Jumble Answers for 11/16/2017











Good morning everyone and happy Thursday! PIVOT was the only word that came instantly into view. I had to think about the other three with PIGLET being to most difficult anagram for me to decipher. Overall the clue words were a great challenge and well matched for a Thursday puzzle.

Day #4 of Guest Jumbler week brings us a panel by Jason Chatfield who is the artist for Ginger Meggs. Many of our Australian visitors will immediately recognize the drawing of the Perth native. Ginger Meggs is the most syndicated Australian comic strip, appearing in over 120 newspapers in 34 countries (but unfortunately not here in New Hampshire).

After reading the dialogue and sentence, we clearly see a caffeine-dazed kangaroo hanging from a tree branch. As Benny inquires as to why Meggs would do such a thing, the mischievous 10-year old shrugs his shoulders in a gesture that implies both guilt and regret. The look on the kangaroos face was priceless and drawn brilliantly by Mr. Chatfield.

The letter layout was very good, but the abundance of P’s gave me the answer immediately. UP was the obvious two letter word leaving HOPPED to be found almost equally as fast. That’s all for today, my friends. Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

63 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/16/2017

  1. โ˜•๏ธ There’s a Roo PIVOTting up in a tree, there’s a cute red headed kid
    Why would he give a Roo coffee, making the Roo flip his lid…?
    Cute little boy with hair like a PLUME, goes by the name Ginger Meggs
    Why is a child as young as he drinking coffee down to the dregs…?
    Where’s Gingers dog, his name’s Tony…such a cute name for a pet…
    (Speaking of which here’s a great place to get rid of the word PIGLET)
    That leaves me with DRENCH, an apt word today,
    We’re having lighting and thunder…
    And Jason Chatfield our Guest Jumbler comes to us from the Down Under…
    An Aussie artist, and comedian too, I’ve seen him perform a few times
    I’m ending it here, I’m not HOPPED UP today, and that’ll be it for the rhymes! โ˜•๏ธ

    Piglet. I’m starting with Piglet. Have we seen Piglet before? Is it a word that’s easily recognizable? Besides while reading Winnie the Pooh, where would a city girl see this compound word? Good questions. And good words today, Dave. JUMPING over to our cartoon, we see two little boys. Benny, and Ginger Meggs, who’s just given a Kangaroo some coffee. By the Roo’s reaction, I’m thinking Decaf may have been the better way to go. Look at him…He’s HOPPED UP! But I’m also still thinking why is a little kid drinking coffee? WALLABY next? Cocktails at 5? Hmm. Anyway, I’ve never heard of Ginger himself, but living in NYC, I’ve seen Jason Chatfield at Comedy Clubs. Eye candy today? Has to be the maniacal look on the kangaroos face…Again…Think Decaf!
    So, there you have it, Folks! Done!
    Wishing you a G’Day, Mates….And remember, Don’t worry, be HOPPY! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  2. Mama sow made a rapid PIVOT in the sty and a PLUME of muddy water DRENCHed one unfortunate PIGLET.
    Easy solve for me today–no pen or paper needed. Love it when that happens.
    Not familiar with today’s guest cartoonist or the cartoon. Always glad to learn something each day.
    I thought about incorporating “kangaroo” in my sentence but got STYmied and stuck with the pig motif. But Angela always finds a way to use cartoon features in her posts so we are covered.
    Thankful Thursday everyone.

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  3. Good morning. Had no problem with the words today. Pretty much an instant read. When I got to the cartoon the first thought was hyped. But no Y and too few letters to fill the space. When I put down the letters from the four words it was obvious what the answer was. All this before my second cup of coffee. I have to use paper and pen because by the time I finished the last word I usually forgot what I had for the first. Angela did you read Mutts today. It had me laughing out loud. I don’t know,maybe it’s my weird sense of humor. But I’d put Mutts above all others. Mans or Ladies best friend usually makes me smile every day. Until tomorrow stay well

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    • Good morning, Paul. Yes, I did read it. I go from the “back pages” (Always start at the back pages)! right to the comics. Mutts is one of my favorites. I love Mooch’s lisp. And today, with the doggy bag, it’s sort of a pun. Have a great day, my Friend! Keep laughing! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  4. Piglet was the stickler for me this morning. No problem with the cartoon solution. I’m really enjoying this guest cartoonist week. Again, there was a cartoon strip with which I’m not familiar. See you later Alligator, Afterwhile Crocodile. Toodle loo Kangroo! Have a good day folks.

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  5. Hi all – No problem with words or answer. The CH trick worked for DRENCH.

    Men at Work, Land down under, Brussels (sprouts?), Vegemite sandwich โ€” There must be a pun or sentence in there somewhere but Iโ€™ll be darned if I can see what it is and I have to go for my yearly physical this morning, so โ€œEverybody! Finish my post for me!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have a great day, Iโ€™m off into the rain.

