Jumble Answers for 8/27/2017













Good Morning, Everyone! Β πŸ”§Β IT’S THE TORQUE OF THE TOWN πŸ”§

🎢”The MECHANIC raised up from under my hood, he shook his head and said “This ain’t good…your timin’ belt’s done shrunk one size too small…Those spark plug wires are a little too long, and your main prodsponder’s nearly gone, your injector ports are stripped and that ain’t all… your torque converter’s runnin’ low on torque, and that water pump’s nearly down a quart…But we caught it all in time so you’re in luck…I think we can bring her in for 800 bucks…Don’t be downhearted, I can fix it for you, Sonny, It won’t take too long, it’ll just take money…”🎢
I don’t own a car, so this is out of my WHEELhouse. Car Repair is all GREASE to me. FUEL INJECTION – B12 Shot? …LIMITED SLIP – Short Lingerie?…CARBURETOR – Counting calories? …MODIFIED STRUT- How I walk when I’m tired? It’s all OVER my HEAD. But let’s take a BRAKE, GRAB a cup of cofFEE, and TACHel this puzzle! Eye candy first. If you look closely, the word “Jumble” is written on the ENGINE. How cute is that? It just PUMPed me right up! Ok, so looking at today’s words, I figured, “Oh, DIESEL just take a minute”; nothing DROVE me to DISC TRACTION. And without HESITATION, I went on to our CARtoon: Jeff’s showing us two MECHANICS and the owner of the Jumble VEHICLE, with the J on the hood. We see that the Expert Mechanic’s hands are meTICulously FINE TUNING a MOTOR. The men are TORQUEing, and the patRUN mentions that “It’s like watching a surgeon”. The man’s a CARdiologist! Obviously, not everyone can do this BODY of work, it takes SKILL…”FINE MOTOR SKILLS”! Well, CLUTCH my heart, the solve! Great clues; once again, Jumble Guys you’ve STEERed us in the right direction!
So, Car Mechanics. Most of us meet them by ACCIDENT. And they’re probably not like the one featured in my opening song. I’m sure they’re honest and hard working, and don’t get the WRECK IGNITION they deserve. Maybe I’ll JUMP START a MOVEment…”VINdication for Mechanics”! Hey, FANs, BELT out the slogan!

With Texas still in my prayers,πŸ™πŸ» I wish you all a great Sunday! πŸ”§πŸ”©πŸ™‹πŸ»

23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 8/27/2017

    • When there are four vowels, it’s even harder .But maybe I should not count O twice??

      • Hi Mort. I think it’s Mort. If not, please let us know who you are! Of course, count the O twice. 4 vowels it is. This should be Wheel of Fortune, right? 4 vowels..all free! Have a great day! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  1. The gorilla’s FICKLE IMMUNE SYSTEM was further compromised at the zoo and in order to EXHALE comfortably she needed to PURSUE lots of rest and had to ignore the bothersome ORIOLE and his early morning chirping.
    “Oriole” was the only word to slow me down and I had to write out the circled letters but when I spied “motor” I got the solution fairly quickly.
    Angela, I went to the Seattle Times site to play Jumble today but I believe there is another site where the cartoon is larger. Could you post that again for me? Thanks.
    Lovely day here but I can’t stop thinking about all those in Texas and the misery they are facing now and what is in store in the coming days.

    • My name did not show up in two posts above–was using my desktop. PC. Not sure why “anonymous” showed up and do not know how to change itπŸ€”

      • I guess I should not have attempted a Sunday Jumble! Omitted the clue word “pursue” in my sentence. It could be in the phrase “she needed to pursue lots of rest” but as the cliche says– ” it is what it is”

        • Earl. Ever the perfectionist! Not to worry. I didn’t even attempt to include the words in my post today. My hearts really not into it. Your sentence is great just the way it is. But I added the word in for you. Fickle immune system is brilliant! πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Earl, it seems to be there now. I’m not sure why this occurs either. But if you were using a different device, I believe it calls for you to enter your information again. But how could I not know that was you? πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Good morning,Earl. Yes, it’s heartbreaking. I dreaded doing the post, because it seems so callous to joke and make puns. I believe the news reported that it’ll rain there until Tuesday. I can’t imagine what these poor people are going through. πŸ’” I prayed for them at Mass last night, and lit some candles for their intentions. It’s mind boggling.
      The website is poststar.com. After you click to open the Jumble, you can tap on the cartoon, and it will magnify. From there, you can enlarge it even more. Glad you came by today! Take care! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. It took me an hour to find all the words, with oriole, pursue and immune taking the longest. Because the immune jumble had the two m’s together, I wrongly assumed they would be separated in the clue word.

    • Hi, 🎢Sweet Caroline🎢. A lot of double consonants and vowels in today’s words. Dave’s definitely REVVING up his game! And the scrambling is great! Glad you solved it all. Enjoy your day! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  3. Hi all – Angela, WRECK IGNITION, Grooan!

