Jumble Answers for 10/10/2017








Good Tuesday morning everyone!  The clue words were really fun solves with PAPAYA taking a split second longer than the rest to figure out.  David did an excellent job by leaving the 3 A’s together which made me think a little harder than I’m used to this early in the morning.  After solving the clue words, I noticed that it gave us two words starting with D and two words starting with P.  Moving along to the cartoon, we’re in an office where several different conversations are taking place.  The two men in the back are making plans to meet up after work while the two characters in the front are busy giving their sales pitch to a few more people.  I’ve never purchased anything from a telemarketer nor do I know of anyone that has.  I’m too polite to just hang up on them though and I usually say “no thank you” before ending the call.  Writing out the clue letters, I noticed that the three A’s from PAPAYA were back to make the letter layout a tad bit trickier.  I immediately saw DIALED and crossed out the letters, but nothing else seemed to fit.  Starting over and writing out the letters again, this time I saw CALLED and the rest just clicked for the finish.  Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!  🙂


33 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/10/2017

  1. 🎶”DON’T HANG UP, (no, no) Oh don’t you do it now, don’t hang up, (no, no)…Don’t hang up like you always do, I know you think our love is true, I’ll explain the facts to you…(just) Don’t hang up…”🎶

    📞📞 Somebody has to do it, is what we always hear
    Well maybe years ago, there was patience which to bear
    But Robo CALLS and Spoofing have turned us into cynics
    Bombarded day and night with calls that voices mimic.
    They start from early morning and go throughout the day
    The days of blindly answering your phone have gone away
    “You’ve won a cruise”, “These rates are low”, the list goes on and on
    The Registry of Do Not Call? You wonder why you’re on!
    Caller ID we now employ to tell us who calls next…
    Or maybe we don’t use the phone…Its easier to text! 📞📞

    Even though I saw the extra A, Pappy RANG into my thoughts for a second. But Papaya quickly FLESHed itself out. I’m not sure if it’s a new word, but the others have been CALLED UP by Dave before. Today Jeff’s cartoon shows us a Telemarketing Center, with workers on the phone fighting the “old ennui”. HA! They think they’re bored and tired? What about us? We’ve been hit with everything from…”These are genuine Alligator shoes”…What a CROCK! To “Do you read magazines…”? Well yes, PERIODICALLY, but… The pressure’s relentless! Remember the days when you would be surprised by a voice at the other end of the LINE? Not anymore. Telemarketing has TAKEN that cALL away. Any..WHO…while one of the CALLERS is looking for Jeff this morning, we’re looking for the solve. But HOLD ON A SECOND, I want to get the Eye Candy OFF THE LIST. The guy in front, TAPping his fingertips together? And looking so sinister? He kind of made my blood run COLD. CALL him the Eye candy for sure. Ok, let’s GET BACK to the solve…The dialogue between the men in the background tells us they can’t wait for the DAY to end. For the CALLS to end…”CALLED IT A DAY”! Good pun, RING IT UP! It’s a SALE!…Or should I say HANG IT UP…It’s a Telemarketer…
    So, there you have it, Folks! Have a great day, Everyone!
    Press “1” to end this post… 📞🙋🏻

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  2. Those who DWELL in the DEPTHS of the tropical rain forest often use the leaves of the PAPAYA to tenderize meat and the juice of the fruit to PACIFY drunken palm wine drinkers.

    The PAPAYA tree often gives tarantulas a place to DWELL in the DEPTHS of their leafy heights and no amount of smoke will PACIFY their aggressive behavior.

    Jumble regulars can select the sentence they prefer and I suspect the arachniphobes will shy away from the second. Angela pulverized the telemarketing field and those who plague us so I’ll say nothing further–let them Rest In Peace. and leave ME in peace!!

    I had little trouble solving the clue words or the solution–the doubling, tripling up of letters didn’t give me grief.nor did the multiple vowels. Have a terrific Tuesday everyone—the rain has stopped up here—we got a record 2.39 inches yesterday.

