Jumble Answers for 12/30/2017








Have a super Saturday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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  1. ๐ŸŽถNo one else was in….The Room Where it Happened…The room where it happened…The room where it happened. The room where it happened)…No one really knows how the game is played (Game is played)…The art of the trade…How the sausage gets made (How the sausage gets made). We just assume that it happens (Assume that it happens). But no one else is in…The Room Where it Happens…The Room Where it Happens๐ŸŽถ

    ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท When Hamilton first hit the Boards and all the talk began
    I don’t think anyone ‘cept Lin knew what we had at hand.
    The musical exploded, and is until this day
    The biggest thing on Broadway, one of the greatest plays.
    And Lin-Manuel Miranda, MIGHTY voice with perfect PITCH
    Took what was just an INFANT thought and turned it into this.
    How funny the word BURRO contains one of the names
    That this song sung in our cartoon has brought back into fame.
    The pigs here seem so funny, on stage for their close-up,
    And what a cute pun, ’cause the Pigs just love to “HAM IT UP”๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

    At first glance, I never even saw today’s words. I was just so BACON with the image of Lin-Manuel Miranda portrayed as a pig! How Jeff managed to capture his essence in a pigs’ face is beyond me, but I recognized him right away. Ok, GRUNTed, the song and the Hamilton take-off helped, but SWILL, he makes it look so GREASY!…SOW: Today’s words, easy, breezy, and let’s just HOOF it on over…Hamilton took Broadway by storm. It HOGged the box office and became the HOTtest and most expensive ticket in town. And the song, “The Room Where It Happens”, from Act II, song by Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, and Leslie Odom, Jr, as Aaron Burr, is a piece of musical genius! If you’ve never heard it, Folks, give yourself a gift and PIG up a copy of the soundtrack. You won’t be BOARed, and I guarantee you, it’ll CURE your winter doldrums! So, our solution. Pretty CUT and FRY…The pigs loved to…”HAM IT UP”! Enough said! And the eye candy today? We have a goat, a cow, and a chicken. Which came first, I don’t know, but they all pale in comparison to Jeff’s depiction of Lin-Manuel. Without a SNOUT, it’s a gem! I have to HAM it to him, it’s just BACON me smile…So, there you have it, Folks, Done!

    Have a great day, Everyone! And enjoy the last weekend of 2017! Come Monday, wHAM, Bam, Thank you HAM….We got ourselves a brand New Year! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  2. The BURRO was not welcome on the cricket PITCH but when the onlookers saw the bowler”s INFANT son in the sidesaddle, a MIGHTY roar was heard.
    Clue words and solution were easily done today. I am having difficulty receiving e-mails again, and I suspect it is because I cleaned house on my computer and inadvertently did something to stop them. I’ll try to fix the problem, and until then Happy New Year everyone and if I disappear for a while, it will not be because of anything catastrophic–at least I hope so.
    Great Post Angela and stay warm in the Big Apple.

    • Good morning, Earl. Thank you very much. This puzzle, I enjoyed immensely.
      I see your name disappeared also. You’re right, the cleaning house did it. It shouldn’t have, but for some reason with Word Press it always seems to happen. I hope you can get it back on track. You have no idea how gun shy I am when I do a purge, it’s really frustrating. I love your sentence today. You know I had to look up Cricket Pitch, and it’s an amazing use of today’s words! Kudos, Sir! Too soon for Happy New Year…I’ve faith you’ll fix the problem! Talk to you later! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. Good morning. First off thanks for the swine performance on opening. Much more uplifting than the paper. Angela you are the queen of jumble. Glad I got this today,yesterday never came which was the second time this week. Today’s puzzle was a snap and especially enjoyed the cartoon answer. There was a couple of answers this week that for me was a let down. My friend even thought so too. Today left me with a big smile. Hope tomorrow we all end up on a good note for the year. Until then stay healthy.

