SPEWT = SWEPT
FINUY = UNIFY
DANURO = AROUND
CLOYNO = COLONY
THE NEW HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM WOULD BE READY WHEN THEY HAD THEIR —
SWTUIARDCON = “DUCTS” IN A ROW
Good Tuesday morning my friends! The clue words weren’t overly difficult and I managed to get through them quickly and without any trouble whatsoever. I don’t recall seeing them used before so it was refreshing to have some new material. Moving on to the cartoon, we arrive at JUMBLECO headquarters where a new HVAC system has just been installed. The two engineers seem confident that everything conforms to their technical diagram, while a lone technician on a scissor lift can be seen putting some finishing touches on one final spot. The final solution came to me instantly and was no trouble at all. The letter layout was cryptic and brilliantly jumbled. If the answer wasn’t obvious to you, A was a given for the single letter and working on the two letter word would have eliminated a few letters to make it easier for DUCTS and ROW to come into view. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Joy SWEPT through the ant COLONY and AROUND the termite mound when the insects were able to UNIFY an attack against the anteater–they had their pincers in a row.
No problem with clue words or solution and no pen needed. I am always a little worried when I see inverted commas, meaning a pun is coming but today I was able to put on my Angela cap and have the eureka moment.
Good morning, Earl. Thanks, but I may need the cap back today, my Eureka moment was a long time coming! Great sentence, as always. 🙋🏻
Good morning, Mike. For some reason, I lost my settings again, so my comment’s out of the thread. Late start and lost settings…, I’m floundering today, instead of yesterday! Great post! 👍🏻🙋🏻
No worries! I’m glad you found the problem. 😉
One of many! LOL…How great is this cool air? 🙋🏻
So refreshing. I’m actually cold! 🙂
Don’t even go there! Grab a sweater! I got everything opened. Back door, front door, side door…Windows amok! What a welcomed relief from that humidity, right? This is a day for throwing around that ball! ⚾️🙋🏻
Mine have been open day and night for two days! Looks like the sun is just barely breaking through now. ☀️
That’s what we were saying this morning, how good it felt to sleep with all the windows open. And we ate breakfast outside…(With the birds, no ducks….) 😂 We had sun, but now it’s overCAST..oops, sorry, that was yesterday. Now it’s cloudy…😂🙋🏻
It’s been fun but I’ve gotta run! See you (and everyone) later this evening or in the morning. 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻
Be careful out there…There’s a lot of QUACKS running around….Talk to you later! 🙋🏻
🎶”Regrets, I’ve had AFUE, BATT then again, too few to mention…”🎶
WATT am I thinking? Taking a Sinatra song, and TURNing it into a pun?
I’MEGOHMing down the TUBES! And all because of the Jumble Company and HVAC! I was just going to START with ACUTE joke. Something like..”Oh, you’re cold? Come and sit in the corner…It’s 90 degrees”! BA-BOOM! (No pun intended)! BATT instead, I went with the song. And all DEW to the fact that I have no knowledge of HVAC. I tried, but to me? High SEER? A fortune teller that drinks. Condenser? An uneducated felon. Replacement Catcher? Needing to pull Travis d’Arnaud from the Mets STARTing line-up. HVAC? Let’s be honest folks…We know it’s there, the heat, the cool air. But there’s a Guy, right? The Guy comes and makes sure it’s working, the Guy comes if it stops working, the Guy takes care of the HOLE thing. It’s all SYSTEM! It’s not me. THIS is me, SKIRTing AROUND the issue, trying to make AFUE jokes! Trying to MASK the fact that I know absolutely nothing about DUCTS! I just don’t have a FLARE for this! I looked for some eye candy, and was SOLENOID. Even that was tough. I suppHOSE it’ll be the SPEC sheet the GUY’s holding. It’s enGAUGEing. BOTTOM LINE, I love the cartoon, I immediately got the pun, I can picture the cute little ducks, walking UNIFYed in a row. But you can’t COLONY to tell you any more than this, and it’d be REDUNDANT to keep talking about it. TBT, I kind of wished I could have SWEPT this one under the rug, ACUTE as it is. And you know me, I’m a FAN of alMIST any puzzle. I’m NORMALLY OPEN to anything. But it’s hard to work UNDER PRESSURE, you know? And this alMIST drove me BATTS! WELL, thanks for LETTING me VENT.
I’m going to CUT OUT now…and call the Guy.
Go with the FLOW, Everyone. And have a GRATE day! 🙋🏻
Charming as always! 😊👍🏻
Wasn’t easy “having fun with ducts”. And I resorted to betraying Sinatra (BMH). “Bless me Father, for I have sinned…’! I’ll be in the confessional! 😂🙋🏻
Another gem, Angela. You certainly WADDLED thru that one.
