Jumble Answers for 08/05/2018









Good Morning, Everyone!    🌽 LET IT GROW, LET IT GROW, LET IT GROW! 🌽

🎶 The FARMER in the DELL, The FARMER in the DELL…Hi-ho, the Derry-o, The FARMER in the DELL…🎶 “The Farmer in the Dell”…Author Unknown –  1826

🌽 The Farmer in the Dell was heard, since a mere child was I,
Repeated it a zillion times, though never knowing why…
A “Dell” was used, because to me, a child not of corn…
The SYMBOL for a valley could have been an old shoe horn!
A city girl don’t FALTER, no TIRADE came from me,
I went along and sang the song, as happy as can be…
‘Cause a HYBRID crop, or rotate weren’t words I’d even know,
And as far as I cared EXCEED meant how far a ball I’d throw.
And I’d use a pen and PENCIL figuring a players’ stat…
That Farmers’ life was foreign still…I knew a glove and bat…
Then I grew and welcomed knowledge, other things became unveiled…
Yet to me ’twas always Baseball grew an EXPERT IN HIS FIELD!🌽

SOW…What have we EAR? Sunday Morn…Sunday CORN! Have these words made us Forlorn? I think today David’s given us the Cream of the CROP! TIRADE, SYMBOL, EXCEED, HYBRID...✔️✔️✔️✔️. A little falter at FALTER, and I don’t know why, but PENCIL just didn’t look WRITE! As for the cartoon…Again I have to say that David and Jeff FEED us these answers…I figured FIELD immediately…Location, location, location…and our question gave us “BEST“..I glanced at the words, saw the “X” guessed at EXPERTIN HIS just LINED UP behind it! A CORNucopia of Clues! Ok…Let’s PICK it apart…Oh, I forgot to mention that all of our words today are SWEET Repeats, with TIRADE coming in as the most recent at April 12th, and PENCIL bringing up the rear, at October 13th, 2016. SOW…We’re in a FIELD, surrounded by the best CROP of CORN this side of the FARMER’S Market! Three FARMERS are shown…Two dressed for the FIELD, one dressed for the YIELD! The two at left, marveling at the aMAIZEing CROPS, are shown STALKing with the EXPERT, Mr. GREEN MEANS, asking how he manages to GROW such beautiful ROWS. GREEN MEANS, perhaps a tad smug at doing it so much BUTTER, is probably thinking..”YELLOW! I’m not going to give this information away for free…SHUCKS…I’ve invested the best EARS of my life to this”…And I suppose there is a KERNEL of truth to what he’s thinking…And he says..”Buy my Book”…Well he doesn’t actually say “Buy” the book, but that’s what I’m hEARing…SOW, in answer to what the FARMER was..(besides a POPular guy)…He was an…EXPERT IN HIS FIELD! Good one, David! MEALIE, it’s a good one!

Ok, eye candy. There’s really not much to FIELD. Green STALKS, ROWS graciously enPLOWED…The FARMER farthest left? A little HUSKy..The middle FARMER looking distinctly Amish, wouldn’t you say? The broad-brimmed hat, the buttoned-up shirt, the facial hair..NO LIGHT shown there though…A TRACTOR  way off in the distance…nothing DRIVING there either…Let’s just go with GREEN MEANS’ HAT. It sports a little STALK…I wonder if it’s stitched with SILK thread…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! I suddenly have an urge for a bowl of CORN FLAKES…Think that makes me a CEREAL killer? 🌽🙋🏻



16 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/05/2018

  1. Using only a PENCIL, the botanist did not FALTER when he produced a HYBRID that promised to EXCEED all expectations but he went into a TIRADE when his company slapped their old SYMBOL on his seed packages.
    Flew through the first five words but paused at PENCIL. I wanted the “IN letters to be together. After writing the letters down twice, the answer leapt out to me. The solution? With the X I immediately thought EXPERT and the rest was apparent. Great puzzle.
    Angela—I also sang the “Farmer in the Dell” but it had more meaning to me that it did to you. Cute switch to the baseball milieu. Did not know the song was that old—British???
    You remembered our previous conversation over “Corn Silk” didn’t you?
    I shall refrain from mentioning the farmer’s “husky” build—we’ve been through that before.
    Cornucopia? Classy use of that word considering the cartoon and characters. Well done.
    Little tired this AM after a long day of wandering through the festival and trying to stay in the shade as much as possible. Family reunion/picnic this afternoon–so I’m off to prepare something to share for the meal.
    Sweet Sunday all.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Good Morning, Earl…Ran out to make 7 o’clock Mass…Great sentence! The words were an odd mix to blend..I’m well awEAR! Love the incorporation of the botanist! Thanks for the Shout Outs, and the song is attributed to the Germans. Yes, I made sure to get SILK in there. LOL…If I’m not mistaken, that was one of our first interactions here, the CORN SILK! I still don’t know how it eluded me that day! And as for CORNucopia, I was so upset after I noticed I didn’t use it in the rhyme, I was determined to squeeze it in somewhere! 😉 Back to back outings for you I see! Sounds like so much fun! Just keep hydrated…I’m not sure about you, but we’re under heat advisory/warnings down here…I hope you fare better…Our words today? An excellent CORNucopia, IMO! All the WRITE stuff! And I couldn’t resist HUSKy…it was way too easy! 😂 Enjoy your reunion, Earl! Perhaps you should prepare a MEALIE PUDDING? I threw that in the post especially for you, when I saw that it was taken from the Afrikaan word “mielie” meaning Sweet Corn! 😉 Wishing you a great day, Sir! 🌽🙋🏻