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    • Good morning, Earl. 🎶Double the pleasure, double the fun🎶…Earl’s sentences today..Are second to none! LOL…Even tho the second one doesn’t really BUG me, I’ll CALL for the first as my choice. Would one use papaya leaves to tenderize meat? If anyone knows, it’s you!
      TBT, I wasn’t looking to pulverize the Telemarketing field, I just “CALL ’em as I see ’em”, as we say in NY! But the pressure is relentless right?
      And the irony…You with much rain, and our neighbors in California who need it so badly. Mother Nature…Hope you have a great day! 📞🙋🏻


      • Angela–papaya contains an enzyme called papain which can tenderize tough meat. You can buy it in a paste here in the USA but my cook used to wrap cuts of beef , when I could get beef, in papaya leaves and then pound the whole thing with a mallet. It worked. Love papaya fruit which grows abundantly in Sierra Leone.

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      • Hey Earl. I love papaya, also, but I never knew about the leaves being used as a tenderizer. I should have known you’d had a back story, tho. 😉 You’re a wealth of information! I have heard of papain, but I can’t remember in what context. I’ll add it to my “To do” list of things to research…
        I always liked saying Papaya…it’s a fun word! Hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather we’re being blessed with..📞🙋🏻


      • Earl, FYI: I went looking, and I found this…And with all this, the meat tenderizer is down at the bottom! Thought you might be interested…🙋🏻

        Papain is taken from the fruit of the papaya tree. It is used to make medicine.

        Papain is used for pain and swelling (inflammation) as well as fluid retention following trauma and surgery. It is used as a digestive aid and for treating parasitic worms, inflammation of the throat and pharynx, shingles (herpeszoster) symptoms, ongoing diarrhea, hay fever, runny nose, and a skin condition called psoriasis. Papain is also used along with conventional treatments for tumors.

        Some people apply papain directly to the skin to treat infected wounds, sores, and ulcers.

        In manufacturing, papain is used in cosmetics, toothpaste, enzymatic soft contact lens cleaners, meat tenderizers, and meat products. It is also used for stabilizing and chill-proofing beer.

        How does it work?
        Papain contains substances called enzymes that help break down proteins.


    • You KNOW which one I’ll take, Earl.
      🎵”A beautiful bunch o’ ripe banana
      (Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
      Hide the deadly black tarantula”🎵

      🎵”I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes (and in all EIGHT legs)
      Love is all around me and so the feeling grows”🎵

      This is the time of year in the East Bay Hills that tarantulas come out above ground to mate and ensure the next generation. There are so many that they close one of the roads in Tilden Park to accommodate the roaming Romeos.
      From the East Bay Times:
      “Love is not easy for the guys. The females await in silken-lined burrows, and after the assignation will sometimes kill their partner. Even if the male survives the encounter, he dies not long afterwards. Females, in contrast, can live many years and produce multiple offspring.”
      That sounds SO familiar. But dude, it was TOTALLY worth it!

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  3. Good morning. Not much trouble today. Papaya and pacify took a second look to get. The cartoon answer took extra minutes even though I knew the answer right away because again I put down one wrong letter. After double checking them I was able to get it right. Earl, I was all set to do one with the four words but after reading yours I bow to the master. Angela, with Judges help (finally) the Yanks live for another day. Even though I’m a National league fan if the Yanks fail I’d root for Cleveland. They have waited a long time. Until tomorrow stay well. By the way,I had to click on yesterday’s post to get today’s.

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    • Hi Paul, Good morning to you also. The Yanks live another day…I live for Judge! 😉
      And your story y’day about the Brooklyn men and locking up your daughters…?
      What do they know? It’s all fake news…! 😉 Be well, enjoy your day! 📞🙋🏻


  4. Papaya and Pacify gave me pause this morning but I was able to figure out the cartoon solution and work backwards. Our air is thick with smoke from the fires – worse than yesterday. Keep a good thought that they get them under control soon. Have a good day everyone.

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    • Hi Betty. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since y’day. If there’s any Go Fund Me account set up to assist your cousins, please let me know. I’d like to help, and I can’t think of any other way. Be well. 🙏🏻🙋🏻


    • You’re very welcome, Betty. I truly believe in paying it forward, and always remind myself that there but for the Grace of God go I. Should the situation change, please let me know. Be well. 🙏🏻🙋🏻


  5. Had to back door papaya with the AAA from the puzzle that I had already solved.

    My brother lives on the edge of the evacuation zone in Santa Rosa. His home was spared, but there were some tense hours early yesterday morning as he and I learned of the devastation while traveling together in Denver.

