Jumble Answers for 06/28/2021








39 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/28/2021

  1. Happy Monday everyone! There weren’t any new clue words to crack today. We didn’t face any new scrambles either. Both of the six-letter anagrams gave me some pause, but none of them made me want to abandon chip. CRIFEE, for me, was the more challenging of the two. With FIRE as my base, I had no trouble carving out a spot for the remaining C and E. It’ll be my pick for the hardest Jumble today.

    Mount Rushmore is one of the world’s largest sculptural and engineering projects. When all was said and done it took some 400 artisans 14 years to complete. 90% of the mountain was carved with dynamite, and more than 450,000 tons of rock was removed. The face of each President is a jaw-dropping 60 feet tall! The head honcho of the project was a gentleman by the name of Gutzon Borglum. He was 60 years old when construction began in 1927, but he passed away from a heart attack seven months before it was completed at the age of 73. His son, Lincoln Borglum, would declare the monument finished on October 31, 1941. Interestingly enough, that same night, an American destroyer named Reuben James would be torpedoed by a German submarine in the Atlantic, and five weeks later Pearl Harbor would be bombed by the forces of Japan in the Pacific.

    Today’s cartoon brings us to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a visit with our “four-fathers.” The monument is of course Mount Rushmore, and from left to right are the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Each of the granite heads had something comical to say. It was entertaining to read, but the fact that each comment was about a facial feature went right over my head. My biggest clue to the answer came from the answer layout itself. With Mount Rushmore being the subject matter, some of the four letter words that immediately came to mind were HEAD, FACE and HILL.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of eight letters. The vowel and consonant counts were evenly split at four. The F gave me FACE, and TIME was quite visible in the remainder to finish it off. All fun stuff to start the week. Jumble Jeff’s cartoon rocked as usual! Enjoy the day, and just keep NUMBILGJ!

  2. Good Morning, Everyone….⛰ ABOUT FACE? ⛰

    ⛰ A favorite place for Jumble, Mt Rushmore has held COURT,
    We’ve been here many, many times on that I can report…
    Today though with our dialogue as Teddy says to Abe,
    He’d like to MATCH his facial hair, but Abe would like to shave…
    George and Tom saying just how FIERCE time can be on their looks,
    Suffice to say it’s ACTIVE…this is def one for the books!
    Perhaps if sculpted differently, maybe if done in lime…
    Would aging not take “precedent”…when it came to FACE TIME? ⛰

  3. Good morning. Easy as a Monday morning. Almost an instant solve all the way around. The words came quickly but I did need the letters to solve the cartoon answer. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  4. Easing back into the Jumble-land after a few well-deserved days off. No Fierce anagrams but puzzle was Active enough to Court my attention but still Match my easy Monday mood. Can’t think of Mount Rushmore without thinking of great scene from “North by Northwest” with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint scrambling across the presidents. College World Series concludes this week in O-Town and weather should be great. Have fun and stay safe!

    • My movie memory of Mount Rushmore is a little more recent OO. It makes me think of National Treasure with Nicolas Cage as Ben Gates!

    • I too always think of that movie whenever I see a reference to Mt. Rushmore, OO. It was a nail biting movie. James Mason and Leonard Nimoy (pre Spock were soo bad!

      • Whoops!! Make that Martin Landau not Leonard Nimoy. Got my TV shows and characters mixed up. 😳

        • Well, there is a resemblance…Anyway, any Hitchcock movie lends itself to getting one SPELLBOUND! They still give me nightmares…Have a good one, Betty. 🎬🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🎾 Frustrated with only seeing friends and family through FACETIME, he felt a FIERCE need to do something ACTIVE, and decided to go down to the tennis COURT to see if anyone was willing to have a MATCH…🎾

    🙇🏻‍♂️ He thought he found a real good MATCH, a women from the COURT,
    At least that’s what she told him, and she seemed a pleasant sort…
    She liked sports and stayed ACTIVE, what he took pride in too,
    In fact he could be FIERCE at times, where competition’s due…
    …But then she started saying things ‘bout how most men are slime…
    And with that, he thought…”This won’t do…I can’t cope with FACETIME”!🙇🏻‍♂️

  6. Took a good, long look at puzzle cartoon…..nothing…. and as I was picking up pen and paper to solve anagrams, the wonderful feeling of a blind solve came over me !! Anagrams then solved fairly speedily, but seemed to pause and mull over all except MATCH. It was a good start for a Monday.

    • Nicely done, Terry. I found the anagram for MATCH used just one time before in a puzzle back on 1/10/56. The other anagrams for that day were MAGIE, THRIM and TEELEY. The last one took me a minute, but I got it!

