Jumble Answers for 10/08/2017










Have a great Sunday, Everyone!


40 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/08/2017

  1. 🐘🐘 These elephants are oh so large, they tend to make me cower
    The trunk of one at the Bronx Zoo once gave me quite a shower.
    So ever since I’m quite gun shy to be within their range
    Remembering how wet I was, with no clothes which to change.
    Today we see one, looking tame, while his trunk is examined,
    The vet and trainer both unsure of how the rash has happened.
    The answer is hysterical, I saw it right away…
    So funny and so clever, as always is Dave’s way!
    I thought though, why’d Jeff mention a rhino and a hippo?
    I looked it up and there it was…something I didn’t know…
    Terrestrial and herbivorous, the elephant does share
    The Pachyderm distinction…I never was aware.
    I always knew an elephant was called a pachyderm,
    But hippos and rhinoceros? Only today I learned.
    So once again the Jumble entertains and also lends
    A little lesson for us all. That’s fun isn’t it, Friends?
    Yet still as elephants may go, they’re not in my Top Ten,
    No matter all the years gone by, I still remember when…
    I got all wet because of one, so it’s no wonder why
    An elephant never forgets? Well Dumbo, nor have I! 🐘🐘

    “PACHYDERMATOLOGIST”! Are you kidding me? It doesn’t get any WETTER than this! GREAT pun, nothing irrELEPHANT about it! And the lesson learned? Multi-TUSKing at its best! I think this was as clever as they come, and that’s no HanniBULL! It’s one of the best I’ve HERD in a long time! Jumble Guys, as good as you are, IVORY now and then you give us one that’s HEADS ABOVE the rest, and today’s made me laugh out loud! COW do you do it? Oh, I almost FORGOT…Today’s words: Great scrambles, that except for Tomato, all seemed familiar. Eye candy? In the background? Rhino? Hippo? I’m not sure..it’s a GREY area.
    So, there you have it, Folks. Another week in the books. I have to clean out my pantry now and I hope nothing STAMPEDES my progress. I broke a HUGE bag of PEANUTS, and it’s definitely put a WRINKLE in my plans! There’s a TON of peanuts all over! Oh, WEIGHT, RHINO what I’ll do…I’ll get a TRUNK to put them in…
    Have a great day, Everyone, and don’t be shy. BLOW your own TRUMPET! πŸ˜πŸ™‹πŸ»


  2. πŸŽ΅β€You can take a crosstown bus if it’s raining or it’s cold
    And the animals will love it if you do.
    Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo.
    I do believe it, I do believe it’s true.
    The monkeys stand for honesty.
    Giraffes are insincere.
    And the elephants are kindly but they’re dumb.
    Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages
    And the zoo keeper is very fond of rum.β€πŸŽ΅

    Angela, it could have been worse; you could have been standing outside the monkey cage!

    Now THAT’S a great pun – made me LOL.
    I thought we were getting back into trigonometry with ARCSEC and then mistook it for CARCASS. TOMATO took me the longest, and I was *eating* a tomato while I was doing the puzzle – Moooan!

    Since Betty mentioned The Blue Angels are here, two notes from the paper – The founder Roy β€œButch” Voris graduated from flight school in Oakland. The first show was in 1946. β€œLater that summer, the pilots were in New York where they became familiar with the β€˜Blue Angel’ nightclub. Voris liked the name and made it the team’s moniker.”

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    • LOL…You had me at the “Bus Stop”! The Central Park Zoo was always a favorite place to be, and what a shame Earl’s not here to enjoy the song reference! It’s one of their best works I think. And don’t laugh, the Zookeeper? I could tell you stories! πŸ˜‚ I think my chances would have been better outside the monkey cage! You can always bob and weave with the monkeys…The elephants? Obviously, not so much!
      I agree, the pun was exceptional. And, ironically, I stared at Tomato for a second, also…And I was prepping to make the gravy! Go figure…
      I have an article you’ll enjoy about the Blue Angel. I’m sure Voris enjoyed more than the “name”. I’ll post it on IOW. πŸ˜πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • I figured there was probably more to the β€œBlue Angel” name story than they were letting on, but it’s a family newspaper and blog, and too early in the morning!

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      • β€œBus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say
        Please share my umbrella” especially while near the elephants!

