Jumble Answers for 05/22/2017

PROEA = OPERA

DESYE = SEEDY

RILAPS = SPIRAL

SUREVS = VERSUS

CARTOON ANSWER:

HE WAS LATE FOR THE EXORCISM BECAUSE HIS CAR HAD BEEN —

OESEDSPRESS = REPOSSESSED

Good Monday morning my friends and welcome back to another week of Jumble fun!  OPERA gave me some pause right out of the gate, but we’ve seen it before and it came after a few extra seconds.  The rest of the words came instantly and I was at the cartoon in a flash.  Reading the cartoon dialogue and sentence, I had the answer immediately and didn’t bother writing out the clue letters.  Filling in the boxes, I ended up one letter short so I figured that I spelled it incorrectly.  Going back and writing out the clue letters, I did indeed miss that extra S and it was a quick fix but a delay nonetheless.  Overall an easy solve for a Monday with a great answer layout and fun cartoon of The Exorcist movie.  Did you find any details in Jeff’s drawing that made your head spin?  Nothing caught my eye, so let me know if you did.  Have a great Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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93 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/22/2017

  1. Didn’t need my old SPIRAL notebook to RITE anything down today, although spiral did have my head spinning. Perhaps the padre could have used a LYFT to get to his destination. (Any context for Regan?)

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      • Hey Mike, Good morning. The year after this movie came out, people actually began naming their daughters Regan. What? They were hoping for a child like this? πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Woman to husband: “Oh, we’re having a girl! How ’bout we name her Regan, after that head-spinning, bile-spewing, devil possessed wretch of a child”?…Husband, in response…”Oh, we’re going with your side of the family…”? 😡 πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • ❀️ LOL. I got some sleep last night! HA Round Table tonight. Need that A game! But think about it. I mean how did those conversations go back then, to make people decide to name their child this? I remember after hearing about it. I was like..HUH? πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Are you taking the ‘A’ train with your ‘A’ game? I heard that Lawrence Welk once did an intro something like,
        “Anna now, the great Duke Ellington song, ‘Take a Train!’ ” πŸ™‚ Really, outta here.

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      • Have you ever seen the A train???? What part of outa here am I missing? LOL. I’m outa here…I still have to go a few rounds with the punching bag! Although this’s been a good warm up! The pressure’s relentless. I’m ‘gonna try for the KO! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Funny you should mention that. When I looked at the picture, I first thought President Reagan, then Reagan Airport. The caption indicated the movie, and confirmed my suspicion that I was misspelling it anyway.

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      • LOL. That reading’ll get you every time. Remember on Cheers when Norm asks Diane something like, “What’re reading? Book”? I can’t remember the exact wording, but I still laugh thinking about it. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Never saw “Cheers”, only read about it! πŸ™‚ It was one of the SF Chronicle’s Herb Caen’s favorite shows.

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      • WHAT??? Never saw Cheers? It had it all…Baseball, Boston, bars, ( A bit of redundancy there, no)? LOL. Easily one of TV’s classics. I hurt for you, you have no idea what you’ve missed. You should try to get it all. And since you’d be looking for it on tape, you’d probably find it at a good price. Seriously, look into it. Coach alone will give you hours of material. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. Good morning. Another nice Monday puzzle. Spiral and Versus took an extra five minutes to get. After writing down the letters and reading the cartoon the answer jumped right out. Off to a good start for the week. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  3. The puzzle was a relief after yesterday, though I did back into Opera.
    Mike, I just finished reading Lelia’s extraordinary 83-page book of short stories about her life, which you asked me to comment on. The stories, fourteen in all, range from the harrowing experience of hydroplaning to the ordinary one of buying a new car. In each chapter, Lelia expresses her thankfulness to God for the many ways he has helped her in particular circumstances. Though I am not a religious person, I was very impressed with Lelia’s deep faith and her desire to give her testimony for the benefit of her family and others.

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    • Had to look at versus a couple of minutes; knew the answer by looking at cartoon. We like to go to the “Grand Old Opry”” but not a fan of “opera.” Enjoy the day! 🌞

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      • I’m with you, Sue. ….Give me Nashville before Naples. “Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian..” Not sure who said it, Caruso, the Dixie Chicks, Yogi Berra…?? πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • 🎡Nashville cats, play clean as country water
        Nashville cats, play wild as mountain dew 🎡

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      • 🎢 “Everyone is a yellow Sun Record from Nashville And up North ‘ain’t nobody buys them. And I said..BUT I WILL…”🎢 RIP Sam Phillips.

