Jumble Answers for 02/27/2018








Good Morning, Everyone!       🇺🇸  GENERALLY SPEAKING…🇺🇸

🎶 You can get anything you want, at ALICE’S RESTAURANT…You can get anything you want, at ALICE’S RESTAURANT. Walk right in it’s around the back, just a half a mile from the railroad track…You can get anything you want, at ALICE’S RESTAURANT..Da da da da da da da dum….At ALICE’S RESTAURANT🎶

🇺🇸 The food may be BLAND, but the company’s good
And they kept fit and LIMBER the best that they could.
No one could ACCUSE that retirement brought
Any reason for boredom, or days filled with fraught…
They created a three PRONG program to follow
So their days and their nights would never be hollow…
Looks like breakfast and lunch and dinner’s thrown in
And I can’t help but wonder…do they eat with their kin?
But Jennie and Charles and Carlton and Nick
Military retired, now GENERAL PUBLIC! 🇺🇸

Our words today have all been on the MENU before, and are SERVED up with some SAVORY new anagrams. Let’s take a look at our cartoon. Jeff has us at Alice’s Restaurant, where we see four Four-Star retired military commanders.
Just hanging out, in GENERAL. The three men and one woman are talking about what they miss. Nick, sitting backGROUND right, is drinking his COFFEE and lamenting the loss of the OFFICER’S club. Jennie seated next to him misses telling people what to do. Maybe she should open up that MENU, and give the WAITRESS her ORDER instead. We see Carlton announcing that he needs to be home by one, which seems to surprise Charles. Makes you wonder…is this breakfast or brunch? Or is Charles just reacting to the new price changes in that MENU? Changes…These four have retired, and their lives are filled with changes…What we’re seeing here are four people that are now just regular JOES…the GENERAL PUBLIC! Order me eggs, and bring on the bacon…WELL DONE! So, eye candy. I like the Eagle on Jen’s shirt, but I’m not PROFILing that. Nicks hat’s only showing three stars…FOUR-going that too. There’s great DETAIL on Charles’ MENU, with Jeff showing us tiny eggs over easy, and buttered toast. But that’s not really RANKing so high either….I’m going to go with the coffee carafe on the table behind Nick… Or is it a Syrup dispenser? Hmm. Either way, it SERVES me well! So, There you have it Folks, Done!

Have a great day, Everyone. And if you run into any of our GENERALS? Be sure to say TANKS! 🇺🇸🙋🏻

Mike’s on vacation, and he wishes you all a great week of Jumbling fun! Enjoy, Mike!

35 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/27/2018

  1. With the way things have been declining in our government nowadays, there is one other answer that may pertain: CALIBER PLUNGE. Or maybe that’s what’s been happening to the GENERAL PUBLIC.

    • Good point, Jim. And very good “alternative facts” with your solve! It is a different world we’re faced with today, but I refuse to admit defeat! Have a good day, Sir! 🇺🇸🙋🏻

  2. The LIMBER diner jumped up to ACCUSE the chef of serving an overly BLAND meal and tried to PRONG his steak and potatoes to prove the point.
    Could not find today’s Jumble on the web site I use–they had yesterday’s still. I will not pay the price for a newspaper, so I am left with another web site which is less than useful–the cartoon is so small I can barely read or see anything. Enough kvetching. It’s a sunny beautiful day and I am off for a walk to get the juices flowing.
    Love “Alice’s Restaurant” both the movie and the song. Thanks for highlighting it Angela and your poem was superb and the details you pointed out were genuinely appreciated.
    Have a good day everyone.

    • Good Morning, Earl. Loving the sentence. For a minute there I thought he’d stab the chef!
      How could I NOT go with 🎶Alice’s Restaurant🎶, right? Classic on both counts! Try the link below for the puzzle. Scroll down to the FOURth entry. I heard from a friend this morning that your site had the wrong one again. Thanks for the shout out on my poem. I couldn’t think of any word to rhyme with public, so I had to name them all in order to use Nick! Still under the weather, so I just took the easy way out…LOL…Enjoy your walk. I wish I could get out for a run. “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak”…Have a good one, Earl. 🇺🇸🙋🏻


  3. Cruise control Tuesday; blind solve, then straight through to the finish with SAUCE…oops…that doesn’t work! I’ve been ACCUSEd of working too quickly at times.

