Jumble Answers for 10/21/2017








Have a sensational Saturday!


26 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/21/2017

  1. 🎶”In the clearing stands a BOXER and a fighter by his trade, and he carries the remainders
    Of every glove that laid him down, and cut him till he cried out, in his anger and his shame
    “I am leaving, I am leaving”…But the fighter still remains…Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie…..”🎶

    🥊🥊 I punch a bag for exercise, a HOBBY so to speak
    It’s easier than HOISTing up to chin upon the peak…
    It makes me feel empowered like a JAGUAR out for prey
    It’s often the best way I find to start off any day.
    It’s not for competition, that’s so not my INTENT
    I use it as an outlet, for when I need to vent…
    The cardio’s a benefit, so that’s an extra bonus
    I get the daily exercise without feeling the onus.
    But would I get into a ring like these two guys did choose?
    No way, no how..You kiddin’ me? Just look at those gross shoes! 🥊🥊

    All of today’s words were reBEAT favorites, and took just aBOUT no time to solve. Today’s cartoon…So, have we seen one of these guys aROUND before? IDK. The one in the dark TRUNKs sure resembles Dave, but check out that upper BODY. Remember the guy in that portrait a while back, at the auction with the HOYTy Toity auctioneer? And the physique of the MAIN ATTRACTION? Hmm…Maybe it’s not Dave after all, huh? Anyway, Jeff shows us two BOXERS and a REF, giving the pre-FIGHT insTRUNKtions. But these guys are talking SMACK instead of listening! “No HITTING below the belt”, is going right over their heads! The REF may as well mumble, ’cause they’re ready to RUMBLE! This FIGHT, is “A-BOUT” TO BEGIN! BOOM! What a pun! RING the BELL, great JAB, Jumble Guys! Ok, eye candy? Funny how both fighters waistbands look like BELTs. But, I’m going with the refs pants. What’s UP with those? Who CUFFED them? So, there you have it, Folks! Boxing, not for everyone. I do it for pleasure. And it’s healthy for me. I keep ASSAULT free diet, I drink only sugar-free PUNCH…The only thing I HIT is the bag…
    And the only RINGs I’m interested in are the ones on my fingers…
    Have a great day, Everyone! Make it a KNOCK-OUT! 🥊🙋🏻


  2. The zookeeper’s INTENT to HOIST the HOBBY-horse out of the JAGUAR’s den was a total failure because the animal refused to give up her favorite toy.

    No problem with the clue words but I was a little concerned when I saw all those circled letters AND quotation marks indicating a PUN, but when I wrote down the letters and keyed in on BOUT, the answer came fairly easily. Not a groan-inducing pun but a clever one. Good job Jumble men

    Angela–you have not only written an inspired poem with all the clue words included and the solution but you have referenced my favorite singers and one of my favorite songs. I have to admit I researched all the stanzas and lyrics to refresh my memory and in spite of reading them several times, not sure what inspired this duo to come up with the poetry. Wonderful images, wonderful word play and thank you for giving me an early Saturday morning reverie. I’ll be humming “I am leaving, I am leaving…” all day long. I might have remembered “The Boxer” later but somehow I doubt it. You’ve made my day.

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    • Good morning, Earl. I couldn’t wait for you to get here! 😉 Thank you so much. You have no idea how psyched I was when I saw 🎶 THE BOXERs🎶! I finally got a Simon and Garfunkle image I could do for you without pushing the envelope! And that inspired me to write the poem using the clue words. Today, it’s an Earl’s Pearl!…And it didn’t hurt that I box! 😉 (Onus hurt just a little…LOL)..
      I may be wrong, but I think Simon wote the song while going through a low point in his life. Some criticism getting to him or something. And he used the Bible for some inspiration “Workman’s wages” for an example. I’m not sure. The music’s in me every day, the Bible not so much! 😉 We can look it up.
      Ah, reverie…one of my favorite words! Thank you again…I’ve been humming it all morning,too.
      And you in turn have made my day! Enjoy, Kind Sir! 🥊🙋🏻


    • Earl. Snippets from Wikipedia: “The Boxer”. Scary what the mind remembers sometimes. If you can, read the entire piece. So much great data. Things I never remembered…

      The song, primarily written by Paul Simon, is a folk rock ballad that variously takes the form of a first-person lament as well as a third-person sketch of a boxer. Simon’s lyrics are largely autobiographical and partially inspired by the Bible, and were written during a time when he felt he was being unfairly criticized. The song’s lyrics discuss poverty and loneliness. It is particularly known for its plaintive refrain, in which the singer sings ‘lie-la-lie’, accompanied by a heavily reverbed drum.

      The song’s lyrics take the form of a first-person lament, as the singer describes his struggles to overcome loneliness and poverty in New York City. The final verse switches to a third-person sketch of a boxer, who, despite the effects of “every glove that laid him down or cut him till he cried out”,”I am leaving, I am leaving”—”but”, the lyrics continue, “the fighter still remains.”

      “I think I was reading the Bible around that time. That’s where I think phrases such as “workman’s wages” came from, and “seeking out the poorer quarters”. That was biblical. I think the song was about me: everybody’s beating me up, and I’m telling you now I’m going to go away if you don’t stop.”