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      • 🎡Yeah, there’s thirteen hundred and fifty two
        Guitar cases in Nashville
        And any one that unpacks his guitar can play
        Twice as better than I will 🎡

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      • 🎢 Musical proverbial knee-high…. ” Steve, give me a few minutes, I have to take care of something..

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      • I am. Talk about Nashville Cats. End of the first.
        One of my favorite lines, I was just thirteen you might say I was a musical proverbial knee-high.
        Don’t get me started on favorite lyrics!
        I also have to do some stuff – I’ll try to get back later. Cheers! πŸ™‚

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      • Yep. Mine too. I still have the four horsemen here watching the game. Then they cook. Fasten your seatbelt, the game is epic. Enjoy” πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • John Sebastian – what a sweet, honest, loving man. How did he come
        out of New York? His peers must have thought he was a schmuck, but
        he persisted!
        Here’s a quote for you – movie, and I paraphrase:
        “You were a schumck in high school; you’re still a schmuck. But maybe that’s not a bad thing; maybe that’s how you stay so open.”

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      • You’re right, that was too harsh. What I meant was, how could he SURVIVE NY with his innocence intact? The city is tough – it almost killed John Phillips “I used to live in New York City🎡”, and even a sophisticated world-weary brilliant guy like Paul Simon wrote “Oh, I just got out in the nick of time”. Wimps like me can’t take the aggression.
        Ok, will post this PM.

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  4. Good morning, Mike. Good morning, Everyone.. “Made your head spin”…? Early on a Monday morning? I give you 12 out of 10! Come on, be honest, how wide was that DEVILish grin when you thought of that one? SINfully delicious! The cartoon, as always, an artistic delight. But, that man (I’m figuring it’s a man, because what woman out there would RELIGIOUSLY wear the same color)…that man wielding the brush? Even the good Father has DONned a purple raincoat? Listen, we all know a man of the cloth sticks with basic black! The puzzle itself, I’m with you…easy, breezy. I thought Spiral thrown in was a cute touch…And the song for today should be…🎢 “Twist and Shout” 🎢
    Wishing us all a day free from evil! πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š
    PS. I know this may seem sacrilegious, but whenever I see this still from The Exorcist, I start thinking …🎢 “Singin’ In The Rain” 🎢….It’s raining here too. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • LOL..Mike, you were by omitting the “…….” I say go bold with a good one like that. Save the subtlety for say… Crazy town banana pants..You know phrases like that. πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • head spin – not subtle to those of us who are already warped, saw it instantly. Never got the ‘banana pants’ reference simply because I’ve never seen the Spiderman movies.

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      • I’ve never seen a Spiderman movie either. I’ve never seen the Exorcist. I just read about these things…..πŸ™ˆ πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I was waiting for that. You never disappoint in catching inconsistencies. πŸ™‚ I also reserve the right to violate my Prime Directive. “A foolish consistency ..” eh?

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      • LOL. ‘Gotta keep you on your toes. 🎢🎢🎢Anticipation….🎢🎢 Yep, that’s me….Wait for it…Consistent. (And I don’t know this Prime Detective you keep referring to). ?? πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Wayyy Carly Simon. Never saw Rocky Horror Picture Show, but I did read something….πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Or possibly a ketchup commercial 😦 I’m outta here for awhile. Good luck at Round Table Pizza tonight (this has been an unpaid advertisement).

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      • Pizza? You go, get some rest! LOL I’m leaving you with a treasure trove of material! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I thought it was “Felix Frankfurter”, but when I Googled that, I got the Supreme Court justice! DUH!

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      • Oh Steve…Really. Take deep breaths, it’ll pass. Get some rest. If Mike’s up tonight, you’ll never survive! ROTFL πŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • “Twist and Shout” by the Isley Brothers originally, but if you want to stick with Beatles’ cover versions I’d have to go with “She’s Got the Devil in Her Heart”. 🎡

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      • Isley Brothers? Beatles? ?? I was just thinking about last Saturday night…πŸ˜‚ 🎢 No, she’s an angel sent to me….🎢. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • “Stigmata in the Rain…”? We are dealing with Catholic here…Boy, talk about irREVERENT! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  5. Off to a good start this week. Like you, Mike, I paused for a few seconds on “opera” but it revealed itself without to much effort. No problem with the cartoon solution. In my paper the priest has on a grey coat and the lady’s blouse is pink. Happy Monday everyone.

