Jumble Answers for 02/18/2019

VOREG = GROVE

RHEBT = BERTH

SRLIPA = SPIRAL

RANWID = INWARD

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN THEY PLAYED CARDS IN VIEW OF THE GOLDEN GATE, THEY WERE – – –

GREBETSPRAINRD = BRIDGE PARTNERS


Good Monday morning, Jumble friends! The solve of today’s puzzle was completed in a span of about 20 seconds making for a super quick game. All of the clue words were easily identifiable and didn’t cause me any hesitation. BERTH was a new word making its debut into gameplay, but there wasn’t any way that David could scramble it that would make it difficult. SPIRAL pulled double duty this morning as it was our oldest clue word of the quartet and my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it just over eight months ago on 6/16/18 where it was scrambled as SARLIP. INWARD ended up being our most recent repeat and was featured last month on 1/18/19.

Today’s cartoon offering featured four women playing a game of cards with the Golden Gate Bridge providing a beautiful background scene. These women were drawn in detail which leads me to believe that they are either friends or some relation to Jumble artist Jeff Knurek. The dialogue indicates that two of the women are mother and daughter and they’re playing as a team against the other two ladies. We can see some of the faces of the cards in the players hands as well as on the table but I’m not sure who has the advantage because I’ve never played this particular game.

In the background is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and we almost see the entire one-mile length of it in the panel. The bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County and the impressive structure is the most photographed bridge in the world. We see several generic Jumble characters making use of the footpaths near the bridge with a couple of them jogging and one couple walking their dog. Whenever Jeff draws a body of water, I always look for his signature sailboat which today he added on the far right-hand side. The women are dressed in shorts and short sleeves and we can see that “Fran” is wearing sandals. What surprised me most about today’s cartoon was the lack of vechicles on the bridge, but the panel looks more calm and tranquil without them.

The final solve was an extremely cryptic anagram consisting of 14-letters. The visual clues in the cartoon gave the answer away instantly making it a Monday morning gimme. Have a terrific start to your week and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

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Jumble Answers for 02/17/2019

WRCEUF – CURFEW

OREKBR – BROKER

KALECC – CACKLE

OMHOCS – SMOOCH

GTONTE – GOTTEN

AOWWLO – WALLOW

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE FASHION MODEL REFUSED TO TRY ON ANYTHING AND WOULD SOON – – – 

URE   OER   ACE   MH   OTE   WLW  =  WEAR OUT HER WELCOME

Good Morning, Everyone!                👗  FASHION (NON) SENSE 👗

🎶 Well every time I turn around, you’re standin’ at my door, I’d like to ask you over but you ain’t my gal no more…You’re gonna WEAR OUT YOUR WELCOME treatin’ me like you do…Why don’t you leave me alone…’Cause you and I are through…🎶 “Wear Out Your Welcome” – Wayne Hancock 2016  https://tinyurl.com/y4eqgtw8

👗 The attitudes of models, these women food deprived,
May sometimes come off hinky, may seem a bit contrived…
The pressure to stay rail thin, success is not illGOTTEN,
The sleep CURFEW, the air-blown SMOOCH…the men a lot besotten’
The critics love to CACKLE, like nails on a chalkboard…
The media may criticize, yet still the girls adored…
They BROKER for these coveted spots, and then when they are chosen,
You’d think the most important thing would be just do the posin’…
But sometimes one may WALLOW in the thought that they’re the best..
And feel that personal fashion sense puts them above the rest.
So when an ego rears its head…and diva one becomes,
I guess a model easily may WEAR OUT HER WELCOME...👗

WEAR have I seen WALLOW before? On the Just Jumble App I supPOSE, because it’s not showing up in the Archives. But all our other words are, with CACKLE going back as far as 2016, and SMOOCH being PLANTED this past July. And while we’re FACED with masterful anagrams this morning, the word that PUT ON the most pressure?  CURFEW. It had it’s LIMITS…

Today our cartoon brings us onto the set of a FASHION SHOOT. We see the CLOTHING STYLIST, the PHOTOGRAPHER, the DESIGNER and finally our girl of (…those who get paid very well by…) the HOUR, our MODEL. Being shown the dress chosen for her to WEAR, we hear her having a bit of a FIT, and refusing to do so. With her attitude WEARing THIN on the nerves of both the Photographer and the Designer, we learn that this Designer won’t STAND for behavior of this FASHION, and it’s resulting in our MODEL being told to WALK. She managed to…WEAR OUT HER WELCOME. News FLASH…David’s done it again! Good JOB David!

