Jumble Answers for 09/21/2017








Good morning and happy Thursday everyone!  The clue words were excellent today and a real challenge for the first time this week.  GAVEL took a few extra seconds to figure out.  I originally thought it was “glave” for some odd reason but it didn’t look right and I found my mistake.  REGRET was the other stumper and it’s also my pick for the most difficult anagram.  The double E’s and R’s sure had me scratching my head!  Sailing on to the cartoon, we find ourselves inside the Captains Bridge where an interesting trio of salty sea folk are  discussing nautical nuances.  As they attempt to figure out exactly where they are, a few clues (as well as a nasty habit) are clearly visible to guide us in the right direction for the solve.  The letter layout for the final solution was very cryptic and gave nothing away.  Knowing a bit of geography was a big help in steering me right to the answer and an excellent punchline.  Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Today’s shoutout goes to John!  Our friend and handyman from the Northwest always delights with his comments and insightful observations.  Thanks for taking the time to write and being such a wonderful member of our forum, John.  It’s always a pleasure hearing from you!  πŸ™‚


44 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/21/2017

  1. Good morning, Captain! Love the post, LOVE the alliteration! Good sailing! βš“οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. 🎢”Ain’t no use in divin’…What’s the use in jivin’?…STRAITen up and fly right…Cool down Papa, don’t you blow your top….”🎢

    β€’β€’β€’Despite what I have learned in school…The first thing I did see
    While looking at the cartoon was, what had been on TV.
    The politics that turned to laughs, the skits that sent me reelin’
    While watching the great Tina Fey turn into Sarah Palin.
    “My window” now brought all new thoughts, I couldn’t help but laugh,
    Cause Russia was what Palin saw…and Oh, what a huge gaffe…
    I laughed out loud, I got it quick, cause all that I was hearing…
    Was Sarah’s voice inside my head, “You, betcha'”…Strait of Bering!β€’β€’β€’

    Politics may cause REGRETs, but it can also give us some of our best comic relief. And I was relieved to see today’s words…SHINY, GAVEL..Easy, breezy..NYETing to it! SAILING on…No SCHOONER did I look at the cartoon, and MAP out my letters, that it was clear SAILING ahead. The Captain was lost, he needed to get his bearings straight…”BERING STRAIT”! Brilliant! Totally brilliant! ALAS, KAN it get any BITTER than this? JUNEAU it can’t! David has REELED in the big one with this one! His words pointed us in the right DIRECTION, and he couldn’t have been more PACIFIC! And then, despite not needing any further COMPASSation, Jeff’s drawing just brought it all NOME! So, WESTer you know your geography or KNOT, this puzzle just enGULFS it all. Eye candy? There’s something about the Captains face…YUKON see that, right? But I’m unSHORE…and as not to BLOW SMOKE, I guess it’ll have to be the ashtray…So, there you have it, Folks…done! You know, I suppose I have Sarah Palin to thank for the quick solve today, huh? I wonder if she does the Jumble? Hmm…I don’t really know. But ALASKA! Have a great day, Everyone! Enjoy! VODKA you have to lose..?
    β€’β€’β€’I’d stay and chat, but I’m RUSSIAN out the door…βš“οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  3. When the judge was presented with a commemorative SHINY new GAVEL, his only REGRET was the BITTER-sweet feeling of not having the familiar handle of the old one in his grasp.

    Interesting that gavel and regret gave Mike difficulty. Today I was able to fly through all the clue words and after looking at the cartoon almost instantly knew what the solution was. The fact that I am familiar with a lot of world geography helped and not being distracted by the St. Lawrence reference also aided—but then again, maybe there is a St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea—I’ll check later. I seem to have fewer problems with clue words which have fewer vowels—two I can handle but three??? Great puzzle and great posts from the Master and his first mate.
    Have a great day everyone.

    • Hey Earl. Yes, St Lawrence Island, Bering Sea. Dave would never STEER us wrong! The sentence, creativity at its best! BTW, I’m happy to take first mate…but I draw the line at Gilligan! Have a great day! βš“οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Thanks for saving me having to look up St. Lawrence Island—being a New Yorker and familiar with the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence, I was at first suspicious. Glad to have the FACTS, just the facts, ma’am. And if you know that obscure reference you win the jackpot. Although I’m not sure I quoted it correctly.

        • My Good Sir: You’re quite welcome.
          Dragnet….Just what’s in that Jackpot? πŸ”« πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Yes, Earl, I thought he was *far* off course and in the Atlantic Ocean because he couldn’t SEAWAY past his GIGANTIC PAUNCH! They’re really baiting you now, aren’t they?

      Angela, the jackpot consists of a silver-plated commorative Badge 714 and a vintage vinyl copy of Stan Freberg’s “St George and the Dragonet”.

      • Wonderful! Wonderful! to quote another OLD tv star. But Steve you did us proud with your Seaway reference and I’ve sort of half-promised Angela that I would “let the paunches be” for now. Thanks for awarding the jackpot to her I made a pledge I could not keep but I wrote one limmerick for her, maybe I’ll try another.

        • You know I can “hear” you…πŸ˜‚ And yes, Steve’s comment was wayyyyy ABOVE BOARD! Oh, and please tell Mr. Welk I’d love another ditty….πŸ™‹πŸ»

          • I was thinking Johnny Mathis, but now I catch your DRIFT.
            And my “above board” comment only rates a Luigi “plank”. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

            • OLD “TV” Star. You should have POLKAed around it a little more!
              WELK, actually a Nail…but DRIFT may keep you AFLOAT! πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. The two men in the left of the puzzle look like Phil and Jake Harris from ” Deadliest Catch!” Did anyone notice that besides me?


