Jumble Answers for 06/05/2018









Happy Tuesday, Jumble players! The clue word choices that we saw this morning were all old favorites and not too difficult to decipher.  The double O’s at the end of LOTION made for a wonderfully Jumbled word and I had to take a few extra glances before the answer finally came into view.  For that reason it ended up being my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.  MIDDAY does deserve a mention because of those pesky double D’s smack dab in the middle.  It would have been my top choice but the DY at the beginning of the layout gave me a great starting point.  With all of the words complete, it was off to the races!

The setting for today’s cartoon is a racetrack where we see a jockey on a horse. There is also another dapperly dressed male character in the frame that appears to be feeding the animal some type of treat. Reading the dialogue and sentence we discover that the jockey is ready to start a race and the other man sure needs him to win. It turns out that our fashionable friend decided to take a gamble with his life savings and bought a horse. Talk about a high stakes investment!

The detail work in today’s panel made for a mighty fine cartoon. The square framed glasses on the horses owner looked very similar to those worn by Jumble artist Jeff Knurek, but I wouldn’t bet the farm that it’s him. The J on the jockeys shirt was a nice touch, but something else really caught my eye. Do you see the silhouetted building in the background? If you look closely at the middle spire, you just might make out a horse weathervane at the top!

The final solution came instantly after reading the cartoon sentence. The letter layout was a mighty fine Jumble but not overly cryptic. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

34 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/05/2018

  1. Good Morning, Everyone! GETTING THE 🎶CALL TO THE POST🎶

    🎶I got the HORSE right here, the name is Paul Revere, and here’s a GUY that says that if all weather’s clear..CAN DO, can do, this guy says the HORSE can do….If he says the HORSE can do, can do, can do..I’m pickin’ Valentine, ’cause on the morning line, a guy has got him figured at five to nine…I know it’s Valentine, the morning work looks fine, besides the JOCKEY’S brother’s a friend of mine… Needs RACE, needs race, this GUY says the horse needs race, if he says the horse needs race, needs race, needs RACE…🎶

    🏇Investing ones life savings can sometimes be quite ROUGH,
    Especially choosing race horses…the money’s ne’er enough…
    You need to find a Jockey not INEPT nor short on skill,
    Who’ll forge a bond with said racehorse and break him to his will.
    Who’ll be there from the crack of dawn and work way past MIDDAY,
    To ensure the horse is trained right and hope he’s gonna pay…
    With LOTION for his calluses that grip the reins so tight,
    And analgesic heat rubs that the aches and pains will fight,
    The jockey dedicates himself and sets up quite a pace,
    To train along with said racehorse so they can win the race…
    And all the owners money and prestige and hope will sit…
    Upon the horse and literally the jockey RIDING ON IT! 🏇

    Come Saturday, JUSTIFY, a beautiful three-year old chestnut colt, who has a large white blaze on his forehead, will attempt to make history by being the 13th Horse to sweep the American Triple Crown. He’ll be RUNNING in the Belmont Stakes, and hopefully RACING to the finish line…Like we can do with our words today…Easy, breezy, done without a HITCH! Ok, SADDLE UP, Folks…we’re on our way to the MANE event! We see a Racehorse, who looks chestnut, and does have a white blaze. The jockey atop him, could be Justify’s jockey, Mike Smith. The “J” emblazoned on his silks, could stand for JUSTIFY…but it’s printed as Jeff usually does his J for Jumble. And the owner does sort of resemble one of JUSTIFY’S co-owners, Kenny Trout. Well, maybe not…The hair and glasses, perhaps…but the hat and the clothing? No. Too much of a LONG SHOT. So, is this Jeff’s homage to the hopefully new Triple Crown Winner? Or do I just STIRRUP trouble by saying so? Am I getting too FAR AHEAD of myself? Should I just HARNESS the whole idea? Do I sound like a NEIGH sayer now? Hmm. A lot of questions…But, this may be starting to sound like a tale of WHOA, so I think I’ll just STOP here, and REIN it in.. Anyway… We see the Jockey, telling the owner, that he’ll do his best. This, in response to the owner telling him how much he needs him to win, since he’s invested all his money in the horse. You know…he’s got all his money riding on it.. Wait. What was that? RIDING ON IT? Well, HOLD YOUR HORSES! We got us a WINNER! Good one, David! You JOCKEYED that one right into POSITION!

