Jumble Answers for 11/04/2017








Good Morning, Everyone!    🐑 Are We GOATing Through This Again? 🐑

🐑🐑 Ten days ago some Rams were what the Jumble offered us
Today, we see a Fairy Tale, its name “Three Billy Goats Gruff.”
Most fairy tales are GLOBAL, the children’s hearts they win
This one is no exception, for this one is Norwegian.
Since LIVING where no grass was grown, there was no food to eat
The Billy Goats must cross a stream, not such an easy feat…
The hill upon the other side, is calling out “HELLO
So one by one they venture out, it’s where they need to go.
It’s not steep like for SKIERs, that’s not what slows their goal
The problem is that ‘neath the bridge, there lives a hungry troll.
The brothers are determined not to let him get their goat
They each trick him by saying, “Tis more meat ‘neath that ones coat…”
And finally the last goat gets his turn, it’s time to pass
The current comes, he rams the troll who floats off on his A-s! 🐑🐑

So Guys. Really. What’s the sudden OXcession with Goats? Have you HERD something? Can we HORN in on this…? What? MUTTON to say on the subject? Whatever. Probably just amount to a HILL of beans anyway…So, today’s words. Once again, old favorites, with SKIER and GLOBAL scrambled enough to get anyone’s GOAT! STREAMing over to our cartoon, we see three BILLY GOATS, a TROLL, and the HILLS. Only these HILLS aren’t 🎶Alive With The Sound of Music…🎶 What you hear here are hunger pangs! Well in the Fairy Tale anyway. Ok, so maybe here not so MULCH! Anyway, Jeff shows us the three GOATS just HOOFing it around. On the HILLS. BILLY GOATS…on the HILLS…Sayin‘ “Ya’ll”?…Wait for it…”HILL-BILLIES“! Well, FLEECE NAVIDAD! Just like in all the stores, it’s Christmas in November! Good pun, Guys! So, eye candy. Oh yeah…You know what’s coming, right? ….🎶TROLLin, TROLLin, TROLLin on the River…!🎶
So, there you have it FLOCKS! Done! Have a great day, Everyone!
And don’t let anyone get your GOAT! 🐑🙋🏻




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27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/04/2017

  1. In Lake Placid the Olympic SKIER learned to say HELLO in many languages while LIVING in a small village with GLOBAL media attention.

    The only word to give me pause was global—sometimes double letters are a breeze and at other times they freeze me in my tracks. Once I wrote all the circled letters down, the solution was a snap with all those “Ls”.

    Angela–your poem and post show a lot of effort and hard work—or at least it would be hard for me.
    I have one small BEEF—mutton??? when you are talking about goats?? Not sure if I’m missing a pun or not.
    Also, do you remember when I referenced” The Three Billy Goats Gruff” in a sentence???
    Have a sensible Saturday everyone and stay safe.

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    • Good morning, Earl. Your sentence is a keeper!
      I laughed at your BEEF!! I know Mutton doesn’t come from a goat, but I just went out on a LAMB there to get a pun! 😉 TBT, the writing wasn’t hard at all, I just needed to look up the origin of the Fairy Tale. Now rhyming it was a different story! 😉 I wish I could say I totally recall your goat sentence. Your mentioning it is stirring the memory, but it’s a little vague. There’s a lot of sentences RAMmed into my head. But if you remember how long ago it might be, we can definitely look it up. Tonight the clocks! Yikes! 🐑🙋🏻


      • I don’t have a clue when I referenced “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Just remember using it somehow and as a child it was one of my favorite stories. After reading Harry’s post, I withdraw my ‘beef” and bow to his expertise about Asian terms. In parts of West Africa, all animal meat is called “beef.” Whether it’s from a cow, goat, monkey, cutting grass or sheep. I was lulled into eating some things I would have passed on if I had been aware of this during my first year there.

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      • LOL…Earl, BEEF all you’d like! I have tough SKIN! 😉 No worries, kind Sir. As for Harry, a tip of the cap! He went aBUTT and beyond with that one! The food? Poor baby! I can only imagine. Look up CAPOZZELLI (I hope I’m spelling it right). An Italian Neapolitan delight! I threatened to run away from home! 😉
        Sorry I’m not remembering your Billy Goat line..Maybe if you hum a few bars…🎶 😉


  2. Very surprised w/ the subject 3 Billy Goats Gruff. Had not thought about them since childhood. Pretty sure my children were not exposed to them, at least by me. Brought back good memories, thanks. Learned a lot looking it up. Goat meat is also called mutton in Asia. Goat hair is also called fleece. Woulda lost a bet on that one! G’day all.

