Jumble Answers for 02/17/2018







Good Morning, Everyone!       🎸 GROUP…”FATES” 🎸

🎶He say one and one and one is three….Got to be good looking, ’cause he so hard to see. Come TOGETHER, right now, over me…Come TOGETHER,
Come TOGETHER…over me….🎶

🎻🎸Musicians we are shown today, their instruments in hand
Deciding that the five of them would join and form a band.
Like lovers who ELOPE and hope their future will be bright…
These struggling musicians feel a quintet sounds just right.
The WRINGing of the hands will stop, the worries will be few
Together they can find success, some money they’ll accrue…
As TENANTs now they scrimp and save to come up with their rent,
Now hopefully the tide will turn and money can be spent.
No longer unsuccessful, no longer left BEHIND
This new arrangement will play out and happiness they’ll find.
So what was two and what was three, now five will be much better…
And what we’ll have is a new group, as they now BAND TOGETHER! 🎻🎸

Our words today are all old favorites, with maybe just TENANT putting a little RENT in your armor. Our cartoon: Jeff takes us to the streets of Waikiki, Hawaii, where we see five struggling musicians trying to make a few dollars. They dream of migrating to the mainland…And one day, in 1986, they decide to fly to Los Angeles, and then move on to Austin, Texas. And the rest is history, as they say…So, deciding to take a chance like them, I’m going to do my best to try and name these people here. And Jeff? Be kind…I haven’t worked this hard since…I can’t even remember when I worked this hard…And for free besides! Ok…Here goes: Left to right: Susan Voelz, playing violin/fiddle. Frank Orrall, (founder), guitar. Ted Cho, mandolin/ukulele. Paul Martens, or John Nelson, percussion, and Dave Crawford, accordion. TOGETHER, they form the POI DOG PONDERING band, a favorite of Jeff’s. And, as a quintet, they hoped they’d make beautiful music TOGETHER! So, our question asks what would they do to become successful? BAND TOGETHER! Drop the mic, we got ourselves a HIT! Good one, Dave! Ok, eye candy. Now here, once again, Jeff’s given us the plethora of details we’ve come to know and love…They’re amazing! The mountains and palm trees at the left background…Way up on top right, his signature sinking sailboat, so, so tiny…And the quintet’s got me ROCKING! Susan’s barefoot, as is Paul/John. Frank has a big red heart on his shirt. The accordion has that tiny POI logo...Paul/John’s toes are curled upwards, as he rests them on the drum stand, and Dave’s legs are adorably hairy…But the winner today is the guitar case opened at Frank’s feet…Inside are coins and bills..the signs of struggling musicians…That brought it all home to the mainland for me! So, There you have it, Folks…Done!   Have a great day, Everyone!

And just so you know, “POI DOG” means “mutt” in pidgin Hawaiian. PONDERING just means…Pondering. What’s in a name? In this case? Success…🎸🙋🏻

32 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/17/2018

  1. Good Morning, Big Guy. Thank you. You hit that HIGH NOTE yourself! Yes, let’s enjoy it while we can..,the snow’s coming! Have a great day, Caro! 🎸🙋🏻

  2. When the TENANT was way BEHIND in his rent he decided to ELOPE with his landlord’s daughter and knew mom would WRING her hands in disgust.
    No problem with the clue words, except when I wrote down the circled letters I somehow added an extra N in tenant and was flummoxed in trying to solve the puzzle. After several head-shaking attempts, I went back to double check the letters. Found my mistake and the solution was evident.
    Thanks for the details on the POI DOG band—had no idea about them and always stand in awe of your knowledge of the Jumble Makers’ background and why the carton is drawn the way it is. For some reason, the name of the band reminds me of the song that includes the lyrics: “meaner than a junkyard dog.” So I’ll be humming that for some time.

