Jumble Answers for 08/12/2021








36 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/12/2021

  1. Happy Thursday everyone! All of today’s clue words were familiar old friends. All of the anagrams, including the one for the final solve, returned as being new which was a pleasant surprise. Their solutions were fairly obvious, with NCTAE being the only one to require a few extra seconds of solve time. Seeing the X in AXIOM being used as a clue letter immediately brought EXAM to mind, but the quotation marks let me know this one wouldn’t be a blind solve.

    Scholarly cartoon of some students receiving word that a history exam will be in their future. I got a kick out of the student up front trying to glean from the instructor what exactly would be on the test. His response of “everything” and to “study hard” must have sent shivers down his spine because it doesn’t appear as though he took any notes! Seeing the teacher standing behind the lecturn brought back some memories of my time in 6th grade. My english teacher, Mr. D, would tip his over whenever our class was talking too much or otherwise not paying attention to his lesson. The thunderous boom it made in the small classroom was more than enough to get us back on track. A teacher would probably get fired if he or she did that nowadays! The only extra bit of detail I noticed in this piece came from the laptop screen. At the top it says US HISTORY TIMELINE and on the side were two time periods — 1800’s and 1900’s.

    The final answer was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. Depending on how your solve went, I’ll let you be the judge if it was a lucky number or not! With EXAM removed from the equation, NATION was no trouble to spot with “country” being in the instructors dialogue. Tacking on the remaining “INE” completed the pungent pun and brought this one to a close. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.

  2. ENACT = Last used on 02/26/21 as TNCAE
    AXIOM = Last used on 01/31/20 as MOXIA
    ANYWAY = Last used on 03/11/20 as WNYYAA
    INVOKE = Last used on 08/19/20 as NIKEOV


  3. On This Day in History: AUGUST 12th

    -(1909) The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500, first opened.

    -(1937) Red Skelton appeared on network radio for the first time on the “Rudy Vallee Show” on NBC. He performed the “Doughnut Dunkers” routine in the talent-show segment of the program.

    -(1939) “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, had its world premiere at the Strand Theater in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. A total of 511 people attended the premiere.  Admission to the evening showing was 40 cents for adults; matinees ran 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. The movie opened in Hollywood three days later.

    -(1955) The minimum hourly wage is raised in the U.S. from .75 cents per hour to $1.00 per hour.

    -(1981) IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York. It had a price tag of $1565 ($4,700.22 today).

  4. Nothing tough today. I INVOKEd the 5th ANYWAY because my AXIOM is ‘I can only ENACT so much’.
    Hope y’all have a great day!

  5. Good Morning, Everyone! 📚SCHOOL DAZE 📚

    🎶 Don’t know much about HISTORY…Don’t know much biology…Now, I don’t claim to be an “A” STUDENT, but I’m tryin’ to be…For maybe by being an “A” STUDENT, Baby…I can win your love for me…🎶 “(What a) Wonderful World” – Sam Cooke 1960 https://tinyurl.com/2zna4f3v

    📚 This test will be a big one, we see one girl getting prepped,
    “A U.S. History Timeline” listing centuries, we see repped…
    Upon her opened laptop as she tries hard to ENACT,
    The lessons ‘bout our nation…and then keep them all intact…
    An AXIOM, states ratified, a date…they’ll need INVOKE,
    A lot to study up on…ANYWAY let’s hope minds soak…
    In all the little details that the teacher claims there’ll be,
    On this, a year-end exam, in their class of History…
    …But let’s check out that one boy there…his look of desperation?
    I think he best heed “Study Hard” for this “EXAMINE-NATION”! 📚

  6. ➕When the topic of an AXIOM came up again in Math class, the teacher tried to ENACT a scenario or two that would INVOKE an easier understanding…because ANYWAY you looked at it, it would be an integral part of the year-end EXAMINATION…➕

    🤦🏻‍♀️ They sat down at the Seance, and had hopes they could INVOKE,
    The spirit of their Father…but it looks they may go broke…
    Just like how 2+2 is 4, an AXIOM as truth,
    They’re starting to surmise that this woman’s hardly a sleuth…
    But ANYWAY, they’ve paid a price, and thought they could ENACT,
    Scenarios from childhood, but it seems more a fact…
    The woman’s just a charlatan, and all of her narration?
    Is nothing more than drivel upon close EXAMINATION! 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Same here, Don. It never gets old! Thanks for commenting, and have a good one! 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Agreed…nothing difficult about today’s rendering….Okay, so I peeked ever so slightly at the words before trying for a blind solve and saw the “X” staring me down, knowing it wanted to a part of the excellent puzzle answer. And so it was. Anagrams followed quickly to substantiate ….and then I spent the rest of my Jumble time singing along with Angela and Sam to make it a perfect morning.