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    • Glad you mentioned that, Betty (we have the same paper, folks). Angela sent me a link to a color site, and indeed our colors are very muted and the coat is grey, not blue or purple.
      Off-topic; about those strawberries – I talked with Karen Lucero on Sunday, and they haven’t been to SF yet. Their planting was delayed by all the rain and mud, so the supplies are a bit low. They will be at the Ferry Building later. She’s a small older woman with straight long hair and I mentioned you, so tell her Steve sent you and I bet she will dump a bunch of extra berries in your basket.

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      • Trust me, the good Father is clad in purple. The woman, yes, some shade of dark pink. Always the same color palette. We know our barn animals, wild animals, and our colors. I know my palette. I drink wine…..I have a very good palate. πŸ–ŒπŸ–πŸ· πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  6. Hi Mike et al! Reading the cartoon question, my first thought was that I would not spend much time on this one having never seen the movie but was done in a flash. Quickest solve for me in a while.
    Enjoy your day! See you tomorrow.

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    • Hi Lelia –
      One of the comics I read (Super-Fun-Pak Comix) was teasing its readers today by saying that if you still read comic strips, you may like these other obsolete forms of entertainment, and mentioned Victrolas.
      In the comments, someone said:
      “Victrolas are all very well and good, but there’s a lot of great music that’s only been released on cylinders:
      http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php
      It’s got some great pictures of wax cylinders.

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  7. Caroline, thank you so much for purchasing and reading my book. Thank you for your prompt, wonderful review. Thank you for your compliment using the word extraordinary. I agree with Mike that you express yourself in writing really well. You surely made my day!!

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  8. Had the puzzle solved before the words and solved those too quickly,! When I checked my work, I didn’t have the correct letters. That happens when one misspells “pliars”! MY head was spinning until my wife, the ESL student, took a quick glance and declared the correct word, spiral”. DUH!!

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    • John, LOL…The pliars were last week with the dentist jokes….ESL student right here, you know born and raised in Brooklyn. Instead of pre school,…πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ» .

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  9. Steve, thank you for your link, which I was able to use with my new Google Chrome, to the pictures of wax cylinders. After I saw them, I took another trip through this huge house and there was mine in the guest room with antique furniture in the lawyer book case that contains antique books, some antique school stuff including the bell my great grandmother rang to call her students in from recess, and the most antique thing of all, a picture of me as a child. My memory had taken liberties with the truth in describing my cylinder to you. It looks exactly like the black one in the picture and is exactly 4 inches tall. As you mentioned, it does look like a miniature Pringles can open on both ends. I can see and feel the tiny grooves on the outside. Until I saw that picture, I had no idea there was writing around the top edge. Mine says, β€œWHEN THE GREEN LEAVES TURN TO GOLD E SPENCER & VAN BRUNT”. Why can’t I say thank you without writing a book?

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  10. Steve, you suggested that it might be a squirrel or rat destroying Jerry’s finch feeders. We have no tree squirrels, but after examining one of them this morning and the tooth mark patterns, he has decided that the culprit is one of our adorable little ground squirrels that fill their cheeks with bird food and scurry into their holes. At nesting time, they help themselves to the edges of our newspaper, hence his knowledge of their tooth marks. All we have to do is stop hanging the feeders in a thick bush that the ground squirrels climb around in and put them on an arm of the free-standing metal bird feeder holder thingy.

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  11. Thanks, Steve for the information about the Lucero strawberries and how kind of you to mention me to Karen Lucero. If I’m lucky enough to get to the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market when they strawberries do arrive across the Bay, I will be sure to tell her Steve, a Jumble Buddy, from Oakland recommended me.

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  12. Am I the only one who came up with pareo rather than opera? It fouled me up for a minute but the answer came without too much difficulty. I thought that the cartoon was particularly clever today.

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    • Hey Marlene, I think you may be. and that’s a great word, too. But you must have just known the answer, because the letters with pareo wouldn’t form the word. The cartoon and the dialogue were perfect! .πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  13. #JUMBLEANSWERSAFTERDARK
    One of the more absurd promos I’ve heard – during the game
    “NBC where high society meets top velocity – the Monaco Grand Prix”.
    Also, 3 minutes left in game – WTF? “What the Fish?”
    Nashville Cats, indeed! with #JUMBLEANSWERSMOJO, it was inevitable.