  5. Good morning. Today’s puzzle was a bit challenging Took an extra five minutes at the most because when I got to the last word all I kept seeing in my mind was that darn commercial where the tattoo lady wrote REGERTS on the bikers arm because she was eating a candy bar and got distracted. I wonder if anybody else had that thought. The cartoon answer was an instant read and I wasn’t a geography buff. Chuckle. Until tomorrow stay well

    • LOL…🎢REGERTS, I’ve had a few, but then again too few to mention…”🎢 You made me laugh, Paul!
      You MILKed your WAY right in there today! Enjoy! βš“οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Angela, you got me grinning from ear to ear. You are always good for a smile or laugh. Thanks, we all need it in these times.

        • Good morning, Paul. Sorry I missed you last night. I actually went to sleep! Could be the Autumn Equinox approaching…That equal night and day…Stands to reason it’d throw me off! πŸ˜‚
          Happy to give you a grin…🎢”For the times, they are a changin’…”🎢. Be well. πŸ™‹πŸ»

  6. Good puzzle again this morning. Gavel gave me pause but had already figured out the cartoon so knew what letters were needed. Have a good day everyone.

  7. I am a bit late today. Thanks a bunch for the shoutout, Mike; definitely was a pleasant surprise that brought a smile to my face on a dreary, cold morning!

    Puzzle was a bit trickier today. No clue on the solution ahead of time, and regret definitely took me the longest , with gavel right behind.

    Have a great day!

  8. Hi all – No problem with the words, and got the answer after writing out the letters with vowels and consonants separated. Learned something new – St. Lawrence Island in the Pacific, one of the last pieces of the prehistoric land bridge. Worthy of an Asimov Quiz question.

    Judging from the cartoon and the ship’s position, I think they might be enjoying Baked Alaska today. No wonder they’re dazed and confused.

    Have a great day!

    • Hmm…Are you insinuating that this could possible be a case of the “Bridge Over the River High”???

      • Yes I know you can hear me and I can hear you. Your reference to one of my all time favorite Simon and Garfunkel hits inspired me to try and come up with some kind of Jackpot for you. So~~~~

        Angela’s Jackpot
        Angelas, Angelas, everywhere
        And each has special appeal.
        There’s Angie Dickinson whose beauty was for real
        And Angela Davis whose Afro certainly was in style.
        And Angela Lansbury who fascinated this Anglophile
        And Angela Merkel with the German hard G
        And Angela played by Judith Light on old time tv
        But the Angela here on the Jumble site
        Has the songs and puns we know are just right..

        • Earl…
          I thank you, kind Sir, from the depths of my soul..
          I’ll cherish this dearly, to me it’s pure Gold
          Your words touch me deeply, your kindness abounds
          (Except for the hard G, I so hate that sound)
          You’ve offered me something not easy to do…
          Please know, dear, kind Earl…I’m so grateful to you

          Bravo! Now this was a Jackpot!
          Thank you, Earl. β€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  9. Thanks for the jumble! Course I wanted to use a slag word indicating the captain may have been drinking and could not get it together. But of course knew no such words would be appropriate.
    Thanks for keeping my mind out of the gutter!

  10. Not the easiest puzzle by any means this time but you are right, a knowledge of geographical names and terms was the one thing that helped me figure this one out. I do find, however, that as I see and do more and more of these jumble puzzles, they become easier. I guess it is like any other endeavor; repeated practice doesn’t make perfect, but definitely brings improvement and reduces the time necessary to figure it out. My wife, Elizabeth, loves these Jumbles, and she is amazingly proficient at figuring out the individual words. I can’t begin to match her ability with the individual words, but I seem often to be the first to get the clue sentence. Interesting how that works. I wonder if that is just the way it is with the two of us, or is that perhaps a gender based phenomenon regarding possible different ways that guys and gals approach word puzzles. In either case, these puzzles are a fun challenge. Sometimes I think knowing another language in addition to English helps a little too; my wife has studied several European languages.

  11. Angela you are most welcome. When I walked to the post office just now I realized I had mis-read one of your posts when you referenced “The Bridge on the River Kwai” not “Bridge over Troubled Waters” I just saw BRIDGE and jumped to the wrong melody conclusion. Thanks for not jumping on my goof. But then I know you would never play GOTCHA. That’s one of the many reasons I love this blog, people give each other passes on typos, grammar errors, just plain lack of knowledge. Love that about everyone here.

    • Earl..This may be a total comedy of errors! I was thinking that your mention of Simon and Garfunkle referenced a song I cited earlier this week! I quote so much back and forth with Steve here, and my friends in my personal life, that I lose track! I have 4 special friends, and together we’ve formed what we call the “Luigi Board”. We’ve patterned ourselves after the Algonquin Roundtable. The oldest of us was christened Luigi, hence the (pun) name. I refer to them here, to Steve, as the 4 Lous. I’m Dorothy (Parker). We meet and play 6 Degrees…and the wit and the puns fly fast and furious. These men can run rings around me at times, but I hold my own! πŸ˜‚ So, not only would I never play GOTCHA, I never GOT CHA! It’s all too funny!
      And I agree, this is not a group given to judgement.
      And I’m trying real hard to match Simon and Garfunkle to our puzzles for you. Jeff needs to work with me! Be well, kind Sir! πŸ™‹πŸ»

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