KELEN = KNEEL
TEHTE = TEETH
MICTOM = COMMIT
PORRUA = UPROAR
ANDROIDS DON’T NEED TO DIE TO —
KEEEETHMMITRAR = MEET THEIR MAKER
Good Tuesday morning everyone! KNEEL was the only word that needed an extra glance before coming into view. With all of the other words coming instantly, I arrived at the cartoon and began my solve. Reading the dialogue and sentence, I wasn’t quite sure where David and Jeff were taking this one. Writing out the clue letters, I noticed quite a few “E’s” all in a row so I decided to begin with MEET to make use of them. The whole answer came instantly to turn a very cryptic letter layout into a super fast solve. The “makers” clothing had a Star Trek vibe to it while the android looked like C-3PO from Star Wars. Jeff did an excellent job of blending the two giving the cartoon a very futuristic feel. Enjoy your Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!
What an UPROAR when the judge refused to COMMIT the dentist to a long sentence in spite of the evidence that he had forced patients to KNEEL and beg for novacaine before he extracted healthy TEETH.
The cartoon and clue words prompted memories of hours spent in dentists’ chairs– hence the sentence. Sorry if there are others out there with less than find memories of dental experiences! A teeth cleaning for me tomorrow😷😝
Very well constructed sentence, Earl! I really sunk my teeth into it. 😂
Hello, sir! What do you say that after your appointment tomorrow, we ease the pain by meeting up for a Mai-Tai at “Earl the Beachcombers?”
And did you ever hear the Kingston Trio album where they told the joke:
Knock-knock. Who’s there?
UCLA. UCLA who? UCLA when the smog lifts.
It was a simpler time; the audience thought it was hilarious.
And I was wondering if you know the Monty Python routines, what with being an Anglophile and all. Happy Tuesday.
Angela–Yes I have heard that Kingston Trio joke–was in the audience at UCLA when they repeated it–don’t know when they first used it but we all groaned and cheered heartily. Loved them then and still listen to their tunes from time to time– thanks for tapping my memory bank.
Hi Earl – That was me (Steve).
Good morning! Love your post, BOT these ANDROIDS don’t MAKE me happy! 🤖🙋🏻
🎶 “I’m not scared of dying, and I don’t really care, If it’s peace I find in dying, Well then let the time be near….”🎶..
THEY’RE BA-ACK…. Androids Part Deux! Let me start off by clearing the air here. I know it’s happening, I know I should be on BOARD, I know I’m living with DIGITAL ILLUSION. I guess I shouldn’t be REACTORing like this, but trust me, right now, I’m very comfortable KNEELing here with my head in the sand.
So, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? When one of the kids cheats on an exam..GYNOID? What I get when one of the kids cheats on an exam…BOT? Bot didn’t I teach them better than to cheat on an exam? I always believed necessity was the mother of invention. Now I’m not so sure…Do we need these ANDROIDS? Are we COMMITted to having these ROBOTS in our living rooms?
Did you really think I was going to open with “YOU HAD ME AT HELLO…”???
I CAD the puzzles’ solution immediately upon reading the dialogue. Didn’t look at the words, didn’t look at what letters were needed, didn’t get to pass go and collect my $200! (ANAThere great description, Jeff…but you should owe me $200)! The ANDROID recognized his MAKER; (and he had just as many questions as me)! Easy, QUEASY, (’cause this makes me so uneasy)…Maybe it’s just me, but this is not something I can sink my TEETH into. My whole being is in an UPROAR. But, I digress, I’m DRONEing on again….Eye candy? EYE can…’t! today. Nothing’s having an EFFECTor on me. (Not even the “J”…). Today’s words: No CLAWS for concern. 1-4, Didn’t SPARK a REACTION at all. And since I already had the solution…what was left? COMPUTE me, I guess I’m just aBOT done here.
