Jumble Answers for 08/11/2021








22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/11/2021

  1. Happy Wednesday everyone! Excellent clue word choices this morning. Although none of them were new, the last time we saw LINEN was back in 2010, which was a year or so before David took over the helm, so I guess it technically would be a new clue word since it’s the first time he’s using it. Three of the scrambles were new, with MAFER having been used 11 times in the past. TSOCEL kept me hanging around the longest so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram.

    Majestic cartoon of some old-timey sailboats leaving a harbor. The cartoon describes the ships as being part of the Royal Navy which is the United Kingdom’s naval warfare force. Google says early sailing ships moved at an average speed of between 4 and 6 knots which roughly equates to between 4.5 and 7 mph. Under ideal conditions, some of the early Royal Navy ships had the ability to reach speeds of 20 knots which is about 23 mph! The detail work on the ships was rather impressive, with my favorite one being the barrel-style crow’s nest on the middle mast of each ship. Also fun to spot was the sinking ship and the plume of smoke out on the horizon.

    The final solve was 14-letters, and I had to search back to May 15th to find another puzzle that had that many! The visual clue of the flotilla of ships brought FLEET into view. With those letters crossed out, the -ING suffix came next followed by GLANCE for the finish. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.

  2. LINEN = Last used on 04/06/10 as NILEN
    FRAME = Last used on 10/28/20 as RMEAF
    BOGGLE = Last used on 12/27/20 as BGOLEG
    CLOSET = Last used on 12/14/20 as SOLTCE

    MAFER = Used on 12/02/19, 12/10/05, 05/09/00, 05/30/94, 12/20/90, 08/27/86, 12/26/80, 02/18/74, 06/13/69, 04/23/63, 12/11/56

  3. On This Day in History: AUGUST 11th

    -(1909) The American ship, Arapahoe, became the first ship to use an SOS distress signal off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC.

    -(1929) Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees became the first MLB player to hit 500 home runs in his career. In that particular game, the Yankees lost to the Cleveland Indians by a score of 6-5.

    -(1956) Abstract painter Jackson Pollock, age 44, passed away after an automobile accident on Long Island, New York.

    -(1964) The Beatles’ first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night, had its U.S. premiere in New York City.

    -(1992) Mall of America, located in Bloomington, MN, opens its doors to shoppers. Spanning 4,870,000 sq ft, it is the largest shopping mall in the United States.

    • Before solving anything I had a feeling that the first word would be FLEETING followed by MOMENT. However there were no 2 Ms. GLANCE was an easy solve.No problem with the anagrams although I lost a minute with CLOSET. Nothing else BOGGLEd my mind!

  4. Good Morning Everyone! I hope this finds you well…🙋🏻‍♀️

    🎶 Up until recently I have been alone…Leading a tranquil life but never at home…Something had changed and I turned to the wind…That blew through me and told me, “How long? How long?”…🎶 “A Fleeting Glance” – Opeth 2016 https://tinyurl.com/3b3hzn4x

    👀 The British Royal Navy, they looked to dominate,
    Not sheltered in a CLOSET, they would prove they could be great…
    The men dressed in their uniforms, some LINEN…mostly wool,
    Pulled out of port and off to war…to prove they had some pull…
    At first the talk of “BOGGLE” could be heard about their strength,
    But determination reigned supreme…there just was no relent
    The FRAME of mind?…Defeat the Dutch…and also conquer France…
    And so these two Brits saw them off…albeit FLEETING GLANCE! 👀

  5. My vote for toughest word is Frame and that Boggle(s) my mind. Don’t know why I had so much trouble but I kept seeing Farm with the E left over. Must be all the ag work around here. The other anagrams popped right out at me. It might Boggle your mind to know that someone stole a picture Frame and Linen from the Closet while I slept. A Fleeting Glance at the footprints outside tell me it was the work of elves. Hot and humid in the Great Plains with heat index of 105. Be safe and have fun, in that order. Man I’m getting Old in Omaha.

  6. Good morning. Today was a total failure. Had to look up two words and even the cartoon answer. No amount of blueberries would have helped this clogged brain this morning. Bring on tomorrow. Until then take care and stay hydrated with all this heat we are starting to have.

