Jumble Answers for 06/07/2018








Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! David and Jeff seem to be taking it easy on us this week by offering up another simple and straightforward puzzle for the fourth day in a row. GOVERN was the only clue word that caused a hiccup and is my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.

Looking at today’s cartoon, it was immediately noticeable that the characters we see illustrated aren’t the typical Jumble folk that we usually encounter. By reading the dialogue and sentence we learn that the group we see depicted is Jim Morrison and his band. Jim Morrison is, of course, the vocalist of the band The Doors and the period clothing and hairstyles that we see them sporting date this period piece to the late 1960’s.

The group has little protection from the throng of fans that have amassed outside of their hotel. We see two police officers whose arms are outstretched forming a barrier between the crowd and the band which is getting the job done but a better solution is needed. In the rear of the drawing we see a man attempting to get the bands attention by signaling them with his hand in the air. It seems that hotel management has noticed the gravity of the situation unfolding in front of their property and they’ve opened up a side door to whisk them safely away. The look of panic on the bellhops face behind the giant glass door was a creative addition and brought The Doors song “Break on Through” to mind.

The abundance of clues in the drawing as well as the leading nature of the sentence made the surprise answer a blind solve. The letter layout was a terrific Jumble with TIRED being spelled out in an attempt to throw us off track. My fingers are crossed for a challenging puzzle tomorrow which would really Light My Fire! Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

35 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 06/07/2018

  1. 🎶You know that it would be untrue…You know that I would be a liar, if I was to say to you…Girl, we couldn’t get much HIGHer..Come on baby, LIGHT MY FIRE…Come on baby, LIGHT MY FIRE….Try to set the night on FIRE…🎶

    🎸🎧The music of the 60’s was ripe with rock and drugs,
    The times were changing rapidly, ’twas nothing left to shrugs…
    The SMOOTH sounds of the 50’s were being overrun,
    As long-haired bands and psychedelics started to GOVERN.
    The Doors were one such rock group, the crowds would congregate
    Wherever they were playing, and for hours fans would wait…
    You couldn’t WEDGE in sideways, the crowds were large and dense,
    Policemen had to TWIRL nightsticks sometimes in their defense…
    So mentionIng Jim Morrison amongst the other four…
    The pun is there, our puzzle’s done, and we…GET IN THE DOORS! 🎧🎸

    Today’s words are MUSIC to our ears. We’ve seen SMOOTH as recently as March 5th, and our other three words were all from last summer. So I just said I’ll 🎶TAKE IT AS IT COMES🎶, and moved on to our cartoon. Today Jeff’s brought us to a Hotel entrance, circa 1967, and we see the members of the 1960’s rock group, the DOORS, trying in vain to enter. The front entrance is overrun with fans, that are blocking their way. Their manager, DANNY SUGERMAN, resplendent in his paisley tie, wide lapeled suit, and time appropriate sideburns, suggests they use a side entrance, to 🎶BREAK ON THROUGH🎶. JIM MORRISON, today’s featured STAR, is shown saying, “This is 🎶THE END🎶, coincidentally a big hit for the DOORS in 1967…And another example for us of Jeff Knurek’s wit, and outrageous slant towards whimsy. Sadly, for those of you who may not know, JIM MORRISON was found dead, in a bathtub, in July of 1973. Only 27 years old, and without an autopsy performed, it was always believed he died from a drug overdose. Not looking to take take too much time naming everyone, 🎶FIVE TO ONE🎶, I suggest if you’d like to know more about the DOORS, feel free to look online. That DOOR is always open! So, our question asks…With so many fans, it was difficult to…GET IN THE DOORS! Well, 🎶HELLO, I LOVE YOU🎶, David! Good one!

    Ok, eye candy…I love the S-Shaped DOOR pulls. Nice 🎶TOUCH, ME🎶 thinks! The stunned, somewhat frightened look on the bellhop’s face is CLASSIC! I like who appears to be the Hotel Manager, off to the left waving his index finger in the air, trying to get the groups attention. He must be the 🎶BACK DOOR MAN🎶. And again, Danny Sugerman’s response makes me think he’ s succeeding. They probably went in through the 🎶SOUL KITCHEN🎶, and finally got to their rooms. But what really caught my eye this morning? The male fan in the middle of the crowd? He’s wearing a tie! A DOOR’S fan in the 60’s, standing outside a Hotel, amongst a screaming crowd, wearing a tie? Shut the front DOOR…I’m not going to 🎶TAKE IT AS IT COMES🎶! You can’t convince me of that! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And Jeff…What’d I miss?…And please don’t make me an 🎶UNHAPPY GIRL🎶! 🎧🎸🙋🏻

    • Great song reference Angela—I remember all the hullabaloo over the lyrics of many of the rock songs of the middle and late ’60s—and “Light My Fire” was right up there with or maybe the best of them. I’d forgotten about Morrison’s tragic and early death.
      As for the fan with the necktie? Remember this was the middle 1960’s and not everyone had switched to casual—and not just Fridays. Perhaps he was a young trainee/intern, new hire on his way home who got swept up in the frenzy. Or a traveler trying to get to his hotel room. It’s a clever touch, I think and one that I had not noticed until you spied it. Great eye.
      Not sure I want too many memories of that tumultuous decade—the 60’s—by 1970 I had had enough of the Baby Boomers telling the world “not to trust anyone over 30.”
      Take time this Thursday to thank those that tend to treat everyone well.

