Previously known as Scramble, the Chicago Tribune’s Jumble Daily is still teasing the brains of thousands of players across the world. It’s simple: unscramble four mixed-up words, then do the same for a cartoon answer. Below, we’re running through how to solve it, what it is, and, most crucially, the answers for today’s Jumble on December 5, 2023.
Jumble Answers Today (6 December)
Here are the answers to the?12/6/23?Jumble puzzle:
- WTERH = THREW
- RYOFT = FORTY
- LKLEYI = LIKELY
- BIBRTA = RABBIT
THE AUTHOR’S PARTNER UNEXPECTEDLY QUIT, WHICH WAS – – –
HEW RTY LIEL RAB = ALL “WRITE” BY HER
Yesterday’s Jumble Answer
Here are the answers to the?12/5/23?Jumble puzzle:
- ASESY = ESSAY
- FRGTA = GRAFT
- TLILET = LITTLE
- ATOPOT = POTATO
THE EVIL WITCH WELCOMED THE VISITORS AND INVITED THEM TO – – –
ESS RFT LIL PAO = SIT FOR A SPELL
What is Jumble? Daily Word Puzzle Explained
Jumble is a daily word puzzle released and operated by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Refreshing daily, each puzzle gives players four words (six on a Sunday) to unscramble. There’s then a cartoon that leaves players with a blank to fill in. It’s usually a pun of some kind, alongside the unscrambling fun the first words bring.
Simply unscramble all four words, entering the correct word underneath. Then move onto the Cartoon Answer and do the same!
Best Ways to Solve
There’s a bunch of ways players can improve at Jumble and speed up their ability to solve the puzzle each day. Below, we’re running through the best tactics to get better at Jumble. Try one, or all, of them!
- Separate consonants and vowels – Pretty obvious one, but this simple step can make piecing together a scrambled word so much easier since one typically proceeds another or vice versa.
- Look for common letter pairs – As in any language, there are common letter pairs in English that are found in hundreds of different words. Use this as a starting point. For example, ‘T’ and ‘H’ are obviously found in a vast number of different words. Also, consider that while two instances of the letter ‘O’ or ‘E’ or ‘L’ might be found next to each other in a word, ‘P’ and ‘Y’ probably won’t be.
- Affixes – Try to spot prefixes and suffixes that are common in the English language. This would include pairings such as ‘auto’ or ‘circum’ or ‘de’ in the case of prefixes, and ‘ey’ or ‘ment’ in the case of a prefix.
- Start small – Rather than trying to build out a long word to meet the criteria of the Jumble puzzle, start with smaller words and then work your way up. Not only do smaller words often feed into larger ones but moving your letters around into different arrangements also can help open your mind to different possibilities.
- Last resort – Use a Jumble Solver (technically, it’s not cheating)
That’s everything to know about the Chicago Tribune’s Jumble, as well as the answers to today’s Jumble Daily puzzle! Be sure to check out our word-based answer guides if you’re a fan of Jumble, with games like Waffle definitely scratching the same itch.