Jumble Answers for 08/28/2017








Good Monday morning my friends and welcome back to another week of Jumble fun!  The first three clue words came instantly today, with KITTEN giving me only the slightest bit of pause making it my choice for the most difficult word.  Moving on to the cartoon, we see Jumble Jeff visiting a small curbside stand where an employee of “Sure Lock Homes” can be seen crafting him a spare key.  The employee seems to match the description of the “nefarious” looking woman from last Tuesday’s “SHARP LOOKOUT” puzzle that was buying a knife, so I hope Jeff got his key and left quickly!  Although the letter layout was as cryptic as could be for a 6-letter solution, the answer came instantly for a quick Monday solve.  I hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/28/2017

  1. Good morning. It’s amazing how great minds work. “I just crack myself up”. I also had a pause on kitten. Those cute little furry things that sprawl out on my back porch. All and all it was a quick solve keeping in trend with a Monday theme. Until tomorrow stay well. Prayers out to all those people in the flood scene. God Bless.

    • My heart did sink when I saw FLOOD, Paul. I’m glad we’re on the same page with KITTEN. It was the only “challenging” word today. Have a wonderful day my friend!

          • I know, Bud. Tomorrow’s ๐ŸŽถSchool days, school days, dear old golden rule days…๐ŸŽถ. Bittersweet. But you guys had a wonderful summer, with that trip of a lifetime. And the memories? Priceless…
            Glad to have you back. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Welcome back, Mike! School already? When I was back East, we used to return the Wednesday after Labor Day, which was nice because we had a chance to “get our feet wet” with a short week before the shock of the long impending school year set in. And I hated trading in my jeans for proper uncomfortable slacks — not a problem these days, I gather.

  2. ๐ŸŽถ”I’ve been alone with you INSIDE my mind, And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times…I sometimes see you pass OUTSIDE my DOOR…Hello, is it KEY you’re looking for….”๐ŸŽถ. “Sure Lock Homes”? Brilliant! AbsolutKEY brilliant! Could it get any better than this? Well maybe a little better…Imagine if the owners names were PrisCILLa and DERmot? Known to their friends and family as: CILL and DER? Come on, GRIND your teeth and CUT your eyes all you want, but that one’s a LOCK! Anyway, today’s words: Easy, breezy, no JAMBS there. Let’s BOLT to the cartoon. How GROOVEy is this? Just looking at it has me so KEYed up…A pleDOORa of eye candy! The Deerstalker, the Mustache, the Pipe, the Magnifying Glass! What a logo! It OPENS the DOOR to so many possibilities. Where do I begIN? Which one do I PICK?…So many ideas TUMBLERing around in my head…AlRIGHT, I can HANDLE this. I just need to get a GRIP. I need to SLOWLY look at this FLOOD of great wording and artwork. How LUCKY that I can MAGNIFY the cartoon to see all this detail! It’s KEY to the solution…But INdulge me a little SIDE BAR first…
    I remember when I first learned what a KIOSK was. I was looking for a brown leather KEY case. A friend, shrugging his SHOULDERs said, “Just walk down 34th St., there’s a ton of KIOSKS”. With a BLANK stare I asked, “KEYosks? What’s the OSK mean”? He TURNed to me and said, “OSK? What the YALE are you talking about…”? And that’s how I learned! Seriously, I’m not KITTEN. I was BOWled over! All that time and I never knew. I was MORTISEfied! SHOOT, I walked past them for years, and just called them booths! Anyway, I’ve PINned down my choice. I’m LATCHing on to the little KEY in Jeff’s hand. And GRILLE you take a look at how he’s dressed! No T-shirt! The man’s STILEing today, RIGHT?
    So, What’s LEFT? NOTCH much. But I will join CILL and DER in saying that there is no KEY to Happiness, because it isn’t LOCKED. Just OPEN your heart, and let it IN…
    Have a great day, Everyone.
    It was hard to see the word Flood ๐Ÿ’”
    Prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for Texas ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. As the FLOOD waters SLOWLY receded from the devastated coastline, a LUCKY KITTEN was found meowing amidst the debris.
    No problems with words or solution today, another pen- less Monday.
    When I saw the first two clue words, I knew I had to find a sentence to bring a bit of cheer to all who feel the pain of those along the Gulf. Hope it worked and perhaps Harvey will quietly leave them soon.

  4. Hi all – Is “Sure-Lock-Homes” peeping through that keyhole?
    ๐ŸŽต”Saw an eyeball peepin’ through a smokey cloud behind the green door
    When I said Joe sent me someone laughed out loud behind the green door”๐ŸŽต

    Too bad the owner opened his kiosk just as automatic key-making machines started appearing in supermarkets, but maybe he can survive selling keychains, holders, doo-dads and gee-gaws.
    ๐ŸŽต”Fear is the lock, and laughter the KEY to your heart”๐ŸŽต

    Good wishes to all near the Gulf Coast in the Wake of the Flood.

  5. Hi, all!! Super quick solve today. A Fun Find in the cartoon, Mike, was the annoyed facial expression you pointed out, maybe caused by the horrible sound of the key grinding machine. I agree, Angela, that Jeff looks spiffy. I also liked the Sherlock Holmes hat, pipe, & mustache on the front of the stand.
    Paul, enjoyed picturing those sweet, soft kittens on your porch. Earl, thanks for saving that little wet kitten. Steve, loved your song lyrics, โ€œlaughter (is) the key to your heart.โ€ Found your post on IOW & left one for you.

    • It most likely was, Lelia. The employee reminded me of the character from the “SHARP LOOKOUT” puzzle last week that was purchasing a knife. I missed all of your pinball conversations as we had one last getaway before school starts tomorrow. Are you looking for a specific one? I truly hope you find just the right machine and be sure to keep us updated. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hi, Mike! Welcome back! But you forgot to say goodbye. I was worried sick that something might be amiss with you or your family until Angela told us a few days later that you were having fun before school started. That didnโ€™t occur to me because my children had to return to teaching last week, here in hot Arizona, if you can believe that! It should be exactly the way Steve described it today, after Labor Day. Iโ€™m glad you & family had one more fling because family fun is one of my favorite things! Glad youโ€™re back, safe & sound!

        When Steve said he loved playing pinball, I told him Jerry used to enjoy it, too, and I wanted to surprise him with a machine. Steve gave me 3 websites, which not only gave me a lot of info but prompted me to Google โ€œPinball machines for sale in Phoenix.โ€ I havenโ€™t checked out prices yet, so my pinball machine for Jerry idea might turn into a pipe dream.

        • Sorry for the abrupt depature, Lelia. It was so last minute that I didn’t have time to post about it. The big day is tomorrow and I couldn’t imagine going back any earlier than they go right now. Have a wonderful evening and I hope Jerry is doing well! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hey, Mike – Your choice of words makes me wonder; we couldn’t possibly have *another* closet pinball aficionado in our midst, could we? Probably just a coincidence, but there was a very popular series of machines, one of which was called “High Speed II: The Getaway.” Kind of a primitive precursor to the modern “Grand Theft Auto”, I suppose.

        • Not an aficionado, Steve. I’ve played quite a few of them but not the one that you speak of. I just thought that it was an interesting conversation that you two were having and I missed the back and forth. Maybe I shouldn’t have jumped in not knowing what it was all about. ๐Ÿ˜Š

          • Jump on in my friend! Like Leila gave me, you always have “carte blanche” to jump into any of my posts (especially since you run the place!), and if you’re ever hesitating, go ahead and hit the ‘post’ button!

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