Jumble Answers for 06/04/2018








Happy Monday, everyone! The puzzles from last week were the most challenging we’ve seen in years. I know it’s a bold statement but after writing this blog for quite a few years, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing which puzzles flop or pop on a daily basis. Forget the pop, because last week we experienced an epic explosion of Jumble goodness!!!

It’s pop quiz time so let’s take a look back at the anagrams that gave our brains a workout. CIGNI, LOYUS, SPIOME, and PRAROL were the most searched for clue word answers and CLRRAETIO was the most sought out surprise answer. Each correct answer is worth 20 points, so grade yourself and let us know how you did in the comments section.

Today’s game was an easy Monday morning solve with no surprises. GUEHNO did require a couple of extra glances before it came into view so it’s my pick for the most challenging anagram of the day. They were all completed before I took my first sip of coffee so I decided to stare at the cartoon for a bit while my clasped hands enjoyed the warmth from my mug on this cold and rainy morning.

The setting for today’s panel appears to be a bar where we see 4 characters interacting around a table. Jeff added quite a few silohuetted heads in the background to give us the feeling that this place was filled to capacity. Two women are seated and can be seen splitting appetizers of mozzarella sticks and chicken wings along with a pitcher of beer to wash it all down. Their evening out is being rudely interrupted by a couple of guys in search of a bit of open table space for an arm wrestling match. As they look each other squarely in the eyes, they interlock their hands and prepare to settle their differences in a test of strength rather than a war of words.

The letter layout for the final solution was a terrific Jumble that kept the answer well hidden. The cartoon sentence was phrased in a way that made the answer come instantly to mind resulting in an instant solve. We’ll never know who ended up winning the match but my guess would be baldilocks on the left! Have a merry Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

36 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/04/2018

  1. Good Morning, Mike! Gotta HAND it to you! Great post! Baldilocks! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  2. ๐ŸŽถ Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! MACHO, MACHO, man (MACHO man), I’ve got to be, a MACHO man…MACHO, MACHO man….I’ve got to be a MACHO! Ow! MACHO, MACHO man…I’ve got to be, a MACHO man…MACHO, MACHO man (yeah, yeah)…I’ve got to be a MACHO!…๐ŸŽถ

    ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปYouโ€™ve seen these guys before I’m sure, they start out talking smack,
    Next thing you know the macho’s out…Oh yea, they’re right on track.
    It’s not ENOUGH to talk the talk, with tongue FIRMLY in cheek…
    The reason’s always BOGUS, it’s attention that they seek.
    Doesn’t matter that their women are so tired of the show,
    This happens way too often and it’s everywhere they go.
    The WORLD revolves around these guys, at least that’s what they think.
    What do they prove? They act like fools, and it’s worsened by the drink…
    When will maturity be shown?…Or if, should I presume?
    You’ve seen these guys…The best resort? Just give them ELBOW ROOM. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
    Monday morning, Monday words. 1-2-3-4..Have we seen them all before? Easy, breezy, either way… Ok, let’s see what Jeff’s decided to DRAW for us today…We’re at a bar somewhere. We see two blonde women, dressed in purple. Yes, I’m saying it. I wasn’t going to, I WRESTLED with my conscience, but I’m WEAK, and I GAVE IN. And yes, I’ll SHOULDER any responsibility. So, the women are out with their men. Mustached, bald, BEER-bellied man LEFT is challenging In-need of grooming services, earring-wearing man, RIGHT to an ARM WRESTLE. Did you know that 2018 will mark the inauguration of the WAL (WORLD ARM WRESTLING) Super Match Series which will PIT the best in the world against each other? And that this will determine who is the best of the best? WAL, what’d ya know! No, seriously, Folks, did anybody know? I sure didn’t. I mean, I’m sitting here with my friend Beau, and I just turned to him and said..”What the hELL, BOW? Did you know this”? He just shrugged his SHOULDERS, shook his HEAD, and said “BREWS to me”. Gotta HAND it to him, he’s a man of few words…Kind of BALANCES me OUT, RIGHT? LOL! So, now ARMed with this new information, I’m thinking…Nothing! ABSolutely nothing! What could I possibly do with information of this kind? If anything, it’s a little disARMing to say the least, so, better LEFT unsaid…Anyway, from the dialogue we can see that not only has this happened before, but the place is way too crowded for such nonsense. There’s just not enough ROOM. Why don’t they TRICEPS thing else to prove their masculinity? Like a WAR of words, or a BATTLE of wits? HA! Fat chance trying to PIN them down to something like that, RIGHT? Anyway, before I SLIP further into this PIT, our question…We’re being asked…What do the guys need? ELBOW ROOM! SLAM! Good one, David! You definitely PULLED off a good one!

