Jumble Answers for 09/20/2021








Happy Monday everyone! With an estimated 3.5 billion fans, soccer is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world. It’s followed by Cricket (2.5 bn), Field Hockey (2.2 bn) and Tennis (~1 bn). I’ve often wondered why Americans call it soccer and not football like the rest of the world. Google says the word “soccer” is actually a British invention and they only stopped using it about 30 years ago. In the early days of the sport, Britain had two versions of the game which were called rugby football and association football. They shortened “rugby football” to “rugger” and “Association Football” to “soccer.” When the two sports spread across the Atlantic, Americans created their own variant of rugger and called it football — leaving soccer to be used to describe the other one.

All of today’s clue words were tried and true favorites. LALFI tripped me up pretty good so it’ll be my pick for the hardest one. All of our anagrams ended up being recycled repeats as well. GROOFT has been used at least 10 times in the past, with 10/06/09 being the most recent and 06/07/63 being the oldest.

Today’s cartoon brought us to a soccer field where we saw some young girls in the middle of a match. The girl biting her tongue was my favorite detail as it gave her face a determined look. The two moms on the sideline were both wearing glasses, but I didn’t pick up on that fact until after the solve.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. FOOD was spelled out in the latter half of the anagram and seemed to serve as a bit of misdirection. With contact lenses being mentioned in both the sentence and dialogue, I figured view or vision would be part of the answer. Since VIEW was too short to fit, VISION ended up being my keeper. The rest of the answer flowed easily from the remainder to seal the deal. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike


23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/20/2021

  1. While the anagrams came with alacrity the solution was slow.
    Harder for a Monday J for me………………
    Great football weekend and the Dodgers fared OK too!
    MNF tomorrow. Football is back and IM energized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Well good morning! I wanted to start the week off with a good jumble and it was , but I FLAILed ! How often do we use that word , and I can think of many used regularly and mean the same thing , I liked the jumble , I got it all except that one anagram , instead of knowing that’s how Eye Roll , I’m gonna Roll my Eyes. But that’s how the jumble rumbles ! I guess I better get a SHINY VISION and try harder , like the Cleveland Browns did and won ! Now they didn’t FLAIL , won’t go on anymore, I love the jumble ! Everyone have a great start to the week !

  3. In a bit of a hurry this morning so didn’t spend too much time looking for a blind solve…which didn’t happen. Anagrams easy and then easily put puzzle answer together. In the morning news see the Chiefs lost…a bummer. Have a great Monday.

  4. With eyesight enhanced and so keen
    The result would be sure to be seen
    With wide-ranging vision
    She’d strike with precision
    And goals would become the routine!

    • Hi Helen…⚽️🙋🏻‍♀️

      ⚽️ While it’s good to see children at play,
      Eyesight problems can stand in the way….
      But our girl upped her vision,
      So the winning decision…
      Hinges on does she have feet of clay? ⚽️

  5. Good morning. No problem for a Monday jumble but had to use the letters to solve the cartoon answer. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  6. I had to back into FLAIL by solving the puzzle. Despite watching “Ted Lasso” of late, I could not imagine what song Angela would pick to go with soccer so I went to Wikipedia. “Arguably the most famous anthem in all of football, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is associated most clearly with Liverpool Football Club.” Who’d of thunk it?
    Looking forward to autumnal cool down but not winter’s bite here on the Great Plains.

    • Ted Lasso!! 👏🏻👏🏻…Here you go, OO….OYNEJ!
      🎶 I get no KICK from champagne….Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all…So tell me why should it be true…That I get A KICK out of you…🎶 “I Get A Kick Out of You” – Frank Sinatra (Live 1974) https://tinyurl.com/4bjpxzwy ⚽️🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. When I saw the mention of contacts, I suspected vision or sight could be in there somewhere..after studying the anagrams that I had, the solution came to me…but I had to back into FLAIL..that one kicked my butt. Have a great week of jumbling from South Georgia!!

    • Good afternoon, Alan. FLAIL is getting the most votes in the poll so we weren’t the only ones that struggled with it. When I saw the two L’s, I immediately tried the double letter trick of combining them but couldn’t make anything out of it. It only came to me after splitting up the anagram into consonants and vowels. It was quite a workout for a Monday! Take care and have a good one.

  8. Flail also gave me reason to pause,but solving that anagram ,along w the others,and the seeing w contacts clue,led to the field of vision solution,despite the multitude of letters.More letters than usual for a Monday morning.

    • Hello Chuck. It’s funny how the 5-letter ones are sometimes harder than the 6-letter ones, isn’t it? I’m happy to hear it all worked out for you in the end. Be well.

  9. Lots of letters for a Monday morning, but managed to figure it out. The contact lens clue and the v led to vision and the rest fell into place nicely. Hope you’re all seeing 20/20 today.

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