Jumble Answers for 05/15/2018








Happy Tuesday, Jumble players! All of the clue words were instantly visible this morning leaving me plenty of time to enjoy the diner scene that we see in the cartoon. ENVOY would have been my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day if the EN wasn’t coupled together in the layout. Because of that, I’ll go ahead and choose DIVINE as the stumper for the day.

Today’s panel was a feast for the eyes with so much detail crammed into such a tiny space. Speaking of tiny spaces, the setting was obviously a diner where a customer is seen placing an order. By reading the dialogue and sentence we discover that our friend in the booth is feeling blue and at first I thought he just didn’t get enough sleep. Looking a little closer, I noticed a clue that made the whole puzzle click. Did you find it as well?

Take a gander at Mr. Glum Chums attire and you’ll probably notice that it’s not just any shirt that he’s wearing. It’s actually a hockey jersey and the maple leaf design on his sleeve and chest are actually the logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs. I’m not a hockey fan, but it was in all the local newspapers when the Boston Bruins elimiminated them from the Stanley Cup playoffs. It seems our fatigued fellow has a bit of a hockey hangover and he’s decided to satisfy his hunger with some eggs made to order the way he was feeling — sunny-side down! It was a brilliant surprise answer that came instantly as a blind solve.

There were plenty of other details in this piece that also deserved a mention. The name of this establishment is the Victoria Diner and it’s on both the front door and the menu. I really enjoyed the sugar packets neatly aligned in their container on the table. Placed next to it is a maple syrup container and a milk or cream pourer. In the background we see a piping hot stack of pancakes ready to be served along with a shadowy looking cook. Seated at a table just under the order window is a couple of people who seem to be enjoying their breakfast orders.

Today’s puzzle surely sated my Jumble craving for the day and I hope you enjoyed it as well. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!


18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/15/2018

  1. 🎢 Keep your SUNNY SIDE UP, UP, Drown a FROWN with a smile.. If you think it’s raining for you, Just remember, others are blue. Always look for the bright side, Start the day on the right side; You’ll find life worthwhile…Learn to wear a smile, Keep your SUNNY SIDE UP! …🎢

    β˜•οΈπŸ³ Perhaps a Maple Leaf’s fan is who we see today?
    The Stanley Cup’s not happening, and so it ruined his day?
    But he’s saying “the usual” so it seems time’s gone by…
    Since he was in better mood…So what’s up with this guy?
    A gig he WANTED fall through, a woman break his heart?
    A hairdresser mess up his hair? He’d wished there was a part?
    A SLUSH Fund King perhaps he was, and even though he’s out,
    He still feels less DIVINE than most, with jail time he lost clout?
    Did he work Boston’s ENVOY? Was he fired from the place?
    Could that explain the reason for that look upon his face?
    If every morning’s been like this, no wonder this guy frowns…
    I’d say, “Why not try pancakes, and toss the SUNNY-SIDE DOWNs”! 🍳 β˜•οΈ

    I think our words today are just enough to keep us from FROWNing. Thinking, yes…frowning, no. Great SCRAMBLES for old favorites. So, on to our cartoon. Once again today, the dialogue plays up a huge part in HELPING with our solution. And I believe it’s our waitress who SERVES up the TIP. We find our selves at the VICTORIA DINER, perhaps in British Columbia. The MAPLE LEAFS on our guys’ jersey kind of point me in that direction. Jeff shows us a patron, THOR ONTO, a regular at the diner, forlornly ordering breakfast. Black coffee and eggs. Real EGGSciting, right? The look on his face, so early in the morning, BREAKS my heart. He looks EGGShausted. Heavy lidded eyes, slouched shoulders, scraggly mustache, and that frown. His EGGSpression alone makes him look really WHIPPED. Does he sleep WELL? Does he ever CRACK a smile? Maybe I should try telling him a YOLK? Is he apPOACHable? Should I FRY talking to him, or just walk on EGG SHELLS around him? Maybe just say a prayer for him? Do you think he’s EGGnostic though? I’d really like to try and get him out of his SHELL…DOZENS of questions RUNNING through my mind….It’s HARD to know what’s the WHITE thing to do here…And I really am concerned…Is he UPset because of the haircut? I mean, it does look like someone gave him a HATCHET job, doesn’t it? Why’s he seem so BEAT down? I wish I knew. Anyway, seeing our waitress telling him to “turn that FROWN around”, and MIXING it in with his demeanor…We come to our question…How does this PESSIMIST order his EGGS? SUNNY SIDE DOWN! WELL DONE, David! WELL DONE! Ok, eye candy. I like the aforementioned MAPLE LEAFS. I like the items on the table, Sugar, Syrup, Milk…Nice aCOOPtrements. Jeff’s given us some interEGGSting silhouettes in the background…A couple, she eating, he drinking his coffee, and the short order cook at work, sporting his Bus Boy’s hat. And then there’s the stack of steaming pancakes waiting for pick up under the two heat lamps…Nice WARM touches, Jeff. You’ve done an EGGScellent job! But my favorite little item today? The menu in THOR’s hand. As a rule, with a Diner Menu, wouldn’t the name of the Diner be on the front cover? And the BREAKFAST specials on the back? I could be wrong…Anyway, no harm, no FOWL. So, There you have it, YOLKS, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And if something’s causing you to FROWN today, I hope you can get OVER it EASY. Always remember…This too SHELL pass! OK, ok, OMELETting you go! And…EGGSit…πŸ³β˜•οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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  2. Good morning. Thanks again Mike and Angela on all the hidden treasures that even with the magnifying glass you still can’t make all of them out. There was a slight tic on Envoy with the other words coming through at first glance. The cartoon was a blind solve for the first two words but I had to cross off the letters to get the final word. Should have realized that if the last word was not up then it should be down. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • You’re very welcome, Paul! I hope that the description of the details let’s you enjoy the puzzle a little more. David & Jeff put so much effort into each one. Enjoy your day. πŸ™‚


