Jumble Answers for 03/19/2018

TOMEP = TEMPO

OLYRG = GLORY

SINOIV = VISION

ROAPND = PARDON

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE HIGH JUMPER WAS SUCCESSFUL IN PRACTICE, BUT HIS COACH WORRIED HE WAS – – –

TEOGRVIIDON = OVERDOING IT


Happy Monday, Jumble friends! I hope your St. Patrick’s Day weekened was as restful and relaxing as it was for me. Looking back at last week’s puzzles, we had some really challenging anagrams with the most searched for being FEWLAF, CATEU, and STULEA. Today gives us a fresh start to the week, so let’s see what David and Jeff have to offer.

Right from the start, TEMPO required an extra an glance and I don’t remember it being used recently so it was an excellent anagram choice to get my brain in gear. The next two words were both immediately visible with GLORY being in alphabetical order when solved. PARDON took the longest for me to decipher and is my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it on 10/17/17 where it was jumbled as PNDORA and it troubled me just as much then as it did today. With all of the clue words complete it was time for the cartoon.

The setting for Jeff’s panel was immediately recognizable as a training field where an athlete can be seen coming to rest on a landing mat after his jump. The bar is clearly still on the stand and the jump appears to be successful. Reading the dialogue, the athlete inquires as to what his coach thought of the jump with the surprise response being “I think you should stop and save your energy for the meet”. The coach (who looks shockingly similar to Mike the painter from Friday’s Jumble) can be seen making a slow down motion with his right hand expressing his opinion that the athlete shouldn’t over exert himself.

There were a few excellent details that Jeff added to his piece that really made the cartoon pop. The chain and pendant that the athlete was wearing around his neck can be seen still in the air as he makes his landing. The shading under the athlete’s back and action lines in an arc also added to the realism that the athlete had just landed. My favorite details though were the athletes training in the background with one person sprinting and another person doing a pole vault. Although they were difficult to make out, they helped tie together some of the events in a track and field event.

The layout for the final solve was expertly crafted by David and didn’t give anything away. This cryptic layout had me baffled so I decided to tackle the two letter word first. There were so many 2-word combinations available that it didn’t help so I just started self-jumbling all of the letters. On my 6th attempt I had OV together leading me to find OVER. The -ING ending came next with OVERDOING quickly coming into view. IT was all that was left to bring this moderately challenging puzzle to completion.

Did anyone else notice that the cartoon sentence was in bold face print this morning? Maybe it was just my newspaper but it really stood out and is a huge change from what I’m accustomed too. Maybe Jeff and/or David will clue us in if this is a change that they’ve decided to make. Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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54 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/19/2018

  1. 🎶Then JUMP, for my love. JUMP in, and feel my touch…JUMP if you want to taste my kisses in the night then…JUMP, JUMP for my love…JUMP, I know my heart can make you happy…JUMP in, you know these arms can feel you up…JUMP, if you want to taste my kisses in the night then…JUMP, JUMP for my love…🎶

    Good Morning, Everyone! 🎖Should I MEET You at the BAR?🎖

    🎖Well PARDON me for saying, but the Coach, that stomach pouch?
    I’m thinking that a Coach would maybe not be such a slouch…
    And I’m not for criticizing, actually I can be endeared
    One of my closest swains in fact, is bellied with a beard…
    But the VISION of a trainer, who’s GLORY weighs on health
    I’d think would lean a little more towards looking kind of svelte…
    But I need to take my eyes away and reset my TEMPO
    And concentrate on getting back into the puzzles flow…
    So the High Jumper is working hard, and practicing with grit
    But his Coach is telling him “Slow down, you’re OVERDOING IT”! 🎖

