Jumble Answers for 09/30/2017








Have a spectacular Saturday my friends!!!


29 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/30/2017

  1. An INFLUX of new residents changed the RHYTHM of the street and an OOMPH of energy cast a SPELL over what had been an area plagued with lethargy.

    The only word that gave me pause was OOMPH. Otherwise the solution came quickly and the cartoon provided lots of clues.
    One or two comments about the cartoon—Angela will be in heaven that her Yankees are featured, especially at this critical time of the season. The logo of the team is there but certainly not overwhelmingly obvious. Love the little boy (son?) watching his dad exercise with his cap reversed. Is that a toy at his feet? In my site it’s hard to tell. Also, is that a baseball bat beside the little boy and the player? It may be part of the treadmill but it looks like a bat to me. Great cartoon, and interesting words today.
    Have a great Saturday everyone. First rain event up here in almost three weeks—after such a wet spring and summer, it was a strange interlude.

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  2. Good morning, Mike, Good morning, Moose, Good morning, Earl. So here I am this morning, ON DECK waiting..and waiting. And chomping at the bit! But, no Email! Of all days…So I’m just coming to BAT, and I apologize before time, because I went into EXTRA INNINGS…It’s a LONG one…And I had a BALL! โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  3. โšพ๏ธYou reach the plate, you take your stance; you know this is another chance
    To take that ball and let it rip, to catch it right, to get that clip.
    You watch the ball as it comes near, you wanna hit it outta here
    You like the look, you get the read, you tighten up, you sense the speed
    You clench the bat, your legs get set, this is the ball you’re gonna get…
    Contact is made…You feel the pull, You got this one! You took it full
    You hear the crack…The crowds a roar. You know that ball is gonna soar
    And then you pause for just that sec, to watch it go towards upper deck…
    It screams above, the “High Hard One” It’s what we call the old HOME RUN!โšพ๏ธ
    Home run. Probably two of the most beautiful words in baseball. Besides Grand Slam, that is. And today, we’re given both terms in our puzzle. What are the SANCHEZ of that? David brings to the PLATE four interesting words. BASEBALL related. Sure they are, I can make anything baseball related…You HIT a dry SPELL. You’re lacking that OOMPH at the plate. You got your RHYTHM back. The INFLUX of sports writers in the clubhouse is getting out of hand. (Yes, Moose, I’m thinking Meredith)! It’s always about baseball. OK. Words: CHECKโœ”๏ธ.SWING over to our cartoon. Jeff gives us a YANKEE slugger, INSIDE, at HOME, on a treadmill; with FIRST his bat, SECOND his wife, and THIRD his baby son nearby. The little guy’s STRETCHing up to GRAB onto the treadmill. The wife asks if he’s GEARing up for a GRAND SLAM jog, but he more humbly answers that it’s just a workout. You can see he’s a LONG BALL HITTER, JUDGEing from the upper body strength…Uh, um…where was I again? Oh, right, the cartoon. Sorry! I got CAUGHT up there for a SECOND on the WARNING TRACK! Call INTERFERENCE! Ok,so…He’s at HOME, he’s RUNning, BOOM! It’s OUTTA HERE, Folks! SEE YA…”HOME RUNS”! How clever is that? Oh, you Jumble BOYS OF SUMMER, you’ve done it again! OK, the eye candy. Right off the BAT, I figured I’d choose the little doll with the little BAT. And I EVEN like the tiny TAG at the neck of the baby’s shirt. BUNT…wait a SECOND. HOLD UP. STAY there and look CLOSER. Something else is HITTING me. ZERO IN. I could be way OFF BASE here, but is that a SIDEburn? Sideburns on a baby? No, that’s just wrong! That’s WAYYY OUTSIDE the BOX! C’mon…”SAY IT AIN’T SO, Joe”…..I mean Jeff.
    So, there you have it, Folks! Another one in the RECORD books! I’m going to SWING out of here now and RUN OFF. Early BIRD that I am, I need to HIT a few stores, and I have to ROMINE myself to PITCH an idea to my GARDNER, Lee GIRARDI . Sometimes that guy just HICKS me off. He’s usually very GREGORIUS, but he can get so DEFENSIVE when I tell him the lawn’s a little FRAZIERed around the edges. I tell him, “No OFFENSE, but use your HEAD,LEE; CUT OFF a few INCHES of GREEN”! And then he tells me to GO INSIDE! Have a great day, Everyone! And SWING for the FENCES! โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


      • Dedicated to you, Big Guy! First Yankee fan, outside of my Family, that didn’t try to THROW me a CURVE BALL! So, I REACHED WAY BACK and tried to get as many Yanks in there as I could. But it was CLOSING IN on a novel, so I had to SHORTSTOP, I mean stop short and CUT IT OFF…Hope you enjoy it! โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


    • Amazing Angela always awes all
      With her wit about baseball
      She outdid herself today
      And not in a very bad way.
      She’s never struck out
      There’s a hitters’ clout
      And her glories I’ll gladly tout.

      OK Wonder Woman: In Brit speak what else can the last word in my lousy poem mean?


