Jumble Answers for 12/13/2017








Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday. The week is flying by and the new Star Wars movie premieres tomorrow night and I couldn’t be more excited!!! We have bigger fish to fry right now though, so let me reel myself in and wade into today’s Jumble puzzle solve.

The clue words were super easy today with all of them coming into view instantly. I’d venture a guess and choose SEASON as the most difficult anagram to decipher. If you had trouble with this word, it was most likely one of two things. You probably coupled the S’s together when trying to come up with a word, or you started the word with one of the 3-vowels. It happens to all of us from time to time, and I just got lucky and happened to sea the answer right away. With all of them finished, it was on to the main event — the cartoon!

Looking at just the panel, we see a well dressed man and woman fishing in a small boat. Their hat’s don’t match their attire, but by reading the cartoon sentence and dialogue, we learn that these musicians will be performing soon. There were a few fun details that you may have overlooked. On the boat motor, Jeff sneakily added the word “Jumble” where the brand name is usually displayed. There is also a musical note on the woman’s hat which also added some extra flair to the piece. The best detail of all had to be the correct anchor placement for the vessel. Jeff nailed it with the anchor set from the bow, downwind and with the current!

I wasn’t able to blind solve this one, so I wrote out the clue letters. BASS immediately came to mind leaving SOON to finish this groaner of a pun. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚


43 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/13/2017

  1. ๐ŸŽถ Well I love her…And I love to fish. I spend all day out on this lake
    And hell is all I catch…Today she met me at the door…Said I would have to choose….Well I’m gonna miss her…when I get home, when I walk through that door tonight. I’m gonna miss her…Oh, lookie there, I’ve got a bite๐ŸŽถ

    ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŸ The concerts almost starting, but these two are afloat
    And dressed up more like ROYALty as they sit in a boat
    They SHOULD be looking casual not dressed up as they are
    The woodwind player’s hoping to bring bass back to his car.
    The summer concert SEASON sometimes brings music outdoors
    With people by the BUNCHes being drawn by its allure…
    And I can’t help but thinking that it might be for the best
    Since two of the performers may not pass the freshness test…
    For all of us who’ve done this, we know the smell can cling
    And fish is not ideally the aroma they should bring…
    These two need to get rowing, get out from midst the dunes…
    And hurry to the concert with or without that BASS SOON! ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽท

    Today’s words are some of those easy, breezy ones that we can usually FLOAT right through. And float I did right into our cartoon. A rowboat out on the water, a couple fishing. The man formally dressed, on his way to a concert performance. What’s up with that? What’s the name of this concert anyway? The SALMON are JAMMIN’? (With a nod to a “Special Man”…I’m throwing him a LINE…)! The woman, is in a skirt! REELy, a skirt? Are you making a NOTE of this? IMO, this can only lead to TREBLE! I mean, give it a REST! A woman in a skirt, out FISHing? Like a FISH OUT of WATER, no? What does this CYMBALIZE, anyway? Ok, ok..Sorry, I DRIFTed off a bit! So, the man is saying that he needs to CATCH his “large mouth” now, because he has to get going. I guess we can say he’s making a CONCERTed effort to catch that fish SOON. Hmm…Can you REED me here? I don’t mean to HARP on this, but….Are we in TUNE? He’s hoping to catch a …”BASS” SOON! How CLEFer is that? Good one, Dave! MAJOR kudos! And Jeff? I TRUMPET your efforts, too! Ok, eye candy. The JUMBLE written in script on the motor? No, too FLAT. The man’s REEL is REELy cute. His attire is pretty SHARP. The woman’s cap, with the musical note is pretty KEY. But I’d be a LYRE if I didn’t admit that the three little fishes swimming right under the boat were the first thing that CAUGHT my eye! Took me just a MINUET to decide! So, there you have it, Folks, Done!
    Have a great day, Everyone. Get out there today, and keep it TRILL! Have a BLAST! You’ll be happy you did…EMBOUCHURE! ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  2. It was the SEASON to plant a BUNCH of ROYAL palms and the landscaper decided he SHOULD get busy.
    During a SEASON of ROYAL watching, SHOULD we really be interested in a BUNCH of toddler pictures of Princess Charlotte?

    I had no difficulty with the words or the puzzle today–blind solve as Mike calls it. The cartoon gave the answer away to me. Thanks for the details in the drawing—I missed them and knowing very little about anchors, currents, et. al. I appreciate learning something today.
    Angela—couldn’t resist using ROYAL in a sentence to hint at my anglophile proclivities Great posts from both M and A. Made my day a little warmer—wind chill, if that means anything to anyone who is not a northerner, is a little below 0 F right now at nearly 10:00 AM.