    Wow, I found this tough, and really fun, today. Hardest word was ORIOLE, being distracted by OIL. Thought MUMMY, MINIMUM and MENIUM (the element with a Y chromosome) before seeing IMMUNE. Finally, saw USURP, PURSER, and SUPPER before PURSUE. Then stared at the answer and tried to fit TOOLS in, before MOTOR jumped out.

    The drawing reminds me of the tongue twister “Old oily Otto oils old oily autos.”
    (Hey, that’s easier than “The Sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.”) P-tooy!

    If that ‘J’ on the hood stood for ‘Jaguar’, I could understand why it’s in the shop (with all due respect to fine formerly-British motorcars, Earl! Our famous Chronicle columnist Herb Caen had one he called “The White Rat” that was *always* in the shop.)

    Love the Jughead-Jones style cap (we’ve seen that here before, but I don’t remember when), and I hope that mechanic doesn’t wrench his back.

    • Hey, WRECK IGNITION is gold!! Pure gold! πŸ˜‰ Funny, I thought of Jughead too! But you know something, years ago mechanics wore hats like that. Why, I don’t know!
      You sure went thru a lot with these words, huh? Between all that and these tongue twisters, you need to watch that you don’t wrench anything! Just sayin! πŸ˜‚
      Be careful…πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Steve–Some British cars were breathtaking to look at — a fraternity brother of mine had a Jaguar XKE in the early ’60s and I would go anywhere he wanted to go as long as I could be seen riding around the campus in that car. BUT , I think his father went broke trying to keep the thing operational. Right up there with the awful Citroens–IMHO.

      • Very funny Earl! The Lucas Electrical system, right? My wife’s father had one of the early Citroens in Holland, and she herself had one in the 80’s. It was as comfortable as driving your living room sofa, and with the self-leveling hydraulic suspension you could remove a front wheel and still drive it, but the French engineering, Oy!

  4. Hi, all!! Loved the mechanic cartoon. Jerry was a jet mechanic in the Air Force & used to take excellent care of our cars but now opens the hood of my new car, mumbles something about these new cars having everything in a different place, shakes his head, and sends me to the dealership.
    Steve, another way that you two are alike, disliking working on a car. Loved your post today! Fun tongue twisters!
    Angela, that song that you opened with, that I have heard Alan Jackson sing, was perfect! I am amazed at how you & Steve can come up with the perfect lyrics for every occasion!

    • Lelia, you’re better off just going to the dealership…save your marriage! πŸ˜‚ Thank you. I get a kick out of that song! And Alan Jackson is a fine tuned machine himself! IMO! I have so much music crammed in my head something’s always playing! I’m ok with it…I’ll start worrying when it turns to voices…! πŸ˜‚ Have a great day! πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • I hear that, literally!πŸ˜‚ Ray Bradbury said he heard “The Voices” when he woke up in the morning, and they wouldn’t leave him alone until he wrote the story. And that he would know it was time to stop writing if they ever weren’t there.

  5. Good afternoon. The puzzle was so hard for me that I put it aside unfinished to play with the old guys and girls. Even called one of the guys wife to see if Joey could come out and play with us. Lol. She got a big laugh. As soon as I got back I went right back to the puzzle. Like everybody else oriole which we had before was my last word to get. I gave up on the cartoon answer to move on to other things. At least I got all the words. Until tomorrow stay well

    • Hi Paul. Well did Joey make it out? You need to let us know these things….Good move to get out and enjoy the weather. You did the right thing. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. See you t’row. πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Yes…………Joey who is 87 did come out and play. Even though there are people that wished he didn’t. The most he might play is two games. He’s considerate of those that take the game real serious. This is new for him as he just watched for years. You know when they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. In this case I’m sorry to say it’s true. It doesn’t bother me if he is on my side. I’m always eager to learn or give him ideas on what to do. When we’re picking sides sometimes the ball doesn’t bounce in my court right. If you get my drift. It’s all about having a good time.

        • That’s great, Paul. 87! God bless him! It’s a good thing you do to get him out and playing with you guys. I know some people are just about the winning, but as you said, having a good time is important, too. I was always taught that the good you do comes back to you tenfold. God will bless you for what you’re doing to show him a few hours of fun. Yes, I get your drift! You sound like a wonderful man, and I wish you nothing but the best! Have a great night. Mets go on at 8! Be well.,.πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Steve, I just read an amazing article about Ray Bradbury! It won’t copy so I want to tell you where I saw it:
    Google: ray bradbury the voices. Click & find:
    Ray Bradbury Hears Voices in the Night – LA Times. Click & find:
    Los Angeles Times Aug. 27, 2017
    Ray Bradbury Hears Voices in the Night
    by Marshall Berges 4/17/85

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