      • Hey Earl…Thank you! What else could it be? And I tried my best to get as many of their hits as I could into the post. Wasn’t that easy though trying to match it all up. I’m still wondering if Jeff was throwing those hints out there! 😂 Hullabaloo is right! (Great word choice, too..may I add)! There was so much that went on when they were set to perform on Ed Sullivan. He insisted they leave out the word “Higher”. But Morrison sang it anyway. As a result Sullivan canceled the rest of their scheduled appearances. Morrison came back with what today would be a “Been there….Done that…” He couldn’t have cared less! 😉 You know something? I like your thinking with the necktie. Very perceptive. And it makes sense. You could be right with it. But I needed the eye candy to TIE 😉 up the puzzle, so I went with it… Trust no one over 30! I laughed at it then, I laugh at it now…I’ve taught my nieces and nephews to laugh at it too..😉 Kudos to your sentence today. I loved the mustache angle…And Major kudos to your closing line here…We could sure all use a little more of that! Have a good one, Kind Sir! 🎧🎸🙋🏻

      • I agree. In 1967, even *I* would sometimes wear a suit or jacket and tie. 😱 The videos on YouTube of the crowd at folk concerts and earlier on American Bandstand are quite amusing.

        • Oh, definitely. Dress codes in corporate settings remained intact well into the 90’s. Maybe further. In NYC anyway. Ever watch Mad Men? Drank their butts off all day, but always in a suit and tie! 😂😂 👔🙋🏻

  2. With a TWIRL of his moustache, the sergeant- of-arms placed a WEDGE in the assembly chamber door to ensure that body would GOVERN in a SMOOTH manner.
    Great post Mike, I always enjoy your comments on the cartoon and the clue words. Agree that today’s puzzle was not a great challenge and suspect that a real stumper may be coming.
    I’ll be back later to see other comments

  3. The 4 words came easily,but having forgotten that Jim Morrison was a member of the “Doors” group,I had to think about getting in the doors rather than my first thought,in the rooms.As far as Lebron and my Cavś,it’s not looking good ,and there is no next year if or when Lebron leaves.

    • Hey Chuck..Good Morning! Forgot the Doors? Ok, I’ll forgive you this time, because I know you’re going through a tough time. You’re right, it doesn’t look too good. And you had a good game going last night too. Really good. Take a deep breath. Have a drink. Say a prayer. It ain’t over till the fat lady sings….Here’s to a good one! 🍷🙋🏻

        • You’re very welcome, Chuck. Sincerely meant too. I feel for you. I told ya…lifelong Mets fan? I’ve cried into my beer for so many years now, it’s like a ritual. You think you’ll just shake it off, but it still stings. Coming back from 3 down is hard, though. Mentally as well as physically. But can it be done? Anything’s possible. I hope you get a win too. It’ll be more exciting than a sweep, IMO. And LeBron deserves at least that much, right? Imagine how he’s feeling today? Hang in there, Sir. Have two drinks…😉🍷🍷🙋🏻

      • Question Angela. Who is the fat lady that the Yogi is referring to when he says it ain’t over till the fat lady sings. One of the guys at the bocce court says he is referring to Kate Smith. What’s your answer. Didn’t google it.

        • Hey Brooklyn..How you doin’? Good question. I didn’t Google either, but I’m going to! From what I know, it was first said by some sportswriter. But I have heard some people say Yogi coined it. But as far as who the Fat Lady was? Again, some people said Kate Smith, but I don’t believe that. From what I remember, the relation to her had to do with her singing at some sports thing, but BEFORE the game started, not at the end…And I doubt very much that Yogi would besmirch Kate Smith. Yogi was a gentleman. Now you got me sooooo curious! Ok, we’re on a mission!!!⚾️😂🙋🏻

        • Hey Brooklyn…Guys here at the club saying the Fat Lady is/was an opera singer. German they think…I haven’t looked anything up yet, though. What’d you come up with? 🤔🙋🏻

  4. DONE! Easy solve! Loved your comments, as usual, Mike.

    CLAY DAVIS: Two points for you today!! Your suggestion about double letters worked for WEDGE & SMOOTH!! Together in the Jumble, apart in the clue word; apart in the Jumble, together in the clue word. I thought I knew it all after taking lessons from Mike, our Jumble genius, and doing the Jumble off & on for 50 years, but you taught this old dog a new trick that makes my daily solve faster. Thanks.

