Jumble Answers for 09/14/2017








Good morning everyone and happy Thursday!  The clue words were duck soup for me this morning so I’ll take a pass at picking the most difficult one.  Hopefully tomorrow’s puzzle will be a real challenge and I’ll pick two.  Moving forward to the cartoon, it was an instant solve as well after the “great white shark” giveaway in the sentence.  The cartoon was well drawn with my favorite detail being the light from the movie projector being cast over the audience.  Jeff nailed the shading in such a way that the drawing actually felt animated.  The 70’s vibe was definitely captured with the hairstyles and mustaches as well as the word disco on the shirt of the man in the front row.  Is that a young Rob Reiner in the middle row to the far right?  It sure looks like him to me.  Have an out of sight Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!


31 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/14/2017

  1. 🎢”Oh the SHARK, Babe, has such teeth, dear..And it shows them pearly white…Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, Babe, and he keeps it, ah, out of sight…Ya know when that SHARK bites with his teeth, Babe, scarlet billows start to spread…Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, Babe, so there’s never, never a trace of red…”🎢

    The screams were heard throughout the place,
    The music set your heart to race…
    The people stared and all because,
    Up on the screen a flick called JAWS.
    Could this be real, could this exist?
    The fear arose with every twist…
    Before this time we’d hardly seen,
    Such graphic detail on a screen
    An Ichthyologist’s delight,
    The rest of us nigh died from fright….

    We’re giFIN SWIM, SHARK, 1975, and a bunch of open mouths. I’d be PULLING YOUR LEG, if I said JAWS didn’t just DROP into my lap. So I went right for the eye candy. I was PREYing for a MAN EATING popcorn so I could get the pun in, but no such luck. Then I RED the T-shirt of the guy in the front. It said DISCO. I did a little SHIVER, and I was HOOKed. So, there you have it. Easy CHUM, easy go….Have a great day, Everyone! πŸ¬πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. The BANJO player appointed a PROXY to participate in his wedding in Nashville because he was on tour in Australia but he beat a SPEEDY retreat home when he discovered the WICKED fellow planned to steal not only the bride but the gifts as well!

    Easy solve today–used a site where they time how long it takes you and I was under 1 minute 20 seconds.
    Only observation about the cartoon was the clothes. The haircuts certainly reflect the time but do the clothes? But then I was out of the country all during the 70s so maybe I have the wrong impression.

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    • Good morning, Earl. Hmm, CLOTHES call with the attire. But the guy in the back, is wearing a blue tank top. We can’t see any legs, to check for bell bottoms, tho. Your sentence blew me right out of the water! Have a great day! πŸ¬πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Angela–maybe I was thinking more of the 60s for the wild prints, blousy shirts, ruffles, psychedelic colors, etc.? Doesn’t matter, I was nit- picking instead of appreciating the cartoon.
        Question: The poem, you posted…..is that yours or are you quoting someone/something I am unaware of.? At any rate—BRILLIANT.

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      • Earl, I’m a little AT SEA myself with it. I just remember “discovering” fashion in the 70’s, so I’m trying to go by memory. But it is longggg ago! I’m going to look into it later when I have more time. The poem? Thank you sincerely, but it’s mine. The only thing I quote is the music. Rhyming comes very easily to me. In fact since the other day when Steve said he enjoyed the poem I posted, I’ve been doing one each day, but I don’t include it. My posts are too long as it is! And the syrup day? I had rhymed “surprise” with “thighs”, and thought best not to even open that can of worms! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ Thank you very, very much for the compliment. It means a lot coming from a fellow wordsmith. Be well, kind Sir! πŸ˜˜πŸ™‹πŸ»


    • Earl, You may really have something here. It’s a very keen observation. There’s no beads, there’s no big earrings, there’s no headbands. Or aviator glasses. Or paisley and halter tops. Or a dashiki or two. (I saved two myself. My nieces beg for them, but I’m holding out). πŸ˜‰ And the patch on the jeans.. I think it would have been left as a hole…πŸ™‹πŸ»


    • I agree, Earl, I would have been expecting giant platform shoes and open shiny polyester shirts with chest hair (Ewww).

      An Earl sentence and an Angela poem – my day is off to a good start!
      I haven’t see the term “proxy wedding” in ages, and your mention of being out of the country makes me wonder whether it comes from personal experience (no need to answer that!)

