Jumble Answers for 09/13/2018

TOSUJ = JOUST

EHADA = AHEAD

PRUOSO = POROUS

PANYPS = SNAPPY

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE HYPHEN LIKED ADDING PEPPER TO HIS FOOD, BUT – – –

JTHADUSSA = JUST A DASH


Happy Thursday, everyone! All of today’s clue words are familiar old favorites, but the Jumbles are new. The first two came into view rather quickly, leaving me plenty of time to work my way through POROUS. After a minute or two, I noticed that it had an OU just like JOUST did. Coupling them together allowed me to finally figure it out, so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.

Today’s cartoon brings us to a restaurant where we see a cast of Jumble symbols having dinner. In the rear we see a dollar sign and question mark engaged in a lively conversation while completely ignoring their food. There are a few other symbols in the background as well but they appear to have been added for decoration.

All of the action is happening up front where we enconter a hyphen that has just been served his entree. We see his server, who appears to be a “similar to” symbol, cracking fresh pepper onto the dish. The server appears to be a bit overzealous in his cracking as he turns the the pepper mill in a clockwise motion. Mr. Hyphen has his hand up to indicate that he’d like him to stop but the server doesn’t notice the gesture.

I always enjoy when Jeff draws a cartoon that has food items in it. It’s fun trying to figure out what the different ingredients are, but today it was almost impossible. The hinged shape in the bowl seems to indicate that it’s a clam or mussel dish. It looks like it’s served over rice, but again it’s not too clear. Be sure to leave a comment below if you have any idea on what the dish may be.

The letter layout for the final solution was 9-letters in length. The anagram started with a “J” which brought JUST to mind. “A” was the obvious choice for the single letter leaving DASH for the finish. David and Jeff let us off the hook easy today which was fine by me after having two stumpers in a row. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

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41 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/13/2018

    • Thanks for the link, Mike. Off topic, that was one of the strangest box scores from last night that I can remember – the Orioles with one hit, and zeroes in every half inning except the top of the third, which had ‘10’!

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  1. 🎶 Like the beat comma beat comma beat of the tom hyphen tom, When the jungle shadows fall Like the tick hyphen tick hyphen tock of the stately clock, As it stands against the wall Like the drip comma drip comma drip of the raindrops, When the summer shower is through Some voice within me keeps repeating Colon, quotation mark You comma you comma you, exclamation point Close quotation, period, dash Night and day, comma You are the one, dash Only to you comma beneath the moon comma and under the sun Semicolon Whether near to me or far, dot dot dot, It’s no matter comma darling comma where you are, dash I think of you, comma Night and day, period new paragraph Night and day, exclamation point Under the height of me dash There’s an oh such a hungry yearning comma Burning parenthesis inside of me Closed parenthesis, period. And torment won’t be through Until you let me spend my life making love to you asterisk! Spend my life making love to you Day and night question mark… Night and day, Night and day…🎶
    “Night and Day (With Punctuation Marks)” – Allan Sherman 1964 (Sung to the Tune of..🎶Night and Day🎶…Just the way I wrote it here…The worst, and possibly funniest song parody ever)! 🙋🏻

    💲❓Today we have a symbol fest…But it does not bewilder…
    I really like the waiter…He’s a Frenchman, and a Tilde!
    The featured meal’s a little odd…perhaps it’s escargot?
    Since Francois is the waiter, maybe we’re at a Bistro?
    Or is that SNAPPY clams we see, spaghetti as its’ base?
    Whatever Hyphen’s eating, why the look upon his face?
    Is extra pepper all that bad, and would a JOUST it cause?
    Is Francois way AHEAD of Dash, and should he take a pause?
    So many questions come to me, and now that I speak of…
    There’s nothing POROUS looking of the question mark above…
    I really like this restaurant, I think the theme’s a smash…
    It Symbolizes quite a lot…or maybe …JUST A DASH! ❓💲