    • LOL! How’d you know I was still singing it? 😉 Enjoy your day, Terry. Be well and stay safe. 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Struggled a bit with the puzzle solve, but I never did like Examine-Nation(s). Anyway, I will Enact (or is it Invoke?) O’Toole’s Axiom that Murphy was an optimist. Even so, I wind up my work week today with the belief that my morning struggles with the Jumble are good for the soul.

  9. Good morning. Another dreadful day. Looked up Axiom and not getting any thoughts to the cartoon answer I also looked it up. You hit a home run with your song choice today Angela. I went back this morning on yesterday’s post and saw your second song choice Angela and yes for me it was better however, another singer I never heard before. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe. Oh, we did play bocce. By 11:00 am there were 15 players.

    • Good Morning, Paul. A homer? Well thank you… LOL! And yes, I knew you’d enjoy the second pick y’day…But I can’t believe you guys played in this heat. Are the courts shaded? I haven’t been to the park in a long time…We took a shot and ventured out on the water in the afternoon…a little cooler, and relaxing…And we flirted with the idea of staying out, but lately any talk of a storm is enough to dampen my spirits, (no pun intended), so we were back just before dark. And sure enough, the storm hit not all that long after…Seems like that’s been the norm, right?…One or the other?… Intense heat or heavy storms…Mother Nature…🤷🏻‍♀️What’d ya gonna do…Have a good day, Paul. Be well…And please stay safe out there…📚🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Good afternoon. For Angela. We have 3 courts. 2 are 1/3 covered on both ends with the middle 3rd open. The 3rd court is covered completely. We can only use one court (one of courts that’s 2/3 covered ). The one in the middle that’s completely covered makes craters when it rains. This has been like this since they opened the courts. We have spent $200 on refacing the ground but every time it rains it ruins the court. The leaks are from the bolts holding the plastic roof down. Each bolt would have to be siliconed. That would have to come from parks department and they do nothing. There is some shade so you try to look for that. Plenty of benches in or out of sun. Today there was 12 left at 2:00pm. After that we all left. Take care.

        • Paul…It still hasn’t been fixed? I remember you telling me about this before..and I even saw someone there from one of the TV stations. Gotta love the city, right? And with all the rain we’ve been having…And sadly, If it hasn’t been done by now, it doesn’t look like your chances are all that good, considering the mess the city’s in lately. Penny wise, pound foolish, right? I’m sure they invested plenty to put them up…Again…NYC…SMH! 🤷🏻‍♀️

          • They spent millions and it never was fixed from the day they dedicated it. They made all kinds of excuses. Plus the material they put down is called hard tack or throw I believe and it states on the bag it is cancerous. The parks department workers were told to not say anything. We have to tell the mothers not to let the children play with it because it’s cancerous.

            • Get out! Really? And they can get away with that? That’s insane. And yet it’s safe for you to play there? I swear, sometimes I wonder how we even exist here, in this city, with all the nonsense that goes on. And forget about us out here, on the “Forgotten Borough”…it’s such a joke. But millions of dollars, and leaks right out of the gate…SMH..🤦🏻‍♀️…that’s a disgrace. Anyway, good thing the Mets got their games in, because I don’t know what it’s like by you, but the winds are starting to whip out here again…looks like we’re in for another storm…Hope you have a good night, Paul. Stay safe…💦⚡️🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. NATION appears in a lot of words, so I imagine that many Jumbles have included the word NATION. For example, a country is described where the walkers and runners have a unique way of walking or running, and the description is “With the way these runners run, they must come from a PRONATION”. Another possibility is someone driving with a car full of flowers, and the description “The customers knew that in the vehicle are many flowers of this type” and the answer is CAR-NATION. and so forth. Another might be a biological think tank, where many forms of life are studied, and that they form an ORGANIS-ATION, although that is missing an N.

    • And since this isn’t your INDOCTRI-NATION to the Jumble, I’m surprised you passed on last Friday’s puzzle… DESIG-NATIONS! 😉 Have a good one, Jim! 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Enact gave me fits as I tried AC-ent,tac-en,cane-t before stumbling on enact.Given all the letters,nation was a given for the second word quickly followed by the complete solution.Definitely a tough Jumble on a difficult history exam day.

  12. If you’ve learned what makes up our nation
    From today right back to creation
    Then the test has been made
    To ensure that your grade
    Will fill you with joy and elation!

