Jumble Answers for 05/27/2017

BLACE = CABLE

RAWEY = WEARY

GREDDE = DREDGE

PLAWOL = WALLOP

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN THE CARTOONISTS SKETCHED PEOPLE IN THE COMIC SHOP, THEY —

CAEWRDRDWO = DREW A CROWD

Good Saturday morning and I hope your long weekend is off to a fantastic start!!!  DREDGE was the most difficult word for me today.  No matter how many times I looked at it, all I saw was “degree”.  A few minutes of self-jumbling did the trick and I moved right along to my favorite part, the cartoon!  I was SHOCKED when I saw that the setting was a comic shop, and what a delightful surprise it was!  There’s no better place to visit on a Wednesday morning when new books hit the stands and you get the next installment of a wonderful story.  With top notch art and a weaving tale of suspense and intrigue, what’s not to love about comics!  SKETCHED was the key word in the sentence and looking at my clue letters, I found “draw” first.  CROWD came next leaving me an E.  With a quick switcheroo (yes it’s a word!) of the A in draw to an E, I had the solve and could finally admire what has become my favorite cartoon to date.  In a unique twist, Jeff drew himself being the sitter while his likeness along with his beloved Wilco t-shirt where transformed into a cherished keepsake.  Oh what I wouldn’t do to be featured in one of his cartoons!  I’ll have to wait until the cartoon is published online so I can zoom in and gobble up all the delectable details of the comics in the background — the newspaper version just doesn’t do this piece justice!  Count on a close up sometime mid-morning, and until then, enjoy the start of summer and I’ll see you tomorrow!  😉

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70 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/27/2017

  1. Good morning, Mike, good morning, Everyone. Mike, This one is REALLY for you! We have some good words for a Saturday morning! Nothing BLASÉ about it! NOT…But for the record, I do like the word BLASÉ! Just so laid back! LOL. I think we’ve seen words 1-3 before, but is WALLOP new? Not a word heard that often. Either way, easy breezy. The solution: Sketched=Drew, Long line=Crowd. The people lined up, the cartoonists DRAWing…Solved! But then… this amazing cartoon! First, we have the cartoonist in front seeming a bit PENsive. He’s FACEd with a dilemma… “Is that a smile, or are you just really happy to see me”? A little too much ANIMATION on that mans face. Then the Richard Nixon look alike cartoonist in the middle? What’s wrong with this PICTURE? He’s not SKETCHing the kids, he’s DOODLing some sort of stick figures! I’m DRAWing a blank! And finally, the last cartoonist? Is Jeff CELebrating a birthday? Is there an elephant in the room? Isn’t that him sitting in the back, in his Wilco tee shirt? (Being drawn by a blonde woman in a purple top-what are the odds)? And depicted in his SKETCH playing a guitar? And he even waited in line to get in? I don’t know what to think….! I’m DRAWing a LINE in the sand!
    So, Mike, will this cartoon become indisPENsable to you? Do you plan to FRAME it?
    Wishing Us all a PICTURE perfect day! 🖌✏️🖍 🙋🏻

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    • Hey Angela, hope you’re feeling better.
      When Davie Bowie’s “Golden Years” came out, nobody could understand the line that the online sites now claim says “Come get up my baby.” I thought it sounded like “Come WALLOP the baby”, which my friends thought was amusing.

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      • Thanks, I’m getting there. He said whop whop a lot in that song, remember? Maybe that’s why you heard the phrase as wallop? ..IDK, It’s a stretch! Never really a fan. 🙋🏻

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  2. Angela, you are amazing and I’ll forgo any attempt at witticisms today! Words and solution came easily with no need for a “sketching” pen or pencil. Not sure why no hang ups on dredge or wallop, just got lucky I guess. Have a great weekend all.

