Jumble Answers for 08/22/2017








Good Tuesday morning everyone!  The clue words were not a problem today as each one came instantly.  Moving along to the cartoon, we find ourselves inside “Julienne’s Cutlery” where a customer is searching for just the right cutting implement.  After reading the dialogue and sentence, SHARP came to mind for the 5-letter word and I struggled to come up with the second word.  Writing out the letters, I noticed KOO grouped together which made me think of LOOKOUT for the finish.  I thought the name of the shop was brilliant but the customer really took my eye as she seemed rather nefarious.  I hope she has good intentions for the knife she picked out!!!  Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow.  πŸ™‚


24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/22/2017

  1. At holiday time, a favorite STRAND can be heard “on the sidewalks of New York” combining the HUMBLE KAZOO and the grand PIANO.
    Easy solve today and no writing instruments or knives needed.
    Have a great Tuesday everyone–more when I return from beach day🏊 πŸ– 🚲

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    • Hello Earl – You might not have heard “cotton up”, but I’ve never heard STRAND in the sense you used it. Does it mean a song? From the Wiki references, it looks like it could be British (?)

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      • Steve–I used strand to mean a song or melody or refrain but I think I may have stranded myself on the shore with that. I haven’t checked a dictionary but I may be guilty of vocabulary violation. Thanks for reading my posts and putting me on the road to better usage.
        Got chased off the beach today by nasty thunderstorms and a warning of possible tornadoes. Sigh–just isn’t my day.

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      • Oh, not at all, Earl, thanks. I was just hoping to discover a new word myself. And like I said, it appears the British could use the term to mean that – it’s your unconscious Anglophilia kicking in!
        Sorry about the aborted beach day – that’s as disappointing as missing an eclipse!

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      • ..not to mention more dangerous. Tornadoes – Yikes!!
        We had an earthquake close offshore here, but I don’t think many people even felt it.

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      • Earl and Steve. Strands of music is legit. It’s not British as far as I know. I’m no Anglophile; the most British I ever got was drinking Earl Grey. (Oh, no wait, there were those two guys…Oh, wrong blog)! πŸ˜‚ Sorry, ignore that! On a serious note, there was a pretty serious earthquake in Italy. On Ischia, the beautiful, magical island where my maternal family is from. I still have so much family there. We’ve been in contact with most of them, and thank God, so far so good. Mother Nature…πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Thanks – good wishes to your family! They’re really had a string of bad earthquakes there lately, haven’t they? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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      • Thank you, Steve.❀️ Yes, they have. And Ischia is volcanic to begin with. πŸ™‹πŸ»


  2. Good morning. Today’s Tuesday’s puzzle was in my opinion much easierthat yesterday. I got both sides almost instantly. The customer looks sinister. Don’t think she is going to use that cleaver for cooking. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  3. 🎢”I took it all for granted, but how was I to know, that you’d be letting go…Now it CUTS like a KNIFE. But it feels so right. Yeah, it cuts like a knife…Oh, but it feels so right…”🎢 “JULIENNE’S CUTLERY”. The scene of our puzzle today. Now that’s SHARP, Jeff! You’ve CARVED out another win! Ok, Let’s get to the POINT…Our words today are nothing new, CLEAVE it at that. PIANO and KAZOO? A little odd to have two musically related words in the same puzzle? SPLITting hairs! CUT to the chase, our cartoon: BUY now, you know I’m not NARROW minded, but in my HUMBLE opinion, I have to say, this threw me for a CURVE. I could HARDY take my eyes off the buyers face. Really, I can’t HANDLE it! That LOOK..She just doesn’t LOOK STABle to me! Is she shopping for something to JULIENNE carrots, or something to ‘Juliet’ a ‘Romeo’? I mean, do you just walk in, say “Hi, KNIFE to meet you..”, and walk out with a weapon? Do they check for ID? LOOK, I may not be the SHARPest tool in the shed, but this woman definitely LOOKs like she’s on the EDGE! Sorry to be so BLUNT, but there’s a lot at STEAK here…Anyway, yes, the solution..I won’t leave you STRANDed. The dialogue stating, “See anything you like”, the statement, “Keeping a..”, and “shopping”, knifes are SHARP…”SHARP LOOKOUT”! Eye candy? It goes to the stores name! No matter how you SLICE it, JULIENNE It is! This, Jumble Guys, was very CLEAVER! Never a DULL moment with you two!
    So, that’s it for today! Hope I didn’t sound like I have an AXE to GRIND. It’s just that I can’t help wondering AXEactly what she’s shopping for! It’s a little too DICEy to me. I won’t be surprised to find out that she ends up incarSERRATEd..
    Ok, ok…I’m BUTTER off just CUTTING my losses and going. But BONE up on your reading, Folks. I doubt we’ve heard the END of this!
    Have a GRATE day, Everyone! SHANKS for your time! πŸ”ͺπŸ™‹πŸ»