    • Hi Paul, Good Morning! Thank you very, very much! If I would PIG a title for myself, that would be a good one! The HAMba SAMBA, is a shout out from Mike, and a SWINE one it is! Those PIGS are BACON some beautiful music together!
      Today’s puzzle was a gift, right? Easy and entertaining. Glad you enjoyed it. Those little snags here and there though are just to keep us from getting BOARed! Don’t let it bother you! Looking forward to tomorrow with you…
      Have a great day, Brooklyn! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. Easy solve today. Nice to end the year on a high note but perhaps I should reserve my celebration until tomorrow since we have one more puzzle to go and it is Sunday. Have a Happy Saturday everyone.

  5. Hi all – The five letter words took a little longer than the six letter ones; then the answer was obvious.

    Thanks, Earl – I knew a soccer (football) field was a pitch, but didnโ€™t know they used the same term for cricket.

    Angela, thanks for pointing out the HAMilton reference which I didnโ€™t catch at first glance, being more of a Jefferson man myself ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Iโ€™m sure their production was so successful they SAWBUCKS when tallying the box office.

    The words led me to one last Christmas reference:
    โ€œAlthough he was born in a PITCH-insulated manger shared with a BURRO, the INFANT inspired a MIGHTY religion.โ€

    Have a safe warm day, everyone.

    • ROTFL…A Jeffersonian! Yes, you are Grasshopper, yes you are! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚
      Last year, Hamilton tickets, and I’m quoting box office, not scalpers, went for $849.!!! Not $850, let’s not get crazy now, but $849! This DID NOT include a date with LIn-Manuel, โค๏ธ as one would assume!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I inquired…!!!
      So, SAW bucks is right! They went downright HOG wild, INDEED!
      Your sentence…Such an iMANGERnation! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป But we’re on to New Years now…SYNE up sheet’s at the desk….๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Yes, we are. Every Christmas we would listen to Spike Jones and his City Slickersโ€™ (โ€œthe band that plays for funโ€) comedy album with โ€œAll I want for Christmas is my two front teethโ€, โ€œMy birthday comes on Christmasโ€ and โ€œIโ€™m gettinโ€™ nuttinโ€™ for Christmasโ€, but the last song was a straight, beautiful rendition of
        ๐ŸŽตโ€Maybe it’s much too early in the game
        Oh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
        What are you doing New Year’s
        New Year’s eve?
        Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
        When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
        Welcoming in the New Year
        New Year’s eve
        Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
        I’d ever be the one you chose
        Out of a thousand invitations
        Youโ€™ll receive
        Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
        Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
        What are you doing New Year’s
        New Year’s Eve?โ€๐ŸŽต

    • Hi, Steve! I just had to say that I thought of you when I watched 4 minutes of hockey before changing the channel last night. I wish I had those 4 minutes back, lol!

      I also bought my nephew an autographed Charlie McAvoy puck for his birthday because heโ€™s a huge Bruins fan. I tease him all the time by telling him that he should be a real sports fan and watch the Red Sox. He detests all sports except hockey for some reason.

      Oh, the page layout is going to change on New Yearโ€™s Day at some point. Donโ€™t fret โ€” itโ€™ll most likely be one of the old ones. ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ƒ

      Happy New Yearโ€™s, my friend! Talk soon!

      • Great to hear from you Mike, but youโ€™ll never get those four minutes back. Of course, thatโ€™s less time than it took Nomar Garciaparra to adjust his batting gloves between EACH PITCH!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ So I think youโ€™ll still come out ahead.
        No way Iโ€™ll make it to midnight here tomorrow, but in case I donโ€™t even make it till 9 PST, Happy New Year to you and all yours my friend, and good luck with the new layout. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

        • But Steve, do you consider that a fair analogy? Here on the East Coast, it takes us at least 4 minutes to pronounce Nomar Garciaparra…โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Mike, I canโ€™t believe this trivia item showed up in my paper today:

        โ€œThere are no known portraits of Roger Williams while he was alive, which created a dilemma for sculptor Armand LaMontagne in 1997, when he was commissioned to make a bronze sculpture of Williams for the campus of Rhode Islandโ€™s Roger Williams University. So LaMontagne gave his statue the face of Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams instead.โ€œ

        Now thereโ€™s a man with a good head for business!