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      • You know I thought it, but we can’t make this the Steve and Angela Songbook. πŸ˜‰ LOVED that song, and I so remember that it was the first time I heard the word “queue”. Thought they were saying…”Beginning in a room..”, but I’m like..Bus stop? Room? And my Father said..”Look it up”…Mondegreens… (And no, he didn’t know that word)! πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Yes we can!
        πŸŽ΅β€Every day I get in the QUEUE (Oh, the Magic Bus)
        Get on the bus that takes me to you (Oh, the Magic Bus)β€πŸŽ΅ πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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  3. Good morning. Had a total wipeout. Maybe because I’m going out to a birthday party for two grandchildren. At least that’s what I’m sticking with. Only got three words. Since I was having so much trouble I decided to give up before going out. A real bummer for me. Monday should get me back on top. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Hey Paul. As soon as I counted 18 letters “ensconced” within those quotes you hate so much, I knew you were shelling the peanuts! You’re right, there’s always tomorrow! Enjoy the party! πŸ˜πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • I’m an open book. You knew I’d bale out. Since I had the excuse I took the easy way out. What’s all this about the Blue Angels. I saw their show when I was stationed in Tenn Naval base between 1958-1960. They are the best. Coke or Pepsi from the machine in the hangar deck was 6 cents. Could have worked for them selling it from their truck and make 2 cents. I borrowed a couple bucks from a buddy and emptied two machines inside the hangar and made four cents a bottle. I got the empty case and the ice from the truck driver. He thought I was working for him. I was my own boss. Stopped when I made enough money to last me until pay day.

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      • Hey, Paul. You didn’t bail out, you had a party to get ready for!
        The Blue Angels are in California now so Betty and Steve were talking about them. I was talking about the old Blue Angel Club in the city. Your story cracks me up! Too funny. May I ask a question? Did you by any chance grow up in East New York? My Father did. Just wondering. He had some wild stories! Hope you enjoyed the day with the family. πŸ™‹πŸ»


  4. Really clever cartoon today. Loved the pun. Struggled with scarce even though I knew what letters I needed. I too kept seeing caress, oh those pesky c’s. Thanks for the information about the Blue Angels, Steve. Guess I missed the article in the paper so didn’t know the history. Do you see and hear them in Oakland too? They sure bring in the crowds to the city. I live in the Marina so we have a front row seat.

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    • Good morning, Betty. The C’s are lethal! Another reason I’m missing Earl today. First the Simon and Garfunkle and now Scarce! Yep, the pun was one for the books! What a great word he came up with today! I literally laughed out loud! Hope you get to enjoy the show. Have a great day! ✈️ ✈️ πŸ™‹πŸ»


    • Hi Betty! The article was in the East Bay Times which I also get. We usually do hear them roar overhead in Oakland during practice and the shows, but not this year. Maybe they changed their routes. We had a good view of them when I was working in SF from Parnassus Heights, and one year in Chicago, we got to see them fly by over Lake Michigan *below* my balcony on the 36th floor.


  5. First the complaints:
    1. No e-mail today.
    2. The two websites I used were useless–the circled letters did not provide what was needed for the solution.
    I was able to get the clue words and even figured out the solution but not because of ANY help from online stuff. I guess I’ll have to go back to buying a newspaper on Sunday or just stay away from Jumble on the Sabbath.

    The ZIPPER on his jumpsuit jammed but the contractor still wanted to unload the TOMATO-colored SIDING and since witnesses were SCARCE, MAYHEM ensued and LEVITY amongst his co-workers was rampant.

    Great pun for the solution but I’m sure there is somebody here who is far from happy with it. Thanks for the Simon and Garfunkel reference—can’t get enough of those two and have just put their in Central Park concert on my cd player. Sorry about the grouching but it did not make en early Sunday morning pleasant.

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    • First: Your sentence. LOL…The imagery! I’m afraid to ask what was going through your head! And tomato colored siding? Just where do these people live! πŸ˜‚ You possess one h–l of an imagination, that’s for sure!

      Second: I know what site you’re referring to. In color with the timer. It’s faulty a lot, especially on Sunday’s.
      This is the best site to use: .


      Copy it or bookmark it, because although it’s in black and white, you can enlarge it for details, and it’s only been off once in all the time I’ve used it. You can always take a look at the other one just to get the colors.

      Third: Yes, there were quotation marks, but you have to admit, it’s one heck of a pun!

      Lastly: You’re entitled to vent..I just hope you don’t let it ruin your day…Be well! πŸ˜πŸ™‹πŸ»

      PS: And this site usually has the puzzle up before 3:30 every morning.