    What can one say? This today, is testament to the creative whimsy of Jeff and the verbal nudges David obviously gives him! The deciphering of the words pales in comparison to the cartoon and all it SYMBOLIZES! And with the words easily deCODED, I couldn’t wait to tackle this cartoon! WHOA is apropos! Left to WRITE, against the Blackened Border at the rear…The HASH sign, the NUMBER sign, the POUND sign, whatever you call it, it may be the most common of SYMBOLS. It’s also been known as an OCTOTHORPE! It carries a lot of WEIGHT! The PERCENTAGE sign, a cute little PIECE. The AT sign, or the ATMARK, officially named COMMERCIAL AT. Y? I don’t know! And the AND, the AMPERSAND…Comes from Latin words, for “and”, “et”. … The name for the symbol, “ampersand”, began as “and per se and”, MORE or less…And of COURSE, our diners, seated at the Table…the Green (What other color could it be?), DOLLAR SIGN and the Gold QUESTION MARK, engrossed in a very ANIMATED conversation…QUESTION MARK, looking quite agitated, arms flailing, seems to really be letting DOLLAR SIGN have it…Accusingly…DOLLAR SIGN using his THUMB pointed towards himself to SYMBOLIZE..”Who me”? Gee..I wonder what that ADDS up to…And then..Last but not least, our two main CHARACTERS…The Green French-looking TILDE..(What a brush stroke of a mustache can do, right?…But TILDE, oddly, has its’ roots in Spanish and Portuguese, which in turn came from Latin..Yet here, he’s French)!!…with the PEPPER MILL, and our man of the hour…the PINK HYPHEN..Trying to SEPARATE himself from that PEPPER! ….LOL..”ENOUGH” is WRITE! This whole cartoon is EYE CANDY today! JUST A DASH? No way, David! This one’s a MasterPIECE! Major Kudos, to you and Jeff! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…I’m SIGNing off! 💲❓🙋🏻

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      • I’m actually wrong about the paella. I found out last week, in a Spanish restaurant in Vegas, that Valecian paella has rabbit in it, not mussels. Who knew? I guess I drew a seafood version that I have seen and eaten before.

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      • It’s ok, Jeff. I’m not familiar at all with Valencian paella, so I couldn’t speak on it anyway. I make paella a lot. And I also make cioppino which is an Italian version of it. Neither of my dishes look exactly like this, but then again, I cook with a “heavy” hand! I cook “big” as the Italians say…I throw everything in there but the kitchen sink! …Except Rabbit…We’re not savages! 😂 Whatever it is, it looks good as is, and I’m sure the little Hyphen will enjoy it just fine! 😂 Mangia, Jeff! Have a good one! 🍝🙋🏻

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      • Yea, yea, ok…You know growing up, my Grandfather always cooked rabbit. We all used to eat together on Sundays, a zillion of us. .And he and some of my uncles would eat it, not my Father though or my Mother for that matter, even though she said he made it the entire time she was growing up too. She never ate it….And he would try to get us grandkids to taste it. And I remember it looking delicious, with tomatoes, and herbs…everything had tomatoes! 😂 And I may have been tempted… He’d tell us it “tasted just like chicken”. He didn’t lie and say it WAS…just that it tasted like it…😉 But we didn’t know what it was, and my Mom and her sisters never let any us kids indulge….And I’m glad…Eating a rabbit!!?! I still don’t like thinking about it…I know we eat “other” things, but a rabbit? Just seems soooo wrong! So, this Valencian paella? PASS! 🙄🙋🏻

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    • Thank you so much Angela for the link to the song, I thought it was cute. Having seen Victor Borge’s due it puts a better feel to it all. Must admit when I first read you entry I thought maybe the poor girl lost it. It finally caught up to you.! Whatever you said sailed right over my head. That’s why I said you were a pay grade above me. Now that I heard the song, I realize you’re normal, relatively speaking. Lol. Now I made sense of what you said. Forgive me oh wise one.

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      • Just a minute there Angela. I take offense to eating rabbit. I’ve had it a few times. My grandparents raised them for food in Germany. We had a pet rabbit (named Peter) what else ,in our garage in a big cage. My father got rid of the 37 Plymouth for a Nash which was to big to keep our pet rabbit so, it went to our Italian neighbor up the block who had him for dinner. I’m sure he had it with tomato sauce unlike the way we would eat it.