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  6. Hi, all! Easy solve of the words & cartoon. The one word that I didnโ€™t โ€œhopโ€ or โ€œleapโ€ right into was PIGLET, as in your solve, Mike.

    Australia is one of the 2 places we never made it to in our planned travels, the other being Alaska, but we have bookshelves bursting with albums of fun memories, so we did just fine.

    I also donโ€™t know much about kangaroos so no story today. Iโ€™ll have to wait for the camel to be mentioned. Then youโ€™ll have to hear about when I rode on a camel in Egypt.

    Enjoy your day!

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    • I canโ€™t wait for a camel story, Lelia! Iโ€™ll be sure to mention you in my post if Jeff draws one!

      I sure hope we make it to Australia some time soon. Itโ€™s also on our โ€œmust seeโ€ list. Weโ€™ve been blessed to have been able to cross off quite a few European countries over the past couple of years. I bet your photos are amazing. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      Enjoy your Thursday, Lelia!


      • Mike, thank you for your enthusiastic reply to my post. I hope you get to vacation in Australia and have a marvelous time there. I was going to say “marvelous time there, mate” but read that only males call other males “mate.” Whado I know.

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      • Mike, I enjoy reading every word you say to me whether itโ€™s today, the next day, or days later. If it is your goal to answer quickly, then so be it, but Iโ€™ll take your comments any time, any day, any way and thank you for them with too many details. Hope Iโ€™ve never left an impression otherwise. Brownies!! Yum!!

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      • It was my own guilty conscience for not responding quicker, thatโ€™s all. Yes, the brownies are cooling and homework is just about to start. And then off to the music concert! I really enjoy hearing the kids sing. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚


  7. WOW!! Mike & Angela what did I unleash?? Love them all and will copy them down. Going to share them with my family at Thanksgiving. They will all think I’m so clever.

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    • Yes, woman! What did you unleash????’It was a lot of fun, that’s for sure! I thought of 2 more of the Goodbye ones:
      Chop, Chop, Lollipop and Gotta run, Skeleton.
      Now I’m intrigued now by the Presidents…๐Ÿ˜‰
      Ciao! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  8. Hi – Piglet didn’t bother me because I remembered struggling with it the last time. It’s one of the few clue words that has made me smile.
    I really enjoyed all the goodbye puns and the pun-off with Mike and Angela.

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    • Good afternoon, Caroline! I donโ€™t recall PIGLET being used before, so nice catch. Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed the pun-off. I hope it was as much fun to read as it was coming up with them. Iโ€™ll leave you with: Toodle-loo, kangaroo! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Hi Caroline. I enjoyed it too! Weโ€™re trying to sync our schedules…Weโ€™ll let you know when the next show goes on!! Hope all is well. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  9. Hi, Steve! First of all, I had already googled Maggi and discovered that the one you told me about is called simply โ€œSeasoning,โ€ but your addendum to me was beneficial in telling me to check for the Product of Germany label. Iโ€™ll be sure to do that. Our foodie daughter informed me that I have already eaten Maggi Seasoning at her house many times and to look for it in the International Foods aisle.

    Second, hope you passed your annual physical โ€œtestโ€ with straight โ€œAโ€™s.โ€

    Thanks again for the Graham Nash song. First time Iโ€™ve heard his soft voice.

    Drat! I was going to tell you my โ€œout of the ceilingโ€ songs at Dennyโ€™s but I wrote the titles on the back of my check which I forgot they keep at the register when they issue you a new one with your AARP discount when you show your card. The only one I remember is a bad rendition of Tequila with a squeaky horn. Nothing like Herb Alpert.

    Thanks for the report that you and Jerry were fashion mavens in your Levis. I bought Levis for him for more than 40 years beginning with $10 per pair at Yellow Front and ending with $50 per pair at Sears. Then I discovered Rustler jeans at Walmart for $10, which I was sure heโ€™d hate, but the zipper is easier on his arthritic hands. Unlike you in your stylish Converse sneakers, he wears New Balance because they had his triple-W width. He needs new tennis shoes!!

    Rain, rain, go away while Steve is trying to get to the doctor & back. I used to love driving in the rain. See yaโ€™ soon.


    • Hi Lelia – I did indeed pass my physical.
      I guess the song to you should actually have said ๐ŸŽตโ€I am a simple man, So I sling a simple sauceโ€๐ŸŽต
      Man, here I thought Maggi was obscure, and *everybody* knows about it!
      First Iโ€™m a fashion maven, now a gourmet, whatโ€™s next?

      Youโ€™ve heard Graham Nash before if youโ€™ve heard โ€œOur Houseโ€ (is a very very very fine house, with two cats in the yard), or โ€œTeach Your Childrenโ€, or many others.


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