Jumble Answers for 08/24/2018







Good Morning, Everyone!      ⚡️CROW, CROW, CROW…YOU DON’T ⚡️

🎶 BLACKBIRD singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly…All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise…BLACKBIRD fly..BLACKBIRD fly….into the light of a dark black night…🎶 “Blackbird” – The Beatles 1968

⚡️ Some Birds upon a wire is a sight not hard to miss…
An investigative FORUM wouldn’t meet to study this.
But the thought of Crows as victims of the shock therapy we see…
Isn’t something that we’re used to…and it’s nothing SAVORY.
Will their population dwindle, and electricity be the blame?
Will they need to CANCEL meeting high above our window panes?
Will they leave the city limits, fly towards South and form a DRAWL?
And if we were to go visit greet us with a “Hey Y’All”?
What will happen to these Crows now if these wires still do harm?
I feel we’ll soon be Crow Barred with this new “CAWS” FOR ALARM! ⚡️

Let it CROW, Let it CROW, Let it CROW…I’m going out on a LIMB here to say that none of our words today are new…But are any of them good enough to ruffle our feathers? Maybe CANCEL? Hmm…Drop us a LINE, Folks, and let us know…Today we find ourselves outdoors, with Six CROWS perched atop power wires. Did you know that it’s been said that CROWS symbolize some sort of communication from the gods? Seeing a single one is considered unlucky. Two means good luck, three-health, four-wealth, five-sickness, and six..death!….So I don’t know about you, but I’m all FOUR those two out in the distance getting STRUCK…We’re now left with FOUR CROWS…and we’ve STRUCK it rich! And if you’re SHOCKED, and thinking MURDER? Well yes, you’re right! BeCAWS a group of CROWS is called a MURDER! And this pun today is a KILLER! Seeing the four CROWS CAWling out to one another, we OVER hear that they’re discussing the BLACK OUT of numbers five and six…And of course, they’re ALARMED…they’re SCARED CROWS…So, in answer to our question…They sensed TROUBLE. based on the…”CAWS” FOR ALARM! Good one, David, you’ve STRUCK it rich once again!

Ok, eye candy…Hmm. Today this may be a lost CAWS…There’s a Black Cat lying in wait by the bush-too far from PURRfect…But then what’s left to see besides the Four CROWS that STUCK  together? You know, the VEL-CROWS? Yea, let’s just go with them…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! I’m going to sit back now…pour myself a cup of CAWfee, toss a breakfast biscuit into the miCROWwave, try out this new eye cream I got to help prevent CROW’S feet, and try to plan my day…So please don’t CAWl…Everything’s still UP IN THE AIR! ⚡️🙋🏻

Prayers for Hawaii 🙏🏻


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

  1. The chairman announced in his deep southern DRAWL that he had to CANCEL the FORUM which was to taste the newest SAVORY.
    None of the words gave me much difficulty but the solution took a little longer. I was quite sure that “CAWS” was the pun and once those letters were removed, I was able to get the answer.
    Angela—I am a big Beatles fan and had nearly forgotten the classic you used today. Thanks for bringing back memories.
    Puns in your poem and prose? “scared crows” got my attention and made me smile as well as “vel-crow” Well done so early in the morning.
    Every day there are things in the cartoon which I miss—today it was the lurking cat—thanks for pointing it out.
    Fantastic Friday forecast for friends and family. Enjoy!!

    • Hi Earl. Good Morning. Somehow today, I think that 4-letter “—-” will be a help rather than a hindrance…As long as one knows that a CROW “CAWS”! I think it’s a brilliant pun…and you know how jaded I can be about puns! 😂😂 I don’t want to CROW, but big BEATLES fan here too…although we may both pale in comparison to Mike from Austin…Too bad we can’t hold a “Name That Tune” off…”Uh..I can name that song in three notes”! LOL…You’re very welcome, and I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the Shout Outs and the Poem Nom…TBT, when SCARED CROWS came into my head, I laughed myself! And as for the cat? Weirdest little grin on his face…it gave me PAWS! Great sentence, Earl, especially in light of what we had to work with..👏🏻 Kudos for your creativeness! You always leave me RAVENous for more! Hope you have a fun-filled, frivolous Friday, Sir! Ciao! ⚡️🙋🏻

      • Angela:
        I don’t claim to be a bigger Beatles fan than anybody, although I do listen to the Beatles Channel on Sirius a lot. Blackbird is a pretty song, although sadly, I always think of it being one of the Beatles songs that Charles Manson used to spin his twisted prophecy and justify his murderous deeds.
        I thought early that “CAWS” could be the word in quotes, but I never did see ALARM.

