Jumble Answers for 06/20/2017

ORNCO = CROON

IPTOL = PILOT

BREHOT = BOTHER

CABFIR = FABRIC

CARTOON ANSWER:

BEFORE PETE ROSE TOOK OVER AS THE ALL-TIME HIT LEADER, HE HAD TO —

OITBEBC = “TIE” COBB

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday!  There’s no better way to start the day than by opening up a fresh newspaper to the Jumble and pouring a hot cup of coffee, so let’s get to work and see what Jeff and David have in store for us today.  CROON had me stumped right from the start but it was an easy solve after thinking about it for a moment.  The next three words all came into view immediately and without any hesitation whatsoever.  Arriving at the baseball themed cartoon, I was so excited to finish the puzzle for the surprise answer that I didn’t attempt a blind solve.  Writing out the clue letters (and having knowledge of baseball history) the answer came instantly after seeing COBB in the layout and the rest was history!  Jeff’s drawing of Pete Rose was spot on in likeness and he made the drawing historically accurate by also adding Leon Durham as the first baseman.  The cartoon is also timely since the Reds honored “Charlie Hustle” on Saturday with a statue outside of their ballpark.  Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you tomorrow!  πŸ™‚βšΎοΈ

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39 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/20/2017

  1. 🎢BET your bottom DOLLAR you’ll LOSE the blues in CHICAGO, Chicago, The town that Billy SUNDAY couldn’t shut down…” Pete Rose. How I LOVED him so…I didn’t want to wait for my paper this morning, so I looked on line. As soon as the puzzle opened, I’m thinking,”Wow, that looks a lot like Pete Rose”. And then the eyes focus…#14, Cincinnati, 4191, Leon Durham calling him Pete!!! OMG, could it be? That man…Charley? I BOUNCED through the words, as fast as Pete used to HUSTLE, all POP UP FLIES. And I DIVED into the solve. I didn’t even need to look at these letters…Tie Cobb! OUT OF THE PARK, Jeff! September 8, 1985. What a story behind the story. A Six Degrees for the RECORD BOOKS! I’m going to really try to make it SHORT. STOP me if I GO OFF BASE. We’d been watching every day. All of baseball was rooting for him to break Ty Cobb’s record. The game starts, Pete at 4189 hits. He wasn’t supposed to play, and the slated pitcher for the Cubs gets scratched. The sub, Patterson, (who 2 days before ironically gave Pete his #4189) gives Pete 4190 in the first. Fifth inning, looking like rain, Pete’s at the plate. The scoreboards flashing, “1 to TY”, the crack of the bat to right field..4191!!! Chicago goes wild, NY goes wild…Cincinnati goes O-HI-O! Ties the record! But, could he break it? The rains come, 2 hour delay. Now it’s getting dark. Wrigley Field, no lights. Game’s tied. Ninth inning, back at the plate…Surrounded by mist, Pete goes down swinging. Game’s suspended account of darkness…Not today, Pete. But what a day that was..
    Cincinnati erected a great statue of Pete Rose the other day. Sliding into base with that beautiful head of hair flying in the wind. Just the way it used to be. For the baseball fans amongst us, you know the rest of the story. And you’ll get all the connections. And then Pete Rose broke πŸ’” my heart.
    Hoping you all swing for the fences…βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. Hey Mike,Good morning. It shows, huh? Some wounds scar over, but they don’t heal that well. Great write up. Guess he didn’t break your heart! πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  3. Mike…”SAVED” me! Good one. I couldn’t get mine to be PUNNY. No Joy in Mudville for me today….It’s still EARLY in the GAME though…πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • Oh no…NOBODY? Me included? You got SHUT OUT? OVER THROWn? I wish you knew what day…I’d DOUBLE back and search HIGH and LOW to PICK UP on it. Don’t desPAIR…You still HIT FOR THE CYCLE on my SCORE CARD! πŸ™‹πŸ»βšΎοΈβ€οΈ

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      • “Not much else to say about this one sew I’ll keep it short and sweet” from the sewing machine Jumble?

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      • One more try. There was “I hope you had fun with this one and I look forward to hearing you cluck about it in the comments section.”
        Are we obsessed or what? I’m stopping at that, lest I give the impression, however true, that I have nothing better to do with my time! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

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  4. A change of pace today. I wasn’t especially happy with the sentence I came up with, so I settled back had another cup of coffee and tried again. The second attempt was also what I considered mediocre, so I’ll post both and let the chips ( pun intended) fall where they will.
    1. The sit-com PILOT featured a CROONer who was BOTHERed by the FABRIC commercials using his hit tunes.
    2. The PIILOT loved to CROON and was not a BOTHER to those repairing the FABRIC in the cockpit of his plane.
    Easy solve today and no writing needed. I’ll leave it to the baseball experts out there to comment on the finer points of the cartoon and the history involved.

