Jumble Answers for 05/25/2018







Good Morning, Everyone!       👑👞 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES 👞👑

🎶Everybody get on your FEET…You make me nervous when you’re in your seat…
Take off your SHOES and pat your FEET, we’re doin’ a dance that can’t be beat…
We’re BAREFOOTIN’, we’re BAREFOOTIN’, we’re BAREFOOTIN‘, we’re BAREFOOTIN‘…We don’t have no SHOES on….🎶

👑👞 It’s 1937, Coronation’s in the air…

And Edward has had second thoughts, his heart just wasn’t there…
So his brother George is called upon, to sit atop the throne,
And supposedly the shoes he’ll fill are definitely causing groans!
Wallis Simpson, an American was CATNIP to old Ed,
So he abdicated Kingship, she was that much in his head…
With the story one of INFAMY, and FRESH in everyone’s mind,
George was next in line to be the King, no other would they find.
The Father of Elizabeth, who would be future Queen,
Is seen here trying on the shoes…symbolic so it seems.
And then Edward packed his CARGO and took off with his wife…
And together they were jet setters and made a brand new life.
And George reigned over England, filling shoes not for his makin’
Which is why we see him pictured here with ones just FIT FOR “ACHING”! 👞👑

Oh Captain, My Captain! Walt Whitman, yes. The Jumble? No! It’s CATNIP, and we’ve seen it right here, last July. As for our other words, while not the most difficult, and not new, the anagrams are done just well enough to maybe REIGN a little on your PARADE… Because today, even our 5-letter words may take a SECOND look, and as a RULE, it’s usually not the case…Good work, David! Ok, on to our cartoon…Today, we find ourselves in ENGLAND, the year 1937. We see KING GEORGE VI, with his daughter, Elizabeth, and a valet. The KING is trying on a pair of shoes. GEORGE’S  older brother, Edward VIII had recently abdicated the Throne, which forced GEORGE to take his place. Bitter rivals since childhood, GEORGE had no desire to be King, and wasn’t prepared to be thrust into such a position. Forced to “Fill his brothers’ shoes so to speak, is what I believe prompted our Jumble today. I could be making a ROYAL mistake, but by GEORGE, it’s sure what it seems to me. And our dialogue, showing GEORGE asking if the shoes weren’t made for the Princess, just shows a little more of Jeff’s whimsy. Elizabeth did grow up to inherit the throne. Plus, it also pays to mention, that Edward always teased Elizabeth, who even as a child, possessed an air of dignity and nobility, by calling her “Queen Elizabeth”! SOLE, bottom line? The shoes don’t “FIT“. And as we all know, poorly fitted shoes? ACHING feet! So, our question asks…What were these shoes, that caused GEORGE  such pain? FIT FOR “ACHING“! HEIR! HEIR! This, Folks, is a PUN! In fact, it may just be the CROWN JEWEL! Kudos, David, Kudos!

Ok, eye candy. Besides the looks on everyone’s faces, increasing DECREES of astonishment, there’s not much else to see. (Although, looking at Elizabeth, dressed in PURPLE, the color of ROYALTY, did CROWN off my morning. They finally got it right)! But the GEM of the day, is the portrait of King George V , the father of GEORGE and Edwardhanging on the wall. Yes, that’s today’s CROWNING GLORY! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And a thought for today…Be like a Pineapple: Stand tall, wear a CROWN, and be sweet on the inside…Pip, Pip, Cheerio! 👞👑🙋🏻

19 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/25/2018

  1. Good morning. Especially you “Early Bird”. Great pick for the song. I was thinking of These Boots Were Made For Walking but,I think you nailed it with yours. Since it’s Fleet week I’ll give you a grade of 4.0. Can’t get any higher. The only word to slow me down was infamy. Catnip was next but it clicked that we had them before and both came into view. The cartoon wasn’t hard even with the quotation for the last word. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning! Same to you, (Early) Bird of a Feather! 4? 4 Bells? Thanks, Brooklyn! You’re a Gem! Fleet Week! Every time I see one of these Sailors walking around in their Dress Whites, I think of you! Do your ears ring? 😉 I think today’s puzzle was great, right? And look at you! Quotation Trepidation all in the past! Hope you have a great one, Bud! 👞🙋🏻

  2. It was a day of INFAMY and irony when the CARGO ship full of FRESH CATNIP sank before reaching the quay at Cat Island, the Bahamas.
    Today’s clue words may all be “has been” but catnip still gave me pause.
    I get so much pleasure from the daily Jumble and this blog that I do not like to complain but today’s cartoon and solution were not one of ;my favourites. Enough said about that.
    Your song was spot on Angela and your poem and post full of information about the British Royal Family. One addition I might make is that King George VI had a terrible speech problem with stuttering, perhaps a result of his father’s rather harsh parenting. The fact that Edward abdicated probably saved the monarchy in Great Britain. George Vi and Elizabeth II proved to be exceptionally dedicated to their jobs.
    Beautiful May day here and I hope the weather is to your fancy wherever you are.

