Jumble Answers for 07/29/2021








41 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/29/2021

  1. Happy Thursday everyone! Excellent clue word choices this morning. None of them happened to be new, but three of the anagrams returned as such. LATVE was used in three prior puzzles, but none were recent. RFOALL took a few extra seconds to discover so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram.

    De-cent cartoon of some young numismatists admiring their coin collection. On the table we see a coffee can chock full o’coins, a coin holder album and a Jumble cigar box. The label on the cigar box says they were HAND ROLLED, and also visible were two clue-letter boxes. The coin album had four distinct pages so I’d assume it holds 24 coins.

    The 1974 aluminum penny he’s holding could be an extremely rare specimen if it has a “D” mint mark on it. D stands for the Denver Mint, and only 10 were minted there! I zoomed in to check, but all I saw was a stoic-looking Lincoln. A 1974-D aluminum penny was set to be auctioned off a few years back with the winning bid expected to be in the $250,000 range. If it’s one of the other 1.5 million aluminum pennies produced by the Philadelphia Mint that year it’d be worth about .02 cents.

    The final solve clocked in at 12-letters which is the same length as yesterday’s. With the -LY suffix removed, COLLECT popped into view with the remainder tacked on for the finish. After the solve I noticed a visual clue in the cartoon that was extremely subtle. The boy on the right was pointing to both the album and the penny in his brother’s hand which was the highlight of their COLLECTION. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.

  2. Nice to see the J online at the usual time today! Reasonably easy solve although the long one word solution took a moment! For some reason VALET was a slow solve for me. Not sure what Mike is researching now but it’s always interesting

    • Good morning Mig. I forgot to mention that owning a 1974-D aluminum penny is technically illegal. The ones minted in Denver were experimental prototypes and were supposed to be destroyed. Google notes that federal authorities, including those at the Mint, have been in no great hurry to confiscate the ones held by private collectors. There was a dot on the penny where a mint mark would be, but only Jumble Jeff holds the answer! 😉

      • Wow. Did not know that about those aluminum coins. Wonder what I should do with the 10 I have? Maybe just stay silent……

  3. Sitting at Zurich airport ready to head westward….and just time to peek at our city paper online for Jumble. Don’t normally figure out those 12 letter words and today no exception…and blind solve definitely out of the question. Worked anagrams successfully and answer came easily. Will definitely cheer Angela onward for figuring an appropriate song!!

    • Tks for the vote of confidence, Terry! Enjoy your day, and safe travels…🪙🙋🏻‍♀️

    • I hope your trip has been a successful one Terry, likely with multiple covid tests!

      I am truly miffed today that the UK gov’t has eliminated quarantine for US visitors who are fully vaccinated, but not for Canadians!! Our vaccination rate is high and climbing.

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

    🎶 The first time I saw you…Oh, you looked so fine…And I had a feeling one day you’d be mine…PENNY LOVER, my love’s on fire…PENNY LOVER you’re my one desire…🎶 “Penny Lover” – Lionel Richie 1983 https://tinyurl.com/wwcbb9kw

    🪙 Young brothers with a hobby, now a CYCLE takes its place,
    No VANITY is shown though, none apparent on each face…
    Amassing coins over the years, some bright and FLORAL etched…
    They soon may need a VALET, to keep straight the hoard they’ve fetched…
    And from Grandpa’s old cigar box, “Hand Rolled Jumble” that we see?
    Perhaps they’ll find a treasure…doing it COLLECTIVELY! 🪙

      • Hi Chuck….Cigar boxes? I’m sure they are…but so far this is the first “Jumble” one I’ve come across! 😉 🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🤷🏻‍♂️ COLLECTIVELY, they decided to put an end to the CYCLE of VANITY that had begun since the new VALET started at their FLORAL shop…🤷🏻‍♂️

    🚪He bought the FLORAL VANITY, not sure if it would match,
    Caught up he was in the CYCLE of starting new from scratch
    His VALET brought his car…and he asked…”So, objectively…
    You think these mismatched pieces could all work…COLLECTIVELY”? 🚪

