Jumble Answers for 10/23/2017








Good Monday morning my friends and welcome back to another week of Jumble fun!  The Monday puzzle is usually a relatively easy one and today was no exception.  All of the clue words were old favorites that came instantly with no trouble whatsoever.  I’d choose ABACUS to be the most difficult anagram to decipher just for the fact that it’s such an obscure and archaic word.  Moving along to the cartoon, we see Jeff and his wife having an interaction with a young child thay is playing with some trains.  Zooming in on the puzzle, you can clearly see that each one has a name on it and they’re all from the cartoon Thomas & Friends.  Jeff appears to be offering the child a gift of a train that has Jumble written on it that the young one will have to work into alphabetical position.  The solution came instantly after reading the cartoon sentence and dialogue making this puzzle a quick and effortless solve.  Enjoy your Monday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!  


36 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/23/2017

  1. 🎶”ABC, Easy as 1-2-3, or simple as Do-Re-Mi…ABC, 1-2-3…Baby, you and me..”🎶

    🚂🚂 As many parents out there know, this toy TRAIN and his friends
    Have been around for many years, to help children pretend…
    They teach our kids a lot of things, the lessons they may vary,
    Friendship, fair play and also may expand vocabulary.
    THOMAS and FRIENDS are colored bright, they’re shiny and they’re glossy
    The characters all get along, and no one’s mean or BOSSY
    The trains all run on schedule, they teach not to be TARDY,
    Although there was a time or two we were late to a party…
    Like when I thought train 17 went by the name CASHEW
    Instead of CAITLIN…Boy the time wasted looking for you!
    I’m sure that we can all agree, one thing’s for sure amongst us…
    The money spent on all these trains? Let’s see…get the ABACUS! 🚂🚂

    Back on Oct 2nd, Jeff featured Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of Thomas the Tank Engines Railway System in his cartoon. Today, we’ve pulled into the same STATION! TUNNEL VISION on Jeff’s part? Hmm. I wonder if we can ENGINEER a response! Davids’ words today are all repeats. I guess he’s reTRAINing us! Our CARtoon: We see Jeff, in a black University of Michigan shirt, his wife, Kathy in a purple top, and his son, Cameron, in a light blue Thomas the Train tee shirt. I mention the colors, because the trains are colored all wrong! As you may know, Jeff is always ON TRACK with his drawings, but the one coloring the panels, is sometimes OFF THE RAILS. I’ve often asked why all the women are blonde and dressed in purple, but things haven’t CHANGEd, so I guess I’ve been denied the PLATFORM. Whatever the reason, I think it’s a LOCO MOTIVE…Anyway, I’m getting way OFF TRACK. The CARtoon…Jeff’s son is making his parents so proud, by EXPRESSing himself so well! He’s alphabetically reciting the names of the trains, and CONDUCTing himself in such an intelligent manner. He makes it look so simple…AS EASY AS A-B-C! Cutest pun! But then, let’s be honest, most MONORAILS allow for great ONE LINERS! Ok, eye candy today? Not hard to CHOOse at all. It goes to the new train in Jeff’s hand. It’s named “Jumble”…Just the TICKET! So, there you have it Folks, Done!
    I apologize that this is so long today. I was trying to go LOW COMMOTION, but I just kept PICKING up STEAM as I ROLLED ALONG…
    Have a great day, Everyone! Stay on TRACK…🚂🙋🏻

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  2. The CASHEW farmer’s son was TARDY so many times that the BOSSY vice-principal sent an ABACUS to his father to keep track of the number of school days and starting times.

    Unscrambling was easy until I got to CASHEW which gave me pause even though I love them. Solution was an easy A. B. C. Breeze. I’ll read other comments and posts when I finish my volunteer hours this afternoon.
    Magnificent Monday all.

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    • Good morning, Earl. CASHEW got you a little nuts? 😉 Your sentence tho? Great TRAIN of THOUGHT!
      We know your Monday SCHEDULE, we’ll see you later! 🚂🙋🏻


  3. Good morning all. Fall has officially started in Indiana. Temps are dropping and rain most of the week. That light rain that is just a PITA. People will predictably turn into grouches but not on here eh Warden? Liked the puzzle, stumbled on TARDY . Go easy with the smart a**ed remarks I stumbled once with NO or was it ON? And, today could have been NBC or CBS!

