Jumble Answers for 10/12/2018







Good Morning, Everyone!         👔🎶BUY, BUY, BABY…BABY, BUY BUY!🎶👔

🎶 Twenty-five, all of these mixed emotions tangled up in pure confusion…It’s hard to let go of the past, but it seems easier as time is movin’. Well, you said he makes you laugh and he makes you happy…He sees you smilin’ back; it is everlasting…And so he’s TAILOR MADE for you, With stunning golds and hues…And once we told us to…Your persistent beating heart; it’s just a start…And I’m seeing you everyday. Never been like this before…It’s TAILOR MADE (TAILOR, TAILOR MADE)…🎶 “Tailor Made” – Colbie Caillat   2007

👖👔 Sartorial splendor I admit is something quite appealing,
I love a man dressed in a suit, not GUILTY for revealing.
If in a room of various dress I know my RADAR‘s hone…
I’d be attracted to the man wearing the herringbone.
Of course today it’s not the same as it was years ago…
Men don’t “suit up”…I have a HUNCH with this I’m quite solo.
A lot of dress codes BROKEN, styles come and styles go..
But I still like when my man puts a suit on, that I know.
The look, the cut, the color…it all gives me a charge…
So I’m all for a tailor who’s experienced “BUY” AND LARGE!👔👖

SEW, did any of today’s words get you Bonkers? When we saw BROKEN last, it was anagrammed as Kerbon. And it just so happens, it was on July 31st of last year…Same as Frigid was from y’day’ puzzle. I wonder if that’s a first? Two words back to back that had previously appeared on the same day? One of those quirky little Jumble things…Our other words? They FIT perfectly into our little circles without any SNAGS…didn’t they?

Our cartoon today brings us into a “BIG AND TALL” Shop. We see a man being FITTED for a suit, and the dialogue between him and the Tailor is letting us know two things…1-Our customer claims the suits ALWAYS FIT him great, and 2- According to the Tailor, Business is doing well…”BUSY“. So, a return customer…one who “BUYS” AND LARGE size it is? Well..Wrap it up, we’ll take it! Good one, David! You’ve made a sale!

Ok, eye candy? A few ITEMS to look at, but not really all that much MATERIAL to WORK withThe Gentleman being FITTED, in a Brown PATTERNed suit, that ironically looks to be herringbone! Our Tailor, dressed in matching Blue Jacket and Shoes, with Black Pants. He’s sporting a Shirt with a Button-down collar… In the background we see the back of another customer, and then a couple perusing a rotating rack of shirts. They appear to be extremely happy, smiling very animatedly towards one another…PANTastic  smiles…And off to the left, we see what appears to be folded pairs of Pants. But what’s SUITable for today’s eye candy? What FITS best? What’ll SEW this all up for us, without a lot of HEMming and hawing? It does SEAM to be a pretty TALL ORDER today, doesn’t it? Hmm..I think I’ll go with a PAIR ..I like the realism of our customer standing in his socked feet, Cuffs rolled up, with the yet to be ALTERED Pants, and I’m zeroing in on the TAPE MEASURE. It’s a dark Beige color…Since when? That’s not WHITE! So, There you have it, Folks. Done! Have a great day, Everyone! BUY-BUY! 👔👖


18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/12/2018

  1. I have a strong HUNCH about the GUILTY party who was responsible for the BROKEN RADAR screen.
    RADAR slowed me down slightly because I first saw ARDOR and it stuck. The others were easy and the solution, in spite of the pointed pun came quite quickly.
    Never heard of this song or the performer. But then the most recent songs are mostly off my personal radar–more in to the “oldies.’
    Thanks for the history on the scrambled words—always fascinating when words have appeared previously. Poem, Puns, par for the person putting them up for our perusal. Thanks.
    Have a Great Friday and enjoy the weekend. Fall has arrived with force today.

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    • Yes, FALL has sprung! And it feels so invigorating! Good crisp, clear Morning, Earl…I love your sentence…I smiled because I dabbled with a few myself this morning, and I was right there with you…A hunch about someone’s guilt! Well done,👏🏻👏🏻 Sir! And yes, I can see Ardor…The song..I only know of her from my niece, who’s a fan, and a memory of a wedding televised years ago on a beach, on an episode of “Live With”…it may have still been Regis Philbin. Can it be that long ago? Anyway, she’s a California Folk-Pop singer. Not a fan myself, but I’ve listened to her, and the song’s a favorite of said niece. I remembered the title…The history…you’re very welcome. I enjoy the quirky background stuff also…And of course, your affinity, as mine, for alliteration. I thank you. And I so particularly appreciate your propensity for preparing these pretty little parcels of prose for my reading pleasure…Profound, prolific, pointedly put together…Kudos, Kind Sir…I propose a toast to your prowess.. 🍷”Earl has a way of saying things…he captures it just so…He’s managed to come through each day, as all our readers know…Imagination runs amok…the man gives us such Pearls…I raise a glass in homage to our Logophile Earl”! Have a “particularly” 😉good one, Earl! Ciao, Bello! 👖👔🙋🏻


      • Angela—the day can only go downhill from here. So I’ll thank you in Hausa—Na gode, abokina! 👏🏽😏👍🏾🍁🍂🌍

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      • LOL…👏🏻👏🏻I remembered the Hausa, as a language you speak, and I even remembered the “Ne gode”…But I had to look up “Abokina”. What a beautiful word…I love it’s pronunciation…And I thank you in return.,😘 Amico! Hoping you stay on the “high”..,May there be no downhill today…🙋🏻


  2. The fourth jumble IS a word. BONKER is the singular of BONKERS, although I am not sure what going a single bonker or a single banana means. Maybe it means half crazy. The Jumble answer is BROKEN, and there is yet another anagram of these letters – REKNOB, which means to replace the knob on. In order to change the locks on your doors, you may have to replace the doorknob; this means the door has to be REKNOBBED. So this word has three solutions.

