Jumble Answers for 03/07/2018








Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! After a week of fun in the Florida sun, I’ve made my way back home to the Arctic tundra of New England just in time for another snowstorm. With the forecast calling for 12+ inches of the white stuff, it was sure nice to see that Jeff has things heating up in the kitchen for today’s cartoon. More on that in a moment after we first take a gander at David’s handiwork.

All of the clue words were quickly solved this morning with HATCH being the only anagram to require an extra look. It wasn’t difficult after I gave up trying to make words starting with “CH”. I suppose David layed it out that way on purpose to throw us off track and I definitely took the bait. If you’re visiting for the first time today, I’m pretty sure that you came for help with STIGMA so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram to decipher.

Moving along to the cartoon we see three people in a kitchen and everyone looks so upset. At first glance, I thought the man on the left was holding a clevar while he was arguing with the woman at the grill! After reading the dialogue and sentence, and upon closer inspection of the cartoon, it turns out that he’s holding a turner (sometimes mistakenly called a spatula) instead. The argument is about who cooks tastier tubers, and they are both adamant that their style is the better choice. The waitress with her butterfly hairpin could care less about the petty argument as she has hungry customers waiting for their orders.

The surprise answer was an instant solve with all of the detail in the cartoon and the key words of “breakfast potatoes” in the sentence. HSH was coupled together in the layout giving me HASH and the rest of the answer flowed naturally.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!


29 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/07/2018

  1. ๐ŸŽถ I can bring home the Bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never, ever let you forget you’re a man…Cause I’m a woman, W-O-M-A-N. I could work ’till 5 o’clock, come home and read you tickety-tock…And if it’s lovin’ you want, I can kiss you and give you the shiverin’ fits…Cause I’m a woman..W-O-M-A-N! ๐ŸŽถ

    ๐Ÿณ So JUNIOR’s making hash browns, he’s heavy on the salt
    His fellow cook, her name’s Nancy is finding him in fault…
    The customers are waiting, and Flo is standing near
    They need to SHRUG this whole thing off, the air needs to be clear.
    Today salt brings a STIGMA, in some places now it’s gone
    And those old “Blue Plate Specials” may now be frowned upon.
    So Nancy wants a compromise, but Juniors’s like..”No way”.
    And Flo, with people waiting…thinking this is not the day…
    To HATCH this disagreement, with hungry folks about
    She just wants them to cook the food, and later HASH THINGS OUT”! ๐Ÿณ

    A greasy spoon during the BREAKFAST rush, and an argument in the KITCHEN. This can really SHAKE things up! But that’s what the boys are SERVING up today, so let’s DIG IN and see what’s on the MENU…I’m pretty sure all of today’s words are not only old favorites, but I’m thinking we may have even seen one or two in the recent past. Anyway, we see our cooks: JUNIOR, his wide OFFSET SPATULA in hand, scowling. We see Nancy, she’s SHORT…(ORDER try keeping some of that grease on the griddle, right)? She holds an OFFSET SPATULA too. They’re arguing, OVER EASY to make Hash Browns, and obviously GRATING on the nerves of Flo, the waitress. She’s looking at Junior, and thinking…”SEA, SON…this is why you two should talk a little more AFTER HOURS. Maybe you’d get along BUTTER, and not look to asSALT one another during the Breakfast rush. Stop SHREDding one other apart, and compromise…You both can DISH it out, but not take it”! No, really, that’s what she’s thinking. Just look at her face, you can see she’s HOT under the collar. Actually, they all are. Things are really HEATING up here! And our question asks…after fighting, they would…HASH THINGS OUT! POTATO PO-TAH-TO, this is BACON me laugh! Good one, David. EGGSactly what we expect from you! So, eye candy. I like the little squiggly lines showing the HEAT emanating from the HASH BROWNS, and the DISHES WAITING on the SERVING HATCH. I like the three ORDERS also, hanging there waiting to be filled. Such detail…You know this takes great SKILL..ET’s not that easy to do. I like Nancy’s Hairnet, and Junior’s Short Order Cook’s hat. But they’re neither HAIR nor there. I like the little ORDER pad Flo has tucked in her apron’s waistband. But it’s not WRITE either. So, I’m going with the bow in Flo’s hair. It’s a BUTTERFLY! Now, that’s perfect for the breakfast cartoon we see HAIR! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a GRATE day, everyone! Enjoy your breakfast, and your favorite morning coffee or tea…And remember, fellow Jumblers…Everything I BREW…I BREW for you! ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  2. The JUNIOR male penguin felt no STIGMA when it came time to HATCH eggs and he did it with a macho SHRUG.
    Welcome back Mike–just in time to enjoy a snow storm. โ„๏ธ โ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ’จ
    PEEL off those puns Angela, and keep your EYE on the prize or you might get SKINned.
    Enjoy yours whether they are mashed, fried, scalloped, baked, boiled or in a salad.
    Stay safe during the storm

