Jumble Answers for 07/06/2017

OCENU = OUNCE

TIKNH = THINK

DERTUG = TRUDGE

BCAROH = BROACH

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE OIL DRILLING BUSINESS WAS FAILING BECAUSE THE OWNERS WERE RUNNING IT —

ONETINTUDGROH = INTO THE GROUND

Good Thursday morning everyone!  The first three clue words were no trouble at all and came instantly into view.  BROACH took an extra glance but it too came fairly quickly.  Moving along to the cartoon, we see two men working on a pumpjack and they appear displeased at it’s state of disrepair.  Being from the northeast, I’ve never seen one of these machines and was surprised to learn that they have so many different names (oil horse, oil jack, donkey pumper, nodding donkey, pumping unit, horsehead pump, rocking horse, beam pump, dinosaur, grasshopper pump, Big Texan, thirsty bird, cricket, or jack pump).  Looking at a diagram of one, the gentleman on the left with the wrench appears to be working on the bridle block while the man on the right can be seen oiling the saddle bearing.  The answer to the cartoon flowed right out as if I had just struck Texas Tea and the letter layout was very cryptic and kept the solution well hidden.  In New England, the colloquial term for this puzzle would be “wicked easy” as it took only seconds to finish.  Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!!!  ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/06/2017

  1. ๐ŸŽถ”This old rig’s a gettin’ shaky, this old rig’s a gettin’ old…And I’m goin’ back to Texas, soon as I make this one more hole…Ain’t a gonna’ need this rig no longer, Ain’t a gonna’ need this rig no more, Ain’t got time to paint the drawworks, Ain’t got time to wash the floor, Ain’t got time to oil them motors, or to fix that spinning chain, Ain’t a gonna’ need this rig no longer, I’m a gettin’ ready to make a change…”๐ŸŽถ So, what have we here today? OIL RIGS? “Bubbling crude, Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea…” See, this is the RANGE of Oil to me..Jed Clampett, Jethro Bodine..(How great is that name? Jethro Bodine)!! George Dubya Bush. I THINK oil, I think these guys. I don’t know an OUNCE of PETROL about drilling oil. I really don’t give a FRACK either, it’s so not my FIELD. But I won’t SHUTDOWN, I’ll TRUDGE through the muck and mire, BROACH the subject, and give it a STAB. Today’s words: Ok, I got the 4 of them in here, they were easy and seen before. But, WARNING: This is not a DRILL…I don’t do “Oil Speak”! DERRICK? Wasn’t he that cute doctor on Grey’s Anatomy? TARSAND? King of the Jungle, no? MMCFD??? Uh, can I buy a vowel please, Pat? Lets face it, drilling for oil is BORING. Extremely profitable, but BORING. So, I’m just gonna’ RIG UP and get right to the puzzle. Jeff gives us a great cartoon with two ROUGHNECKS trying their best to maintain their composure while maintaining this oil rig. But are they THROWING the CHAIN, or KELLY BUSHING? OIL vey! See what I mean? I’m just DIGGING myself a HOLE here..BOTTOM line, the rig’s run down…”Into the Ground”! BOOM, done! I may as WELL HEAD to the eye candy. Didn’t take me BITUMEN-it to find it. Got a HOLE mate with that southpaw ROUGHNECK! He LEFT me no choice!
    So, that’s it. Oil’s Well That Ends Well…
    Have a great day, Everybody! โ›ฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  2. “The answer flowed right out….” Good one! Running off to a lab. ‘Gotta be sneaky with the phone…Catch ya in a SPILL…โ›ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  3. He wore a path into the ground and had not an OUNCE of energy left after the TRUDGE around the tent sales to find the perfect BROACH and THINK of ways to utilize the gem stones.
    First three words, no problem. Broach gave me a little trouble–not sure why, don’t remember seeing it before and I had the puzzle solution before the eureka moment.
    Not sure why, but I am not getting e-mail with the answers– had to go to yesterdays’ post and click on the website.

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    • Earl, If I may…

      He wore a path into the ground and had not an OUNCE of energy left after the TRUDGE around the tent sales, to find the perfect gift; trying not to THINK about how he’d BROACH the subject of his limited funds.

      I tried to keep it as close to your original as possible, without changing the thought and resorting to toying with the infinitives.
      And your’s is a “๐Ÿ’ gem” just the same. Potato…poTAto! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  4. I guess in my joy at finding “broach” I failed to realise that in my sentence I was using it incorrectly or at least spelling it wrong– sorry about that, I do know the difference between brooch and broach.
    If I have time I’ll write a new sentence using broach.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ˜ฟ

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  5. Hi, Mike et al!! I wrote the answer first & then the words with some extra looking & thinking but no self-jumbling needed.
    The cartoon reminded me of my first trip through Texas from Arkansas to Arizona on a train. I could not believe how many oil rigs we saw in Texas with many of them so close together!! Amazing!
    We are supposed to hit 114 today. A feature of my car that I have begun using already is being able to start the car/turn on the refrigeration from afar. What a lifesaver not having to get into a hot car after shopping!!
    Have an enthusiastic Thursday!!

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  6. Steve: 94 degree pool is a hot tub! Good one! Thatโ€™s as good as, I donโ€™t call 112 hot. I call that the fiery furnace! It amazes me how fast you think those up.

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    • Hi Lelia – When you jump into a 94ยฐ pool from 114ยฐ heat, does it feel as cold as Mike’s pool? All a matter of perspective, I guess. I was telling Angela the other day that I once fell through thin ice while skating (not over my head, and I climbed out quickly), but the surprising thing was how warm it felt, because the air was around 20ยฐ, but the water was of course around 32ยฐ.

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  7. Trudge gave me a hard time; not an everyday word at my house. Once I knew the words, puzzle was a quick solve. Dreary , rainy day here ; sun forgot to shine on my old KY home! Have a great day!๐ŸŒž

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  8. Mike: 60 degree pool. BRRR!! Iโ€™m glad you NHers are a โ€œhearty bunchโ€ which you told me when I โ€œscoldedโ€ you for saying you had run outside bare foot in the snow to grab your paper to do the Jumble.
    Hope your birthday wish came true!

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    • I forgot about getting the paper in the snow, Lelia! Your memory is incredible. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I have a remote starter in my car as well, but you have to remember to turn the A/C (or heat) on before you exit the vehicle the last time that you use it. But I wouldn’t give it up for the world! Enjoy your day wherever your travels take you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Earl, thank you so much for clearing up the two broaches. My grandmother had many beautiful pins covered with gemstones, and I thought the spelling was BROACH. After looking up the word today to check my spelling before writing it, the pins were not listed. I tried some other spellings but did not think of โ€œbrooch.โ€ Thanks ever so!

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  10. You are certainly very welcome, Leila Anne. Perhaps my misuse was put to good use after all? And just for you:
    The novice hiker had to THINK about how to BROACH a question to find out if one OUNCE of water per 500 feet would suffice in his TRUDGE up the mountain trail.

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  11. Earl, loved your sentence! Thanks. We used to drive north from Phoenix to hike in pine trees with daddy first in line with a rifle, followed closely by our 2 little girls with mommy taking up the rear. There were bears in those woods so I sometimes wondered what I should do, being unarmed, if I turned around & saw one. Yell โ€œboo!?โ€ ha ha

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