Jumble Answers for 04/15/2018










Good Morning Everyone!     🏡 There’s No BUSINESS Like LOW BUSINESS! 🏡

🎶We went to the GRAND CANYON…And we stood at the expanse…And we watched the rocks change colors….And we watched the shadows dance. And we probably didn’t say anything as the sunset turned to night…We let the spirits do the talking with cascades of faded light…🎶

🏡 Whenever a SEASON changed from one to the other, it wasn’t just an OUTFIT she worried about; because listening to the media’s DRIVEL, hardly BENIGN, ALWAYS made her think that the Fashion Industry probably wasn’t the most HUMANE of careers…it was more like…YOU-mane-NOT! 🏡

What a morning! Here on Staten Island, NY, we’ve dropped 40°. It’s cold and we have a coastal flood warning in effect. The rains are coming, we’ll be STORMY. The morning news is STORMY…It’s just one of those days…But, the show must go on. So, how about our words? Did they have you CLIMBing the walls? Did they ROCK the boat? Did they leave you feeling STONE cold? Whatever you’re thinking, let’s just get to the BOTTOM of this puzzle…Our words today were perfect Sunday fare. Challenging. Maybe even tougher than the solution itself. Looking at the cartoon this morning, the answer came immediately. The word “open” in the dialogue and “Hotel” in the question just seemed to FORM the answer for me. But we had to get our words. And are they BUTTES! My TICS as the ROCKIEST? SEASON and DRIVEL. Drivel because it’s not the most common word, and Season because I believe the eye seems to go to the double S...and get Stuck…and ESS wrong! Ok, our cartoon. Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the BOTTOM of GRAND CANYON. It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. This is what I found on-line, so I’m sharing it with you all. There’s a lot of info out there, so if it’s of interest to you, take a LOOK. For those of you who have visited GRAND CANYON , you know how breathtakingly beautiful it is. The cartoon, albeit accurately depicted, doesn’t do it much justice. But what can we expect? I’m sure Jeff went to the DEPTHS of his artistic ability with it, but let’s face it Folks, it’s an UPHILL CLIMB! It’s a WONDER he even gave us this much! We see the CANYON, and two female guides discussing the opening of the Hotel, which is seen at the BOTTOM. They’re dressed in uniFORM, and just as all new BUSINESS owners are, they appear to be excited about the GRAND opening. Our question asks what they were ready to do...GET DOWN TO BUSINESS…And there we have it! PLAIN and simple! Solved! Ok, eye candy…What can I say, Folks…nothing’s JUMPing out at me…And I’m really reaching DOWN into every NOOK and CREVICE of my addled mind too…Let’s just skip it for today…I may have hit ROCK BOTTOM!  Have a great day, Everyone! And if you’ve never been, consider visiting the GRAND CANYON. It’s absolutely GORGEous! 🏡🙋🏻

FYI: Today in Major League Baseball, we honor Jackie Robinson, in celebration of his historic career. All MLB players today wear his number, 42, on their jerseys in commemoration. With the weather being what it is, we may not all get to see our favorite teams play today, but just the same, it’s a great day in Baseball! RIP Jackie. We’re better for having known you! ⚾️🙋🏻


19 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/15/2018

  1. The winter SEASON ALWAYS presents challenges about which OUTFIT to wear and how to alleviate DRIVEL in a HUMANE and BENIGN way.
    Words with several vowels quite often give me grief. Today SEASON, OUTFIT and ALWAYS all slowed me down! The solution with so many letters also gave me a difficult time I called a friend who does the Jumble and he was also stymied but after chatting and suggesting, etc. etc. we came up with BUSINESS first and then the solution. A real CHALLENGE this Sunday.
    I wrote my sentence before I read your post Angela. I like your more fashionable approach to OUTFIT and how SEASONs determine what people wear—especially women. Men have an easier time adjusting. Although I am often bemused when I see men–old and young—wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts here in COLD Western New York winters and late fall.
    We were lucky here last night, as a predicted ice storm did not materialise as severely as it might have. No damage no interruption in most travel.
    Have a Sunday which is peaceful and gratifying, everyone.

