Jumble Answers for 09/13/2017








Good morning and happy Wednesday my friends!  FALLEN was the most difficult anagram for me to decipher as I thought it was FLANNEL at first and couldn’t seem to get it out of my head.  After a minute of staring at it, I was able to pull through and make my way to the cartoon.  Jumble enthusiasts would immediately recognize the two caricatures in today’s cartoon as David Hoyt and Jeff Knurek who are the current creative team behind our beloved puzzle.  David can be seen frantically searching his desktop computer for a missing puzzle while Jeff searches for his misplaced stylus which he believes is somewhere in the mountain of trash beneath his desk.  Jeff’s two dogs (Gizmo and Fifi) can be seen looking on at all the commotion and probably think he’s on the floor for some playtime.  Jeff added a few fun details to his cartoon including his Poi shirt as well as a crumpled up section of the comics page in the trash identifiable by the Family Circus panel with its trademark circular border.  The answer to this puzzle was a quick solve after writing out the clue letters and a fitting solution to such a chaotic scene.  Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!  πŸ™‚


44 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/13/2017

  1. 🎢” Help! I need somebody, Help! Not just anybody, Help, you know I need someone. Help.. Help me if you can, I’m feeling down, and I do appreciate you being round…Help me, get my feet back on the ground, Won’t you please, please help me…”

    We get a look behind the scenes, things aren’t always what they seem…
    The calms disturbed, the boys aflutter, you wonder will one blame the other?
    A missing puzzle, a stylus too, you know that this will never do…
    They’re in a fog, panic sets in…But really, how cute’s Fifi’s grin?

    HMM…What’s this? First glance: A little panic with the puzzles? A little peek into the process? A little pain in the frame? First thought… Boy, these guys are neat, right? Look at those desks. WORDS can’t describe…OK, words: A tiny tic at FALLEN. I saw Flannel. Stuck that extra N in there. (N, I do like a man in flannel, I could BUILD an entire story around that). RADIUS lined right up, and there’s a little COMIC relief in today’s cartoon…It’s David and Jeff! In the flesh… Let’s do a little men’s fashions. They’re both wearing brown jeans. Dave’s shirt is blue, Jeff’s black with the POI logo matching his pants. Note, there’s no purple anywhere…Just sayin’. Anyway, the “Guys” are realizing they’re a puzzle short. We see that Dave’s board shows 6 frames, and Jeff’s on the floor going through the wastepaper basket. Panic shows on both their faces. There’s discarded paper, including what seems to be the Family Circus circle, and a Jumble puzzle. Number 7 perhaps? And I’m not sure, but is that a flip-top can in with the papers? Don’t they recycle? No, I think it’s a coffee cup. Jeff’s lost his stylus…Is that his only one, no backup? And Fifi and Gizmo are looking on. All a bit chaotic..Panic, chaos…So what did our boys do? They SCRAMBLED! You ‘gotta love this! A pun in a pun? Eye candy: Fifi’s grin. With David’s mouse scurrying behind, a close second.
    Ok, there you have it! Time for my SCRAMBLED eggs…
    Have a great day, Everyone. πŸ™‹πŸ»


    • Another favourite Beatles’ tune—thanks Angela for sharing all those lyrics—sometimes forget some. I keep waiting for you to quote some Simon and Garfunkel—they are my all time faves. But not to worry, you always provide me with more than enough to chuckle, groan and moan in PUNishment each AM/

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      • You’re welcome, Earl. It’s usually the first thing that pops into my head when I see the cartoon. So not only was it the word 🎢”Help”🎢 but the…🎢”help me get my feet back on the ground”🎢 when I saw Jeff on his knees. Just a perfect fit! I’m going to try for a Simon and Garfunkle, but it’s really up to Jeff! And I’m laughing thinking there may be a lot out there clamoring for me to do the 🎢”Sounds of Silence”🎢..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Happy I can make you smile! Have a great day! πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Especially with my time difference, she had me groaning by “Wednesday Morning, 3 AM” today, Earl.

