Jumble Answer for 06/03/2018










Good Morning, Everyone!                    ➕ COUNT ME IN! ➕

🎶ONE, TWO, buckle my shoe…three four, shut the door, five, six, pick up sticks…seven, eight, lay them straight…nine, ten, begin again…..Now everybody sing with me...ONE, TWO, buckle my shoe…🎶

➕ You figure it can’t be that HECTIC, your fingers can show what you mean,
You hold them up high, you wiggle them some, so easy…or so it would seem…
They look at you faces all SMOGGY, you’re hoping they’ll try to INVEST,
The UTMOST attention to detail, but penguins you’re getting at best.
You try to think baseball and scoreboards, it might be a good tack to use,
But you’re at the ninth INNING showdown, and one starts to play with his shoes.
If anything’s taught me ’bout HUMBLE, I swear to you it must be this,
A child will make you take notice that knowledge is laughter and bliss…
I’ve taught numbers to legions of littles, and I must say it’s never for naught…
When that lightbulb you see, go off when the Wees…finally GIVE IT “SUM” THOUGHT! ➕

🎶Twinkle Twinkle Little…Chicken!🎶 Seriously, this is what I got the morning I decided to teach one of my Littles 🎶Twinkle Twinkle Little Star🎶 Why? Because…that’s what he felt like singing! And there you have it! Logical? No, and that’s ok…We eventually got to the Little Star, but the laughter that we had along the way? Priceless! Like today’s words! Do we have a CACHE of logophilia today? Oh yeah! So, where should we start? Let me COUNT the ways…Today, if your day isn’t HECTIC, and your mind not too SMOGGY, and you chose to INVEST the time in this, perhaps one of the UTMOST challenging collection of words, imagine yourself at the plate at the bottom of the ninth INNING with 2 outs, and then you’ll know HUMBLE! Today’s words are excellent, and I found every one on a previous puzzle…except INNING. Which I’m sure we’ve had, but I STRUCK OUT trying to find it….Ok, our cartoon solution…We find ourselves in a classroom this morning. A teacher is attempting to explain the fundamentals of ADDITION  to a group of FIVE little tots. Using the tried and true TWO PLUS TWO, he’s asking the children to “picture” things, while drawing dots and the NUMBERS on a board. ONE child looks enrapt. ONE has a look of total bewilderment…(This may be my shoe boy)! Another is seen holding up his fingers on both hands in an attempt to emulate what he’s seeing. And another is asking if he could imagine penguins! Penguins! Like the chicken! You want to just shake your head, and say..”THINK, kids, THINK“! …So, as our question asks…What did these students need to do to learn how to ADD? …GIVE IT “SUM” THOUGHT! Ha! Is this a NUMBER ONE PUN, or what? Great job, David! We can always COUNT on you! Ok, eye candy. I’ve pretty much SUMMED it up already..All the cute little quirky things that Jeff has ADDED into our cartoon..But I THINK I’ll go with the little bewildered boy..He’s wearing a pendant, and it’s THOMAS, The Little Engine That Could! Good for you, Little One! Just keep saying it...”I THINK I CAN…I THINK I CAN“!…And you will! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And always be sure to COUNT your Blessings! ➕🙋🏻


26 thoughts on “Jumble Answer for 06/03/2018

  1. GOOD MORNING, CHUCK: The link I gave you last night doesn’t bring you to today’s puzzle. The link below will work every day. Scroll down three, open the Jumble, and then click or tap the gray shaded box at the upper left side of the panel. (PDF). You’ll get a full screen pic of the puzzle. Bookmark or save it to your favorites, and you’ll be good to go…whenever you’re on the go! But don’t give up that newspaper subscription…They need us out there! 📰🗞
    Hope you’re having a great start to your day! 🙋🏻


    • Thanks,I’ll try it.No worry on giving up my daily news subscription,but we’re often gone on the weekend and don’t see the Sat and Sun papers till Sun nite or even Mon.