    • Hi Helen…I’m afraid that none of what I’ve written this morning follows your lead. Maybe a combination of these two? …🤷🏻‍♀️

      📚We sit in on History class,
      Where things have come down to tacks brass…
      A test there will be,
      Pray for more than a “D”…
      For that’s what is needed to pass! 📚

      📚US History most of us know,
      Has its highs and of course it has lows…
      And it’s time for a test,
      These kids need bring their best…
      As their school year now comes to a close…📚

    • Helen…I’m seeing that most of what I wrote this morning might have concentrated more on that one kid looking despondent over the test…😂while you put a much more positive spin on it. I think this is suited more towards your way of thinking…🙋🏻‍♀️

      📚 If attention was paid all year through,
      Then this test shouldn’t put stress on you…
      Guaranteed you will pass,
      This History class…
      Satisfaction will surely ensue! 📚

      • Hello Angela:
        With many families members directly involved in education, I have seen the chaos brought about by covid. Being positive is essential right now to try to get things back on some kind of track as soon as possible. The entire approach to tests and exams – especially standardized exams – will have to change profoundly. I could go on ….and on….!

        • As I worked with 7 of my nieces and nephews remotely schooling throughout this past year, and have 2 nieces who are teachers, your words definitely ring true with me. It was far from easy. Chaos would definitely describe many a day. And there’s already the rumblings of discontent being heard here in NYC regarding the upcoming school year…which is just a month away. I have to admit, I’m not going into it with the same “sense of wonder” that I had at the beginning of all this. I don’t have to “wonder” now what’s it’s going to be like…Suffice to say, I do a lot of praying…🤷🏻‍♀️

            • Tk you…But I’m not sure how well I did! 😂 I did my best…and we all made it through…Coffee and prayer! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

              • Hats off to you both for being able to help children with their education during this most difficult time. I was listening to a program the other day that was discussing “toxic positivity” – the pressure on teachers to be totally optimistic at all times in no matter the circumstances. It’s okay to say this situation is really cruddy right now but hopefully it will improve. Sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and get through the tough times, eventually this too shall pass. There is considerable anxiety in our area about the approach of the new school year. I know one fact is true, teachers aren’t paid nearly enough for what they do.

              • Thank you, Betty. You’re too kind. And I so feel for teachers. I always did, IMO it’s one of the noblest professions, as was yours. And I’ve always had the utmost respect for them. But now? Much more so. There were many a day that I would excuse myself from siting with one of them, because I feared tears coming on…Sometimes just from the looks on their faces as I sensed their confusion…And sometimes from seeing the frustration on the faces of the teachers…it’s not always easy to hide. But I guess like everything else we’ve learned to live with because of this damn plague, we’ve learned to make the best of it. I had to shake my head a few times though, because growing up everyone would tell me that I should become a teacher. And I thought about it…but then again, I thought I wanted to be a nun, too. Phew!!!…My God, (no pun intended)…did I dodge a bullet there! 😂😂 But yes, the anxiety level is rising here… and I just hope the powers that be get their ducks in a row before the term begins. 📚🤷🏻‍♀️

  13. Love those quotation marks, but they didn’t slow up the solving process this morning. The X was a sure fire clue that exam or examination would be in the cartoon answer. Great song choice as always, Angela. I’m still humming the Grandfather Clock song from last week. Happy Thursday all.

    • Thanks, Betty. I’ve always liked the song, and I was happy to find that YouTube clip, too. It definitely covered a lot of ground…The Grandfather Clock song! 👏🏻👏🏻! Wishing you a Happy Thursday too, Betty. Be well…and stay safe. 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  14. Harrison Ford liked your choice of song too, Angela. Kelly McGillis also expressed her love for same. Hope all is reasonably well with you..

    • Chuck…👏🏻👏🏻…You never, ever, cease to amaze me! I’ve argued with my friends for years, that this might just be the most romantic, innocently sexy movie scene of all time. And I thought of it this morning too, but there was no context for me to mention it. So…Kudos, Sir! Here’s to you! 🍷…And reasonably well pretty much covers the bases…thank you. And I hope things are well there, with you and yours, also. Stay safe, Chuck…and as always, it’s good to see you…Have a great night. https://tinyurl.com/2cswr9v6. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  15. I know it’s pretty late in the day, but I meant to mention this earlier, but forgot…
    Today is both NATIONAL MIDDLE CHILD DAY and NATIONAL VINYL RECORD DAY…Ironically, I have a personal connection to both…Being a middle child? Don’t even ask…we hardly have enough time…But Vinyl Records? Be still my heart! 💽 🙋🏻‍♀️

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