Jumble Answers for 09/29/2021








Happy Wednesday Jumble fans! What an egg-cellent pun. GET CRACKING would also be a great punswer for a cartoon featuring a chiropractor who was running late for work!

Mr. Hoyt didn’t serve up any new clue words this morning, but all of his anagrams were. The trickiest one for me was ENTICE as it looked like ENCITE. Looking at my notes from the last time it was used (6/13/21) showed that I struggled with it on that day as well so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram.

Our cartoon brings us to a seaside restaurant where we encounter a chef greeting his first guest of the day. On his workstation were three containers of omelet fillings, a single burner cooktop with four flames gently lapping the bottom of his frying pan and a carton of eggs with seven of them visible. There was some cursive writing on the bottom right of the cooktop, but all I could make out was the first letter which was K. The chef’s hat, otherwise known as a toque, had nine pleats. Legend has it that the number of pleats on a chef’s toque signified how many ways he’s learned to prepare an egg. 100 pleats is the ultimate achievement so it looks like he has a ways to go! My favorite detail was the beautiful sunrise taking place out on the horizon. Just to the right of the sun was Jumble Jeff’s signature sinking sailboat which he almost always includes in cartoons that feature water.

The cartoon sentence and dialogue mentioning MORNING, EARLY RISER and OMELET had me thinking eggs — but it was no blind solve this morning. EGG and CRACK were quite visible in the scramble, and with both words crossed out, the -ING suffix in the remainder ended up saving the day. Tacking it onto CRACKING was the logical choice leaving GET for the finish. That’s all, yolks! On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.


40 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/29/2021

  1. RIGID = Last used on 07/31/18 as IGIRD
    GECKO = Last used on 07/15/21 as COEGK
    ENTICE = Last used on 06/13/21 as TCNIEE
    CAVITY = Last used on 02/11/20 as VYAICT
    GET CRACKING = Last used on 11/08/13 as EGRCKCITANG


  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts About: EGGS

    10. The average American eats 250 eggs per year, which translates to a total annual consumption of 76.5 billion eggs in the U.S.
    9. Egg shell color is determined by the breed of the hen. Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.
    8. An egg shell can have up to 17,000 pores on its surface.
    7. Eggs will age more quickly in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
    6. On average, each laying hen produces 289 eggs per year.
    5. Iowa is the top egg-producing state followed by Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, California, Minnesota and Georgia.
    4. Eggs are placed in their cartons large end up to keep the air cell in place and the yolk centered.
    3. The largest single chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound with a double yolk and double shell.
    2. Cooked eggs contain more protein than raw eggs. 91% of the proteins in cooked eggs are digestible while 51% of the proteins in raw eggs are digestible.
    1. The most expensive egg ever sold was the Faberge “Winter Egg” — it sold for $9.6 million at an auction in 2002!

  3. Love your info, Mike!
    This was a fast solve for me, anagrams straightforward, fun cartoon solution…..
    Tomorrow should be tougher after a pretty easy early week.
    Dodgers leading 2-0.
    Hope your team is thriving!!!

    • My pleasure, Mig! Seeing the water in today’s cartoon reminded me of your cruise comment from yesterday. 🛳

      Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

  4. Good morning! I love staying up past 12:00 and completing the jumble with no CAVITY. An egg breakfast is my favorite ! It starts my day off to make it less RIGID , so let’s have a good start on this camel “ hump” day and GET CRACKING to ENTICE us for a great week through Sunday – Go Browns !! Have a great day !

  5. Good Morning, Everyone!
    Today is ☕️NATIONAL COFFEE DAY☕️…And while we don’t see any in our cartoon, you know as sure as we see Jeff’s Signature Sinking Sailboat out on the ocean, it’s definitely going to be served up at that Breakfast Buffet. So in keeping with our theme, and in celebration of this wonderful day, here’s a link to some freebies and deals for Coffee that are being offered today. Hopefully one of your favorite places is included…Have a great day, and JEYON! ☕️🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/4n83ym

  6. Good Morning, Everyone…I hope this finds you well…🍳🙋🏻‍♀️


    ** 🎶Scrambled EGGS…Oh my Baby how I love your legs…Not as much as I love Scrambled EGGS…Oh let’s go get some Scrambled EGGS…🎶 “Scrambled Eggs” – Sir Paul McCartney (with Jimmy Fallon) December 9th, 2010 ** https://tinyurl.com/2bwzc4mn

    🍳 There’s those when on vacation, look to catch up on some sleep,
    But others being RIGID, to a schedule still keep…
    They waken with the “crack of dawn”, as we are seeing here,
    The rising sun their calling card, so early they’ll appear…
    And hopefully they can avoid a GECKO sighting too,
    Nocturnal creatures that they are, they may have bid adieu…
    (But CAVITY can ruin this rhyme…it hardly can ENTICE
    One to enjoy this Breakfast scene, I’ve tried and it’s no dice)….
    So back to what we see today, an Omelet Chef not slacking…
    He’s happy to see guests show up…he’s ready to GET CRACKING! 🍳

    Cracking eggs, crack of dawn, get cracking…Our puzzle today definitely offers up a Buffet of uses of the simple word CRACK…EGGStraordinary! 🥚🙋🏻‍♀️