Ok, eye candy. Without much detail displayed in the panel today, I didn’t need to RACK my brains out looking for eye candy. There’s the DRESSES, the photographers’ CAMERA, and the two adjustable light stands in the background. I don’t know…I supPOSE I’m being just a little too CLOTHES-minded, but I think it FITTING that I take a pass and WALK today…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Hope it’s PICTURE perfect…👗🙋🏻

PS: 3:30 and still no colored puzzle to be seen…and I’m WORN out waiting! I’ll fill you in on the colors later..🎨

Later: COLOR COMMENTARY: The panel, a soft very pale BURCH…The dresses, all on red hangers: The one the model deKLIEINs: A medium blue, spaghetti strapped affair, with a deeply jagged hemline. (L-R)…A green one-shouldered number, with a pleated, I QUANT to say…tulip-like draping? A black top, red bottomed boxy piece, with a large red bow at the neckline, and lastly, a two-toned purple number, with a lighter shaded spiked neckline, matching an ornately shaped petalled bottom. The dress is fitted until the waist, and then spreads out FORD effect, into a ballooned LAUREN. ( Why? KORS I was going for “lower end”. Hmm…Not so much? Oh well, I took a shot)! The Model: Black halter top, with skinny white jeans and black spike-heeled CHOOS. The stylist: Teal T-shirt, tan pants. The photographer: Black tee, with jeans, (maybe WANGler’s), the camera he’s KARAN, gray with an olive green strap. And our designer: A mauve tunic, WORN with a black beaded necklace. Sans earrings…SAND MAN...😴💤😴

Jumble Answers for 02/16/2019

ZEIES – SEIZE

BNARD – BRAND

RSHOCC – SCORCH

QUPALE – PLAQUE

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE UNDER A LOT OF STRESS AND WERE FEELING THE – – – 

SEIE   BRN   SRC   PAU  =   CABIN PRESSURE 

Good Morning, Everyone!                 ✈️ ERROR PLANE? ✈️

🎶 Why won’t you watch that CABIN PRESSURE like you said?…You’re flying low, you’re flying low…Now please be seated with your safety seat belts on…You’re flying low, you’re flying low…That’s really not a secret anymore, and it can save us all…You’re flying low, you’re …flying low 🎶 “Cabin Pressure” – Ted Glen Extended 2012 http://tinyurl.com/y3bcnkry

✈️ Remember in the old days when flying could be fun?
When seats were so more spacious and through airports we could run?
When delays were much less common, no SCORCH sitting on a plane…
And we’d SEIZE upon the chance to wait for passengers that came?
But today things are just all BRAND new…restrictions steady mount,
And all the regulations are like PLAQUE…I just lose count…
So on top of all the Airline’s bull, some passengers like these?
Who make things all more difficult and need to be appeased?
You’d think with all the body checks akin to search for treasure…
Something could regulate us all from suffering CABIN PRESSURE.✈️

I couldn’t find PLAQUE in the Archives this morning, although once again, I feel as if we’ve seen it before. Plaque, a homograph, was always a word that intrigued me somewhat…such polar opposite definitions. I like plaques, commemorating achievements and all…but then there’s plaque…and well…Uh, let’s not go there, especially since most of you are probably enjoying your breakfast…Anyway, it nailed a few of the Early Birds to the wall this morning, and SCORCH also BURNT a few TAIL feathers…SCORCH, seen by 5 of the 11 Birds to be Chorus, also comes in as our most recently SCHEDULED word. We last saw it on June 17th, ’18, as CROCHS, while BRAND hasn’t appeared since 2016, when David offered us NARDB, which I think was a more difficult scramble than today’s. All total, I’ve found today’s words to have been used 7 times since 2015, and not once has any of the anagrams been the same. Good work, David…LETTER perfect!

Ok…Our cartoon. We’re sitting in a PLANE, seeing a group of FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, dressed in blue short sleeve shirts, black vests and white ties,  experiencing a HIGH LEVEL of frustration. One passenger, whom I’m calling HELI COPTER, HELL for short, with the smarmy look of a BOEING constrictor, is causing the staff a good amount of STRESS. He not only caused a FLIGHT DELAY with his LATE ARRIVAL, but he’s being rude, especially with the NON-STOP use of his phone. We see the attendants, yellow Oxygen Masks in hand, looking as if they really need to take a deep BREATH to keep from CHOKING this guy! With his cushy neck pillow, drink in hand, and his phone still turned on, he’s the quintessential definition of a TERMINAL CONTROL freak! And he’s really upset the staff. What we’re seeing hAIR is a seriously bad case of CABIN PRESSURE!…And once again, David’s LANDED a good one! David, I’m in YAW of you!

Ok, eye candy…What I want to mention FIRST, CLASS, is that the dialogue of the female attendant at back refers to “them“. And even though we see a woman sitting in front of HELL, she doesn’t seem to be causing any TURBULENCE. I mean she looks a little BOARDFLIGHTy almost, but I don’t think she’s adding to the problem. It seems to be all him. And there’s another female passenger at right, looking on surprised at the SEATuation. Anyway…Three little things have caught my eye…One, you can actually see two ice cubes floating in our protagonists’s drink… a ROCKY little deTAIL. Kudos, Jeff. Two, our female attendant at back is the only one wearing a WING pin…and lastly, if you look real closely, behind the head of the attendant conFRONTing Hell, you can see a finger EXTENDed UPWARD, turning on the OVERHEAD light. There’s no body or arm seen, but it sure was the BRIGHT SPOT for me! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I hope you enjoyed the IN-FLIGHT Show! ✈️🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 02/15/2019