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    • Ah, Jim…Good Morning…What can I say? If I weren’t already a drinking woman, I’d just say that you were driving me to drink…So, that’s out. If I weren’t a woman who has a deep enough faith, I’d just say you were testing it..So, that’s out too…Which leaves me with this, I guess…Jim, you drive me BONKERS!!! Bonker-S! There is no singular…Half crazy is just what is it…Half crazy. I know,..I used to be there..now I’m just crazy…Do you play Scrabble, by any chance? Try Bonker..You will not pass Go, You will not collect your $200..You will be simply be left..HALF CRAZY holding your 6 useless tiles…Can I get an Amen? Please..Amen, and So Be It..Reknob? Reknob? Really? Are you trying to do me in here today? Have you ever said…”Oh, let me reknob this door today”? Or..”Did I tell you? I reknobbed my door last night”? If so,, may I ask where you live, and whom you speak with?…I’d definitely need verification…And be honest now…SEW, Jim….I’m always glad to see you…but right now? I could use a drink! 😉 Have a good one! 🤔🙋🏻


  3. Hi everyone –
    Broken/bonker took me the longest. I Googled to see if bonker was a word – I don’t think so – but found a whole article from The Atlantic last year on the word bonkers – “Why So Much is ‘Bonkers’ Right Now.” I like Jim’s idea of “reknob.”

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    • Good Morning, Caroline. Would you mind holding a moment…while I add some ice to my Scotch? After all, I’m not a complete savage! 😂 And while I can appreciate your liking Jim’s idea? Would it be ok if he addresses any further discussion of it to you?😉 It’s only 10:15, and I’m already ready to throw in the TAPE MEASURE…😂😂 I’m going to check out your article too…as soon as my head stops throbbing! I tell you, you can’t make this stuff up…Where’s David when we need him???? Hope you have a good one, Caroline! 😂🙋🏻


  4. Good morning. I had to check out the song first this time or like most times I never get back to hearing it. It was ok but, something I certainly would not put with my favorites. Nice work Angela and Earl on your entries. Today’s words were again easy breezy. The cartoon answer took a little time for me to get. But never the less,another satisfied ending. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Isn’t it always the way? You pick today to check out the music…when it’s one of my least favorites ever? 😉 As I said, it just FIT..I just went with the title…There were a few other choices, but I figured this one was SEW appropriate…Thanks for the Shout Outs, you’re always so sweet…And as for the puzzle? As long as you’re happy in the end? Well, that’s the LONG and short of it, right? Have a great day, Brooklyn…Get out the sweaters! 👕👖🙋🏻


  5. I also thought bonker was a word but realized broken was the answer.As far as suits,casual Fridays quickly spread to casual almost every day,which has just about done in the dress shirt,tie and suit industry for men’s clothing,though we still do have 1 (used to have 3) men’s clothing store on the square in downtown Macomb,Illinois.

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    • Hey Professor. Good Morning…BONKER may do me in today! 😂 That’s what I get for opening my post with it! 😂 Yes, I agree, casual Fridays probably were the demise of the clothing industry per se. But there are still a good number of men who have stayed the course! 😉 We still have a number of men’s clothing stores here in NYC, and a lot of private tailors. My friend that I’m speaking of in my poem has one. And the man does beautiful work…The tailor, I mean…The other one isn’t so bad either! 😂😂 Hence my affinity! Hope you’re enjoying your day, Prof! 👖🙋🏻


  6. Hi all – So what’s wrong with BONKER as a word? Except that it’s singular, I guess. When my grandfather drove us to Wash. DC on a trip, he went BONKERS in YONKERS (and also spent a few weeks working at Yonkers Raceway every year.)
    Oh, what’s that you say? There’s a Jumble to be solved? Sorry, I digressed! I’ll just CHALK it up to seeing those TAILORS work so SWIFTLY.

    Anyway, CH trick, double letter trick, ‘Y’ at the end trick, all good. Had to write the letters, but then saw the answer.

    One of the funniest movie scenes for my money is in “Sleeper” in the far future where he walks into an automatic tailor shop and two little robots come out, argue with each other, and then the machine dispenses a wildly ill-fitting suit.

    Have a great fall day everyone!

    Angela, “suit up”? “How I Met Your Mother”, not “Seinfeld” right? I read about it! 😂

    I know the artist of your song, because “Wherever It Goes” was so ever-present it even made it through to my brain. I think I even heard it from the ceiling at Safeway once. The first lines you quoted reminded me of one of my favorite Stevie Nicks lyrics, though:
    🎵”Can I sail through these changing ocean tides?
    Can I handle the seasons of my life?🎵
    (By the way Stevie, you’re *70* years old now. Can’t you give the drama a break YET?? Take a cue from James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, or Carole King, or the Beatles. 🎵”Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend”🎵)

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    • ET TU, Grasshopper? ET TU? If I come down with a vertigo attack, from all this SMH? It’s on yours! 😂 This keeps up, I’m gonna need the Johnny Black AND the neck brace! 😉Joni Mitchell? Are you sure? Weren’t these the lyrics to that old Kodak commercial??? Paul Anka? 😂 And you do realize you’re having a bit of a conversation with yourself there at the end? Asked and answered?!! I think I’ve completely lost the THREAD of this whole post!!! I could be heading for Straight JACKET territory after today! Have a good one, G…Oh, yes, “How I Met Your Mother” ..That show was SEW good! 😘🙋🏻


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