LEKTN = KNELT
VSARO = SAVOR
RALENY = NEARLY
SWOIMD = WISDOM
FOR THE EARTH, ROTATING ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS IS – – –
KNL SAR ALY WIDO = ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
Happy Labor Day everyone! I always enjoy when our Jumbles are relevant to the holidays. On Saturday we had an answer of PHYSICAL LABOR, so seeing another one today came as quite a surprise. None of our clue words returned as being new, but all of the anagrams happened to be. The only one I didn’t initially see was NEARLY, but noticing the -LY suffix made it a breeze to figure out.
The instructor in today’s cartoon is a younger (and thinner!) Neil deGrasse Tyson. The V-shaped hairline is what tipped me off that it was him. I noticed the font on the board was different than the one used in his dialogue, so my guess is that the information being displayed was coming from a projector. Besides the laptops on the desks and his yellow and black tie, there wasn’t much other detail to note.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. Coincidentally, it’s the same amount of letters as last Monday’s solve. The layout was wonderfully cryptic and kept the solution well hidden. The first word I saw was WORLD, but it was too long to fit in any of the answer blocks. I eventually bumped into DAY’S after a quick reread of the dialogue and sentence and the rest of the answer flowed quite nicely after that.
If you’re celebrating the holiday with family and friends, I wish you good weather and many happy memories. We had a small gathering on Saturday complete with a barbecue, swimming and a lively cornhole competition. I landed four bags in a row, which I learned is called a Four Bagger. Not bad considering it’s only the second time I’ve played. My wife wants to repaint the dining room today, so there’ll be no resting for us. Think of me if you’re enjoying a nice grilled steak! On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike
KNELT = Last used on 03/24/21 as LENTK
SAVOR = Last used on 11/26/18 as VARSO
NEARLY = Last used on 04/21/21 as RYENLA
SWOIMD = Last used on 11/11/19 as SIMOWD
ALL IN (A) DAY’S WORK = NEW SOLUTION
LEKTN = NEW ANAGRAM
VSARO = NEW ANAGRAM
RALENY = NEW ANAGRAM
SWOIMD = NEW ANAGRAM
KNLSARALYWIDO = NEW ANAGRAM
My biggest difficulty today was how the puzzle answer was shown online. I still got it but it took a little more time.
This was more interesting than the usual Monday J. SAVOR was hard for me, oddly.
What did you think??
Like Angela said, today’s puzzle was going to involve LABOR, and sure enough, WORK worked it’s way into the puzzle answer. Moreover, it was a Monday confidence builder with a blind solve and easy anagrams…I could think of a couple of songs here…but am sure Angela has a good one in store.
Hi Terry…You’re right, there’s a lot of music that would fit the bill, but in light of everything that’s going on aROUND us today, this one stuck in my mind….And God knows, right now, this World of ours needs all the love it can get…Have a good Holiday, Terry! All the best to you and Marsha… 🌎🙋🏻♀️
🎶 You know love makes the WORLD GO ROUND…And love, Baby, makes the seesaws go up and down….And it makes trees grow tall….And the most important thing of all…It makes a boy and girl, oh….Say they feel so fine, now…🎶 “Love Makes the World Go Round”- Deon Jackson 1966 https://tinyurl.com/evc9pc9h
Oh wow, I said to myself….Love Makes the World Go Round, from one of my favorite musicals…CARNIVAL, an Anna Maria Albergetti (sp) vehicle with Jerry Orbach, circa 1961. Music/Lyrics by Robert Merrill. As I understand it, Song titles are not copyrighted. Wonder where Deon got that song idea from ??? Enjoy your day!!
LOL! Now THAT’S a coincidence! Yes, I am familiar with this version, and she had a beautiful voice, but I’m not feeling all that “show tuney” today! Plus I went with the other one, because I remembered it as being stashed in my Father’s vault. Strange…Lately, half the time I can’t remember why I went into the refrigerator…but these somewhat nondescript songs? Like the back of my hand! 😂 Scary, really! I blame it all on the =*%! “#*& pandemic! Anyway, here’s your choice. I hope you enjoy it…And I hope you enjoy your day too! 🌎🙋🏻♀️
Sorry, Terry…looks like the link didn’t catch. Here it is again…🌎🙋🏻♀️
With twenty-four hours in a day
Our planet whooshes its way
As it orbits the sun –
Just the same old run
And ne’er from its path does it stray!
