Jumble Answers for 06/30/2018

GEWIH – WEIGH

FNEOT – OFTEN

YUFTAL – FAULTY

BEEEFL – FEEBLE

CARTOON ANSWER: WITH THE OIL FIELD DEPLETED, THEY SHUT DOWN OPERATIONS. BUT THE OWNER WAS –  – –

WE   O   FL   FL   =   WELL OFF

Good Morning, Everyone!     💰 OIL’S WELL…THAT ENDS WELL 💰

🎶 There’s a million OIL RIGS pumping that black gold all over the world…Sheiks and cowboy billionaires, in limousines loaded with sparkling girls….But money can’t buy happiness, just listen to the stories they tell…All you need to really succeed in life is ONE GOOD WELL… It takes ONE GOOD WELL, deep and ever flowing, It takes ONE GOOD WELL,  to draw from night and day…Pure and fine it’s yours and mine and it’s always enough…We got ONE GOOD WELL overflowing with everlasting love…🎶 “One Good Well” – Don Williams 1989

💰 I’d like to own an Oil Well…I OFTEN give it thought,
A nice gift it would be for sure, ’cause definitely not self-bought…
I think that if I WEIGH my odds, and play my cards just right,
And not make any FAULTY moves to underscore my fight.
Then maybe I could be like this…A Baron of the fields,
And get so rich and laissez-faire about all that it wields…
But then I stir and turn around and see I’ve been asleep,
I wake my other telling him again that dream did creep…
He looks up and with FEEBLE half-drawn eyes he quietly scoffs…
“You keep this up? Well trust me…you won’t hardly be WELL OFF“! 💰

LOL! WELL, a girl can dream, can’t she? And if you’re gonna dream? May as WELL dream big, is OIL I’m saying! So what if they’re all just PIPE dreams? Ok, reality…This has really been a week of easy, breezy-no one’s getting queasy Jumbles, wouldn’t you say? A little tic here or there, but for the most part… A WELLth of puzzle pleasure, with today being no exception. All Sweet Repeats, the only fault perhaps lying with FAULTY. On to our cartoon…At an OIL FIELD we’re listening to the conversation between the OWNER, Mr. GREENMEANS, and his foreman, DERRICK. The FIELD’s gone Belly Up, and Derrick’s telling the BOSS-man how sorry he is…But instead of Mr. Greenmeans having a CRUDE awakening, he just answers, very RESERVED….”It’s ok, because I’m so…WELL OFF! Well I’ll be.. POUR me a glass of that Texas Tea…You’ve STRUCK BLACK GOLD once again, Dave! Good one!
So, eye candy…We got Mr. G’s Belt Buckle: Longhorn Steer, Oil Rig, Wrench…His Bolo Tie Slide, an OIL WELL…And the ubiquitous 10-Gallon Hat...FLOWING fashion sense. An there’s OIL RIGS that ADD UP to six…His car sports a Cowhide Longhorn Ornament lying upon the grill..But I’m going with Mr. G’s License Plate:DINOMNY”!  I guess it doesn’t get any BIGGER than that! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And OILways remember the DRILL…No PIPE dreams allowed! 💰🙋🏻

 

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Jumble Answers for 06/29/2018

IPNTU – INPUT

YAMOF – FOAMY

WARELY – LAWYER

DEONLO – NOODLE

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE SUN HAS BEEN COMING UP IN THE EAST EVERY

MORNING SINCE THE – – – 

IT   FM   AWE   NOD   =    DAWN OF TIME

Good Morning, Everyone!                🌞 THE MAINE EVENT 🌞

🎶 Here comes the SUN (doo doo doo doo)….Here comes the SUN, and I say…It’s all right….Little Darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter, Little Darling, it feels like years since it’s been here…Here comes the SUN, Here comes the SUN, and I say, It’s all right…🎶:  “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles. 1969 

🌞 Since 1808 there has been a Lighthouse to guide ships,
Through Quoddy Narrows there in Maine, ‘oer all the FOAMY whips…
A LAWYER isn’t needed, no NOODLE scratching’s called,
The information’s all on-line, for reading, one and all…
The INPUT is amazing, an interesting read…
The things one learns from Jumbling’s amusing…yes indeed.
The clock face reads 4:45, I’m finishing up this rhyme…
And just like our cartoon we’ll see another DAWN OF TIME! 🌞