        • I actually never knew that! Of course I did some follow up reading (probably too much) and then got caught up on the red seat story. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜Š

          • I donโ€™t know about the red seat, but if you stopped short of โ€œThe tree root that ate Roger Williamsโ€, you should be ok! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  6. Havenโ€™t checked in for a few days. Had a houseful of Family for Christmas, then a surgery on the 28th. Merry belated Christmas to all!

    Easy puzzle today. Looking forward to the New Year when I can start using my new daily Jumble calendar. BTW, Mike, did I miss your big announcement?

    • Glad all is well, John, and Happy New Year! The announcement will come early next week. Iโ€™ve had my hands full while schoolโ€™s out on vacation with day trips and activities. Iโ€™m really looking forward to sharing it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  7. Hi, all! No problems with the clue words or cartoon answer.

    Steve, your โ€œone last Christmas referenceโ€ sentence was beautiful, appropriate, and much appreciated, enjoyed, & loved by me. Thank you!

    Betty, my favorite color is pink; therefore, I am loving your new icon.

    Santa Mike, great to hear from you today. The first cartoon answer word was easy for me because I am preparing HAM for New Years. We are having ham, blackeyed peas with ham, collard greens with bacon, and cornbread; all southern fare. Are you going out for Chinese food again? If you are, Jerry wants to go with you!!

    Steve, I read that during the Civil War, an area in the south got cut-off from the rest and they were starving until someone thought to eat the blackeyed peas they were growing to feed their livestock, which saved the day & began the tradition of eating blackeyed peas for New Yearโ€™s luck.

    • Hello, Lelia! We didnโ€™t make any plans for NYE this year. It will most likely be very low key with a quick dinner out somewhere and a champagne toast at midnight. We have a hibachi style restaurant near us that never disappoints. Sushi has been on my mind since Jeffโ€™s cartoon the other day so thatโ€™s an option as well.

      I cooked a ham for Christmas so Iโ€™m โ€œhammed outโ€. But nothing beats warm cornbread with a pat (or two) of butter. ๐Ÿ˜‹

      Iโ€™ve filled my bird feeder 3 times this week. Theyโ€™re so hungry in this bitter cold. I donโ€™t know if I shared with you that I put a bird bath heater in my bird bath this year and itโ€™s working great. It was 3 degrees last night and the water wasnโ€™t frozen at all! Itโ€™s so amazing to watch them get wet when itโ€™s sooooo bitterly cold outside. I honestly have no idea how they can stand it.

      Have a beautiful New Yearโ€™s dinner, and please wish Josh (the New Years day baby) a very happy birthday from me.

      Be well & talk soon! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Lelia, good New Year food trivia! In all of our talk about Christmas birthdays, Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ve never seen a New Year/Birthday combo card, but of course when I googled them, they do exist.

      The Chicago Blackhawks won in overtime last night which gave their goalie his first NHL win – notable because he was drafted in 2004 and was making his NHL debut after 13 years at age 32.

  8. No problems today. A farmer at the market wears a shirt with a similar theme – What happens in the barn, stays in the barn. She wears another good shirt that says “Will trade husband for tractor.” Best to all.

    • Hey Caroline. How’ve you been? LOL..Now this woman knows the value of good mileage! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • I’ve been OK, drove with family visitors to Toronto. Not the best weather to see Niagara Falls or the city. The Toronto Star newspaper carries the Jumble and on Friday had an insert with lots of puzzles, including the Jumble, Jumble crossword, jumble for kids, and TV jumble.

        • The weather is ridiculously cold, I agree. (We’ve talked about global warming). I can imagine how it must have felt at the Falls. And when the winds are blowing, one prays, am I right? But Toronto is so unbelievably beautiful, isn’t it? And the Poutine!! Have you had some? I’d travel there for that alone! On my first visit, I felt confident enough to try out my French, thinking it was safer than attempting it in France, if the day ever came. They had my picture up in most of the Poutine places, by the time I got back for my second visit….I’ve stuck to English ever since..!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
          I know you took that paper home with you, didn’t you? Good to see you! Be well. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Missed out on the poutine, Angela, because we ate mostly at Asian restaurants. I do like it , though.

        • Oh no! I would have snuck in some midnight snacks! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m thinking of the gravy right now! LOL…Hopefully you’ll have them next trip! Take care! ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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