HURES = USHER
LEYID = YIELD
GUNLEP = PLUNGE
DSOETD = ODDEST
HE DOZED OFF LISTENING TO MUSIC ON HIS HEADPHONES, AND WAS ABLE TO —
USEYELPLNODS = SLEEP SOUNDLY
Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! USHER was the only word that needed a second glance before it came into view, so it’ll be my choice for the most difficult word today. Moving along to the cartoon, we are in the backyard where a dad is sleeping soundly in a hammock while his son is mowing the grass. I really enjoyed the lines coming off of the top of the mower indicating that it’s causing a lot of noise. You can tell that the dad has been asleep for quite some time not only by the ZZZ’s coming from his mouth but by the drool that is coming down the side of his face! I also couldn’t help but notice that his fingers were in a meditation pose indicating that he’s in a truly restful state. The final solve for this one came instantly without the need for the clue letters. I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow. 🙂👍🏻
Good morning, Mike. Good post, good eye…! 🙋🏻
Thank you. Have a great day, Angela! 🙂
Thanks , Mike, you too! 💤🙋🏻
🎶”I was lost until you found me, You’re the reason for my today. Was tempest tossed, now I SLEEP SOUNDLY, Thanks to you, I gladly say…”🎶 Sleep is a funny thing. There are those of us who can fall asleep in the blink of an eye. And then there’s those of us whose eyes just don’t close when they should. It’s the ODDEST thing. And this is the word I blinked at this morning. For whatever reason, whenever I see an ‘E’ and a ‘D’ in a scrambled word, I automatically look to put them together to end the word. Past tense preference. So ODDEST almost caused me to YIELD to pen and paper. But I stared at it and blinked again, and there it was. (And then I remembered that the same thing happened the last time Dave gave us the word). It’s the ODDEST thing! …Ok, let’s PLUNGE into the cartoon. Backyard scene. Young boy mowing grass, Dad asleep in hammock, arms at ease. Two women, (Care to guess the colors of the outfits)? who from their dialogue and the looks on their faces, seem to be the wife and her Mother. My take: Woman on the left, with the slightly annoyed, incredulous look: “MY grandson’s mowing the lawn, while he’s asleep….”? Woman on the right, smiling, confident: “Mom, he works hard, he’s tired…”. (And then there’s the glass and the cell phone in the Mother-in-laws hands, so I’m convinced she’s visiting). Anyway, Dad’s SOUND asleep. See the 💤💤💤’s? Cartoon symbol for “sawing wood”, snoring? So, despite the noise from the lawn mower, he’s got the “sounds” coming through the headphones, and this guy is able to “SLEEP SOUNDLY”! Great pun! Another DOZEy, Jumble Guys! You USHERed us right into this one! Eye candy: You have to look very closely, but out of the right side of our sleepers’ mouth?…Two little droplets of drool. Yes, droll maybe, but there’s no mistaken it, it’s drool. Jeff’s details are SPOT on!
Ok, I’m calling it a night…or day? Whatever. I don’t sleep very well…It’s the ODDEST thing! 💤💤🙋🏻
Have a great day, Everyone. Prayers 🙏🏻 for Harvey’s victims.
You found the drool as well! I almost overlooked it the first time around. Great post. 🙂
HA! What a topic of conversation, right? I hesitated mentioning it, thought it was tacky, but, Hey! He put it in there..! Gave me a chuckle…Thanks! 💤🙋🏻
I went one step further and actually posted a picture of it! I was like you though — it was there so I went with it. 🙂
Absolutely! And well you should! We work with what the man gives us…💤🙋🏻
As usual, well done Angela. Have a good one. Yes, prayers for Texas.
Good morning, Moose, Thank you. Yep, prayers for all the Gulf states. I don’t think Harvey’s done yet. See ya on deck. 1PM. ⚾️ 🙋🏻
When it came time to USHER in the new year, perhaps the ODDEST celebration may have been when the centenarian took a PLUNGE into a freezing lake and refused to YIELD to the temptation to scream in agony.
No problem with clue words or solution today. Love the hammock because it reminded me of the hours I spent in one on my verandah in Sierra Leone during the rainy season when I would not nap but read and read and read.
Great use of the words, Earl! I’ve never napped (or read) in a hammock but it does look comfortable. 🙂
Earl, Sierra Leone, during the rainy season? Who are you, Buzz? Maybe you and I should write a book…Be well, have a great day! 💤🙋🏻
Not sure why I included personal background, it just came out when I saw the hammock. Spent 12 Years in Sierra Leone and three years in Nigeria. My hammock was made by my “night watch” –who harvested the material from the forest, processed the twine and put it all together for me. I hated to leave it behind when I left.
Write a book? I don’t think I have the “grit” to do that. It’s hard enough coming up with a sentence using the clue words each day!