Watching the SUNRISE has to be one of the most beautiful sights to behold. And even though I do it almost every DAY, it never ceases to amaze me…But today’s puzzle did, because I never knew about WEST QUODDY HEAD. I knew about the SUN first RISING over MAINE but it never really DAWNED on me where in MAINE. But that all changed today…What hasn’t changed though is our DAILY ritual of looking for a Jumble solution, so let’s SEE what ARISES…All Sweet Repeats, the only word that may give us a sLIGHT pause today, is LAWYER. And I’ll tell you why…The “L-Y“. We’re sort of programmed to see “LY ” as the ending of a word, and with David printing it as such, it only adds to the belief. And if you reSHINEd yourself to SEEing onLY that this MORNING?…Well…you may find yourself in the DARK. Ok, our cartoon. Today, we’re at WEST QUODDY (pronounced like COD), HEAD, MAINE, the Easternmost point of the contiguous United States. This little spot is one of three places in MAINE where the SUN RISES first in the U.S. And today, June 29th, the SUN ROSE at exactly 4:45 AM. So, in answer to our question…the SUN‘s been COMING UP in the EAST every MORNING since the…DAWN OF TIME! Good one, David! Let’s SHINE a little LIGHT on you!

Ok, eye candy..Aside from the iconic Red and White striped LIGHTHOUSE in the background, and the Lobster Trap with its’ buoy seen still attached, this panel’s all about the SUNRISE. The entire cartoon is bathed in a beautiful Golden Hue, with the RAYS of SUN emanating outward, as it peeks over the HORIZON. Candy? It doesn’t get any Sweeter than that! So, There you have it, Folks, SUN! Have a great day, Everyone! And may the SUN SHINE upon you today! 🌞🙋🏻

 

 

 

Jumble Answers 06/28/2018

TTOEC – OCTET

CIVEO – VOICE

TYKONT – KNOTTY

TFOHMA – FATHOM

CARTOON ANSWER: THE NEW BISTRO WAS THE MOST ELEGANT IN TOWN, 

AND DINERS –  – – 

OTT   OIC   KNY   FATO   =  TOOK A FANCY TO IT

Good Morning, Everyone!             🧀🍾 BON APPETIT! 🍾🧀

🎶 There’s a BISTRO where we would dine each evening..CANDLE LIGHT and California wine….Love is holding hands across the table. I still go past each night…Look for his car outside…🎶: Whispering Waves. Donna Summer. 1975

🧀🍾  A bistro holds distinction as a place that’s dim and small,
No KNOTTY pine you’ll find here, instead Art Deco walls…
One’s VOICE is usually lowered, no OCTET will you hear…
The music’s usually rich and drinks are wine more than they’re beer.
Quite often you’ll see couples, engaged in quiet dalliance,
The setting always ideal, with romantic ambience…
We see one woman feeling just a little out of place,
The look of “I can’t FATHOM“…is so evident on her face…
The stylishness, the coziness…yes elegance to wit…
It’s obvious these diners all TOOK A FANCY TO IT! 🧀🍾

So, once again today we see all Sweet Repeats…three of our words taken from the second half of 2017, with VOICE, not having been HEARD since 2016. Excellent anagrams all, and I think OCTET may be the most difficult word on today’s MENU. Looking at our cartoon, we find ourselves in a newly opened French BISTRO. Two tables are shown… The women seen at front, seemingly NEWly seated, look to have two different reactions to the place. The one at left, is seen smiling, marveling at the restaurants’ elegance. The one at right, not so much. Dressed casually, she’s claiming she loves the place, but feels too underdressed to be dining there. The place is very “FANCY“. The table at the rear, is occupied by two men, enthusiastically enjoying their meal. Obviously, everyone likes the place. And our question hints…That the diners…TOOK A FANCY TO IT! Magnifique, tres chic, and Garçon par non! Touché, David. You always know how to SERVE up a good one!