    • Hey Paul…I had a very strong feeling late last night that my song choice wasn’t going to be your cup of tea, 😉 so I held this one in reserve for you. 🎶Just One Look 🎶 – Doris Troy 1963 https://tinyurl.com/e2retp9 It too was playing around in my head. Hope you guys aren’t out on the court today…it’s wayyyyy too hot…(But I did get a smile thinking of MARINE Park though, considering today’s puzzle theme)! 😉 Be well Paul…and stay safe from this heat…🔥🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. 🤷🏻‍♀️ After catching just a FLEETING GLANCE at the cost of LINEN fabric for sale at Claire’s CLOSET, it was enough to BOGGLE the mind…and with the FRAME of such she was in, she started looking for something cheaper…🤷🏻‍♀️

    🤷🏻‍♂️ He draped the FRAME in LINEN, and attached it to a toggle,
    For some reason it sat wrong…and his mind began to BOGGLE
    He looked into the CLOSET, hoping maybe just by chance…
    He’d quickly find some better hooks…with just a FLEETING GLANCE…🤷🏻‍♂️

  8. I’ve taken the liberty of assuming that this is the Elizabethan fleet (hence Her Majesty,) some time in the late 1500’s and before 1603, when England and Scotland were united under one crown.

    As Her Majesty’s ships raced by,
    Other nations could only sigh
    Against the Spanish, the Scot
    The pursuit it was hot
    ‘Til they were all left high and dry!

    • Hi Helen…🙋🏻‍♀️

      👀 With the British Fleet gone off to war,
      We see water waves as they do roar…
      And the men who stand by,
      Mostly left high and dry…
      Strain to see from the confines of shore…👀

      • You are fleet of mind Angela and I am sure you are fleet of foot too!

        I usually track the fleet of steamship/container ships on the Great Lakes as they glide majestically through the lift bridge canal into Hamilton harbour but it is so hot today I may have to miss it.

        • LOL! Tk you, Helen, you’re too kind. But today FLEET’s definitely falling by the wayside…It’s beastly hot here too, as it is across most of the US…and the humidity is dangerously stifling. And it’s only day one..tomorrow and Friday are on tap to be worse. The dog days of Summer are truly living up to their reputation…And I’m with you…it’s not a day to venture out…Be well, Helen, and stay safe! 🔥🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Linen was looking like inline at first,and boggle like gobble,but after sorting those out and a quick solve of the other 2 anagrams,I moved on to the cartoon solution.An ing ending for the first word was obvious,and I was thinking ‘passing’ rather than fleeting,but lacking the P and S’s,I turned to the second word .Given the available letters,glance was a quick solve, followed by the complete fleeting glance solution.A stormy rainy morning in Illinois so far.

  10. Sulking in my corner again today !!! Easy anagrams but couldn’t solve puzzle. And yes, saw the ING…thought of GLIMPSE…just didn’t happen…congrats to all you super- solvers out there.

  11. I had a tough time with CLOSET, and had to back into it. The other three words were easy. I saw glance right away for the answer, so solved it pretty quickly. Then I solved CLOSET.

  12. What made FLEET so key wasn’t just the FLEET of ships, but also the dialogue where the one guy is saying “they all move so quickly”- with another definition of FLEET being fast and nimble in movement.…It was definitely a double-whammy as far as clues go today. And then? Voila! The age-old idiom: FLEETING GLANCE. https://tinyurl.com/5694fkvf A very, very clever one today, for sure! 👀🙋🏻‍♀️

  13. I too first saw boggle as gobble but once I straightened that out it was smooth sailing. Hey, Mike, I received my Jumble Mug yesterday. It’s pretty cool with that beautiful blue lining. You may need to think about purchasing a second one. Will let you know if it improves my Jumble skills. Hope all of you have a good day.

    • That was FAST — just about a week! I’m glad it arrived safely and that you like the looks of it. I definitely will be ordering one soon since mine has become faded after years of going through the dishwasher.

      I apologize for the delay in my response. My wife wanted to go to IKEA today and it was a 1.5 hour drive each way. We did get to see the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) as we were passing through Boston which was fun considering the theme of today’s cartoon. I’ll post a picture, but the view from our car wasn’t all that great so you can only see half of it. Enjoy your new mug and the rest of your evening! 🙂

  14. I looked at all those spaces for the solution today and thought .. “OH Boy”! 😳But luckily how I wrote down my block letters for the two words, it wasn’t too bad, and came together fairly quickly! Thinking about packing my bags and heading “South”, to escape this virulent heat! 🥵 Keep cool 😎 out there in Jumbleland!

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