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  6. Hi, all! Solved the cartoon immediately, bringing back memories of our 16 yr old trying telemarketing saying, “Hello, this is Diane of the Clean-Right Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company.”

    Her female boss hugged her when she had to let her go saying, “Diane, I hate to lose you, but you are just not pushy enough.” I was happy to see that job end.

    I solved PAPAYA quickly by treating the “A’s” like the “A’s” in “banana.” I started to self-jumble PACIFY but remembered “backing in.” Done!

    BETTY, if you do come up with a way for us to help your relatives, as suggested by Angela, please count me in. Steve said you two were about 40 to 50 miles south of the fire, but that it too close for comfort for me and I worry about the wind. Over the years, we have had devastating wind-driven forest fires in northern Arizona.
    JOHN, prayers for you & your brother, also, as well as for Betty & cousins.

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  7. Hi all – PACIFY was my hardest word. The ‘TH’ trick produced DEPTH quicker than it would have come otherwise. Don’t know why PAPAYA came to me since I never eat them.

    Lelia, Diane’s story brought back bad memories of my extremely short-lived career selling magazines door-to-door. I also wasn’t pushy enough.
    And I found it very amusing yesterday that the one member of your family to remain tattoo-less is the one you’d most expect to have one — the long-haired rock singer! (Well, not any that *you’ve* seen, anyway).

    In the more serious fire news, the East Bay air is still hazy but doesn’t have the strong fire odor of yesterday. We’re not in any danger, but I did hear people comparing these to the Oakland Hills firestorm of 1991. And to top it off, there was a magnitude 4 earthquake in San Jose (pretty minor;didn’t feel it.) And as I was telling Angela, at Safeway Monday morning, they were taking down their promo banners for the Safeway Open golf tournament with Phil Mikelson that ended Sunday. What I didn’t realize was that it was at Silverado Resort in Napa. Hours after it ended, the directors had to evacuate their hotel at midnight, and some of the course was on fire. Could have been even worse if those crowds had still been there. It’s certainly unbelievably bad enough as it is!

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  8. Angela–thanks for all the info on papain. I suspect people in various parts of the world, especially the tropics, use the fruit of the papaya differently than those where I lived. There were many local medicines derived from trees and barks, leaves and berries, but I don’t recall any that used the fruit of the papaya. Fascinating. I think I heard or read once that papayas were native to the Caribbean, Central America, South America and found their way to West Africa by European colonizers. So people in the “New World” may have used the fruit for more medicinal purposes.
    Paul—wow, I don’t think I could handle that many tarantulas. I had one gigantic one in my sitting room once and the thing leaped at me and I ran screaming like a little girl. But then he/she probably felt cornered and had to attack the monster who was wielding a broom at him/her. Don’t mind the garden variety spiders but tarantulas are another thing altogether.

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    • That was me with the tarantulas, Earl. Them, papain; there is always a wealth of interesting and valuable information here. Without you, I would never have known that horse-snotrockets existed! 😂

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    • Earl: I knew that I had heard the word before, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. You have no idea how that drives me crazy. So I had to look for it. I think I may have been familiar with it from the years of my Mother’s eye problems and surgeries. It’s not a word I can remember using recently. I found the data interesting, from the medicinal angle to tenderizing meat! LOL…
      Steve told me his tarantula story a few months ago…Now THAT’S painting a picture, huh? 😂😂
      Have a great night! 🕷 🙋🏻


  9. HI, Steve! First I waited with bated breath for you to comment so I’d know you & wife were not feeling asphyxiated. (Glad to read later that fire odor is less.)

    Then I happily found you happily singing “Day O” with Harry Belafonte.
    Last I read your 2 comments to me bringing back memories, amused at my story, and a sweet comment that sounded like you think I live in a convent. Hence:

    Steve in Oakland, oh what a guy!
    He makes my day, and I know why.
    What he says to me,
    Daily and quickly,
    Is sweeter than strawberry pie.


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