  2. Morning, all –
    Pretty easy Sunday, though I backed into SYMBOL and FALTER, which required pen and paper.
    Off to the market to get wonderful produce from the hard-working and talented farmers here. As the bumper sticker says, “No Farms, No Food.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Good Morning, Caroline! I thought of you when I mentioned FARMER’S Market in the post! Great puzzle, right? ..And here’s to the FARMERS! 🍷🙋🏻 Have a great day! 🌽🙋🏻


  3. Symbol and pencil gave reason to pause,but with the presence of the x ,expert came readily to view, as did the rest of the solution.As opposed to corn hybrid,I was thinking of a hybrid golf club. For a Sunday,the puzzle was easier than usual,maybe the hard copy newspaper, as opposed to the Internet link, helped.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Good Morning, Professor! No, I doubt the paper had anything to do with it.😉 .It’s just an easy Sunday puzzle..And that “X” was a major clue! HYBRID golf club? ..I’ll have to look that one up…Still only PENCIL, SYMBOL and FALTER…that CROPped up as snags…We’ll see how the others fare..Have a good one, Chuck! 🌽🙋🏻


      • In the old days there were woods and irons in a golf club set.Then the woods became metal woods,as they are made out of metal rather than real wood,such as persimmon,maple,etc.Then a new club,a cross between an iron and a metal wood,was created,thus a hybrid club,positioned somewhere between a wood and an iron.


      • Duly noted, Prof! Thank you. And I do remember hearing something about this somewhere along the line…Never thought of the word HYBRiD in conjunction though. Nice description, BTW…Always interested in broadening the horizons. Have a good one, Chuck. 🏌🙋🏻


  4. Good morning. Nice overall post Angela. I finally gave up on two words today. Tirade and Symbol gave me palpitations and I took the easy way out and looked those answers up. As always once you see the word you sit there wondering why you didn’t get it. I checked with my friend and she was also stuck on those words. I gave her the answer and we both started to do the cartoon. She called me back within five minutes just as I was about to call her with the answer. At least we finished. Until tomorrow stay well.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hey Brooklyn….You put TIRADE up on the board…You give me a chuckle how you work back and forth with your friend..I enjoy the interaction I have early mornings with my Jumble crew too…What you mention about seeing the words always makes me think of the old V-8 commercial…That slap to the forehead 😂 always comes to mind! Thanks for the Shout Out, Bud! Have a good one, and stay out of the heat! Ciao, BELLO! 🌞🙋🏻


  5. Hi all – I FALTERed because I first saw the “LAFTER and the tears.” Then PENCIL took an extra look. I’ve never seen a farmer ATIRED like that, especially on a “DIRTAE old farm”, so had to back into TIRADE. I got the answer right away because of the dairy’s advertisement saying “Our cows are out standing in their field.”

    Angela, I think the Corn Flakes are ok, but stay away from the Honey Smacks if I RECALL correctly.

    Happy Sunday, all!

    Eric Clapton wrote the song, not the book, on 461 Ocean Boulevard, 1974:
    🎵”Time is getting shorter and there’s much for you to do
    Only ask and you will get what you are needing,
    The rest is up to you
    Plant your love and let it grow
    Let it grow, let it grow,
    Let it blossom, let it flow
    In the sun, the rain, the snow,
    Love is lovely, let it grow”🎵


  6. Hi, all! Jerry didn’t bring the paper in before breakfast, but when I saw at lunch that it was about a farmer, I was excited to solve it because we have 3 excellent farmers in our family. Before solving the words, I guessed “EXPERT IN “the” FIELD” but with the words solved, I saw that it was more specific with his being an expert in HIS field. Enjoy your evening!!


  7. Hi, Steve! Thank you for your compliment about us being helpful neighbors and for the info about Reindeer Lake.

    One more very interesting comment on the news last night about our unusually violent monsoons this year was that “Storm Chasers” from the United Kingdom are in Arizona right now, studying our storms. Wow!

    I FALTER before saying what I am going to say, but here goes. FALTER was the hardest word for me as evidenced by a list of 6 misspelled word choices and one that I call “ flatulence in French, le fart.”

    I loved your choice for FALTER,”lafter & tears.” During our Small World ride at Disneyland, they played the words to that song more times than I could count.


    • Sacré Bleu! I like it, though.
      I must be the only person in the world who doesn’t know the Small World song, and from what everyone says, I’m not going to look it up!


      • Sacre Bleu, ha! I knew you would like it!

        Now I feel compelled to tell you the truth about the Small World song on the Disneyland ride. The verses were bearable, with the first one being, “It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears. It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears. There’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware it’s a small world after all.”

        BUT, they sang the chorus, “It’s a small world after all. It’s a small world after all. It’s a small world after all. It’s a small, small world,” not only between all verses but many more times, too, making me say that I hoped I never heard that song again ever!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s