Jumble Answers for 05/04/2017

WERFE = FEWER

RIHDT = THIRD

VOTEMI = MOTIVE

GORJEG = JOGGER

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE FIRST TRAFFIC LIGHT EVER INSTALLED WAS POPULAR —

FEETHRMOTOGG = FROM THE GET-GO

Happy Thursday morning, my friends!  It was all green lights for me while cruising through the clue words this morning.  JOGGER would be my pick for the more difficult word of the group, so hopefully it didn’t cause a traffic jam for you.  I noticed two of the words had the -ER suffix (FEWER and JOGGER) but it wasn’t enough to cause me any problems so I headed south to the cartoon portion of my daily Jumble commute.  I didn’t attempt a blind solve this morning so I jotted down my clue letters and read the sentence and dialogue.  From the clue letters, I noticed THE immediately so I crossed it out.  GO seemed like a logical choice for the two letter word which led me to see GET.  Last but not least was FROM for the finish and now I could enjoy the cartoon.  Doing some research on traffic signals, the first electric traffic light was installed on August 5th, 1914 at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.  I assume that this is the corner we see in Jeff’s cartoon, and the clothing on the men pictured seems to match the period.  There is a hood ornament on the car on the left but I couldn’t figure it out what it was.  I’m sure someone will know and can fill us in (hopefully)!  Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow.  πŸ™‚πŸš¦

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77 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/04/2017

  1. Good morning, Mike, good morning Everyone. I was so sure that today we’d “C” (3-PO) ANAKIN but this puzzle. I thought a little “Peg O’ my DARTH”, a little OBI-“WAN-na hold your HAN”, a little “LEIA on me”…But, I open my paper to take a LUKE, and…SO-LO? No Stars…just cars? Happy Star Wars Day!

    Red light, green light, 1-2-3! 🚦 These were just way too easy!
    The words were a cinch today. Zip. To me, this puzzle is all about the cartoon. (Mike, notice the purple car-HA)! So many questions….Where are they? What year is this? Are those door handles in the right place? What is that hood ornament?….Wikipedia..?
    It’s clear, but very chilly here again this morning.
    Have a great day, and May the Fourth be With You! And I just heard on GMA that it’s International Firefighters Day. Here’s to real heroes! 🍷 πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • In my paper, the cars look dark gray and olive-drab. Maybe we do have ‘local color’, or maybe it’s just bad printing.
        I thought the first word of the clue was WITH, but the W wasn’t used. Wrote down the letters and saw the answer.
        Angela – “Peg-O’ My Heart”, Obvious Beatles, “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers?

        I actually have a pretty busy day by my standards with an actual appointment and everything (!),
        so may not post much today (Everyone breathes HUGH sigh of relief!). Angela – hope you have a great time at MSG and stay awake for the whole game — Go Rangers, make this a series!

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      • Hey Lefty. Bad printing. 3 for 3, but I wasn’t going to ask! I’m leaving around 3. Picked a bad day to go into the city though, because Trump’s coming in. The other doesn’t even want to drive (he can give road rage all new meaning)! He’s already in Brooklyn, so I’ll Uber there and then we’ ll Uber downtown and jump on the train a few stops. A Ranger game at the Garden? You’d have to be dead not to stay awake! I’m so psyched. Good luck with your appt. Look for me on the screens. I’ll be the one in the Mark Messier jersey! πŸ’ Go Rangers! πŸ’

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    • Angela, the rear doors with the handles in the front were refered to as “suicide” doors…….If you cannot figure out why imagine someone opening that rear door while the vehicle was speeding down the highway! It happened.

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      • Hey Harry. Good morning. I never knew this, I never heard the term..suicide doors.. It just looked so odd in the picture. I have to take notice in some old movies . I must have seen it before, but it never registered.. I got a slew of old pictures of my Grandfather and his cars. Maybe I’ll dig them out. Was it because of air flow? Thanks, you really do learn something every day. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Harry – I hadn’t considered your explanation, but it makes perfect sense. I always thought that the danger was that you would open the door to get out, and a car next to you would hit it. In that configuration, it could slam the door back into you instead of just ripping it off. Actually, I like your explanation better.

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      • Angela -My grandfather had a 1948 Plymouth with that configuration. You can Google for a picture. His next car was a 1960 Ford Galaxy from our local dealer – I know you’ll like this – “Notorantonio’s” .

