Jumble Answers for 12/19/2017








Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday! TONDRE was the only anagram to slow me down this morning. Breaking it up into two words (ROD & TEN) made RODENT come to mind instantly. Looking at all of the completed words, FLOSS was in alphabetical order making it the first abecedarian word we’ve seen in quite a while. David wasn’t able to stump me this morning, so I moved on to the cartoon to see if Jeff could get the job done.

Looking at just the drawing, we see a man in a golf cart having a conversation with a woman who is setting up to take a swing at a golf ball. Reading the dialogue and sentence, we learn the Matt doesn’t think Dolly should make the shot from someone’s backyard. Dolly seems intent on following through with her decision, and if you look closely, you can see she has her eyes fixated on the hole.

Without enough information for a blind solve, I wrote out the clue letters. Despite the letters being very well jumbled, the solution came instantly leaving us with a funny golf themed pun.

There were a few interesting details in the cartoon that definitely deserved a second look. We see the word “Jumble” written in cursive on Matt’s golf club bag as well as on Dolly’s club. The little gopher on Matt’s club was an obvious reference to the movie Caddyshack, and if you look extra close at the tulips, you see two dead ones that Dolly apparently crushed by climbing over the fence! The little garden gnome holding a golf club was the star of the show for me which added a touch of whimsy to the panel.

I have some exciting news that I’ll be sharing with you in the next couple of days. If you enjoy the daily Jumble as much as I do, you’re not going to want to miss this announcement! Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow. πŸ™‚


61 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/19/2017

  1. 🎢Swing, swing swing, Everybody start to swing. Now your swingin while you sing…When the music goes around, everybody goes to town. Just relax and take is slow…Swing, Swing, Swing…🎢

    πŸŒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŒπŸ»β€β™€οΈI’ve tried my hand at Golfing, wasn’t my cup of TEE
    I did it mostly at requests of he who was with me.
    I’m not used to the slow pace, and talking in hushed tones…
    And most of all the “Swing” wasn’t the “Swing” that I had honed…
    But I SCOURed through a few books, the INFLUX of data read
    And woods and irons like RODENTs ran through thoughts in my head…
    So mentally I was prepared, but when it came play
    There was no FLOSSy warm feeling on any given day.
    My clubs are in the closet now, they lay against the wall…
    I’m more content with sports that end with my favorite word…Ball.
    But I’m not sorry that I tried it, today there’s no remorse…
    The sport, the man, both Hazards! The whole thing just…”OFF COURSE” πŸŒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    FORE!! Of some pretty ROUGH words? Not really, pretty much PAR for the COURSE! Maybe Scour was a MISREAD for a brief second, but there was no KNOCK-DOWN here. So, without any LAGging, on to our cartoon. Today, Jeff’s HOOKed us up with a Golf setting. A couple PUTTing aROUND in a Golf cart; the woman, Dolly trying to get herself out of a HOLE! And Matt, thinking she’s PULLing his leg! I mean, he’s SITting there trying to have a LOFTy attitude, PUTT this could DRIVE a WEDGE between them! We see that she’s gotten herself way out of LINE, and ended up in someone’s Backyard! Perhaps with a BACKSPIN on her BACK-SWING on the BACK NINE!…Uh oh, I’m getting CADDYed AWAY, huh? I’ve gotten….”OFF COURSE”! Just like Dolly! We both need to COME BACKer, don’t we? Yea, yea…just PUSHing the envelope a little! So, that was easy, no? Dave gave us a little ZINGER! Good one! Ok, eye candy! Should it be Matt and Dolly? Who are Matt and Dolly? We’ve seen them beFORE haven’t we? Jeff? You’re DRAWing is full of TIPS, but will you tell us? Anyway, this panel is like a SUNDAY BAG of goodies! We got the Jumble Golf Bag. Or is the logo on the cart? We got the Jumble IRON in Dolly’s hands. We got that cute little Caddyshack Groundhog Golf Head Cover. We got tulips. Dead and alive! We got ourselves a Garden Gnome! Ah, Jeff…🎢GNOMEbody does it better…🎢! I just don’t know how to PLAY this today…Maybe I’ll PULL a MULLIGAN…A do-over. Maybe I’ll just go with Dolly. She’s blonde, and she’s wearing not just a purple Golf Shirt…she’s wearing purple Golf Shoes! Ladies, I ask you again…Is this a FAIRWAY for us to be depicted? We need to FERRET out this colorist, and CLUB him! So, There you have it Folks, Done!
    Have a great day, Everyone! Get in your GROOVE, kick up your HEELs, and go for the Gold..or the GREEN…FOREwell….πŸŒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. LOL! Maybe we should PUTT our heads together and pick some Lottery numbers! We seem to be right on the money! It’s like a little BIRDIE is whispering in our ears! FOREsight? πŸ˜‰πŸŒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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      • LOL..I admire your FOREtitude! πŸ˜‚ I just NIPped it in the bud. I know Jeff’s always Jumbling “real” people, and I figured I could go UP and DOWN the Internet and still end up out of the ZONE. Maybe Jeff will be an ACE, and not leave us HANGING.
        The BALL’s in his COURSE….! (Now if only I PLAYed Golf as well as I learned to speak it…)! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • This has me wondering how big a bribe it would take to get a drawing included in the Jumble! (Just kidding! πŸ˜‚ We’d need a lottery β€” a drawing drawing.)

