Jumble Answers for 04/28/2018








Good Morning, Everyone!             ⛽️ PIPE DREAMS ⛽️

🎶At 5 in the morning, I get outta bed…They fork up the coffee, to clear my head…Go down to the kitchen to get some chow, The foreman says…”WELL we gotta leave now”…I got my safety glasses, hard hat and safety shoes…I got those every day, working on the PIPELINE blues….🎶

⛽️ You can look and see the money kind of showing on his face,
And the Oil Man is telling Joe to just pick up the pace.
Like the bottom of the NINTH here, there is no time to lose..
And INVERTing pipe and laying it is what the men did choose.
Called the HIPPO Oil Company because it’s large and mean…
A hippos got a barrel shape and barrels are their dream…
But to do it to the LETTER, means you gotta’ do it right,
And the projects start to pile up…an Oil Man’s worst plight.
But the greed and the ambition and the “gimme all that’s mine”…
O’er a barrel put our Oil Man, cause it’s all….IN THE PIPELINE!⛽️

OIL I know is, today’s anagrams are TOP NOTCH! Not hard, not CRUDE, but scrambled up just enough to make them PROJECT a little extra thought or two. *Thirteen LETTERS* can LAY anyone out! But if you write our LETTERs out in a LINE, WELL, they won’t have you over a BARREL! And that brings us to our cartoon. Today, we’re out at a construction SITE, where we see an OIL tycoon, MARK ITUP, telling his foreman, Joe, that the work on LAYING PIPELINES at this SITE needs to be wrapped up. There are other jobs that will need OIL his attention. Joe knows! And he’s trying his best…But there’s just too many PROJECTS…There’a a phrase that means “awaiting completion or processing; being developed“. That phrase is..IN THE PIPELINE. And our question is stating that the company is way behind schedule. And the only solution? Oh Wait..That IS the solution! To the puzzle at least..As far as the OIL PROJECT backlog goes?…WELL, that’s not our problem now, is it? Nope! Our job was just to solve this puzzle, and we have! So let’s look for eye candy…MARK ITUP has a nice bushy mustache, but I’m not paying any LIP service to it…I’ll just go with the OIL WELL icons on his 10 GALLON hat and his Bolo tie. They’re not great, but they’re OIL right. So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember...OILS WELL that ends WELL! ⛽️🙋🏻

** CORRECTION: My Email went out early this morning reading *Fifteen consonants*. I have no idea what I may have been thinking. There aren’t even fifteen letters! I do way too much juggling! I’ve corrected it, and I apologize to any of you who may still be counting…! 😳🙋🏻




18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/28/2018

  1. The HIPPO was trained to INVERT the NINTH LETTER (i) by using his favourite toy.
    I was slowed down for a tic or two by INVERT, despite wanting the word to begin with IN….
    The solution was easy once I decided that “in the” was probably the start. Crossing out those letters left “pipeline” the answer. Lots of letters and six vowels can cause difficulty,, but not today.
    I don’t know your song, Angela, but it is certainly appropriate. Country???
    Your poem and puns gave me pleasure and when you mentioned the HIPPO oil company, all I could think of was the oil company that had a dinosaur as its mascot—was it Sinclair?
    The day has begun sunny but there is a downward trend, so I’m off for my walk NOW..

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    • Good Morning, Earl. If I hadn’t read your post, mentioning the number of vowels, it would never have prompted me to think about the numbers. I went back and for the life of me, I don’t know where I got 15 consonants from! Too many distractions! Anyway, Mea culpa and thank you! You gave me a good laugh with the 9th LETTER and the HIPPO! It worked out perfectly, and shows your whimsical imagination! Major Kudos today! Yes, the song is Country, it’s called 🎶Pipeline Blues🎶 And you’re correct with “Dino”, the iconic Sinclair dinosaur. Another big laugh, since that’s what I was thinking when I went with HIPPO! A lot of serendipity today! We’ve lost our early morning sun also, and are presently enwrapped in an unbelievable fog…(Maybe I can blame my faux pas on that)? 😉 Have a good one, Earl! ⛽️🙋🏻


  2. I got my Sat paper today for a change,and apart from trying to spell turtle,as “tertle”,and then recognizing letter as the correct word,the solution followed quickly.

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  3. Good morning. Especially to you two early birds Angela and Earl. We can always be entertained by your witty post. Thank you for that. Like Earl I am not tuned to your tune. My choice would be Pipeline by the Chantay’s 1963. Great instrumental,along with Telstar and Whipeout who was done by Surfaris. There is a part 1 and 2 on whipeout. No problem with the entire jumble today. The words were a first glance to get each word. Once I wrote the letters down, like Earl, I marked off “in,the” right away. The remaining letters gave me Pipeline. Again my choice for the opening paragraph on Angela. Only problem is I have no idea what the words would be. Could it be Angela is right after all. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Good Morning, Brooklyn! Brilliant, haunting instrumental, Paul, but no lyrics, as far as I remember. Thanks for the shout out, Bud. Have a good one! ⛽️🙋🏻


      • You had me laughing Angela. Thanks for the subtle advice. I just trimmed my nails. T Y for fixing proof. Or, was it just an unintentional intentional slip. I choose to go with that.

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      • As you do me, Paul.😂 And the nail thing was really a reference/joke to myself I’m accused of sporting claws, which they so aren’t. But they are long, and it does cause me to have a problem keying sometimes, especially on the virtual keyboards. As for the proof, the irony of it appearing wrong in the phrase “proof read” was just a little too…Too! (As we say in Brooklyn)! Anytime, Bud, anytime! 🙋🏻


  4. Morning all –
    I got the answer right away because I worry about pipelines. I did back into HIPPO and LETTER.
    Really enjoyed your poem today, Angela, and Earl’s clever sentence.

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  5. Hi, all! Two-minute Saturday solve. Saw the solution immediately and had no trouble with any of the words, but those words are so unrelated that I’m happy not to be the designated Sentence Writer.

    Several times this year I felt behind schedule because of having too many projects IN THE PIPELINE. Then I said to myself, “You are retired! Why do you have a schedule? Mark most of those tasks off your list and make the decision to do them when you feel rested & inspired.”

    Today I am very inspired to continue my antibiotic & go back to bed. zzzzz


    • Lelia, I agree with both. The easy solve and the “make your own time” decision..Hope you’re feeling better. Take care. ⛽️🙋🏻


  6. Hi all – HIPPO took an extra look because it seemed kind of slang to me, then once I saw TERTLE it took a minute, but I got it without writing out the LETTERs.

    I also considered inverting the ninth letter of “hippopotamus”, but all that got me was an inverted ‘A’ that I couldn’t do anything with and a link to the word

    “Fork up the coffee”? Man, that is one strong cuppa Joe! I’m glad he didn’t require a knife also.

    Nice song shoutouts today Paul and everyone else. For early guitar instrumentals, can’t beat The Ventures, including their “Telstar” and “Walk Don’t Run.” “Pipeline” was always one of my favorites. Would that instrumental be classified as one of a number of “sea Chantays”?

    Hope you all enjoy the weekend!


    • Hey Steve. Fork up is the same as saying fork over. Sounds a little odd though, doesn’t it? And I laughed at your Hippo inversion, but you do realize Earl meant the 9th letter of the alphabet, right? 😉 Have a good one, Bud! ⛽️🙋🏻


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