Jumble Answers for 05/17/2017

SUYFS = FUSSY

EYEND = NEEDY

DIRZWA = WIZARD

EBELET = BEETLE

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE PEOPLE ON THE PLATFORM WAVING TO THE DEPARTING TRAIN WERE —

SSYNEARDBTE = “BYE – STANDERS”

Happy Wednesday everyone!  No trouble with any of the clue words this morning, although BEETLE caused me to pause for a couple of seconds.  We’ve seen WIZARD recently so that was probably the easiest of the bunch.  With all of the clue words solved, it was full steam ahead to the cartoon!  When I read the cartoon sentence, I had a feeling that BYE would be the 3-letter word in the solution.  Writing out the letters, BYE was there leaving STANDERS for an instant solve and a quick finish to another great Jumble.  Looking at the cartoon, Jeff gave us two great clues to figure out the locomotive’s location.  The first was the sign on the train that said “Nickel Plate Road” and the second was the station sign of “Fishers”.  Not being a train enthusiast, I had to google both clues together to come up with Fishers, Indiana.  Hopefully our friends near that location can give us some insight into it’s history and importance.  Enjoy your day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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90 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/17/2017

  1. Good morning, Mike, good morning, Everyone. Great pic, Mike. Easy, breezy, right on TRACK for a Wednesday puzzle. Nothing to be aFREIGHT of here! FUSSY, a word you don’t hear/see very often. Today, we double our pleasure, double our fun: 2 PB & J’s (Purple Blondes, drawn by Jeff)! Love the cartoon, and the history behind it. Only oddity: is the woman on the train wearing a baseball cap? So wayyyyy back in the day? What is the LOCOmotive there? Hoping everyone keeps their TRAIN of thought throughout the day! 🚞 πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. At first I blanked on the answer but then saw stand and the rest followed. Mike, I think it’s possible Fishers might refer to Fishers, NY, a hamlet not too far from Rochester. It’s said to have the second oldest railroad building in the US. There’s also a really good breakfast place – Fishers Station.

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  3. I also had no problems with the clue words, But had to stop and think about the spelling for beetle. After studying the cartoon and looking at the quotes, I thought I had “a no-writing day.” But the answer eluded me so I had to write the letters out. The answer came almost immediately. Three clue words with double letters seems a little unusual but I am new to this site. Thanks for the geographical background on Fishers and look forward to more info on the history.

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    • Failed on solution, too tired to think! Live right next to Fishers Indiana but know not a drop of history connected to the railroad or depot. There used to be a train club of sorts that maintained an engine and a hand full of cars that annually ran that train back and forth to the State Fair in Indianapolis. It is located in Noblesville Indiana and ran through Fishers. Probably 15 miles one way. I rode it once and it was hot, dirty, loud and to my way of thinking a tad expensive. Has not run for some time now. Fishers is now about 90,000 people and is the fastest growing community in Indiana. I hope that helps

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      • Hi Harry. Good morning. Where’ve you been? “Hot, dirty, loud …and a tad expensive “. …Like when you visited NY that time! LOL. (See, I❀️remembered)! πŸ—½πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Ha! What a great line! See, that’s why our baseball stuff goes here and not on facebook!
        Mike, Angela, here’s a link to,a great story about a guy who was at both the recent Reds/Giants 17-inning walkoff, *and* the 16-inning 1-0 Willie Mays walkoff on July 2, 1963. Let me know if the link doesn’t work and I’ll get it to you somehow else. I’m off to shop for a couple hours, cheers!

        http://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/article/A-Willie-Mays-Buster-Posey-connection-11151088.php?t=018b3cf3bf

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      • Steve, Good morning. Baseball, yes, we love. But, today’s topics are Trains, Indiana, and Food may be the Caboose. Please keep on track. We know, it’s early there. We’ll make an exception. πŸ˜…πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Steve, Thanks, this is really good. But, what’re the odds? Both games? ..And then the poor guy misses both highlights? You can’t make this stuff up. This would make a good movie. “Field of Seems…”! βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Angela and Lelia – You tell me that “today’s topics are Trains, Indiana, and Food ” and then you post a Dentist joke? But since you gave me the opening I do have a food-related item that I will post later. I was going to apologize for,going off-topic, but then I realized that after reading about okra, chicken livers, gizzards, and Fried Bicycle Tire, I feel I have carte blanche to post just about anything on food!

        Oh, and I think you guys set a record today for number of posts before 10 AM PDT.

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      • Steve, you’re not following in order of post time. The dentist joke was YANKED OUT! It was crossing the INVISALIGN! After that I put in the disclaimer regarding topics. And now Food’s “off the table ” , ( Jeez I’m on a roll..oh, roll, another one)! because you bring up unsavory (!) items. This is a Plethora of Puns Post! And you’re right, the comments this morning were wayyyyyy ahead of SCHEDULE….( The Roubd Table Boys will be buying my drinks tonight)!!! LOL. πŸ˜…πŸ˜… πŸ™‹πŸ».