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    • Good morning, kind Sir. And thank you. You are way too kind. But wasnr that y’day? 🎶”Amazing Grease…”🎶 LOL. Don’t underestimate your word prowess, it’s more than luck. After I posted, I thought of INKling and I was so bummed! Would have been a 10 pointer! I wasted so much time trying to come up with a pun for pencil, that I didn’t even look any further. The forest for the trees! Thank you again, and I hope you have a great day! 🖍🙋🏻

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  3. Good morning. Found today’s puzzle rather easy. Just had to correct my spelling on dredge. At first I had (who knows why) dregde. Wallop was an instant read. The cartoon took an extra five minutes because I put the g in instead of d. Brain freeze caused me extra time. All in all real easy day. Happy memorial day to all. Till tomorrow stay well.

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  4. Hi Ron, good morning. I’m wondering if the three cartoonists Jeff drew are comic book illustrators that he’s familiar with. That would tie it together. And it was like a promo thing. You know, “Come in, buy a comic book, and have your pottrait sketched by your favorite graphic artist”. It just seems like these people are wayyyyy too happy to be there! LOL. 🖍🙋🏻

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  5. Hi all – I only paused at WEARY because I thought it might spell AWRY somehow. No chance of seeing those cartoon details in the newspaper.

    Hope it’s good weather in New Hampshire so Mike can put his idle hands to good use with the lawnmower. 🙂

    Angela, I sent you one last post last night. Where’s the door to the chat room? 🙂

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    • By the way Angela, a question from Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz this morning:
      “The male leads in this 1955 film were Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.”

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      • Hey, good morning,Starshine. Sinatra (bow your head) and Brando had to be “Guys and Dolls”. I threw that at you a few weeks ago, 🎶”I got the horse right here, his name is Paul Revere…”🎶. I don’t think they did anything else together. Isaac Asminov? Sorry, I don’t get the connection. Wasn’t he a genius chemist or something to do with science fiction? And he’s dead, isn’t he? Too much thinking, not enough sleep! 🙋🏻

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      • Correct on all counts – Asimov, biochemist, author of 500 books including ‘Foundation Trilogy’ and the 3 laws of robotics. That’s just the name of the quiz, don’t know why; it’s in many newspapers, allong with Jumble, etc. Oh, and yes, he’s dead.
        I remember John Belushi on SNL doing a skit of a series of Brando impressions, and singing “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” in the middle to highlight how absurbly out of character it was.

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      • Hey, Not bad for the seriously sleep deprived! LOL. I don’t have anything like that in my paper, I’d enjoy that. And then what about the answers? I was never a fan of SNL or science fiction, but I’m going to see if the John Belushi thing is on You Tube. As for the movie, I think it was great, but you know me. Sinatra, (bow your head) could read/sing the directions on a bag of frozen peas and I’d be enraptured! 😂 🙋🏻

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      • What about the answers? Here’s the link to the quiz; they have 9 questions Mon-Fri, and 15 on Saturday:

        http://www.startribune.com/variety/comicgames/games/superquiz/?c=n&clmob=y

        I like how they rate the results, especially the last one:

        SCORING:
        24 to 30 points – congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points – honors graduate; 13 to 17 points – you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points – you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points – enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points – who reads the questions to you?

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      • Steve, Thank you! This is cool. Here’s a flash: Are you sitting? I’m going to go to sleep for a while. Yes, I know, I know..Bizarro world!!. 😂 It’s just so dark and chilly here, and I’m totally exhausted. I’ll never make it to first pitch if I don’t get some rest. Oh wow, I just got a news bulletin that Gregg Allman died.

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      • Yes, I’m glad to hear you’re getting rest; please, you need it! I’ll stop pinging your phone with replies; I’ve got errands all afternoon anyway.
        And thanks for the bulletin; hadn’t heard.

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      • 🎶”I might steal your diamonds…but I’ll bring you back some gold..”🎶. 💔 RIP
        Later. Ciao. 🙋🏻

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      • 🎶”Fairy takes can come true, they can happen to you…If you’re young at heart…”🎶. 🙋🏻

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      • Here’s a chilling comment for you: In one of his last “Letter From America” broadcasts on the BBC, Alistair Cooke, who was almost 95, said that he was so old he could “feel the swishing of the scythe at my back.”