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      • Lefty, Burning that midnight oil? Can’t sleep cause you’re so wired from that win? And , OMG! What a win! Yes, I will Google it. It’s on my list, this blog has given me so much to research. I have a question….The dealers name was: “Notorantonio”? How cool would it have been for him to call the dealership…”MOTORantonio’s”??? C”mion, you know you’re wishing you caught it first! πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • 11? Oh, right. Wait, Messier’s number again? Maybe I play the number today! Might help pay for all these renovations….πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Nope, happy you thought of it first (after all, after about 50 years, I wasn’t going to), and happy to leave credit with the Queen of Jumble Answers.

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      • LOL!!! I wish I could’ve been there! What a perfect situation for a full on pun! I really am a little too obsessed with puns,…Prob not healthy, huh? πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • There is no such thing as too many puns. That’s half the appeal of Jumble. My brother put me to shame; he was the ultimate.

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      • Steve, I think it’s a matter of opinion. I live for a good pun, (and a good Johnnie Walker Black)! LOL…but you’d be surprised how many times I hear…”Give it a rest”! (or maybe you wouldn’t)! .. I chalk it up to most of them going over his head. You work with what you got! HA. At least with your brother you had a worthy opponent! πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. Good morning, Mike. I love the way you think! LOL. Been meaning to ask you. There’s a commercial comes on here, branding Nellie’s Hens , free range eggs, from a farm in New Hampshire. For some reason, it only comes on during news programming, And the kicker? There’s no dialogue, just Bob Dylan singing , “All I Really Want To Do”. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems so bizarre. Have you seen the commercial? Do you, living there, know anything about it? Oddly disturbing! LOL…πŸ£πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I had asked Steve last night if he’d seen the commercial, because as a fellow music nut, this seems so offensive! But if you think you’ve seen another mention of it, maybe someone may have some background on it. I’ve never seen them, but I only use one supermarket. I’m going to look next time also. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Never heard of Nellies eggs, never heard of Blakes pot pies – you obviously need to get out more in your home state, my man! Did you ever go to Benson’s Wild Animal Farm in your youth?

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    • Ang…You can view that acommercial on FaceBook…. How much are those range free eggs per dozen? I just purchased 18 large eggs at Kroger and they were delish. Do they truly think free range eggs are a better egg?

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      • Harry, The only thing I’d know about “free range ” eggs would be the Free part! “Oh, buy 2 orange juices, get a free dozen eggs? Cool, I’m in”. I have no idea, better/worse. I’m with you, I think eggs are eggs. But, I just can’t get past this freaky commercial. Why is it only aired during news programming? And why New Hampshire eggs? It’s like a brainwashing tactic! I mean, you hear Bob Dylan, you pay attention….the man won a Nobel Prize, for Chr…t’s sake…and then an egg commercial? I’m so missing something…

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    • Just catching up on the comments. It took me some time to see FROM as the first word. I think the Dylan song was chosen because Nellie’s says their farms are about humane treatment of hens. The farmers just want to be “friends” with the hens.

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      • 🎢Sweet Caroline…🎢 Sorry this took so long. I’m at the Ranger game. Just ended. Friends with the hens, ok, I’m good with that. I just find it so odd..Bob Dylan? IDK. Maybe I’m just looking at it wrong. Maybe they should have used…”Lay Lady Lay”!!! LOL..Thanks and be well. πŸ£πŸ™‹πŸ» .

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      • Caroline and Angela – “Lay Lady Lay” – LLL? LOL!!!
        I hope the farmers don’t get *too* friendly with the hens, or we maybe recreating the “Chicken Lady” sketches from “Kids in the Hall”.

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      • Oh no, the Chicken Lady? Now that image is in my head…Please don’t let this be a precedent for today! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Angela – I sincerely hope you are asleep and read this tomorrow. A looong day for me, but all ok. Just finished watching Rangers on tape delay.
        NBCSN showed the celebrities at the game – missed you totally! Queen of Jumble Answers! Travesty! Didn’t see a single Mark Messier jersey.

        No shutout- too bad! He deserved it.
        Odd man rushes!
        No contest!

        Favorite moment – Extended version of “Miserlou” by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones with about 2 minutes to play in the second.
        And so to bed.