  6. Easy solves and enjoyable puzzle. I had the Vanity to send my Valet to get a Floral arrangement so he took his Cycle but never came back. Hot and humid again on the Great Plains. Puzzle made me think of “Penny Serande.”
    Once I strayed beneath the window of a lovely señorita
    And she smiled while I softly played my Penny Serenade
    Si, si, si, you can hear it for a penny
    Si, si, si, just a Penny Serenade
    In her eyes shone the tender dawn of love and sweet surrender
    As for me, in my heart I played a lover’s serenade
    Si, si, si, hear my love song for a penny
    Si, si, si, just a Penny Serenade

    • OO…You reached wayyyy back for that one. If I’m not mistaken, I have a 78 of it in my Father’s collection…but I was never very INVESTED in it. (The recording, not the collection)…My mind briefly floated by a few recordings this morning, among them,…”Pennies from Heaven”, of course the Beatle’s “Penny Lane”, and even “Three Coins in the Fountain”. But you see what won out. It just seemed to best fit the theme…I dug this out for you, though…https://tinyurl.com/9rfe8xsc Enjoy! 🪙🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. An easy Thursday puzzle.Even the multitude of letters didn’t stump me after a little bit of thought.Forecast is a real feel temp of 105 in W Central Illinois this afternoon.Stay cool out there!

  8. Fun to get on here and see what memories these puzzles spark in everyone. Kind of hoping Mike gives us the lowdown on the history of those coins! 😉 Have a great Thursday!

    • Hi Kim! Seeing “hand rolled” on the cigar box brought those old coin wrappers to mind. You know — the paper ones you stuffed and HAND ROLLED with coins and brought to the bank. I also noticed a JUMBLE of coins in the box, so maybe “Jumble Hand Rolled” was a clue!

  9. Good morning. I went to check what’s new and I find I wasn’t even there. I do know why unfortunately. I bombed out on Floral and the cartoon answer. Enjoyed the song choice Angela and a first time hearing it. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. Tk you…Glad you enjoyed it. Be well and stay safe out there…🪙🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. A somewhat “old soul” approach to this limerick.

    On the coin collection they did gaze
    And thought of the cash they could raise
    “I’m not being funny
    This cent is worth money
    It will keep us for the rest of our days!”

    • Good Morning, Helen. IMO? The best souls are the old souls!… I didn’t know what angle you’d take, and since the whole “idea of the Limerick game” is to follow suit, I’m a little torn with my approaches. I tried going with a few different scenarios, knowing the coin was bogus, so I’ll offer these two, which I think are in the ball park…

      🪙 Sibling rivalry here you won’t see,
      ‘Cause these boys you can tell do agree…
      They’ve amassed quite a stash,
      They’ll be rollin’ in cash…
      From what’s managed collectively! 🪙

      🤷🏻‍♂️ ‘74 that aluminum cent?
      Stories vary from good to dissent…
      But these boys have a fake,
      Hope it’s not hard to take…
      …But was Grandpa’s good money misspent? 🤷🏻‍♂️

      • Both very appropriate!
        I wasn’t sure if the 1974 US cent coin was indeed funny money. It seems to have a special place in US numismatic lore however.

        • Tk you, Helen.…It’s always a pretty good bet that what we find in the Jumble is art imitating life. Except for the Jumble franchise, of course, which you’ll note, as time goes by branches out more and more! 😂😂 We had a coin collection that was my Father’s, left to him by his Father and his Godfather. There were a slew of very old coins…but the ‘74 Aluminum was legend. And yes, it does have a special place in numismatic lore. Of course we didn’t “find” one, 😉, but we did a lot of research, and we did have some very good ones, and ended up doing pretty well with selling it …bit by bit. And with Google…you can bet your bottom dollar (no pun intended)…you’ll find all the information you need! We often wonder how we all survived before! 🪙🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Gosh Mikey! I still do the hand rolled coins on occasion! We throw our coins in a change dish throughout the year and use as gas money to take a road trip! Alas, it does not go too far! 😄 But it’s a fun, little thing to do! I always enjoy reading your detail on the cartoons! My 1 1/2” by 2 1/4” or so, newspaper drawing never affords me the intricate detail! Even if I Squint really, really hard! 😆 Take care!

    • I didn’t know coin wrappers still existed. My bank has a coin sorting machine that account holders can use for free. The general public can use it, but the bank takes a 5% cut. Saving your coins for gas money is a great idea!

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