And I wish I could be more articulate here and in talking to others and more patient with everyone, including ME.
Thanks for the kind words, Angela and Paul.
Ok, this plot thickens. Sierra Leone and Nigeria? And a “night watch”.? Processing twine? Talk about drooling…you’ve piqued my interest off the charts. Earl, I’ve been in a hammock a zillion times, but my memories don’t conjure up images like this! And there’s a few good memories there…!! 😉 You obviously have lived a most fascinating life. I don’t know how you’re saying you’re not articulate enough. Have you read some of your stuff? Now the patience…that’s another story. That could be the tie-breaker. “You try my patience” …If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard THAT…But I could work on it…!!’😂😂😂 I hope there’s more to this conversation…🙋🏻
Beautifully done. You do have a gift.
Good morning. We are in agreement with usher being the harder of the four words. Like you I had an instant solve with the cartoon answer. Earl,maybe I should have read more than playing ball on an empty lot in Brooklyn. Words do not flow as gently for me as they do for you. College reports always took me days to complete. But the good lord gave me common sense that a lot of people do not have. I’m satisfied with what I have. Until tomorrow stay well.
Good morning, Paul. I’m butting in here. I too grew up playing ball in empty lots in Brooklyn. And I wouldn’t change it for a second. I also grew up reading a lot of books. Viva la difference! Earl IS truly blessed with what the Italians call a “Golden Tongue”. It IS a gift. But don’t short change yourself or common sense. There’s an expression, “Book smart, common sense stupid”. And I’m not calling Earl or myself, or anyone else stupid, by NO means….But common sense is a great gift in itself, and sometimes plays a much more important role in life. If I had a chance to do it over, I’d opt for a little bit more of the common sense! Just sayin’….
Have a great day my friend. 💤🙋🏻
HI, all! I had trouble with USHER and ODDEST because my brain did not want to begin a word with a vowel today.
Great job, Mike, as usual, of what I call the Fun Finds, including the drool. LOL
Today youngest granddaughter is on her way over for early lunch.
Have a happy day, all.
Hi, Mike! Daughter & I ate at Ray’s Pizza, run by a family of fabulous cooks from Albania. We had their delicious meaty lasagna, salad, & bread.
Jerry & I loved playing Uno with Jerry’s boss & wife, with wife & me taking turns showing off our best cooking & pretty tableware for dinner before the game. Fun!!
Thank you so much for pointing out the wonderful, happy looking, smiling family. I enlarged the picture & Googled the shield.
I’m going to keep my promise of telling you about Rummikub pronounced RummyCube that Jerry & I play every day as soon as I shorten my explanation.
Hi all – To borrow a bit of phrasing, Angela, Angela, Angela! Now WHY would you say this is “right up my alley?” 😂 And what do you think I’m going to do as soon as I finish this post? (I’ll try not to drool – Eewwwwww! He’s ready for his closeup, Mike, but I’m not!)
After his shift, that USHER could only sleep because he was wearing his SHURE headphones. His EYELIDs finally YIELDed at the ODDEST time because he was so TOSTED as he PLUNGED into sleep. Oh, Geezz, I’m turning into Earl! Please forgive me my good man, it won’t happen again (I hope) 😂
But I will say that PUNGLE should definitely be a word! Maybe that’s when you fail miserably at crafting a pun?
You’re taking a nap? At 11:15 in the morning? What’d you do, like 4 hour shifts? 😂😂 And you wonder what I mean???
You KNOW I thought “you” when I saw this one!
Pungle is a lock! We’ll add it to our vernacular!
Good, Grasshopper! 🙋🏻
The answer was the easiest part. “Usher” & “oddest” caused me grief.
The cartoon in the CT Post is b&w and 1 5/8 x 2 inches. I wonder what paper you subscribe to that has a larger, COLOR cartoon which gives you such detail..?
Hi, Denny! I use the Post Star — here’s the link:
Click “Jumble” and when that page opens, click “Download PDF” and it will be enlarged. I hope this helps!!!
Thank you Angela – What a difference!
Hi Denny. You’re welcome, but reply wasn’t from me. Jumble Answer is Mike. My local paper prints in color 7 days a week. But if you’d like to take a look at a puzzle in color, you can try this link. The quality isn’t good for enlargement, but at least you’ll you see the colors we often speak about. .
Take care. 🙋🏻
I’m a little late commenting but I wanted to vote for oddest as the hardest. Also, I learned earlier this year that the decibel level of these gas mowers can be high enough to damage hearing.
Hey Caroline. I think ODDEST threw us all off for a minute! It was a great scramble. 🙋🏻
Oops… Forgot to add, that one there’s 2-3 landscapers on my block at the same time, the sound is deafening. My brother said they wear ear plugs. Not sure if that’s true, but it’s not a bad idea. Imagine doing that all day? …I’m sure it could damage their hearing. 🙋🏻