Final thought: Is my living room now the FINAL FRONTIER? I’m getting all new furniture…
SIGH..ence! 🤖 🙋🏻
I forgot to mention that the android also looked one of the Cybermen from Doctor Who – but those were actually cyborgs. Glad you found use of Gynoid. In my rush to post, I omitted it. 👍🏻
You’re way ahead of me here. I’m totally not bipartisan when it comes to anything BINARY!! Two ANDROID puzzles in 3 days? ..Sorry to say, but it GYNOIDs me! LOL..
Cyborg? I have no idea…Cy Young, ok. 🤖⚾️🙋🏻
Hi, Mike et al!! Fast solve today for 3 words & answer, self-jumbled UPROAR a few times but puzzle was too easy to really get ones teeth into.
Mike, yesterday you got 2 naps for the price of one. After saying I would nap, I kept working, but then I read your kind words to me about having a recuperative day, read them to Jerry, & said I was taking a nap immediately! Jerry said, “Me, too!” and reclined his sofa seat. Thanks for our delightful, recuperative naps after too much Arizona heat over the weekend. Daughter is coming today for food, fun, & games.
Have a terrific Tuesday, all!!
I’m glad my advice worked, Lelia! I look forward to hearing about all of the fun you have with your daughter — especially the food! I have a big day planned with the kids tomorrow so I better get more than 5 hours of sleep tonight. I’ll follow the same advice I gave you. All my best to my favorite couple in Arizona! 😊
Hi Lelia – I bet you’ll like this:
The BBC has an article about the 10th anniversary of a project called Galaxy Zoo, in which astronomers asked ordinary citizens to help classify galaxies from images taken by robotic telescopes. One Dutch primary school teacher discovered a whole new type of object that had never been seen before:
“Miss van Arkel’s own contribution started on a whim. A huge Queen fan, she had been browsing the website of guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May one evening while tinkering on her own guitar.
There she saw some images of some distant galaxies May had posted along with a comment urging people to sign up to the project.
“He said nobody has seen these galaxies before and that everyone could discover their own,” explained Miss van Arkel. ‘That got me interested and as I was on my summer break I signed up.’
She had only been taking part for a week when she spotted the bizarre blue blob.”
To share with your Queen-fan daughters. There’s also a Queen Monopoly Board Game – who knew?
“How long will I live?” “Why am I here?” That’s what *I’m* wondering, let alone that android! Our Jumble “creators” seem to be waxing positively philosophical.
Without looking at the letters, from the arrangement of the answer, I thought “Live after death”, or “Born again something.” After writing out the letters, the answer was obvious.
Seize the day everyone, and may we Jumble again tomorrow!
Here’s the cynical version of my earlier post:
“How long will I live?” About 4 months, until the upgraded version comes out.
“Why am I here?” To make it easier for MYSLOBs to order unnecessary overpriced junk from Amazon.
(No value judgments here – I’m guilty too.)
I hope the ‘J’ on his chest doesn’t indicate ‘Property of Jeff Bezos’.
Today’s puzzle was not real easy for me; finally figured it out. Everyone have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂
“I’m gonna keep on the run
I’m gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up well
I’ll always remember that I had a swingin’ time
I’m gonna give it ev’rything I’ve got
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shoot a seven with ev’ry shot
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas
Viva, Viva Las Vegas”
WOO-HOO, Sue! Just have fun, stay safe and remember that not *everything* stays in Vegas:
Thanks Leila, I love Vegas, however, always good to come home. Perhaps. the pilot will dip the wings if we fly over Phoenix ! Have a wonderful week and stay cool!🌞
Just realized that today is 7/11, also. Go for it!
Oh my gosh, should have left today but wanted tomorrow’s non-stop flight . Hopefully, Lady Luck will smile on me. or let me break even. Vegas is really a fun place to visit and win or lose; I will return home a winner as I go to have fun!🎲🎰🃏🌞
I had kleen by mistake but the circled letters were the same so I was able to get the answer anyway. Even when I found there was no such word, I still didn’t think of kneel.