    None of our words are new today, although these anagrams have definitely reached new HEIGHTS! I think they’re all OVER the TOP! I like TEMPO the best..it can’t be BEAT! And I’m finding it amusing that on Thursday, our solution was OVER REACTED and today, David’s giving us an “OVER” all OVER again! Repeat PERFORMANCE? Like a MATinee? Hmm….Ok, let’s APPROACH our cartoon. We find ourselves today on TRACK watching some HIGH JUMP practice DRILLS. Our featured athlete, STRETCH seems to be HIGHly charged UP! So much so that his Coach, C.M. Over, is telling him to LOWER his enthusiasm, and save some of those FEATS for the MEET. He’s just LANDED in the pit after a JUMP that may have used the SCISSORS technique. I’d have to look BACK at his APPROACH to know for sure. But then again, if you remember, I’m DIRECTIONally challenged, so you can’t RUN and JUMP to any conclusions with my DECISIONS. I wouldn’t PUT much WEIGHT into it if I were you! Anyway, our question asks…What about our athlete was worrying the Coach? Let’s take a LEAP of faith here Folks, and GO for it…He was: OVERDOING IT! BOOM! You’ve LANDED another good one, Dave! Ok, on to the eye candy…Hmm, let’s see…There’s Jeff’s cool lines of motion showing STRETCH’S LEAP and LAND. The floating movement of his medallion is visible. And, we have another JUMPER. in the BACK..FIRST thought…Is that the FOSBURY FLOP he’s going for? LOW and behold, it just might be. We see a SPRINTER who may have just JUMPED back there too…But no, not my SPEED. And of course, there’s our Coach, Mr Over…but I’m WEIGH OVER him by now…You know what, Folks? I’m going to BREAK with tradition here today, and go with Jeff’s new ENTRY instead. Notice the FONT used for the Puzzle Question? Is this Comic Sans M S? My WORD, I think it is, and I like the forMAT, Jeff…So, ThAIR you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember…In life, it’s better to take the HIGH road, RAISE the BAR, and ROLL with the punches…It’s Monday…STRADDLE UP, Everyone…there’s a new week aHEAD! 🎖🙋🏻

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    • I’m glad it wasn’t just my newspaper showing the bold type. For me it was too much and really pulled my eyes away from the cartoon. Hopefully they’ll let us know if it’s something that will continue. Fun read as always, Angela. Enjoy your Monday… 🙂

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      • Hey Mike. It may be your paper that makes it appear bolder. But it isn’t in mine, or on the on-line version. It’s the font that’s been changed. You can see the difference from the usual block type print used in the dialogue. I like the slight curving of Comic Sans, so I’m ok with it.
        Thank you, I enjoyed your post also. We sure echoed one another’s sentiments today! Have a good one! 🙋🏻

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      • That’s interesting because there’s no change in my font except the boldness of it and the enlarged type size. The distinct curvature of the G, E, and O are all the same. Maybe Jeff & David will fill us in. Take care. 🙂

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      • Mike, you’re right. It does look like the printing was different all along within the panel. And the boldness just made it more obvious today. I didn’t notice it in my paper, but it’s strikingly visible on line. That’s something I don’t believe I’ve ever noticed before. And all these years! I never saw the obvious difference in font until today! More March Madness! For my sake, I hope this is my only OVER sight today…😂🙋🏻

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    • Super poem Angela—glad I didn’t have to bring up the PAUNCH issue. And I agree with your observation that coaches, IMHO, should set an example for those they are training by staying in fairly good shape.
      I was about to comment on your “scissor” reference but reading on I saw your Fosbury FLOP note and let you off the hook.
      Great job, —as usual.
      P.S. I hope none of the Hoosiers read this but: Comic Sans is one of my favorite fonts. Having 1000 choices makes my head spin—a kind of aesthetic culture shock.

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      • Hey Earl. Thank you very much. I found it a lot of fun. TBT, I did “the paunch” for you. I knew you’d be all OVER IT. I think it’s very improbable that any Coach/trainer worth his WEIGHT, would have one. At this point, I think Jeff just does it to amuse us! As for the Fosbury Flop? LOL..Are you familiar with high jumping? Another one of your many talents? 😉 Glad you picked up on the techniques….The Comic Sans…What can we do? I’m finding it all Comic Relief…Gave me a good laugh today. Don’t worry about the Hoosiers…They’re a hardy lot..I’m sure they won’t mind our fondness for it! 😂 As I said before, I just won’t talk about it in front of any of them any more…The funny thing is, it never came up anyway! Dining on a traditional St Joseph’s Sawdust dinner tonight…I love tradition. Have a good night, Sir! 🙋🏻

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  2. There was no GLORY given when the VISION of the bandleader was to change the TEMPO of the March and he had to ask for PARDON.
    This is my fourth attempt at trying to leave a reply, so I shall stop and hope this goes through. More later when I finish my shift at volunteering.

