Jumble Answers for 8/17/2017









45 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 8/17/2017

    • Good morning, again, Moose! As Earl mentioned below, and as I’m writing in my post, this again may be one of those phrases that you either know or not. It may prove to be a tough solve. IDK. I’m still half way to the moon with Judge’s rocket, so I’m so behind schedule. I haven’t slept yet! 🍭🙋🏻

      • I’m familiar with the phrase, STICK kept popping out at me. Have a good day. Get some sleep.

        • Ah, I get it. I know what you mean. Once you get a word in your head, it’s hard to see past it. Throws everything off. Sleep…I still have to finish my post! And then, yes. Still have to survive the final game tonight. Club menu? C C Seafood and Salas Salads! You gotta love these guys! I’m still on cloud 9…9!! LOL..⚾️🍭🙋🏻

  1. The PICKLE patch was in a HILLY area and the cross-country OCTET, trying to avoid a STICKY mess, ran through the valley.
    For some reason, STICKY gave me pause. Actually had the solution to the cartoon before I could see the light. A question I raise from time to time: Is this also a phrase ( lickety-split) that the younger generations would rarely have heard, If at all?
    Beautiful morning up here–had to don a sweatshirt for my morning walk but gorgeous sky. Enjoy your day everyone.☕️ 🚴 🤗

    • Good morning, Earl. Great imagery and imagination with your sentence! You never cease to amaze me! I’m tending to agree with you, it’s one of those phrases. It came to me immediately, but I’m constantly being told that my head’s full of nonsensical trivia! You can’t go by me! 😂
      Beautiful here also. Enjoy your day, too! 🍭🙋🏻

  2. Good morning. Solved the words fairly quick but gave up on the cartoon answer I’ll have to wait to see if my friend got it because they sleep late ,especially her husband. I would love to have a straight six or even four hours of sleep every night. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good morning, Paul. After seeing the phrase answer, did you recognize it? This may be a little bit of a stumper today. As for the sleep…You’re preaching to the choir…4-6 hours straight? I’ve said before, I’d pay good money! Be well. Ciao! 🍭🙋🏻

      • Yes and most times you wonder why you didn’t get it I couldn’t get stick for the second word out of my head. It was easier to chaulk it up as a loss.

        • Paul, I think this may happen to a few others today, also. Moose had stick stuck in his head too! And it stands to reason, because a lollipop is a candy on a stick! The loss…like our Mets again last night. God, I’m hoping it’s not a sweep. Just one, is that asking too much? 🙄🙋🏻

  3. 🎶”I call him, lollipop, lollipop… Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop, Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop….Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop
    Sweeter than candy on a stick, Huckleberry, cherry or lime, If you had a choice he’d be your pick, But lollipop is mine”🎶
    Well, well…How Sweet is this? A Candy store! So, eye candy first…Sitting there on the bottom shelf…A box that says “Premium Jumble Puzzles”! Amazing! And I’m trying my best to make out the image. A skyline, or is it trees? A building? And in the CENTer? Is that a man with a pipe? Hard to tell…Jeff, great period cartoon, but I need some help here! We have great scrambles today, with words that all look familiar. OCTET? When was the last time you used that one, Folks? Our cartoon: “Lollipops”! In little tins and marked 1¢. There’s other candies also, Gum drops and Jelly beans, and Licorice STICKS! A plethora of sugar pleasure! Two kids, their Father asking Mr. Smith about the Lollipops. But, I’m not sure if today’s solution will be that easy to get, because this may be another one of those phrases that you either know or you DONUT. I made the CONFECTION immediately, but you can’t go by me; these phrases just POP into my head! LICKETY SPLIT means fast. So the dialogue stating “devouring” and “last longer” are clues. And the kids are licking the pops. But I have to be honest here…I’m not sure the clues will bring MOUNDS of JOY. The cartoon’s GOOD…PLENTY good, but will everyone know what you MINT? Maybe NUT. I’m going to call it a PAYDAY. I know this isn’t my best effort, I’m usually a lot BUTTER in a CRUNCH. But there’s a 100 GRAND REESEons why I’m not at the top of my game today. I need to TAKE 5 and KATch up on a few things. I’m SKOR you understand
    EnJOY your day, Everyone! Sorry I couldn’t give you S’ MORE!
    KISSES! 🍭💋🙋🏻