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      • Hey Steve, I don’t know if my servers out of whack, or I was just too crossed eyed to get the emails straight, but things are popping up that I swear weren’t there last night, or this morning..it’s all a blur! There were 2 of us there with the “Number 11”, well maybe more, but I saw one other guy. We gave each other that NY side eye and nod of the head…says it all! And yes, did my man Henrik deserve the the shut-out, definitely! I too caught myself thinking “Oh wow, no shut-out”…but then quickly recovered!…Like was I kidding? Damn near could have jinxed them! Greedy gets us nowhere! And, you know “Miserlou”., I sometimes think Beach Boys! Blaspheme, right? No comparison, I know. And then I always think “Pulp Fuction” which irks me tho, I never saw it all the way through. Didn’t like it. (Wanna laugh? Despite all my Star Wars puns y’day, I’ve never seen any Star Wars movies! Let’s face it, we all know about them, doesn’t mean we saw them! HA…Yea, I read the articles! LOL)! Final thought…I was there the night they retired Messier’s jersey. And I’m trying to think of the song they played when he came out. Bono, maybe? All I know is that just hearing the opening caused me to start crying. And then when he spoke…killed me. He cried too, who wouldn’t? That intro, unreal. I just remember it building up and the crowd going totally insane. I’m not even gonna look it up, I’m so tired, my eyes are on fire. You prob know what it is, if not you can look it up for me! HA…I wish the contractors weren’t here today, I can’t deal with the noise. And I gotta Cinco de Mayo in a few hours. Im so tired, I’m going to be more like Tres and Cuarto de Mayo I think! LOL…Even on empty, I still go for the gold! Later…πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Hi Caroline, Good morning! I have to say, when that song came into my head, I had to laugh! Thank you for the team sentiment. I screamed so much, I have no voice today! (A few family members and friends have already said what a welcome relief)! Have a great day! πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Angela and Caroline – It did occur to me that Dylan’s “All I Really Want To Do” is appropriate for the egg commercial because after all, it was also a big hit for The Byrds.

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      • HA! That’s a really good one! I’m giving you an 8.5,! You want to hear something wild? When I was trying to read up on it, you wouldn’t believe the number of people on various pages, that said, “Oh Dylan’s cover of the Byrds hit”! Gimme a break! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Sorry, can’t resist….🎢So, what’s the matter with kids today”? 🎢

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      • You tawkin’ to me? Uh oh…And you were doing so well! 1) Bye Bye Birdie. Classic. Big fan of Dick Van Dyke.
        2) You tawkin’ to me??? πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I should have said “old to them”, I suppose, and you’ re young compared to me, but then so is everyone (except Harry). My apologies, and I’m glad I’m not within whacking distance. πŸ™‚

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      • HA! We’re starting to sound like an Abbott and Costello routine! No worries! I’m just bandying back and forth with you! Anyway, I told you, there’s no old, just the Alternative Young! And why do you pick on Harry? It’s like poking the bear ! No offense, Harry, it just seemed to fit., she said sheepishly. Whacking distance? I’m Italian, I’m from Brooklyn…and you still want to go with whack? Not the best word ! LOL. We’re having torrential downpours here My iPhones ablaze with Accuweather Warnings about flooding all over the island and on the parkways. I wish I knew better how to put a picture in here ..(water almost to the types of cars ), but thankfully not in my area I’m supposed to be leaving for a Cinco de Mayo thing in a few hours, and it doesn’t look too good Maybe it’s for the best. Did you see what I told Caroline? I have hardly any voice left from screaming last night And the natives are saying it’s a welcome relief ! (Think Lauren Bacall with bronchitis )! … Thank God the men are leaving , they got here at 7, the noise is relentless. I may just have to drink those margaritas by myself ! LOL πŸΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I know, I had second thoughts after posting that; didn’t want to gross anyone out. That was the most disturbing series of comedy sketches I’ve ever seen, with Monty Python’s tribute to Sam Peckinpah a distant second.

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      • Good morning. She scared the C–P out of me! LOL….Put on your glasses…you got a lot of reading to do! πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  3. Good morning. The words were an instant read. Had them within fifteen seconds. I thought I was going to set a record but stumbled a little bit with the cartoon answer. Took a little time jumbling the words around. Had three of the words earlier but didn’t realize it. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  4. Solved all of the words with a quick scan. Never seen a puzzle where all four were so easily seen. The puzzle was pretty easy, too, but I did have to write down the letters to solve it.