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      • Even more…ROTFL! Wait until you read what I just left for Steve! Don’t be offended. 😂 I’m pretty sure my Grandfather came out to Staten Island to either shoot them, or get them from someone else who did!!! And you did tell me once about the Plymouth story too..What can I say? The women just didn’t let us kids eat it, and it was all for the better…I don’t begrudge anyone who did…I’m just glad I didn’t! 😂 Hang in there, Brooklyn…You can always make me laugh! 😘🙋🏻

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      • ROTFL!!!’ Paul, normal? Relatively speaking? Ha! I LOST it a longggg time ago! I KNOW I’m far from normal! But I’ve grown quite comfortable in my skin after all these years!!! 😂😂 But, now I see what you mean..Although I did add the disclaimer…at the end of it, I did say that those were the exact lyrics…That was the whole point…It fit the puzzle! Anyway, as long as we’re on the same page now…And you’ve nothing to be forgiven for, Brooklyn…I needed the laugh! 😘🙋🏻

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  2. Because he saw the ground was POROUS, the knight at the JOUST made a SNAPPY decision and remained AHEAD of his competitors.
    Yes, Mike, POROUS also slowed me down but I didn’t notice the OU configuration right away.
    Clever cartoon today and a very creative way to use symbols. Anyone know who, which culture, began their use?? I suspect Sumerians or Egyptians???
    Angela—I had never heard that song and I shall definitely find it and listen. After you posted that, all I could think of was Victor Borge’s hilarious routine using punctuation marks, verbally. If you have not heard it, give it a listen.
    My take on the food? That’s a clam, so perhaps it’s a seafood combination which some restaurants serve???
    Wonderful poem and too many puns to try and pick out one or two which tickled my fancy, brilliant.
    BTW—which POUND symbol were you referring to? The one on US telephones is # but in the UK it’s totally different and I don’t have it on my keyboard but I’m sure you know what I mean.

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    • Good Morning, Earl The Allan Sherman is classic Allan Sherman! He was a trip! I think you’ll get a good laugh out of it. When I thought of it this morning, it seemed like it was meant for this…Victor Borges’ routines, yes, I know of them. Quite well. In fact, Steve and I have joked about them, and quoted from them here on the blog. He was a brilliant man, all around. And such a gentleman to boot…I think a lot of the symbols are traced back to the Egyptians, there’s a few cultures thrown into the mix…And I do know the symbol you’re referring to..The British pound: £ There you go! 😉 Thanks so much for the Shout Outs and the Poem Nom. This was truly a gift! I had a ball with it…especially TILDE, You should have heard the conversation between my friends and I over that one! 😂😂 You’d be laughing all day! Once again, your imagination amazes me. Kudos on your sentence, Sir! Have a good one, Earl!💲🙋🏻

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    • I was looking for your post before doing mine. We were crossing again. I remember that skit Victor Borge did and it was hilarious. He was enjoyable to watch in whatever role he played. Nice job on the words.

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  3. Good morning. Thanks Mike for your input. Angela, you’re way above my pay grade on this one. I guess I’m still in a fog from Sunday. I apologize for that. Today’s jumble was fairly easy with just a slight hitch on Porous. That would be my choice for hardest word. The cartoon answer took a few minutes and after seeing the hand up to stop more pepper from coming and looking at the letters, the answer finally came to me. Until tomorrow stay well. Oh Angela, you were right, I didn’t like that song.

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    • Angela, I tried to get the song but it gives me everything but the one I want. Somewhere I do have one of his albums because of Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda. My cousins son is leaving his house because it’s in the path of the flood to watch his fathers house which is less threatened while he is in Pa. let’s hope it’s not that serious. I pray for all concerned.

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      • Paul, I’ll send you the link, ok? Just let me look for it. I remembered the song because I have it here somewhere in my Father’s collection, and I just looked up the exact lyrics this morning. He repeats all the symbols just as I wrote it here, it’s too funny…Maybe there isnt a video clip though, IDK…The weather reports are so ominous…I have friends right in Wilmington..They left early and they’re with family in Jersey already…But, of course, they’re so sad…It’s all so scary…😢

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    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Yea, I knew you’d dislike it…As I said, I’m not that fond of it either! LOL..It just fit the puzzle…Apologize? For what? There’s nothing to warrant it…You lost me here, Bud…Hope you have a good one, despite how gloomy it is out..And I’m so worried about all those in the Hurricanes’ path…it’s so overwhelming…Take care…🙋🏻

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    • Thanks Caroline! I learned two things from that —- (is that an em dash?😂) —all about the different kinds of dashes, and that CMOS can stand for the Chicago Manual of Style and not just a type of semiconductor hardware.