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      • I would be interested to hear whether any of your Round Table friends are Monty Python fans.
        (Out here in the sticks, Round Table means you’re going out for bland pizza).

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      • One, but c’mon, we’re not bigots. We still let him sit at the table with us, as long as he eats with the fork. Oh, and wears shoes. Look up what they originally called themselves, GREATEST of puns. We’ve adopted it. We first went with The Board, for Sinatra, (are you bowing your head)? , but then we took that name. Especially after 🎢 Louie, Louie” joined. And while you’re at it, look around for the High Five emoji, because after that Plethora post, it’s the least you could give me! (I’m in Home Depot, it could be the paint fumes….) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Yes, the plethora post was great; I’m in awe. Ask your friend about the pet-conversion sketch, WRT Leila changing “one pig” into PIGEON.

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      • Ok, ok, let’s not get carried away now. No need for awe; just like you know, an Attaboy, or a SWEEEEEEEET or something. LOL. . Sorry, I don’t know what WRT means, and I’m not sure about bringing up pet-conversion in a conversation. Just how would one segue into that anyway?? The imagery alone is scaring me a little. Did you see I propped you on the baseball article.? You really think he didn’t mind? I’d be right at the wailing and the gnashing! “Field of Seems”…’Poor guy, it’s kinda sad, no? And what’s the round tables and pizza connection? I didn’t catch that one either….My God, it’s hot out here. Nothing like a Home Depot parking lot on a hot afternoon! πŸŒžπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I thought I heard that they considered “Owl-Stretching-Time” as a name, but I doubt that’s what you meant -please tell me.

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      • You got this thing with wildlife, huh? What’s up with that? LOL. I gave you a hint, too 🎢Louie, Louie🎢 They had a waiter named Luigi. They called themselves, Wait For It…LUIGI BOARD! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Mike, now I’m confused. (I told you, it doesn’t take much…that TRAIN of thought thing)! I meant the ‘fishing for a compliment’ post for Harry…Unless I just got the boxes mixed up. .I swear these reply boxes should come color-coded. I got dibs on PURPLE! The posts are coming fast and furious so far this morning…Crowded, like the A TRAIN. . God, you guys have no idea…Talk about ‘Hot..dirty..loud…”! πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ».

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      • Harry, isn’t that the only kind? Natural and talented? πŸ˜€ (And to think it’s only 10:15 in the morning)! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  4. That would be Fishers Indiana. I knew Harry would know. Way back when, Fishers was on the Nickle Plate rail line. Now the city has become an amusement park. No charm, just every chain restaurant and store you can think. But it has great schools and has been a good place to raise my kids. Until it’s time to move (when the kids are out of school), we’ll just keeping chugging along here.

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  5. No problem with the clue words today. “Bye” appeared right away and standers just fell into place. Thanks for the railroad history lesson, Mike & Jeff. Happy Wednesday everyone.

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  6. You guys are oh so punny. 🀣
    The words were very simple, but with no disrespect intended, the solution was a bit of a stretch. I guess you get used to this guy after a while and you figure out how his mind works.
    Peace out.

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    • The puns are a large part of the appeal of Jumble.
      The quotation marks are an indication that the answer is a stretch, i.e. not a literal spelling of the expected answer. Cheers! πŸ™‚

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    • Hey Denny, we try! But it’s really not that much of a stretch. It’s all in the cartoon. The people are all waving Goodbye, hence the BYE. (Hence, did I just say hence)? Plus the word ‘Departing ‘. And the wording states’ ” the people on the platform”.., they’re left STANDing on the platform. You just have to step out of the box a little. As for thinking you’re being disrespectful, HAVE you read some of these comments??!!! LOL. βœŒπŸ»οΈβœŒπŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  7. Hi Mike et al, I woke at 6 a.m, sat up too fast, and gave myself a horrible case of vertigo with dizziness, inability to walk, nausea, & cold sweats. It lasted only 6 hours, so here I am.
    I LOVED the train cartoon; brought back so many memories. We moved to Arizona by train when I was about 15. I remember saying, β€œWhen we stepped off that train in Arizona, I felt like I had just been thrown into a furnace!” Then from Arizona, we traveled by train to visit in Arkansas until we bought a car. Then I visited my dad in Houston by train for years.
    Reading the cartoon first, I guessed they were β€œbye standing” but when I saw two s’s in β€œfussy” I knew that it would be β€œbye standers.”
    Mike, what do you think of me being such a loyal commenter that I show up still a little dizzy? I rode our indoor scooter in here to my computer.
    Steve, as I scrolled down the comments I saw that you will run a cardiologist joke past me. Bring it on.
    I wish a wonderful late afternoon & evening to all. See you tomorrow.