Ok, the eye candy…The women have elegantly folded Bird of Paradise napkins, or are they CRANES)?…but EVE seen better…And I’m going to go right past the GARÇON, with his tray of steaming meats, because I really think there’s a lot more at STEAK…The two male diners? SACRE BLEU…is it you? Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce? Frasier and Niles CRANE, dining à deux? By candlelight en plus? Why yes, I think it is! Now that’s a SIGHT for sore FRIES! So, There you have it Folks, Fini! Have a great day, Everyone! BON APPETIT!🍤🍾 🙋🏻

FYI: IN ERROR, THE EMAIL WENT OUT THIS MORNING WITH THE INCORRECT  CARTOON ANSWER. I USED THE WORD LIKING, INSTEAD OF THE CORRECT WORD, “FANCY”. I APOLOGIZE IF THIS CAUSED A PROBLEM FOR ANY OF OUR READERS. 🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 06/27/2018

OZARR – RAZOR

UFDIL – FLUID

GSUUFN – FUNGUS

SREETJ – JESTER

CARTOON ANSWER: THE TWO HOUSES FOR LEASE LOOKED ALIKE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO SPOT THE – – – 

RR   FID   FNS   ETE   =   “DIFFER-“RENTS

Good Morning, Everyone!            🏡  The LEASE You Can DUE?  🏡

🎶 Lady Madonna, children at your feet, wonder how you manage to make ends meet…Who finds the money when you pay the RENT?…Did you think that money was heaven sent?…🎶…Beatles:1968

🏠 Side by side they stand there, alike from what we see,
But why is one going for more? A mystery to me…
Perhaps a JESTER stands at bay, a joke behind the scenes?
Or maybe there’s a FUNGUS bloomed in 1814’s greens?
A RAZOR sharp mind’s needed here…but I’m so not a Druid,
It’s early and my thoughts so far are not exactly FLUID
I think whoever’s causing all this extra to be spent?
Should hang a sign explaining why there’s such a “DIFFER-RENTS”! 🏠

So, we’ve made it to Wednesday, and we’re still STANDING as tall as our HOUSES here…None of today’s words are new, and if you have a RAZOR sharp memory, you may realize that we’ve seen them all within the past year…FLUID as recently as January. And since none of them stopped me in my TRACTSLET’s MOVE on to today’s solution…We find ourselves at the SITE of new HOUSING. TWO PROPERTIES are shown, looking like TWINS…but alas..one’s calling for more fins! We see that they’re both being LEASED by the JUMBLE PROPERTIES REALTORS, and a DIFFER-RENTS of $150 is being asked…And we ask…”What’s UP with that”? Are they DIFFERRENT inside? The kitchens perhaps? One looking a little HOTTER than the other? They stand alike, they look alike…At times they even cook alike…? Now, there’s a little Trivia Tease for you…What does that line remind you of? (Hint: Lyrics from a TV SHOW Jingle…SECOND Hint..Look above)…Anyway, our question is stating…What’s obviously REAL E-STATED? The “DIFFER-RENTS“! HA! Clever! Easy, breezy, you get a MONTH’S RENT free! It’s the LEASE the JUMBLE PROPERTY BROTHERS can do! Good one, Guys!

Ok, eye candy…Hmm. What can I say? Little BIRDS atop each HOUSE, one dark tallied, the other not? But that’s not enough to get OVER…And all I’m thinking of is the 1812 OVERture…Or should I say the 1812 OVER Charge? TBT, nothing’s coming into SITE…And the PLOT thickens…I’m just going to LET it go…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And don’t LET anything get you DOWN today…🏠🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 06/26/2018

GHEED – HEDGE

OYRIN – IRONY

GULOEN – LOUNGE

GYEOAV – VOYAGE

CARTOON ANSWER: NASCAR STAR KEVIN HARVICK LOVES GOLF AND 

PARTICULARLY ENJOYS A – – – 

DGE   IR   LN   VO   =   LONG DRIVE

Good Morning, Everyone!                     🏌🏎  DRIVING FORE-WARD?  🏎🏌

🎶 FORE!! Straight down the middle…It went straight down the middle, then it started to hook just a wee wee bit…That’s when my caddie lost sight of it! That little white pellet has never been found to this day!…But it went straight down the middle,  like they say….Whack down the fairway...It went smack down the fairway...Then it started to slice just a smidge off line…It headed for two but it bounced off nine!  My caddie says long as you’re still in the state, you’re okay! ..Yes it went straight down the middle quite a ways….Oh the life of a GOLFER is not all gloom, there’s always the lies in the locker room…But I’m in my glory when wrapped in a towel I say….That it went straight down the middle….Where it wound up is a riddle…But it went straight down the middle far away….🎶

