Jumble Answers for 09/13/2021








Happy Monday everyone! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (who knew there was even such a thing!) 41% of Americans dress their hot dogs with relish making it the least preferred condiment on their list. The mac daddy by far is mustard, with 71% choosing to slather on the yellow stuff. Ketchup came in at 52%, onions at 47% and chili rounds off the list at 45%. What I couldn’t find a statistic for was how many people prefer their hot dogs well-done. It’s the only way my family will eat them, but for me, a steamed dog is the only way to go. A bit of ketchup and a sprinkle of celery salt is about as adventurous as I get.

Our first puzzle of the week didn’t feature any new clue words. TGEHNL returned as being a new anagram, but it didn’t take all that long to see. Early voting results indicate VORMEE is the one causing the most trouble this morning, and since none of them stumped me, I’ll go ahead and make it my pick for today’s hardest anagram.

Jumble Jeff drew us an appetizing cartoon of some folks scarfing down their dogs in what appears to be a park. The name of the stand is TOP DOG, and if it sounded familiar that’s because we saw a tank top-shop with the same name back on August 23rd. Although not a Vlasic-ly trained chef, she steams to have stumbled upon a winning recipe for her sweet relish topping. There were two containers of it shown on her cart, as well as a pump-style dispenser for mustard.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. The combination of SWEET PICKLE CONDIMENTS being stated in the cartoon sentence and the customer dialogues expressing their love for the stuff made this one a blind solve. I’ve got a funny feeling we’ll all be walking away as weiners from this one. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.


47 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/13/2021

    • Good morning Mig. While looking up hot dog facts, I found one that may interest you. It turns out that Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city, beating out New York and Philadelphia!

        • IKR? My mistake was watching a YouTube video of how they’re made. Hot dogs are off my dinner menu for the foreseeable future…..

        • How’s the Jumble Masterpiece book going? I’m sorry I didn’t reply to your comment about you purchasing one. There’s a new one coming out in October called Jumble Trouble: These Puzzles Are a Problem. I’ll leave a link for it as soon as it’s available to order on the Tribune Store website.

            • Nice! I’ll wait and order it direct from the Chicago Tribune Store because they publish the Jumble.

              Hope your day’s going well! 🙂

              • Yes, I utilize their website! 😉 I think the money may stay in the same coffer though, since they do have a link to the Tribune Content.. But IDK for sure. I just do a lot with Amazon because with “Smile” every purchase I make allows a donation to be made to my chosen charity, plus there’s never a shipping charge, so it’s a win-win. And the day? So far, so good. First day of school here for us…Fingers crossed 🤞🏻Tks for asking, and I hope your’s is going well too…🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Couldn’t get this song out of my head about the jumble a few days ago and the word pumpkin was brought up , I thought 🎹Peter Peter pumpkin eater , had a wife and couldn’t feed her put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well ! There it’s out !

        • Hi…It’s not a song, it’s a Nursery Rhyme. And as with all Nursery Rhymes…there was always an underlining message. Supposedly this is the true story…🎃 🤷🏻‍♀️

          The wife that “couldn’t be kept” in this rhyme, which the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes notes first appeared in the 1790s, didn’t keep running away or anything — rather, she was supposedly a prostitute. Some historians believe that Peter the Pumpkin-Eater tired of his wife’s extra-curricular activities, then murdered her and hid her body in a pumpkin. An even more outrageous interpretation of Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater’s meaning is that it’s about the 13th century English King John, who famously bricked a rebellious noble’s wife into a wall to starve to death.

          • Wow ! I never knew, then why does that song come up as I was growing up , my kids and a lot more thought that was just a fun little quip , cause you can play that on the piano so easily and it always has a positive, smiling, tone , but thank you for the history lesson , I’m gonna still keep it as ok and keep the history of it in a history book , text you tomorrow’s jumble ! Good day !

            • Yes, I think most, if not all nursery rhymes were made into little “ditties” for children, but the origin was the rhyme. If you research nursery rhymes, they all seem to have some wild back stories. I guess people thought a lot differently back then. Grim seems to be the operable word…Who knows…But I too sing the songs with the kids, they are all catchy tunes!…And I didn’t mean to upset you…I apologize if I did. But yes, I’d keep its’ “history” locked away too. It’s definitely not something for children’s ears! Hope you’re having a good day too, Jim. Be well and stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

              • The Peter pumpkin song can be taught and played by all children and they love being able to play and sing with it , pick out any 3-black keys on the piano and start at your left finger hitting the first black key , followed by the third black key and hit each black key, down to the fourth one always hitting that first one after every one , do it and listen it’s music ! You didn’t upset just educated a long way away , have a good night !

              • I’m all thumbs when it comes to anything involving left/right, Jim…🤦🏻‍♀️ it’s my life’s bane.. so as much as I love the piano, it doesn’t love me…but I’m screen shooting this for the kids. Thank you, and I’m glad I didn’t upset you. Hope you have a good night too…See you tomorrow! 🎹🙋🏻‍♀️

  1. Easy solve for Monday..any time there is a mention of pickles, I begin to look around for relish. Have a great day from South Georgia!!

      • Georgia is well represented with both your comments! VO relish sounds amazing although I’ve never tried it. My neighbor gave me a recipe as well as a taste of her relish that uses green tomatoes and it was quite good. I’ve only made her recipe once because we don’t eat hot dogs all that much. Be well Alan and Anon!