      Enjoy! 🥊🙋🏻


    • Earl, I’m sorry, one more. Caught up in all the excitement of the song, I failed to mention your sentence. The HOBBY horse is brilliant! Conjured up beautiful memories. My Father carved them for us during childhood. We still have one. We still argue over which one of us it belongs to. It’s in my attic, though…Possession..nine-tenths of the law? There was no will…Just Sayin’!!! 😉
      Great sentence! 🙋🏻


    • Earl, hobby-horse is inspired! As to the songs,

      🎵”All lies and jest
      Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
      And disregards the rest”🎵
      Ain’t *that* appropriate these days! And also:
      🎵”Where the New York City winters aren’t bleeding me”🎵
      See, Paul had a thing about snow, too 😂. Like:
      🎵”Gazing from my window, to the streets below
      On a freshly-fallen silent shroud of snow”🎵
      Imagery that blew my mind at the time. Enjoy the warm day; we’ve got several coming up here also.


  3. Good morning. Great graphics on the opening page. It really jumps out at you. No problem with the whole puzzle. After writing down the letters for the cartoon,the answer just appeared. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Good morning, Paul. You’re right! Those gloves are great! Mike picked a WINNER of a pic!

      Rooting for the Yanks tonight? There was something in my paper that said it might be because of Judge, but for some reason this time aROUND, even the Mets fans are for the Yankees! Have a great day! 🥊🙋🏻


      • Angela looks like David hast slain Goliath. Don’t think they are coming bavk from four runs down with six outs to go. Wait till next year. That’s ghe Mets motto

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      • Hey Paul. I slid down on the couch, and fell asleep Missed the last 2 innings.
        Yea, next year. ⚾️🙋🏻


    • Hey John. Aren’t you the Renassiance Man! Let us know how it turns out!
      Yes, the puzzle was LIGHT WEIGHT and fun!
      Have a great day! 🙋🏻


  4. Hi, Steve!! My first thought was ugh, boxing, but I got the answer immediately and then all 4 words fast, so I looked back at the cartoon, as Mike has taught us to do, looking for details. I decided that the guy on the left is a little too flabby, so I put my money on the guy on the right to win. Done!

    Beautiful day out today! High for today is only 85. We were promised a little bit of rain at the end of the week, but it didn’t happen.

    Here is our typical 4-day Phoenix forecast with the temp changing drastically in a short period of time:
    Today 85, followed by Sun 91, Mon 97, and Tue 98.

    See ya’!


    • Hi Lelia – Since you said you were a math teacher, I thought you might get this – my wife bought a box of “Leibniz” biscuits, so I asked her if they were like dental treats for dogs – if they would remove the calculus from her teeth.
      Here’s a good math comic from today

      Also, since you mentioned seeing the Raiders win at home on Thursday, you saw a rarity. Since they won’t play Sunday, and one of their upcoming “home” games is scheduled for Mexico City, I read that their next game at the Coliseum isn’t until Nov. 26. It’s like they’ve already left for their new home in Las Vegas a couple of years early. They also finish the season on the road on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Some happy holidays for them, eh?


      • Hi, Steve! I took arithmetic, math, algebra, & geometry, but calculus was not part of my prep for being an elementary school teacher. We all look back & wonder “what if” and one of mine is wondering if I should have prepared to teach high school math, as my mother did, but I was very happy where I was.

        I have never studied the calculus controversy/argument between Newton & Leibniz, and have never seen a Leibniz biscuit, which is “a satisfying RATIO of chocolate to biscuit.” However, now that I have Googled the subject, I think the question you asked your wife is just another example of your brainiac thinking. (I didn’t say genius because you wanted me to give it a rest. LOL I say if the shoe fits, wear it. Double LOL.)

        I read the math cartoon & several previous ones to try to get into the characters. Funny. Then I did the division problem on paper & checked it with my calculator. Got it right. I make myself do all of the subtraction in our checkbook before checking my work with our calculator but do the exact opposite while doing our taxes every Feb.

        Thank you for the Raiders info. Glad I got to see the game I saw!!


      • “A RATIO of chocolate”! LOL! I hope we don’t have to RATION ours!

        In the comments to the long-division comic, someone said that they have forgotten how to use their slide rule, and another answers:

        “I can remember a little bit… but not the most important part….
        where I put it, 25 or 30 years ago.”


  5. Easy puzzle today. Enjoyed the clever pun. Warm & sunny here in S.F. Today. The mornings and evenings are cool – a definite Fall feel in the air. Happy Satuday everyone.

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    • Hi Betty. It was a really cute puzzle today!
      I read the article from Reader’s Digest and I think it’s great. I’m so intrigued. I vaguely remember hearing about the O. Henry Pun-Off’s, but I never put it together. I never followed up on it either, and I can’t now remember why. What they’re doing is EXACTLY what my friends and I do. Thanks so much for telling me about it. I’m going to look into going as a spectator just to see what it’s like…You never know!
      Your weather sounds perfect. ( And I refuse to think about what’s coming here soon…)
      Have a great day! 🙋🏻


  6. POW-Wow! Hi all – What’s with the one raised hand in the back? Is he trying to summon a waiter? I paused a second on JAGUAR – a Jumble trifecta – a J at the beginning, U in the middle, and Earl’s British motorcar for a solution. Have a good Saturday.

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