      • It’s a great link, Chuck. You’ll see the UTMOST in detail! And you’ll never have to worry about being on the wagon on the weekends…7 days a week, before the sun rises! A Jumble-Holics Delight! And I wouldn’t give up my paper either. I just mentioned it out of respect for Jeff and Dave. Enjoy your day with your family! 🙋🏻

  2. He tried his UTMOST to be HUMBLE in the final INNING but the HECTIC uproar in the SMOGGY stadium proved the owner had been right to INVEST in Giancarlo.
    Only the first word, HECTIC, slowed me down this AM. Other clue words and the solution were not the challenge I usually expect on a Sunday. Happy for that.
    Nice childhood chant for this morning’s cartoon, Angela.
    And your poem had shades of baseball to mirror my sentence. I had to throw in Giancarlo, even though I am not a huge Yankee fan–he and Judge and Torres are certainly fun to watch.smack thet ball.
    Off to get my morning walk in before the rain. Happy Sunday everyone..

    • Good Morning, Earl. Thank you. Giancarlo! Judge! Torres! Fun to watch? Yes, they certainly are! The UTMOST gathering of talent…(and good looks!)! 😉 And let’s be sure to COUNT Sanchez in that mix, too! Great sentence, Kudos! Todays words..They all came to me sans paper, but I stared for a second or TWO at the collection of repeated consonants. Great anagrams. And the solution, IMO, is ONE in a million! Raining here downstate also, with an almost 30°drop in temperature since y’day! Go FIGURE! Have a good one Sir, Enjoy! ➕☔️🙋🏻

  3. Morning, all –
    HECTIC was also the toughest for me by far. I needed to back in. The first word I found for the answer was give.

    • Hi Caroline, Good Morning. How’re you doing? I “thought” THOUGHT first, and the rest just fell into place. Very clever puzzle once again today. Hope all is well. Wishing you a great day! ➕🙋🏻

      • Things are good. Just got back from the farmers market, which was really hopping. I thought it was a very cute puzzle today, easier than some this week. Wishing you a great Sunday, too.

        • Hi Caroline. Thank you! Glad to hear you’re doing well. I’m just getting back from Mass. And it’s a little CHILI out there! Sunday morning’s are becoming so HECTIC! 😉 Stealing my inner PEAS! I wanted to visit our Farmer’s Market, too, but my friend SQUASHed the idea…Love the guy from my head TOMATOES, but someTHYMES he’s just not as upBEET as I am! Whatever…LETTUCE all just love, be kind to one another and CELERYbrate the good things in life, right? I enjoyed the puzzle too. Anything with kids in it always manages to TURNIP my level of happiness! Hope you have a great day! 🍆🌶🍇🙋🏻

      • Angela, I got a kick out of your produce puns and emojis. I actually did buy celery and lettuce today but passed on the beets.

        • I pass on them all the time! I don’t like BEETS! LOL…Glad I gave you a smile, Caroline! Have a good one! 🍅🌽🍏🙋🏻

      • I like beets, just not today. The greens are supposed to be quite nutritious but I usually compost them.

        • I could never take to them. And you’re right, the greens are very heavy with Vitamins C and A. I think they’re a source of calcium too. One of my sisters-in-law adds them to her minestrone soup, and I have to say, she does make a good soup, while another uses them in her salads. I guess it’s what you acquire a taste for. I like most vegetables, raw and cooked. One of my cousins raised her kids “thinking” they were snack foods! 😉 She’d keep bowls of cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, pepper strips, etc around, and her kids would “snack” on them. We’d tease her, but she raised the healthiest kids, with the best teeth in the family! 😉 It all comes down to what you’re taught. She told them they were snacks, and so they were. Me, I’m still filling bowls with M&M’s and peanut butter cups! I blame my Mom..she hated beets! 😂😂 Enjoy your night, Caroline. Be well. 🍊🍉🙋🏻

  4. Hectic and utmost gave me time to pause.I was able to access the puzzle in our son’s Chicago Tribune,as we’re up in Naperville today.1 more time,Go Cavs go.