    • Good Morning, Earl. Love your sentence, clever and entertaining as always. But I’m sorry the puzzle’s not a winner for you today. It is all fun and whimsy. And my take on it may be completely wrong, so I hope I haven’t added to your disappointment. But, with knowing the background story of the sibling rivalry, I just couldn’t help thinking as I did early this morning. Again, I could be completely off base. Only David and Jeff know for sure. Yes, I’m aware of Georges’ speech impediment, but I didn’t want to go into the whole thing. Actually, if I’m not mistaken, Edward’s taunting of him from such an early age, is what started the animosity between the two, which only festered as they grew older. Teasing and bullying…Sad, especially amongst brothers. And since the multi Academy-award winning movie “The King’s Speech” brilliantly covered the topic, I figured most people knew. Have you seen it? If not, I highly recommend it. It was an exceptionally well done piece of cinema. And yes, I wholeheartedly agree, George and Elizabeth did quite well by England, especially with the outbreak of World War II. The entire history of the story is interesting and fascinating reading. And that’s pretty high praise coming from me…I’m not really one for monarchies! Beautiful weather downstate also…I hope you too are enjoying it! Be well, Sir! 🇬🇧🙋🏻

    • Hi Earl – Great sentence. What a CATastrophe! Speaking of the Jumble guys’ Anglophilia lately, there’s an interview in the Chronicle today with a guy who loves his restored “”Morris Minor Traveler” woody station wagon. He says he got his start with Norton motorcycles, and “If you owned a Norton, you definitely had to learn how to wrench.” Or “span”, I guess!

    • Good Morning, Chuck. “A CHING”? CH like CHaracter? Which is just what David was today?
      C’mon, ya gotta love it! 😉 Have a good one, Chuck. Remember…Deep breaths! Good luck! 🙋🏻

        • LOL…Yes, Chuck…Deep breaths and Rosary beads! 😉 I was going to say it again..but didn’t want to sound like a religious fanatic! 😉 Mine have become like my American Express Card…I “Don’t Leave Home Without It”! …Good Luck again, Sir! 🙏🏻🙋🏻

    • Agree Chuck. I wasn’t a fan of the cartoon answer either. But you can’t always knock it out of the park.

  3. Ouch !! – what a clever puzzle today. No problem with the words but the cartoon took me longer to complete. I figured we’d have at least one Royal puzzle this week with all the wedding festivities last weekend. Good brain workout this morning. Happy Friday everyone.

    • Hi Betty. Good Morning! Very clever, indeed! Yes, we waited a few days, but the Jumble RSVP’ed! 😉 Happy Friday to you too! Enjoy! 👑👞😂

  4. Hi all – Well, the King looks like a “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”, but this Carnaby Street cobbler (or is he a FOOTMAN?) just lost his Warrent by causing a Royal Pain. Too bad – he’s a real SOLE man, but this will be his LAST pair. I thought the third word could be PICANT, but it didn’t look right, then finally got CATNIP, my most difficult. Then, although EYELET my imagination go RUNNING, I could not get the answer today. Off with my head!

    I hope you all have a great day!

    • Hey! Don’t be such a HEEL! The shoes were never made for him…And our guy here didn’t make the shoes, G, he’s just the valet. Frank. Frankie Valet…🎶 😉 A cobbler would never enter the Kings Chambers! And you don’t think the King went out to a shop to get his shoes, do you? A ROYAL blooper!!! 😂 It wouldn’t be beFITting! …EYELET, huh? 😉Where have I heard that before..?? And you’re not alone with the missing solve. Lou3 threw in the towel too, this morning…Cannon ROYAL towel…😉 Nice..
      Have a good one, G! 👞😂

  5. Hi, all! No instant solve of the cartoon today, so I solved the words and then immediately did what I have heard Mike say at least one hundred times and made a list of a dozen 3-letter words. The only two of those words that I could use both of together were FIT and FOR. With the 6 remaining letters, I got ACHING. DONE!
    What a great Jumble with FIT FOR ACHING going so perfectly with the pain his shoes were causing and an excellent pun for “Fit for a king.”

    This morning I took Jerry to a brand new cardiologist who is not a member of the inept group we have been going to because of thinking we didn’t have a choice. He was recommended to us by our PCP. After just one visit, I have very high hopes that he will be perfect for us, answering all of my questions, teaching us several things I had not heard before, and complimenting me by asking if I were a nurse.

    Angela, I wish to thank you again for suggesting the Burt’s Bees cough drops that work great even for my violent cough. I finally made it to Walmart this week and looked for the ones that contain Honey and Lemon, but they had no Burt’s Bees at all. The Honey only ones are working so well for me that I’ll just keep buying them at my Walgreen’s drug store and stop looking for the others. However, when I make myself a cup of tea for coughing, I do put in a spoonful of sugar and a splash of lemon.

    • You’re very welcome, Lelia. Glad they helped. But don’t give up looking for the others. Well worth the hunt. I check every store I go into..Be well. 🙋🏻

    • Hey Big Guy. Yes, they do. Many brands. But not Burt’s Bees. I found them there once, but that was a while ago. I’m trying to find a receipt to see what web site I get them from, because they’re not that available in stores. Thank you, though, Caro.

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