  6. Thanks for the link—I’ve added it to my favorites and let’s hope that solves my Sunday Morning Snarlling.
    Your poem and post was wonderful and your encounter with the elephant make me grin widely. It reminded me of an encounter a friend had when we visited the NY State Fair and our first stop was the horse barns. He no more than stopped when a large stallion stuck his nose out of the stall and blew a heavy load of horse snot all over my his jacket. I was hysterical but he was livid. At least he could take the jacket off, which he did and proceeded to buy a hoodie/ Whenever I see him, I remind him of the horse story and he can now laugh about it.

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    • You’re very welcome. I know how frustrating it can be.
      Thank you very much for the shout out! And trust me, there’s no embellishment here! I had a feeling the water was coming, but my concern was getting the kids out of the way…And of course, there’s ALWAYS one that’s in La-La Land!…By the time I got him to stop picking the d–n peanuts off the ground and out of range…Splat! πŸ˜‰
      Your friend’s story sounds just as traumatic! LOL…I laugh now too, but I sure can’t forget it!
      And, you’re going to enjoy the link. πŸ˜πŸ™‹πŸ»


  7. Hi, all! Boy oh boy, my heart went out to James today when I saw an 18-letter word with quotation marks!

    It was a breeze for me because of my recent visit to my dermatologist. I quickly asked myself for a synonym for elephant, came up with pachyderm, and immediately knew that the answer was PACHYDERMATOLOGIST! Done!

    My lily-white Irish skin should never have been brought out to the blazing Arizona sun, and on top of that I should not have panned for gold all those years without wearing a long sleeved white shirt.

    Steve, I forgot to tell you the details as I said I would. My dermatologist found 5 actinic keratosis spots on my arms & neck that she burned with liquid nitrogen which she applies with a huge Q-tip rather than the gun but found no spots this time that needed a biopsy so no cutting. I’m good to go for 6 months but not in the sun.

    Several times, as we have grown older, Jerry & I have looked at our arms & said we think they look like elephant skin. Well, now we know what to do!! Go to a PACHYDERMATOLOGIST!!


    • Hi Lelia – I’ll never be able to go to the doctor again without thinking of that. Thanks also for the story about your daughter and Alice Cooper; very funny and interesting.
      I wrote up the eye information you asked about, and I intend to put it on IOW around 7 PM tonight, good lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, Ok?


      • Steve, loved your comments to me, as usual. 7 p.m. tonight for more comments on IOW. That A-OK. It’s a date.

        Glad I took a minute to check for your highly expected & anticipated comment even though younger daughter, Diane, called & said she & fiancΓ©e are going to bring Jerry & me our favorite meals from Black Angus.

        I’ll have a 6-inch filet mignon, baked potato with double butter, & fried onion rings. Jerry will have a 6-inch filet mignon, fully loaded baked potato, and their house salad with blue cheese dressing. They’ll share the sirloin steak meal for two with lobster & fried shrimp. I put those food details in partly for our foodie one, Mike, when he reads today’s comments.

        Let’s see, kitchen cleaned, beautiful fall plates & real silverware on the table, iced tea made, ready!

        See ya’ later, alligator!


      • Hi, Angela! Your elephant shower was a great story even though it was one of those that is definitely funnier later, sometimes much later.
        The wettest anyone in our family has ever gotten was when we sat on the front row for the dolphin & whale show at Sea World and my stepdad got hit the worst. He was dripping!

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      • Lelia, It’s been about 8 years, and TBT, I really don’t find it that funny yet! πŸ˜‰ It was something!
        I’ve been splashed at Sea World, but this elephant had me in his sights! πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»


  8. Angela I grew up in Flatbush section. Marine park area. Want to laugh more. A kid sitting with his family in the bleachers yelled out to his dad pointing to me saying don’t buy from him he got them from the machine inside the hangar for 6 cents.

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    • Oh, ok. I was kind of hoping it was East New York…
      You have me dying here! Always a little stoolie in the crowd, huh? That is hysterical!
      Growing up, we always knew that you never ratted anybody out. Nobody wanted to be branded the stoolie. We even took the blame when it wasn’t us, right? When friends were friends…You have some great stories. You can’t make this stuff up! I think I had said once before that you should write them down for your kids and your grandchildren. Nothing like “real life”. Have a great night, Sir. See you trow!

      Just finished watching the Yankees stay alive. It may not be the Mets, but it’s still exciting!
      God, I love October Ball! πŸ™‹πŸ»


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