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    • Ron, this is what I’m thinking. Because someone in England invented the very fist traffic light. It was gas lit, though, and manually operated. But, it used the words, “Proceed” and “Stop”, like the guy’s saying in the cartoon. We don’t say Proceed here. “What we have here, is a failure to communicate”! A traffic enigma! I sooooo have no time to be doing this, but it’s interesting. Plus I’ve been told I’m anal retentive and obsessive compulsive, so…LOL.

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      • Rita, The ball’s up in the air! The ball’s in Jeff’s (traffic) court…πŸ˜€ πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  5. I do remember reading about England’s first use of the two light system when I was researching this one. But I’m thinking I was more interested in drawing the cars than think about which way I had them driving. At least you all are looking at my drawings. That’s the most important part of the puzzle anyway. Right?

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  6. Hi, Mike et al, quick solve for me, too. I looked at the cartoon first & knew the answer immediately. JOGGER gave me a short pause.
    Three years ago I finished writing a book of 14 short stories about me that I wrote as my legacy to my family, had it published by the self-publishing company LifeRich sponsored by Reader’s Digest, purchased 100 copies, and began giving/mailing them to all family members first & then to friends who had said they wanted one. I titled it My Testimony, What God Has Done For Me. One day I Googled my name for fun & there was my book, for sale!
    Anyway, I have decided to get started writing my second book, which will be titled My Family, That God Gave to Me. For many years I have written/scribbled things my children/grandchildren have said or done in journals, spiral notebooks, etc. Now I will type those anecdotes into short stories. It will be a lot of work for me because I am not a natural like you, Mike. I spent 3 years writing, rewriting, & proofreading my first book. When I taught school for 25 years & taught creative writing along with everything else, I had only a few students in all who were naturals like you. Most of my precious little ones needed all the help, ideas, & encouragement I could give them to crank out some of the different kinds of writing I was required to teach them to do.
    Mike, when I was new & fretting about what I was supposed to write here, you told me to just write what was on my mind. I guess this was on my mind.
    Enjoy your day! See you tomorrow.

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    • You’re saying I’m a natural, Lelia?! I guess when a person has a passion for something, the words just tend to flow. That was my inspiration for this blog and it seems as though I’m not alone, yourself included. The fact that you taught creative writing is evident in the wording of all your responses to me as well as others. Your sentence structure is superb and your thoughts don’t ramble on like some of mine often do. I’d love a copy of your upcoming book when it’s completed and an autographed copy would be very much appreciated. 😊

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  7. Easy time again today which is okay with me. Thanks for mentioning the Chronicle article, Steve. I read David Talbot all the time. Did you perchance happen to read his book “The Season of the Witch” about San Francisco in the 1960’s? I thought it was a really good book and certainly described the times beautifully. David Talbot’s father was Lyle Talbot a film noir actor in the 1950’s. He was a very handsome man but often played the bad guy.

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  8. Steve, what a day! My phone rang off the hook. Yes, we still have an old-fashioned landline. Pharmacist called, daughter called to say that her new washing machine will be a week late in arriving & they need clean underwear, mom to the rescue, and we won a contest we never entered. How can they be so dumb?
    I want to thank you for saying, after the Beer Barrel Polka organ music at church, β€œYou gotta keep these stories coming. They’re priceless.” Mike has complimented my writing several times but at first I was not ready to start another book. Now I am but have gotten addicted to his web site. Angela expressed it beautifully when she said something about so not having time for this. That’s the way I feel but here I am.
    Thanks for telling me the funny things your Randy Hahn has said: calling our Phoenix Coyotes the Desert Dogs, calling the Lady Bing sportsmanship award the Lady Bing Bing award, fun!
    Telling me about our local Scottsdale boy Auston Matthews being a top NHL rookie and being drafted by Toronto might make me take an interest in ice hockey and watch our Phoenix Coyotes aka Desert Dogs.
    When I read to Jerry, β€œSo Jerry will go out to lunch with youβ€”once a year! Whatta guy!” he grinned & grinned. He is very comfortable in his own skin aka with his own beliefs and thinks teases are funny. Actually we’ve gone out together a lot lately because we ate out after all of his doctor apts and at Joshua’s 2 Sunday lunches I planned at our Mex. restaurant.
    Speaking of that, tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the heritage & culture of our Hispanic/ Mexican friends, which will entail a lot of food, beautiful colorful clothing, lively music, & dancing.
    Sorry this is so late. See you tomorrow when I hope to think of something funny.

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