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    • Good morning, Earl We’re at 23ยฐ mean, with the WC at 11. The mighty hawk is sooooo out there! Thank you, I’m glad I warmed you up a little! I like both your sentences, but I would agree with Mike that the first may have a broader appeal. Altho, I love the little heirs, and I find them adorable! But, please, nothing about Harry! I am totally ๐ŸŽถWild About Harry…๐ŸŽถ, the little ginger devil! And, as always, your proclivities are ok with me! Someday, maybe I’ll share some of mine! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Have a great day, Sir! ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  3. Hi, Mike et al! My hardest word was ROYAL. Cartoon answer came quickly with all words solved.

    I have told many fish stories including catching 100 sharks in one day and my girlfriend pulling a 50 pound black sea bass into our boat in Mexico, but I have never told one about our going fishing with Jerry in a tux & bow tie or me wearing an evening gown.

    Mike, yesterday you told me that you usually post obvious clues but keep your โ€œinner feelings about the puzzleโ€ to yourself. Well, I remember another time when you let us know how much you enjoy the puzzle. It was winter before last and I was fairly new to your site when you told me that you had been so anxious to begin your solve that you had run outside BAREFOOT IN THE SNOW to grab your paper. When โ€œgrandmotherโ€ (me) protested that you could catch a cold from that, you politely reassured me that NHers are a sturdy stock. And thatโ€™s not a fish story.

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    • That sounds like some very unique attire for a fishing trip, Lelia. I bet you two looked almost like the people in Jeffโ€™s cartoon!

      Iโ€™m surprised you remembered that little story about my barefoot scramble to get the paper. Itโ€™s very funny that you mentioned that because I did the SAME THING this morning. 20 degrees and no footwear with only shorts and a t-shirt. My carrier throws my paper just off my walkway (Iโ€™ve called to complain as she used to leave it at the end of my driveway) so I can dash out and back in within seconds.

      Have a wonderful sunshine filled day!!!


      • Hi, Mike! What I meant was that I’ve never told about us dressing like the couple in the cartoon to go fishing because we never did it.
        Wow! “Dashing through the snow” again today barefoot. I picked the right day to mention that.
        I’ll enjoy my sunshine today and hope you enjoy your “White Christmas” day!

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      • Oh, I understand now!
        The temperatures have really dropped and it should be in the teens tonight. Makes all that pellet lugging at the end of summer worth it. A comfy 74 inside. ๐Ÿ˜Š


      • Hi, Mike! Every time I hear about or think about those pellets I am proud of you for getting that huge job over with early to insure warmth for your family but I also have sympathetic thoughts for your back!

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      • No worries, weโ€™re sturdy stock! And Iโ€™ll never forget listening to the Red Sox play the Yankees on the radio that Saturday afternoon. Sox lost 5-1 on a beautifully sunny and warm afternoon. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Like Carline & Leila I had problems with Royal. Somehow those pesky five letter words often trip me up. Season was my second hardest word and you’re right, Mike a I was looking for double s. However I was able to figure out the cartoon answer first so once again worked backwards. Have a good Wednesday everyone.

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  5. Good afternoon. Another day of running around Back inside where it’s nice and cozy. Mike,do you know the Progressive insurance commercial where the guy who looks nothing like the other one says they could be twins. Well,that could be us because we both thought season was the more difficult word. I couldn’t get the cartoon answer until I put the letters down, then the answer jumped out. Thanks for the finer points of the puzzle. It’s interesting hearing what others pick up from it. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Paul: I think this is as official as we’re going to get. The Cotillion was on 18th Ave 72-73rd St. The Marlboro was Bay Parkway 68-69th. Both long gone, and obviously NOT across from one another. But, next time I go in, I’m going to pass by 18th Ave, because there was something that’s still sticking in my head. Although, I bet mostly everything we remembered must be gone from there by now…Anyway, there we have it! Be well, my Friend! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  6. Hi all – SEASON took an extra look, with the double-s leading to words unmentioned. BASS was obvious, but had to write the letters for BASS SOON – *excellent* pun, probably my favorite yet.
    The first thing I noticed was her saying โ€œstuck in the REEDS againโ€, very clever. That and WOODWIND SHOULD have given away BASSOON – in fact, sheโ€™s in double TREBLE with that.

    Angela, I didnโ€™t notice the fish. With having mentioned novelty songs like โ€œThree Little Fishiesโ€ lately (there they are, in danger like Momma Fishie warned them!), I saw a childrenโ€™s album at the thrift store with โ€œMarezy Doatesโ€ prominently featured on the cover.

    Have a great day!

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  7. Mike,you had me laughing. Would you believe that’s exactly what I didn’t have for lunch. Had you thinking for a moment. Angelia,knowing the 60s go higher from65th street when I go left on Bay pky you would be right. Take care.

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    • LOL..The way you worded it, you had me going for a minute there….๐Ÿ˜‰
      Yep, remembering Old Brooklyn! The good old days….Take care, my Friend! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


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