Jumble Answers for 05/17/2018







Good Morning, Everyone!       2️⃣5️⃣  🎶QUARTER TO …BE 🎶 2️⃣5️⃣

🎶 The stars are gonna twinkle and shine…This evenin’…’bout a QUARTER to nine…My lovin’ arms are gonna tenderly twine…This evenin’ around you, around a QUARTER to nine…🎶

2️⃣5️⃣ In the QUEST to mint a Quarter, back in 1932
John Flanagan came forward wth the portrait that he drew…
Since they wanted nothing SYRUPY, it must portray a look,
Of Washington’s strong leadership, and must be by the book.
So now armed with an AGENDA, he began what came to be,
The 25-cent piece that is a part of History.
A profile neat and stalwart, not too HAIRY nor too cold,
And it lasted until ’64 with silver, never gold.
Then the nickel and the copper, were minted to take its place,
But the portrait never faltered and we still had George’s face.
So with Flanagan’s design and Andrew Mellon as supporter…
We’ve just reviewed the story of the Washington HEADQUARTERS! 2️⃣5️⃣

Today’s words are all old favorites. But two words may cause a little tic. Agenda and Syrupy, last seen on 3/13 and 5/11 respectively last year, both stirred up a ripple or two then. Will HISTORY repeat itself? We shall see…Our cartoon. Set in 1932, we find ourselves seated in what I believe to be the Office of The Treasury. Or within the confines of the US MINT. Or both. FLIP a COINHeads, I have Vertigo. Tails, I have Vertigo…So, how about I’ll leave it to any of you to do the research today? I tried. But since I can’t CHANGE the way I’m feeling, I’m just CASHING in my chips…I do have a little info for you, but it’s really just a DROP IN THE BUCKET. I know the man at the easel is JOHN FLANAGAN, who designed the WASHINGTON QUARTER, and the man seated behind the desk, I believe is Andrew Mellon, who was Secretary of the Treasury at the time. The bespectacled gentleman seated at the other side of the desk? Anyone? I need you to CHIP in here…Anyway, we see the drawing of GEORGE WASHINGTON’S HEAD, which will be depicted on the QUARTER. Our question asks what the MInt was…It was the HEADQUARTERS! Cha-Ching!!! Now that ADDS UP to a great pun, doesn’t it? A gift! Great job, David! We can always COUNT on you! Ok, eye candy. On the desk, we have a statue of the American Bald Eagle, the great Seal of the US; complete with its olive branch of Peace, and it’s arrows symbolizing the powers of War. I’m INVESTed in it, but it’s not the candy today. There’s neckwear…the bow and bolos are nice, but I don’t want to get TIED up with that. The portrait of WASHINGTON has the year 1932 inscribed on the COIN. That makes a lot of CENTS. But the one I’ll put my MONEY on today? Through the window in the office, one can see into the MINT itself. And we see two workers, at COIN MINTING machines. On the wheeled trolley used transport the coins, Jeff has printed…”US MINT“. What a great tiny detail. I’m calling it a “MINUTE ABSOLUTE“…And I think I’ve just COINED a new Jumble Jeff Phrase! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember, CHANGE is inevitable. You can always COUNT on that…2️⃣5️⃣ 🙋🏻


18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/17/2018

  1. In his QUEST for the perfect SYRUP, the HAIRY farmer followed a strict collection AGENDA in his sugar maple trees.
    No problem with the clue words or the solution—-clever play on words again today.
    Thanks for all the background on the Washington Quarter, Angela—the new State ones are interesting but I prefer the older quarters.
    Your poem was appropos for the cartoon as was your song. The only coin song I could come up with was “Three Coins in the Fountain” but that’s a Roman setting, but still a mint song.
    Off to walk along the lake shore—beautiful day here. Enjoy.