      • Earl, Thank you so much! I didn’t forget you, I’m trying to figure out why I’m not getting the Emails again today. So frustrating, right? Your poems are far from lousy..This from the man who says he has no patience to write. Yea, ok. And believe me, I’ve struck out many a time! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, tout? Is it similar to how we use the word here? Horse racing tips?
        Your sentence today? Out of the park!
        As for Wonder Woman? Closest I’ve come is two years ago at Halloween…It was a LONG night! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


    • LOL..Good morning, Donald. Don’t give up, it gets better with time… Glad you stopped in. Have a great day! โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  4. Good morning. Great puzzle today. Nothing was an instant read. Words 1,2 and 4 took a second look to get. Maybe an extra two minutes at the most. But rhythm had me stumped for the time being so I jumped to the puzzle. No trouble there and now knowing the two letters I went back. My first instinct was correct but my spelling was off. When ever I did my reports I always had the dictionary and a thesaurus close by. Another solve. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Good morning, Paul. As Mike said, you have a great way of explaining how you get the solve. The fun’s in the trying, right? Be well, and have a great day! โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


      • Right on with “tout” definition—since I don’t go to race tracks, I wasn’t sure if Americans had heard it. Remember “Guys and Dolls”? Was there a reference to the word in any of the songs?
        “I’ve got the horse right here
        His name is Paul Revere
        Missing this line—I’ll check it later, maybe
        And If the weather’s clear,
        Can Do , Can do.”

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      • Yes, Earl, We use the same word here. Remember “Guys And Dolls”? Sinatra (BMH), and Brando? Together? Oh, yes, I remember! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The song you’re referencing from Guys and Dolls is called, “Fugue for Tinhorns”. Frank sings it with Stubby Kaye and there’s a third singer, but I’d have to look it up.
        ๐ŸŽถI’ve got the horse right here, the name is Paul Revere.
        And here’s a guy that says that if all weather’s clear,
        Can do, can do, this guy says the horse can do.
        If he says the horse can do, can do, can do๐ŸŽถ

        There must be mention of the word tout in the movie somewhere. If not in a song, then somewhere in the scriptโ€™s dialogue. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  5. Hi all –
    Two thoughts: 1) He’s taking a jog, but his dog’s already tired. If he’s not careful, they’ll soon be barking. 2) When I blew up the picture, the baseball player doll looked more like a voodoo doll, and that made me think it should be wearing a Red Sox jersey. Which just now made me think – Google “Red Sox voodoo doll”, and of course you can guess the result – there are many.

    I don’t know about sideburns on the baby. They’re drawn and shaded differently from the hair, but I can’t tell what was intended.

    I only got OOMPH because we’ve seen it before. It’s such an odd word that it seems it could be in one of Mr. Larson’s Dutch posts. And it did remind me of the only scene I remember from Elvis’ movie “G.I. Blues” – Elvis is stationed in Germany and trying to explain to his counterparts how to sing with emotion (a tough task!) and he says “You have to let it OOZE out”, to which one replies “Vas ist das OOZE??”

    Have a good day, everyone!


    • LOL..Ok, FIRST thought: His dog’s will be barking? SECOND thought: Do you forget whose Blog this is? The doll has the cutest smile, and the rest of it? You better hope Mike doesn’t read this today! Just Sayin! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Next:,Sideburns: I had to go for the “Way off Base”, “Outside the Box”, and the “Say it ain’t so, Joe”. One of the most iconic Baseball lines… It’s a baseball Jumble. It’s called “Working your story”.
      Next:.You’re right, we’ve had Oomph. And …JUDGE JUST HIT # 52..
      And, be nice to Eric.
      Lastly, that was a great line in “G I Blues”
      And thank you for playing! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  6. Hi, all! I loved the cartoon picture today of the happy family with the baseball player, his complimenting wife predicting a possible grand slam, and the adorable little boy.
    Earl: Spectacular sentence. Talking about the RHYTHM of the street made me want to live there, and an OOMPH of energy dispelling the lethargy was uplifting, too.
    Angela: About your post: WOW!
    Steve: Thanks for your comment to me yesterday thanking me for keeping you posted.

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    • You are very kind Leila and I appreciate the compliment. Some words are just FUN to work with and today’s proved that way. Enjoy the rest of the day and weekend.


  7. Hi, Steve! Here is a quick report of 2 things in the real world yesterday and then Jerry wants more steak soup. All about family as in today’s cartoon.

    First: All went great with the PCP. It’s a go for Mon, Oct. 16.

    Second: Daughter Joyce got a one-tenth position at another school which brought her to full time & full benefits teaching at one school all morning & the new school after lunch. New principal asked if Josh could sing at their next Mon a.m. assembly, Joyceโ€™s first day at that school. Joyce said yes.

    Yesterday, new principal called to tell Joyce that she had given that one-tenth to someone else but asked if Josh could still sing at the assembly!! Joyce said sheโ€™d ask him. Then the principal asked if Joyce could come to her school after lunch next week to teach the teacher how to do what she had just hired her to do!!

    Joyce, who has a mother who failed to teach either of her daughters to say no, did amazingly well, according to my thinking. She said, โ€œI will come teach her if you pay me to do it, and I am going to say no to Josh singing there because he is a busy boy & I donโ€™t want to add that to his plate.โ€


    • Thanks for the info. That’s an amazing story (of what we used to call “unmitigated gall”) if I’m understanding it correctly, and she did great! It seems to be more and more common these days to lay off competent people and expect them to train their replacements, which leaves me shaking my head. I hope it didn’t spoil your day yesterday or today!


  8. Steve, thank you for saying my Joyce did great in her reply to that principal.

    Joyce just called to tell me she received 3 calls from the district office yesterday, two women apologizing for what happened to her and a man who knows of a teacher who is deciding this weekend whether or not to quit teaching. He will call Joyce Monday, whereupon Iโ€™ll tell you!

    Thank you for your sympathy, encouragement, and helpful comments.


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