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      • Hi Steve,
        I’m not totally sure. The em dash is said to be the “mysterious” middle one. I think they are – – — . Got a big kick out of your hashtag and colon comments. Never heard of cioppino.

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      • When I wrote my last message, the first one – the hyphen – was shorter but it got converted to the same size as the second??

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      • Each web browser can do unpredictable things with its renderings. My long hyphen got broken into two parts, and the eomjis often show up differently in gmail and Chrome, even those are both owned by Google.

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      • Hi Caroline. How’re you doing? Tks..I knew it from a writing course. Never got much of a chance to “say it out loud” though… 😂😂 Hard to work into a conversation! Went back and forth with a few friends of mine this morning…I kept telling them..”TILDE..like Hilda” Till the one who “swears” he’s my favorite, and therefore thinks he can get away with ANYTHING..said…”Ok, fine…like you..Broom Hilda”.😂😂 And ..Drop the mic..I’m laughing now, telling with you, but he’s sooooo on my S–T list now! 😉 I’ll show him a Witch!!! 😂 Good to laugh..this news of the Hurricane’s already breaking my heart…🙏🏻 Have a good night, Caroline..Be well…🙋🏻

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      • At least my working life is still good for something! 😂 Both the word “alias” and the tilde are common in Unix programming. If your username is “caroline”, then your home directory when you log in is something like /usr/home/~caroline.
        Also can be used in URL’s – internet web addresses.

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      • LOL…We could all use more laughter in our lives, right? Especially in light of everything going on today…Hope you had a good night! 😉🙋🏻

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  4. Count me in with Chuck & Caroline. Figured out the cartoon answer and backed into porous. By the way, totally enjoyed the interview with David & Jeff that was posted yesterday. They’re a great team. Happy Thursday everyone.

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  5. Hi all – Got the answer right away. I got JOUST from playing the video game, and SNAPPY just because I remembered it. POROUS took me the longest. I had to look and see that US were the only letters that were also in the answer.

    Mike, I’m not an expert on either Italian food or seafood, but I’ll vote for the dish being “Cioppino”, which I didn’t know originated in San Francisco until I looked it up to make sure I got the spelling right. Maybe Betty’s family even invented it!

    You also got me wondering what kind of food punctuation marks would eat. HASHTAGS, perhaps? In any case, I hope they all have access to a COLON in order to digest it.

    I also enjoyed yesterday’s Jumble links, especially, in the one that Angela posted, how quick on his feet Jeff was. When they asked him whether he preferred National Puzzle Day or Valentine’s Day, he made me laugh when he instantly replied Puzzle Day, because there’s *way* less pressure than Valentine’s Day!

    Have a good day, everyone.

    Always nice to be reminded of “Phonetic Punctuation”.
    I didn’t remember the song Angela, so thanks! The only one that came to mind for me was “Handy Man”, which starts off 🎵“Comma, comma, comma, comma, come, come, a-comma; yeah, yeah, yeah”.🎵

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    • Hey G…I don’t think it’s Cioppino, there’s a lot more “look” to it.. I make it all the time..We’ve spoken about it here, you and I, and I think we may have even mentioned the SF connection…I thought Jeffs’ comment was funny too..and it’s true, you can’t blame the guy! The Sherman song is a travesty! ROTFL..But it’s funny….And 🎶Handy Man🎶? LOL…Have a good one, G! 🙋🏻

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    • No fishermen in my family, Steve, so can’t take credit for cioppino, which I actually don’t like. The Alioto Family began that one, using the fish leftover from the day’s catch. Joe Alioto was one of our mayors in the 1980’s.. The Alioto Family has actually had a restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf since the 1800’s. Leave it to the Italians to create a signature dish from leftovers. They give you a bib if you order it.

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      • Betty, I thought maybe you *were* an Alioto! Of course I remember Uncle Joe (often in Herb Caen’s columns) and I see Alioto’s restaurant is still open at Fisherman’s Wharf. I’ve driven by it, but never eaten there.

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