    Ok, eye candy. I kind of covered most of the GROUND already…But, the silhouetted main building in the background, which I’m unable to identify as real, shows an image of a silly looking HORSE. Is it a vane? Whatever..I’m still not SWAYed. The owner is feeding the Horse some morsels, BIT it’s not enough…I think my BEST BET is to go with the Horses’ TAIL, SWISHING to the left side of the Horse, behind the Jockey…Nice ENDing! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember….”Many are COLT, but few are chosen…”🏇🙋🏻

  2. Good morning. It was Midday when the Inept masseuse covered my back with a Rough grade of Lotion causing my back to blister. Nice work Mike. Angela, your song and use of the words were spot on. Today’s puzzle was no trouble again. Slight tic on lotion which would be my choice for the hardest word. The cartoon was an instant blind solve. I’ve never been to the trotters but have often been to the flats. Belmont park is a beautiful track and enjoyable when having lunch and watching the races. But I’ll avoid the crowd and watch the race from my TV. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Thanks, Paul! Not being a gambler made the write up difficult, but the puzzle itself was a breeze. I hope you’re having a wonderful morning, my friend. 🙂

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn! Kudos ! I love your sentence…You gave me that morning laugh! And thanks for the Shout Outs, you’re a Swetheart! We go to Belmont all the time too. And you’re so right, it’s beautiful there. We used to do the Stakes every year, but we haven’t gone for the last two. With all the ginormous screen TV’s we have now, (and the price of the drinks at the track) 😉…it just doesn’t pay to go for the big one anymore! I’m with you, I’ll be cheering from Brooklyn! Have a good one, Bud! 🏇🙋🏻

  3. The MIDDAY sun was ROUGH on the INEPT cowhand who had applied no sunscreen LOTION before hitting the trail.
    Thanks for all the details Mike. I never would have noticed that weathervane without your keen eye.
    Angel –I have loved “Guys and Dolls” for many years and if you ever “stop at Saratoga for the fourteenth time”. Good Luck.
    Loved your poem and let’s hope Justify does well in this last race for the Triple Crown.
    Tremendous Tuesday all.

    • Good Morning, Earl. I didn’t think you’d be here so early because of the volunteering again today..I remembered our discussing our mutual love of “Guys and Dolls” in the past, and I thought of you when I went with it for the song choice this morning. It still amazes me that this song is titled, “Fugue for Tinhorns”! It was years before I knew that…it just doesn’t seem to fit, IMO. Looks like you, Paul and I all had the same thought in mind for LOTION. Great sentence. If it wasn’t for the horse(😉!) I wanted to try to give it a different slant..I’m still thinking about it. Saratoga? You’ve worked your line to fit perfectiy to the tune! 👏🏻 And how beautiful is that place? I know you’ve been there. (I think you may have even mentioned something about working at one of the resorts when you were young)? I love every minute I get to spend up there. Thanks so much for the Poem Nom, and I’m also hoping Justify pulls it off. It should be fun to watch..Wishing you a tremendous Tuesday, too, Sir…Enjoy! 🏇🙋🏻

  4. Easy puzzle this morning. Only paused momentarily at lotion. Beautiful sunny day here. Hope all of you have a happy Tuesday !!

  5. DONE! Fun! Easy solve except for MIDDAY. Oh, and extra glances at LOTION, too.

  6. Hi all – The Fabulous Thunderbirds sang “Ain’t That Tough Enough?” If we keep getting words with OUGH, it won’t be ROUGH at all.

    His life savings? Oh dear, this guy needs some advice pronto. Isn’t there an old saying that the best way to get a small fortune owning racehorses is to start with a large fortune?

    “Guys and Dolls” seems appropriate; isn’t one of its songs “Luck, be a lady tonight”? And “Fugue for Tinhorns” seems pretty clever if you know the slang term (which I just looked up.) That song is the first one I thought of also.

    I assumed that the building was real and probably Belmont, but I guess not. I figure the weathervane was salvaged from a vessel that was shipwrecked sailing in the horse latitudes.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    • Hey Steve..I knew you’d go with the song too..I think we used it last week quipping on the Asimov, didn’t we? Slang? Tinhorn? Referring to a gambler? That’s a given, sure. But it’s the fugue that Loesser went with. I always knew fugue from writing, but I still never thought it fit the “song”. The style, yes, just not the racing “per se” song itself. I still think Loesser dropped the ball on naming it, IMO..There’s so much material in the lyrics…He could have RUN AWAY with it! 😂 (And despite my opinion…he obviously did! All the way to the bank)! 😉 No, it’s definitely not Belmont. The 2 outside spires could have been Churchill Downs, but the middle part makes me think it’s fictitious. As far as the horse on top? Way in VANE! Look real closely…He’s a serious sway back! And I don’t mean Sway Back When, either! (Forgot to put that part in this morning! But I did mention the SWAY!)!! 😂 He’d make a better donkey! Go take another 😉 look! Have a good one, G! 🏇🙋🏻

  7. By the way, my favorite part of the cartoon is how much the horse seems to be loving his treats. It looks like he couldn’t care less about the race!

  8. Great detail from Poststar pdf which you were able to catch! That makes every Jumble come alive.
    As a rule of thumb I use your Y idea at the end first. I also try ING at the end any time they show up. Last but not least, usually double letters together will not be together in the word and double letters apart will be together in the word. Not always but most of the time!

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