Jumble Answers for 10/03/2018









Happy Wednesday, Jumble fans! Today’s puzzle was no pushover and started out with a new clue word in HASTY. The remaining three were all recycled favorites with BEGUN taking me the longest to decipher. It just wouldn’t come into view for some reason so it’ll be my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. TRIVIA was the oldest word in the quartet and was last used on 11/24/15. David must have liked the way he scrambled it because he gave us the exact same anagram as last time. With all of the clue words out if the way, it was time to move over to the cartoon.

Today’s panel featured three Jumble characters in a very empty looking room. Besides the table that the two woman are sitting at, there isn’t another piece of furniture or decoration to be seen. Everyone seems to have a scowl on their face and the cartoon sentence reveals that two of the characters are recently divorced. The gentleman leaving the condo is pulling a suitcase and his dialogue informs us that he’s leaving for the last time.

With such an empty room there wasn’t much in the way of extra details in the drawing. We do see the two women nattering over a glass of wine and I noticed that the woman on the left has her pinky finger extended. The other woman has a full grip going on around her glass and she looks ready drink it in one giant gulp.

The letter layout for the surprise answer was a brilliantly crafted anagram of 10-letters. The leading nature of the sentence as well as the HA at the beginning of the anagram brought HALF to mind. BITTER was found after staring at the letters for a moment bringing this game to a close. Today’s cartoon was more on the serious side but the final solution was clever nonetheless. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

19 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/03/2018

  1. Good morning. Thanks Mike for the post. I’ll have to read everybody later as I’m on my way to A/C and getting nauseous trying to post. No problem with either the words or cartoon answer which by the way was very cute. Until later stay well.

  2. Trivia took me a bit longer than the other clue words. I got it by working with possible endings.
    I know a woman named Virita, which I just learned is also a village in Estonia.
    Like you, Mike, I saw half first. Another fun answer.

  3. At the TRIVIA meet, there was an INFLUX of bees before the competition had BEGUN and everyone beat a HASTY retreat.
    I also had to spend more time with BEGUN than any of the other words. I had to write all the circled letters out and was concerned with the quotation marks. I don’t always comprehend the intended pun very well. Today, I was able to come up with “BITTER” HALF without seeing either one of the words—it’s a common phrase amongst some older people, I think.
    Yes, Mike, a more serious tone to today’s cartoon and I’m not sure who to feel more sorry for–the wife who was cheated on or the husband who lost occupancy privileges in the condo.
    Thanks for your thoughts and I feel I didn’t miss too many details, which you often help with.
    Have a winning Wednesday, Paul. I hope you come home with what you took.and some more.

    • Good Morning, Earl. Creative as always with your sentence! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I was thinking of you last night with the Tornado news. I hope you weren’t affected…Wishing you a good one..Today’s weather definitely makes up for last night! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Good Morning Sunshine/Angela–
        No sunshine here but no foul weather either. The tornadoes and violent stuff stayed well south of me–near the PA border and in that state. They have been hammered with way too much rain this year. ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜”๐ŸŒฉ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒจ
        Great poem, puns and post! Pick your poison for parting pairs, re the cartoon.
        For a song: “Breaking up is hard to Do ?”

        • Good Morning, Earl! LOL..Thank you…You know, you’d think that after all these years I’d know more about the layout upstate. It still eludes me. I don’t think people realize how big it is up there! ๐Ÿ˜‰…But I’m glad you were spared. Poor Pa. keeps getting hit with everything…We had violent weather for about 2+ hours…But this morning it’s beautiful. Sunny, low 70’s and not enough humidity to talk about. Thanks for the Shout Outs, Earl, ๐Ÿ˜˜ you’re too kind…And select your sauce for the now separating singles!๐Ÿ˜‰ I love that Sedaka song, good choice indeed! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปAnd unFORTUNEately, there’s a slew of songs that would probably fit with today’s theme…But the idea of the line ๐ŸŽถThey split it right down the middle๐ŸŽถ, matching so perfectly with the wife’s dialogue? I just couldn’t resist! Thanks again, and I’m hoping the sun’ll come out for you soon! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. ๐ŸŽถ She got the GOLDMINE…I got the shaft…They split it right down the middle…And then they gave her the BETTER HALF…Well it all sounds sort o’ funny…But it HURTS too much to LAUGH. She got the GOLDMINE…And I got the shaft…๐ŸŽถ “She Got The Goldmine” – Jerry Reed 1980

    ๐Ÿ’” Divorce procedures have BEGUN…some go better than others,
    A HASTY retreat’s sometimes best, if both would have their druthers…
    But often there’s opposing views that lead to acrimony…
    An INFLUX of the bitterness that ends the matrimony.
    And funny how the party grieved, despite going by law,
    Gets hassled by the one who’s usually going out the door.
    The property division, usually mandated by state,
    Determines who gets what, and then it just becomes ones’ fate.
    You’ve seen it in a TRIVIA game, you’ve heard it on TV…
    The me and you it now becomes when there’s no longer “we”…
    One only hopes that in the end, both learn again to laugh…
    ‘Cause life goes on and it’s not worth to be the “BITTER” HALF…๐Ÿ’”

    The words “NASTY DIVORCE” in the question asking how she now referred to him, just gave it all away, IMO….And as for the eye candy? The ladies are drinking Red Wine…And acCOURTing to the experts, it goes best with a BEEF! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And I’ll leave you with a little PROPERTY Humor…A high-rise CONDO can be uplifting or disappointing on so many levels…But then again, a bungalow can also be a little flat! ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • โ€œBungalowโ€ a little flat, groan. โ€œJazzing in A-flatโ€!
      ๐ŸŽตโ€Where the little girl in the Hollywood bungalow?๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  5. Hi all – Once again, the word that should have been the easiest because it contained a Q, Z, or X was the one that took me the longest. I first thought the answer might be โ€œLesser Halfโ€, but the letters showed the correct one.

    Hey Mike, say happy birthday to Dennis Eckersley for me. ๐ŸŽตโ€When Iโ€™m 64โ€๐ŸŽต
    (By the way, your pictureโ€™s looking especially good today!)

    Have a great day, everyone!
    I used Wikipedia for the details of the song below. If you use it as much as I do, please consider giving them a donation today, which theyโ€™re requesting to keep themselves ad-free and independent.

    Angela, gotta go with an American Bandstand-style slow dance classic from 1958. I bet Paul will like this one also, since he liked โ€œSleepwalkโ€ and others from that era (a mere *60* years ago, now).

    ๐ŸŽตโ€You cheated, you lied, You said that you love me
    You cheated, you lied You said that you want me
    Oh, what can I do
    But just keep on loving you?๐ŸŽต The Shields biggest hit, a cover of the original by The Shades.

    • G..Love the song, always have…But are we looking at the same cartoon? Does it LOOK like she’s carrying a torch here? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Uh..no.That ship has sailed…๐ŸŽถWhat can I do? But keep on loving you๐ŸŽถ? No way…She’s drinking that Wine..not WHINEing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a good one, G! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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