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    • This is the only one that posted, Earl, so no worries on having duplicates.

      I especially enjoyed your use of PARDON today and it must have been difficult working it in. Sometimes I wonder just how long you think of a sentence before you actually type it out because they’re always very creative.

      Enjoy your volunteering and talk soon. 🙂

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      • Back on line with my original remarks plus
        I had trouble with PARDON and only backed into after the obvious answer to the puzzle and writing out the letters I was missing. Like others I did a self- dope slap, if there is such a thing, when I saw PARDON.
        As usual I don’t pay enough attention to details in the cartoon until they are pointed out—so missed the change in font or bold face or whatever was decided was the change. I’ll go on line and enlarge and see if I can notice the difference.
        To answer your question Mike—sometimes a sentence comes quickly in my mind and I’ll write it out before posting. Other times I have to think about possible sentences and write out one or two before the one I post is chosen The clue words are the determining factor—too many verbs and it’s a challenge. I like a mixture, obviously, of a noun a verb, an adjective , maybe an adverb. Some days the sentence just comes whole hog, other days I struggle.

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      • I had a feeling that that would be your answer, Earl. I’ve tried to think of a few sentences but my problem is that I find myself using the words in the order that they appear in the anagrams making it too difficult. I’ll leave it to the pro!

        I hope it was just spotty cell coverage when you couldn’t post yesterday. I look forward to today’s masterpiece. 🙂

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    • Hi Earl – If someone politely inquired whether you had anything to do with that basketball upset yesterday, would you still feel SIR-ACCUSED of undue influence? 😂 No matter; keep it up. You know ORANGE is very popular at my HOUSE and you’ll never be in Dutch with us. 🙋🏻‍♂️

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      • Hey Steve—I turned blue in the face several times yesterday, not daring to breathe.. One of the reasons I have a hard time watching basketball alone–I’m tempted to turn it off until the last minute. I’m glad SU won and hope they keep up that great defense against DUKE. If I could influence the outcome, would I?
        Yes SIR!!

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    • I’m giving you a separate shout out instead of including it in my reply to you. You brought music 🎶 into your sentence today…how could you go wrong? Great imagery as always…Earl..Cynthia Nixon? How’s that for a surprise? And so it begins…! Enjoy this beautiful, albeit cold evening…. We’re due for another storm…It’s getting tired, no? 😂🙋🏻

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  3. Good morning. Today’s puzzle for me was a pleasure. The most difficult word was Pardon. It took me over fifteen minutes to get. It’s amazing how once you get the word,your shaking your head in disbelief because it wasn’t that hard. The cartoon also took some time to get. It wasn’t solved until I got the last word. I liked the fact that it wasn’t a typical Monday puzzle. Thanks Mike, great detail. Now that you mentioned the bold lettering,I really like it. If you asked me if that was the first time,I would have to guess. Still can’t get the fact that I should really study the picture. I do miss a lot of detail. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • So it seems that it was bold for everyone and not just me. I thought my newspaper made a mistake at first. If it is a new change, it’ll definitely take some time for me to get used to it. It just draws my eyes away from the cartoon too much but I can understand how it makes it easier for others to read.

      I’m glad you enjoyed my input, Paul. It’s always a pleasure hearing a positive response. Until tomorrow, be well! 🙂

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  4. No blind solve, so I haltingly got all of the words. Working the puzzle I got the answer, but my selected letters were not working in; I needed an N rather than a second R. Well, PARDON me, PANDOR is a misspelling. So starts my Monday.

    Noticed that there was a new, bold font used for the clue sentence. Wish that any change would be directed to the dialog within the cartoons, since some days it is difficult to read.

    Until tomorrow.

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  5. Today is the beginning of new clue font. It IS NOT Comic Sans! That a horrible font! For legibility and for the sake of the guy who does all the final corrections for the puzzle, we found a very similar font that he can use on his new set up. I’m not totally happy that we did this, but it was necessary. The previous font was created from Henri Arnold’s hand drawn letters. But that creates a problem with corrections and having symbols available. It’s the begging of a new era. I’m not really wanting to bump up the font size on the dialog. It would take away from the space for my art. There you go!