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    • Good Morning, Earl. If you notice, I’m putting this up all piecemeal today. Working on the last part now. Make sure you check back in….Under the weather. Fell back to sleep twice, iPad in my lap waiting for the puzzle to appear online. ( I think I may have even dreamt that I was done with it )! I had no problem with today’s words or solution, I just didn’t have the brain power to do the rhyme. It’s starting to come now though…I think your sentence is great. The words weren’t easy to put together. You’re right, men do have a much easier time with dressing and fashion. With us women, there’s a lot more pressure. As for those who go the shorts route all year round? Bemused is putting it lightly…Not too long ago, I was walking down the street in boots and a fur coat, and a man came towards me in shorts and a light jacket…We looked at one another, laughed and just shook our heads! Different CLOAKS for different Folks! 😂 I’m glad you were spared the ice storm I heard about. Moose was too. Let’s hope we don’t get the flooding rains that’s predicted for down here. Have a good one, Earl..I need to get back to work!! 😉🙋🏻


    • Earl…For you and the poetry lovers amongst us…Went back to sleep, cooked my SAUCE 😉 watched Mass on TV, and gave it a whirl…Late, but…A glitch in RHYME takes TIME!
      Hope you’re having a good one! 🙋🏻

      They’re standing at the Canyon, as Grand as it may be…
      I’ve ALWAYS thought it beautiful, a wondrous sight to see.
      Since it’s in Arizona, the visiting SEASONs moot…
      You’ll be ok at any time, dressed in sandals or boots.
      We see our guides OUTFITted in uniforms quite nice,
      They’re talking ’bout the Hotel and bottom’s mentioned twice…
      They’re not talking some DRIVEL, the dialogue is clear…
      Our girls BENIGN and all agog, are happy the day’s here.
      And acting kind and all HUMANE, we see them both profess…
      That now it’s time, open the doors..and GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! 🙋🏻

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  2. Hi all – DRIVEL took some extra time, and HUMANE took me the longest. My first thought for an answer was “Race to the bottom”, but then saw the real one.

    I like today’s puzzle but I’m just not finding anything to say about it, so we now return you to our regularly scheduled features (i.e. everyone can stop reading here. 😂)

    “Song from the ceiling” at Peet’s, going out to all in the Upper Midwest and East, Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman”
    🎵”You can just sit there, thinking, on your velvet throne
    About all the rainbows you can have for your own.”🎵

    1854 – President Lincoln died
    1912 – RMS Titanic sank. 21 year old David Sarnoff, future president of RCA, is among the first to get the news in NYC over Marconi’s new wireless invention.

    Too much bad news? There’s this (You beat me to it Angela 😉):
    1947 – Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, appearing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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    • Hey, G. The puzzle was sort of cut and DRY…I’m laughing because y’day I knew that today we’d have the follow up to the Shot and the Sinking! Too funny…But I thought maybe the baseball reference might go to the Dodgers playing the Giants first time. That’s why I asked about O’Malley. Took your mention of the Yankees to mean my bi-partisanship…I’m still a little AT SEA with that one…Gonna need your help..And G, you know I didn’t mean to jump in your grave with Jackie. If anyone knows how I feel about that, it’s you! 😉 Sorry, Bud.
      Donovan…🎶 When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine, I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind…When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine🎶 …Nice.
      Mets are playing..despite the wind! May make for a few unearned homers! Have a good one, Bud! Talk to you later! 🙋🏻


      • No problem, Angela. I consider it “joining in the fun.” 🙋🏻‍♂️
        Confession, though – I mistakenly thought Fenway Park opened 4/15/1912 (hence the Yankee mention) and had to scramble for the Robinson reference.🤭

        It did occur to me that the cartoon hotel’s coffee shop supposedly serves a great PAINTED DESSERT, but I’d be PETRIFIED to take the mule ride down to try it!