    • PS….Forgot to add…Supposedly, Lollipops were named after a POPular racing horse at the time, Lolly Pop. Cute. But I can’t help thinking what would make this guy relate a HORSE to candy? It’s a STRETCH, no? Unless, he was a gambling man?….And Lolly gave him a SWEEEEEEETTTT win? Just sayin’. 🍭🏇 🙋🏻

  4. For some reason, I had the puzzle solved by scanning the clue words before unjumbling them. The words themselves were fairly easy today, too!

  5. Hey John. How’re you doing? It’s a strange solve. It POPped right into my head too, but I think you had to know the phrase. The word SPLIT itself doesn’t come into play anywhere in the puzzle. Which explains why STICK is coming up as a chosen second word by some. The word stick does relate to the lollipop. It’s early, jury’s still out on this one! Take care. 🍭🙋🏻

    • Sweets for the Sweet! Hi Caroline. Yes, I thought it so cute also. Octet made me think of the OctoMom. Remember that from a few years back? Have a great day! 🍭🙋🏻

      • Wasn’t “Doc-Oc” a Spider-Man villain? Mike will know for sure.
        (Binary Octal Decimal Hexadecimal)

        • “Crazy town, Banana Pants”! 🕷 You’re asking the wrong one! I thought OctoMom, and that was enough to spin my head! (Can you imagine)? Doc-Oc? Not my “Bit-O-Honey”. We’ll just defer to Mike. 🕷🙋🏻

      • I had totally forgotten about OctoMom, Angela, but I see she’s still in the news and seems to be managing. Fourteen kids!

        • 14 kids is right. I can’t imagine. And I think I remember reading that 2 or 3 of them were special needs children. I don’t know how she does it. God bless her is all I can say. Take care. Enjoy your evening! 🙋🏻

  6. Got the puzzle without difficulty but then I’m familiar with the phrase lickety split. Oterwise I would have been stuck. Have a good day everyone.

    • Hi Betty. Yes, I think we had to know the phrase. Without knowing it, Split still has me puzzled. Enjoy your day! 🍭🙋🏻

  7. Hi all – Octet caused a pause, and I was in a momentary pickle at the third word, but the fourth word was the real sticky wicket. Knew the answer right away, since it’s yet another old and somewhat obsolete expression to show up here lately.

    PS – Ask Mr. Larson about the popularity of licorice in Holland!

    🎵”Cool cherry cream, nice apple tart
    I feel your taste all the time we’re apart
    Coconut fudge really blows down those blues
    But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
    After the Savoy truffle

    You know that what you eat you are
    But what is sweet now turns so sour
    We all know obla-di-bla-da
    But can you show me where you are?

    Creme tangerine and montelimar
    A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
    A coffee dessert, yes, you know it’s good news
    But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
    After the Savoy truffle”🎵

    • Hey Steve, you know George wrote this about Eric Clapton. He was a candy freak, and always had so many cavities, that his dentist told him if he kept eating so much candy, he’d end up having to pull out all his teeth. Now that’s a Sticky Wicket! And the “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da? Well ‘Nuff said! 🍭🙋🏻

      • Yes indeed, and a good observation! It’s nap time for me, and I hope you finally got or will get some sleep also! Good luck to the Mets, congrats to Da Judge, see ya later. 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • Good song pick! I just awoke from a three hour…What? Was that a nap??? Not ideal, but maybe I’ll squeeze another hour in before game time. I’d like so much to have at least one win for the Mets, but I know how bad the Yankees need it for the division clinch. I’m just ‘gonna go with the flow’ and eat the C C Seafood! The Judge, ‘up close and personal’?…Hmm. It’s a family blog! 😉 🙋🏻