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  3. Good morning. Rodent would be my achilles’ heel. Had a different word and when I double checked them all,I found that I had my own version of what it should be. The cartoon answer was a breeze once I put the letters down. The “off course” answer reminded me of my one and only (sorry Moose) golf adventure. Who needs a golf cart anyway. Walking is good for you. Until tomorrow stay well. Oh, great job Mike and Angela. Without the magnifying glass I missed all that you said.

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  4. Morning,everyone – Rodent was the toughest for me, too. I had to back in and use my pad. I thought too would be the first word of the answer, but when I couldn’t come up with all the letters, I found off.

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    • Good Morning, Caroline! RATS, that pesky Rodent again!
      I think we may have to deVERMIN it to be the stumper of the day!
      TOOdles! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»


  5. There was an INFLUX of strange RODENTs in the new house and even though she wanted to SCOUR everything in sight, including her teeth, she decided that a good FLOSS would do.
    For some reason, RODENT was my nemesis this AM–looked at those letters and could not get past. “rotund, detour, return, etc. Deceided to try and solve the puzzle without those two letters. Success brought me back to “rodent ” finally.
    Clever play on words and great cartoon. Thanks again Mike for the details that .I would otherwise not see.
    Amazing post Angela and as a non-golfer I am impressed with your verbal agility with sports terms–Grand Slam on this course!
    Terrific Thursday. Everybody.

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    • Good Morning, Earl. And Thank you very much!
      I did a lot of reading. I was determined to go into with with my “Feet planted firmly on the ground”…PUTT as I said, there was a problem with my Swing…
      My GOLF Swing…πŸ˜‰ Could have been the shoes…Maybe I shouldn’t have worn those 3” WEDGES! πŸ˜‚
      Your sentence today? Love YOUR verbal agility…The imagery? It’s a CAPTAIN KIRK! Have a great day, Sir! πŸŒπŸ™‹πŸ»


  6. I don’t know if I can stand the tension, Mike! Just remember what my grandfather would have said about making an old person wait too long!
    And don’t be like Brother Dave Gardner’s promoter who put up signs for two weeks saying β€œIt’s coming”, β€œIt’ll be here”, then on the big night, unveiled a big sign onstage that said β€œIt’s gone!”

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  7. Hi all – RODENT took the longest, then OFF COURSE the answer showed itself.
    People always used to SCOUR pots and pans in TV commercials, but I don’t see that anymore. Must be the rise of the dishwasher (which here is me.)
    Just like nobody seems to need Anacin for neuritis and neuralgia anymore.

    As for the cartoon, don’t turn your back on that little gnome. He looks evil to me, not al all like Santa’s elves.
    Have a great day!

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  8. Hi, all! Hey!! Tuesday’s should take just a little longer than Monday’s, accelerating with difficulty as the week progresses. FLOSS was my only instant solve.

    I self-jumbled SCOUR 5 times, RODENT 3 times & recoiled with disgust at the word, and INFLUX once. I usually wouldn’t mind spending time with the Jumble, but we were headed out again today. I’ll tell you why.

    We went to Chompie’s to order individual Christmas meals after getting a final head count last night & finding there will be only 8 of us this year. If we cooked, we’d make enough food for 80 so I checked with both daughters who are both teaching school past the age when I retired, and they voted for hot, ready to eat, individual meals from Chompie’s again, with very little clean-up and lots of time for games. We will have turkey again, yum yum, rather than the way overly-seasoned filet or prime rib that some of them like & gives me indigestion.

    Mike, I am looking forward to our fun surprise-announcement from you!!!

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    • I’m not sure what Chompie’s is, but it sounds like a great idea! I usually put a spiral ham in my crock pot with some pineapple juice and presto β€” a warm hot meal after visiting with the in-laws.

      The surprise is going to be fun, Lelia! It’s very unique and something that I’ve always thought about doing, and it’s coming true! Stay tuned! πŸ“Ί


      • Hi, Mike! After Josh updated my computer, restored my e-mail retrieval, and gave me a Jumble Answers bookmark, he had me try out everything.

        What a wonderful surprise it was finding your friendly words saying β€œhello” to Josh!! He got to read your post himself and of course said β€œhi” right back to you.

        Chompie’s is an upscale New York deli a lot like the upscale Jewish deli Miracle Mile, that we have had cater several parties including our 25th wedding anniversary.

        What a coincidence your spiral ham is because I have one in the fridge to serve to anyone who stays for games and dinner. I was going to heat it in the oven, but yours cooked in pineapple juice is making my mouth water.

        [Your dreams] can come true, it can happen to you, [because] you’re young at heart. Young At Heart sung by Frank Sinatra Jr.


  9. Hi, Steve! I did not get to listen to the blues songs you sent me. We kept calling Cox Cable about Jerry’s TV being on the fritz, and they said our whole area was β€œlow on power.”?! Then I decided to glance at my E-mails and my computer or Safari or Google or Chrome or some other culprit will not let me open up my E-mails.

    Josh will be here in a few minutes to try to update my computer. See you tomorrow, hopefully not still singing my Computer Blues or Jerry’s TV Blues.

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    • Best of luck with the update, and tell Josh that Jumble Mike says hello! I hope he has a harmonica with him and he treats his wonderful grandmother to a live performance. 🀞🏻🀞🏻🀞🏻


  10. Funny how rodent tripped many of us. No blind solve, but once I started writing out the letters I got it without writing them all down.

    Looking forward to the big announcement, unless I missed it by scrolling through today’s lengthy replies!


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