    • 🎶And he’s bad, bad Leroy Brown…The baddest man in the whole damn town. Badder than old King Kong. MEANER THAN A JUNKYARD DOG…Now Leroy he a gambler, and he like his fancy clothes…And he like to wear his diamond rings, on everybody’s nose. He got a custom Continental, he got an Eldorado too, he got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun…he got a razor in his shoe…And he’s bad, bad, Leroy Brown…baddest man in the whole damn town…Badder than old King Kong…MEANER THAN A JUNKYARD DOG…🎶 🙋🏻

    • Good Morning, Earl…Thank you so much for the shout out!
      You gave me a real LOL..Imagine getting married just to beat the rent…SMH! Amazing imagination! …I hope! And I love flummoxed, a great seldom used word!
      I do have a fair amount of knowledge regarding Jeff and Dave, but I think it’s because I was into the Jumble way before I ever came here. And the details? I look them up, Earl. As I mentioned above, I worked overtime this morning! 😂 But I have known about the Poi Dog band for some time, and this isn’t the first time Jeff’s showcased them. Hope you enjoy the lyrics. Leroy Brown did cross my mind this morning, for the same reason..the dog, but then I realized that I was BARKING up the wrong tree…
      Have a great day..and ..Get that shovel ready, Sir! 🎸🙋🏻

    • I think David might know that guy from the Southside of Chicago!

      🎵”Well the two men took to fighting
      And when they pulled them off the floor
      Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
      With a couple of pieces gone “🎵

  3. Good morning. Nice job and thanks for all that information. I had no idea the drawing was based on real people. Earl,you fit those words in beautifully.. Almost like you knew somebody who did that. Today’s words were first glances with Wring being a double take. The cartoon was solved fairly quick but had to use the letters to do so. All this week the cartoon answers have been excellent. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn! So, how’d you enjoy that No Alternate Side Parking y’day? A blessing, right? 😂 I just said the same thing to Earl…An elopement to get over paying rent? LOL…One never knows. You know the power of suggestion was bugging me all day y’day, and I was dying for bacon! Isn’t it always the way? Too funny. I made Alaskan King Crab legs last night, and I must confess…Mea culpa, but I didn’t leave the table hungry. Thought about what we’d spoken about, but those crabs just CLAWED their way into me! LOL…What can I say?
      You’re very welcome for the info, and Thank You so much for the Atta Boy as we Brooklynites say! It was a pretty easy puzzle, and the details were amazing. Have a good one, Bud. 🎸🙋🏻

      • Angela,I’ve also been thinking about bacon all day today. In the Navy especially in Guantánamo on Sunday you were able to get the eggs how you want them and with either steak or bacon. I always took the bacon and went back for seconds. Love crab legs but it’s such a lot of work to eat them. At special dinners one of the bosses wife would peel the shrimp for him. Did we tease the heck out of him.

        • Hey Paul, we can have bacon today, can’t we? I hope so, because you know I had it for breakfast! Happens to me every time…As soon as it’s in my head that I can’t have it, I get like Pavlov’s dog! LOL…I could live on bacon if it wouldn’t kill me! I have my parents old nutcrackers (with the springs) that we use to crack the shells, and the little picks that go together with them to dig out whatever isn’t removed in one full piece. They must be a gazillion years old, but my Mother kept them in pristine condition. They work perfectly with the crab legs. TBT, like your bosses wife, my friend did all the “dirty work” for me last night…Those things pinch! LOL…I don’t mind peeling shrimp, but he’s much better at wrestling with the crab legs! And now it’s like the little bells ringing again….I’m getting hungry! Hang in there, Brooklyn! 🦀 🙋🏻

  4. Had a blind solve, but the CWs were a bit slow to come. ELOPE was PEOPLE and TENANT was ANTENNAE (I know, too many letters!) at first glance, today. WRING and BEHIND were a snap.

    Cold and snowy here. Thoughts of Spring keep being pushed away by the white stuff!

  5. That’s the concert lover in you that gave you that blind solve, John! …And so far, that’s two for Antenna. I may have to TUNE IN on that a little more….
    Cold here also in downstate NY, with snow arriving tonight. We really don’t seem to have Spring per we anymore…just goes from winter right into Summer…As far as I’m concerned, as long as they don’t mess with Spring Training, I’m good…Have a great day… Stay warm…🙋🏻

  6. Hi all – No problem with the words, but the answer – PLAY, TOUR, JOIN didn’t work, so had to write the letters to see BAND and the solution.

    Now this is getting downright spooky. How many coincidences today? Let me count the ways.