    Ok, eye candy…I like the mozzarella sticks our girl on the LEFT is eating, compete with the little ramekin of marinara sauce…but I don’t want to DIP into that. Our girl on the RIGHT, seems to have finished off two tiny hot wings…not much to eat. No wonder her ARMS look to lack MUSCLE…But where’s the serving plate? There’s a pitcher of BEER, with a plate to the LEFT of it. PITCHER perfect, but it only makes me wonder more as to where the others’ glasses are…Have these guys and our girl on the LEFT not been drinking? Has the HOPped up, MACHO behavior of our men just come naturally? Was it not the drink? Hmm. Then I may owe them an apology…It’s the Yeast I can do…So, I guess the SHAPE of things is, it’s come DOWN to the PILSNER glasses. Our girl on the RIGHT has one, which she’s holding it in her RIGHT hand along with a napkin. And way in the back, amongst the silhouetted crowd, the man farthest right is drinking from one too. I like seeing these Pilsner glasses…Brings back some sweet memories…A deja BREW, so to speak…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember…Don’t make POUR DECISIONS…Always drink responsibly. CHEERS! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. Mike. I like your take on the 4 characters. I took them to be couples, but I think your slant is the correct one, and makes more sense. It would explain the absence of glasses at the table, that caused me to wonder. And looking at it a second time, it looks like the woman on the left may be older, hence perhaps her decision not to drink. Good eye! Kudos! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • I wrestled with that question myself. The fact that there were only two stools made me think that they werenโ€™t together. The table was large enough to seat four though. And she did say โ€œnot againโ€ which could mean that theyโ€™ve done this before or theyโ€™re being interrupted again. Such an interesting conundrum to start the week! ๐Ÿค”

      • No, you aced this one. HANDS DOWN! I did it really early and fast, and took the characters at face value alone. And yet questioned the absence of drinking glasses, and a serving plate for the wings. You’d think I’d listen to my own instincts! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m sure your take is the RIGHT one. The guys were just two random fools, passing by, and it’s only the younger woman drinking. And they both have their individual food servings. Albeit, there is the “not again” comment, but as you said, it’s probably made in reference to the incident recurring, not the women still dating the fools! ๐Ÿ˜‚ No, no conundrum here, you made the right call! Well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. The theory that the WORLD is flat has been proven FIRMLY to be BOGUS, so ENOUGH already.
    I’ll try and make some relevant comments about your excellent posts later, Mike and Angela.

    • Great sentence, Earl. The use of ENOUGH gave it a satisfying conclusion that I wasnโ€™t expecting. Have a wonderful start to your week. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Thanks Mike. I also appreciated your post today—again pointing out details I either missed or didn’t get I assumed the four people were two couples out for a few drinks but after reading yours and Angela’s, it’s a PUZZLE about the dynamics going here.
        Totally a tangent—A favourite professor of mine was a DR. M. Elbow, so when I saw the circled letters, ELBOW came immediately to my mind. Great cartoon and great solution.

      • Thanks Angela—LOVE your song today— so appropriate for what’s happening in the cartoon. Your poem and post were nothing to “trash” talk about—couldn’t be better. Loved reading your conversation with Mike about the people in the drawing. All in all, a great cartoon and great comments.
        Let”s hope we don’t get more than one RHETORICAL type solution this week.
        Enjoy your evening. I am volunteering again tomorrow, so comments may be later than usual.

