Jumble Answers for 07/17/2017








Good Monday morning, my friends, and welcome back to another week of Jumble fun!  IMPORT was the only clue word that caused me to pause for a few extra seconds but it wasn’t any trouble at all.  Moving along to the cartoon, I wasn’t able to solve it blindly, so I was forced to write out the clue letters.  THE and TOP jumped out at me immediately leaving FROM for the finish.  To summit up, it was a quick and easy Monday morning solve that left me excited for the rest of the week’s puzzles.  I hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow!  ๐Ÿ™‚

27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/17/2017

  1. Good morning. Sorry about yesterday’s errors in my message. Tried to stop using my one finger and use both thumps like the “Kids” do and now looking back at it I see a few mistakes. It’s so hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Lol. Today’s entire puzzle was easy with import taking an extra couple of minutes to get. Until tomorrow stay well. Check out mutts today. Gives you a big smile.

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  2. At the departmental HUDDLE, nothing of IMPORT was discussed APART from an edict from the FRONT office declaring all raises would begin “from the top” executives.
    Import was the only clue word that made me pause and I was able to solve without writing anything down–happy Monday!
    Mountain songs that come to mind: “On Top of Old Smokey”. “Climb Evr’y Mountain” and “When the Moon Comes Over The Mountain”

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    • Good morning, Earl. Great sentence, as always. I went with “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough”. Miss Ross immediately came to mind. I was in Central Park the night of the deluge! And she killed it with that song! And then…๐ŸŽถ”the rains came down”!๐ŸŽถ…And then I went and bought an orange jumpsuit!….Ah, the ’80s, no accounting for taste! ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


    • Earl, We both left out, ๐ŸŽถ”Rocky Mountain High”๐ŸŽถ John Denver, sadly another artist gone so young in a plane crash. Too many of those…


    • Hello Earl –
      “Mountain songs” – anything by “Mountain” (Leslie West and Felix Pappilardi) – Mississippi Queen, Nantucket Sleighride, etc.

      Since you’ve confessed to being an Anglophile and also have referenced songs and lyrics, I’ve dredged up two stories for you:

      #1: When I moved to California, my first boss was a British ex-pat (aka Limey).
      One of his handiest talents in those pre-internet days was that he could translate the slang on English rock albums for us – like when Jethro Tull sang “as he bends to pick a dog end”, he knew they were talking about a cigarette butt.

      #2: In the recent Amazon Grateful Dead documentary “Long Strange Trip”, there’s a scene where the band is in England for the Europe ’72 tour, and their British road manager is teaching them how to make change in pounds, shillings and pence. But they look and act like they’ve had so much ยฃ/s/d they would have had trouble making change in *American* money.


      • Thanks Steve–glad to hear your stories and be reminded of the differences in our common language, although the Brits would argue with that!

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  3. Hi Paul, good morning. He’s just too MOOCH! Looks like that old CAT is learning a new trick! You know eventually someone always reads your diary!
    Here’s to full bowls everywhere! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  4. ๐ŸŽถ”Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wild enough…to keep me from you…Ain’t No Mountain High Enough…”.๐ŸŽถ Wild is right! I’ll never understand the attraction. So not on my BUCKET list. I’d TENDU be a SCREAMER! SCALING these mountains. Why? “Because it’s there”, said George Mallory, so I guess there’s no sense in BELAYboring the point. WhatEVEREST turns you on..or UP…I’ll stick with ARETE up, I’ll get the CLIFF notes…
    I liked the simplicity of today’s puzzle. No frills, no SPILLS..(Thank God)! HUDDLE made me think Cuddle, which we just had on Saturday. DDLE..DI DEE! LOOP di do! And APART from that, the rest of the words were FRONT and center, (well actually FRONT and IMPORT..but that’s KNOT really IMPORTant, is it)?!! Easy Monday morning words. The cartoon was very straight FORWARD, they TREKked to the TOP of the mountain, PITCHed their flag, CHALKed it up, and the SHERPA said..”Let’s take it FROM THE TOP”. So what do you think they’re singing? I’d like a PEAK at that sheet music.. I BETA it’s ๐ŸŽถ”You really got a HOLD on me”๐ŸŽถ or maybe, ๐ŸŽถ”Let’s stay together…”๐ŸŽถ or how about…๐ŸŽถ”The HOOK UP”๐ŸŽถ?. Or maybe something by ELVIS..LEGS face it, there’s a lot of TRACKS to choose from….The eye candy? It’s a pretty STEEP order today. I didn’t really FALL for anything, a BUMMER. I’ll just PASS….
    So, in conclusion..(๐Ÿ˜‰ read no SUMMIT UP ๐Ÿ˜‰)!! another winning puzzle!
    FIST BUMP, guys!
    ADZE all I got…Wishing Everyone a TOP NOTCH Monday! โ›๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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      • Thanks, Sherpa. No, KNOT just you. I thought the same thing. And for a brief moment there I was going to go out on a LEDGE with a Santa CLAWS comment. But I decided not to go DOWN that road because it seemed too over the TOP. Odd choice with the cold weather theme, here in the midst of the heat waves, no? Does Jeff know something we don’t? I didn’t really do the reSEARCH. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  5. Hey Mike and Angela:
    Sox/Yankees – a weekend “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Right back where they started.

