Jumble Answers for 01/15/2019

SUDEO = DOUSE

RYDEB = DERBY

NASTOA = SONATA

TNNTIE = INTENT

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE PEOPLE WAITING TO PAY FOR THEIR PURCHASES WERE – – –

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Jumble Answers for 07/17/2018

NRTOF = FRONT

SUDEO = DOUSE

SLEDOC = CLOSED

BLLOGA = GLOBAL

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN THE SPACE PROBE APPROACHED PLUTO, MISSION CONTROL SAID – – –

FRODOSOSGOA = SO FAR, SO GOOD


Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! CLOSED is a new clue word that’s making its debut today, however; it was used before in the final answer way back on 11/18/15. BLLOGA was the only anagram to trip me up this morning with my eyes seeing BOLOGNA and OBLONG at first. Upon figuring it out, its use as a clue word was very fitting given the theme of todays cartoon.

The setting for our panel appears to be a conference room where a woman at a lectern with the NASA logo is giving a presentation. Her attire along with her rectangular framed glasses gave me the impression that she’s very intelligent. The addition of the smile on her face as well as her thumb up on her left hand lets us know that the news must be good.

Reading the dialogue and sentence we discover that she’s actually part of NASA’S Mission Control and she’s giving an update on a space probe that was sent to Pluto. Doing a little research, I discovered that the space probe that Jeff has drawn is based upon an actual probe launched by NASA named New Horizons. The spacecraft was launched on January 19, 2006 and performed a flyby of Pluto on July 14, 2015 which was 9 years later!

The final solution was a 4-word layout using a combination of 11-letters. It appeared tricky at first but noticing SO grouped neatly together gave me a great starting point. GOOD jumped out at me next leaving SO and FAR for the finish. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 02/22/2018

SEMYS = MESSY

SUDEO = DOUSE

CLHINF = FLINCH

DEBOYM = EMBODY

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE COMPANY COULDN’T MAKE A PROFIT SELLING ORIGAMI, SO THE – – –

ESSDUSFLINEBOD = BUSINESS FOLDED


Happy Thursday morning, Jumble friends! DOUSE and EMBODY were the clue words that took an extra glance to figure out. EMBODY was probably the more difficult of the two because it’s just obsure enough that we don’t often see it in print. We’ve encountered some difficult clue words over the past few days so I felt redeemed in being able to solve all of them so quickly.

If you thought that folding origami shapes was a tedious and nearly impossible task, imagine how Jeff must have felt having to draw the 12 pieces that we see in today’s cartoon! I was hesitant to count the paper airplane that’s sitting on the counter, but I guess it technically is origami so I let it fly. My favorite shape was the velociraptor in the middle of the display tray that the woman is holding. I’ve added a close-up image of all three pieces down below.

The name of the business is FOUR CORNERS ORAGAMI and it can be clearly seen on the window in a font that we typically see on a Chinese food take-out container. The word “ORAGAMI” is spelled incorrectly on the window so perhaps that and the fact that the niche market this business caters to caused its demise.

The dialogue informs us that the business is going under because they weren’t able to make paper out of folded paper. That was a pretty cheesy joke but looking at some asking prices for origami figures on Etsy tells a completely different story. There’s a dragon on there with a price tag on it of $250!!! There’s no doubt the skill level involved in making that piece took years to master and we all know our time is worth something.

The surprise answer was unusually long containing both an 8 and 6-letter word. The letter layout was cryptic and didn’t give the answer away. David was back at it again today with his double consonant shenanigans but it wasn’t enough to throw me off track. BUSINESS took just a few seconds to come to mind leaving FOLDED for the finish. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

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