LOL…Good morning, Moose! Actually I almost drowned with this one! But waddled sounds so much better! (And good pun, too)! I had to look up Duct words! LOL…Thanks for the compliment. You’re a Gem ❤️ for saying so. Hope you have a great day! 🙋🏻
Is there any way Jeff could have drawn this cartoon using ducks? I’ve been thinking about alternative cartoons this morning and can’t get anything to work. I wonder if he had any other drawings before settling on this one…
Not really, because then where would the pun come in, right? If he gave us ducks, it’d just be …ducks! Do you think we’re just a tad too obsessed with this? Like suffering from Jumble Fever? Take two words and call me in the morning….? 😂🙋🏻
My only thought was misaligned ducks walking on duct work in a warehouse. I wouldn’t say obsessed — just really passionate about the game. I think of you similarly with all the punny business going on! 😂🤣😉
Oh, I admit to being obsessed! I told you, I’m an IDIOM SAVANT🍌🍌 But I think that’s the first sign of obsession though, isn’t it? Denial? Or is that addiction? Whatever, 6 (words) of one 1/2 dozen of the other! 😂 Misaligned ducks…? What, you mean like with their wings clipped? Walking around in a warehouse?…. I thought you drank your coffee black? 😂😂
No no no, like a mother duck and her ducklings. She’s teaching them to walk on duct work in a warehouse but the duct work is curved. Just fun to imagine alternative imagery while prepping dinner. You sure your not obsessed with me? You already know how I take my coffee, lol! 😉
ROTFL! I got you the first time. Just QUACKING a joke. You know, some conDUCTive criticism! No harm, no FOWL! (And yes, I know how you take your coffee because you told me)..I just thought maybe you stirred something in there this morning…! 😂😂
I think you’ve finally quacked up. Maybe going to bed at the quack of dawn isn’t a good idea. You’ve turned into a fire”quacker”. Quick, someone call Angela a good doctor, and not some quack! It’s ok to put his charges on my bill — no harm no foul.
Ok it’s FLOWED out of my system. Nope, last one: Tell the HVAC Tech to pullup his pants because you can see his buttquack! SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE!!! ✌🏻
ROTFL! You know I actually went back and looked at the cartoon! I’m thinking, weren’t they depicted waist up? What did I miss? 😂 Yes, I admit, the sleep deprivation may be partially responsible, but we can’t blame it all on that. It’s this obsessive comPUNsive disorder! The doctors have tried…and obviously failed! I’m glad you got to VENT tho, you keep all that in, it could affect your sleep! 😂 I’ll try to COILtal it…(uh-oh), really. I’m just sorry that I’ve caused you to reach this BREAKERing point.(uh oh, again). Take deep breaths…Get some AIR in your lungs…(Maybe cut down on the coffee)?….It’ll be OK…😂😂🙋🏻
It’s all worked out now. I’m ready for tomorrow’s game. 😋
I can’t talk…Duct taped my mouth…!!! 😷😷😷
Now someone just needs to duct tape your 👐🏻. 😉
That’s what Dom just said!!!! ROTFL! That’s it, no duck parm for either of you tonight!!!
We can be lame ducks I suppose. Truce??? 😉
Hungry lame ducks! No need for truce. How could I be upset with you….I’m obsessed with you! 😂😂
I already did that one Oct. 3rd, last year.
It did sound familiar, Jeff. I’ll have to think of something else… 🤔
Here’s a link to Jumbleanswers for 10/03/2016.
Those were the days — only 3 comments total on a Monday!
Good morning. Was stuck on the second word but when I looked at the cartoon answer it was an instant read. Now knowing the two letters “U and I”the word came to me. That’s three straight. I’m on a roll Make that a bagel with cream cheese and lox. Until tomorrow stay well
Now, that’s funny! Good one Paul! 😂
Great job, Paul! UNIFY was probably the most difficult of the quartet, in my opinion. You just reminded me that I forgot to eat breakfast! 😊👍🏻
What will you have? ALPHA BITS? 😂
There you go again! 😂🤣😂🤣
I know, what is it with me? I’m going to need an intervention if this keeps up. They’ll SPELL it out to me….in no uncertain WORDS. (And now I’m thinking, if not ALPHA BITS, perhaps SCRAMBLED eggs)?!!! 😂😂😂
Too close to lunch. Maybe it’ll be safe to have a tuna fish sandwich today!
Yea, today’s good. No PRESSURE. 🙋🏻
One minute puzzle today. We use a lot of duct tape & the words were easy.
It sure was a snap, Lelia! I hope all is going well in AZ. Just getting my “ducts in a row” before we head out on the trip. Say hello to Jerry for me. 👋🏻