    • 🎢What goes UP must come DOWN..Spinnin’ wheel got to go ’round…🎢 Good Morning, Brooklyn. You’re welcome, and Thanks for the Shout Out! Hope you have a good one, Bud. And keep your SUNNY SIDE UP! CHOW…πŸ³πŸ™‹πŸ»


  3. That and the fact that the Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since the 1966-1967 season!
    The longest current title drought is shared by two teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967, and the St. Louis Blues, who entered the league when it doubled in size the following season, and have not yet won the Cup (and have not appeared in a Cup Final since 1970).

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    • Clay, I’m a Ranger fan. When we took it in ’94 and ended that 54-year drought, I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven. I believe we’re now working on the Second Coming….I can’t feel sorry for Toronto…I’m wearing my own beat up Hair Shirt, I mean Jersey…πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»


  4. Clever puzzle today and thanks for all the analysis, Mike. I would have missed most of the goodies without your post. I struggled with envoy but figured out the answer for the cartoon first so worked backwards. I’m reminded of that song “Keep your sunny side up up hide the side that gets blue. If you have nine sons in a row, baseball teams make money you know …. Stand upon your legs be like two fried eggs, keep your sunny side up.” Wishing everyone a sunny day.


  5. The ENVOY from the DIVINE sovereign WANTED a pile of gold from his monarch’s SLUSH fund to negotiate a peace treaty.
    I had no difficulty UNSCRAMBLING the clue words and I was able to CANDLE a solution without the BENEDICTion of writing the words down.
    Apologies to the chief punster here–I just could not resist. The cartoon put me in a better mood than when I awoke to thunder and lightning and pouring rain. I’m a sunny day type guy.
    Love your song Angela–I was thinking of that very tune when I saw the answer this AM.
    Mike–thanks for all the details–I had no clue why the diner was so morose—now I get it.
    Angela your poem and prose were up to the high standards we’ve come to expect. Although, I groaned out loud at Thor-onto–surprised you didn’t try Wini-egg.
    Voting day here in Upstate New York—school budget proposals and school board members.
    So Civic duty day and then hopefully, some walking time???

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    • Hey Earl…GOAL! You SKATED right through! Apologies? Never, Sir. You gave me quite a chuckle! And great sentence, as always! Agree, the puzzle was nICE and EASY..OVER all. And a lot of fun to work with. The song…What else could it possibly be? Perfect fit for today. And I’m glad you enjoyed meeting THOR ONTO, but I couldn’t use Winn-egg, because they’re still in it. The MAPLE LEAFS are Toronto’s team. As a sports enthusiast, I just can’t mess with the LINE ups! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the Shout Out and the Poem Nom. But I truly thought you’d get your groan today from aCOOPtrements. I did that one EGGSpecially for you, figuring the French and English MIX would EGGScite you! Oh WELL…Have a good one, Earl. Unfortunately, your bad weather’s headed my way, so OMELET you go, while I SCRAMBLE to get some stuff done before the rains come…Enjoy! πŸ³β˜•οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»


  6. Hi all – Yes, DIVINE also took me the longest.

    There’s another reason the guy is unhappy – the Clueless Chronicle Colorists have his jersey colored RED – the color of the arch-rival Montreal Canadiens! Or maybe he lost a bet and has to wear this. On the Seattle site, it’s green – no respect!
    Nice to see some hockey fans come out of the woodwork here.

    I think it’s cruel to include SLUSH just when you Easterners are finally getting into spring. Let’s forget about it!

    I’m off to a routine checkup appt., so see you later.

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    • Hey, G. You know Slush can also mean being overly sentimental. Anyway, we have storms predicted for tonight…with HAIL! HAIL!! Spring? As for the colors, it’s green everywhere, well except your paper.. πŸ˜‰ What can we do? No EGGScuse! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‹πŸ»


  7. DONE! What an easy solve of cartoon and words. I thought it was absolutely DIVINE seeing the word DIVINE pop out because I don’t remember having seen it before.

    Now off to lunch at The Cheesecake Factory with 2 granddaughters; the one I eat out with all the time and the one from Chicago who came to town for 4 days before returning to Chicago tomorrow to prepare for her busy weekend of selling life insurance.


  8. Envoy,was looking like novel,but came into view quickly as did the other words,even divine.The puzzle solution given the down attitude of the diner,was obvious.


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