Jumble Answers for 07/08/2017








Good Saturday morning everyone!  Another fantastic puzzle today with some challenging clue words to boot.  HIATUS was by far the most difficult word for me to decipher.  It took 5 self-jumbles on my notepad before it finally came into view.  Speaking of view, Jeff’s cartoon really stole the show and delivered a dandy one!  You can almost feel yourself hovering above the tree tops waiting for that magical moment when the sun slowly rises over the horizon to signal the start of a fresh new day.  I really enjoyed how dark the cartoon was and the sun just creeping up casting rays of light was superb.  The final solution came instantly which was fine by me as I could go back to admiring the cartoon just a little longer.  I’ve never been on a hot air balloon, but I did come close.  While on vacation in Florida, my wife and I decided to give it a go.  We booked our sunrise tour but it never took off because the winds were too high and they ended up cancelling the flight.  Maybe we’ll try it again one day, but for now I’ll happily settle with the view in my Jumble cartoon.  Have a wonderful Saturday and I’ll see you tomorrow!  πŸ™‚ πŸŒ… 


33 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/08/2017

  1. 🎢”Would you like to ride in my beautiful BALLOON, Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon? We could float among the stars together, you and I ..For we can FLY, we can fly! …UP, UP and away, My beautiful, my beautiful balloon…”🎢.

    Today we have an adorable couple “Up in the Air” in a Hot Air Balloon. Very cute cartoon. Easy, BREEZY words, FLOATed through them. Let’s UNLOAD the eye candy first. Beautiful shot of the sunrise, but I’ll go with the steaming cup of coffee, (held by the ombre blonde in a purple shirt. Just sayin’). I think it’s a little liquid courage in my opinion. Because, when I think about Hot Air Balloons, I think “To Have and Have Not”. No, not Bogie and Bacall. I mean, you know, the ALPHA males/females who Have gone up, and all the OTHER males/females who Have Not! Plain and simple, black and white, no BEIGE. Let’s be honest, bottom line, what you got here is Nylon and Fire. And you’re talking about taking a little HIATUS in the sky. Oh sure, there’s Champagne, but tradition says you don’t open it until you get back down. So you’re going up in the air, in a wicker gondola basket, attached to gas tanks, attached to a nylon balloon envelope. (With the only AIR bags hanging over the side). And it’s before sunrise. And you’re sober. Go ahead, read it again!!!…
    Or, you can sleep a little later, pack a nice BRUNCH in a wicker basket, uncork the champagne, make some mimosas, and be the Omega males and females waiting on the ground…
    Again, Just sayin’.
    Wishing us all an UPLIFTING day…Enjoy! πŸŒžπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. When his variety show went on HIATUS, Loudon ALPHA made a habit of taking BRUNCH wearing his BEIGE fedora and quite oftten whistling ” Sunrise, Sunset” as he strolled down the avenue.
    Inspiring posts from both the answer man and Angela– thanks for the comforting words while I cringe at lightning and thunder this AM–no day to be up, up and away in my neighborhood!
    Easy solution and hiatus also made me pause in my race to the finish line.

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    • Good morning, Earl. The imagery…. I can picture Mr. Alpha, strolling down the street, with a careless jaunty air. Beige fedora, cocked to the side, left hand in pocket, jingling change. And the whistling…Early 1960s, cool late spring afternoon. Beige/brown two-toned shoes, making the slightest “ting” of sound from the “taps” on the heels. Beige/brown unzippered gabardine jacket lightly swaying in the breeze…I got the whole story written….Is this you, Earl?
      Sorry about your weather. Sun, heat and humidity here. πŸŒžπŸ™‹πŸ»


      • You have indeed completed the image I had in mind. Only thing lacking was the Southern CA sunshine and balmy breeze. Things are clearing up but still look some what ominous.

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      • Ah, California. I wrote this years ago, but it was a Brooklyn street. And, my guys first name was Tony, not Loudon, but the imagery’s still there! You had me with the whistle. LOL…I can see you as Mr Alpha! Is that where you’re originally from, California? Humidity’s dropping here. Thank God. Chokes the life out of you. Still, sunny and hot. Hope your storm passes. πŸ™‹πŸ»


    • Hello Earl!