        Did you go back to those earlier albums? Some real gems on those! (April Come she Will, Richard Cory, A Most Peculiar Man, Bleeker Street, and on and on…)

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      • 🎢”I can hear the soft breathing Of the girl that I love
        As she lies here beside me…Asleep with the night
        And her hair, in a fine mist…Floats on my pillow, reflecting the glow
        Of the winter moonlight..”🎢 πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Even I didn’t remember that one! Spot on, good show!
        Different artist: 🎡”Your hair upon the pillow, like a sleepy golden storm”🎡

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      • That team that shall remain nameless…πŸ˜‚ Just left the bases
        loaded RISP..should be RIP…
        🎢”I loved you in the morning..our kisses deep and warm..” 🎢Roberta Flack or Leonard Cohen? You, I think Leonard Cohen. Me, Roberta Flack.
        Spot on, good show? Steve, oh ye of little faith…I scored 33 1/3 this morning. At 5 AM..C’mon, you should know me better by now! πŸ˜‰
        Rays on the board…
        I left you posts on the other page. The threads out of order, tho…Sorry. I tried going thru your emails.
        And I know by the clock on the wall that you’re getting ready to go…πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • You know, Earl, some of the songs are dated, but most are timeless and some apply today – I’m thinking the warning in “The Sun is Burning” re North Korea, and when “I read the news today”, American Tune, “..my eyes could clearly see the Statue of Liberty, sailing away to sea.”

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      • Uh oh, Big Guy. I hear that a lot! Is that a good “Whew” or a “Jeez, kill me now, “whew”? I get a lot of the latter. πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • 🎢”Scrambled eggs, Oh my baby how I love your legs…Not as much as I love Scrambled eggs…”🎢.
        oh, yea. It would have been “EGGlands Best”….πŸ™‹πŸ»


  2. To mentally BUILD a secure RADIUS around the stage, the COMIC imagined a series of FALLEN microphones forming a barrier between him and the hecklers in the audience.

    I also had flannel on the brain and couldn’t shake it for a while and then radius also made me pause—all those VOWELS!! The solution was much quicker to come to mind and I am glad to put a “picture” to the names, David and Jeff. Glad to see one bald pate or at least a shaved head!!
    I guess Wednesday is not my day for quick word solves.

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  3. Good morning. Today’s puzzle was not a Monday morning “give me”. At least not for me. The first word was an instant read but I had to study the letters for the other three words. I really enjoyed this one. In between two cups of coffee,cereal and stopping to listen to the news I got it done. As to the cartoon answer,after making a couple of words and starring at the letters ,scrambled appeared. Thank you Jeff for not making it so I feel like your teaching us a course for dummies. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  4. I too saw fallen as flannel so had to regroup when I realized I didn’t have the proper letters for the answer which I knew was scrambled. Good puzzle this morning. Happy Wednesday everyone.

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  5. Hi, all! I got the answer β€œscrambled” immediately after reading the dialog & cartoon sentence because I am a scrambler. When Jerry & I lose something, he stays calm, but I scramble around emptying wastebaskets & shuffling papers like Jeff.
    First 3 words easy but had to wait for H.S. geometry to give me radius, similar to Chuck’s solve except that I was the student, not the prof.

    Jerry & I are heading out to purchase enough bird food to last a month because starting Monday he will be restricted from lifting more than 8 pounds. The bags we buy at Costco are 50 lbs. and even the small bags of expensive stuff for the smaller birds weigh more than 8 lbs.

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    • Hi, Lelia! Have an attendant at Costco help you load the bird food. It’ll save both of your backs and the birdies will thank you too. πŸ™‚

      It’s about time to put my feeder back up for the fall/winter. If I put it up too early, the chipmunks start invading and they’re such a nuisance. Talk soon!


  6. Hi all – Oh, right! “My dogs ate my puzzle!” Oldest line in the books. What cute little guys, though! If these guys know the regard we hold them in, they must have thought that they were supposd to rest on the seventh puzzle, especially since they used the word “creators.”
    Thanks for the details, Mike. So that dancer *was* “Phi-Phi’ the other day!

    If they were safecrackers instead of puzzlers, they’d be “scrambled yeggs”.

    Hey Lelia – don’t they know they should have “Bananagrammed”?

    Lelia and Mike – I am also changing my decor to the traditional fall themes – switching to Oktoberfest beer, my Jack-‘o-Lantern Lava Lamp, Wolfman-Dracula-Frankenstein string of lights, and spiders and skeletons.

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    • Steve, β€œMy dogs ate my puzzle!” Good one!!

      Thanks for a new word. Had to Google β€œyegg.” It really means β€œsafecracker”!!?

      Your scary string of lights!! WOW! Years ago our Oct. dΓ©cor was witches, skeletons, spiders, fake webs, black cats, Jack-o’-lanterns, Kleenex ghosts, etc. No kids in our new neighborhood so we pass out candy at our daughter’s, and our decorations are ready for fall and Thanksgiving.


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