🏌🏎 Kevin Harvick, Nascar Star, he definitely knows his stuff…
No matter if he’s on the track, or playing in the rough.
This cartoon may lead us to think he never ends up there,
But let’s be real, he may drive long..but I’m sure that he’s been near.
A golfers life’s a funny one, a VOYAGE of a sorts,
You get out there and HEDGE your bets against all your cohorts.
The IRONY is always there, the truth is sometimes bent,
They get back to the locker room and one by one they vent…
They LOUNGE around in towels, and then they come alive…
Who putts the best, who’s swing is best..who’s got the real LONG DRIVE!🏎🏌

Looking at our FORE words today..I wondered..Anything new? Not by a LONG SHOT…All Sweet Repeats. I immediately recognized them from past PLAY…and had no trouble solving them in due COURSE. Although why LOUNGE looked like Engulf for a second, I don’t know!  Just one of the HAZARDS of this GAME I guess! So, after LINING them UP, I DROVE on to our cartoon…Since my song choice ran a little LONG this morning, I’m going to try to keep this SHORT..PUTT, knowing me? ?..I might not be able to SWING it…Anyway, BACK once again on the GOLF COURSE, today we met KEVIN, “Happy Harvick”, HARVICK, a PROfessional Stock Car Race DRIVER. He’s seen playing aROUND in his leisure time, since GOLF seems to be his SECOND SHOT at Sports! He’s PLAYING with another man, Wedgeworth, WEDGE for short…Our question is telling us that he enjoys GOLF HOLEheartedly, and our dialogue’s saying that his SWING is always on TRACK. So, PUTTING this PAIR of hints together, we realize that he “PARticularly enjoys a...LONG DRIVE! Good one, David! You always FOLLOW THROUGH!

Ok. The eye candy…I like the detailed GOLF shoes..PUTT they’re not enough to SPIKE my interest…I like the Shades both men are wearing, but WOOD have liked them better if they were GREEN…There’s two TEE MARKERS, but I’ll GO aROUND themThere’s the DIVOT, (nice CHUNK of dirt), and of COURSE the crushed TEE…I like the UP and DOWN line of motion we can see with Kevin’s SWING…And I like the Number FORE disPLAYed on both his cap and the GOLF CART, since he DRIVES the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Hass RacingWEDGE is shown wearing a GLOVE on his right hand, and noticing the face of his DRIVER, we can tell that he’s left handed… Nice Shout Out to us Lefties! ..PUTT I think today instead of a graphic, I’m going with the written WORD for the solution..”Loves Golf and “PAR“ticularly enjoys a….” A hidden PUN FORE us, perhaps? I don’t know about you, but it really GRIPPED me, and I laughed so hard, I almost CHOKEd DOWN my coffee! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And for all you GOLFERS out there…Always keep this in mind…It’s called GOLF, only because all the other FORE letter words were already taken! And today, may the COURSE be with you! 🏌🙋🏻

SIDE NOTE: Mike’s been on vacation since last week. I didn’t mention anything sooner, because he said he was going to leave a message for Everyone. But he’s enjoying himself so much,  he hasn’t found the time! So in answer to all who’ve been asking…He’s fine, and he’ll be back next week!  🌞🌴

Jumble Answers for 06/25/2018

CONTH – NOTCH

OFLCA – FOCAL

CETEND – DECENT

CJLAAK – JACKAL

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN HE APPLIED FOR A PATENT ON HIS PULL-TAB

INVENTION, THE PATENT OFFICE SAID – – –

O   A   DN   C  =       CAN DO

Good Morning, Everyone!        🔃WHO’S KEEPING TABS ON WHO? 🔃

🎶 Say hey, Good lookin’ – what ya got cookin’?…How’s about cooking somethin’ up with me?…Hey, sweet baby – don’t you think maybe! we can find us a brand new recipe?…I got a hot rod Ford, and a two dollar bill! and I know a spot right over the hill…There’s SODA POP and the dancing’s free, so if you wanna have fun, come along with me….Say hey, good lookin’ – what ya got cookin’? How’s about cooking somethin’ up with me?…🎶