      🎡 “Can you answer? Yes I can
      But what would be the answer to the answer man?” 🎡

      From (definitely not a) Saint Steven (not Stephen).
      People keep feeding me Grateful Dead lyrics.
      “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!”


    • Oh, what the heck. From the same song:

      🎡”Lady finger, dipped in moonlight
      Writing “What for?” across the morning sky
      Sunlight splatters dawn with answers
      Darkness shrugs and bids the day goodbye” 🎡


  3. Good morning. I should not complain when it’s too easy. It always comes back to bite me in the gluteus maximus Gave up on hiatus and when I checked to make sure I had the other words right .Low and behold I had beige spelled wrong. Whatever happened to “I” before “e” except after “c”. This doesn’t apply. Should have paid more attention in school. The cartoon answer was a snap. Until tomorrow stay well

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    • LOL..Paul..You were right…BUT…”Or when sounded like A, as in neighbor or weigh”. Or BEIGE! You’re not alone though. One of my brothers, until this day, goes with TAN, only! Have a great day! πŸ˜€πŸ™‹πŸ»


  4. Hiatus – I needed the three other words, answer and pad to get it. Never been up in a balloon and don’t plan on ever going. Several days ago, jumbleanswer started going into my junk mail for some reason. Wishing all a fun weekend.

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      • Angela– no I was born in Western NY but spent more than a year at UCLA and regularly visit a nephew in San Diego and friends in Oregon. So thinking about how to use hiatus in a sentence, remembered walking in Westwood and wondering how many wait people were aspiring actors and if I would ever see a celebrity other than at the theater.

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      • Oh, so hiatus put you in California. Even though I got the word right away, I was trying to “pun” it into the post. For a brief second, I was going to say something about having to climb into the basket of the balloon, and possibly getting a “HIATUS” hernia…but even I groaned aloud at that! LOL..It’s just a boring word! And I couldn’t get any workable puns with the subject matter today. Working and hanging out in NYC for so many years, I’ve seen tons of “celebrities”. I think the most impressed I’ve gotten, was being alone in an elevator with Mr James Earl Jones. I actually “felt” my eyes turn into saucers! Just like in the comics! And when he spoke, in that inimitable voice, I thought “Oh yea, I can die now”! I was THIS close to pushing that emergency button! Thank God he got off before me, because I don’t think I could have moved with him standing there! LOL. πŸ™‹πŸ»


  5. Good puzzle again this morning. Only word that gave me pause was hiatus though I had already figured out the cartoon answer so backed into it. Hot air balloons definitely not my thing. I hate heights. Happy weekend to you all.

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  6. I’m just glad you didn’t pull an Amelia Earhart and float off into the Bermuda Triangle, Mike!

    🎡”A ghost of aviation
    She was swallowed by the sky
    Or by the sea, like me she had a dream to fly
    Like Icarus ascending on beautiful foolish arms” 🎡

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  7. Hi, Mike et al! Immediate answer to the puzzle. Self-jumbled the words 2 times each by backing into them.
    Yesterday afternoon our temp hit 118 degrees.
    Mike, we leave the A/C in my car turned to β€œon” from June until at least October to use remote start for the A/C so I won’t have to get into such a hot car. I am glad you have remote start for your heater in your cold climate!!
    Have a satisfying Saturday, all!!

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    • I heard about the record breaking heat, Lelia! I’m not sure I’d last too long in your neck of the woods. I hope you and Jerry have a beautiful weekend. All my best! 😊


  8. Steve, thank you so much for the song about nature & music. I’m glad it reminded you of me because I love nature & music. The lyrics β€œfish rising up like birds” and β€œthe corn’s a bumper crop” remind me of 2 of my old favorites.
    Summertime has β€œFish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.”
    Oh, What A Beautiful Morning has β€œThe corn is as high as an elephant’s eye.”
    In your song, I loved the instrumentals. The title & last line are wonderful: β€œThe Music Never Stopped.”


  9. ‘Love your writing. Whatever words give you trouble are usually the same words that give us trouble. That always makes us feel better. Thanks.


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