Jumble Answers for 08/07/2018









Good Tuesday morning, everyone! The first two clue words were very obvious and didn’t cause me any hesitation. The last two took just a few seconds longer to decipher with MUMBLE being my choice as the hardest one. It’s also the oldest clue word in the lineup having last been used on 10/18/16 and it was jumbled in the exact same order we see today. I have a sneaking suspicion that some folks are going to sound it out as EMBLUM (EMBLEM) which will definitely cause problems during their final solve.

The setting for today’s cartoon is a small hotel room where the focus is on a mattress. Two men can be seen having a conversation while an older (or should I say well used) mattress leans against the door of the room just behind them. Jeff did a superb job detailing the differences between the two mattresses with the new one having a soft pillow top exterior that looks very inviting while the older one is discolored, torn, and sagging at the edges. If you look closely at the bottom left-hand corner of the old mattress, you can see a small tear where something is coming out of it. It better just be some stuffing that he was attempting to show us and not some creepy crawling critters — GROSS!

One of the main characters is a balding gentleman that appears to be a member of the hotel management. Since he’s not wearing a name tag he could quite possibly be the owner of the establishment. He concedes that he’s known about the mattress “issue” for some time and he’s happy that the problem has been resolved. The other gentleman appears to be a delivery person and his cap has four Z’s on the front. He is also wearing a pair of heavy-duty gloves which is a very good thing after moving that other disgusting excuse of a bed.

There were a few well placed details in and around the room that Mr. Knurek took the time to add which make his piece more visually appealing. The largest one was the artwork on the wall which features a relaxing scene of a flowing river along with a couple of trees. The peep-holes on the hotel room doors were also great additions along with the keycard readers. My favorite detail was the small tag on the new mattress that makes me want to go for a pair of scissors and clip it off. Loose tags on furniture and clothing really bug me and I always cut them off the second that I see one!

The letter layout of the final solution was 10-letters in length and kept the answer well hidden. Luckily, I saw MUCH after staring at the letters for a few seconds which made the rest of my work a piece of cake. BED came next leaving DER for the finish. The answer was such an original pun that it left me excited to see what they have waiting for us the rest of the week. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!



24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/07/2018

  1. Good Morning, Mike Iโ€™m laughing because we both went at that TAG! Great job, ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  2. Anything you can do, I can do BEDDER…I can do anything BEDDER than you. No you can’t. Yes, I can. No, you can’t. Yes, I can. No, you can’t….Yes, I can, Yes, I can! ๐ŸŽถ ” Anything You Can Do” – Betty Hutton & Howard Keel – 1950

    ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ Who doesn’t love a Hotel, where amenities abound,
    As long as there’s no bed bugs on the premises be found…
    It’s nice to be away somewhere, it strikes a comfy CHORD,
    As long as you get all the perks…no chance that you’ll be bored.
    The ambience, the view is key…and definitely the bed,
    You want to feel enraptured when it’s time to lie your head.
    You may HEDGE on the shower, although sometimes it’s a BUMMER
    If you don’t have the extra jets, especially in Summer…
    I may have voiced a MUMBLE over towels not enough,
    And yet again it’s worse I think if they don’t have the fluff!
    But bottom line the mattress…when you get in bed together?
    Is something matters very much, and new is so MUCH “BEDDER” ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ’ค

    Having already MADE UP the cartoons solution, I TURNED BACK to our words, and for a minute, I thought BUMMER might be new. But then I saw that it was used back on July 2nd, 2017. And our most recent word, HEDGE, has last been here on June 26th, a mere 42 days ago. So, today we find ourselves in a HOTEL room, where we see a MATTRESS being replaced. Seeing a torn tattered one lying against the room’s door, we come to realize that nothing really MATTRESS except a guest’s COMFORT INN cases like this…Our question is stating that all the MATTRESSES are being replaced, and the HOTEL MANAGER is shown telling the delivery man that with the change long overdue, this will make his customers feel Ike KINGS and QUEENS! The delivery guy, acknowledges that they’ll SLEEP like babies! And since he doesn’t look BEDraggled at all, he may be the BED MASTER of the company. He’s definitely not WORN OUT! What a DREAM job that must be! Anyway…before I go BLANK..ET looks like things at the HOTEL will now be MUCH “BEDDER”! Well shut the lights..and put this one to BED! Way to go, David! You SERTAnly gave us a good one today!

    Ok, eye candy…Almost the entire panel is shaded in blue today, so it’s HARD to MAKE UP my mind…There’s a nice landscape on the wall…and I’d have to guess that the sun is setting, because there aren’t any golden rays emanating out towards the FRAME. The delivery mans’ blue hat, which matches his gloves, tells us he works for the ZZZZ Company…Cute, but I wouldn’t make a CASE over it…And we can see the key readers and the two peepholes on the rooms’ doors facing one another as we look into hallway…Nice touch, but it doesn’t SEALY say much…And of course, the MATTRESS looks nicely CUSHIONed upon the BED FRAME, with its few etchings to match the HEAD BOARD…but I think I’d just be LYING if I said it made me SIT UP and take notice…I think it’ll all come DOWN to the MATTRESS TAG…Remember as kids, wanting to rip it off just to see if the cops would come? “Oh, Officer..HY..ATT was me”! LOL…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And don’t worry about those TAGS…All the info they hold? Today there’s probably an NAP for that!….And I REST my CASE! ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. The band leader was heard to MUMBLE– “BUMMER”– when his group hit a sour CHORD and began to HEDGE in following his directions.
    The clue words gave me no problem but the solution did. I’ll leave it alone and say that I get the pun but I am not a BEDDER person for having figured it out.
    Well done Angela in using the pun a few more times. with your song choice. Love the old musical tunes. Thanks Mike and Angela for the details in the drawing and alluding to your own abhorrence about labels. They don’t bother me at all. But just the thought of bed bugs makes my skin crawl. Fun poem Angela as was your post. Sorry I can’t be more exuberant this AM, still dragging after a busy weekend and a long volunteer day.
    Have a Tuesday filled with whatever gives you joy.

