Jumble Answers for 04/22/2017

NUGTR = GRUNT

SEYMS = MESSY

CKRIYT = TRICKY

PIDEME = IMPEDE

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN CHILDREN PLAYED WITH THEIR NEW SLINKY TOYS IN APRIL OF 1946, IT WAS:

GNMSTRIIPE = SPRINGTIME

 

Mike, This one’s for you! 🍾

Good morning everyone! Β My Freshman outing! SPRINGing into action…
Breezed through the first two words, with TRICKY slightly living up to it’s name. Rickety first came to mind (?) IMPEDE caused a little eye tic, because at first glance I thought, ‘ends in ED’. Hard habit to break. The answer came in like a breath of fresh air; the drawing giving us the Mother stating winter’s over, and the wording mentioning April. And the Slinky! 🎢🎢 “It’s Slinky it’s Slinky, ….Everyone knows it’s Slinky”! 🎢🎢 The SPRINGy toy! We were given top notch graphics: the blooming tree, sprouting buds, and that good old tire swing. Β And Mom! What about Mom?! That hairdo so chic, the apron, the skirt, her makeup on, and wearing heels! In the house! The women of the 40’s were so glamorous!! Today’s puzzle…All in all, child’s play!

Wishing everyone a great Saturday, and a SPRING in your step! Until tomorrowπŸ™‹πŸ»

 

 

 

 

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56 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/22/2017

    • Great start, Angela! Easy one for me today. I thought at first 1946 was war-related, but it’s the year the slinky began. I don’t imagine the plastic slinky has as much spring as the metal one. And I agree, Happy Earth Day. It needs some attention.

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      • Good morning, Caroline, and thank you. I looked for you y’day in response to the Dyngus Day article. Who knew you’d hear about Dyngus Day on a Jumble blog? And then find an article? What’re the odds? LOL…I don’t remember how long ago I learned of it, and wouldn’t have thought of it without Harry’s post. To be honest, I can’t imagine why any woman would be ok getting drenched with water, IN PUBLIC! But obviously, it’s a big part of the festivities! But, 40-50 thousand people? That’s a lot of water! Thanks again for the link, it was very interesting. And I enjoy your comments also.

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  1. Good morning Angela and all our other friends! I made quick work of the puzzle this morning with all 4 clue words coming instantly. The layout of the clue letters had me see STRIPE and it took a few seconds to get that out of my head. When thinking of Slinky, SPRING popped into view with TIME right there for the finish. I found this short video that Jumble artist Jeff Knurek created on YouTube showing how he drew today’s cartoon and thought I’d share the link if anyone is interested. It was fun to see the creative process in a “behind the scenes” kind of way. Enjoy the day!

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  2. I also had trouble with impede but then looked at the answer and saw spring . It was an even solve after that. I enjoy the daily comments as well as the puzzle to start my day. Enjoy the weekend Even though it is a rainy and gloomy one

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  3. I also had trouble with impede but then looked at the answer and saw spring . It was an even solve after that. I enjoy the daily comments as well as the puzzle to start my day. Enjoy the weekend Even though it is a rainy and gloomy one

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    • Good morning, Marlene. I find IMPEDE to be an odd word, like Thursday’s EXCEED. Pronounced the same, yet there’s that e-consonant-e, VS consonant ee. I still think EXCEED looks wrong! I so enjoy reading everyone’s posts; and my local paper offers 4 puzzles, so I start my day with Sudoku, Jumble, and 2 Crosswords. Rainy and overcast here in NY also. Hope you have a great Earth Day! 🌍 πŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • Thank you very much Rita. Ah, there’s always next week, right? Are you a fellow puzzle lover? I’m obsessed! On Sunday, besides the 4 they feature all week, my paper has a Kakuro plus a Sudoku High Fives. Have you ever tried these? Sooo good! Enjoy your Earth Day! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • Good morning Janie, nice to meet you. Thank you so much, you made me smile! As for senior moments? Sometimes I feel that without them, I may not be thinking at all! Viva La Vida! Bring it on! Happy Earth Day to you! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Hey Steve. Senior Moments are for keeping on your toes. Stop and smell the roses, stop and clear your head. LOL. I refer to them as Shuttle Flights. Those little hop, skip and a jump flights…Im on a shuttle flight very often…Relaxing! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  4. Good morning and happy earth day. Like everyone else I was stuck on impede and asked my son for help and he gave me the word in ten seconds. The cartoon answer took some time because I was hung up on the word ending in “ing”. Once it’s in your head it’s hard to dismiss it.Enjoyed your comment on cartoon Angela. Didn’t realize about the tire until you pointed it out. Until tomorrow stay well

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    • Good morning Paul. You’re not alone. It’s always like that. And then you find yourself trying to work around that first “SEE” I always wanted a tire swing growing up…But we lived in an apartment in Brooklyn! Enjoy your Earth Day! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  5. Very entertaining narrative, Angela! Excellent job!
    I solved the clue words without any difficulty, but the jumble answer had me buffaloed for a few moments. First I saw “item spring” and then “time spring”. I thought geez, that doesn’t make any sense . I should be embarrassed to admit that. That was a true senior moment!