        • Good Morning, Mike. Of course you don’t…You’re humble! 😉 But I definitely appreciate not just your liking them, but your knowledge of them too…So that ranks you up there amongst our fellow aficionados…The Manson connection…TBT, I try very hard not to let it overshadow my feelings about the song. Although I do think about it once in a while when I hear it. But I can definitely see where you ‘re coming from. The association between music and life’s events is a strong one. So, I hope I didn’t put a damper on your morning…As for our puzzle…FLEW right over your head, huh? 😉 Have a good one, Mike….And the creep’s dead now…small favors…⚡️🙋🏻

  2. Morning, all –
    Angela and Earl, don’t know how you, like the Jumble guys, come up with such great stuff day after day.
    This one took me an hour. I had to jumble forum and cancel on paper. Then I tried cawl and caaw as my first word with for. Not getting anywhere, I found that I had made a mistake writing down my letters, which helped me see alarm and finally caws.

    • Good Morning, Caroline! Thank you so much, you’re very kind…CANCEL I thought might CAWS a pause…The Anagram is exceptional. And FORUM? Let’s be honest…How often does one use the word? I’ll bet you didn’t work it into your last cocktail party chatter now did you? It’s just not a word that comes up in casual conversation. Don’t let it RUFFLE your FEATHERS! No harm, no FOWL! 😉 And your solve? It was CAWSed by those pesky TRANSPOSE NO NOS! They’re for the BIRDS! Believe me, we’ve all been there with writing the wrong letters…Nothing to get ALARMed over… Just blame it on your reading glasses! 😉 Wishing you a good one, Caroline! Enjoy! ⚡️🙋🏻

      • There you go again Angela,you have me smiling on your puns to Caroline. I forgot to say TY on pointing out the cat in the cartoon. From the paper we miss that fine detail.

        • You’re welcome on the cat, Paul…And Thanks..You know I love it when you laugh! 😂 Hang in there, Bud! ⚡️🙋🏻

  3. Good morning. Angela,great job on the poem and puns. I’ll have to check your song choice later as I have no idea as of right now what it sounds like. You know they are my least favorite group unlike my oldest who growing up bought all their albums and has 3 large pictures of them (in my basement). The pictures not the albums. Nice work as always Earl, you are the master at it. The words were no problem with a slight pause at Cancel. The cartoon answer was another story. In my head I had For and Alarm but, never saw the first word and not thinking I was on the right track,I never crossed off those letters to see what was left. I shoulda followed through then I woulda got a better result which coulda left me in a happier mood. Tomorrow is another day and till then,take care.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn…How’ re you doing? Sorry about the Beatles, I know they upset you…But the song just fit so well…And I do think you’ll like if you do decide to check it out…The pictures, not the albums? 😂😂 Gee, thanks for explaining that! You know you crack me up! Loving your woulda, shoulda, coulda! You worked that really well! 👏🏻 But you PAWSed on CAWS? You let those little quotation marks get to you again? Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brookkyn…What am I gonna do with you?😂 Anyway, shake it off….I don’t want to see you in an unhappy mood…After all…It’s just a FLY BY NIGHT puzzle! Thanks for the Shout Outs, Bud…Hope you have a great day! Ciao, Bello! ⚡️🙋🏻

  4. No problem with the the clue words today but the cartoon answer took me a bit longer to figure out . Found it a good challenge this morning. Happy Friday everyone.

    • Hey Betty…The challenge SOAR is worth it, right? Wishing you a Happy Friday too! ⚡️🙋🏻

    • Hey Prof…Just beCAWS of the quotes? 😉 Hope you’re having a good one! ⚡️🙋🏻

  5. Hi all – Saw FORUM from “A funny thing happened on the way to..”, and saw DRAWL because of my relatives in Virginia. CANCEL took the longest after going through NECLAC(E), GLANCE and CLANCE. I thought that WIRE would be in the answer, then like Caroline I had written an incorrect letter. Once that was corrected, FOR was the only word for the middle and the quotes gave away CAW(S).

    🎵”Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir
    I have tried in my way to be free
    If I, if I have been unkind
    I hope that you can just let it go by
    If I, if I have been untrue
    I hope you know it was never to you.”🎵 (Leonard Cohen)

    Those crows won’t be getting shocked as long as they don’t touch any kind of ground, especially on what look like low voltage telegraph wires. Ever seen those shots of helicopters setting a repairmen directly on live high tension wires? Absolutely amazing!

    Hope you have a great Friday.

    🎵”And the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles
    They can always fly away from this rain and this cold
    You can hear them singing out their telegraph code
    All the way down the Telegraph Road”🎵

    • Steve, I like Cohen but don’t know that song or the other. Here’s another one:
      🎵All God’s creatures got a place in the choir
      Some sing low and some sing higher,
      Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,
      Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they’ve got now🎵

      • Thanks Caroline. I first heard “Bird on the Wire” done by Judy Collins. The other is “Telegraph Road” by Dire Straits.
        If yours is Bill Staines (from Wikipedia), I’m amazed I’ve never heard of him or the song since he started right next door in Cambridge Mass. during the folk boom. (Love the “anything they’ve got” phrase!)

      • Thanks for the info, Steve. I didn’t know about Staines and only heard the song recently when some local folksingers performed it.

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