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  5. Good morning, Earl. Your FIRST DRAFT was a HOME RUN. You didn’t need the SECOND, but it was INSURANCE. So, if anyone’s KEEPING SCORE, I PICK the FIRST. Great job, as always.βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  6. WordPress just sent me a message saying the stats on this puzzle are “booming” with just under 1,500 views an hour. Great job Jeff & David! You’ve got a grand slam of a puzzle on your hands! πŸ‘πŸ»

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      • You know Mike, Too bad I kind of went in the WRONG DIRECTION with today’s puzzle…’cause I could have dROUND myself in PUNS now that I think if it. Guess I got CAUGHT LOOKING at it….Hmm. Maybe a REPLAY…? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • I forgot to mention that the scoreboard in the back had Cobb/Rose missing before the numbers. The double 4,191 was a hint that player names would be in the solution. There’s always next time!

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      • Never thought of that. WAY BACK on the SCOREBOARD? Great CATCH. That was your “Ink Blink”. I never looked for eye candy today. Couldn’t see past the tears…Would have been nice to have a little BABY RUTH…Yea, there’s ALWAYS NEXT YEAR..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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      • .. in reply to your “Shut ’em Down” comment. My reply didn’t end up exactly where I intended it to.

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      • OUT OF BOUNDS? πŸ˜‚ 🎢”Yea, my fuel injected Stingray and a 4-13…”🎢. Beach Boy weather here. I should dig some out. πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  7. Hi, all! With the history covered & voting for sentence number one, I’ll just say it was a quick solve for me. The words β€œmatched him” gave us Ty Cobb and another fun pun. Enjoy your day, all!

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  8. Hi Steve, I gave you a trophy for the week’s funniest comment; you gave it to me for Rack of Lamborghini. I returned it for β€œFried Bicycle Tire in Phoenix singing their #9 hit Lick My Gizzards.” You gave it to me for researching your recent comment; now back to you for 26C equals 78.8 F, which is indeed a wonderful temp. Congrats!

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    • Thanks Lelia. There’s certainly nothing wrong with your memory at all. I’ll drag out an oldie but goodie comment and rate you #1 with a Pullet! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ“πŸ“
      (And 78.8 is indeed a wonderful temp compared to our recent 95 and your – what, 119Β°? Yowsa! Be safe in the furnace there!)

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  9. Hi, Mike! You got your wish about us spoiling Jerry. Mex food lunch, cards telling him how wonderful he is, from the girls a large rustic looking outdoor water circulator that he likes a lot where water flows from a wheel into a pan, then into an antique water tub with a resin saguaro cactus attached. From me, 2 new Sony earphones that help him hear the TV, a new large shop vac, some tools he wanted, & some bags of his favorite Tootsie Roll midgets. When our kids were young, we treasured a little smudged note that simply said, β€œI love you.”

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    • Wow that really was spoiling him, Lelia! I loved the last line of your reply about the “little smudged note” and it reminded me of one that I keep myself. I write little “love notes” or draw pictures on my kids lunch napkin EVERY DAY during the school year so they have a piece of home with them. One day after school, I opened up my son’s lunchbox to find that he drew a heart and “I love you Dad” back to me on the same napkin and I still keep it to this day. I’m sure he doesn’t remember doing it, but it really touched me. It’s always the little things that have the most meaning. 😊

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  10. Yup, like Mr. McCormick, the first word that jumped out at me from the clue letters was ‘bet’.
    Great pickup that it was Leon Durham – didn’t remember that.
    I wonder whether this game helped doom the anti-lights Chicago fan group CUBS – “Citizens United for Baseball in Sunshine”?

    We’ve certainly left any non-baseball fans behind in the dust. Hope they all come back tomorrow.

    Meanwhile, the description of the Youtube app update that I received this morning said, “Fixed bugs, improved performance, took out the garbage, mowed the front lawn, and now we need a little nap.”
    That’s roughly my morning, so see you later.

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  11. By the way, Mike and Angela – The first line of my paper’s story about the A’s loss to the Astros yesterday: “Bring back the Yankees!”

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  12. Another solve w/o any CWs….Then they came quickly. The puzzle follows the same line as the question, “In a race you pass the runner in second place. What place are you in now?” That is why I found it easy.

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