🔃 A DECENT guy from the Midwest, in 1963
Decided that a can could open sans the old church key…
He came up with the Pull-Tab, the FOCAL point of use
Gave easy access drinking…and the accolades were profuse.
He’d worked for years perfecting it, and now he would adhere
To get the needed patent to protect his new idea.
This way no JACKAL his insight could come along and botch…
He knew he had a winner here, in his belt quite a NOTCH.
So thanks to Ermal Fraze we had this little ring so new
And people at the Patent Place agreed that it CAN DO! 🔃

A new week begins, and today, all of our words are Sweet Repeats. In fact, DECENT and FOCAL were last seen on consecutive days last year. September 3rd gave us DECENT, wth FOCAL being featured here on the 4th, which just happened to be Labor Day. Odd how that WORKed out, right?…But nothing odd about the remaining two words, although JACKAL may have brought the BEAST out in some of us for a moment or two. But having PULLed out the letters we’ll need..it’s time to move on to our cartoons’ solution…Our setting today, is the US PATENT OFFICE, the year 1963. The gentlemen, ERMAL FRAZE, the inventor of the PULLTAB opener, is shown presenting his design, marked FIGURE 13, to a representative of the Patent Office. It’s said that he was prompted to invent the TAB because, having forgotten his Church Key CAN OPENER at a family picnic, he was forced to OPEN his CANS with a car bumper! I don’t know about you, but I’m SPILL trying to picture it! Anyway, from the look on the rep’s face, we can see that she’s DRINKing it all in…And her excitement tells us that she’s SOLD on the idea. This CAN really make a big difference..and CAN OPEN UP all new doors in the BEVERAGE industry. As a result, in October, 1963, Mr. FRAZE received his Patent, No. 3,349,949, and the rest is FIZZtory! So with our question asking what the Patent Office’s response was…They said that Mr. FRAZECAN DO! Well, POP OPEN a cold one for all of us! David’s POURING it on today! Good one, Dave.

Ok, eye candy…The detailed Diagram set on the Easel, definitely STANDS out…But I’m going with the Two CANS on the table…If you look real closely…written across them in script? It says JEFF! Now how’s that for a little POP UP surprise! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I hope you get to enjoy a SOFT DRINK today…They’re SODALICIOUS!  🔃🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 06/24/2018

HHNEYP – HYPHEN

LYUPLE – PULLEY

CANYEG – AGENCY

AOTTTO – TATTOO

GRINIO – ORIGIN

FERYEL – FREELY

CARTOON ANSWER:  HE’D BEEN A TRUCKER FOR YEARS AND WOULD

RETIRE A TRUCK DRIVER. HE WAS – – –

HHN   ULL   AGN   TTO   OII   FRE   =   IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL

Good Morning, Everyone!                 🚛  KEEP ON TRUCKIN’, BABY 🚛

🎶 “Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the RUBBER DUCK... you gotta copy on me, PIG PEN, c’mon?” “Ah, yeah, 10-4, PIG PEN, fer shure, fer shure. by golly, it’s clean clear to flag town, c’mon. yeah, that”….”Big 10-4 there, PIG PEN,  yeah, we definitely got the front door, GOOD BUDDY, mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a CONVOY”…Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June, In a Kenworth  pullin’ logs, Cab-over pete with a reefer on And a jimmy haulin’ hogs…We is headin’ for bear on i-one-oh ’bout a mile outta shaky town I says, “PIG PEN, this here’s the RUBBER DUCK, And I’m about to put the hammer down….’cause we got a little CONVOY, rockin’ through the night…..Yeah, we got a little CONVOY, Ain’t she a beautiful sight? Come on and join our CONVOY….Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.  We gonna roll this truckin’ CONVOY ‘cross the U S A….CONVOY! …🎶

