Jumble Answers for 08/21/2017








Good Monday morning everyone and welcome back to another week of Jumble fun!  I’ll keep it brief this morning as most people seem to be in solar eclipse mode.  I didn’t have any trouble with the clue words as they were old favorites.  KHAKI would be my pick for the most difficult word to decipher.  Jeff definitely hit a home run with his cartoon featuring what appears to be a baseball team owner presenting his pitcher with a contract.  There were plenty of zeros visible on the paper but the player ultimately decides that he’s ready to hold out for more.  The six letter solution was easily visible to me for a fast Monday solve.  Did you notice the team owners baseball field belt buckle?  I didn’t see it at first glance and it’s pretty snazzy!  Enjoy the eclipse and be sure to let us know if you were in the path of totality.  I’ll see you tomorrow!  πŸ˜Ž


30 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/21/2017

  1. Good morning. I thought it was a little harder for a usual Monday morning puzzle. Took a few extra minutes for the first and third words. The cartoon answer was simple. Sundays words were all solved but gave up on the cartoon answer. Gotta get back in the mood. The drive to succeed in jumble is fading. Maybe it’s too much bocce lately. Oh well tomorrow is another chance for a favorable outcome. Until then stay well

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  2. Good morning, Mike. We could have been looking over one another’s shoulders! You’ll see what I mean….πŸ˜‰ Great post.
    1PM Eclipse here…πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  3. Walking to his favorite BRUNCH spot and sporting new KHAKI trousers, he was discomfited when a ROUND but granular PEBBLE lodged in his right sandal.
    Easy solve today and I’m sure Angela will be in baseball heaven with this cartoon. The puns will be flying out of Brooklyn as fast as she can step up to bat.⚾️ ⚾️ ⚾️ ⚾️
    One way to get on base is four balls, right?

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    • Good morning, Earl. Thanks for the shout out… LOL..Yes, 4 balls gives you a “walk”, you take 1st base. I didn’t really reach baseball Heaven over this, let’s just say baseball Purgatory! I tried staying on topic, and just dealing with the pitcher. Not too much good wood! LOL..And I think I “hurt” myself yesterday with all that Broadway! πŸ˜‚
      Once again, I laughed out loud at your sentence. Kudos.
      Beautiful weather for NY! Have a great day βšΎοΈβšΎοΈβšΎοΈβšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»


  4. 🎢”I had a friend was a big BASEBALL player, back in high school. He could throw that SPEED BALL by you, make you look like a fool boy. Saw him the other night at this roadside bar, I was walking in, he was walking out…We went back inside sat down had a few drinks, but all he kept talking about was…Glory days, well they’ll pass you by, Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye…Glory days, glory days..🎢
    BALKING in BASEBALL is pretty much the same as balking OUTSIDE of baseball. That HESITATION or unwillingness…But that’s not how we feel about starting the week off with our Jumble! So… PLAY BALL! Today’s words have been THROWN out there before. Uh, maybe PEBBLE is a first? Gee, WAIT, I’m not sure. Uh….Either way, easy, breezy with our words. Our cartoon. What year is this? And where are we? BUSH LEAGUE? I can’t make out the dollar amount on the contract; that would help. But looking at how the owners dressed, “Colonel” Tom Parker comes to mind! Elvis? Is Elvis in the building? Or in the OUTFIELD? We’re shown a pitcher, ON THE MOUND discussing his contract. His TEAMmates look angry…And why not? He’s strong ARMing the owner! He CHANGED UP, and THREW a CURVE BALL into the mix, by asking for more money. And at the last minute! He hesitated to sign, he “changed his mind…” He BALKED. Eye candy? No HESITATION here..The “Colonel’s” belt buckle. It has the image of a Baseball DIAMOND on it! HOME RUN with that one, Jeff!
    Ok, time to CLEAN UP. Have a great day, Everybody, PLAY BY THE BOOK, and don’t get CAUGHT NAPPING! See ya ON DECK! βšΎοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  5. Hi all – My Jumble thoughts are being eclipsed this morning.

    🎡”Oh, I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
    Leapin and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow.
    And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
    Yes if I ever lose my eyes, I won’t have to cry no more.”🎡

    Don’t lose your eyes – Don’t look at the sun directly – BEWARE OF FAKE ECLIPSE GLASSES!!

    The question here is whether the weather will cooperate, and the fog and overcast will burn off in time. There’s a good chance – we’re scheduled from 9 to 11:30 AM.
    Wish us luck!

    🎡”Here comes the sun (and moon!)
    And I say, it’s allright!” 🎡
    “I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon”!

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    • Please excuse me for thinking this but at first glance seeing your name produced this reaction in me. It is not said maliciously You are right on about the balk. Just maybe,it probably was a clue that very few picked up on especially me. Raphael,Michelangelo and Leonardo would be very proud of you.

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  6. Easy time this morning with the words and cartoon.That was certainly not the case for me yesterday. I got all the words but simply could not come up with the cartoon answer. Hated to do it but finally had to look at the solution. I think our local fog will eclipse both the sun and the moon this morning in San Francisco so you probably shouldn’t rush here to view it. Happy Monday everyone!!

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  7. Good Monday puzzle; eclipse starts here at 12:57 EDT, maximum will be 96% at 2:27 and ends at 3:51. Currently little cloud cover and hoping for good view. This is a BIG thing in KY and schools are planning day around it. Hope we all have a good view and remember to take care of our eyes. Seize the day! πŸ™‚


  8. Hi, all! Quick solve of words & cartoon but looked up KHAKI to be sure I put the β€œH” in the right place. That makes me agree with you, Mike, to pick KHAKI as being tricky.
    Steve, I laughed heartily at your quote of your radio announcer telling us that during the eclipse we should not look directly at our radio. Too funny! I copied the New York Times article from 1932 for Jerry. Thanks. He’s using his welding helmet for quick glances.
    I’m not participating because my eyes are too sensitive to light.
    Angela, great post; Donato, great catch; Earl, great sentence. Know the feeling because every day while feeding the wildlife, we get birdseed & rabbit pellets in our shoes & socks.


    • Hi Lelia, good to hear from you. Hope you’re both doing well. I was amazed to read in that Times article that for them, the next convenient eclipse wouldn’t take place for 85 years!.
      Although our award-winning SF Chronicle science writer David Perlman just retired this month after a 70! year career at the age of 99! He probably saw that 1932 eclipse as well.


  9. Awesome eclipse at 96% and no cloud cover. In seven years Louisville will have 99% view with parts of Indiana having totality. Our universe is amazing! πŸŒ‘πŸŒž

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    • That it certainly is Sue! Thanks for the report. Our sun just came out around 12:15 PM PDT. Totally normal for this time of year, but unfortunate timing for us. Looking forward to your report in 2024!

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  10. snap….wasn’t sure how to spell khaki..My Mother called me Facki…Never knew what she meant. No excitement about eclipse, I can see one every night when there is not a full moon. Most people do not think of that as an eclipse!


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