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      • ”And the Bentley driving guru is putting up his price…Anyone for tennis, wouldn’t that be nice”?
        I knew this wasn’t going to appear out of my brain-bilge for me, so I looked it up. I had no recollection at all of this, which surprised me, but upon reading Wikipedia, I discovered why; it was not on the original album, only being released as a single and on CD reissues. I guess I just never heard it.
        However, the Wiki picture of the single shows that my first guess, “Pressed Rat and Warthog”‘ was the flip side! (Reaching for any credit I can muster, here).

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      • Hey Steve, I’m not sure why this came up, isn’t this old? But you can have credit on the linear notes. Right under Col. Muster(d) with a knife in the dining room..🙋🏻

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      • Hey, 🎶”Good morning Starshine”🎶… Yes, you did! I laughed out loud at this one myself! 🏁🙋🏻

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      • I don’t know about a flame-proof suit, but even I do not dare post the sentence I made up out of today’s (5/28) words.

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      • Ok, then try this puzzle. I apologize and ask forgivness in advance if necessary.
        Number today’s words from 1 to 6. Then:
        “The way she looked during her (2) (1) was (3) (4) to make my (6) (5).

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      • I’m afraid to even try this! LOL. It’s 2 already and I’m supposed to be at 3 different BBQ’s. It finally cleared up here. Prob won’t last, but it’s so nice now. I should take advantage while my heads straight! LOL. 😉🙋🏻

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      • 🙅🏻 On a family blog, and on a Sunday to boot…”Father forgive them, for they know not what they do…” AMEN. 🙅🏻
        .

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      • Oh, I know. 👹 I figure, if someone is going to go to all the trouble of decoding and them claim to be offended, they’d be like the old lady who calls the police to complain about the neighbor’s indecent behavior that she can plainly see, if she climbes up on a stepstool in her bathroom and maneuvers her periscope around the water pipe outside the window.

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      • Hey Angela, just posting here so I don’t clutter up the 5/28 threads:

        At Peet’s this morning, I ran into a guy I hadn’t seen for awhile, also named Steve, also a loyal “Peet-nik” as we are known, New Yorker, hugh Rangers fan. He said he went back for the playoffs as he always does. Said he has had his season tickets for 42 years. I told him that at the rate they’re going, that entitles him to see *one* Stanley Cup championship. (but that’s one more than the Sharks). He’s been living here long enough to mellow out; he didn’t bite my head off.

        I mentioned you and Mark Messier’s retirement ceremony and he said he was there and had a funny story for me. He said the tickets were selling for $1000, with a face value of $50, so he showed it to his daughter who was 11 at the time and said “So how much is this worth?” She thought and said, “Do I get the $1000?” An economics lesson for her.

        He also said the Rangers lost their lease on MSG, so they’re out around 2020?
        I said that one would think they’d want to keep them, but he said no, the land is so valuable that they could put a 50 story building there or something. An economics lesson for me!

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      • You don’t want to know what our tickets cost! But it was worth every penny. Well to me anyway. I did a Blanche Dubois , you know… “I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers ” 😂😂 🎶”That’s what friends are for…”🎶 I don’t know about the Garden , (no NYer says MSG, make a note of it for next time) 😉 I’m going to find out. The city is out of control. 🙋🏻

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      • Yes, they are, but that’s different. When we speak of the Garden, we just say the Garden. “I’m gonna see the Rangers tonight at the Garden”. Trust me, I’d never steer you wrong. And I’m Garden’ the statement with my life! 🙋🏻

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      • And I’ll never steer you wrong if I direct you to the Cow Palace in Daly City.

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      • Yep. They just keep building, with no regards to the infrastructure. The stuff nightmares are made of. 🙋🏻

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  6. Thank you for the picture detail, Mike. Get yourself to that comic store in a hurry — I’m sure you know the ”Action Comic” is the first Superman, worth around 3 MILLION dollars (depending on condition, of course).