🚛 A truckers life, a double-edged sword, at least it seems to me,
The hours long and tedious, but there’s that sense of free…
The road is quiet and open, at least all through the night…
Till morning traffic comes along and brings congestions’ fight.
A trucking AGENCY may own the rig that they sit up in,
So most all rigs return at end to that one point of ORIGIN.
But others that have toiled hard and bought a rig brand new…
Sit FREELY in those trucks bearing their name like a TATTOO
I guess it’s like a PULLEY, something always drawing them in,
And calling them to hit the road…another trek begin.
I saw a truck just yday, it looked big as a boat…
And on its side the logo…large in brown, “Burger-She Wrote”…
With a HYPHEN separating the Burger from a pen…
And I laughed, cause it was clever, like the show from way back when.
And I looked up at the trucker, nodded, feeling oh so small…
Wondering if he was one of those IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL! 🚛

BREAK..ER, BREAK..ER? No..they didn’t! Maybe the slightest half tic at ORIGIN, but the rest? DROVE right through. Old favorites. In fact, would you believe PULLEY was here just two weeks ago today? That was a surprise! Anyway, without any  STOPping…lets GO on to the cartoon’s solution! Today we find ourselves on the OPEN ROAD, seeing two LONG HAUL TRUCKERS, talking to one other by RADIO. The dialogue tells us that one of them is a 40-YEAR VETERAN of the ROAD, and he’s in no hurry to hang up his CB. It’s definitely his CAReer…So, with our question asking us what he was…He was…IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL! BEEP BEEP! Good one, David…You’re definitely the KING OF THE ROAD! Ok, eye candy…TRUCK, blue, TRUCK, red…Two CARS, one gold, one green, each going in a different DIRECTION…Nothing much to WORK with here…Except for the staggered LINES noting the CB RADIO’s communication…it’s a quiet RUN…I think I’ll just DRIVE it on home…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And ….🎶Just keep on TRUCKin‘…🎶 🚛🙋🏻

FYI: SITTING OUT ON THE BOAT EARLIER, SUN REFLECTING OFF THE WATER, MY FRIEND LOU NOTICED THESE..1 – He said that little smidgen of a item on the Veterans dashboard is the ubiquitous Hula Girl Dashboard Doll…2 – His Grill? Dead mosquitos stuck to it…And 3– (YES, 3)! The trucks emblem shows it to be a Kenworth Truck… (Which is mentioned in the opening song, 🎶CONVOY🎶 )…Boy, did I drop the BALL BEARINGS on this one, by claiming no Eye Candy today! Maybe I need to sleep BEFORE I tackle the puzzle…It looks like the nights of partying and doing it BEFORE the sleep isn’t always the right ROAD to take! 😂 CAP off to you, Jeff…🎶 I shoulda known better with a guy like you…🎶 Great details, 👏🏻 Bud…Kudos! 🚛🙋🏻…And a Kudo to Lou3!

 

 

 

Jumble Answers for 06/23/2018

GOLCI – LOGIC

NITEW – TWINE

DEECRU – REDUCE

BRAJEB – JABBER

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN ANOTHER COFFEE SHOP OPENED NEXT DOOR, 

THERE WAS – – – 

LOGI   TWN   RUE   BBER   = TROUBLE BREWING

Good Morning, Everyone!                    ☕️ déjà BREW....☕️

🎶 I’m feeling mighty lonesome…Haven’t slept a wink, I walk the floor and watch the door…And in between I drink…BLACK COFFEE…Love’s a hand me down BREW…I’ll never know a Sunday…In this here weekday room…🎶

☕️ So coffee shops are back to back, and something’s in the air…
You have to wonder why Shop Two would choose to open there.
We know about location, the key to doing well…
But LOGIC tells us coffee is something that always sells.
These women stand and JABBER  about how they’re not amused…
That competition came so close…their ego’s sure are bruised.
Retaliation’s on their minds, as thoughts in their minds TWINE, 
But is it right to REDUCE Mr. Bean to coffee grinds?
I hope they can make peace with this…it’s not worth what’s ensuing…
Perhaps sit down and have a cup before there’s TROUBLE BREWING? ☕️