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      • Steve–I don’t mind answering since I brought it up in the first place!! I spent three years in Nigeria, 12 years in Sierra Leone and lesser amounts of time in the UK, Israel, Liberia and Cameroon. Much of the common cultural knowledge most Americans my age share, I am rather ignorant about—especially tv, movies, some music and just “stuff”—Walkman, the precursor to tapes,vcr’s and on and on. I’m still learning at my ripe old age.

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      • Thanks Earl! That’s really fun and interesting to hear about. And I thought I was adventurous moving a mere 3000 miles from home!


      • Steve–but I did not really answer your question—sorry—No, my living abroad did not give me any experience about “proxy weddings” I just needed to use that word and I recall having heard about them somewhere, sometime. Maybe in a history course in university??

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  3. Good morning. Three words were an instant read but I had a mental block on number three. I then went to the cartoon and after looking at the letters I had, I was able to instantly get the answer. Knowing the letters I needed I was able to move to a speedy finish. It should have been the first lightening answer rather than sneaking in the back door for the solution. Oh well. A win is a win is a win thanks for the fond memories It would be interesting to know if it really was him. Like when everybody wanted to know who that sailor was that was on the front page of the news paper kissing the girl after the end of WW2. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  4. Hi all – This one was not “WICKED Haaaaad” (Hi Mike!), but it would have been an instant solve except for the one word that made it less SPEEDY. (For a second, I considered DEEP-SY diver.)

    And in other news of previous Jumble puzzles..

    Re: the farmers in the cornfield: I actually saw the baseball term “can-of-corn” (an easily catchable fly ball or popup) in print today. Naturally, it was because the Giants BOTCHED one for the SECOND night in a row against the SAME DODGER! πŸ˜€πŸ˜±πŸ‘Ή

    And Re: the “Nothing” math cartoon: If our retired math prof is still lurking about, the BBC had a story about carbon dating the earliest known appearance of the zero. 🎡”Saved by Zero”🎡, and we were, unless you would have enjoyed balancing your checkbook with Roman Numerals all those years.

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      • Interesting! I haven’t heard that in a long time before now.
        How about “Frozen Rope”? πŸ˜‚ Of course Eck is a hero to us here.


  5. Hi, all!! Because of such a SPEEDY solve about that WICKED shark, I had time to enjoy the excellent cartoon picture and think about the continuing impact that movie has on Jerry & me.

    When I find Jerry watching a rerun of any Jaws movie, I laugh at him, he laughs back, I ask him about a detail & ask if it has happened yet, and the next thing I know I am sitting there watching the thing with him. Yikes!

    One of the highlights of our visit to Universal Studios was when Jaws came up & out of the water toward the bus. I jumped higher than our children did, and I’m sure my jaw dropped.

    Back to enjoying looking at my fall decorations, but I’m feeling that something is missing without a pumpkin lava lamp, Steve. LOL

    Mike, thanks for your timely & thoughtful reminder to ask for help when needed with heavy lifting. See you tomorrow, all.

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    • Hi Lelia – Two things:
      Lookee here:


      I bought mine after Halloween one year at Fry’s Electronics because it looked so cool – marked down to $12.95 — – a real no-brainer purchase (or would that be a Zombie Lava Lamp?)

      True story from Joe Thornton: He said that when he learned he was going to be traded from the Boston Bruins to the SJ Sharks, he went in to tell his father – and found him watching “Jaws”!


      • Hi, Steve! I enjoyed your lively post, as usual, and your comments to me. My answer was waaaaay too long so I put it under your comment to me yesterday in IOW.


    • Hi, Lelia! I forgot all about the Jaws ride at Universal Studios! We must have gone on that ride 5 times in a row a few years back. I know the one in Hollywood is still around but when we went to the Florida park, it had been closed to make room for Harry Potter: Escape from Gringotts. I’m glad one Jaws ride is still around somewhere because it’s a timeless classic! Have a wonderful evening. πŸ™‚


      • Hi, Mike! Wonderful vacation memories! Nothin’ like β€˜em!! Thanks for sharing.
        I liked your β€œduck soup.” I used to say something was as easy as duck soup. You’re a foodie. Is duck soup easy to make? You don’t have to answer that.
        I noticed how real the cartoon picture looked today, as though I were right there, but didn’t know why until I read your description of the movie projector light and Jeff’s excellent shading which made me go back to enjoy the picture some more.


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