    • LOL…Good Morning, John. SAUCE? You should have went with GRAVY! Always worked for me! And I’m not touching that last line….😉 Have a good one! 🙋🏻

  4. I had to back into limber and do a lot of jumbling on paper. Saw Arlo Guthrie a few years ago but he did not sing Alice’s Restaurant.
    Wishing all a great day.

    • Hey, Caroline. Good sunny morning to you! I was thinking about LIMBER after I posted this morning. I couldn’t shake the thought LOOSE. I was wondering if we’ve seen it here or on the Just Jumble App. Either way, the anagram was a good one…How cool to see Arlo Guthrie! But no 🎶Alice’s Restaurant🎶? You must have left the concert HUNGRY for more! 😉 Wishing you a great day too! Enjoy! 🙋🏻

      • I don’t have the Jumble app or any apps and don’t think I’ve seen limber before. Good one – hungry! I saw Aretha Franklin once and she took the opposite approach, asking the crowd what they wanted to hear.

        • You know, Caroline, it just may be new. IDK. It’s hard to tell after a while. HUNGRY…Giggle! Thanks…Miss Aretha? I’ve seen her also, IMO, she’s the Queen. But, I still can’t get over the fact that Guthrie didn’t do 🎶Alice🎶 …🙋🏻

  5. Good morning. Nice work Angela. Sorry your still not feeling well. Hope you’ll be running again soon. Today’s words were a breeze but I was stuck on the cartoon answer. Finally after a half an hour I decided to give in and see what it was. I’m shaking my head as the answer was right there for the taking. “Four Star”. It had to be General,for the first word. The good thing about Jumble is there’s always a tomorrow. No bocce for a few days as I can’t bend up and down or lift anything more than a gallon of milk for a few days to make sure the plug doesn’t pop out and I bleed. Thank God my hearts fine. I should be good for at least 4-5 more years. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • By the way does anybody remember the half hour show with Alice being a waitress in (l think) Phils Dinner. The show was funny at the time.

      • Good Morning, Sunshine! Thank you twice. For the shout out and the get well wish. I really do miss my running. Make sure you take it easy, Champ, we don’t want to hear about anything popping. The Bocce can wait. And yep, good news with the ticker. FOUR, five years? Paul, if we gauge by personality, you’ve got a hell of a lot more to look forward to! You’re a SweetHEART! ❤️ The show you’re thinking of was called “Alice”. Linda Lavin played the lead, and she worked at Mel’s Diner. She’s in a new show now, where she plays the overbearing mother to a struggling NY actor, and she’s married to Elliott Gould. It’s not a bad show, getting better as it goes along. It’s called 9JKL. I’ll watch anything that she’s in. She’s still the same old Linda, brash, irreverent and funny…I’ve seen her on Broadway a few times too, she’s great no matter what she does. And that ends the TV/Theater review for today! Tune in tomorrow when we’ll be discussing Lucille Ball! 😂 LOL..Hang in there, Brooklyn, and take it easy today! The sun’s shining on us, up until Thursday…Enjoy it while we can! Ciao, Bud! 🙋🏻

    • Hey Chuck. Good morning! Close, but no free refill for you! ☕️
      “Alice”, yes, but she worked at “Mel’s” Greasy Spoon. I think Lou owned the auto repair shop down the block. Maybe the grease threw you off…!!! Then came “Flo”, with her signature “Kiss my grits”, remember? It was all a lot to swallow! 😂😂 Have a good one! 🙋🏻

  6. Wow tough time this morning. In my paper the last anagram looked like SCUAGE so I simply couldn’t come up with a proper word even though I had figured out the other clues and had the answer for the cartoon. Just had my vision checked last month too. So I accuse my newspaper of a misprint. Wil be interested to learn if Steve had the same experience. Have a good day everyone and Happy Vacation, Mike.

    • Good Morning, Betty. Not your fault! Don’t even thINK about it any further! I’m wondering the same thing too, as I read your comment.. “Let’s see what Steve comes up with”. He’ll probably cry “SAUSAGE” since I think they’re at breakfast! He’s always BACON up something! And I’m sure it’s not your vision, don’t even STRAIN yourself thinking about that. You know your paper has been ACCUSEd of scrimping on the quality of its INK in the past. 😉 All joking aside, I’m sorry, I’m sure it was frustrating for you. Hang in there, and hope you have a great day too! Ciao! 🙋🏻

    • Sorry Betty, can’t help you out here. I’m sure my vision is worse than yours, but my Chronicle correctly has “SCUACE”. Only problem with that is getting stuck on “Sauce-e”. I have a theory, though. My paper comes so late that they would have had time to typeset and print a whole corrected edition between the time you got yours in the City and I got mine here in the STYX. (grumble).