    • Good Morning, Chuck…Just getting in from Church…And no, sorry, I didn’t pray for the Cavs! 😂 That ball’s in your court! Looking like HECTIC may be today’s zinger! Chicago! A Sinatra (BMH) favorite! Enjoy! Have a great day, and Good Luck tonight! Keep those Rosary Beads handy! 🏀🙋🏻

    • Hi Chuck – I lived in Naperville for one year and worked there for two, but that’s not enough for me to root for the Cavs. Good luck and here’s to a great game, though!

  5. Hectic tripped me up this morning as it has in the past. Utmost gave me pause as well but I was able to figure them out and got the cartoon solution without difficulty. Figured out “sum” first and the rest fell into place. Beautiful sunny day today though a bit windy. Happy Sunday everyone.

    • Hi Betty…How’re you doing? Hectic is definitely the NUMBER ONE word of the day! I think “SUM” is a brilliant pun! Enjoy the weather, and thank you…I wish you a Happy Sunday too!🙋🏻

    • Another HECTIC! It’s a landslide! Hi Lelia…Hope you’re having an A-ONE day! ➕🙋🏻

  6. Hi all – Got HECTIC with the “IC at the end” trick. Then UTMOST took a second look. Figured the answer had SUM, and saw the rest after writing the letters.

    Penguns, sure, you can even Imagine Dragons if you want.
    The previous lesson:
    🎵”One and one and one is three.
    Got to be good lookin’ ‘cause he’s so hard to see”🎵

    Ok kids, get the next lesson right and maybe we’ll buy you some desks! 😂

    If Buddy Holly met Sesame Street:
    🎵“Twinkle, twinkle, little chicken
    You don’t know what you’ve been a-missin’, Oh boy!”🎵

    I know we’ve had INNING from when I mentioned the old joke “In the big inning” – no idea when.

    🎵”Teach your children well”🎵 Nice stories, Angela. There’s nothing like that “aha” moment when the light goes on!
    I didn’t know you *could* sing “buckle my shoe.” I’ve only heard it recited like poetry.

    Have a great Sunday!

    • Hey, G. I’m still laughing! 😂 Of course you can sing 🎶One, Two…🎶 I make a song out of everything for the kids…Not only does it help them remember things, it makes everything more fun! It’s all about the fun with the Littles. Especially when they…🎶Come together…🎶 😉 and I got a zoo going here! “Been a-missin”! 👏🏻👏🏻 And we still sing..🎶Twinkle Twinkle Little Chicken..🎶 every now and HEN…Sometimes we even change up the tune..you know…We just WING it! 😉 As for those AHA moments? Priceless…Makes it all worth while! …
      You know, I was sure we had INNING too, but I rushed through this morning, and didn’t see it. I’m going to look again later when I get a chance….Have a good one, Bud…Get that Hagen Das ready…It’s gonna be a trip! ➕🏀🙋🏻

      • I’ll be watching in real time tonight.
        Don’t make me get out that old “Pullet Surprise” joke again! 😂🙋🏻‍♂️

        • 🤦🏻‍♀️ Don’t be FOWL! You do know there’s that very fine line between laughing and groaning, right? 😳🤦🏻‍♀️

  7. Good afternoon. Nice work as always Angela and Earl. Your creativity never ceases to amaze all of us. Todays puzzle was a challenge for me with utmost then hectic being the two hardest. The cartoon took a little time but finally came into view. Until tomorrow stay

    • Hi Brooklyn! Don’t feel badly. You’re not alone. THREE people have told me they gave up on it, ONE, right out of the gate! At least you stuck with it to the finish line! Thanks so much for the Shout Out, you’re a Sweetheart. And you know you’re #1 in my book! Hope you’re enjoying your day! ➕🙋🏻

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