Early Saturday morning and a cup of COFFEE. Who amongst us can’t relate?
Even when forced to switch to DECAF, we still drink our COFFEE before starting out on that daily GRIND. It just PERKS one up…As did today’s words…SWEET Repeats, with JABBER, perhaps being the hardest to SWALLOW. Not seen since late 2015, it opens with the word BRA, yet that’s not really giving us much support now, is it? But going with the B and the B...it was easier to see, and Voila! MADE and FORMED! So, despite our words being STRONG anagrams all…DECANT stand in our WHEY…Ok, let’s KETTLE down, and get our solution! Today Jeff’s SPILLED the BEANS as to what goes on when COFFEE people get HEATED and dePRESSed! They threaten to TAMPER with another’s mans business! Finding ourselves out on a city street, we see two women, LATTE and AU LAITne, COOLing their heels outside their COFFEE SHOP, “CAFFEINATION.” A rival business, “MR BEAN“, has just opened up right next door to them, and they’re not taking it LIGHTly!  Determined to hit the GROUND running, in an all out battle, they intend to ruin this guy. AU LAITne even threatens to use Social Media to “post” that MR BEAN uses inSIPid BEANS, and serves BITTER COFFEE! Obviously not willing to URN the other cheek, they seem determined to fight this to the BITTER end…Let’s face it , Folks…These are not FRAPPE women! And I must say, that this whole thing just seems to leave a bad TASTE in my mouth!….So when our question asks what there was when another Shop opened….There was…TROUBLE BREWING! Now that’s SOYtenly a good one, David! AU LAIT! AU LAIT!

Ok, eye candy…Through CAFFEINATION’s window, we see a barista, filling a standard large sized take-away disposable cup of COFFEE from an URN. A sole female patron is seen sitting by the window, enjoying a BREW. Next door, at MR BEAN, we see a rather hipster-looking dude, sporting a man bun, a banded beard, and a T-Shirt emblazoned with whom I believe to be TEDDY from the British TV sitcom, MR BEAN, starring Rowan Atkinson. It seems to allude to a connection, but I’m not sure, since the show has never BEAN my cup of tea. I also found a Mr. bean (small b) COFFEE SHOP located in Colorado, but the place is touted as having comfy chairs, and from the looks of the straight-back chair and the man seated drinking inside, it just doesn’t BLEND. Getting back to the barista, he really has a big grin on his MUG…And his COFFEE SET UP is an elaborate MIXTURE of Bunsen burners reminiscent of a laboratory! Also, I should note that he’s using what appear to be CERAMIC Eco-friendly CUPS , the kind we would use at home. And since he’s holding one aloft, with his mouth agape, he may be either BLOWING on it, (since Jeff has shown a good amount of STEAMy vapors emanating from it), in an attempt to COOL it for himself…or he’s in the PROCESS of calling out someone’s name for a COUNTER PICK UP….Again, it’s all leaving me out in the COLD. So if anyone out there can put BREW and BREW together, and make sense of it all? Please do, since there’s just so much I can MILK from it…And as a reSILT, I think I’ll just skip the candy altogether, instead of POURING over this any longer, in an attempt to ESPRESSO myself. So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I leave you with something SUMATRA might have said…🎶Do BEAN do be do…🎶 ☕️🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 06/22/2018

LIMEP – IMPEL

RGOOF – FORGO

DSEDTO – ODDEST

CANENU – NUANCE

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN EDISON INVENTED THE PHONOGRAPH, 

THERE WAS NO DOUBT THAT HE WAS – – – 

IM   FOO   DDS   NUN  =  OF SOUND MIND 

Good Morning, Everyone!              🎶 THE SOUND OF MUSIC 🎶

🎶This is the way…I always DREAMED it would be, The way that it is, oh oh,
when you are holding me…I never had a love of my own, maybe that’s why when we’re all alone…I can hear MUSIC, I can hear MUSIC…The SOUND of the city Baby seems to disappear, I can hear MUSIC, Sweet sweet MUSIC…Whenever you touch me Baby, whenever you’re near…🎶

🎶 Where Music soothes the savage breast, what did they do before?
If not present they’d just FORGO hearing the notes and chords.
And then the ODDEST thing occurred, a “Music Box” was born,
And we could hear the voices interspersed with string and horn…
Tom Edison had vision, saw the NUANCE here and there,
And knew we could have Music with no need to appear…
IMPELled to make it possible he went on to invent
A way to work a cylinder and then his voice indent…
So “Mary Had a Little Lamb” was spoken and refined,
And Edison became the man known to be OF SOUND MIND 🎶

