Jumble Answers for 07/21/2021








28 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/21/2021

  1. Happy Wednesday everyone! Our midweek puzzle didn’t feature any new clue words, but three of the scrambles just happened to be. NIRDG was our repeat, but it was a breeze to solve along with all the others. The only one that took an extra second or two was UNDONE. The U and double N’s gave me the UN- prefix, which made the rest of the solve a snap. Since it’s the only one I didn’t initially see, I’ll make it my pick for today’s hardest anagram.

    Today’s cartoon brings us to a garden where we see a gentleman trimming a bush. He appears to be shaping it with some sort of laser gun instead of using more traditional tools like loppers or shears. The spectators to his right were both wide-eyed and open-mouthed as they took in the spectacle. One of them was wearing safety glasses while the other was not. I particularly enjoyed how Jumble Jeff had the artisan fashioned in a futuristic jumpsuit complete with helmet and visor to cut down on glare. If you looked closely at the visor you may have noticed the reflection of the blast in it! A couple of other small details I noticed were some cuttings being flung into the air and a sticker on the power supply. The sticker had a design on it that made it look like a safety warning.

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to notice GIN being spelled out in the first three letters. The key to my solve came from the word “BUSHES” in the sentence. It made me think of HEDGEs which was quickly spotted in the scramble. With those letters crossed out, CUTTING was a cinch to find in the remainder. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.

  2. GRIND = Last used on 06/23/20 as RNIDG
    CLOTH = Last used on 11/07/20 as TOCHL
    GYRATE = Last used on 08/18/20 as GTARYE
    UNDONE = Last used on 10/05/16 as ONNDEU

    NIRDG = Used on 03/29/17, 05/09/15

    • It was a SHEAR delight!
      Kudos to you for doing the Jumble while on vacation.
      I hope you’re having a BLAST! 💥

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

    🎶 So much for this heart of stone…Now it turns out to be lead.The strangest thing I’ve ever known…It seems I got the CUTTING EDGE …🎶 The Cutting Edge” – The Comsat Angels 1986 https://tinyurl.com/45ebkshd

    🌳 Landscaping sometimes grueling, can be a total GRIND,
    And if you’re cut from CLOTH of ease, you look for ways to find
    A way that’s much more easier, lest having nerves that grate,
    With equipment that don’t cut it…that just seemingly GYRATE
    So ‘stead of leaving things UNDONE, they went out on a ledge…
    And spent some green to get themselves what’s best for CUTTING “HEDGE”! 🌳

  4. 🤦🏻‍♀️ The way the food processor, advertised as CUTTING EDGE, would GRIND and GYRATE with each use, had her nerves UNDONE, as she once again grabbed a CLOTH to wipe up the spillage…🤦🏻‍♀️

    💃🏻🕺🏻He stood and watched the dancers, as they went through the routine,
    Where some would GRIND and GYRATE, inappropriate for teens…
    He took a CLOTH and wiped his brow, and told them all to stop,
    “The dance is coming UNDONE, and it may end up a flop…
    I can’t approve of these moves, after all I took a pledge…
    And avant-garde doesn’t mean rude…it just means CUTTING EDGE”…🕺🏻💃🏻

  5. Good morning. Three of the words were instant but Gyrate got me. I had to look it up. I just smiled when I saw it. Should have gotten it because I had the feeling that the Y wouldn’t go on the end of the word. Probably gave up to quick. Now the cartoon answer was easy and cleaver once I saw the letters. Hedge was immediately seen for the second word. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  6. My first time posting here, although I read and enjoy your posts and replies daily. Blind solve today for me, and all anagrams were quickly unscrambled.

  7. Same as others….blind solve and easy anagrams. Although to be honest, did take a few extra seconds for gyrate.

  8. Having grown up w hedges at my grandfather’s house,and then at my parents’ house when they moved to the suburbs,cutting hedge was an obvious solve as were the anagrams,but when I copied the available letters,I had omitted one of the G’s so was temporarily stumped for the cutting hedge answer.

    • I can relate to that Chuck. Growing up in the UK, where hedge cutting is a way of life, it wasn’t the actual clipping that was so bad, but the cleaning up! We used to lay old sheets on the ground to catch the clippings. It was someone’s job to carefully move the sheets along the ground to make it was always directly under the person doing the cutting so we wouldn’t miss a single leaf.

  9. The gardener with the latest in tech
    No longer has to stop for a check
    On the condition of the clippers
    Or the rusty old snippers
    Now the hedge gets cut in a sec!

    Angela, I await your response.

    • Hi Helen…

      🌳 The landscaper came out to say,
      “I’ve def found a much better way…
      To take care of your hedges
      Leaving no erose edges…
      As long as you’re willing to pay”! 🌳

  10. GYRATE was first seen as ragety, but then I noticed the misspelling and fixed it. The answer was a blind solve.

    • Nothing wrong with hedging your bets…Better than getting careless…and having to dip into your hedge fund…😉🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Hi all – I just happened to recognize GYRATE from previous uses; then the UN trick gave UNDONE. Had to write the answer letters, but then saw “Cutting” and thought “Cutting Edge” which showed the pun.

    Good wishes to everyone.
    I liked “spent some green” in your poem, Angela.

    The words lend themselves to an obvious sentence, but I’m not going to be the one to write it!

    • PS – The obvious problem with the laser trimmer is controlling the range of the beam. You could cut down the whole yard otherwise.

      • Great catch Steve. My rough draft was about Star Wars and Kyber Crystals. It got extremely nerdy and also touched on the obvious range of beam issue. I also noted that the jumpsuit made him/her look like a fighter pilot for the Resistance!

    • You’re telling me. I came up with a few doozies that are best left unsaid! David had to have chosen these particular ones on purpose. 😂

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    • OOOPPSSS…ATTENTION…AGAIN!! …The link I posted is correct, but I gave the Shout Out to the wrong vendor. The calendar offer is being made by Calendars.com, NOT Cafe Press. Sorry about that. I’m so inundated with Christmas in July emails, that it’s hard to keep them all straight. Mea culpa…and the clock is ticking!! 📅🙋🏻‍♀️

  13. Kudos to the blind solvers! I had to do the “ING” thing before it came to me!

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