        • Hi Earl. You’re welcome. And Thank You so very much for your Shout Out and Poem Nom. So much of it PUZZLED me this morning, but the song was a runaway hit!๐Ÿ˜‰ Simply spoke for itself. And I made myself giggle…but at what price? It’s STILL stuck in my head…this 15+ hours later…all day..ALL DAY!!! Picked up on your references…Rhetoric, indeed! And the trash talk SMACKed of delight! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s to your having an enjoyable evening also…Be well, Sir, and I’ll wait for you tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  5. Even enough came to me,but game 2 did not come to the Cavs,but they have been down before.With 3 home games ahead,they only need 1 win at GS.Go Cavs go.

  6. Easy one today with only enough giving me pause. How about that game last night, Steve? Two down two to go. Sorry, Chuck but Go Warriors!!

    • I’ll just drown my sorrows and hope the Cavs can hold home court,win 3 there and steal one in Calif.

      • ….And keep the Beads handy, Chuck. In fact, it might be time to look into a Novena…Just in case..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • Hi Betty – That fourth quarter bomb was the dagger! See the headlines today?
      โ€œFrom 3 to shining 3โ€ and, in the EBT, โ€œSteph of Legends.โ€
      I still think LeBron can win *any* game, but if the Warriors go up 3-0, itโ€™s all but over.

      • Yes, indeed Steph was at the top of his game last night. I think he has built in sonar or radar or something. He just seems to sink them no matter where he shoots from. LeBron is a formidable adversary so I wouldn’t get the broom out just yet to sweep away the confetti.

  7. Good morning. Great work all around to the three amigos. Nice Monday puzzle with just a slight tic on enough. After writing down the letters from the words the answer to the cartoon came right away. Nice start for the begining of a new week until tomorrow stay well.

  8. DONE! Fun! Instant cartoon solve with ELBOW ROOM and two words finished in 5 seconds. Changing โ€œflimsyโ€ to FIRMLY was a quick fix. Took me 6 tries to think of โ€œGHโ€ and get ENOUGH solved riGHt.
    Enjoy your day, all!

      • Hi, Mike! After your cold and rainy day, I hope you have a briGHt day soon!

    • Hi Lelia! Hope you and Jerry are feeling well, getting enough sleep and calories, etc.

      • Hi, Steve! Thank you for your kind comments to The Pitifuls, the pathetic pair. Jerry has 3 more doctor appts in the next 2 weeks.
        I thought of you when I saw the Golden State Warriors win 115/86 smearing the other team by 29 points, that same game in rerun while eating brisket at Dianeโ€™s house, that night when they won another game, and yesterday 122/103 against Cleveland. I also thought of you Saturday while watching ice hockey at Dianeโ€™s. I got to see the Vegas team make a roofie.

  9. Hi, MIke! After your cold and rainy day, I hope you have a briGHt day soon!

  10. Hi all – The only thing that took extra time was getting the right prefix โ€œFIRMโ€ before the LY, and not FILM.

    I also assumed it was two couples because of her saying โ€œnot againโ€. If this happens repeatedly with random guys, they need to find another bar! And if my first thought was right, they need to find different partners.

    The other thing I noticed instantly was that they were set to wrestle lefty, and wondered if you had a HAND in that choice, Angela.

    I havenโ€™t heard a good โ€œsong from the ceilingโ€ in ages. Maybe they finally moved on from the 60โ€™ and 70โ€™s, leaving me โ€œdust in the wind.โ€ Iโ€™ll have to settle for this – my bill at Safeway this morning came to $75.75, so it reminded me of Zager and Evansโ€™ ๐ŸŽตโ€In the year 2525, if man is still alive, If woman can survive, they may find..๐ŸŽต Although it seems that by the time we get to the 7000โ€™s, mankind ran out of rhymes for โ€œfiveโ€, and had to change it to
    ๐ŸŽตโ€In the year 7510
    If God’s a-coming, He oughta make it by thenโ€๐ŸŽต

    Have a great day! Shifting gears from NBA Finals to NHL finals tonight.

  11. I found an alternative, anatomical word for elbow first but knew it couldn’t be right.

    • I found a bar called The Elbo Room in San Francisco and Oakland, but I know *that* canโ€™t be right! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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