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    • LOL…And aren’t you in a good mood, considering dealing with all that BREADED rain!
      Give yourself more credit, Harry! Pride before the FALL? You said yourself, it already started…
      You’re safe! 🚂🙋🏻


    • Harry. Your last line kept playing through my mind. NBC or CBS…Instead of ABC!
      A different STATION! Whether intentional or not, good play on “letters”!
      Kudos! 🚂🙋🏻


  4. Good morning. Would have stumbled on abacus but remembered it from awhile ago. Cashew was obtained from solving the cartoon puzzle which was an instant solve. The three letters I needed made it easy to get. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Hi icdogg:
      I’m sorry, I may be misunderstanding, but where are you seeing that? The solution is “AS EASY AS A, B, C”, and was typed as such. Perhaps the font is causing the letters to appear too closely together, but it wasn’t printed as one word. Hope this helps! Enjoy your day! 🚂🙋🏻


    • I uncharacteristicly went to the Seattle Times color interactive solve to see the cartoon details, and noticed the same thing as icdogg; maybe that’s where he saw it. They do have errors on their site more often than I’d like.

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      • Hey Steve. Good morning. That might be it. I never use that site. They do print a lot of errors; in fact I said that to Earl recently, and advised him to change sites. If that’s where people are seeing it, there’ll be a lot of confusion today. 🚂🙋🏻


  5. Hi all – Nothing much to add on the words or answer.
    The “Thomas” train is *way* after my time, but my brother and I spent many fun hours with a classic Lionel O-gauge set. The most valuable lesson I learned was how *expensive* everything was. I really wanted remote switches for the track, but at the time I could afford 25¢, they cost $25 each!
    Have a good day, everyone.

    Lelia – funny they should mention abacus when we were just talking about slide rules. Next up, tally-sticks, bones and rocks (oh, and fingers and toes, I guess).


    • Hey Steve: Guess what’s in my attic? With even a little package of those tiny white pellets? “Toys To Grow Up With, Not Out Of”! Thomas the Train…Indeed! 🚂🙋🏻


      • I doubt they still work…(And they look so much smaller than they used to…) Who knows if even the transformer still works. I’m afraid to try! 🚂🙋🏻


  6. Hi, all! Instant Monday cartoon & first 3 words solve. I got CASHEW fast because I recently told Jerry to write it on our Costco list & he made me spell it for him.

    Mike, didn’t have to use your new technique today that you told us about a week ago of examining the cartoon top to bottom before trying a cartoon solve. At that time, however, it worked for me 2 days in a row. Enjoyed your post with your signature warm friendly greeting & closing and mentioning so many interesting details in the cartoon.

    Steve, yesterday after sharing how difficult the Sunday Jumble could be with 4,000 possible combinations of letters to get the words done on top of a 17-letter cartoon answer, I played “catch up on my sleep” the rest of the day. I’ll search for my slide rule from 40 years ago. LOL

    It’s beautiful outside here in Phoenix. See ya’ tomorrow!

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    • Hi, Lelia! I’m glad that you liked my technique. I’ve tried it a few times in some of my Jumble puzzle books and it still works rather well. I’m glad the weather is still beautiful for you. All of the leaves are at their peak color here and are now starting to drop and collect. Be well and talk soon. 🙂🙂🙂


  7. Steve and Angela–I am also in the dark about Thomas the Tank or Train or whatever. Like Steve, I had a Lionel Model Train set that I had to share with my older brother. Now it is sitting in a trunk with me, even though the track is somewhere out there—still have the transformer and the cars although some are lacking wheels and some paint. Hate to part with it but the day will eventually come.
    Impressed with your poem and your post. Also the clever posts from others. I am too tired to really think very deeply about the cartoon or the posts. Maybe I’ll be sharper or more “on track” tomorrow—although due to someone’s illness, I have offered to take their hours on at the hospital and so may have less time to be on line than usual.
    Fall is predicted here tonight, so it’s back to the closet to find the long-sleeves, fleeces, etc. etc. etc.

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    • Hi Earl. As cute as they are, they’re just one of so many toy collections that come and go…and of course, the kids want them all! The Lionel set I have is intact. Cars, tracks, all of it. It hasn’t been touched in years, it’s all wrapped and packed. I’m so tempted to put it all together…If your transformer works, you should try to get tracks. I’m sure you can find them somewhere on line. You’d be amazed at what’s out there…
      Thanks for the shout out. I had fun with it. I think it’s easier to make a poem with “given” words. I have something to build off.
      Bad weather predicted for us down here also. And so it begins…
      Enjoy your evening. Be well. 🚂🙋🏻


  8. Yes, both uclick and the chicago tribune had six letters for first word of puzzle answer instead of two letters then 4 letters…the post star had it correct.

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    • Hey John – About your baking bread from the grains used to make beer – Angela said that made you a Renaissance Man, but I think it may go back even further than that. I saw a documentary that said the ancient Egyptian economy was based on “bread, beer and onions”, so just throw a few shallots in your dough and you’ll be on your way to a literal Paleo diet.


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