  7. HI, all! After reading the cartoon sentence, my first thought was, “He had a reason for saying “military commanders” rather than calling them 4-star generals. Oh! That’s because GENERAL is the first word in the answer, followed by PUBLIC. Yea! Done! Then I had to follow Jerry’s advice not to “break my arm patting myself on the back.”

    None of the words gave me a hard time, but after all, it’s only Tuesday.

    Now off to the dealership for a lube & oil. The wait there is almost as bad as my doctor’s office. See ya’.

    • Hi Lelia! You give yourself the FOUR STARS, you’re enTITLEd! And enjoy the dealershiip. If I had a choice, I’d rather wait there any day….Less germs, GENERALly speaking! …And they SERVE coffee! Take care! 🙋🏻

      • Angela,just renewed my subscription to NYDaily News. Price went up to $36.00 for 26 weeks. That would be $9.00 more if I was able to get it for the full year. Not bad since the paper has it for $1.75 a week. This would be 9.00 more than the price I just got for 26 weeks. That’s $18 more than last year. Hope it’s not to confusing.

        • No, I got it, Bud. You know I did call them. They gave me some song and dance routine but they did lower it. Nowhere as low as yours though. I forgot that I meant to call back and speak with someone else. It irks me, really. I can’t understand their justification. Anyway, you still have a great price. Kudos! I don’t think I could live without the Daily News. The sports alone, right? And even though I read it backwards, I read every single article in the paper…They really should cut me some slack! I’m good for PR. I’m constantly singing their praises! 😂🙋🏻

      • Steve, my rough draft said, “Off for a free lube & oil for my car,” but I changed it just to set you up. Thanks for not disappointing me, my clever one.

        I trust that your wife’s check-up went well yesterday. As for me, I feel much better after my lube & oil.

  8. Hi all – Yes, the only pause was to correct “sauce.”
    🎵”You can get anything you want
    At Alice’s restaurant (excepting Alice)”🎵

    Now that is an extremely odd choice of restaurant for these guys, considering that the song starts out about littering but then turns to the subject of draft dodging. Maybe it’s the only place in a small town.

    In any case, I think they’re wearing T-shirts to avoid getting any “hash marks” on their sleeves. And that Eagle? I suspect that he’s really a chicken colonel trying to pass as a general.

    Order the chicken omelette:
    🎵”No I would not give you false hope
    On this strange and mournful day
    But the mother and child reunion
    Is only emotion away“🎵 (Hi Earl!)

    And happy 🎵”Tuesday, afternoon”🎵

    • LOL..Grasshopper, ..🎶Only you…🎶! There’s more than one Alice, you know! It’s a WONDERful name! Did you really see SAUCE? Et tu, Steve? Haven’t I taught you anything? GRAVY! It’s GRAVY!! 😂 But help me out here with the song choice..Why’d we segue into 🎶Mother and Child🎶 What am I missing? A chicken joke??! HASHish joke? YOLKS on the eagle joke? Or could I just be getting MOODY…(with the) BLUES…cause I’m stuck in this house? 😂🙋🏻

      • Just the chicken colonel, the bird on the T-shirt and they’re about to order breakfast or brunch. 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • Steve, I’m still lost at sea here…🎶SAILing AWAY…🎶 into the STYX..😉 .But this just may be the first time I don’t get you…Is the Eagle not an Eagle? Have 🎶The Stars fell from the Sky..(for) you and I🎶 ? Can we really accept Reba playing the Colonel?? 😂🙋🏻

  9. Thank you Angela & Steve for your diplomacy. My newspaper arrives around 5:30 a.m. I think, Steve,so I like the idea that you just received a later corrected edition. Even with my magnifying glass the second C appears to be a G. Oh well, better luck tomorrow.

    • Betty, You’re very welcome, but if you think about it, the similarity in the letters is so minute, that the slightest of hair like smears with the ink would easily transform a C into a G. You can hardly BEAT yourself up over this SCRAMBLE! Leave that for the eggs! 😉 Fact more than tact. The sad part is the time you had to waste trying to come with a viable word, when you had bogus letters to work with. Do you ever look on line? You can enlarge the panel so much, it’s like night and day…Anyway, here’s to tomorrow! 🍷 Cheers! 🙋🏻

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