      • SHANKS, Moose! I gave it a LANCE! DIRKy work, but somebody’s gotta do it! As long as it doesn’t get DAGGERous! If it does, I’ll TABLE it for sure. THRUST me! πŸ”ͺπŸ™‹πŸ» ( I see you’re CHOPping at the bit, too! Good ones)! πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»


  4. Hi all – So today, the sun comes out at 9:15 AM. Arrgh!

    At first, I thought the shop name would say Jumble, but no, it’s Julienne. Very cute. If she wants to provide some musical accompaniment to shop by along with her piano and kazoo, she could bring out her mandolin πŸ˜‰.

    Mike, that customer looks nefarious enough to be Snidely Whiplash’s daughter!

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  5. I agree- the puzzle AND the answer = total breeze!

    As for our customer – yes, nefarious and all its many synonyms!

    If she does end up making a purchase, I would be keeping a sharp lookout for HER! 😠

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  6. Hi, all! Had the cartoon answer immediately so backed quickly into KAZOO. Done!
    Earl & Steve: I was taught that a STRAND is a few notes or few measures of a song. In my reading of your sentence, STRAND was perfect because during holiday shopping you hear a STRAND here & there of holiday songs without necessarily hearing the entire song.

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    • Hi Lelia. Yes, it is. I posted that a few minutes ago.Trying to set them STRAIGHT! And it’s also “a strand of hair”..but that was Sunday! Hope you’re having a great day! Be well. πŸ™‹πŸ»


    • Thank you Lelia! Both you and Angela (and Earl) have taught me a delightful new word today! (Equally as fun as “five tons of refrigeration”)! Now I’m hearing “Silver Bells, Silver Bells…” No! It”s too early! I’m still in shock from seeing Halloween decorations and Octoberfest beer at Safeway this morning!

      Lelia, I don’t know whether we talked about this, but your mentioning sheet music – do you play the piano and read music?


  7. Hi, Steve! Yes, I do play the piano & read music & sing but playing the piano is not like riding a bike, which you never forget how to do. Because of so little practice at the piano for the last 10 years, I struggle to relearn songs that I could play in my sleep years ago.
    I have on my Bucket List to hear you play the guitar. Do you also sing?
    This morning I had forgotten the name of Kitty Kallen’s song after singing it a million times in the late 50’s, and I couldn’t recall the very familiar to me Beatles’ song either. Maybe I should do the Asimov quiz later in the day after I finish waking up. I felt sure that you remembered both of those.


    • Hi Lelia – I’m in the same boat as you – I haven’t practiced my guitar in so long that I can’t do finger picking that used to be easy. As for the voice, I may sound a little better than Rod Stewart does to you, but suffice it to say that my friends thought the closest I could come to an accurate song rendition was Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush”, and that’s definitely an acquired taste, shall we say.
      I got the Beatles, but not Kitty Kallen. I think maybe it just wasn’t played on the stations I would have been listening to at the time. Still a bit early for me.


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