  2. Oh! the ketchup and mustard are fine
    When on a hot dog you dine
    But the sweet crunchy relish
    You use to embellish
    Has the taste that’s simply divine!

    • Hi Helen…

      🌭 Be it mustard or ketchup or none,
      When it comes to a hot dog and bun…
      People’s tastes they may vary,
      But the Top Dog does carry…
      The best that they relish…bar none! 🌭

      🥒 With the name of Top Dog she does sell,
      Hot dogs under a sweet relish swell…
      People pile it on,
      Every Tom, Jane and John…
      And her business is doing quite well! 🥒

      • Hello Angela:
        Speaking of “none” on the bun reminds me of the time we were at a fast food drive through and ordered the usual plain hamburger – nothing on it – for my husband who has very plain tastes. Staff took the order to literally because when we took our meal out of the bag at home, we found the meat pattie only – no bun!! – in a plastic container. Now we always ask for just the meat and the bun.

        • LOL! Talk about literal, huh? …And it definitely gave you food for thought! 😉🌭🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Good morning. Thank goodness for Monday’s. But not a blind solve even though it should have been. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • GM Paul. I was thinking of you last night while researching the words and thought for sure you’d get a blind solve on this one. But a wins a win so it doesn’t really matter. Be well and take care.

    • You’re on a roll, Marlene! CONDIMENT being used instead of the word RELISH made it a cinch.

      We were notified on Friday that one student in our school has COVID, but as of this morning masks are still optional….. Take care, Marlene.

  4. Anagrams were a Monday snap.The cartoon solution wasn’t as easy given the 8 letter first word ,but them was an obvious choice for the 4 letter second word quickly followed by relished as the first word.The best stadium hot dogs were at the old Cleveland stadium.They were Warsaw polish hot dogs garnished w brown stadium spicy mustard.Having moved to Illinois ,Chicago style hot dogs are the choice here.All beef hot dogs come garnished w mustard,onions,celery salt,hot peppers ,pickle s-peer,tomato slices,and sweet relish.A treat to die for.But never w ketchup,

    • The buns must be huge to fit all those condiments on, Chuck. The Fenway Frank is a ballpark staple here. I’m content on waiting until after the game to order a sausage, onion and pepper from the street vendors outside. Much better IMO.

  5. Hot Diggity Dog! It was an easy puzzle this morning. Enjoyed everyone’s comments and garnish preferences. Though they aren’t the healthiest of foods, I always have an “annual hot dog” on the Fourth of July complete with French’s Yellow mustard, & hot dog relish with onions. Wishing all of you a splendid day.

    • Cartoons featuring food are my favorite, and I especially enjoy the ones that include a menu. Jumble Jeff has given us so many wonderful ones over the years that it’s hard to choose a fave. Take care, Betty.

        • Thanks Betty. Here name is Hazel and she’s a mini Dachshund. She’s 9 months old and loves chasing the chipmunks and squirrels in our yard. I changed my profile pic to her on Saturday and couldn’t help but laugh when I saw hot dogs in today’s cartoon. Good timing I guess! 😂

          • She’s really cute and yes, what a coincidence that today’s cartoon involved hot dogs. Also, sorry to hear that one of the students in your children’s school has Covid. I hope he/she will recover without complications. Can understand your anxiety for your own children. Thank heavens they are vaccinated. Of course, as a nurse and being from California, I’m a believer in the benefits of masks, but not everyone shares my opinion and I feel it’s so unfortunate that it has become such a polarizing issue, most especially for the parents of young children who are too young to receive the vaccine. Take Care!

            • We’re such a small town that even a few infections would mean another school closure and I can’t afford to take the time off from work to supervise them. There’s no need to take risks when it comes to our kids. It’s our responsibility to keep them ALL safe. 🙋🏼‍♂️

              • Sorry, Betty…. one more thing. My brother is a nurse and he said people would change their minds if they worked one shift with him and saw what COVID does. His stories are horrifying….

              • Yes, I totally agree with you and I can only imagine the terrible stress of constantly worrying whether or not school will be open, how to keep your children safe and how to manage if they must remain at home. I hope your brother remains safe and sane. It is such a stressful and challenging time for health care workers. I think I may have mentioned before that my son is an Infectious Disease physician. I think he’s aged 10 years in the last year. He looks so tired.

  6. Like others, found this to be an easy Monday…so taking the rest of the day off and awaiting Tuesday’s challenge. Angela…what was that web site for Austin Statesman that brings up the color Jumble…somehow it got lost. thanks.

  7. Well, I was able to solve the four jumble words quickly, but the surprise answer I didn’t relish! I kept thinking the last word was ‘DISH’, since the illustration was talking about food. Astonishingly, I didn’t make the connection for hot dogs and relish because I have my hot dogs either plain, or with sauerkraut, or with those delicious onions with tomato paste! But after reading your conclusions here, it all made sense and made me hungry too! Have a good day everyone! Stay safe and be well.

    • Kudos on getting all the words, Jane. A good tip for the final solve would be to try and figure out what word or words the guys are avoiding in the cartoon sentence. Today we saw SWEET PICKLE CONDIMENTS which was another way of saying RELISH. It’s not always the case, but it can help if you get stuck. Take care.

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