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  3. Good morning. Have no clue as to your three way conversations. Maybe because I’m still in a fog. Regarding the puzzle,the first two words took a second and even third look to get. When I got to the cartoon I decided to pull what that boxer did in one of his fights. “No Mas”. Didn’t even think of trying to find the answer. When I started I got interrupted three times with phone calls and got out of the mood. But have no fear…… Tomorrow is another day. And until then Stay Well.

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    • LOL…Roberto Duran, 1980! NO MAS….
      Good Morning, Paul. You always make me laugh, even though I’m not sure which three you’re talking about! Have a great day, my Friend! 🐑😂


      • You got the boxer right. It’s you Earl and Moose. Love your banter. Trying to be eloquent. When it comes to English I still speak Brooklynese.

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  4. Hi all – SKIER took me the longest. Had to write the letters for the answer, but saw it right away when I did.

    Never heard of “The Three Billy Goats Grim”, but then 🎵”I had a childhood that was mercifully brief”🎵 and fairy tales and nursery rhymes (especially British) aren’t exactly my specialty.

    Is that the Troll Bridge Keeper from Monty Python and the Holy Grail? – “Whoever cross the bridge of death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. What..is your name? What..is your quest? What..is the capital of Assyria” Mr. Asimov?

    Angela – what you reminded me of –
    🎵”Trollin’, trollin’, trollin’
    Though the streams are swollen
    Keep them doggies trollin’, rawhide”🎵

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  5. Hi, all! Solved the cartoon before the words for two reasons:

    First, I read The Three Billy Goats Gruff to our daughters countless times, which they continued to request until they had it memorized.

    Second (and preparing for fun, clever teasing by Steve for admitting this one), I graduated from 8th grade in Monticello Arkansas where it said in gold letters on the blue cover of my Jr. High Album, “MONTICELLO HILLBILLY.” Eek! I was a Hillbilly!!

    GLOBAL & SKIER were the 2 hardest words for me.

    Paul, I hope you saw my apology to you yesterday for not seeing your clever comment to me about Denny’s. No answer needed but want to add one more thing. When I said you were a good customer, I did not mean Denny’s, I meant that you are such an important member of this friendly forum.
    More than a year ago we had a cartoon about fishermen so I told Mike a story about fishing. He replied with telling me that his precious boy caught a large bass. You replied with your solve and then said, “I liked your fish stories.” I liked that comment so much, I have never forgotten it.


    • Lelia Ann no need to apologize. When I saw the entry from what I thought was a new member Denny it just struck me funny that I had to make that comment. Just thought you guys might pick up on it and have a laugh. I misssd you remark but no worries. As we say in Brooklyn,we’re cool. Thank you for your kind words.


      • Hey Paul..Good morning! You’re up early! I’m just getting ready to post the puzzle…
        Denny’s not new…He’s just a little shy I think! 😉🙋🏻


  6. Hi, Steve! Yesterday you said, “Have a good lunch, even if it’s gizzards.”
    Well, my daughter and I ate at an imaginary restaurant called Simply Gizzards. They served Gizzard Goulash, Gizzard Gumbo, Gizzard Stuffed Peppers, and a very spicy Green Gizzard Curry. Side dishes included Ginger Gizzards, Garlic Gizzards, and Green Beans with Gizzards. Favorites were the Gizzard Blizzards, either strawberry or chocolate.


    • Ooh, the Gizzard Blizzard sounds good! I had a friend who used to order Licorice milkshakes because they looked like a cup full of road tar.
      Funny about the yearbook. I guess that was a time you could use the term or create a TV show called “The Bevery Hillbillies” and not cause offense or get sued.


  7. Hi, Steve! Funny about the road tar Licorice milkshakes. Good thinking on your part about the other. I wonder how much funny stuff has to go by the wayside nowadays with everyone trying to be politically correct when we could really use a laugh or two.


    • Hey Earl, This came through addressed to me, but I don’t think it was meant for me, was it?

      I turned back some of my clocks already, in the rooms I don’t really use. There’s 28 clocks in my house..I don’t know how that happened! And I run late a lot of the time….😂😂


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