HTISF – SHIFT

TOPOH – PHOTO

ACCSTU – CACTUS

LEEUFY – EYEFUL

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN THE ANCHORMAN WAS TOLD THERE WAS A PURSUIT IN PROGRESS HE – – – 

SHT   HOT   CACT   EEU   =   CUT TO THE CHASE 

Good Morning, Everyone!      🎶...AND THE CHASE IS ON 🎶

🎶 Keep on TRUCKIN’ Baby…I got to keep on TRUCKIN’...Got to get to your good lovin…Huh…huh…huh…huh…huh…🎶 “Keep on Truckin'” – Eddie Kendricks 1973 https://tinyurl.com/yypv4ctr

🚓 The police chase when it happens, can always cause a stir,
Attention in a minute can SHIFT to him or her…
We all pay close attention, an EYEFUL‘s what we want,
The moving PHOTO we look for, we’re all part of the hunt.
Cross city streets or parkway lanes, a CACTUS we might see,
For some reason we’re all drawn in, there’s camaraderie…
The news follows the story, the cameras keep up pace,
And every local station says “We’ll now CUT TO THE CHASE” 🚓

While none of today’s words are new to our Jumble mix, we have seen SHIFT only 9 days ago on the 6th, when it appeared as FISTH. PHOTO, last seen back in August 2017, is our oldest word for the day. And while CACTUS STUCK a few of the Early Bird Jumblers, it’s EYEFUL that seems to be the word calling for the real second LOOK… It wasn’t a stumper, but it caused a few BLINKS

Today we’re finding ourselves at the news desk of a local network, “J” TV. We see that our Anchorman, who I’ve dubbed BEN THERE, has just been told that a “pursuit is in progress“, and as a result, we’re going “live” to the scene of the police CHASING A STOLEN TRUCK. Since the Anchorman pictured doesn’t have that usual generic look of our Jumble characters, and being unfamiliar with “Jumble-TV”, I tried looking for PHOTOs of the on-air personalities at a local Indiana station, since Jeff lives in Indiana. And I thought I hit the “J”ackpot when I found a news personality that I felt bore a pretty close resemblance to the Anchorman we see here in our cartoon. Turns out his name is Dave…only thing is he’s a Sportscaster…So, it was either keep looking, or just CUT TO THE CHASE and do the eye candy…

So…The eye candy. Our panel today is shaded in a soft shade of light brown. Ben’s DESKed out in a gray suit, and a black tie. The CHASE scene playing out on the monitor behind him, is totally shaded in blue, and I can see three police cruisers, lights flaring, CHASING the stolen TRUCK. But looking closely I see what looks to be an Ice Cream Cone, crossing atop an Ice Cream Pop, pictured on the TRUCK, beside a window. Sweet detail, Jeff. And the “J” on the front of the Anchor desk is bright red…But my EYE Witness News? If you look closely at Ben’s right ear, where his hand is touching? You can see a tiny little COILED WIRE leading down into his collar…Another nice detail, Jeff…Now let’s just hope the police COLLAR our suspect! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And 🎶Keep on Truckin‘🎶…🚓🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 02/14/2019

POMHO = OOMPH

LEYID = YIELD

YALVEL = VALLEY

EEWIDV = VIEWED

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE PIGEONS HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR YEARS BUT WERE STILL – – –

OOYEVLYVED = LOVEY DOVEY


Happy Valentine’s Day, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle showcased a brand new clue word with VIEWED making its way into gameplay. It was also my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day while OOMPH came in at a close second. The anagram used for YIELD has been seen three times in the past which made it no trouble at all. David L. Hoyt was kind enough to leave us a special video message detailing how he chooses the clue words and you can click HERE to take a peek. It’ll also be on the front page later this afternoon for your viewing pleasure. Happy Valentine’s Day, David! You’re the best!

Today’s cartoon was absolutely stunning and it featured two different scenes. The top half is where the main action and dialogue takes place. We see two love-birds atop an arch and the male bird is seen offering a piece of bagel to his sweetheart. The female bird is staring deep into her lovers eyes and informs us that this is the spot where they first met. Below them is a couple of young lovers standing in the middle of the arch and they’re in a loving embrace.

There were quite a few extra details in the panel that made it extra special on this day of love. The bagel offering had a cute little bow to indicate that it’s a special gift. The arch was the most detailed portion of the piece with the emblem on the left containing a left-side profile drawing of Jumble artist Jeff’s face. On the opposite side was a right-side profile view of David Hoyt! Between the the emblems was a woman doing the Jumble while enjoying a cup of coffee. And finally, the couple kissing are dressed for cold temperatures with the man having a hat on and she’s wearing earmuffs.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The L and V made LOVE pop out at me leaving LOVEY DOVEY an easy find based upon all of the visual clues. I wish all my readers a very happy Valentine’s Day, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Jumble Answers for 02/10/2019

CAMTIP – IMPACT

TECDAH – DETACH

NALFUT – FLAUNT

DOYWSO – WOODSY

NROYER – ORNERY

SAWLEE – WEASEL

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE STORE ONLY SOLD GLOVES, MITTENS AND SHOES, AND CUSTOMERS WERE – – –

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