🌎 deGrasse Tyson is teaching a class,
About Earth with it’s air and it’s gas…
And just how it rotates,
Hope these kids get it straight…
Or his test there’s no chance that they’ll pass! 🌎
Good morning. No problem with the words but caved in on the easy brilliant cartoon answer. Guess I have a lot on my mind and since nothing came to
Me fairly quick I took the high road out. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.
I’m with Mig and Paul thinking it was a harder than usual Monday puzzle. Finding “Day’s” led me to the solve. Happy Labor Day to all.
As we take time out today to acknowledge America’s work force on Labor Day, tonight is also the start of Rosh Hashanah, and I want to wish all of our readers who celebrate a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Peaceful New Year. To the Sweet Life! 🍷SHANA TOVA! 🍎🍯🙋🏻♀️
Best wishes to all our Jewish friends.
nearly could have been narley
Hi Kevin. NARLEY isn’t a word listed in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which is the dictionary David uses to choose his words. NARLEY is a slang spelling of the word Gnarly, and David doesn’t include slang words in Jumble puzzles. Perhaps that’s the word you’re referring to? 🤷🏻♀️
Didn’t labor too much over the puzzle this morning. Anagrams were easy and figured work would be in the cartoon answer so the rest of the words fell into place nicely. Happy Monday to all. Enjoy the holiday!
For some reason I guessed the answer to the jumble in a flash. Then I tried to solve the words. Easy doing except for KNELT. I learned a new word today: DYSTOPIA… a word that describes what’s happening in our world today. Good article in the CNN app today.
Despite this dystopian time, I wish you a happy Labor Day.
🙏🏻 As she KNELT in Church trying to SAVOR the closing blessings of the Mass, she was NEARLY moved to tears, as she realized that just as ALL IN A DAY’S WORK, we’re all going to need a lot more WISDOM in our lives if we’re going to move forward…🙏🏻
🔧 He NEARLY fell right over as he KNELT to try and check,
The source of water on the floor…he almost broke his neck!
Just as he sat to SAVOR some good wine and his new book,
He saw the little puddle…so he had to take a look…
He wished he had more WISDOM when it came to home repair,
But labor of the manual ilk? Not his forte, I fear…
Maybe he’ll find the leak, and just give something a small twerk…
And it’ll do the trick…quite simply ALL IN A DAY’S WORK! 🔧
Savor gave me a reason to pause as did the cartoon solution.I originally thought the first 3 letter word was,’was’ but then all in a day’s work popped into mind.I was handicapped by no edition of a paper today,so had to go to online exclusively.On another note today is our 52nd wedding anniversary,so I wish my loving bride,Linda,a Happy Anniversary.
Congratulations, Professor. 52 years! A blessing!…Wishing you and Linda all the best! Have a wonderful day! Cento🍷 Anni! 👫🏻❤️🙋🏻♀️
I just love these puzzles about the planets and the universe! Thought “wisdom” was going to give me more trouble than it did. Solution came pretty quickly after circling “IN”. Was just talking about the Earth 🌎 the other day, as I had to research the net, because I was wondering, 🤔 just how much they had determined she had shifted on her axis after the Fukushima Earthquake. I probably watch Neil deGrasse Tyson and the rest of them, too much! I should be looking up recipes or something! 😂 Happy rest of the Summer! ☺️
Hey Mike…I was tossing around in my mind your reference this morning to deGrasse Tyson’s “V-shaped hairline”,which gave me a chuckle. And I’m just finding the time to write. Neil has what’s called a Widow’s Peak. I have one, but mine isn’t as pronounced as some others in my family, and the peak’s tend to be hereditary. He got his from his Mother, and here’s a quote of his…. “I’ve always had a kind of widow’s peak, and my mother, from whom my widow’s peak derives, always told me that men with a widow’s peak retain their hairline longer than most. That appears to be true in my case. I love being physically fit — who doesn’t. I especially love being simultaneously strong, agile, and limber”. ….This link is to an interview he did with his Mother, who at the age of 90+ is still in command of an exceptional intelligence and possesses an amazingly razor-sharp wit. During the interview a picture of her as a younger woman is shown, and you can see the prominence of her widow’s peak. It’s a fantastic interview, and definitely “worth the watch” as we say in Brooklyn. If any of you aren’t familiar with deGrasse Tyson, you’ll get a lot of insight into the man that he is by watching…and if you’re already a fan…well, then… you’re welcome! 😉 Enjoy! 🌎🙋🏻♀️
I have one too, but the Big Guy upstairs is trying to take it back! Great info, Angela. Thanks. 🙂
Ah…a clear case of Hair today, gone tomorrow! 🙋🏻♀️