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    • I can understand your feelings towards the infringement onto your panel space. But I still stand behind my appreciation of Comic Sans. Terrible, indeed! 🙄 Have a good one, Jeff. 🙋🏻

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      • Sorry, Angela. It’s the font we designers love to hate. It’s been used and abused by too many people. Look up the Gas City, Indiana water tower. It’s about 40 miles north of me and every time I drive past it I shake my head in disgust. It makes no sense. It’s just the designer in me. I have 1000 font’s on my computer and still buy new ones for my designs. I love a good font.

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      • Jeff, no apology necessary. I was just breaking your shoes a little. Aesthetics, I understand completely. I’ve been to Indiana. I’ve seen it first hand. You can say…I’ve “Read the SCRIPT”! 😉 The WaterTower IMO is an eye sore, period, with or without the Comic Sans embellishment. But I’ll look it up, maybe there’s something I missed. And of course we’d look at things differently. My love of the “written” word doesn’t come from a designers eye. But I can’t help but like the curves of Comic Sans…Let me look it up…Maybe I’ll throw in the VOWEL after I do…🙋🏻

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      • So, I looked it up. It seems the entire state is anti Comic Sans! The comments are hysterical. I just spoke to one of my Hoosiers, and asked him why we never spoke about this. He said he didn’t want me bringing it back here to NY and spreading the shame! He’s visiting soon, and he said he needs to keep his dignity in front of my friends…And then he asked me how did I find out? What am I missing? I couldn’t tell how serious he was…but he didn’t laugh…TBT, I really don’t know what to say, Jeff. But rest assured, I’ll never utter the name around either of you two again!
        These are the comments that made me laugh the loudest…

        Which is worse? That they used Comic Sans on the tower or that you recognized it so quickly?

        I just showed this to a designer in our office and he promptly had a stroke.

        I’m still SMH…Have a good one, Hoosier! 🙋🏻

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      • 🤦🏻‍♀️ Go ahead. Get it out of your system. After today, the Font name will join the ranks of P——ma and G—t S—w. 😷 🤦🏻‍♀️

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  6. Pardon is the word that gave me pause this morning too. Had to back into it. I actually like the larger print and like John, wish they would enlarge the dialog print as well as it’s sometimes very difficult for me to read – especially on Saturdays. My paper prints the Jumble on a different page on Satudays and the cartoon is considerably smaller than it is during the week. However, that’s a minor annoyance and really not a big problem in the scheme of life. Happy Monday everyone.

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      • I get where these guys are coming from, but hating and even crusading against a computer font could be the very definition of a “First-World problem.”

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    • Hi, Betty! Put me down for a ditto on what Mike said. Some say “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill” or “Don’t turn a simple incident into a Greek Tragedy” or “Worse things could happen” but I think you said it beautifully!!!

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  7. Hi, all! I got OVERDOING IT at first glance but had to PARDON myself for the slow TEMPO at which the word GLORY came into my VISION. My two hardest words, at about one minute each, were TEMPO & VISION.

    I wanted to be in track & field in high school but couldn’t because I was a “bus kid” and had just minutes to get onto that school bus while the track kids practiced.

    We are going to have a busy week because our younger daughter moves into her new house this week that she purchased because of all the break-ins in her neighborhood with two of them being into her house resulting in the theft of some jewelry that held sentimental value for her. I had to convince her that we could remember her grandmother (my mom) without having her wedding ring.

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    • Great sentence, Lelia! WOW!!! You’re going to give Earl a run for his money. 😉

      With your daughters move, will she be closer to you or still be near her old neighborhood? That’s such a big decision but I understand why she would want to get away from where she was. I hope she finds much happiness and a feeling of security in her new location. Although the theft of the jewelry is very difficult to overcome, I hope she finds new ways to create many meaningful memories with her family that honor your mother in their new home. Please wish her all my best and keep us updated on the move when you have some free time. I hope she doesn’t need Jerry’s help lifting all those heavy moving boxes!

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      • Hi, Mike! You commented to me recently about my abundance of compliments, but I surely love yours today about my sentence. Thank you.