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  7. Hi, Mike et al! Sorry to be so late; had to take Jerry to urgent care first thing for another UTI and get him started on pills so he can get well soon.
    Mike, loved your excited, enthusiastic blog. You really love comics!! After I told you my mom threw away my comic books from the 40’s & I was wishing I could give them to you, I remembered that most of them were Wonder Woman, not the guy ones like I see in the cartoon today, so now I don’t feel so bad that they got tossed. WALLOP took me the longest because I thought it was “pallow,” no such word, real word is “pallor.” Wrote the answer in before looking at the words. Had to back into WALLOP. I got DREDGE immediately because Jerry owns a gold dredge or two that we have used in dredging & panning for gold for years and years ago when the word DREDGE stumped me I couldn’t believe it because of Jerry’s gold dredge sooooo it has never stumped me again. So there!
    Mike, when you told me you were cooking steak tips for dinner, that sounded so delicious to me that I wanted to ask you for your recipe but didn’t. Then you had them again a couple of weeks later. Later you said you were making chicken tenders with a white wine sauce. I asked my gourmet-cook daughter, who joined with the family in calling you quite an accomplished chef last Thanksgiving, if she had a white wine sauce recipe. She told me she had dozens of them so I would have to ask you. So I am asking, pleading, begging you to tell me, sometime when you have time but not this weekend with the impending parade, your gravy recipe that you simmered all day last Tuesday and your white wine sauce. If you forget, I’ll politely remind you. Enjoy the parade!!
    Enjoy your evening, all. See you tomorrow.

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    • Sorry, I didn’t get back to you sooner, Lelia. Today has been a whirlwind getting the house looking PERFECT for Memorial Day. I could list everything I did, but it would take way too long! I’d be honored to send you my recipes, so please look for them next week at some point. We’re having a huge BBQ tomorrow that is sure to go into the early morning hours so my Monday post will definitely be sometime in the afternoon. I even bought some fireworks which is sure to get everyone in the spirit. I’ve droned on long enough and failed to ask how Jerry is doing. Please send my regards and I hope the pills get him back on track ASAP! All my best to you and yours. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! 😊

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  8. Steve, thank you for the funny Close to Home comic that shows the new & improved Kindle which allows us, while reading our book, to make it more realistic by giving ourselves a paper cut. I always enjoy hearing from you up there in Oakland.

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    • Lelia – So sorry to hear about Jerry – get well soon!
      Yeah, the vertigo wiped out my wife’s days for about a week; then she would be ok in the evening and overnight. It resolved about a week ago, and we’re going out right now!
      I woke her up one morning and she smiled at me, and it was a shock because I hadn’t seen it for so long.

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  9. Angela, thank you for telling me that something I said last week made you giggle because I am feeling so much sympathy for your suffering with dizziness. I hope it goes away soon!! As I told Steve when his wife had it, it just puts a hold on your life.

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  10. My first comment was eaten by the internet. Saw all the clue words quickly & the answer was a snap. Happy Memorial Day to all as I sit again this year wondering where in France my father’s remains found their peace….

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  11. Hey Noodlebug, Good morning. I don’t know what to say. Me, the one who’s never been accused of being at a loss for words. I’m so hurt for your loss, that saying sorry doesn’t seem quite enough. I’m sitting here reading your last line over and over. As a writer, I’m impressed by its eloquence. As a fellow American, without a Father, I’m unbelievably touched by its poignancy. But, unlike yours, my sadness has a place to go. I wish I could share that with you. I wish I had something “right” to say. I wish no sons and daughters knew your loss. I wish I could give you your peace. Happy Memorial Day to you, also. 🇺🇸 🙏🏻

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  12. Noodlebug, I have to do the write up now for today’s puzzle. Where I’ll be “entertaining the troops”. After reading your post, I feel terrible that I’ll be joking. Melpomene and Thalia. 💔

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