      • And those last two seem to have fallen by the wayside…not popular Jumble words…You wonder why though, because they’re not all that uncommon..🤷🏻‍♀️

        • Good morning Angela. I found EYELET used a few times in the 90’s which were the Henri Arnold years. David has yet to use it as far as I can tell. The same with MIRTH. A few uses but nothing recent. It was also interesting to note that in the EYELET puzzle, three of the scrambles were five-letters and only one had six. Marty Naydel must have worked by his own rules because some of his older ones had no six-letter scrambles at all!

          • Good Morning, Mike. Yes, I saw. That’s why I found it so odd. Neither of the two are “dead” words, so it’s strange that David hasn’t utilized them. (Although after today..😉 he may just reconsider)! And when Mr Naydel was doing his “Scrambles” way back when, I think he just CARVED out his own niche, since at the time, his “word” was gospel…😉…He made the rules…there was nothing to compare it to! He winged it…And you, being a comic book lover, (his first love)…I’m sure you can relate to his whimsy. I think I’ve mentioned that I have a slew of really old Jumbles up in my attic somewhere, ones that my Father found amusing and used to save. If I ever get to look through them, it’d be fun to see how many of them had random numbered entries. Have a good one, Mike. Enjoy! 🔠🙋🏻‍♀️

            • I think winging it would be true for his puzzles between 1954 and 1955, but not so much after that. It had reached mass syndication at that point. Maybe D&J will know when it became standardized. It obviously wasn’t in January of ‘56!

        • Angela… surprised no one making reference to North By Northwest …. Quite a fight scene up there in that great Alfred Hitchcock movie.

          • Hi Terry…Scroll up. OO did reference it earlier this morning…⛰🙋🏻‍♀️

            • Angela… yes, just saw post and correct me if I’m wrong, but that was Martin Landau… L. Nimoy was not in N by NW

              • Hi Terry, yes it was Martin Landau. But his character was named Leonard in the movie, so I’m pretty sure that’s what Betty was thinking. We grade on the curve here! It’s all good! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. This Jumble does not make sense. What is there about faces that makes them talk to each other? The faces have always been there since the monument’s creation. Of course this means a lot of shadow solutions, but there is something wrong with all of them. For example, there is CAFE TIME. But then what in the monument or Jumble suggests they want a coffee break? And let’s hope they’re not infested with CAFE MITE, or mites. There could be mice at the monument but that would be a MICE FEAT. Because of mites and mice, exterminators will be around and that will be the MICE FATE. Maybe with mousetraps, using feta cheese: FETA MICE. FAME CITE has potential. After all this is a famous monument. But it is misspelled; it should be FAME SITE. That would be the solution if the second word is RUSTO, which anagrams to TOURS. If I had to pick any of these, it wouldn’t be FACE TIME; it would be FAME CITE.

    • Oh Jim…The stress you put yourself through. Making MOUNTAINS out of molehills! It’s very clever, if you just take it as FACE value, as intended. It’s just a play on FaceTime…
      https://tinyurl.com/3w2zkjxb Have a good one…and stay calm…The weather’s wayyyy too warm to get so hot under the COLLAR! 😉🔥🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. I was able to match every letter and word in no time. This is not the first time Mount Rushmore is the center of a jumble. I still haven’t visited the site to my regret. Way too far from Ottawa Ontario although I do drive to Florida for a bit of sun and warmth in the winter… and the Covid-19 doesn’t help!

    • This is the 8th Mount Rushmore puzzle I’ve seen since starting the blog in 2014. I’m sure there are a few more in the archives where the name of the monument wasn’t used that would bring the total to well over a dozen!

  9. We haven’t had a Mt. Rushmore puzzle in a while. I thought this puzzle was clever with its reference to modern day Face Time. Good start to the week. Hope all of you have a good day.

    • Hi Betty. We had one last on February 4th…And they’re always fun. And I’m with you, the FaceTime reference is definitely a winner! Wishing you a good day too, Betty! Enjoy! ⛰🙋🏻‍♀️

    • I was surprised to see the definition for FACETIME listed in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. It looks like it was added in 2000!

      • I would have never guessed it went back that far, Mike.
        My vote for puzzle answer of the week: PEACHFRONT HOME………
        Face Time might be a close second!

        • I did some checking Mig. FACETIME wasn’t on the first iPhone that Apple released back in ‘07. It became standard on their 4th model. Time flies!

          PEACHFRONT HOME would be my pick too. SIGN US UP would be my close second.

  10. A Monday wipeout on active,that looked like vacate,then having looked up active,a wipeout on face time despite the faces on the mountain.

  11. Hi all – I saw CAVITY and VACATE before I got ACTIVE, and then got the rest. This was a rare time that I got the answer from the cartoon alone without the letters or circle layout.

    Really liked your poem today, Angela (the one under the “About Face” heading.)

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “Although the defense lawyer gave a FIERCE and ACTIVE performance in his COURT summation to the jury, he was no MATCH for the intelligence of the prosecutor.”

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