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    • I never saw these…you changed the thread. I told you the game was epic. THAT was a hockey game . You thought I’d say something, huh? I wouldn’t do that and ruin it for you. High Society…Frank Sinatra movie? HA. Yea, you could be right Mojo…So you’re ok with the outcome? I remember the LECTURE you gave after I said..”You guys…” The gavotte? The Carly Simon connection, yes, that’s a coincidence! You really do read a lot. And then it starts to get like the six degrees of separation, right?

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  14. Found on the UCSB site that I told Leila about, about wax cylinder recordings. Can you believe the coincidences today?
    Wang’s gavotte. Issler’s Orchestra. U.S. Phonograph Co.: [catalog number unknown]. [1893?].

    The musical Wang opened in 1891, was revived in 1892, and had its most successful run in 1904. Even though it was set in Siam, the show was basically a blend of comic opera and burlesque. It also included a gavotte, which was particularly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The gavotte originated as a French folk dance. It was performed by crossing the feet twice for each step, followed by a hop. In the United States, the gavotte took many forms, musically and in terms of steps and formations. Over time, it also took on an undeserved air of pretension as evidenced by the Ascot Gavotte in My Fair Lady and the lyric in the Carly Simon song You’re So Vain:β€œYou had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte.” As evidenced by this lilting confection, gavottes were informal, up tempo, and fun.

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    • Not to mention your quote of Cheers “Watcha reading? Book?” only days after Lt. Bookman.
      By the way, that’s got to be the lamest pickup line since the Jumble puzzle with the guy at the carwash!
      Hey, wouldn’t “Enjoy the nothing” have been an EXCELLENT tag line or signiff for Seinfeld?

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  15. No, see, it’s not just coincidence, it’s the 6 degrees. Kind of like what we do at the Luigi Board. You follow the puns, and segue from one subject to the other. Tonight was a bust. Everybody’s phone started going off with news alerts about the bombing. No one felt like joking like fools after hearing that. πŸ’” How heartbreaking. That’s why they all ended up back here, these people don’t know the meaning of early night. I went to sleep. They locked up and set the alarm because I’m alone now! Tell you about how they 🎢”shot me down”🎢 later. And no, it wasn’t a pick up line, ..you really haven’t seen Cheers, huh? Norm, Diane? No, no, no. And your memory is right on point. Kudos. And yes, it would be an appropriate tag line. A good one too. I hate all this on the news, 20 something fatalities, πŸ’” So much hatred in the world. I’m gonna do the Jumble and have a cup of coffee.I think I covered all your posts, you’re hard to keep up with. I threw you what I thought was a good opening today…Palette/Palate…guess it didn’t fly, Later. ciao. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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    • Just wrapping up loose ends before I go out
      How nice to have friends you can trust so completely. I envy you that.
      No, I knew you wouldn’t tell the score, I trust you. The 3 hour difference gets in the way of continuous posting, sometimes interferes with my night routine, that’s why I had to just wrap everything up late(for me).
      Missed Palatte; was that yesterday’s today, or today’s today? I haven’t seen today’s yet.
      Fine with Nashville – no love lost for rival Ducks. They deserve it.
      Movie line – Jack Nicholson to Art Garfunkle in “Carnal Knowledge”.
      Will post a reply to John Sebastian post, then gone till (your) afternoon

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      • Listen, I hear you. I don’t know what day it is anymore! My friends, yes I’m blessed there. We all have one another’s backs. And keys! LOL. Remember that Seinfeld episode? LOL Dead Ducks! Good! I really have to do something about this sleep issue, tho. It’s not normal. Anyway, gave a good day. Catch you later. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I learned one thing listening to the hockey announcers this season — it is possible for both Ducks and Penguins to implode! Who knew? Must be a bird thing. πŸ¦† πŸ¦† 🐧 🐧.

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      • It’s because they have too much time on their hands. The action isn’t spread out evenly enough. You know like life! πŸ˜‚

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      • Someone who likes baseball can’t complain about unevenly spread out action. When either Igor Larionov or Sergey Federov was with the Red Wings (yet more birds!), they took him to a baseball game. His comment afterwards was “Do they even have to take a shower?” πŸ™‚
        Interesting – the Penguin emoji shows up differently on the website and in gmail. I always assumed they were universal, but I guess some apps have their own interpretations. That could be dangerous!

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      • Yeah, you know, I’m dropping that now. It’s no longer funny or relevant. That was just my self-imposed rule that I felt self-conscious wasting other people’s space, time and bandwith with a post whose only reason for existence was to say “yes, I got the joke”.

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