    ** The whimsy, the genius of Sir Paul…And how the beautiful, most covered song of all time, “Yesterday” came to be… https://tinyurl.com/z7tnuuu9

  7. 🦎 Depending where one sat, there was a chance of finding a GECKO or two crawling around the CAVITY of the chairs, so because they wanted to ENTICE their vacationers to eat at the poolside restaurant, the establishment was pretty RIGID about alerting them, and told their staff to GET CRACKING with posting warning notices…🦎

    🦷 So RIGID was he in his fear, a dentist he’d avoid,
    But now the CAVITY he had…no longer could be toyed,
    The baking that his wife had done, the GECKO-shaped peach pie,
    Yes, it all did ENTICE him…but with this tooth? Why belie…
    The pain, it was relentless…and by now was def nerve-racking…
    He knew the time had come…that to a dentist he GET CRACKING! 🦷

  8. Good morning. Failed miserably this morning. Could it be because I didn’t even have coffee yet. Missed on Gecko and gave up on the simple very good cartoon answer. But guess what. Tomorrow starts all over again. Love your facts Mike and Angela’s cute song choice. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  9. A blind solve on the puzzle so decided to Get Cracking on the anagrams with a Rigid determination not disturbed by the Gecko trying to Entice me by running across my desk or even the dread of having a Cavity filled by my dentist, Dr. Orin Scrivello. “Who wants their teeth done by the Marquee de Sade?” Now to work at my Little Shop of Horrors on the Great Plains.

  10. I have a feeling that the word ENTICE may be unSCRAMBLED as the word INCITE by some players today…and they’ll think that they’re OVER, EASY…BACON it WELL DONE…Just sayin’! 😉🥚🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Failed hump-day today. No blind solve and saw EGG in the puzzle letters, but knew the first word was NOT egg. Therefore, went down wrong rabbit hole.
    Today’s verdict…Jumble = 1; Terry = 0

  12. Never one to ever pass up a chance to feature Sinatra, and in special tribute to today being NATIONAL COFFEE DAY…here’s a tasty little morsel…And since the fabulous Kono coffee plant was brought to Hawaii in 1828 by Samuel Reverend Ruggles from Brazilian cuttings…I think it’s perfectly apropos! NOYJE! ☕️🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/js32xyhv

      • I still have 3 phonographs that were my Fathers…and I sometimes still listen to some of his 78’s. Not all that often, because they’re breakable, but once in a while I just get the sentimental feeling of hearing them. 💽 🙋🏻‍♀️

  13. You can start off your day just fine
    Salivating in the buffet line
    When there’s egg in the dish
    What more could you wish
    Mouth-watering and simply divine!

    • Hi Helen…My sentiments EGGSactly! 🍳🙋🏻‍♀️

      🥚Our girl she’s done all her unpacking,
      And now after some sleep, there’s no slacking…
      It’s breakfast she seeks,
      Scrambled eggs with some leeks…
      And the Chef? He’s just thrilled to GET CRACKING! 🥚

      🍳 Awakening with the sunrise,
      And seeing bright beautiful skies…
      Our girl’s off to dine,
      And the Chef finds that fine…
      For him she’s a sight for sore eyes! 🍳

      🥚The Chef is so eager to cook,
      And for guests he has started to look…
      So when our girl walks in,
      He breaks out in a grin…
      And starts scrambling by hook or by crook…🥚

      🍳 Vacationing diners all know,
      That no matter how early they show…
      Some breakfast awaits,
      And we see here it’s fate…
      That the Chef is so ready to go! 🍳

      🥚The sun is beginning to peek,
      ‘Oer the ocean, and our girl does seek…
      Some eggs and some bacon,
      With her early awaken’…
      Just the thought gives her taste buds a pique! 🥚

  14. No problem w the anagrams,and the recent(?) gecko repeat,or the cartoon,w the picture of the chef cracking the eggs for the omelet.

  15. Easy puzzle for the third straight day.

    For the egg fun facts, number 2 is wrong. Cooking doesn’t increase the amount of protein in the egg. It unfolds the proteins. They are called denatured (no longer like nature). This causes the proteins to stick together and precipitate, thereby turning the clear part of the egg white. Denatured proteins are more easily broken down in our digestive system, so we absorb a greater percentage of the proteins. Cooking also kills the Salmonella, reducing the chance of getting sick.

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  17. Got cracking this morning as I have a full day’s work ahead of me. I guessed the answer this morning before starting. Eggs and cracking go together! I’m sure I’m not going to be the only one!
    Have a pleasant day

  18. Eggcelent puzzle this morning. We’ve had an over easy time of it so far this week. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. Enjoyed all the fun facts about chickens and eggs, Mike. Thanks. Happy Wednesday all!

  19. I think it’s worth mentioning that while the Chef was still holding the shells in his left hand from the egg that he’s just dropping into the pan from the ladle, he was already doing a HATCH-IT job on another egg with his right hand. I guess he must do that to FRY to go faster…Gotta give it to this guy…he’s definitely HENdy in the kitchen…🥚🙋🏻‍♀️

      • LOL! Tk you, Betty…And I forgot to add that I guess his skill makes him ambidEGGStrous 🤚🏻🖐🏻 to boot! Hope your day is a sunny side up one too, Betty. Be well and stay safe out there…🥚🙋🏻‍♀️

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