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    • Good Morning, Earl. Thank you very much. I played with 🎶Three Coins🎶, but not only did I use it a little while ago, I felt it wasn’t the best fit since the word coin isn’t used anywhere in the puzzle. Great sentence, as always. Enjoy your walk. Take care…


    • Earl…I re-read my sentence…You must have been SYH! Was I vertigo-going or not? Coin not used in the puzzle? That’s not even where my thought was…I wanted to say that my intent was to use something with the lyric “quarter”…Let’s hope the meds and the sleep helped me out here! 😂 I’m dangerous today! Hope you’re having a good one! 2️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻


  2. DONE! A 25-cent coin is a quarter. Solving the first clue word beginning with a “Q” confirmed that QUARTER would be part of the answer. The rest was easy, and none of the clue words slowed me down.

    Angela, great write-up, as usual. I have a question about Burt’s Bees cough drops. I have used 3 or 4 packages of them and they work great WHEN I CAN GET THEM OUT OF THEIR LITTLE WRAPPER. Is there a trick to getting them unwrapped that I have not figured out? Please advise. Thanks.


    • Hi Lelia…Thank you. IDK, they are wrapped well. I have very long fingernails, so maybe that helps. But I have found myself holding one or two on the side until I could get to a scissor. My cousin carries one of those little kids scissors in her bag all the time…for a variety of reasons…Maybe that might help? Hope you’re having a great day! 2️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻


  3. Hi all – Only AGENDA took a second look. I figured with two ‘A’s, one must go at either the beginning or the end, and I was right both times.

    We ancient arcade aficionados all know that a roll of quarters equals ten dollars, good for a one full hour of “Space Wars”.

    Angela, hope you feel better soon. Sooth yourself with 🎵”It’s QUARTER to three, there’s no one in the place except you and me..”🎵

    I’m going to pick up some Rx’s Lelia, but I’m only going to tell the pharmacist that I appreciate his work and leave it at that!

    Have a great day!


    • Thanks, G. It’s a little better. But soothe? 🎶So, set ’em up Joe…I’ve got a little story I think you should know…🎶 Coincidentally, first song in my addled mind this morning. But I’m on the wagon since Tuesday, to try and repair whatever damage occurred from the weekend’s partying into Monday! 😉 So, no saloon songs! LOL..And besides, it’s such a terribly sad song, beautifully haunting, but terribly sad…And I like your take on Agenda, but …Salaam, baaing, aardvark, again…Double A words can be tricky! 😉 Have a good one, G….🎶And one more for the road…🎶 2️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻


  4. ” Quarter to 3 ” by Sinatra was one of my favorites.Agenda didn’t give me a problem,but syrupy w the 2 y’s was tricky.As far as the solution,given all those letters,and the obvious QU combo,headquarters came quickly.

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    • Hi Chuck…🎶One For My Baby🎶 (Quarter to Three), always was, and STILL is one of my favorite Sinatra (BMH) songs. I think I have 7 renditions of it! So I can understand it being anyone’s favorite. You have good taste, Sir. But it really tugs at those heartstrings, and I just didn’t want to get that heavy so early in the morning! 😉 As for Syrupy, it isn’t a word one sees very often, so it’s understandable to get a little caught off guard by it. And I agree, the solution was an easy see. Have a good one, Sir. 2️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻

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      • No problems today. I don’t think I knew that song until I heard Bette Midler sing it for Johnny Carson’s goodbye show. A great TV moment.

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      • Hi Caroline. OMG! Yes! …They had to scrape me up off the floor that night…Till this day, I still cry when I watch it…And yes, yes…I think today’s puzzle was really a gift! Hope you’re having a great day! Take care…2️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻


      • Yes, me too. I wonder if Mike’s seen it. Have a good one, too, and hope you feel better.


      • Yes, Caroline he has. He was working on it this morning, but then he needed to take care of a personal issue. All is well..Thank you twice, as I am starting to feel much better than this morning. Take care..Hope we both have a good night! 😉🙋🏻


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