  8. As with others, “octet” gave me problems. Figured out the answer and then was able to get octet, a word that is seldom heard. I have been in a duo, trio, quartet and probably an octet and did not know it.;-) Have a terrific day! 🙂

  9. Hi Sue. I thought you would have mentioned quintet, for a basketball side! 😉 Octet seems to be the stumper of the day! Be well! 🍭🙋🏻

    • I did think of quintet, however, had to finish my post and get busy. I am looking forward to basketball season and eager to see our new players. Of course, football is next on agenda. 🏈🏀🌞🌞

      • I remembered you saying you’re a big college sports fan. When you say Football, does that apply to the pros also? I like college football, but not basketball so much on the college level. Pro football? ❤️!!! Hope you’re enjoying your day! Be well. 🙋🏻

    • Angela, I am not a big football fan, other than University of Kentucky (UK). Some family members do follow The Steelers and I watch them at times. Born and raised on UK basketball and that’s my first love. Proud to be a member of “The Big Blue Nation.”💙😹

      • Hey Sue, Yes, I remember your ties to the Big Blue Nation. Basketball was never big in my family, so I didn’t grow up following it. I only came to it as an adult. I enjoy watching, but it’s a distant fourth after baseball, football and hockey. I do become more engaged tho, when the playoffs occur. And when the seasons overlap, it’s a struggle! 🙂 Enjoy your evening. Be well. 🙋🏻

  10. Hi, all! Got the words quickly but had the word STICK stuck in my head, as did several of you, so I said to my husband, “LOLLIPOP! What word popped into your head?” He replied, “LICK, LICK, LICK.” Voila, I had the answer. I was instructed as a child to finish a chore, “Lickety-split,” meaning ASAP.
    Forgot about today’s doctor apt so have to get ready lickety-split. Enjoy your day, all, and I’ll see you tomorrow. Oh, Carolyn, I found your “glad you’re back.” Thanks!

    • Hi Lelia. Seems like Stick stuck a lot of Folks today! Good luck at the appt.Take care! 🍭🙋🏻

  11. Steve, I thanked you yesterday for not just telling me but somehow convincing me to take care of Jerry and me, not just Jerry. Thanks again, and I have 3 or 4 more things typed & ready to send to you when I am not napping, eating, or taking Jerry to a Dr. apt. Enjoyed your comments today, as usual.

    • Hi Lelia – I loved your story about creating a poem and limerick (before my time) for Mike and re-posting it to welcome him back. A Jumbleanswer blast from the past! An oldie-but-goodie, like us!

      • Hi, Steve! I love your comment to me about loving my post to Mike, an “oldie-but-goodie” post, like us. After hearing about Jerry’s cancer, I called younger daughter & told her to make me laugh. When she couldn’t think of anything, I remembered a “blast from the past” when I thanked you for making me laugh & quoted a Mary Poppins song for you.

        Lelia: I love to laugh, loud & long & clear.
        I love to laugh! It’s getting worse every year!
        The more I laugh, the more I’m filled with glee,
        The more the glee, the more I’m a merrier me!

        Lelia: Steve, you knew that was a song from Mary Poppins, right?

        Steve: No, I thought you had gotten a head start on a 3 Margarita lunch.

        Lelia: That’s embarrassing.

        Steve: Lelia, only you & I could make Mary Poppins embarrassing.

        My daughter: That is hilarious!!!

  12. Snap! Solved puzzle sans clue words about 12.5 seconds after reading it> Do not know why, it just came to me. Maybe LICKITY SPLIT is a Midwestern word. Another great golf day in Indiana… cannot believe we are two weeks from the September cool down weather. Bowling starts the Monday after Labor Day.

  13. Angela– You are either early or late , but never on time with your
    Jumble puzzle answers!

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