    Thought you might enjoy this:
    In a story about the A’s efforts to discourage seagulls massing at the end of games at the Coliseum, from columnist Gary Peterson:

    “We hasten to point out that gate-crashing seagulls, scrounging for popcorn and Cracker Jack, arenโ€™t just a Bay Area phenomenon. In fact, there are two documented incidents in which fine-feathered scavengers paid for their hungerlust with their lives. On Aug. 4, 1983 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto โ€” home of the Blue Jays โ€” Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield tossed a ball to the bullpen after between-innings warm-up tosses. His throw bounced once and fatally struck a seagull.
    Toronto fans booed Winfield. Yankees manager Billy Martin scotched suggestions from bird-brains that the seagull had been hit on purpose, saying, ‘Thatโ€™s the first time Winfieldโ€™s hit the cutoff man all year.’ ”

    The A’s have enlisted a kite (bird) named “Falcon McFalconface” who has his own (of course) TWITTER account. One of his tweets said “This team is talon-ted.”

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      • Mike…Red Sox, Mets, Yanks…W-L column…4-6 across the board. TENds to make you sit UP and notice…Now if ANY of us were gambling people…๐Ÿ™„
        Just sayin’! โšพ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  6. Hi, Mike, et al! I can still hear my H.S. chorus teacher and many choir directors over the years saying, โ€œOK, everyone, letโ€™s take it FROM THE TOP, meaning that we would sing the song from the beginning.
    Jeff would be familiar with that musical expression being an accomplished singer & guitar player. Iโ€™m sure he sometimes practices his song FROM THE TOP.
    With an instant cartoon solve, I got to back into IMPORT.
    Have a marvelous Monday!!

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    • Hi Lelia – Speaking of songs, just two notes ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽตabout yesterday’s “Gasoline Alley” (great song, great slide guitar). The most notable lyric to me has always been:

      “And if I’m called away and it’s my turn to go
      Should the blood run cold in my veins
      Just one favor I’ll be asking of you
      Don’t bury me here, it’s too cold.”

      I’ve always thought:
      1 – Why would he care? and
      2 – If I were in that position, I’d be a lot more worried that it would be way too hot than too cold! ๐Ÿ‘น


      • HI, Steve! Very funny! Found Rod singing it & loved the slide guitar, but his voiceโ€ฆ I turned it off & read the wonderful lyrics. I remember when the milk got delivered to the front door, and who wouldnโ€™t love a song about โ€œgoing home.โ€ โ€œThereโ€™s no place like homeโ€ is taught & treasured everywhere from the Wizard of Oz to the Bible. Slide guitar/steel guitar; what’s the diff?
        Speaking of the English language, I love the lyrics from My Fair Lady: Why canโ€™t the English learn to speak, there are places where English completely disappears, in America they havenโ€™t used it for years!


      • Thanks for the My Fair Lady lyrics; I didn’t know those. Earl should love that!
        We sometimes had milk delivered directly into our refrigerator!
        You should *not* listen to the Rod Stewart/Kim Carnes duet of “Betty Davis Eyes” – it’s like stereo sandpaper.
        I’m not an expert on the guitar types, but there’s more than either of us will ever want to know here:


      • Since you mentioned it, beautiful pedal steel guitar played by Jerry Garcia (not Grateful Dead as the title says). Shortly after this, he decided not to play it anymore because it was interfering with his regular guitar playing. Our loss.


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