 

Our words today have all been pre-RECORDED. NUANCE may SLIGHTLY overshadow the others though, as far as its degree of difficulty…Despite us having HEARD it here as recently as February 23rd, where it did NEEDLE a few of us…Hopefully this time AROUND it PLAYS out a little better…And FORGO does have an alternate spelling of forEgo,,,EEEE, I’m hoping that won’t cause a NICK in our solving! Anyway, it’s time… So, let’s PLAY with our solution! Today we’re brought back to 1877, and find ourselves in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Inside the workshop of THOMAS ALVA EDISON, we see him showing his new INVENTION, the PHONOGRAPH, to a very excited couple, HY and LOIS, (LO for short), TONE. The TONES, seem very imPRESSed with this new machine. As MR. EDISON explains how the new-fangled invention works, HY comments that Tom seems to have an amazingly solid BRAIN. Why HY would cry this silly BY..line? I have no idea! But I can see LO GO, “Wow”, .though…It is so far an unRECORDED phenomenon…So, with HY’s comment in mind, don’t you think Jeff’s sort of given us a gift HEAR? BRAIN? MUSIC? …SOUND familiar? There was no doubt Tom was...OF SOUND MIND!! Well, put that one up on the CYL..INDER we’re done! Good one, David! Top NOTCH!

Ok, eye candy…What can I CRANK up today? The hairdos are all quite on POINT, PERIOD. The clothing, quite STYLUS for the time, right? And LO’S Cameo, nice, but a tad efFACing…Hmm…Wait, I know…HEAR we go…The lines EMANATING from the MEGAPHONE? Or is it a PAVILION HORN? Quite SOUND..and that’s it..And I’m RECORDING it right now…So, tHEAR you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And may we never stop LISTENING to the MUSIC! 🎶🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 06/21/2018

LOPIS = SPOIL

NONOI = ONION

IRRRMO = MIRROR

GUTHAT = TAUGHT

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE RETIRED DOCTOR BOUGHT A HOTEL AND BECAME A – – –

SOLOIOMROTAGT = “ROOM-ATOLOGIST”


Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! We’re nearing the end of the week so I was optimistic that today’s game would pose quite a challenge. Starting the puzzle, I was disheartened to see all of the clue words instantly upon first glance. TAUGHT was the oldest of the quartet and was last used on 8/22/16. I have a feeling that it’ll be the most difficult anagram of the day but I’ll refrain from picking one and let our Jumble forum hash it out. On an interesting note, MIRROR was last used on 12/22/16 and was the same exact anagram that we encountered today.

Upon starting the cartoon, I usually take a few moments to absorb just the drawing itself and mentally block out the sentence, dialogue, and surprise answer layout. That wasn’t the case today and I couldn’t help but notice that the layout for today’s answer consisted of a whopping 13-letters in quotations. There was even a hyphen thrown in for good measure! My pulse quickened at the prospect of a stumper of a puzzle and all thoughts of it being a washout exited my mind.

The setting for today’s panel is a hotel where we see two people who have just opened the door to a room and crossed its threshold. The finely appointed interior brings smiles to their faces but the lack of wedding rings on their fingers had me wondering if they were married. The dialogue and sentence didn’t provide any solid evidence to answer my question so I’ll assume that they’re really close friends. What we do learn is that the man is a retired Doctor and he’s gone from healing patients to flipping real estate.

The room is exquisite with an oversized claw foot tub and glass paneled shower. The bed looks rather large as well with not a wrinkle to be seen. The chair in the bottom left-hand corner does look a bit dated with a doily on the headrest but I reckon it’s comfortable enough. The number 17 on the door was the most unique detail in today’s cartoon and it left me wondering why Jeff chose this specific number. I’m sure it’s symbolic of something, so if you have a guess, please let us know in the comments!

The letter layout for the surprise answer was overflowing with O’s. Noticing the R and M coupled together brought room to mind. Not knowing the name of a Doctor who specializes in joint repair, I did a quick Google search. Rheumatologist popped up and I knew the rest of the answer immediately! Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!