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    • Hi Marlene. LOL. I try! Thank you so much, I was so nervous about doing this! I keep hearing my Fathers voice in my head saying…”Empty barrels make the most noise”! HA. Being quiet was never my strong suit! And embarrassment? Embarrassment is over rated! I think in life if we stay around long enough, we’ve earned the right to be as embarrassing as we choose! Enjoy your Earth Day! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • Hey Steve. Thank you. I told Mike I was so nervous to hit that “Publish” button this morning! Running to the store. The natives are restless for Rice Balls. You know, because we didn’t pour enough cement into our veins last week with all that “healthy” food we ate! Jeez. You saw last night, the Mets keep breaking my heart. I just wish they’d do it in the regulation 9 instead of prolonging the agony! Did you get to hear the song? Can you smell the coconut? LOL. Truly the best beach song BAR none! Enjoy your Earth Day! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I did indeed. I especially liked two things — Steel drums adding to the island vibe, and Jimmy Buffet playing barefoot. That is being courageous for your art if you ever looked at most music stage floors!

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      • Hey Steve. That “Island Escape” sound, right? So good. HA The bare feet! I don’t think he owns shoes, really. He lives on the beach out here in NY and somewhere in the Caribbean I think and half the year he’s sailing. He just seems like the happiest man to me. I look at that “Toes”video and I’m grinning all thru it. You had to grin, no? He turned 70 in October…looks and sounds just like Zac Brown, IMO. Well Zac Brown sounds like him! LOL. It’s all that happy! Ton of money, sun, sand, Margaritas, ton of money…HA! A lot of happy! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • OMG. The most nails on the chalkboard song! I can grit my teeth now thinking of it! LOL. And the shag carpet and that wallpaper! Someone said that during the 70’s almost half of us were high most of the time! HA! Thinking of some of these commercials…could be some truth there! πŸ˜ƒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Don’t forget avocado-colored kitchen appliances.

        Ok Angela, here’s your first tech question (so glad I’m not working customer support anymore).
        I’m not getting email notices when new comments are posted. I usually do, and I check the little boxes that say to notify me.

        All I can see is that the total number of comments has changed, and if it’s like a reply in the middle of a thread, I have to scroll through all of them to find the new one. A question to annoy Mike with on his vacation! (Lost track of how many holidays found me answering questions during my working life).
        But like Mike said, you’re doing this for FREE!

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      • Hey Steve. Yep. Avocado! Steve, I have no idea. This “toy” didn’t come with instructions! There’s no TECH here, nite like WRECK! What your saying, happened to me Thursday and Mike told me he didn’t know why. I thought it was because he had added my name to the site so that I could do this. Him and I went back and forth with some of my questions , but it was by Email that I printed and erased from my phone. I’m not home now but when I get in can I get back to you? I’ll read thru what we spoke about and see if he may have helped. I think it corrected itself tho. It’s only 5 by you, right? Ironically, I’m inundated now, because I’m getting 2 of everyone’s posts! Between my iPhone and iPad, the pings have reached symphonic proportions! How’s like 9:30 my time? πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Don’t stress out over this, it’s very minor. No need for an immediate response, or any for that matter. Just post if it’s convenient and I’ll read when I can. Remember, this is supposed to be fun! And you’re working for FREE. πŸ™‚

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      • Steve. It’s ok. Not stressing…(see Margarita comment)! LOL. I’ll get back to you. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Hey Steve. Sorry. Mike only suggested maybe unsubscribing and subscribing again. I didn’t do that though because after a few hours the Emails resumed. You know I think I remember maybe 2-3 weeks ago someone posted the same concern to Mike. It wasn’t a name we see every day. Could it be some random web fluke? It’s funny you’re saying this too, because this morning one of the emails I got was something posted by you 2 days ago. And strangely this morning I got some odd message on my screen saying something about my mail server. No clue. IDK. Maybe it’s just the traffic within the website. And maybe if anyone else sees these posts they might have a suggestion. Hell of a lot of maybes!…No customer service here, huh? πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Oh Steve…Forgot to say. Did you here at the end of “Toes” the lyrics go..”A PBR” on the way? Pabst Blue Ribbon! I remember my Grandfather drinking Pabst! Sooooo ‘gotta love that song. 🍺

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      • Well since you asked — Pretend for a second that my last name is Smith (it’s not). A couple of months ago, I found a baseball cap in a thrift store that reads “I drink my”, the graphic of the Pabst Blue Ribbon, “at Smith’s”. It’s sitting downstairs right now on top of a pinball machine.

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      • Hey Steve. Could be I’m sooo tired, could be the Margaritas (!), but I read this 3 times and I’m drawing a blank…4 xs….Help! What am I missing? But A pinball machine, kudos! ☹️

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      • Ok, wait a minute, wait a minute! Simply says “I drink my Pabst at (your last name)”? I’m up too many hours! LOL

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      • That’s right, the words Pabst Blue Ribbob are in their logo, and it has my last name.
        Looking forward to tomorrow’s (or in your case today’s) Jumble.