        Oh! I definitely meant to comment on your song choice! How beautiful! and I’ve never heard it. Looked it up – “Drive by truckers”, eh? Although a poor trucker at the Grand Canyon might “stare at the expense”! 😂👍🙋🏻‍♂️

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      • Oh, ok. You REELy had me going with that one! I couldn’t make the connection. But I’m so used to getting reamed over my Mets-Yankee affection, that I just figured you were jumping on the band WAGON! Now I get it. You read about the mules? ROTFL… Had me SMH! WOODn’t conCEDAR it either! 😂 I’d be an ASS to even think about it! Boots on the ground! Or sandals! 😉 As for my song choice, yea, G, it is beautiful. I know of it because I heard it one night a few years ago at my nephews house. He turned me on to it, and to the Drive-By Truckers. It’s from an album titled English Oceans. I think you’d like them. Listen to some of their TRACKS if you get a chance. The EXPENSE (shout out to Moose)…Or the EXPANSE? LOL…Either ORE, they both work! Have a good one, Bud! Talk to you later! 🙋🏻


  3. Hi, all! Living in the Grand Canyon State, Arizona, I was hoping for an easy solve. Got my wish with the excellent cartoon drawing today of the two BUSINESS ladies at the top and their new hotel DOWN at the bottom.

    Even though I am watching the mail every day for a biopsy report of the lump removed from my nose, hoping to have a report of BENIGN, that word BENIGN took me by far the longest of all the words. Oh, well. Done now, and as several have said before, there is a special feeling of pride you get by solving a hard one as opposed to the fun of an easy one.

    At first, Jerry’s tooth just broke off under the gums but stayed in place. Friday, the whole top part fell out, so with one whole front tooth missing, I have been singing to him like the Chipmunks did years ago, “all I want for Chrithmuth is my two front teeth” and calling him my homeless man. His apt to get the root surgically removed and the implant post inserted is tomorrow morning.

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    • Hi Lelia. A little ditty for you…I’m sure your struggle with Benign, Is meant to be a real good sign! Your news will come just give it time…And everything will be just fine!
      .And despite today’s puzzle being a bit of a challenge, it was a BUTTE! Prayers offered for both you and Jerry. Good luck, and I hope you have a great day! 🙋🏻


      • LOL…Yep! Now I’ll confess…We did mountains one night. That was mine, BUTTE. I was in the lead. HIGH fives all around…Figured I’d drink for free all night…Lou3 comes back with Mesa, Mesa…and just like that..Took the win right out from UNDER me! He’ll get a good laugh out of this, though…He already thinks you’re “material”! 😂😂🙋🏻


    • Good song Lelia. You can even play it for him on YouTube under “Spike Jones and his City Slickers”, a real favorite band of mine from my (first) childhood.

      You should run this by the guitar players in your family, but I think that song comment yesterday meant that he had taken 6 strings from a pack of 12 meant for a 12 string guitar and put them on his 6 string guitar, not that he had put 12 strings on his guitar. I presume they’re lighter and gave a different sound, but I’d never heard of that, or that story, either. That must be the kind of thing that happens when you sit around a studio all day or night with too much time on your hands (one of the more BENIGN things, anyway!)


      • Hi, Steve! Loved Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman” today. Sweet! I’m still amazed at how well I can understand the words he’s singing.
        Thanks again for saying “Ow!” after my nose surgery. For a second or two it did hurt horribly. Still makes me smile every time I think of your Ow!
        I’ll have to ask my guitar players about the guitar strings later because they are preparing for a gig.


  4. Good afternoon. Had to come in the back door for today’s jumble. Have no idea why this happens. Nice use of the words Angela and Earl. If this was yesterday,I would have said you guys are the cats pajamas. Had a heck of a time again today. Nothing came easy except for always. I was stuck on Drivel (which I had right away)but didn’t think it was correct and Benign. Called my friend who solved the entire puzzle. This gave me the incentive to try again since I had fourth word right. I got the cartoon answer first and now knowing the three letters I needed,finally got the last word. A tough one today but a good outcome. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Hey, Brooklyn. There you are! I was beginning to worry about you! DRIVEL isn’t a word we see very often, so I think it may have DRIVEn a few people crazy today. And you had it anyway. Benign isn’t an everyday word either. Just don’t let it get you DOWN, Bud. But I’m glad your friend gave you the PUSH (😱) to take a second LOOK. Anyway, a challenge is ALWAYS good once in a while. Keeps us GROUNDed! Thanks for the shout out, Paul, and you know I think you’re definitely the Cat’s Meow! Hope you’re enjoying your day, and watching the Mets like I am…They’re certainly not at the BOTTOM, huh? Talk to you later, Bud! 🙋🏻


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