        Right now Diane lives 15 minutes due south of us. Her new house is 15 minutes due west. I offered to pay a moving company but she declined, reminding me that I personally moved everything from our old house of 40 years to the house we built & live in now except for 6 heavy things moved by Jerry & sons-in-law. I will relay all of your sweet, kind, thoughtful well wishes to her and thank you for them.

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      • I know the cartoon was about the HIGH JUMP but Leila sped past me in one mad DASH with her brilliant sentence.

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      • Earl, your compliment about my sentence was embarrassingly kind because I actually did not intend to write a sentence. I was just describing my solve, but all the words got in there somehow. I greatly appreciate your daily sentences, your choice of venue for each sentence, and your time & effort involved. Thanks!!

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      • Hi, Steve! Thanks for the reminder about That is Priceless. I checked yesterday, but they still had the old one on that is still my favorite about “row, row, row your boat.” I relate to that one so much because of having sung the same thing over & over when I was a child until my mother had to yell at me.

        When our cousins came for a week in the summer, we really overdid it! A favorite was, “Be kind to your web footed friend, ‘cause a duck may be somebody’s mother. Be kind to the denizen of the swamp, he’s a dilly through & through. You may think that this is the end. Well it isn’t ‘cause there is another chorus.” We sang that 5 times straight before on the 6th time changing the last line to, “You may think that this is the end. Well it is!” That was followed by our laughter & giggles galore. We thought we were sooooo funny!

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      • We can combine the restaurant and song threads here!
        🎵”On top of Spaghetti, all covered with cheese
        I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed…”🎵 😂

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      • Steve, continuing your “On top of spaghetti..,”
        “It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor.
        And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door…”
        I laughed out loud at your description of our
        cartoon paunchy guy as Comic Sans-a-belt.

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  8. Hi all – PARDON took the longest, then I saw the answer after I wrote out the letters. Speaking of VISION, I wouldn’t have even noticed the change in the font. I obviously have no artistic or design talent. The only time I notice fonts is around Halloween, when they start to look decrepit or blood-splattered.

    PARDON the digression here, but I wanted to make one last note of some Stephen Hawking coincidences. It was noted that he died on 3/14 (Pi day), but I didn’t realize that that was also Einstein’s birthday. That reminded me of two other giants of science linked by birth and death – Isaac Newton was born in the same year that Galileo died. Then to top it off, both those pairs are also linked, because Hawking and Newton both held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.
    And for a final link, since Hawking appeared on STTNG, Wikipedia tells us that “In the final episode of the science-fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, one of the main characters, the android Lieutenant Commander Data, holds the Lucasian Chair in the late 24th century.”

    This link is an amazing story about the computer scientists who worked to preserve Hawking’s synthesized voice as the 30-year old hardware started to fail:
    https://tinyurl.com/SHawkvoice

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  9. Hi, Mike! I found your comments and loved hearing about your change of menu with your corned beef to the wonderful toasted sandwiches with thousand island dressing, cheese, etc. Yum!

    I also cooked the meat alone and for old times sake, cooked spaghetti in the “tasty leftover liquid.” We filled our plates with spaghetti, covered it with cut-up corned beef, and ate it with boiled potatoes, boiled cabbage, and peaches.

    Yesterday on the news, we saw that a new restaurant is serving a plate of spaghetti covered with chili, and piled high with shredded cheese. That ought to put a pound or two on me.

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    • That spaghetti and chili sounds like something I’d order! Our children’s school will occasionally serve spaghetti in tacos, which doesn’t sound appetizing to me but he says all the kids enjoy it.

      We went to the Olive Garden last night for dinner and I had the unlimited Meat lasagna. It was so delicious and fresh that I ordered a total of two and took a third order home. I’m still stuffed from yesterday that all I’ve eaten today was a few spoonfuls of cereal. 😊

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      • Gracious, Mike! I couldn’t even eat all of my lunch portion of Olive Garden’s delicious lasagna, although I did eat the pasta fagioli soup & some salad first, but my granddaughter, who ordered the unlimited one, could give you a run for your money. I like most everything on the menu.

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  10. I may be opening Pandora’s box here but according to my dictionary there is PANDER,which means to act as an agent for the lust of others; and PANDOUR which means one of a body of Croatian soldiers. but no pandor.

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