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      • LOL! It’s great, I love it! No groan at all! I’m so glad you’re feeling better! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • Hi Lelia – that sounds like what my wife had all last week. She’s been much better this week, and I hope you are too. I was hesitant to post a heart joke without knowing how Jerry’s tests were doing, afraid of being inappropriate, certainly don’t want to cause any offense or pain. I’m sympathetic to that also because in the past couple of years my wife had two episodes of serious but (fortunately) temporary cardiomyopathy which completely resolved. Joke later if you still want (after all this, probably won’t live up to the buildup, but it *might* make Jerry laugh if I’m lucky).

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    • Hi Lelia! Sorry that I haven’t had time to comment much as of late. Your dedication is admirable and we all enjoy hearing from you, but please don’t type if you’re still dizzy! At least you were on the scooter for balance so that makes me a little more optimistic for a speedy recovery. Your stories are always interesting and I love all of thought that you put into each and every one. Tell Jerry that I’m thinking positive thoughts for his tests! Be well and talk soon. 😊

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      • Mike, wow! I think your complimentary comments to me made me well! Thank you for every word! Also, after one more one-hour nap, I am now walking fine. We will get the results of Jerry’s routine testing next Tuesday.
        What has our hard-working man been doing that has kept him busy lately? Last spring/summer you transformed part of your basement into a wonderful office. Now I am going to guess what you’re up to this spring. First guess, the other half of your basement. Second guess, Trex Deck. Third, you are bottling your first batch of honey while trying not to get stung by the bees. Fourth, you are planting a vegetable garden. Fifth, you are searching yard sales for scrabble tiles. Sixth, none of the above. Sorry, I like to guess.
        Thanks again for your comments to me, daily blogs, comments to others , etc.

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  8. Ok, Lelia, my long awaited, vastly over-hyped joke. Don’t ask me to explain it πŸ™‚

    Cardiologist to patient’s husband: “Your wife has acute angina”.
    Husband: “I know that, but how’s her heart?”

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    • Steve, even with much explaining, Jerry did not get your joke. I thought it was a cute witticism. It was not inappropriate for him because he doesn’t have angina; however, if he did have it, it would be cute. lol
      If your precious wife does have even a touch of vertigo, I hope it goes away soon because it brings your life to a screeching halt. The longest I’ve ever had it is 2 days, but our minister had it for a month & could do nothing but lie in bed. It has something to do with something getting out of whack in your ear. I usually get up very slowly to prevent it, but not today.

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      • Since you liked Dragonnet, you may enjoy this. Not as brilliant as Stan Freberg, but an interesting collection of *early* rock song snippets to tell a story:

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      • This is aces! Such innocence back then, huh? But it’s an amazing compilation of music. Kudos! πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  9. Angela, Lelia – my food related item from this morning:
    When I went grocery shopping this morning, they had “Purple haize” purple asparagus for sale, complete with a purple-colored swirly-font label. So I composed this
    Food for the Summer of Love Anniversary:
    “Purple haize, at Safeway now.
    Glad I didn’t see a purple cow!
    Piss smells funny, but I don’t know why.
    ‘scuse me, while I steam this guy.”

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    • Steve, You know, we just got back. They’re upstairs watching the Penquins game, banging on the floor!( I just checked, I can see why). I’m stuffed, and my side hurts from laughing so much at tonight’s nonsense. But, uh…I don’t think there’s much to worry about…With all due respect, and the utmost sincerity, please don’t take offense…YADA, YADA, YADA….this don’t fly. And I say that fondly! LOL…We have to work on this. So, here’s the Mets, bottom of the 11th…the 11th…Full count…and maybe you turn around to adjust your chair…and Voila! Out of the park. And you ‘gotta give it to him, beautiful hit, , beautiful follow through…I can’t. We lost the whole road trip, right? We’re ‘dyin here. And then you have to watch the greet at home plate like it’s Game 7 of the World Series? 🎢Oh what a night…🎢. So, stand up comedy, not so much, …but did you say you can cook? ..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Just a check-in before I check out.
        Headline: Penguins implode. I didn’t know they could do that!
        Mets ugh, Sox Yea!.
        Cooking – no. Steaming vegetables is about my limit.
        “What a night” – Frankie Valli?
        Cheers till tomorrow, over and out.

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  10. I was going for like a “Oh no” kind of doom sound re: the joke. Not family friendly! Today me and Harry got ‘admonished’ by Mike for going a little on tilt.. I said he must be asleep not to catch yours. Anyway, i guess no harm, no foul. Glad all is ok. Sorry to read about your wife’s,ailments. Goodnight, Gracie πŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • I understand, but that’s why I was reluctant to post it, and waited for the FCC-declared late night #JUMBLEANSWERSAFTERDARK time. You and Harry were going at it during the Saturday morning kiddie cartoons! Nevertheless, we will all step back from the invisible line.

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      • Good morning. Six of one…six of one…I was worried for Lelia.. I really hope she dud the get it. Kiddie cartoons! HA. And, y’day I used INVISALIGN… A tooth pun! LOL.

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      • I saw what you did there πŸ™‚ I think Leila got it and Jerry didn’t, but I just want to drop the whole subject right now.

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