. Like we could see “ONE-DERFUL” if we were celebrating naming the first number, and “FOUR-MIDABLE” if we came upon a powerful, impressive number. But what’s also an amusing coincidence is that exactly 8 days ago, we had a puzzle involving numbers. I like the TENacity of that! 🔢 🤷🏻‍♀️

  12. I first wrote down Talley instead of lately but once I corrected that error,, everything fell nicely into place. Though we are not Chinese, every year I send my grandson a little red envelope with eight dollars in it to wish him good luck and celebgrate Chinese New Year. Gong Hay Fat Choy!! Wishing all of you a good Wednesday.

    • What a great traditon that is, Betty. Your grandson is very fortunate to have a thoughtful grandmother like you. Enjoy your day! 🙂

  13. Hi all – Lots of double letters today. HONCHO took me a couple of tries, I guess due to its “slanginess.” (Thought I was creating a word there, but autocorrect found it 😂). I thought the last word was TALLEY, but corrected it to LATELY to fit the answer. At first glance seeing the “didn’t exist” dialog I thought the answer would be about negative numbers, but it was simpler and obvious.

    Actually TALLY would have been kind of appropriate to the cartoon today. A book I read mentions the origin of math or counting:
    “The details of this process are unknown. The first dim flash in the darkness goes back to the stone age — the bone of a wolf with incisions to form a tally stick.”

    Hey Mike, going out to stick an 8-track cartridge in my Chevy V8! (Not really)

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The neighborhood kids added one more GRIPE (besides “get off my lawn”) to the list they had CRE-EIGHT-ED LATELY of complaints from the ELDER HONCHO on their block; that he couldn’t understand their emojis or internet slang.”

    • Thanks (I think) for pointing out “TALLEY.” It’s all I see when looking at the anagram now…. 😂

      8-track was one of them. I also kept 8 planets off the list, but I think Jim snagged that one earlier.

      ELDER HONCHO was hilarious! Good one! 👍🏻

  14. Early in the last century I came down with the GRIPE and it almost KILT me……

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