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      • I don’t know what I was thinking! Might be the Mr Smith reference! LOL. I’m beat. I put that first post up at like 5 am. You’re right, today’s Jumble for me! I need sleep! I hope the email snag resolves itself. Goodnight Gracie! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  6. Good morning everyone. Good puzzle today. Really didn’t have any problem with the words or cartoon answer. Thanks to whoever sent the video of Jeff drawing the cartoon. It was very interesting. Great analysis, Angela. Happy Earth Day everyone.

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    • Hi Betty. Thank you! I immediately thought of you with the Mom in heels! A regular June Cleaver! Basic black pumps…Purple would have been nice to match the blouse! But the glamour, right? The video was from Mike. I’m still a little gun shy to try an attachment! Enjoy your Earth Day! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  7. Hi! We had the Jumble about trees growing new leaves in the Spring and now another one for Mike about Springtime on his first day of Spring vacation.
    Mike, thanks for the videos! Seeing Jeff draw the cartoon pictures was a special treat but then seeing & hearing him sing put it over the top. Wow!
    John, it was a quick solve for me, under a minute. Hope you finished in 30 secs.
    Angela, great job! One down, seven more to go, but who’s counting? LOL
    Steve, I’m not forgetting that I owe you a comment. Had to take husband to emergency, but doctor assured me he will be well in a week.
    Enjoy your day, all! See you tomorrow.

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    • You don’t owe me anything Lelia, just take good care of yourself and your husband. I know how stressful that must have been, having done it. All our best wishes.

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    • Hi Lelia. Thank you! I was worried about the formatting and the settings, but it wasn’t that bad! A tad unnerving tho! You’re right, a lot of Spring in the puzzles. It’s a great time of year. Here in NY we really don’t get Spring anymore. We go from the heat running to the air conditioning. The heats back running today. Rainy and 50. Years ago there’d be months of soft breezes and cool nights. Global warming I guess. I’m sorry to hear that your husband’s feeling poorly. And don’t you have a party weekend planned for Josh? I’m hoping it all goes well. I’m so thinking of the Margaritas I was speaking to Steve about. LOL. I have to start cooking, but I may just have one anyway! The power of suggestion, right? All the best this weekend to Josh and your family. So much to be proud of! PS: I think I have 8 more to go…believe me, I’m counting! LOL. Be well. Happy Earth Day to you and yours! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • Quick solve, Lelia! I didn’t use the timer this morning, but I was quick, too. Hope nothing too serious with your husband. It is always disconcerting when a family member has health challenges.

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  8. Good job Angela! No problem with today’s puzzle; bought a Slinky not too long ago to show children how much fun it could be. Darn thing would not walk down steps; not the Slinky of my youth. Today is Thunder Over Louisville with rainy, cold weather that tells me to stay home this year. Everyone have a safe and joyful weekend. β˜”πŸŽ†

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    • Thank you, Sue. I was stressing over getting it posted right. Especially after Mike said it’d be out there as soon as I “hit the button” and no “backsies” as we used to say growing up in Brooklyn! (Mike didn’t say “backsies”, I’m sure he’s never heard the word)’. LOL. I think we may have an original Slinky up in the attic; I haven’t thought about one in years. The ones today are plastic, right? No comparison. This is my first time hearing Thunder Over Louisville. Is it a festival of some kind! I’m going to look it up later. I love learning about new things. We have rain and cold here also. Wish I could stay in! So much for Spring, right? Enjoy the rest of your Earth Day. Stay warm! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Angela, The Kentucky Derby Festival starts about two weeks before Derby day and has many activities; hot air balloon race, marathon race, steamboat race, bed race, Pegasus Parade, Chow Wagon, several galas/balls, etc. Thunder Over Louisville is one of the first things and is a the largest fireworks display in North America and includes an air show that starts in the afternoon. Louisville gets a lot of out of town visitors for Thunder and attendance is usually over 650,000. Fireworks start at 9:30 PM from barges on the Ohio River and from one of our many bridges to Indiana. I watched the fireworks on TV and it was quite a show, however, just too cold for me. I don’t think I am giving a very good description of what goes on, however, as you probably guess, the next two weeks are party time in Louisville. BTW, yes I am a night owl! πŸ˜‰

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      • Hi Sue. This is amazing. I never heard of any of this before, except of course the Derby. Your description is fine, unless you mean the whole thing goes beyond description. Sounds like it! I don’t know what kind of owl I’ve become! I’m up since 4:30! And I have Church t’row..or today really. You’re very kind to send this and I’d enjoy discussing it further with you. But now, “To sleep, perchance to dream”! Goodnight and thanks again. See you in a few hours! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  9. Hey Mike – Thought you might enjoy this headline from The Weather Channel: “Rain, Wind Will Spread From Florida to New England as Low-Pressure System Moves Up East Coast Early Week”.

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