Jumble Answers for 07/07/2021








30 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/07/2021

  1. Happy Wednesday everyone! All of today’s clue words were leg-acy favorites. Although none were new, three of the scrambles were. CRASF was our repeat, and I found it used in two other puzzles as well. Both instances were unique in that the day happened to match the year — 6/19/19 was the most recent while 6/17/17 was the oldest. VETORL took me the longest to solve so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram.

    Today’s cartoon brings us to Centipede City where we see 14 of the creatures stuck in traffic. Centipedes typically move at a rate of 1.3 feet per second so this pace must be driving them nuts. Speaking of nuts… I took the time to count all of the centipede body parts. My tally was 10 heads, 20 antennas, 111 legs and 103 body segments. My favorite detail was the frowning face in the shadow of the overpass. If you look at the cartoon again you’ll probably see two white dots for the eyes.

    A quick read of the sentence gave me TO and A. SLOW and CRAWL were no trouble to identify with the letters written out. An enjoyable hump day puzzle — and the first mention of centipede in the Jumble that I could find. Be well and enjoy your day!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about CENTIPEDES:

    10. Though their name means “100 legs,” centipedes can have significantly more or less than 100 legs — but never 100 exactly. Depending on the species, a centipede can have as few as 15 pairs of legs or as many as 191 pairs.
    9. Most centipedes live for more than a year and some up to six years.
    8. Centipedes are often misperceived as being dangerous pests. While they do have poisonous jaws that they use to inject venom and neutralize their prey, their jaws are not powerful enough to easily puncture human skin.
    7. Centipedes molt as they grow. They naturally develop more pairs of legs each time they molt, so the older they get the more pairs of legs they have.
    6. Centipedes are one of the oldest animal groups in the world. Fossils of centipedes have been found that are more than 400 million years old.
    5. Centipedes are expert hunters. Smaller species mainly eat insects, worms, spiders, and mollusks. Larger species tend to feast on frogs, bats, and small birds.
    4. The main predators of centipedes are birds, snakes, frogs and mammals such as mongooses, mice and shrews.
    3. Centipedes and millipedes look alike. They can be differentiated by the arrangement of legs on their bodies. Centipedes have one pair of legs on each body segment, while millipedes have two pairs.
    2. Centipedes are nocturnal creatures and are only active during the night.
    1. Centipedes always have an odd number of pairs of legs!

  3. Easy and fun today.
    Took about a minute to complete the task.
    Can’t figure where Angela will find a song but I know she will!
    Mike will likely revolt and talk in depth about centipedes, eh?
    Hope everyone is happy and healthy!
    See you on the morrow…………………………

  4. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…

    🎶 Sit in that six lane backed up traffic…Horns are honking, I’ve about had it…I’m looking for an exit sign…Gotta get out of here, get it all off my mind…🎶 “Take a Back Road” – Rodney Atkins 2011 https://tinyurl.com/6e7arhen

    🪳You know with all those many legs, the Centipedes ADOPT,
    A faster way of moving, but what’s with these traffic stops?
    They’re slim and lithe, and WILLOW-like, but they should just REVOLT,
    And find a way to use that speed…learn someway how to bolt…
    The time it takes to cross town? Someone just may knit a SCARF,
    Sit constantly in traffic jams? Like sinking in a trough…
    They’re miserable and always late and left to take the fall…
    The traffic it just bugs them…it’s always SLOW TO A CRAWL! 🪳

  5. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Pressed for time, and forced to SCARF down her lunch, she hoped her stomach wouldn’t REVOLT, since if she had to SLOW TO A CRAWL, she’d never make her appointment at the animal shelter to ADOPT the WILLOW-like dachshund puppy…🤷🏻‍♀️

    🧍🏻‍♀️She stood tall as a WILLOW, the SCARF draped around her neck,
    Her posture ramrod straight, she always kept herself in check…
    Since she was young, she did ADOPT a healthy way of life,
    And never leaning towards REVOLT, she’s lived devoid of strife…
    Obsessed perhaps with staying fit…to her there was no pall…
    Convinced was she, should she divert…then she’d SLOW TO A CRAWL! 🧍🏻‍♀️

  6. I’m now convinced that “Centipede City” will soon be a Pixar movie. Seeing the Scarf hanging from a Willow tree, his mind began to Revolt at the thought of winter as he struggled to Adopt a good attitude. When Scarf unfolded, I was actually thinking of it as a verb as to Scarf down breakfast. Song that came to mind when I saw the cartoon, although it’s a different bug, was “Inch Worm.” 2×2 are 4. Rains falling on the Great Plains with beautiful days in the low 80s today and tomorrow. Be good you crazy puzzlers!

  7. Good morning. Thank you Mike on your painstaking facts on minutiae. All kidding aside it is interesting and Angela, you nailed it with the perfect song choice. I had no problem with the words or cartoon answer. It wasn’t a blind solve but once I put the letters down it was very easy to figure out. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  8. Another quick solve of the anagrams and an obvious blind solve of the cartoon! I guess I’m just on a roll this week.

  9. At the end of the day on the Street,
    The centipedes were thoroughly beat.
    As homewards they plodded
    They wearily nodded,
    “Can’t wait to put up all of our feet!”

  10. Another easy breezy puzzle today. Enjoyed all the Centipede facts, Mike and great limerick, Helen. Happy Wednesday to all.

  11. Like other seasoned Jumblers today, an easy blind solve with easy anagrams to follow. We’re all on a roll this week.

    Am sure you’ve heard this before, but here goes….A guy sees an ad in a pet-shop window: “Talking Centipede $100. The guy goes in and buys it. He gets home, opens the box and ask the centipede if he wants to go for a drink.

    The centipede doesn’t answer, so the guy closes the lid, convinced he’s been swindled. Thirty minutes later he decides to try again.

    He raises the lid and shouts, “Do you want to go out for a drink?

    The centipede pokes his head out of the box and says, “Pipe down !! I heard you the first time. I’m putting on my shoes !!”

  12. Hi all – REVOLT took me a couple of jumbles. I was thinking of variations of “rush hour” for the answer, but the letter layout gave it away immediately (although I guessed ‘Come to a crawl’ instead of ‘Slow’).

    🎵”I was a WILLOW last night in my dream
    And I bent down over a clear-running stream
    To sing you a song that I heard from above
    And you kept me alive with your sweet flowing love”🎵(Heart, “Crazy on You”, from the 1976 debut album “Dreamboat Annie.”)

    Good wishes to everyone. Love the limerick from Helen and the joke from Terry!

    I also counted the body segments, Mike, and was surprised to see that the numbers differed, but I guess from your description it’s because they’re different species.

    Angela, the line “traffic it just bugs them” made me laugh.

    “The fashion designer wanted to REVOLT against using artificial materials when he decided to ADOPT the technique of using WILLOW branches in his new SCARF line.”

    • That’s interesting, Steve. What number did you come up with? I counted the body segments a few more times and always arrive somewhere between 103 & 105.

      • I didn’t get a total. I just looked at a few and noticed that they didn’t all have the same number.

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