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    • LOL…Well, Junior’s got no choice now, does he? The wife’s out getting BREAKFAST..!!! Your sentence CRACKED me up, Earl! .EGGSactly the laugh I needed this morning! Potato puns, I’m FRYING here! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks so much for the shout out, and I’ve told you before, I’d be more than happy to be BACON something up for you! If only we could HASH out a schedule!
      Stay safe, and dry…and I hope you enjoy the GRATE indoors today! โ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  3. Good morning. Had trouble getting today’s jumble. I think I got it twice the regular way in over a week. Don’t know why I’m having so much trouble. Glad to have you back Mike. Hope you enjoyed your vacation. Angela was an adequate (just having fun) replacement. There were no punny puns played by this phenom. Today’s puzzle was another snap. Agree that if you had to pick the “hardest of the easiest “word it would be stigma. Looking at the letters for the cartoon gave me the last word followed by hash right away. It was just a matter of crossing out the remaining letters to get the middle word. Nice job Earl,was looking to see how you would fit them words in. Nothing popped up for me. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Hey Brooklyn, Good Morning! Thank you, I think…I left you a message when I got in this morning, about the National Day App. Go back to y’day page and take a look. And today, is National Cereal Day! It’s CRUNCH time! CHEERIO, Old Chap! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


      • Did not know about today being National Cereal Day. In that case I’m a loyal citizen because,I had my favorite cereal for breakfast. Special K is topped off with strawberries,blueberries and a banana.My youngest boy at the time thought it was a bowl of fruit and started to help himself until I yelled out that’s my cereal under there. It was fun hearing him apologize. I’ll look for your message.

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      • ROTFL..Paul, I swear, you kill me! You’re a trip! I’m a loyal cereal citizen also…I don’t do that whole Carmen Miranda thing like you, but I’m loyal just the same! I’m thinking you must keep your son in stitches…Stay safe from the storm. Brooklyn! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’


    • Thanks, Paul, and I think youโ€™re right on with STIGMA. How did you do with last Fridayโ€™s โ€œBURNED CALORIESโ€ puzzle? I donโ€™t recall seeing how you made out but then again I wasnโ€™t online a whole lot. Hope all is well, my friend. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


  4. No blind solve, but, like Mike, an instant solve with the requisite letters written down. All of the CWs were instant, too.

    Welcome back from vacation, Mike. I feel for all of you in the Northeast; you have had a brutal winter. Good luck with the next front!

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    • Hi, John! Itโ€™s great to be back, but I miss those 80+ degree and full sunshine days already. Thatโ€™s why I booked another trip for next month! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      Have a great day, my friend, and good luck in the drawing. Not many entries so far so things are looking good! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


    • Hi, Chuck! Youโ€™re right that all of the clue words were on the easier side. It looks like a lot of folks are checking in today, so they may be having trouble with the surprise answer.


  5. Stigma has tripped me up in the past, but not this morning. No problem with the other clue words or cartoon answer so all in all it was a successful morning. Welcome back, Mike. Watched the news last night and the weather back there just looks brutal. We’re hoping for some more rain but nothing spectacular is predicted. Have a Happy Wednesday everyone.

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    • Thank you, Betty! Did STIGMA just pop out at you today? It did for me for some reason and like you, I do recall it being more of a challenge last time. I hope all is well! ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Hi, Mike et al!!! WELCOME BACK, Jumble Answer man!! Congratulations, Mike, on your โ€œweek of fun in the Florida sun.โ€ LOVED your happy, detailed blog, as usual. I will try to remember to call my turner a turner and my spatula a spatula. Thanks.

    While solving todayโ€™s Jumble, I was eating delicious, freshly fried potato slices that Jerry cooked for me to go with my egg & toast.

    I guessed the first cartoon answer word HASH immediately but had to solve the clue words and write the letters to quickly finish with THINGS OUT.

    Mike, one of my granddaughters moved to Chicago 2 days ago, and according to Steve, will have some major adjusting to do because of being a desert rat going into that windy, cold place. Returning from Florida will probably give you some adjusting to do, also. Stay warm!


    • Hi, Lelia! I missed my daily fix of your amazing stories, so Iโ€™ll have to look back and catch up.

      The only reason I remembered the spatula/turner lingo was because I got it wrong on a test in my Home Economics class in grade school. For some reason that fact always stuck with me and Iโ€™ve never made that mistake again.

      Steve is correct in stating that your granddaughter will have some adjusting to do with her recent move to Chicago! I hope she updated her wardrobe for the big move. The bright side is that she will have David Hoyt as her neighbor and maybe sheโ€™ll take him up on his offer to make some Jumbles with him at the Red Lion Lincoln Square Pub.

      Enjoy your afternoon, Lelia! Talk tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Hey Mike et al…Just FYI: There’s a lot of “mentions” on line…This one is an excerpt from an article on Epicurious…Just to HASH it out…Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

        “Besides a griddle and hefty grill press, the other piece of heavy equipment every diner needs is a huge offset spatula. You canโ€™t maneuver around a griddle the way you can with a frying pan, so the shape, size, and heavy duty metal is a cinch for turning and moving lots of foods on a very hot surface. Need to flip a row of sausages at once before checking on a smashed burger? Tongs arenโ€™t going to cut itโ€”you need a tool with a lot more surface area. The thin edge also makes the tool perfect for scraping and cleaning off your griddle surface.”


  7. Hi all and welcome back Mike! My only problem with STIGMA is that I always see it as STIGMATA first. Not sure what that means. Actually JUNIOR took me the longest after seeing INJURE and JUROR first.
    I also thought they had cleavers at first, but given the cookโ€™s attitude toward his female COUNTER-part, he does seem a lot like Ike TURNER. (But why is she wearing a partially deflated life preserver on her head?)

    Good luck to you in the Northeast!

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    • Hi, Steve! OMG, her hairnet does look like a deflated life preserver now that you mention it!!! Not sure how I missed it โ€” I guess Iโ€™m just out of practice. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


    • At the coast itโ€™s all rain right now, Caroline. Fingers are ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป for less of an impact than theyโ€™re saying. I hope everything is well with you! ๐Ÿ˜Š


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