    I can hardly wait to read your comments, Steve, our music man.

    • I see the temperature is expected to reach 106 in Phoenix today, Lelia! And we’re still struggling to get into the 70’s. I’m glad you enjoyed my comments this morning. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

    • Yes, today worked out for the rule. I was worried we might go a few days without it working and it would make me look like a buffoon! lol

  5. Hi all – And Jumble puzzle – 🎵”Hello, I Love You”🎵! Talk about an instant solve. This is obviously taking place at the Morrison Hotel, not some Hollywood Bungalow where you would meet an LA Woman and get the Roadhouse Blues. Laughed out loud at “This is the end” – of the line. Indeed it is, 🎵”The only end, my friendl🎵, alas! 😂 You’ll only be able to get to your rooms “When The Music’s Over”; then you can “Break on through” the line to the other side.
    RIP Mr. Morrison, at Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, along with Honoré de Balzac, Guillaume Apollinaire, Frédéric Chopin, Colette, Molière, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Edith Piaf, and Oscar Wilde. Appropriately fine company indeed. I would dearly love to hear his discussions with Oscar Wilde and his duets with Edith Piaf!

    GOVERN took an extra look, which it shouldn’t have, since we just had our June primary election yesterday.

    Have a great day, everyone.

      • Thanks Mike. My pleasure to remember it all (or look it up, as the case may be.)

    • And it took his father almost 20 years to place a grave marker. Sad. Despite them being estranged, he could have stepped up and did the right thing…”According to his own daemon “. And one always wondered if he was complimenting his son or ridiculing him…The Free Spirit..💔🙋🏻

      • Didn’t know that part. Father/son, too often complicated. 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • Oh, way too often complicated. But it’s still your child. And Morrison was his oldest besides, and taken so young. I just feel that the things that may sadly separate people in life, should be forgiven and forgotten when death comes between you. It’s a hell of a lot of angst to keep carrying around, especially when there’s no way to find resolution any more. It sure puts an end to whatever the dispute was about. But leaving his own son without a proper grave marking just seems to reek of disrespect. IDK, maybe it’s just me. We’re pretty big on the reverence of burial grounds. I suppose it’s what you’re raised knowing, right? I just always thought that it was a crappy move on the guys part…Who knows? Like you said complicated I guess…😥🙋🏻

  6. Good evening. Waited till 12:00 and still didn’t get Jumble so I did my errands.
    Realized that I haven’t check since earlier and still no jumble. I got in via the calendar and didn’t even read anything. Another day with very little trouble. If I had to pick the hardest word it would be smooth for me. The cartoon answer came almost instantly. Even my friend thought that all this week we were given an early Christmas gift. Until tomorrow stay well.

  7. Yogi never said it. He said, it ain’t over till it’s over! The correct expression is that; “the opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” It is said that this expression was first used by a sports writer, Dan Cook, writing for the San Antonio News-Express, Texas, round about the year 1976.

    • Hey Clay. Tks. We saw that. Between Cook and Yogi, and Kate Smith and Brunnhilde, it’s reminiscent of an Abbott and Costello routine! Colloquialisms, malaprops, baseball…We got it all! ⚾️🙋🏻

      • I did notice comments in emails that I did not see in the site. I am not sure how that works yet but Yes I figured you had looked it up because both you and Mike are diligent in those matters but I never saw the actual corrective comments.

        • Hi Clay. No, maybe it’s the way I phrased it. I speak too often in “fractured speak”. Brooklyn habit I think. Motor mouth! My brain goes a lot quicker than my fingers! LOL..When I said…”we saw that”, I meant they “we” to be my friends and I at the club last night. It had nothing to do with the blog, it just happened that Paul had asked me about it. So when I was out last night, I asked. The older guys told me that the Fat Lady was a German opera singer. The part about the newscaster I had known, from where or when, I have no idea. Must have read it somewhere along the line. The person who said it to Paul said it was Yogi’s phrase, and the Fat Lady was Kate Smith! Wayyyy out in left field! Paul just wants to shut the guy up! LOL..He’s always hitting Paul up with some nonsensical stuff…And he swears he’s never wrong! …I’m not sure I’m following you about the emails vs the site, though. The conversation between Paul and I started last night, and we continued it on today’s page. I did tell Paul to check out your comment…And thanks for your input, Clay…The more we know, right? 🙋🏻

          • Gotcha, you explained it well and it answers the question as to whether I was getting all the comments in emails. The conversation extended outside the blog as you said! Thanks!

            • You’re very welcome. And again, I do apologize for my fractured way of speaking…I’m dangerous at times! LOL…Be well, Sir! 😉🙋🏻

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