    🎵”There’s a million ways to laugh, and every one’s a gas
    Come on and join TOGETHER with the BAND “🎵 – The Who
    I just listened to this two days ago.

    Then Angela, last night and this morning, both before and “After Midnight” 😉
    I was thinking of songs with numbers and sequences in them, most notably “Come Together”!
    “ABC, easy as 1,2,3”
    “What two can easily do is so hard to be done by one”
    “One, two, three, four, tell me that you love me more”
    “One, two, three, four, Well, she was just seventeen”

    And last but not least, my wife once drew a cartoon for a party invitation that included a guy in shorts, and the thing I noticed was that she had carefully included the male leg hair – not a detail I would have drawn or even thought about, but obviously important to some observant people like her, you and Jeff!

    Have a great weekend, 3-day for you all, I hope!

  7. Hi, all! I solved the words first again today with only TENANT giving me a pause because of my lack of confidence in my ability to spell words correctly without looking them up for a quick check.

    With all those letters for the answer, I used the technique that Mike has taught us many times, to look for the short words first. The first 4-letter word I came up with was BAND, which immediately gave me TOGETHER. Done/finished!!

    Yesterday Joyce popped over to go to lunch with me, was delighted to go with me to get the new toaster oven because of having noticed that ours looked burned on the inside, and stayed at our house to play games until bedtime.

    Then Jessica, 3rd grandchild, called to say that she wanted the whole family together today to hear some great news she had to tell us. After many emails, we finally had an agreement on 4 p.m. today, so I made reservations at Top Shelf. Having fun, staying busy. See ya’!

  8. Hi, Steve, loved finding your comments to me after daughter finally left. Thanks for the Minnesota Ollie/Sven robin joke.

    Loved hearing about your grandfather & the 2 older women. Jerry had old ladies who would call him, an electrician!!, when all he had to do was turn on a switch. He knew they were on fixed income so went on those expensive service-calls free.

    It sounded like the original threesome in which your Marleau from the Sharks adopted two 20-yr-olds; my Austin Matthews center from Scottsdale and Mitch Marner, has changed to Marleau, Marner, & the center Nazem Kadri and they are doing great together. Thanks for the info.

    I just now found what you said yesterday about earthquakes and was horrified to hear what happened to your wife while driving. I’m sorry you had to go through all that.

    Have you put your pills into the strips yet? I need to do that right now before going to hear the “great news,” but I got up too late to throw in a load of laundry. I’ll just quickly get rid of some of the junk mail I piled up this week.

    • Hi Lelia, did the pills yesterday.
      Actually, my grandfather was more of a handyman than electrician although he did manage not to electrocute himself. He did mostly radios and vacuum cleaners, disassembling, replacing parts and fuses, cleaning them up, etc. He had a small workshop that’s among my earliest memories. When I was no more than 4 or 5, he tried to convince me that there was a little man inside the buffing-wheel machine to run the wheels, going so far as to pretend to feed him little pieces of turkey one Thanksgiving. And I remember him in the classic grandparent activity, literally bouncing me on his knee.

  9. How can you have the legs without the hair? Simply the LONG and SHORT of it! 😂
    This morning a NUMBER of songs were BANDying about through my mind, Mutt led me to Leroy, etc, but maybe a Poi DOG song would have been fitting…and now that I think of it, I used one last time Jeff had them APPEARING. I have a ton of lyrics here, but I think we’ve PLAYED enough for one day! 😂 Anyway, I just couldn’t resist the 1 And 1 And 1..and the word TOGETHER…Like a “DOG with a TONE”! Have a good one, Grasshopper! 🎸🙋🏻

    • “How can you have the legs without the hair?”
      I have NAIR-y a clue! 😂
      (Although I suppose razors would also work) 🙋🏻‍♂️

  10. “Amazing trove of never-before-seen pictures of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others are unearthed after 50 years in TV firm’s vault”
    Also Joni Mitchell, Doors, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, and I do believe I spotted Mr. McKinley Morganfield in there!


    • As for the Stones, this must have been the 1965 tour where I saw them in Providence on 11/3/65. Thank you Internet and Wikipedia!

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