    • Hi Earl…Good Morning! LOL..Not a BEDDER person? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes you are! Good one! Thanks for the Shout Outs and the Poem Nom. It was fun…I thought for sure you’d go with shrubbery for the HEDGE, but I do like the DIRECTION you took it in! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the old musicals too, and this morning I was thinking that it must be like a zillion years since I’ve seen “Annie Get Your Gun”. Today’s a good day to just stay indoors and relax…The humidity’s on a steady climb, and It’s a scorcher out here already…Way too hot for exuberance anyway! Have a good one, Earl! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. Good morning. Thanks Mike and Angela on an informative post. The song choice was terrific. They were good together. It made you feel happy after hearing the song. It’s amazing Mike that the mattress police never got you. Could there actually be a law on the books making it a crime to remove those tags? I didn’t want to take a chance and find out. Lol. Mumble would be my choice for the hardest word. It took me longer to get then the other three combined. The cartoon answer took some time to get because of the dreaded quotation marks. But being a trooper, I persevered. Glad to see it was harder than the past week. I don’t enjoy it when it’s so easy. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Angela, do me a favor and correct those extra letters my pointer put in on the words. I really should double check before posting.

    • There are actual laws forbidding the removal of the tags, Paul. The purpose of the tag is to assure consumers that theyโ€™re buying a new, never-been-used product and to let them know exactly whatโ€™s inside it. The end-user can rest easily after cutting the tag(s) off because itโ€™s your property and you can do as you please. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hey Brooklyn…Good Morning! Thanks for the Shout Out, and yes, they did make some beautiful music together. I think I took care of the corrections, it looks ok to me. Just want to add something to the Mattress Police issue. Once it’s yours, you’re free to remove the tag if you’d like, but I think there’s a catch…If there’s any warranty or guarantee of any kind and you’ve removed the tag, I’m pretty sure it invalidates your coverage. I may be wrong, but it is something interesting to look into. The “dreaded” quotation marks?..SMH! “Snap out of it”‘! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let me know if the post reads ok..and Thanks again…And watch out for this heat if you’re out on the Courts! Ciao, Bello! ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Thanks. I just read it and it looks fine. Half the time I forget to double check. It’s funny how when youโ€™re a little kid youโ€™re afraid to remove it. It’s a pleasure that some tee shirt companies did away with the tags and now stamp it. They use to be a pain in the neck.

        • Hey Paul..Not a problem. Any time. I check and I still have typos…or maybe I think I check! ๐Ÿ˜‚ The tag thing has always been an issue. It was years before they added the disclaimer that consumers could remove it…Remember all those stand up comedy routines about it? And you’re right about the clothing, it’s a pleasure without them. They were a “pain in the neck” as you stated..Good one! A cousin of mine has an autistic child, and it was always an issue with autistic children. Sensory challenged it’s called. I know she was purchasing clothing sans labels before it became mainstream. Hope you’re dealing well with the heat, Brooklyn …Have a good one! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  5. Hi all – Interesting that the last two words only differed by one letter. I donโ€™t remember seeing that before. More interesting that I got MUMBLE right away, but took much longer to get BUMMER, probably because itโ€™s more of a slang term. In fact, I can remember exactly when I first saw it, in a Doonesbury cartoon.

    Iโ€™m not seeing anything else that hasnโ€™t been covered, so Iโ€™ll just wish you all a great Tuesday!

    PS – And about yesterday, I would *so* love to see a YouTube clip of Freshman Mike giving his dining etiquette lecture – โ€œ…but if you donโ€™t happen to have a fish fork, you can substitute…โ€ Audience goes โ€œHuh?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    • I did notice the 1-letter difference, Steve. Since I failed to mention it, 100% of the credit belongs to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      My presentation was recorded but it must have been deleted or lost over the years. Probably all for the better. Have a good one!

      • Yes Mike, you have no idea how many times I have silently given thanks that I grew up before everything in life was recorded or documented on social media.

  6. Hi, all! My solve today was words first & fast and then the cartoon answer. Since โ€œbedโ€ has only 3 letters, not 4, I decided to begin the second word with BED and the pun came to me immediately.

    Weโ€™re going to have a busy 2 days with shopping today and an early doctor apt tomorrow to get a referral for a new heart doctor who is much better. Thanks again, Steve, for your encouragement about getting some new & better doctors.

    Good Lord! The phone just rang with the sad news that Jerryโ€™s younger brother, who has been in hospice for a month with cancer throughout all his major organs, passed away 2 hours ago in Ohio. The doctor had predicted that he would live for a year but he was only able to hang in there for a month as sick as he was. He and Jerry have talked very frequently, and Pete was at peace with dying and ready to end his suffering.

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